Very por­ta­ble. Ac­ces­si­ble but­tons. Clear high notes. Weak bass. Limited func­tion­al­ity.

HWM (Singapore) - - Test -

Where the orig­i­nal Supertooth Disco looked more like your reg­u­lar speaker (al­beit one an­gled up slightly), the Disco 2 adopts a vastly dif­fer­ent pro­file, stand­ing ver­ti­cal with all the con­trols placed right on the top of the speaker. It also comes in a choice of six col­ors, and at just 7.17 x 4.25 x 2.76 inches and 0.55kg, it’s the sec­ond small­est speaker in our shoot out sec­ond to the Beats Pill 2.0.

The Disco 2 makes use of Blue­tooth 4.0 with aptX codec sup­port for bet­ter com­pres­sion qual­ity.

How­ever, we must ad­mit it’s a bit sur­pris­ing that there aren’t more fea­tures on this speaker. No mi­cro­phone built-in or NFC sup­port which are al­most a given on most speak­ers thes. While it is the cheap­est speaker in our round up, but Cre­ative has spoilt it for ev­ery­one as far as get­ting bang for buck. Thank­fully, pair­ing via Blue­tooth was fast and easy so you’ll prob­a­bly not miss NFC func­tion­al­ity at all.

For its size, we were pleas­antly sur­prised to find that the Disco 2 han­dled Adele’s Melt My Heart to Stone with sur­pris­ing clar­ity. In terms of num­bers. We did de­tect a bit of sibi­lance through the track, but over­all we found it to place em­pha­sis on the vo­cals and the high notes. How­ever, like the Pill 2.0, bass will be prob­lem­atic with mid to lower reg­is­ters sound­ing weak and maybe a lit­tle too mel­low.

Ul­ti­mately, it’s an ad­e­quate por­ta­ble speaker. Its ver­ti­cal shape makes it eas­ier to stuff into a back­pack and it’s clearly de­signed as a life­style item, avail­able in bright colored de­signs. Though it streams au­dio in stereo, it also fea­tures the abil­ity to pair with a sec­ond Disco 2 like the Pill 2.0 for proper stereo sep­a­ra­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.