Coosh CBT791B Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review
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The Coosh CBT791B Bluetooth Speaker is advertised as being an “ultra-slick” device for wireless music sharing and a quick look at the design and specification shows why. This is a small, wireless model – measuring 8.6×2.8×2.6′ inches and weighing in at no more than 15.2 ounces – that looks brilliantly portable but the odd design of the casing and the interesting range of buttons on the top show that this really is a high-end, modern device with some additional capabilities.
The use of Bluetooth 4.0 to connect with devices like iPhones and tablets is one of the key selling points here but there is also plenty of power being promised, with the 6W speakers and built-in subwoofer, and there is even a microphone with noise cancellation. First impressions of this product suggest that the designers really have considered a range of needs but does this speaker perform as well as people expect?
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User reviews show that not only does it cover the basics with ease, it has some other interesting tricks up its sleeves too.
The most important capability with any speaker is the ability to produce clear, pleasant sound with a decent volume and the Coosh CBT791B Wireless Speaker has achieved this by not just ensuring that the sound is clear but also providing a pretty powerful bass via its 6w subwoofer. Being a wireless, bluetooth-enabled speaker, however, this device also has to offer great connectivity to devices; there is no point having clear sound if the speaker cannot connect to the media.
Thankfully, feedback shows that it scores well here too, with many users highlighting the range of devices it can connect too and the fact that the sound does not distort over the product’s 50ft range. One of the other interesting aspects that has been highlighted by users is the quality of the casing due to its materials.
Some designers will think to give portable electronics such as these a hard outer casing to enhance the durability a little but the makers of this speaker have gone further by using a rubbery exterior. This design choice not only offers decent protection should the speaker be dropped or knocked over, it also makes it easier to grip when transporting it around.
The points mentioned above are great examples of how this product functions as a reliable speaker and highlight some of the more obvious user demands like portability and sound quality but there are some additional benefits to buying this model. Some buyers have praised the way that this product does more than you would expect from a speaker, specifically mentioning the inclusion of the touch-sensitive media control buttons.
These buttons do control the music and settings but they also interact with the phone to answer calls, adding to the high-tech feel and interactivity between devices.
The only problem with this speaker is that these attempts to be clever do not always pay off and there are some additional improvements that can be made.
Unfortunately, while this gimmick of answering calls has really excited a number of users with its potential, it seems that this is an area that still needs some work. Users have eagerly rushed to answer the call from the speaker only to find that the person on the other end cannot hear them very well.
Prospective buyers should be also aware that even though this product advertises the fact that it has five to six hours of battery life, which sounds ideal for most parties and other occasions, it may not always last that long. Some buyers that have tested it out on full volume with the subwoofer on have found that it lasts closer to 4 hours than 5 – not bad but not brilliant either.
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The final verdict: it is trying to be too clever or is it the ideal choice?
There are a few small drawbacks that mean that this product is not quite the perfect, unique wireless speaker that it could be; however, if Coosh were to increase the battery life slightly and improve the functionality of those interesting little media buttons on the top, this could well be a 5 star product.
The ability to answer calls may be lacking but this Coosh CBT791B Bluetooth Speaker is still highly recommendable for the way it provides clear, powerful sound with a great connection to devices and for the little details that show they have really thought about their customers.