There are tons of Bluetooth speakers out there, making it difficult to review one and try to differentiate it from the rest. I had a chance to try out the Tronsmart Mega Pro portable speaker, and it didn’t disappoint.
Looks and Feel
When I took the speaker out of the box, the very first impression was that it is very heavy. Being a portable speaker, I would expect it to be something small and light. Weighing at 1780g and with a size of 250 x 82 x 104mm, it is not considered light, small and portable to me. I would think twice before I put it in my bag to bring it with me.
At the top of the speaker is the touch control. The buttons, ordered from left to right, are “Voice assistant,” “Mode,” “TWS stereo,” “Equalizer,” “Previous Track,” “Playing,” “Next Track” and “NFC.” Right below the buttons is a Volume slider.
At the back are the various ports and the Power button. There is an AUX input, USB-A, USB-C ports and a TF/SD card slot for playing music from a card.
What I really like is the rubberized bottom. You can just place it on the table with little chance of knocking it down or moving it accidentally.
|Model||Tronsmart Mega Pro|
|Bluetooth Profile||A2DP V1.3, ACRCP V1.4, HFP V1.6|
|Bluetooth transmission||Up to 20m / 66ft (open area)|
|Power Supply||DC 5V/3A, via Type-C port|
|Frequency Range||20Hz – 20000Hz|
|Battery||Built-in lithium battery, 10400mAh|
|Playtime||Up to 10 hours (on a 50% volume)|
|Talk time||Up to 20 hours (on a 70% volume)|
|Standby||About 24 months|
|Charging time||4 hours|
|Dimensions||9.84 x 3.23 x 4.09 inches / 250 x 82 x 104mm|
|Weight||1780g / 62.78 oz|
To say that this is just a normal Bluetooth speaker is an understatement. Despite how it looks, it packed more punches than any other Bluetooth speaker.
First of all, it packs a 60W woofer and 2 side tweeters with 1 passive bass radiator and 2 amplifiers in the speaker, which ensure that it can deliver good bass and output.
It also comes with three modes of Equalizer effects. The default is Deep Bass. Pressing the EQ button once will activate 3D bass (green light) and pressing it twice will activate the Vocal bass (blue light).
The huge battery pack (10400mAh) within ensures that it can last a long time (up to 10 hours) before you need a recharge. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your mobile phone.
Its IPX5 rating allows some water to be splashed on it, but don’t bring it into the pool.
The Tronsmart Mega Pro also supports Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana, though it only supports answer and end call function.
Getting it to work is very easy. Simply power it on and pair it with your device. The pairing is fast and effortless. If your phone comes with an NFC feature, you can easily pair the speaker with the phone and NFC, too.
When playing music on it, the volume slider doesn’t work as well as it should. There seems to be a maximum limit, and I can’t make it any louder beyond a certain level. On the other hand, if I control the volume from the device, the volume can get really loud. With a sound meter, it recorded a 86dB at its maximum volume, which is considered really loud. Even at 50 percent volume, it consistently hovered at 60 – 70db.
The bass effect of the speaker is really good. The Equalizer setting makes quite a big difference to the music being played. When playing Santorini by Yanni, I found that the 3D bass gives the best sound effect. For a movie, the Vocal bass gives the best sound effect.
The ability to charge your phone is a bonus. While there is no quick-charging option, I am still able to charge my phone from 30% to 100% in two hours.
If you have two of these speakers, you can pair them up with the TWS stereo mode and use them as a pair of stereo speakers. With both speakers in close proximity and powered on, press the TWS button on one of them, and it will pair with the other speaker. The active speaker will have a flashing light on the TWS button.
Other than it being a portable speaker, this is a really great speaker. Be it the specifications or performance, both are impressive. If you love heavy bass to your music, you will like this speaker.
The Tronsmart Mega Pro speaker is priced at $89.99 and is available for purchase from Aliexpress and Geekbuying.