- by Debasmita Biswas
Gonoise | 1st February 2021 |
With the switch to wireless audio come strings of questions that must be addressed before settling for any regular product. Add to this a buffet of options to choose from, and your decision becomes all the more daunting.
You may want to pack up on aesthetics, or choose one that runs through an entire day or may even require something that doesn’t get affected by moisture; no matter your queries - read on to make the wisest choice when picking out your portable wireless speakers.
Ditching cables must come with the liberty to freely move across a relatively large space. Flawed and shaky connection across a short distance entails poor wireless range in both indoor and outdoor space.
A reliable number to aim for is approximately 10 meters or 30 feet - any lower and you may feel the familiar pull of intangible wires. The Noise Vibe is a great choice to go with since it offers 10 meters of range with a lag free audio experience.
The IPX rating determines your devices resistance level to both dust and water - the higher the number the better the resistance level. IPX5 and higher generally offers comprehensive protection from minor splashes and debris.
However if you wish for a more robust option, go for IPX7 since it is more suited to withstand the perils of the elements. Playback in the rain, grooving in the shower or rocking out at a pool party are all best enjoyed on a submersible BT speaker with an IPX7 rating, such as the Noise Vibe.
An increasing number of smart wearables in our lives leave us with plenty of battery vows. Adding another device with an unremarkable battery that requires perpetually charging isn’t going to improve this misery.
Portable speakers are meant to be used on the go which directly correlates to the need of a powerful and long lasting battery. However sleeker and compact alternatives come with a relatively smaller battery due to size restrictions.
If you want all day battery, you will have to opt for slightly bigger speakers which may require additional storage space. Pocket-able and strap friendly options with a lasting battery life can fluctuate anywhere between 9 to 12 hours of runtime.
Apart from playing music via BT, several speakers these days come with added playback options for increased convenience. This includes the addition of aux support and a TF card, along with its existing BT technology.
Furthermore look for options with an in-built microphone so that you can tend to calls, and trigger the voice assistant for a quick web search. Dual- pairing and NFC support is also something to look out for, if you so require.
Once you have made up your mind about the above conditions you can look into more advanced needs such as the audio quality, bass boost feature, size of the speaker drivers, etc. The above guidelines will ensure you get the right wireless speaker as per your taste in music.