REVIEW – There are two things most good parties have in common, loud music and colorful lights. The Tronsmart Bang is a portable Bluetooth speaker that promises both things. I was recently given the opportunity to check one out. Here are my thoughts on whether it lives up to the moniker of being a party speaker.
What is it?
The Tronsmart Bang is a portable Bluetooth speaker with high-res audio, LED party lights, and the ability to sync audio across 100+ speakers.
What’s in the box?
- Tronsmart Bang Bluetooth speaker
- Type-C Cable
- Aux Cable
- User manual
- Power: 60W
- Input: 5V/2A via Type-C Port
- Bluetooth version: 5.0
- Bluetooth compatibility: A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP
- Audio codec: SBC
- Transmission Distance: 18m/59ft
- Water resistance: IPX6
- Battery Capacity: 10800mAh
- Play time: LED On: Up to 8 Hours(on a 50% Volume) LED Off: Up to 15 Hours(on a 50% Volume)
- Charging time: 4.5 hours
- Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz
- Dimensions: 361*183.4*150.3 mm/ 14.2*7.2*5.9inch
- Net weight: 3.08kg/108.6oz
Design and features
The Tronsmart Bang Bluetooth speaker has a beautiful design with an affixed handle and multi-function control buttons in the upper right corner. The generously sized handle makes it easy to grab and go, giving the speaker portability.
On the back of the speaker, there are multiple ports covered by a waterproof flap. There is a USB-A port, a Type-C charging port, an Aux-in port, and a slot for a TF/SD card. The speaker also has a built-in power bank for charging your devices.
The Tronsmart Bang is quite heavy at around 6.5lbs. But, when you pick it up, it feels like a quality-built speaker giving the design a slight premium feel.
Rubber pads on the bottom of the speaker keep it from sliding around and scratching surfaces.
The speaker has an IPX6 rating, which means it is water-resistant, not waterproof.
What makes the design of the Bang unique are the integrated LED lights. There is an LED strip on the front and halo LED’s on each end of the speaker. Tronsmart did a nice job integrating the lights into the design, so they don’t look cheap or out of place.
The battery life is pretty good at 15-hours. However, it drops to 8-hours when the LEDs are on. The Tronsmart Bang speaker also has an auto shut-down feature that will turn the speaker off if it is inactive for more than an hour. Charging time is a little on the long side, 4.5-hours. I like that it uses USB-C charging, but the provided charging cord could be a lot longer.
The speaker has what Tronsmart calls TuneConn Technology. TuneConn allows you to sync audio across up to 100+ speakers with the press of a button. So you can daisy-chain multiple speakers together for even more party fun.
The Tronsmart app lets you personalize your speaker experience. The app is pretty basic, but it does allow you to change equalizer settings, LED color modes, and play modes. The app is also where you can update the firmware and view the user manual.
The Tronsmart Bang is billed as a portable party speaker, and it lives up to that billing. This speaker, for its size, gets quite loud. The best part is that it gets loud without the distortion you get when playing most small speakers at a high volume. Even at over 50% volume, I didn’t experience any harmonic distortion. And the sound quality is pretty good at lower volumes. It also handles all types of music equally well, from rock and hip-hop to jazz and classical. I love to listen to jazz, and I was pleased with how this speaker handled the dulcet tones of two of my favorites, Art Pepper and Chet Baker.
There are 8 equalizer presets that you can use to fine-tune whatever type of music you are listening to. For me, Tronsmart’s Sound Pulse audio setting sounded the best. It gave the music an overall boost and warmth that I found pleasing. I would like to have the ability to set my own personal EQ setting.
A peek under the hood shows that the speaker is powered by dual tweeters and dual woofers. There isn’t a lot of bass because there is no active woofer, but I think it’s enough to satisfy most people.
The overall sound quality of the Tronsmart Bang speaker is exceptional. Make no mistake about it the Bang was meant to be played loud. But that’s not a bad thing.
What I like
- Smart design
- Integrated multi-function LED lights
- Good sound quality, especially at high volumes
- Easy to use app
- Good overall battery life
What I’d change
- Longer charging cable
- Ability to make your own EQ setting
As a budget-friendly party speaker, the Tronsmart Bang defiantly delivers. It gets loud enough for outdoor parties, pool parties, and picnics. But it has good enough overall sound quality to use as your everyday Bluetooth speaker.