I'm uaing this as the speakers for my desktop computer, connected via an audio cable into the AUX port. Many of the features are of no interest to me. I was concerned about the colored light display but was glad to learn that it's easy to disable. I didn't download the Sony Music Center app. I didn't try the feature that lets you slap the thing to make interesting sounds.
The build quality seems excellent. The product has a good, solid heft to it, even including the little rubber/plastic door that covers the controls and ports on the back. It's not tiny but it's not in-your-way big either.
Owner's manual: a quick-start pictorial is included that refers you to a nicely-done, fairly interactive website that you will probably want to visit (no more than once or twice) to learn how to tweak some settings.
I found that if it's searching for something to pair with and you're playing audio through the aux port, it will make a rhythmic humming noise, sort of like something's not grounded. When it eventually stops trying to pair, that will go away. I couldn't make it stop trying to pair, so I just disconnect everything and left it alone until it shut itself down. Then, to use it with a cable, I found the best sequence is to plug in the cable, then turn the speaker on, and just ignore the flashing blue ready-to-pair light.
This thing has three playing modes: (1) Extra Bass (the default) does produce a commendable bass punch, but it can be intrusive and overrun the midrange and treble. You can switch to (2) Live Sound mode which seems to leave the bass alone and cut the midrange and treble a little. Lastly (3) Standard mode pretty much kills the bass. That keeps it from overwhelming the midrange and treble as much as in Extra Bass mode.
But no matter which setting I try, the midrange and treble seem flat and a little muffled. I like treble to sound bright and sparkly and that's this speaker's weak point for me, and why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
Compared to the old Bose SoundLink Mini II that this will replace, the Bose sounds better to me. It has plenty of (less intrusive) bass, brighter treble and a more pleasant balance of lows and highs. But it also has a non-replaceable battery that has reached end-of-life and sending the thing to Bose for refurb is not cheap. If it were this new Sony vs. the latest Bose equivalent, I'd lean toward the Bose except that the Bose retails for half again more than the Sony. I'm not sure it's that much better.
About price: I recently reviewed an Oontz Angle 3 (the latest model) which retails for about one fourth the price of this Sony. Zillions of great reviews, claims of outstanding bass response, yada yada yada. I wanted to be impressed and fully expected to be impressed, but discovered why it's so much cheaper. It sounded like a cheap toy. This Sony is in a completely different class. It costs four or five times as much and to me, it sounds like it should cost four or five times as much.
So how much is too much for a portable bluetooth speaker? How cheap can you go and still get something decent? I don't know where you draw those lines but this item at this price seems reasonable.
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美国亚马逊： 129 条评论
Not perfect but very good + lots of silly (for me) features
2019年5月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
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I love this speaker
2019年6月19日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This speaker is easy to use and it sounds very good! I'm very happy with my purchase.
2019年6月16日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I love the sound it produces, and the lights are cool
2019年6月18日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
great sound quality