Sometimes I find myself in needing of some tunes when I work out or when I am in a journey and get together with some new friends and enjoy a good laugh and conversation with some music in the background. Whenever a phone wont cut it or lack of any other options, a wireless speaker is the way to go.
Here comes the P4, SoundPEATS’ Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.
Founded in December 2010, SoundPEATS, as a professional design and production company, they are mainly engaged in acoustic products, such as middle and high-end music earphones, wireless earphones, water speaker,sound boxes, bluetooth and so on.
They take pride in expanding at a great speeds, and in establishing long-term cooperative relations with some companies who produce world famous brand of headsets. Also they state that they maintained a growth rate of 1.5 to 2 times although the global economic environment deteriorated.
There have advanced production lines and precise electro-acoustic testing equipment in their company. With meticulous manufacturing process, all products must be tested at least three times. At the same time, their products must pass full-featured inspection when delivered, making sure the high quality of our SoundPEATS products. All of their products are guaranteed with one year warranty.
Price when reviewed:
~ £ 37.99 – via Amazon.co.uk
~ $ 39.99 – via Amazon.com
SoundPEATS Bluetooth Speaker Portable 10W Wireless Speakers with 10 Hours Play Time, 360 Degree Surround Sound Stereo Speakers, Built-in Mic, Touch Control, Strong Bass, Bluetooth 4.1, Dual 5W Drivers
*Courtesy of their website.
First things first. It comes with two 5W speakers placed strategically.
Battery wise, it comes with a 2000 mAh capacity and they state up to 8 hours of music playback.
A cool feature is the way you control the volume via a circular dial and then the next/previous tracks – by a built in touchscreen.
And the last trick up its sleeve is that it has a build in microphone. We also learn that it is 4.1 Bluetooth protocol compatible, it even has bass, a 3.5 mm jack and it will work up to 10 meters.
Moving on to the specification:
– Bluetooth Profile: HFP 1.6, HSP 1.2, AVRCP 1.4, A2DP 1.2
– Output Power: 5W
– Frequency: 180Hz-20KHz
– Maximum Working Range: Up to 33 feet (10m) in open space
– Input: DC 5V / 0.5A
– Battery: Lithium battery 2000mAh
– Working Time: 8-10 hours
– Charging Time: 4 hours
– Dimension (L * W * H): 6.85 x 2.83 x 2.83 inches / 174 x 72 x 72 mm
– Weight: 17.98oz / 510g
Packaging, content & visual inspection
The front side of the box is dominated by a white background and it contains information like the brand with their logo and the model number with a real picture of the product.
This side informs us that the box is made from recyclable materials.
Here he have the main specs, like the battery capacity, the operation instructions, that is has bass and a built in microphone and that it will work up to 10 meter.
What’s in the box? Oh well.
Speaking of, let’s open it. Sliding the outer shell reveals a black gift box like package. The logo and brand is engraved in silver.
Inside we have the instruction manual first to greet us and underneath the protection foam, we will find the P4 Speaker.
And here it is, nested and waiting.
On the left we have the accessory box which contains 1x microUSB cable and 1x 3.5mm jack with male/male connectors.
The Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. It stands 172 mm tall and wights half a kilogram.
Here it is near a small pocket camera for size reference.
The bottom part has this rubber outer gasket /pad for increased grip and stability on surfaces.
Also here, in the middle, we have the power on/off button.
On the other end we have the controls. Circular dial to adjust the volume, up = clockwise and lower = counterclockwise. Then it even has a small touchscreen for next and previous track selection.
Let’s focus on the mesh. We see a double layer and a rhombus pattern. Nice to the touch. All in all very well made and integrated.
And the final feature, the cover, located on the bottom, for the microUSB charging port and the 3.5 mm jack.
Let’s make this thing sing.
Test its plug and play operation and all of its features.
– Then our PC:
Processor: Intel i7 4790k @ 4.0 GHz – HT and Turbo Boost Enabled up to 4.4 GHz
CPU cooler: Cryorig C7
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Impact VII Z97 mITX with Bluetooth 4.0 built in
RAM: 16 GB (2x 8 GB) DDR3 Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracers 1600 Mhz CL8 LED
SSD: M.2 Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB MLC
GPU: MSI GTX 980ti 6G Gaming TFV
Case: Thermaltake V1 Core mITX
Case Fans: 1x 200 mm Thermaltake PWM
PSU: Corsair SFX 600W
Display: Samsung 32″ FHD TV LED 100 Hz – UE32F5000
So here are our findings:
This device can be really loud and also clear.
We used our smartphone (the Samsung Note 4) to connect it and then our PC. In both cases really excellent output quality. Very easy to connect as well and quick to find it in the Bluetooth search.
Minor interference in a voice call but that was due to bad internet connection. On the receiver end also a Samsung Note 4 was used.
Easy to operate – circular knob for volume control plus the touchscreen fro next and previous track section.
To power it – long press the power button located underneath it, you will get a sound notification and the logo on the top will flash in blue indicating that it is ready to be paired. It will stay on for 10 minus and if no pairing it will turn itself off.
To charge it it’s just plug and play. The logo will become red to indicate that it is charging.
When done it will become green. We have wished for a battery level indicator for real time status.
Don’t forget to enjoy the full video review as well.
All in all we are pleasantly surprised with this wireless speaker from SoundPEATS, it excels at audio quality and features and not to mention design.
+ Very good audio quality playback and output
+ Built-in-microphone which is extremely handy
+ Nice design
+ Great performance/quality/features to price ratio
+ Covered plugs to keep dust out
+ Great construction and overall build
+ Rubberized bottom for a better grip and stability on surfaces
– Maybe a bigger battery considering its size
– A battery indicator of some sort
– More color options
Glob3trotters “Awesome” Award – 4.5 out of 5