When I’m at home listening to some great music I’m looking for a couple of things such as great sound quality and room-filling sound. What I mean by room-filling sound is a system that’s capable of reaching every corner of a large room and sounding the same no matter where you’re standing in that room. These days almost all Bluetooth speakers over $50 are capable of producing great sound quality, but not all of them can produce that room-filling sound that I’m looking for. The Big Blue Party Bluetooth speaker is one that can.
If you want room-filling sound you will have to be willing to pay for it. This speaker is one of the better-quality Bluetooth speakers on the market and it also has one of the higher price tags, at about $300. What you get for that price is impressive sound in a pretty cool package. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there are few Bluetooth speakers out there in this price range the can even compare.
The problem with some Bluetooth speakers is that they project sound in one direction, so if you don’t happen to be standing in that line of sound you won’t get the full experience. That’s one of the main advantages of the Big Blue Party Bluetooth speaker – it’s designed to produce sound that comes at you throughout 360°. It doesn’t matter where you’re standing in a room, the musical experience will be the same for you as it will be for anybody anywhere else in the room. To produce this 360° of sound, this unit includes four full range speaker drivers.
Great Bluetooth Range
When you purchase a Bluetooth speaker you want something that’s versatile and something that truly frees you from the tether of wires. This speaker uses wireless Bluetooth technology to connect your device and it has a range of up to 33 feet. That means you don’t have to worry about standing right next to the speaker in order for it to work properly. You have the freedom to move around and mingle with your guests at your indoor or outdoor event.
The Battery’s Just Okay
In a world where Bluetooth speakers often have long-lasting charging capabilities, this one falls a little short. There are speakers out there with up to 15 hours of battery life or more, but this isn’t one of them. At best you can expect to get about 4 ½ hours of listening pleasure from one charge; that’s not terrible, but it’s not great either. The question you’ll have to ask yourself is: Am I willing to sacrifice the freedom of not having to charge my device for hours on end for the massive sound that this speaker is capable of producing?
Some Bluetooth speakers are a little awkward to lug around – they don’t have handles and they’re too large to easily grip in one hand. That’s not an issue at all with the Big Blue Party. This speaker has a nice, large, easy-grip handle that makes it simple and easy to carry around. It also adds a unique design feature to the speaker that helps further differentiate it from its competitors.
Don’t Blame It on the Rain
In the past there was nothing more irritating than a few raindrops when you were trying to listen to your sound system on your outdoor patio. Up until a few years ago there weren’t very many speakers that could withstand those raindrops, so your only choice was to run inside quickly and protect your equipment. That’s changed a lot in recent years and now speakers like this one are designed to handle those raindrops without any problem. This speaker is water resistant but it’s not waterproof, so you don’t want to go jumping in the pool with it.
Adjust Your Sound
Unfortunately, not all Bluetooth speakers provide you with the ability to adjust and tweak your sound to suit your personal tastes. The Big Blue Party Bluetooth speaker does have adjustable sound controls, so you can adjust both the bass and treble of the device. There’s a mode button located on the top of the device for this purpose. To adjust your bass or treble you simply tap on the mode button to toggle to the appropriate mode and then adjust it with the volume buttons. It’s pretty simple and straightforward.
What You Might Not like
One curious design feature of this speaker is the type of material they’ve used on the handle. It’s a sort of glossy, metallic material that seems to be just begging for you to get your fingerprints all over it. This might not be enough to put you off buying this speaker, but I think it would be better if they’d chosen some sort of opaque design for the handle. The other thing that some potential customers may not like about this speaker is its size. It is a little bulky and awkward looking – that’s probably why they included the handle, as otherwise it wouldn’t be very easy to carry around.
An Innovative Concept
I really liked the speaker both because of its sound quality and because of its unique appearance. It’s great that it includes the ability to adjust treble and bass and it’s comforting to know that it’s water resistant. If you’re looking for a speaker that can easily fill a room with great sound and has all of the features you’re looking for, the Big Blue Party certainly deserves your consideration.