The Listening Experience
I listened to a bunch of different music on the Supersonic-P for my review, ranging from the Han Zimmer's work on the Man of Steel soundtrack, through to the Frozen soundtrack (it was for my daughter, I swear), Rage Against the Machine and Juno Reactor.
During most of Juno Reactor's tracks, there's a heavy bass line, where the Vibration Technology in the Supersonic-P gets to stretch its legs. Again, like the Supersonic-X, I had to turn the volume down or else the speaker is slowly moving across my desk from the amount of bass it is forcing down onto it.
In my office environment, the Supersonic-P provided more than enough audio to fill the room. I had to turn it down on most tracks to keep the sound levels under control, which is great. It means that listening to it at half volume, or a little higher, provides better sound quality than pumping out 100% volume and it not sounding the best.
Outside, the Supersonic-P performs great thanks to its 360-degree audio output. It was able to fill up a space filled with around 12 people without a problem, placed at the side against the fence, the audio filled up the area without a problem. When placed in the middle of a group of people, it's even better. The NFC capabilities mean that those with compatible phones can simply tap their phones to the top of the Supersonic-P to connect to it, making it easier than connecting through Bluetooth.
There are a few downsides, one of which is the lack of a 3.5mm jack - something that the Supersonic-X has, and the requirement of DC input for power. I really dislike that Andromedia went down this path, requiring DC power to charge up its speakers, when it could've gone through micro USB.
For those who want to sum up the entire review in a few points, the What's Hot and What's Not part of my review will help you. Skip right to this bit if you want a quick read, or if you want to find out what I found to be the most notable parts of the Supersonic-P, we're going to jump into that right now.
Its Size & Design: Thanks to its circular design, it feels great in the hand, and is a treat to tote around. My three-year-old daughter was listening to the Frozen soundtrack on the Supersonic-P, carrying it around my office with her, in her much smaller hands, without a problem. Perfect!
Lots of Bass!: I'm really digging the bass that these Supersonic speakers push out, with the Supersonic-P not disappointing. Deep bass is great to hear from a speaker that comes in at this size, something that I've come to really love. It has more bass than some portable speakers that are five times its size, which is really something.
DC input only: This is something that I didn't like on the Supersonic-X, and so it should come as no surprise that the Supersonic-P loses points here. It's not a huge point, but it does make the speaker much less portable when it requires DC input to get it charged up.
Andromedia impressed me with the Supersonic-X, and have done it again with the Supersonic-P. It is quite surprising to see a newcomer on the scene come out with an impressive speaker, with some unique features and a great design.
The Supersonic-P is a speaker that can be placed anywhere, and thanks to its 360-degree audio, sound that will be heard throughout the room or open space, without a problem. The Vibration Technology is awesome, actually adding to the experience and not being some gimmick that most would think it is.
If you're in the market for a new portable speaker, you can't go wrong with the Supersonic-P at its price of just $56.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (Sound Quality)||90%|
|Quality including Design and Build||95%|
|Bundle and Packaging||80%|
|Value for Money||95%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||88%|
The Bottom Line: For just $56, Andromedia has one of the best value for money mobile speakers on the market with the Supersonic-P. The small footprint but powerful output is a great mix, worthy of your money.
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