PORTRONICS PURE SOUND PRO AND OTHER RE­VIEWS

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Your mu­sic needs are now in­vari­ably linked to your mo­bile phone or com­puter. This is why phone docks and sounds bars are be­com­ing more pop­u­lar than tra­di­tional mu­sic sys­tems. A big ad­van­tage with th­ese de­vices is their size and the mul­ti­plic­ity of con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions they of­fer.

The Portronics Pure Sound Pro is a bat­tery pow­ered por­ta­ble sound­bar that can play mu­sic from any of your mo­bile de­vices or PC. It also has an in­built FM turner and can play di­rectly from an SD card or USB drive. It takes a while to recharge the bat­tery, af­ter which you can take it where you want – on the rooftop or for a pic­nic. The FM tuner is pretty good with a scan­ner and mu­sic qual­ity that is MP3 qual­ity. There is a but­ton to change the mode to Aux or PC, both of which will need you to plug in the aux­il­iary ca­ble that comes in the box. Though the com­pany claims the USB ca­ble is good for both power and trans­mis­sion, it works only if the PC is not con­nected to an­other sound out­put. It is also sad that there is no Blue­tooth on the de­vice.

But the Pure Sound Pro has really good sound and can be loud if needed. We were quite happy play­ing it in the mid­dles, with John Den­ver ask­ing us to fol­low him. But if you want to shake a leg to a Bol­ly­wood num­ber, then up the vol­ume and en­joy the Turbo Bass that gives an edge to this de­vice. An­other fea­ture that we en­joyed was that it played all FLAC/APE loss­less files which we usu­ally use to test hi-fi sys­tems. The bat­tery eas­ily lasts for over seven hours in full vol­ume.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Cov­ers all needs and is very af­ford­able.

—BY NANDAGOPAL RA­JAN

PORTRONICS PURE SOUND PRO

Price: ` 3,499

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