SuperTooth Disco 4 Review9
Don’t be fooled by its size! It packs quite a bite with its audio power.
Blessed with NFC functionality, it’s a swell lot easier setting up the SuperTooth D4 with our NFC devices. Like we said earlier, it’s tough figuring out the location of the chip, but once found, all that’s required is to gently place our device over the spot – where the connection is established. Of course, if you don’t have an NFC enabled device, the speaker is automatically placed into Bluetooth pairing mode when it’s turned on for the first time. Connecting it with an HTC One M8, we’re able to retain a connection to the speaker up to 30 feet, which is pretty good considering we’re using it predominantly indoors.
Even though the SuperTooth D4 isn’t meant to compete against those home entertainment audio systems, we’re thoroughly impressed by its quality.
Pounding out a total of 8 Watt RMS, the D4 doesn’t hold back its impeccable and commanding tones. Setting the volume to the middle setting, there’s a good balance between lows, mids, and highs – so that nothing is drowned out. Fortunately, the bass produced by the speaker isn’t overpowering, which lends to its consistently clear results.
Testing it to its limit by placing its volume at the highest, there aren’t any major compromises to the audio quality. Yet again, the bass level is sufficient to keep mids and highs from being drowned out. And best of all, there’s no evidence of strain, crackling, or unwanted audio distortion at the loudest volume setting. Clearly, it has enough of a robust punch to fill up a living room, but at the same time, it’s something perfect for a small desk space at work too.
Rated by the manufacturer to produce 1500 hours of standby time, or a more practical 12 hours of play time at the middle volume setting, we’re able to achieve approximately 10 hours with our specific usage. It’s doesn’t reach its intended target, but of course, we have to stress that it’ll vary depending on your usage. In fact, they have it rated for 2 to 3 hours with the volume setting at the maximum. In any case, we’re pretty content by the 10 hours it’s able to muster up – more so considering it’s meant to be carried around and used in multiple areas.
The SuperTooth D4 might not be the most features rich portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, but rest assured, it’s undeniably a package worth checking out. Better yet, this fourth-generation speaker has been reduced in price – whereas its predecessors were graced with $100 price tags. At half the cost, a mere $49, you get a stylish looking compact speaker that amazingly doesn’t skimp out on the audio quality. Throw in its built-in NFC for a hassle-free pairing process, the SuperTooth D4 id well-endowed and dishes up quite a deal of value for the money.
- $50 cost seems too good to be true
- Smaller and lighter overall package
- Powerful audio quality from a compact speaker
- Quick pairing via NFC
- No built-in media controls
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