Mu­sic Weds Style

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

Por­ta­ble Blue­tooth speak­ers are such a rage to­day that al­most ev­ery com­pany deal­ing in au­dio prod­ucts has one. Soen Au­dio, the US brand, is of­fer­ing the Tran­sit to en­joy mu­sic on the move.

Done in matte black, the straight line de­sign of the Tran­sit looks el­e­gant. A kick­stand added to the back supports the stand on al­most any sur­face. But it isn’t the light­est por­ta­ble speaker around. Vol­ume con­trols and a shuf­fle key are at the top of the speaker while the power switch, mi­cro USB and bass port are on the left edge. A mag­netic cover pro­tects the grills and ports from dust. The in­built bat­tery can be charged us­ing a mi­cro USB cable.

Aimed at Ap­ple lovers, the Tran­sit supports Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity but lacks AirPlay. The speaker in­stantly paired with our iPod Touch. We were also able to con­nect the de­vice us­ing an aux­il­iary cable. Sound qual­ity was good but it is not the best speaker around. It han­dled vo­cals with clar­ity but lacked bass. When heard in­di­vid­u­ally, it sounded good. But when I tested it against my JBL Flip, the lat­ter of­fered bet­ter sound and clar­ity. On a sin­gle charge, the Soen Tran­sit streamed mu­sic over Blue­tooth for close to six hours.


Buy only if you want to show off your cool por­ta­ble speak­ers Jacks are

on the side

Kick­stand makes stand­ing

po­si­tion com­fortab


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