REVIEW – Since I started testing and reviewing gadgets for the Gadgeteer, I have been able to enjoy several different sizes, brands, and types of portable Bluetooth speakers with various capabilities. I could possibly be referred to as some sort of collector since I still have and play off of them at one time or another. and I am always looking for a new one to test and compare and add to my collection. So now, I am going to check out this Tronsmart Bang SE Bluetooth speaker to see if it is ready for the barbecues in my backyard next summer.
What is it?
The Tronsmart Bang SE Speaker is a Powerful Portable Speaker with Bluetooth 5.3 and a removable carrying strap. It can be paired with another of its kind, and it also provides a long Playtime per charge.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Tronsmart Bang SE Portable Party Speaker
- 1 x Aux-in Cable
- 1 x USB-C Cable
- 1 x SoundPulse® Card
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Strap
Model: Bang SE
Bluetooth Version: 5.3
Bluetooth Profile: HSP / HFP / A2DP /AVRCP
Audio Codec: SBC
Bluetooth Range: Up to 15m/49ft (open area)
IP Rating: IPX6
Output Power: 40W
Input Power: 5V/2A, via Type-C port
Frequency Range: 60Hz – 20kHz
Playtime: Up to 24 Hours(Varied by Light Display)
Charging Time: 5 Hours
Dimension: 298 x 164.5 x 118.8mm/11.73 x 6.48 x 4.68inch
Weight: 2.16kg/4.76 lbs
Design and features
- Bright Stereo Sound.
- IPX6 Waterproof.
- Ultra Portable with Handle & Detachable Strap.
- 3 Lighting Modes.
- 24 Hours of Playtime.
- Stereo Pairing.
The Tronsmart Bang SE Bluetooth speaker features a solid handle with branding. control buttons on the top and rubber feet on the bottom. On each side, there is a speaker as well as speakers on the front under a grill. On the back, there are the ports that are covered by a rubber flap. The speaker has a built-in battery, a micro SD card slot, and an auxiliary jack for additional playing sources. The front of the speaker has LED that can be changed to various colors or turned off. The lights move to the beat of the music. The handle has hooks on each side to accommodate the carrying strap.
For the setup of the Tronsmart Bang SE Bluetooth speaker, you just need to charge it and attach the strap if you want to. Once charged, I was able to connect via Bluetooth with ease. Tronnsmart has an app, but the Tronsmart Bang SE Bluetooth speaker is not recognized. Only the previous model the Tronsmart Bang is available for selection, and does not work with this speaker.
When you power on the speaker, the LEDs light up and go through a power-up lighting sequence. You do have the ability to turn the lights off. The speaker pairs easily with Bluetooth and it sounds like a very nice full-range speaker with very discernable bass and high frequencies, and the mids sound good as well with not a lot of distortion present. Keep in mind that the drivers are relatively small so there are limitations. Tronsmart has indicated the ability to pair 2 of these speakers but I only have one so I could not test that functionality nor the added value of sound.
The following video shows the LED light show when you first power on the speaker:
Here is the speaker in action:
What I like
- The nice build quality
- The overall sound including volume for outdoor use
- The LED light show that rocks to the beat
- The ability to pair speakers
- The built-in power bank
What I’d change
- Nothing at the moment
The Tronsmart Bang SE Bluetooth speaker is a nicely designed party speaker that offers good features including enough power and capabilities to play music via Bluetooth, an auxiliary source, and even a micro SD card. The light show is excellent for a party and the ability to pair with another similar Tronssmart speaker to provide double the power is excellent, as long as there are no sync issues when doing so. This is a nice compact and portable speaker with long battery life. I have not played it for 24 hours, but I have left it playing for many hours without any issues.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Tronsmart