BlueAnt X6 Review – This party speaker is an absolute beast

In lots of respects, loads of the Bluetooth audio system in the marketplace have related options and capabilities. However when BlueAnt launched the X6 a number of weeks in the past, the specs and bodily measurement had been eye opening. When the provide got here to evaluation one, it didn’t take lengthy to say sure.

Constructing on the already in depth vary of audio system accessible from BlueAnt, the X6 is labelled a celebration speaker. It’s not a conveyable speaker, I liken it to the previous “luggable” computer systems… You are able to do it, but it surely’s not tremendous handy and also you’ll solely do it if it is advisable to. From a listening perspective although, you’re going to be glad you probably did.

What’s it

Clearly, it’s a speaker…
However there’s loads of options that this speaker has that the majority others don’t. Bodily it’s an absolute monster, standing roughly thigh-high on me.

It is going to pump out 160W, is able to delivering audio peaks of 110db and weighs simply shy of 9 kilograms. It’s a reasonably full-on piece of package with some nice capabilities and never simply the audio output.

For starters, regardless of the bodily measurement it’s acquired a reasonably spectacular battery lifetime of 8 hours at 50% quantity. Throughout my testing, I acquired nearly 3 full work days out of the battery. It will probably additionally run off of mains energy when you’ve got entry to it, and can cost the battery — this takes about 5 hours to a full cost — throughout mains energy use.

The speaker could be arrange both standing up or mendacity down on both facet, with the lighting offering some nice atmosphere to the get together.

On high of the system you’ve acquired inputs and controls for the speaker that embrace:

  • A mode button to modify between the Bluetooth, MicroSD, USB and Auxiliary (together with Mic and Guitar) inputs.
  • Playback controls: Play/Pause, Advance observe, Backtrack, repeat and bass enhance buttons
  • A quantity dial that syncs quantity together with your cellphone when playback is by way of Bluetooth
  • Duo Mode: Like different BlueAnt audio system, the X6 could be linked with one other for Duo Mode to take pleasure in no-lag stereo audio.
  • Controls for the guitar and Microphone throughput
  • USB and SD card inputs for exterior music sources

On the rear, you’ve acquired the ability enter, an influence selector (though it doesn’t appear to matter which you utilize when plugged in) and RCA outputs to hyperlink to different audio system, or to recording units.

Given the meant makes use of of the X6, it’s maybe a little bit of a disappointment (in comparison with the specs of a few of their different audio system) that there isn’t an IP ranking. That being mentioned, with the numerous enhance in energy and different capabilities, it’s straightforward to know why it’s not IP rated with the technical challenges and certain price will increase by pursuing it.

What’s it like to make use of?

Connecting a Bluetooth system nowadays is like unlocking a door, everybody is aware of easy methods to do it; this was fast and easy. As soon as paired together with your main system, it’s straightforward to attach and change modes to totally different inputs as you want. It’s price noting that this can be a get together speaker, not meant to be a sensible speaker, so there’s no Alexa or Assistant set off.

I like my music to be moderately loud, at a contact over 60% quantity: My choices had been to show it down or go away the room!

This isn’t a “moveable” speaker, however it’s transportable and it’s a beast. The 160W output is noticeable, even at low quantity with the ability, depth and readability of sound actually coming ahead. Whereas it’s fairly directional for the sound, you’ll get loads of fill across the space; it actually does fill an area with sound extraordinarily properly.

The stability of the audio is actually pleasing and if you need that bit extra increase in your tunes, the bass enhance doesn’t overpower the remainder of the sound; it simply goes that bit more durable.

Filling house with sound is pointless if the sound high quality is poor, however — persevering with type from earlier units — BlueAnt delivers constant, strong, properly balanced audio on a pockets pleasant price range.

Including within the functionality to plug in a guitar and mic is a implausible and comparatively low-cost strategy to mobilise for buskers, or musicians trying to get going on this planet. I’ve zero musical expertise, so I let my daughter — apologies to the neighbours — do some Karaoke and, whereas she doesn’t want amplification to be heard, the audio high quality was actually good, significantly for the value.

Is the BlueAnt X6 a worthwhile funding?

There are a number of components at play right here, significantly the bodily measurement of the factor. It’s massive and, if you happen to’re not going to utilize a speaker this measurement frequently; I’d say get one thing smaller, each in measurement and value.

The value is the subsequent barrier to clear earlier than I’d fortunately give somebody a nod to buy. $579.00 actually isn’t a spur of the second buy, neither is it one thing you’d spend if you happen to weren’t positive you’d use it…

However if you happen to purchase, you get quite a bit in your cash!

The fundamentals are that the setup is fast and simple, it’s transportable (vs moveable) and delivers genuinely spectacular sound.

The BlueAnt X6 is without doubt one of the loudest and clearest audio system; at high and low quantity, that I’ve examined within the final couple of years. The facility actually does provide the functionality to fill an area and make it a celebration.

You possibly can choose one up via the BlueAnt website, or via Telstra shops and on-line.

Disclosure Assertion

BlueAnt has not requested return of the merchandise following evaluation.

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