When people usually think about Bluetooth speakers portability is the first thing that comes to mind. With almost every speaker maker out there aiming for the smartphone and tablet market it is no surprise that the speaker has to be just as portable, I mean lets face it our mobile devices are the entertainment hub of our lives. Music, movies, Youtube cat videos, and pictures our mobile devices do it all. While the viewing pleasure is more than enough sometimes the sound just doesnâ€™t cut it. I know that on my Note 3 the screen is big enough but the one speaker on the bottom just isnâ€™t enough when watching a movie or listening to music in my home. I need a bigger speaker to fill my home, something that I can take to parties and use as the main sound system, something like the NYNE Bass. When it comes to portability this thing doesnâ€™t have much but I donâ€™t mind because what it lacks in portability it more than makes up for in sound. Let me show you what I mean in this weekâ€™s review of the NYNE Bass.
Whatâ€™s In The Box:
- NYNE Bass
- Wall Charger
- Auxiliary Cable (Not in Photo, was lost)
- Assorted Charging Tips
This is the first thing I want to touch on just because the sound on this thing is different from what i’m used to. Portable speakers are usually pretty small and while some do provide great sound it isnâ€™t so loud that it can take over a party. The NYNE Bass can. This thing provides some monster sound and I love it. Coming from a Salvadorean family there are a lot of old school music played at family gatherings. This gave my speaker a unique test and it passed with flying colors. For the highs I used a song by a group called Menudo called â€œSubete A Mi Motoâ€. The speaker handled it beautifully and even at maximum volume there was little to no distortion. For the lows I used a song by The Sugar Hill Gang called â€œRapperâ€™s Delight,again the NYNE handled the low ends of the bass perfectly thanks to the active subwoofer boasting 35 watts of power under the hood. There is also 3.5mm Aux in on the back of the speaker, well you know what that is for.
The NYNE Bass has NFC support which is always nice to have if you have a supported device because all you have to do is tap and hold to pair the the Bass. One thing I did not like is how small the area to pair via NFC is. At first glance it is easy to assume that the whole grey panel with a small white NFC marking would be for, well NFC, but it isnâ€™t. The top left corner is where the NFC technology is actually located, the rest of the giant panel is just plastic. So it took a bit of guessing to get it to pair with my Note 3, HTC One M8, and Meizu MX3 because of the small NFC area on the NYNE Bass.
The NYNE Bass has a pretty simple design nothing too complicated. On the grey and white version I received it has a greyish white grill on the front, a rubberized material on the sides and leading into the lining around the grill and back of the speaker, two plastic grey panels on the side, and plastic buttons for the controls. There is also a hidden handle on the back that makes it easier to grab and move the speaker in a hurry.
Built in Charger:
The NYNE Bass can also double as a charger for your mobile device. Albeit it isnâ€™t that much of a portable charger it can still give you some juice to keep the party going. The only downside for me is the fact that it can only push out 1 amp, which with the devices nowadays isnâ€™t much. My Note 3 requires a 2.1 amp output to charge at a decent rate. Come to think of it thatâ€™s becoming true of almost all smartphones these days. I am now seeing 2.4 more and more so NYNE might want to step that up.
This is a pretty neat feature but sadly due to the size of the speaker not something I really used during my time with the NYNE Bass. The one time I did the the caller came in clear and loud but when it came to them hearing me they said it sounded a bit distorted and cut off. This doesn’t mean it was the speaker particularly could have been they had a bad signal or maybe I did who knows. When it comes to the NYNE Bass speakerphone capabilities are there, whether you use it or not is up to you.
Two Power Buttons:
One thing that really through me for a loop was the fact that there are two power buttons on the NYNE Bass. I donâ€™t really get the thought process on this or why it came to be but common standard is one power button to rule them all 😉 (get it). Â The other thing I donâ€™t like is the feel of the control buttons on top of the speaker. The material is a bit loose and feels flimsy at best.
- Big Sound
- Speaker Phone
- Built-in Charger
- Small NFC Area
- Built-in Charger outputs 1 amp.
- Flimsy button controls
All in all the NYNE Bass provides huge sound in a small package that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. It gives you a few extras that are pretty much standard in the portable speaker realm and does so at a pretty damn good price. As of this post you can purchase the NYNE Bass for $139 on Amazon. All things considered Iâ€™d say this speaker is definitely worth the sound and the price is perfect for the NYNE Bass. So hit up the link down below and get your hands on this booming speaker.