Bluetune Solo V3 Review

7.3
User Rating: 4.25 (2 votes)

PROS:

  • Price
  • Sound Quality
  • Battery

CONS:

  • Not the highest sound

Since the release of the first iPhone, people have become more obsessed than ever with their music. This obsession has lead to a multimillion dollar headphone and portable speaker market. One of the most popular speakers available is the Bluetune Solo V3 with X-Bass technology.

Now Divoom has updated the eight ounce speaker with a later model that they claim provides superior sound quality over the first two. After reading this in-depth review of the compact package, you may decide to make it your next Bluetooth Speaker

 

Bluetune Solo V3 colors

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After opening the Bluetune Solo, it’s size is actually surprising. It’s diameter is about equal to that of a typical soda can and it’s half as tall. The compact design is actually a breath of fresh air as other bluetooth speakers like the Jawbone Big Jambox are less than portable. You’ll have no trouble fitting the latest version of the Solo into your pants pockets or you can simply carry it by the convenient lariat.

Dangling the speaker fro your wrist by the lariat might be a better alternative than carrying it, because the Solo is prone to breaking. The outer shell isn’t as durable as that of the JBL Charge but, the Charge retails for nearly four times as much — boasting a price tag of $150. If you were to damage the Solo by dropping it, the $40 price tag makes it easy to replace. Besides, the Solo isn’t exactly fragile, and it’s actually tougher than other Divoom products like the onebeat-500. Best of all, the Solo V3 still perform at an optimum levels when the outer shell cracks.

Bluetune Solo V3
Listening to the Bluetune Solo V3

This tough little package may survive a fall to the ground but, few people buy speakers for their durability. The main concern associated with a bluetooth speaker is the sound, and the Solo V3 delivers better quality than speakers costing twice as much. Divoom boasts that they actually improved the quality over the Solo V2 and they have. This remarkable half-pint delivers a rich, quality sound that rivals that of a house speaker.

Best of all, the speakers can be connected in a daisy chain to multiply their quality sound. While the Solo V3’s sound is no match for the Bose SoundLink Mobile Speaker II, it won’t set you back $300. The Solo V3 does however embarrass the sound provided by a comparably priced Phillips SoundShooter. In fact, there isn’t a bluetooth speaker on the market for less than $100 dollars that compares to the quality audio of the Solo V3.

The sound quality is ever apparent when the small speaker paired with a tablet for gaming. The gun shots and explosions may prompt the neighbors to contact the authorities, because they’re so crisp. It should be stated that the Beats Audio Pill is substantially louder, but the quality of the sound is about the same.

 

Bluetune Solo V3 speaker

Is it Practical

This is an area where the Solo shows its price tag. Unlike other bluetooth speakers such a the JBL Flip, the Solo’s flimsy carrying case will do nothing to protect it from damage. The case is more like a mesh change purse which won’t even keep it safe from the elements. With that being said, the Flip is more than twice as expensive and the Solo provides a much better sound.

The Flip also requires an A/C adapter for charging whereas the Solo uses a USB cable. Try bumming an adaptor from someone when your juice is running low. Speaking of juice, the Solo excels in this category as well. The eight hours of play time mean your phone or tablet will need recharging far sooner than your speaker.

Another practical feature of the Solo V3 is the ability to use it as a speaker phone. In fact, this may be the compact speaker’s best quality as hands free talking makes for safer driving and walking. The Solo also allows you to adjust call volume without touching the phone itself.

This feature also applies to the music which can be controlled by a small volume adjust button. Unfortunately, this button also doubles as the track control button. Short presses control the volume while long presses change the track. Sometimes the small speaker seems to get the two confused, but it’s effective 95% of the time.

Another great feature of the Solo is the power cord which features a headphone audio jack. This means the speaker can be paired with an older laptop to provide superior audio when watching movies or YouTube videos. It also means that the Solo can be used with the lower quality tablets that aren’t equipped with Bluetooth. Best of all, the audio jack means you can turn off your device’s Bluetooth when the battery runs low.

This feature will come in handy as using the wireless feature on the Solo can decrease a phone’s battery life by as much as 30%. Both options provide an excellent listening experience and you’ll be shocked how much deep bass this compact package can muster. In short, the solo V3 is far more practical than you would expect a $40 speaker to be.

 

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Overall Impression

To get a better Bluetooth speaker than the Solo V3, you’ll have to spend at least four times as much. By no means is this the best bluetooth speaker on the market, it’s just the best value for the money. Even if the solo was twice as expensive, it would still be a bargain. From portability, to overall sound to practicality, the Solo packs a lot of value into such a small package.

Unfortunately, there is no warranty available for the cute speaker, but you should get your money’s worth before it malfunctions. Even if you’re not a big fan of music, this speaker is worth the $40 for the improved sound it can provide for laptops. It also makes an affordable gift for Christmas and birthdays. This little bundle of dynamite is available in six colors; black, white, purple, red, blue, and limited edition gold. This variety means there’s a Divoom Bluetune Solo V3 to fit nearly anyone’s fashion sense.

 

Price Sound Quality Battery Not the highest sound Since the release of the first iPhone, people have become more obsessed than ever with their music. This obsession has lead to a multimillion dollar headphone and portable speaker market. One of the most popular speakers available is the Bluetune Solo V3 with X-Bass technology. Now Divoom has updated the eight ounce speaker with a later model that they claim provides superior sound quality over the first two. After ...
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