Our good friends at BassBuds provided me with a BassBoomz speaker to try out and experience. I love the sound quality, I love that it's big sound in a small package, and I love that it provides the same listening experience as my BassBuds so that the whole room can enjoy! I tried out the BassBoomz speaker with my Kindle Fire and my Android based smartphone. I used the Kindle Fire to play a movie and I used the smartphone to listen to music. Both sounded exceptional using the BassBoomz speaker! So let's get into some of the details, shall we?
|My second set of BassBuds!|
If your device does not have Bluetooth, you can connect to it through your headphone jack. The BassBoomz speaker comes with a double male connection wire so that you plug your BassBoomz to your tablet or phone. I found using the wired connection best when used with my Kindle Fire. Why? Well, in my opinion, you can't be too far from your tablet since you'll be paying close attention to the movie. Because of this, I found it better to use the headphone connection and keep the speaker close to my Kindle Fire. I watched The Hunger Games with the BassBoomz speaker and I must say that I was impressed with the sound quality. Voices are crisp, the background sounds are clear, and the bass was thumpin'! You won't miss the bass in BassBoomz! It doesn't matter which connection you use when using the BassBoomz speaker, through my experience, the sound quality stays exceptional through either connection.
Now, for appearance. The BassBoomz speaker stands at about 3 inches tall when opened and about 2 inches when it's closed. BassBoomz will need to be opened when in use or you will not get the full bass experience. When opened, you will see the soft underbelly of the BassBoomz speaker. YOU SHOULD NOT POKE, PROD, OR DAMAGE THE INSIDE OF THE BASSBOOMZ! If you have ever had a "popped" car speaker, you are familiar the "fuzz" and "buzz" sound that you get! If you pop your BassBoomz speaker, you will end up with a similar sound. Other than that, this is one stylish looking BassBoomz speaker!
Though the BassBoomz speaker is great, it is not perfect. The one shortcoming that the BassBoomz speaker has is it's battery life. No, you don't need batteries to use it, it comes with a rechargable battery installed that you can recharge via the provided USB cable. At full charge, the BassBoomz speaker will provide you with exceptional sound for approx. 1.5 hours. Yeah... I know. It's simply not enough. A movie is approx. 1.5 hours but The Hunger Games is closer to 2 hours. The BassBoomz speaker did not make it through the movie. Also, I love the idea of taking the BassBoomz speaker to an outdoor outing to play music for friends and family, but at an hour and half of life, I second guess whether that would be a good idea or not. The BassBoomz speaker is PERFECT when used around the house, but I just don't see how much useful it would be when outdoors. A glaring flaw in an otherwise excellent product.
The BassBoomz speaker is great to have. I've been using it constantly since I've received it but I've also had to charge it back up just as many times. It's great to use to listen to music while doing house chores. I used it while washing the car and it sounds great! I just don't like that the battery life is so short. I would love to be able to take the BassBoomz speaker to the beach, but I would hate to be selective as to when to turn it on. Again, the BassBoomz speaker provides booming sound and all in excellent quality. I'll be posting a video review of the BassBoomz speaker on my youtube channel soon. Make sure you stick around and check that out! Later!