OontZ Angle3XL by Cambridge SoundWorks
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|Model Name||CORE BLACK|
|Speakers Maximum Output Power||20 Watts|
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- Newer Version now available on Amazon - search for OontZ Angle 3XL ULTRA
- OontZ Angle 3XL ULTRA [search Amazon for this newer version] - play to two OontZ Angle 3XL ULTRA speakers together at the same time with OontZ Wireless Dual Pairing
- OontZ Angle 3XL ULTRA [search Amazon for this newer version] - more powerful with 24 watts
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CORE Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The all new Alphasonik CORE packs even more bass than the MIGHTY. Weighing in at a little over a pound (1.39 to be exact), this ultra portable Bluetooth speaker delivers 20W of pure audio power with <1% harmonic distortion through the enhanced bass drivers! The four professionally tuned drivers and the AlphaBass technology deliver very well balanced mids and highs with punching low end and powerful volume.
The built in 2000mAh Li-battery provides up to ten hours of uninterrupted entertainment on a full battery charge. When your CORE is fully charged using the Micro USB provided, the LED battery indicator will turn off so you may take your CORE anywhere you choose! Approximate charge time is 3-4 hours depending on battery life.
Enjoy music and also hands free calling with the built in microphone. The engineers at Alphasonik carefully designed the capabilities of the CORE so you can play music from Bluetooth (V2.2+EDR); Auxiliary cable from any device with a 3.5mm audio cable, and even a micro SD card for music playback Library.
- Power Output: 10Watts x 2
- Frequency Response: 90Hz-18kHz
- Impedance: 4-ohms
- S/N Ratio: ≥60dB
- Distortion: ≤ 1%
- Power Supply: Built-in Battery or Micro USB 5V
- Size: 7.79" x 2.67" x 2.95" (198 x 68 x 75mm)
- Battery operating time: Up to 10 hours
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The all new Alphasonik CORE packs even more bass than the MIGHTY. Weighing in at a little over a pound (1.39 to be exact), this ultra portable Bluetooth speaker delivers 20W of pure audio power with less than 1% harmonic distortion through the enhanced bass drivers! The four professionally tuned drivers and the AlphaBass technology deliver very well balanced mids and highs with punching low end and powerful volume. The built in 2000mAh Li-battery provides up to ten hours of uninterrupted entertainment on a full battery charge. When your CORE is fully charged using the mahro USB provided, the LED battery indicator will turn off so you may take your CORE anywhere you choose! Approximate charge time is 3-4 hours depending on battery life. Enjoy music and also hands free calling with the built in microphone. The engineers at Alphasonik carefully designed the capabilities of the CORE so you can play music from Bluetooth (V2.2+EDR); Auxiliary cable from any device with a 3.5mm audio cable, and even a micro SD card for music playback Library. Additionally, you can pair 2 CORE speakers and connect them to a single source and expand the sound range! As if one CORE was not loud enough, 2 of them will get any party started! This powerful speaker will bring you big sound and the ease of set up and use is an additive to the already enjoyable features. Act fast before reading about this amazing new speaker is the only enjoyment you get! Click the orange BUY NOW button now!
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I do have two gripes that keep this from being 5 starts:
It's too loud. Everywhere I looked on the reviews and in the product description it talks about how loud it is, so I guess that should have been a hint. The big problem is, while I'm alone, the speaker is great because the lower level volume selections are fine, but when the family is watching TV in the other room, I don't have a volume level on the speaker that plays low enough to really function. It's either mute or loud enough for everyone on the floor to hear. I haven't even turned it up higher than 40% of my iPhone's volume capability. I hope they release some sort of update that allows this speaker to be played at a more reasonable level.
Second, and less important, is that you can't charge this with a USB. It comes with its own power charger that I need to make sure I don't lose. I would have loved this if I could just plug in the same wire I use for countless other Bluetooth products.
---- UPDATE ----
It's a 5 star product after the update the OONTZ just released: [...]
Volume issue is totally fixed for me.
Hopefully newer units will have this already installed, but if it doesn't then the fix will only take a few minutes with a USB drive!
I really appreciate that the company reached out to me letting me know of the update!
Addendum to Review: 8/25/2016 @ 1:40pmCST - Well, slap my ass and call me Sally!! I just got a call from Craig at Cambridge SoundWorks who told me the team working on the Oontz Angle 3XL read my review and has begun testing to resolve the problem that I described in my review above. I've never had that happen before, so, first, kudos to Cambriedge SoundWorks and to Craig for reading customer reviews and for carrying enough to call a customer! I am impressed! Second, and even more important, they think they've come up with a solution, albeit a slightly inconvenient fix. The problem, according to Craig, is the bluetooth buffer between the two speakers is trying to keep the two units in sync as they play in dual paired stereo mode, and the slave speaker, the right one I think, is trying to keep in step with the master speaker, the left speaker in dual paired mode. The buffer keeps getting full until it gives out. In my mind, its kind of like Ginger Rogers trying to keep in step with Fred Astaire, but she's skipping a step from time to time to catch up, until she finally gives up and just quits. That's when my right speaker just quits playing. The fix, at least the temporary fix for now, according to Craig, is to turn off the master unit for 15 seconds, the turn it back on. Thereafter, the buffer on the left unit should be able to keep up. In my analogy, we tell Fred to stop dancing for 15 seconds, then start again and from then on Ginger can do her thing. I'm at work now, but I plan to try this work-around this evening at home while lounging in the pool. I mentioned my concept that the ambient temperature somehow affects this problem, as it only appears to happen outside (temperatures are average upper 90's here in South Texas right now) and the problem did not occur when I tested the speakers inside my air conditioned home. I have updated my review from two stars to four stars just for the effort the folks at Cambridge SoundWorks have made to resolve my dissatisfaction with their product. If this fix resolves the problem, then I may adjust my review again. Thanks again for the call, Craig.
Second Addendum: I've been checking the Cambridge SoundWorks web site for a new firmware update for the Oontz Angle 3XL, and today I finally noticed that version 1.4 has been released. I downloaded and installed on both of my speakers and I've been listening for the past hour. I'm pleased to say that they appear to have fixed the drop-out problem that I described above. That annoying problem in dual pairing mode seems to have been fixed.
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The size of the unit is a bit large, I know I could get the Ultra version and it would be smaller, but, for $129 CDN, you can't go wrong, way better than the Monster Adventurer, played same song, alternating back and forth (OontZ is $30 more, but we'll worth it).
Only downside is the power plug, didn't realize it wasn't a USB charger, now I need to have it on hand everywhere I bring the speaker as it is uncommon to have the correct power adapter/charger.
I also have the OontZ Angle 3 plus, bit small but very portable, both serve their purpose and don't disappoint when talking about sound quality.
Can't go wrong with OontZ, find the right size and price point, forget the competition.
- Very punchy bass without sacrificing higher frequencies, thanks to the two dedicated tweeters
- Charges Phone / Chromecast (sufficient current to slowly charge an iPad)
- Replaceable battery pack will appeal to those trying to be greener. (Good chance that you may DIY a battery pack refresh)
- "Squishy" rubber feet mounted on a rubber baseplate ensure good vibration isolation (when near full power this would otherwise shake any surface)
- Bluetooth connection very stable and longer range than any of my headsets. Easy pairing and always discoverable when blinking.
Cons (your preferences may vary):
- Black only... which unless you like Black/Silver, will be anything but stylish
- Power Supply port not standard USB ( this means that you'll need to keep the provided charger around, and will not be able to charge it with your current usb cables or charging packs.
- Not very portable (due to its shape and unprotected side passive bass-reflex membranes), will need 3rd party carry case to move around, also the need to haul around its charger for longer trips / outings will limit your use time/mobility. Other reviewers disagree, so read more than just mine)
- Bluetooth only (so for networking capabilities you'll need to add a Chromecast audio or equivalent, making it even less stylish and portable for an extra cost. (I ended up replacing it with a
Sony SRSHG1 which is a LOT LESS LOUD, but far more networkable)
Also, it now fails to hold a charge, only a month or so later. I am super disappointed. :( What a shame.
Right now I have it hooked up to an AUX splitter going to a 8 inch subwoofer and the duo are mind blowing together. Lightweight, well built, and you can see the components behind the grill, as well as feel the bass radiators on the sides, which gives it a really neat aesthetic.
Improvements for Oontz:
- add an "Aux OUT" feature, so you can chain different speakers (or subwoofers) without having to use splitters.
The second generation of this is now a very budget-priced unit and apparently sounds a bit shrill.
This unit is a decent sounding unit for the money, but I can't recommend it until I hear it vs others. For the price, it does seem adequate.
So far this speaker was the best purchase ever, and I would love to give it a 5/5 but there is one problem, the speaker was great till the low battery warning light came on one day, and so I charged it and the warning light was still on and so I’m kinda sad about it but I’ll get over it.
For those who are looking at the pictures
This speaker is huge and is definitely worth it!
Overall great speaker that gets loud and the bass is perfect.
If you are a bass head then this speaker isn’t gonna work so much for you.
I’m gonna buy another one for duel sync music.
The Bass is powerful, and the mid and highest are clean and sharp.
If you like more lows, than you will need to adjust your equalizer setting on your phone/tablet/media player.
It is a great all around speaker!
Only drawback is I wish they included a simply storage bag!