Satechi AirBass Speaker Review

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This is the second product that I’ve reviewed from Satechi, and once again I haven’t been let down. The Satechi AirBass Bluetooth Speakers are an amazing set of speakers to say the least. They were ready to go the moment I opened the box and set it up. The instructional guide was easy to follow upon opening.

Inside the box:

  • Easy Instructional Guide
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Speaker connection cable
  • Power adapter

Since these are Bluetooth wireless bookshelf speakers, they make it easy for you to pair them as long as your own device has Bluetooth capability. I personally have a smart phone, and after unboxing the product and setting it up, I was immediately able to pair with the speakers with no problems or hassles. In addition to this, the Bluetooth range is about 30 feet. I was able to stay connected to the speakers in my room even though I was walking around the house with my smart phone in my pocket.

One of the cool things about these speakers is that it has a subwoofer output. I attached my personal subwoofer to it and it increased the base dramatically. Granted without a subwoofer attached, the sound and base is already imposing; about 20 Watts of power. These speakers can match other overpriced speakers with clarity of sound at half the cost.

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The speakers can also be connected via auxiliary and component lines; so it’s not only limited to Bluetooth. With that option, I connected the speakers to my PC and replaced my normal gaming speakers temporarily. Even though these aren’t gaming speakers, it still pumped out high quality sound and base. The explosions from my PC games rattled my ears in a good fashion. I tested the speakers with music from my PC, and I was not disappointed. I will admit, it felt like I was at the club.

One of the cool little surprises that’s added to the speakers is the USB port on the back of the speakers. This means you can keep your Bluetooth device there next to the speaker and charge it too; of course it doesn’t necessarily need to be your Bluetooth device.

Pairing and changing modes on the speaker is as easy as pie. Some people might have a problem with this, but it’s all handled with just one button. The different way you manipulate the button will change it between changing inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, and volume control. Seriously, it doesn’t get any simpler than that, which is one of the reasons I’m a big fan of these speakers.

Final Grade: A+

Price: $99.99 (via Satechi.net)

Specs:
(As per Satechi.net)

  • Driver size: 3″
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 80dB
  • Frequency Response: Bluetooth Mode: 20Hz-18KHz +/-3dB; AUX Mode: 20Hz-20KHz +/-3dB
  • Distortion: 0.15%
  • Power Supply: 12V
  • USB Output: 5V
  • Max Power: 20W
  • Bluetooth: V2.1 + EDR
  • Wireless range: 32 feet
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