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Soundboks Go Review

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Experts

85
188

Consumers

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Product testers hailed the SOUNDBOKS Go during their tests, recommending it for indoor parties and podcasts. They were delighted by its app-based EQ, good Bluetooth latency, and incredibly loud output. However, they were disappointed that it lacks XLR inputs for music instruments.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

SOUNDBOKS Go is a high-end party speaker released in 2021, promising a loud output and portability attributes for party managers. Reaching a 106.6 dB maximum SPL, this speaker gets very loud, just like select devices among the best speakers today. Using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, this device offers an outstanding 334.6-foot Bluetooth range. This speaker has a 49.7Hz to 13.7kHz frequency response range. Examine the pros and cons of the SOUNDBOKS Go below and check out other products on our list of the best Bluetooth speakers in the industry today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product researchers hailed the SOUNDBOKS Go, endorsing it for indoor parties and podcasts. Experts at Digital Trends hailed its good 48 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 92 ms Android Bluetooth latency. Analysts at 9to5Mac praised its app-based graphic EQ and presets. It has a decent 21.4-lb construction. However, if you need a more portable speaker, see our Sony SRS-XB13 review. Testing revealed an incredible 35.7-hour battery life. It reached a fantastic 106.6 dB maximum SPL during testing, but the 3.34 dB DRC shows some sound deterioration at high volume settings. With a decent 4.99 dB frequency response standard error, it produces fairly balanced sound, but the low bass is poor. See our TREBLAB HD-Max review for a more accurate sound profile. The speaker lacks mic/guitar inputs, voice assistant functions, and speakerphone features, and It’s not waterproof. Check out the Theater Solutions B83GR review for a rainproof speaker. The Go has a poor 6.64 dB directivity index, translating into a narrow soundstage, and it downmixes stereo to mono.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Extremely loud output
  • Great Bluetooth range and decent latency
  • Graphic EQ and presets
  • Fairly balanced out-of-the-box profile
  • Outstanding 35.7-hour battery life

Reason to Avoid

  • So-so low-bass
  • Lacks speakerphone and voice assistant features
  • Bulky and so-so bass
  • Poor soundstage performance and downmixes stereo to mono
  • Not waterproof

Soundboks Go Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life40 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneNo
Charge TimeCharge Time3.5 hrs
DepthDepth12.4"
HeightHeight18"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIP65
Smart AppSmart AppSOUNDBOKS App
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage72W
WidthWidth10.4"
Wireless RangeWireless Range60 ft

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)35.7
Volume Output (dB)106.6
Low End Roll Off (Hz)76.608
High End Roll Off (Hz)13,089.25

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Market Context

SOUNDBOKS Go is a high-end party speaker released in 2021, promising a loud output and portability attributes for party managers. Reaching a 106.6 dB maximum…

SOUNDBOKS Go is a high-end party speaker released in 2021, promising a loud output and portability attributes for party managers. Reaching a 106.6 dB maximum SPL, this speaker gets very loud, just like select devices among the best speakers today. Using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, this device offers an outstanding 334.6-foot Bluetooth range. This speaker has a 49.7Hz to 13.7kHz frequency response range. Examine the pros and cons of the SOUNDBOKS Go below and check out other products on our list of the best Bluetooth speakers in the industry today.

Producing more extended low-bass, the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) is better for music and movie enthusiasts than the SOUNDBOKS Go. The Gen. 3 portable speaker also…

Producing more extended low-bass, the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) is better for music and movie enthusiasts than the SOUNDBOKS Go. The Gen. 3 portable speaker also features XLR inputs for musical instruments like guitars, unlike the SOUNDBOKS Go wireless speaker. However, the 21.4-lb Go is much more portable than the 36.6-lbs Gen.3. Check out the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) review to examine the specs of the Gen.3 portable speaker.

Delivering deeper low-bass, the JBL PartyBox 310 is better for music buffs than the SOUNDBOKS Go. It also features RGB lights and mic and guitar…

Delivering deeper low-bass, the JBL PartyBox 310 is better for music buffs than the SOUNDBOKS Go. It also features RGB lights and mic and guitar inputs, unlike the SOUNDBOKS Go portable speaker. However, the 21.4-lb Go is much more portable than the 37.7 lbs PartyBox 310.

Featuring a 12.1-lb construction, the Sony SRS-XG500 portable speaker is easier to transport than the 21.4-lb SOUNDBOKS Go. It also has a submersible IP66-rated waterproof,…

Featuring a 12.1-lb construction, the Sony SRS-XG500 portable speaker is easier to transport than the 21.4-lb SOUNDBOKS Go. It also has a submersible IP66-rated waterproof, dustproof construction, unlike the SOUNDBOKS Go. Additionally, the Sony speaker features mic/guitar inputs, USB ports, and support for stereo, unlike the SOUNDBOKS Go speaker.

Battery Life

40 hrs

40 hrs

18 hrs

30 hrs

Built In Microphone

No

No

Yes

Yes

Charge Time

3.5 hrs

3.5 hrs

3.5 hrs

3 hrs

Depth

12.4"

18"

8.46"

Height

18"

26.2"

10.7"

IPX Rating

IP65

IP65

IP66

Smart App

SOUNDBOKS App

SOUNDBOKS App

Yes

Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

85

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True Score

76

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    64
    “The Soundboks Go will make sure any crowd starts bopping.” Read More

    By:

    Ted Kritsonis
  • Digital Trends
    63.88

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The SOUNDBOKS Go is alright for music. With its default POWER EQ preset on, it… Read More

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • The Gadgeteer
    46.16

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Outdoors, about the only speaker that outshines the Soundboks Go speaker is the Soundboks Gen…. Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Techhive
    43.37

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    If you’re a fan of big sound and want to enjoy that big sound anywhere… Read More

    By:

    Stephen Fenech
  • What Hifi
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    Soundboks GO is a well-built speaker designed to be used in any weather. It sounds… Read More

    By:

    James Barber
  • Forbes
    38.16

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    If you’re looking for a high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker for home use — in place… Read More

    By:

    Unknown

Customer Scores