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Jabra Solemate Max Review: Sound Of The Summer?

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Jabra Solemate Max Review: Sound Of The Summer?

Reviews James Peckham eleven:forty two, sixteen Might 2014

Is it value grabbing Jabra’s newest wi-fi speaker prepared for the summer time?

Typical Worth: 
£260.00
Execs: 
Good sound high quality, top quality design, sturdy high quality, nice battery life
Cons: 
Costly, actually heavy to be referred to as moveable, temperamental Bluetooth connection
Verdict: 
Jabra’s newest moveable audio system don’t come notably low cost however with a extremely sturdy and good wanting construct they’ll survive even a number of the roughest events. Sound high quality can also be implausible while the battery will final for 10 hours+ on a single cost.

Jabra thinks these are the audio system you’ll need to be taking with you, no matter you could be as much as this summer time. We’ve been enjoying round with a set of Jabra Solemate Max wi-fi audio system for the previous couple of weeks and we're fairly impressed with what they will do. However are they solely appropriate to be used outside in addition to across the residence? Allow us to get right down to it and determine how good the newest within the Solemate line is.

Design

Jabra’s Solemate vary of merchandise is available in three sizes, there’s the Solemate Mini, common Solemate and now the Solemate Max. Coming in at virtually 300mm lengthy and 130mm in peak, it does reside as much as its identify.

Regardless that this can be a “moveable” speaker, don’t anticipate it to be mild. It’s heavy sufficient to be a chore to hold. Don’t anticipate to be carrying it on the again of your bike or for notably lengthy distances. It’s extra moveable within the sense you possibly can simply put it within the boot of your automotive.

That stated, it’s a rather well constructed product. The construct high quality means it might take some arduous work to do any injury to this system. It’s mud and splash resistant for on a regular basis use and the construct suggests it’ll survive a few drops on the ground if it involves it. That is the right set of audio system to arrange at a BBQ and to not fear if the odd drop of beer or ketchup flies towards it.

That stated, it’s solely resistant, don’t come alongside and pour a keg of beer over it and anticipate it to play one other day. The odd accident or journey down the seashore, pageant or kick about down the park ought to be a breeze for the Jabra Solemate although.

Sound

Clearly with audio system sound high quality is fairly essential and I examined the Solemate with quite a lot of totally different providers. I used YouTube, Sony Music Limitless, Spotify and simply enjoying MP3 tracks from a smartphone immediately. YouTube wasn’t the very best high quality however did the job and the opposite three providers sounded incredible.

Inside there are two actually highly effective subwoofers and two tweeters doing all of the work.

Quantity on the audio system reaches virtually insufferable ranges when used indoors, which is sensible to be used at events or when it’s outdoors battling with the weather. If you wish to be utilizing top quality music you’ll be capable of join it via a cable however even with out it your music will sound incredible out of those audio system.

Connectivity

To attach up your gadget to the Solemate Max you’ve obtained three choices: a regular audio jack, Bluetooth connection or NFC. The smart choice for sustaining a connection going is by plugging a cable in. It’ll assist save battery life because the audio system can cost your smartphone concurrently enjoying the music too.

Not all units have NFC however when utilizing it I discovered it the only choice. Simply contact your two units collectively and inside a few seconds you’ll be away. Bluetooth was somewhat temperamental at occasions. I used to be pairing the system with a Sony Xperia Z1 more often than not and it did typically wrestle for a few minutes making an attempt to attach the 2 units up. In fact, NFC merely makes the Bluetooth connection course of a lot simpler.

Then again, that was a uncommon occurance. Typically it’d join up in mere seconds which allowed me to play the music immediately. The connectivity vary is implausible as nicely, you'll be able to stroll from room to room and haven't any worry of the connection breaking down.

Battery

I actually tried this one exhausting. I used to be listening to the gadget for about an hour a day while preparing for work and slightly within the night. From full cost this use sample meant that after two weeks the solemate was nonetheless on a medium-degree of cost.

There’s no visible clue of the battery standing although, there’s a button on the highest which can clarify to you both battery full, medium or low. It’s not probably the most useful factor when you already know you need to take the audio system out for a spin however it ought to hold you going for a very long time. The battery at the least runs for 14 hours relying in your quantity and connectivity selection.

Conclusion

No-one can deny it’s an costly purchase, however it’s troublesome to get good design and pure sound high quality on a budget. In case you’re prepared to spend the cash the Solemate Max offer you a very good set of extremely moveable audio system which will probably be sturdy and boast a incredible battery life.

I consider the Jabra Solemate Max would survive a celebration crammed way of life together with falls, spillages and a bit sand or dust and are available out on the opposite aspect slightly worse for put on, however nonetheless kicking.

It will not be the lightest set of audio system you’ve ever hefted, however the sound high quality packs a critical punch and the sturdiness makes up for it. Jabra’s Solemate Max is the right set of audio system to prepare for a summer time filled with BBQs, seashore journeys and festivals.

Specs

Size 30.2cm
Width thirteen.8cm
Thickness 10.2cm
Weight 3kg
Web site http://www.jabra.co.uk/products/speakers/jabra_solemate_max/jabra_solemate_max
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