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Good but could be better
on 28 January 2013
This is a nice little unit. It is covered with a fabric all the way around. There is a little bag to keep it in although no padding as such, its better than nothing. It feels like the speakers are protected behind a grille of some kind, so you don't need to worry about the fingers damaging the drivers.
The battery lasts for 1500 hours standby, 10 hours medium volume or 3-4 hours on full volume. A full charge takes 2 hours (a plug-charger is provided). There are volume controls on the speaker unit, but you can of course use the volume on your device. On my Samsung S3 on max volume and the speakers on max volume I could detect no distortion at all.
The speakers come with a set of instructions in English which is easy to understand. The text size is rather on the small size for people with poor eyesight. There is a link to more instructions on the web. You also get French instructions and a card with the pairing code. My S3 didn't need a pairing code so not sure what would.
The sound quality is reasonable. The bass is decent for such a small unit and not too boomy. The treble is a little on the high side. My main moan would be that the general sound output is a bit muffled. It's not bad as such but at the price point I was expecting a little better too be honest. I listened to several hours of Puls Radio Trance Edition as well as Armin van Buurens State of Trance radio both at full volume. It was loud enough but didn't sound alive. I then switched to Radio 4. The voices were super clear so maybe this is where eh Disco2's strength is?
Overall it is a nice, small, well designed unit. It is miles better than my previous Bluetooth speaker, but that was one sixth the price.