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Treblab HD-Max Review

True Score

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5

Experts

74
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Consumers

Expert Rankings

Product testers were impressed by the TREBLAB HD-Max during their experiments, endorsing it for indoor and outdoor music and podcast playback. They hailed its excellent battery life, waterproof construction, and speakerphone features. However, they were disappointed by its poor Bluetooth latency.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The TREBLAB HD-Max is a mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker released in 2020, promising stereo sound and dual-pairing technology for indoor and outdoor uses. Featuring an IPX6 waterproof design, it’s suitable for outdoor use. Find similar speakers on our list of the highest-ranked speakers today. The speaker has an incredible 328-foot Bluetooth range, using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and it has an aux port and USB charging port. This device comes with a carrying strap and has a good 88.5Hz to 17.7kHz frequency response range. Browse through the whole TREBLAB HD-Max review and see how it compares with the best Bluetooth speakers in the industry today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Critics praised the TREBLAB HD-Max during their testing, and they approved it for indoor and outdoor music playback and podcast streaming. Experts at Popular Mechanics were delighted by its 5.7-lb portable design and Android Bluetooth latency and speakerphone functions. Reviewers from RTINGS clocked its frequency response standard error at just 3.33 dB, praising its well-balanced sound with good bass. The device has EQ presets. However, enthusiasts seeking a more customizable device with a graphic EQ should check out the SOUNDBOKS Go review. However, it has a poor 6.25 dB directivity index, translating to a narrow soundstage, but it supports stereo. Achieving a 93.2 dB maximum SPL and 3.22 dB DRC, this device gets very loud, and the sound quality remains fairly good at high volume settings. Testing revealed an impressive 22.4 -hour battery life. However, the device doesn’t support voice assistants and has a mediocre 199 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 156 ms Android Bluetooth latency. Check out our Theater Solutions B83GR review if you desire better latency.

Reason to Buy

  • IPX6-rated waterproof construction
  • Speakerphones functions
  • Fairly balanced sound with decent bass
  • EQ presets and support for stereo
  • Outstanding 22.4-hour battery life

Reason to Avoid

  • Does Not support voices assistants
  • Poor Bluetooth latency
  • Directional soundstage

Treblab HD-Max Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life20+ hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Time5 hrs
SizeSize4.72" (w) x 4.72" (h) x 12.4" (d)
Smart AppSmart Appn/a
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage50W
Wireless RangeWireless Range33 ft

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)22.4
Volume Output (dB)93.2
Low End Roll Off (Hz)113.137
High End Roll Off (Hz)13,279.637

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Market Context

The TREBLAB HD-Max is a mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker released in 2020, promising stereo sound and dual-pairing technology for indoor and outdoor uses. Featuring an…

The TREBLAB HD-Max is a mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker released in 2020, promising stereo sound and dual-pairing technology for indoor and outdoor uses. Featuring an IPX6 waterproof design, it’s suitable for outdoor use. Find similar speakers on our list of the highest-ranked speakers today. The speaker has an incredible 328-foot Bluetooth range, using Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and it has an aux port and USB charging port. This device comes with a carrying strap and has a good 88.5Hz to 17.7kHz frequency response range. Browse through the whole TREBLAB HD-Max review and see how it compares with the best Bluetooth speakers in the industry today.

The 1.3-lb TREBLAB HD77 is more portable than the 5.7-lb TREBLAB HD-Max (this review). Producing deeper extended low-bass, the HD77 is better for music enthusiasts….

The 1.3-lb TREBLAB HD77 is more portable than the 5.7-lb TREBLAB HD-Max (this review). Producing deeper extended low-bass, the HD77 is better for music enthusiasts. However, the TREBLAB HD-Max has 93.2 dB maximum SPL, getting louder than the TREBLAB HD77 wireless speaker, which has an 86.9 dB top SPL. See our TREBLAB HD77 review for details about the more portable speaker.

Featuring a 5.21 dB directivity index, the JBL Xtreme 3 provides a more immersive experience and is better for most music and movie enthusiasts than…

Featuring a 5.21 dB directivity index, the JBL Xtreme 3 provides a more immersive experience and is better for most music and movie enthusiasts than the TREBLAB HD-Max portable speaker, which has a 6.25 dB directivity index. However, the 22.4-hour battery life of the TREBLAB HD-Max is much better than the 12.7-hour runtime of the Xtreme 3.

While the Pohopa EF-B210G is a speaker system consisting of two outdoor lantern-like speakers, the TREBLAB HD-Max is a single portable speaker. With a 93.2…

While the Pohopa EF-B210G is a speaker system consisting of two outdoor lantern-like speakers, the TREBLAB HD-Max is a single portable speaker. With a 93.2 dB maximum SPL, the TREBLAB HD-Max portable speaker gets louder than the Pohopa Bluetooth speaker, which reaches an 89.6 dB maximum SPL. Find details about the EF-B210G in our Pohopa EF-B210G review today.

Battery Life

20+ hrs

20+ hrs

15 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

n/a

Charge Time

5 hrs

4 hrs

2.5 hrs

Size

4.72" (w) x 4.72" (h) x 12.4" (d)

7.3" (w) x 3" (h) x 3" (d)

11.8" (w) x 5.3" (d) x 5.4" (h)

Smart App

n/a

n/a

Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water Resistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wattage

50W

12.5W x 2

50W

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Score

    64
    Treblab HD Max is a large, portable Bluetooth speaker that features three audio modes, up… read more

    By:

    Nicolette Roux
  • Headphones Addict
    0

    Category Trust Score

    72
    The TREBLAB HD-Max is passable for music. With its ‘Indoor’ preset selected, this stereo speaker… read more

    By:

    Peter Susic
  • The Gadgeteer
    46.16

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    There’s a lot to like about the Treblab HD Max with few complaints. When compared… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Forbes
    38.16

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • iMore
    33.76

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Get the Treblab HD Max if you plan to blast your music for an occasional… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios

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