SuperTooth Disco 2 [Review]
:Good price point, A2DP support and 3.5mm audio input option
:Average battery life
The SuperTooth DISCO 2 is a portable wireless stereo speaker able to stream music from any Bluetooth A2DP device, including iPhone, iPad – or even iPod Touch.
The SuperTooth DISCO 2 is equally compatible with all other phones, PCs, and MP3 players that support Bluetooth A2DP.
I believe I now have some sort of obsession with finding a really good wireless stereo speaker; so far I have tested so many of them I have lost count but what I could never forget is whether they were up to standards, fit for purpose or what their USP is. Some of them even have more than one USP that stands out to me.
The SuperTooth Disco 2 is truly one for a Disco night in or out with friends when the sun is out and the weather is decent to sit outside with a glass of whatever you drink, I would say beer but lets keep it PG. It is a wireless stereo speaker, which utilizes aptX technology to provide the best sound quality it possibly can wirelessly. Before I get carried away and start to review from this point, let’s start with an Unboxing and first look video:
SuperTooth DISCO 2 Unboxing & First Look Video
- Size: 182 x 108 x 70 mm
- Weight: 552.7 grams
- Battery: 3 to 4 hours at high volume; 10 hours at medium volume
- Standby time: Rated at 1,500 hours
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Output: 16 Watts (2 x 8 Watts RMS)
- Connectivity: 3.5mm line-in, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DB, aptX
From the specifications above, it is really light and portable with a cool design, almost like an hour glass with its curved side and fabric finishing to make sure that your sound is not hindered in anyway shape or form. It looks the part, and the placement of the control buttons at eh top means, you never need to move the speaker before you can control it. It has no remote control and that is because you can control it from your connected device.
As mentioned previously, the Bluetooth is A2DP ready, meaning you are not restricted to connection to your iPhone or smartphones, you can also stream music from just about any device providing they are also A2DP compatible. It does not stop there, on the back of the device alongside the DC in port there is a 3.5mm port for you to connect other devices that does not have Bluetooth connectivity or if you are running low on battery simply connect using a 3.5mm audio cable provided in the box.
Around back you’ll also find a LED charging indicator; with green indicating when it is charged and red for when it is charging and setting it up is really easy, you do not need a college degree to get operational, just hold the power button for about 6 seconds to initiate pairing although when you first turn on the Disco 2, the play/pause button will start blinking red to indicate paring mode. The Disco 2 will stay connected as long as you are not more than 30 feet away and with the aptX technology, sound is not compromised.
Without getting technical about the Mono/Stereo separation situation with the Disco 2, the Sound Quality coming from the Disco 2 is more than acceptable, with 16 Watts of sound power blaring from two front-firing speakers and a passive bass radiator on the back, you get a clear sound with no distortion, crackling or over powering bass or treble, it just sounds right. The sounds are normalized so that no matter what the source of music is, you will always get good quality sound. The only issue I had with the Disco 2 is when placed on hollow surfaces, it affects the sound quality so place on a solid surface.
You can never go wrong with a Bluetooth Speaker that costs less than a £100 with great sound quality, runs on battery and supports A2DP; it has good battery life and the design? its just awesome, I love the shape of it and the carry pouch included is and icing on the cake to make it truly portable.
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