Jun 4, 2015
We love to check out wireless solutions, especially speakers. A tool that can enhance sound on the go? Let me loose!
Well, here’s the Divoom Voombox-Party.
The review package we were sent contains the speaker, power cable, audio cable and documentation. The unit looks like it means business; it looks like a solid brick of technology, with gently tapered angles and a defined rubberized finish. The control bank at the top is simple to navigate: power toggle, bluetooth pairing, phone answering and two buttons for volume. To the side, there are covered ports for power and audio cable. In hand, it is hefty piece, and it feels well crafted. Officially, it comes in at 9.17 x 2.13 x 4.06 inches and 2.4 lbs.
It takes a while to charge up the unit, close to 3 hours. Once the unit is ready to go, connecting it to a source is easy simple, and I suspect anyone who has played with bluetooth protocol will be at home pairing this: tap the bluetooth button on the speaker, search for it from the mobile device, and it’s good to go.
The sound quality is surprisingly good; it reflects clearly at different volume levels; at louder ones, it did feel a tad hollow, and I think it could use some range. The subwoofer definitely has personality, and mostly keeps the unit from being overwhelmed by itself. The additional phone functionality is peachy too; the voice quality is decent, and the switch-over is seamless. The audio port allows for conventional wired usage, and that is nifty to have on occasion.
My biggest gripe with the unit mostly has to do with the design. I found myself trying to set it lengthwise because I kept on losing the controls. For semi-permanent usage, this isn’t a a big problem, but I tend to move speakers around a fair bit.
It’s easy to like the Voombox-Party. Without a doubt, the positives easily outweigh any and all negatives. It’s a wireless piece with wired sensibilities. At $91.50 (via Amazon), it could be just the piece one is looking for.