Monster Superstar S100 review
A decent minimal waterproof remote speaker
The Good / The Monster Superstar S100 is an exceptionally conservative Bluetooth speaker that sounds tolerable for its size and is completely waterproof. A cord is incorporated.
The Bad / No controls on the speaker. Somewhat costly for what it is.
The Bottom Line / While it should cost somewhat less, the Monster Superstar S100 is an engaging smaller than usual Bluetooth speaker.
Frankly, when I took Monster Superstar S100 ($60) out its crate, I didn’t have high trusts in it. That is on the grounds that with regards to minor Bluetooth speakers, my desires – especially with regards to sound quality – are normally truly low. (It costs £100 in the UK, and doesn’t seem, by all accounts, to be accessible in Australia, where the US value believers to about AU$80.)
Be that as it may, it turns out this is an average small scale Bluetooth speaker. While it’s sufficiently little to fit inside the palm of your hand, it feels sufficiently considerable, tipping the scales at 0.45 pound or 204 grams. It’s completely waterproof (it has an IPX7 rating which implies it can be completely submerged) and has an arrangement of elastic feet on the base so it doesn’t move around when you wrench the volume.
The highlights list is quite fundamental. There’s an incorporated mouthpiece for speakerphone calls (guests said they could hear me fine) and underneath a gasket in favor of the speaker you’ll locate the Micro-USB charging port and a sound information. A cord is incorporated so you can connect the speaker to your knapsack or hang it from a tree limb – or anything you can snare the cord on to.
The multifunction catch on the speaker enables you to turn the speaker on, delay and play tracks and answer and end calls, however there are no volume controls or track skip catches – you need to control playback remotely through your Bluetooth-empowered gadget.
On Monster’s site, the speaker’s battery life is evaluated at “6+ long periods of persistent playback.” However, the crate says you can get up to 9 hours. From my experience, I’d state that in case you’re playing music at medium to high volume, you’re taking a gander at 6 hours. At bring down volumes, you’ll improve the situation.
Concerning sound, Monster’s completed a great job making a small speaker that plays pretty noisily without contorting when you push the volume to the maximum. Frequently with these little speakers you feel that on the off chance that you take the volume to 10, you’re over-driving the speaker; it can’t deal with it without mutilating. In any case, the Superstar S100 holds together whether well while filling a little room – we’re talking apartment, kitchen or restroom – with sound.
It doesn’t have a ton of bass yet it has enough. I played Alt-J’s “3WW,” one of our bass test tracks, and the speaker could dive sensibly deep, thinking about its little size. It sounded OK, which is whatever you can ask with regards to these small speakers.
The more costly Bose SoundLink Micro plays somewhat louder, delivers somewhat more bass and furthermore has a superior outline. Be that as it may, as I stated, the Superstar S100 is a respectable little Bluetooth speaker that is practically identical to the Sony SRS-XB10. The XB10 likewise records for around $60 yet every now and again plunges underneath $50 and in some cases hits $40. In the long run, that is the place this speaker should be valued to increase any genuine footing. At the end of the day, it’s great, however not that great.