I've only reviewed one other Andromedia device before this review, which is the other speaker in their Boom Series of portable Bluetooth speakers. Today we have the Supersonic-P, which is similar to the Supersonic-X, apart from a few features and specifications.
We still have the great, and room-filling Vibration Technology, which fires the subwoofer into the table for some table-moving bass goodness. Let's jump straight into it, shall we?
Specifications, Pricing and Availability
The Supersonic-P is a small Bluetooth and NFC capable speaker, with two speaker drivers and two passive radiators providing the audio side of things. We have something that Andromedia calls 'Vibration Technology' which is actually quite impressive, something we'll discuss later in the review.
We have 360-degree omnidirectional vibrating sound, a built-in microphone, speakerphone capabilities, an ergonomic touch key that lights up, a built-in 1600mAh lithium-ion battery, and DC input for charging it up, something we'll discuss later on in the review, too. We have a total of 15W of output power, 10m range, an auto pairing on/off switch, an on/off switch for the vibrating bass function, and Bluetooth 4.0 for those with Bluetooth 4.0-capable devices.
When it comes to size, Andromedia have packed a considerable amount of power into the Supersonic-P. It measures in at just 79.2 x 79.2 x 89mm, or 3.11 x 3.11 x 3.50 inches.
Andromedia have priced the Supersonic-P at the same price as the Supersonic-X, at $56. This means you're deciding between a few different key features, such as the 3.5mm jack and four speakers on the Supersonic-X to the lack of the 3.5mm jack and two speakers + two radiators on the Supersonic-C.
A Closer Look
Now let's get acquainted with the Supersonic-P, where we'll look at the various buttons and ports it features.
Starting at the top, we have the touch-capable buttons - from left to right, we have volume up and down (which double as track forward/back) and in between those, we have a button which disables, or enables the vibration function.
At the top and bottom, we have the Bluetooth button, and play/pause.
Below the volume up button, is the DC input port, taking 9V/1.5A.
To the right of that, and below the Bluetooth button, we have the power button.
The design on the Supersonic-P is similar to that of the Supersonic-X, but only in its general size and layout of some buttons. One of the nicer touches on the Supersonic-P over the X, is that there's a flashing light blue, almost purple and red light on top that indicates that your phone is connected to it (either through Bluetooth or NFC).
The circular shape makes the Supersonic-P much easier to tote around, as it fits in your hand much more naturally. We still have a reliance on the DC input, something that I really didn't like on the Supersonic-X when I reviewed it.
When it came to writing this review, my Internet connection had died. I had to ring my ISP to see what was going on with the Fiber team that was meant to be coming out to fix my connection, so I thought what better time to test out the built-in microphone and speakerphone functionality of the Supersonic-P.
The speaker blasted out audio that was quite loud, which I had to turn down, but it meant I was in control of how loud the person was on the other side of the line. My Sony Xperia Z2 has a pretty weak speaker, so when I'm on a voice call and I need to be hands-free, the speaker is next to useless. Using the Supersonic-P on the other hand, made hands-free voice calls at my desk a joy.
I connected my Xperia Z2 smartphone to the Supersonic-P with both Bluetooth and NFC to test them out, with NFC connecting much better on the Supersonic-P than the Supersonic-X. Holding it to the top of the speaker, right on the little NFC logo had it connected in seconds.
The Vibration Technology seeps over from the Supersonic-X, which is definitely the stand out feature here on the Supersonic-P. The amount of bass that it pumps out is great, and while it's not as good as the Supersonic-X, it still provides a great music-listening experience.
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