OontZ Angle 3 Review – The OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker
The OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker is a vast improvement over the previous generations of OontZ speakers in the line of Cambridge Soundworks speakers. It is one of the best portable bluetooth speakers in terms of portability and sound – the Angle 3 provides high quality crystal clear sound with distinct mids and highs from two precision acoustic drivers delivering 10 Watts of excellent stereo and enhanced bass. It also features a nice proprietary passive subwoofer design that adds a good punch in the bass department. The end result is louder volume and more bass which is distortion free at high-volumes, and provides room filling sound which is perfect for indoor or outdoor parties. We particularly liked the clean design of the play/pause buttons which can allow you to pause/play without having to touch your phone.
Pros & Cons
The Pros. The OontZ Angle 3 delivers 10Ws of pure acoustic power with enhanced bass, making your favorite music and soundtracks come to life. It is also designed to be portable, lightweight and water-resistant, making it ideal for taking it outdoors. The OontZ Angle 3 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speaker you can find for its size and is fully splash-proof and water resistant.
The Cons. The battery life on the OontZ Angle 3 is 7 hours, which is less than its predecessor the OontZ Plus. That being said, the sound performance is much better and crisp.
We really liked the sound performance of the OontZ Angle 3 which is quite an improvement from its predecessor. The highs and mids are crisp and clean, with detailed midrange and vocal reproduction. The passive radiator which produces the bass in the Angle 3 is located on the bottom of the unit. If you place it bottom down, the bass effect is more pronounced. If you want a little less bass, you can make it stand on its end. When its bottom down, the bass has a nice little thump. This design is truly an ingenious features which enhances the overall sound performance. The speaker has 10+ Watts of peak power, which is loud enough to fill up your backyard party with clear, great sounding music. We really enjoyed listening to the OontZ Angle 3 and they make great speakers for parties and gatherings.
The styling of the Angle 3 is far superior to the earlier generation. The stick-on rubber knobs on the bottom of the earlier generation have been replaced by two inch rubber strips set into the recesses on the bottom of the speaker. This provides more resistance to moving forces and is perfect for long distance car rides. Furthermore, the Angle 3 features a built-in mic for handsfree speakerphone for use with smartphones and iPhones; you can easily connect this device with iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Kindle, Smartphones and other Tablet devices. This means that you can take phone calls with this device while driving or travelling, which is a nice added touch. We have no complaints about the design of the Angle 3 here.
The Angle 3 is also built to be water resistant up to IPX5, which means it is splashproof, rainproof, dustproof, sandproof and perfect for beach, poolside, or boat uses. The Bluetooth connectivity on this device is super easy. It connects from one device to another effortlessly. You don’t even need to press a button the speaker to pair it with a different device as it simply pairs intuitively. The battery life on this speaker is about 7 hours, which is less than the Plus unit, which does 12 – 15 hours of use. This is partially because the battery is driving much more sound and requires extra battery power. All that is required with this trade-off is to simply charge the device more frequently.
The OontZ Angle 3 is one of the best portable bluetooth speakers and has no real negatives to mention, except for the reduced battery life. That being said, the battery life is still 7 hours of continuous music playtime which is really impressive. Overall, we found the Angle 3 to be a very solid speaker and with outstanding volume and good bass. It produces great sound in a small compact package and weighs in at about 9 ounces. It’s a great looking speaker with a unique design, and Cambridge Soundworks has really demonstrate a vast improvement on the sound quality instead of loading up tonnes of other features. Overall, the OontZ Angle 3 is a really good speaker worth checking out and we highly recommend them.