Philips wireless portable speaker SB7300 Bluetooth® Gesture control Built-in microphone for calls 12W, Rechargeable battery is rated
Rated 4 out of
Overal good performance, however buying a pair is not recommended.
I have two Shoqbox SB7300 bluetooth speakers which pair easily with audio sources, such as mobile phones. The sound quality is not as good as I expected for this price range, however I do have high standards where it comes to audio and visual entertainment. The speakers do not remember each other, so every time you switch them on you need to pair them together again. However they appear to remember your audio sources. So you would probably be better off just buying the one. A disappointing feature is that even if you pair two speakers together, you must feed a line-in to both speakers for stereo sound, otherwise you can use bluetooth which works more seamlessly, is almost although the line-in function was an after thought. Battery life seems good, however voice approximations of battery life is not helpful, a percentage call out or visual indicator would have worked better. The sound level from a single speaker can be enough for a small room, ideal for a few friends in a get together or solo listening. The design is sleek and begs for the speakers to be placed upright, however better sound quality is achieved when they are laid on the side as pictured. If my work office was not open plan, I would keep one on my desk as it looks good, is cable free and I can place it in my desk draw when I leave at night. I will be using this speaker to go traveling with, as it is not too heavy and can provides better sound than my phone. Please note that the bluetooth transmitter fitted only covers 30m, it's not the strong 100m transmitter.
Date published: 2013-10-04