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Morel Hogtalare Review

True Score

83
81
2

Experts

92
14

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

The Morel Hogtalare offers impeccable vocal reproduction, with a deep bass response and great clarity even at high volume. Unfortunately, it has no smart features and isn’t designed with portability in mind. Check out our Marshall Woburn II review for a portable alternative.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Morel Hogtalare is a high-end Bluetooth speaker first announced in mid-2023. Like most high-end speakers, the Morel Hogtalare has impressive build quality and was designed with a bookshelf in mind. Available in five colors, the speaker houses a 6-inch double-magnet woofer, two 1-inch dome tweeters, and three amplifiers.

It also has a frequency range of 36 Hz to 20 kHz, and thanks to its support for TrueWireless Stereo (TWS), owners can combine two Hogtakare speakers for a stereo sound output. This is a pretty common feature among the best Bluetooth speakers on the market. The Hogtalare also uses Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and features an AUX and a USB type A port as part of its port selection.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Morel Hogtalare offers outstanding sound quality, with super clear vocal reproduction, an impressively loud max volume output, and a deep bass response that delivers the kind of rumble that many bass lovers would really appreciate. Unfortunately, the speaker’s lack of WiFi support means it cannot be integrated into a smart home setup and cannot be used as a speakerphone.

The speaker is also not ideal for moving around because of its lack of a battery, as it is meant to be plugged into a main power source. It is also not water resistant. However, it does get loud enough to fill an apartment, and its Bluetooth pairing is impressive since it can be paired with up to five devices. Controls are situated on its front grille, and the speaker can also be linked with another Hogtalare speaker for a stereo sound output.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent sound quality
    • The Morel Hogtalare offers impeccable sound output, clear vocals, and a deep bass response. Its sound quality also stays high even at max sound output.

  • Great build quality
    • The Morel Hogtalare has a premium feel, with a removable front grille and easy-to-navigate controls.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor portability
    • The Morel Hogtalare is designed as a home speaker, so it doesn’t have any kind of portability. However, a speaker you can move around with easily is the Sonos Move 2, which we’ve covered in our Sonos Move 2 review.

Morel Hogtalare Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Timen/a
Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In Microphonen/a
DepthDepth12.9"
HeightHeight6.69"
IPX RatingIPX Ratingn/a
SizeSize12.9"(w) x 12.9"(h) x 6.69"(d)
Smart AppSmart Appn/a
Speaker PairingSpeaker Pairingn/a
Water ResistantWater Resistantn/a
WattageWattage50W
WidthWidth12.9"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)0
Volume Output (dB)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Product Comparison

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True Score

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Market Context

The Morel Hogtalare is a high-end Bluetooth speaker first announced in mid-2023. Like most high-end speakers, the Morel Hogtalare has impressive build quality and was…

The Morel Hogtalare is a high-end Bluetooth speaker first announced in mid-2023. Like most high-end speakers, the Morel Hogtalare has impressive build quality and was designed with a bookshelf in mind. Available in five colors, the speaker houses a 6-inch double-magnet woofer, two 1-inch dome tweeters, and three amplifiers.

It also has a frequency range of 36 Hz to 20 kHz, and thanks to its support for TrueWireless Stereo (TWS), owners can combine two Hogtakare speakers for a stereo sound output. This is a pretty common feature among the best Bluetooth speakers on the market. The Hogtalare also uses Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and features an AUX and a USB type A port as part of its port selection.

The more expensive Morel Hogtalare Bluetooth Speaker misses out on smart features such as voice assistant and speakerphone support, making it inferior to the Sonos…

The more expensive Morel Hogtalare Bluetooth Speaker misses out on smart features such as voice assistant and speakerphone support, making it inferior to the Sonos Move 2, which offers these features. Also worth noting is that the Morel speaker’s front grille is removable, while that of the Sonos Move 2 is not.

The Morel Hogtalare Bluetooth Speaker uses a lower Bluetooth version compared to the Marshall Woburn II, but on the other hand, the Woburn II has…

The Morel Hogtalare Bluetooth Speaker uses a lower Bluetooth version compared to the Marshall Woburn II, but on the other hand, the Woburn II has an RCA port, which is missing on the Morel Hogtalare Bluetooth Speaker.

The Morel Hogtalare Speaker System exists as a single unit with tweeters, amplifiers, and a woofer all built-in, making it different from the Morel SoundSpot…

The Morel Hogtalare Speaker System exists as a single unit with tweeters, amplifiers, and a woofer all built-in, making it different from the Morel SoundSpot MT-3 speaker system, which has five satellite speakers, and a subwoofer. However, if you’d like to consider an alternative that is similar in design to the Hogtalare, then check out our Ikea Symfonisk Bookshelf review, or have a look at our bookshelf vs monitor speakers info piece if you’re also on the market for a set of computer speakers.

Battery Charge Time

n/a

n/a

n/a

Battery Life

n/a

24 hrs

n/a

Built In Microphone

n/a

Yes

n/a

Depth

12.9"

4.9"

12.2"

Height

6.69"

9.5"

7.9"

IPX Rating

n/a

IP56

n/a

Size

12.9"(w) x 12.9"(h) x 6.69"(d)

6.29"(w) x 9.53"(h) x 4.96"(d)

15.7"(w) x 12.2"(h) x 7.9"(d)

Smart App

n/a

Sonos app

n/a

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

81

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

92

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

83

Expert Scores

  • Consumer Reports
    46.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

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  • Techhive
    43.37

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    This Bluetooth speaker offers a great combination of power and precision, with left and right… Read More

    By:

    hristopher Null

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