Bass In Your Face Redux: #Bassboomz

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As you'll remember, just before the holiday season I was approached to review a product called Bassbuds. [Here is my review, and subsequent follow-up.]

Recently, I was approached by the same company to review a new product called Bassboomz.

According to the company's website, Bassboomz is a "high performance, portable Bluetooth speaker".

Similar to my experience with the Bassbuds, the Bassboomz packaging looked impressive as I pulled it out of the mailing kit. Except for some minor damage that appears to have occurred in the shipping process, the box is very well-designed and offers the customer a view if what they are getting:

When I opened the container, I was first struck by how heavy the speaker unit is. My impression was that the product was going to be very high quality, given how strong and heavy the materials were.

The speaker unit came with detailed instructions, a short USB charging cable, and an auxiliary audio cable, for when you don't want to/cannot use the Bluetooth functionality.

Additionally, the Bassboomz is collapsible:

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When I powered up the speaker, it made a really cool sound:

After figuring out the process for connecting to my iPad via Bluetooth (which was VERY simple), I was ready to rock. The Bassboomz was pre-charged, so I didn't need to worry about charging the battery.

I tested the Bassboomz with my iPad, and like with the Bassbuds, I listened to several different styles of music.

Again, I was impressed with the quality of the sounds that I heard.

Both the saxophone and vibraphone in "Sister Sanctified" (Stanley Turrentine and Milt Jackson, Cherry) sounded magnificent. The heavy kick-drum in "11, 12, 13" (from the soundtrack to Ocean's 13 by David Holmes) came across crystal clear, but did not drown out the higher pitches of the synthesizer. All in all, despite the fact that the device fits into the palm of my hand, it's output has a surprising range of highs and lows.

After using the Bassboomz for about a week now, my only criticism is the battery life. Although it seems to be getting better the more that I use it, the Bassboomz battery only lasts for about two hours of continuous use. If you are a music fan like me, two hours is not enough to before you're having to plug the device into your computer to re-charge the battery.

That said, if you are in the market for a portable speaker to connect to your iPhone, iPad or other portable device, I would highly encourage you to check out Bassboomz. Go to the Bassboomz US website and get a discount by using coupon code BBZ017529.

If you do decide to get one, shoot me an email and let me know what you think!