Summary – Doss Soundbox XL Speaker
When we first reviewed the Doss Soundbox XL, we were surprised at how much sound this speaker could produce straight out of the box. It is essentially a single Bluetooth speaker that sounds like a full-fledged stereo system – it provides exceptional sound quality, vocal clarity and punchy bass beats. It comes with enhanced 20W acoustic drivers and DSP technology which delivers crisp sound performance with detailed midranges and rich bass performance. It comes with a 12W subwoofer and 2 passive bass radiators to enhance the lower-frequency ranges and creates impactful bass response with minimal distortion. The DOSS Soundbox XL supports Bluetooth 4.0 for consistent wireless music streaming for up to 33 feet and is compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices. We liked the fact that this Bluetooth speaker also supports auxiliary inputs and TF card readers for non-wireless music sources. This Bluetooth speaker comes with a built-in 2200mAh rechargeable battery that delivers up to 10 hours of continuous playtime at 50% volume and recharges in 3-4 hours. If you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker that can deliver full-range sound quality with deep bass and plenty of volume, the Doss Soundbox XL speaker might be your best bet.
The Pros & Cons
The Pros. The Doss Soundbox XL is a really powerful Bluetooth speaker that comes with 20W enhanced drivers and a full 12W subwoofer that delivers crisp sound quality and deep bass. The sound output from the Soundbox XL speaker is comparable with higher-end speakers and punches above its weight.
The Cons. The Doss Soundbox XL has a more ‘plastic’ feel as compared to other portable Bluetooth speakers – although the speaker does look visually stunning.
The sound performance of the DOSS Soundbox XL surpassed our expectations from a speaker in this class – it punches above its weight and delivers sound quality that feels like you are listening to a high-end speaker. Straight out of the box, the bass from the DOSS Soundbox hits hard and is really amazing – it can play bass frequencies as low as 20 Hz and you can hear and feel the bass performance. This means that you can actually hear and feel how tight the bass from the DOSS Soundbox XL actually is – compared to the JBL Xtreme, the bass is more controlled and deep but not as big as the Xtreme. The highs and midranges on the DOSS Speaker sound clear and very crisp and the sound performance is very well-balanced. It produces very distinct and clear soundstage with stereo separation and you can even pick out details in the music which you might not have noticed before. Vocal performances sounded superbly clear as though the artist is standing right in front of you; bass-heavy music genres such as electronic dance music come across as punchy and well-presented. We did not hear any bloated sounds or muddiness in the sound; every single note is reproduced clearly and distinctly and is really enjoyable to listen to. In terms of sound performance and bass response, you cannot go wrong with the DOSS Soundbox XL.
The DOSS Soundbox XL has a very sleek and modern looking design with a black plastic exterior that feels durable and nice to touch. It’s a speaker that you can easily place in your home living room or dining table and it blends nicely with modern interior décor. The speaker itself is relatively compact and easy to carry around or store it in a backpack. It comes with nice buttons at the top of the speaker which allow you to adjust the volume and Bluetooth settings on the fly. The speaker itself boasts some pretty impressive specs, with a 12W subwoofer and 2 passive bass radiators which help to improve the bass response. It features Bluetooth 4.0 with a wireless range of up to 33 feet – we did not experience any dips in sound performance while streaming music directly from our smartphone device. We also liked the fact that it support auxiliary inputs and TF card readers for non-wireless mp3 players. It comes with a 2,200mAh built-in battery capacity that provides up to 10 hours of continuous music playtime on a single charge at 50% volume. The entire package comes with the DOSS XL speaker, micro USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable and user manual for easy reference.
The DOSS SoundBox XL is a Bluetooth speaker that truly punches above its weight and is comparable with higher-end stereo speakers. We were so impressed by the sound quality from the DOSS speakers and how much soundstage this speaker could deliver – it feels as though you are listening to the artist in real life with this speaker. The highs and midranges on the DOSS XL are superbly clear and well-defined, and the timbre ranges are very smooth. We liked how good this speaker sounded straight out of the box and it carries very good soundstage and detailed separation – the sound is projected exactly how the artist intended it to be heard. The bass response from this speaker is punchy and tight, and not boomy or overwhelming. It produces the kind of bass that you would describe as classy and nicely controlled with a good degree of tightness. The speaker also has really strong and consistent wireless Bluetooth streaming and has a built-in battery capacity of 2200mAh that delivers up to 10 hours of music playtime. We liked the fact that the speaker looks really modern and sleek with nice buttons at the top to control the music settings. On the whole, the DOSS Soundbox is a performance Bluetooth speaker that delivers full-range sound with deep bass and we highly recommend them.
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