Nov 11 AT 4:38 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

iClever BTS04 Bluetooth speaker review

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Details

Bluetooth version: 4.0
Battery life: 10 hours, 1800 mAh
Water resistance: IPX5
Dimensions: 6.37 x 1.51 x 1.11 inches, 9 oz
Price: $32.99
Where to buy: iClever, Amazon

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The top features five buttons; power, play/pause, multifunction, previous track, and next track. There’s also a microphone up top. You have to hold the track buttons to adjust volume, which can be annoying. The opposite would have been better.

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The right side features a microUSB port and an aux jack underneath a rubber flap to aid in the water resistance.

The bottom has two rubber feet that are very grippy but not sticky.

Audio quality

It’s hard to expect too much in the audio department at this price point. And considering that the battery life is pretty good and it offers water resistance, it’s even more surprising that this speaker sounds ridiculously good all things considered.

This speaker gets very loud for its size and has almost no distortion. Bump the volume down a bit and it’s distortion free. It can fill a large room with ease.

The highs are clear, the bass is surprisingly strong and sharp (again, for the size), and music sounds very good. The mids aren’t nearly warm enough, and as with all loud speakers, the highs are a little strong. But it definitely sounds great.

Build quality

This speaker is built extremely well. There hasn’t been a single creak from it and it feels very durable. The front and back are pieces of aluminum and the rest is very solid plastic. The buttons are rubber and have a solid click to them. The rubber cover over the ports is a bit flimsy but hasn’t been damaged in my use.

It’s also water resistance with an IPX5 rating. This means it can withstand low pressure water like rain, so don’t go dunking it in the pool. Nonetheless, it’s great to know that it’ll survive a bit of water when you’re out.

Battery life

The battery is rated at 10 hours, which is pretty good for a Bluetooth speaker and great for the price point. Throughout heavy use at high volumes, the battery has held up to the battery rating.

iClever BTS049.5 / 10

At $33, it’s hard not to recommend this speaker. It gets really loud while staying clear and has some impressive bass. I haven’t heard a speaker that sounds this good at this price point. Definitely pick one up to throw in your backpack or use around the house!

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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