Tribit's Versatile, Long-Lasting New Bluetooth Speaker Has a Weird Flaw

Tribit's Versatile, Long-Lasting New Bluetooth Speaker Has a Weird Flaw

Saeid US

By Saeid US

2021-04-08

There’s a lot to like about Tribit’s new flagship Bluetooth speaker.

At just three pounds, it’s also light, and Tribit said the speaker can be paired with a second StormBox Pro.

An on-device button labeled XBass will boost the bass , which I did almost immediately while I was testing. Without it enabled, the sound didn’t quite bump as much as I’ve come to expect from many Bluetooth speakers in this category.

Similar speakers in this price category can similarly take tougher handling and produce better sound.For example, if I had to choose between this speaker and the slightly more expensive Boom 3 , I’d without question go for the Boom 3. The Boom 3’s sound blows the StormBox Pro out of the water across the board, particularly for genres like hip hop and electronic.

I found that at top volumes, the StormBox Pro would sometimes give that absolutely awful popping sound, and that’s frankly unacceptable for a speaker at this price point.

But as someone who generally pushes their speakers to the limit, this was a huge issue for me during testing. You will not get the same battery life longevity on the Boom 3, as that speaker gets up to 15 hours depending on your listening habits.

If the Boom 3 exceeds your budget and you’d like to spend a little less than the cost of either of these speakers, then I’d recommend the Anker Soundcore Flare 2 , which will give you as good if not better sound than the StormBox Pro.

That speaker has 360-degree sound, absolutely impressive bass for its price and size, has a waterproof rating of IPX7, and can be paired with more than 100 other Flare 2 speakers .

I just didn’t love the sound handling on this speaker as much as I’ve heard and tested on similarly speakers, as was the case with the Anker.

But I do think if battery life and portability are important to you—I can’t stress how nice it is to have the option to clip this speaker onto a backpack with a carabiner for, say, camping or hiking—and you’re typically a mid-volume listener, this could be the perfect speaker for you, even if it wasn’t for me.


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