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  • AUKEY 20 Watts Eclipse Bluetooth Speaker review

    One of the very few 20 Watts speakers out there Amazon, how much closer to the best sounding speaker?  Not built for outdoors, but for clean and open audio quality. Play very loud than you expect. Finally a bluetooth speaker that can really challenge class topping Anker premium speaker.

    Note to bass lovers / heads: 2 passive radiators (or passive drivers) packed into such a small speaker, part of the frequencies under 100Hz translates into cabin vibration - you can feel it while holding in hand. I think the bass goes down to 65Hz or so and prominent due to the air displacement via passive radiators.

    Comes pre-charged, effortless single touch pairing - put Adele 25 full album for a spin. Most accurate voice I can think of to test the openness of an Amp / Speaker combination. All the richness, sheer power, emotions and vocal colour reflected through the AUKEY Eclipse SK-M30 speakers without much difference comparing to other sources like Sonos Play:5 and ATH-M50X headphones. All you need to do is to make sure, the speaker is in your ear level and has some isolation between speaker and desk.
    Fabric grill and Passive radiators helps to project clean & open sound
    Moved on to some incredible remixes of Rihanna’s BBHMM, you will get that sense of bass even in lower levels and goes all the way up without any distortion or cabin vibration. But the limitation of cabin shows off when you go higher levels. Bass always shines through when you have more room inside the speakers to design with.

    Again came back with some classical music to see how it performs. Played all Chopin etudes Opus 10 in one go. Once again some great performances there, with rich, open and warm sonic signature. Other than the etudes, Nocturne in C Sharp minor is nostalgic in many ways, the little speaker reproduced all the emotions that I seek from that music.

    Back to technology, a self contained tiny speaker almost the size of a 500ml water bottle. Comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and handsfree connectivity. 4000mAh battery gives you plenty of juice for several hours of playing. Bass reflex / passive radiators gives you bit of extra bass that you seek.

    Few tips:

    a. Keep the speaker in ear level for a more open sound.
    b. Putting in vertical position somewhat limits the stereo image.
    c. Just to be aware the limitation of tiny speakers ability of bass reproduction, particularly for those who are bassheads.
    d. Need fairly decent input (audio) signal to get the passive drivers moving, you can see / feel the difference when you connect audio source via 3.5mm / analogue input

    Overall great speakers with a wonderful look and finish. 4000mAh battery is not the best in the class but just enough for 8 hours or so. Please check out the pictures if you wish to see a closer real life look.

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