A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed the Divoom Voombox Outdoor and quite liked its impressive build quality and rugged design. Unfortunately, the audio quality of that speaker is underwhelming.
The speaker I’m going to review today is the bigger brother, the Divoom Voombox Party. Let’s see if Party is better than Outdoor.
Design & Features
The Voombox Party looks so similar to the Outdoor. We can still spot the shock-absorbing rubber on the sides. The grilles on the front and on the back are made of metal, so the speaker looks very sturdy.
The speaker is a little bulkier than I thought. It weighs 2.5 lbs and measures 4.1″ x 9.2″ x 2.1″. Like other Divoom speakers, the Party is also protected with IP44 water resistant housing, so it will absolutely survive water splashes. This is a great feature to consider if you want to buy a wireless speaker for beach days.
The speaker also features NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. The battery life is rated at 8 hours but it will depend on your volume level as well.
The Voombox Party features two 2-inch full-range drivers, a 3-inch subwoofer and passive radiators on the back. There is no tweeter like on the Voombox Outdoor, and that explains the sound difference between the two. You can check out the sound test below, I also made a comparison between the Voombox Party and Bose SoundLink Mini. The reproduced sound can’t be accurate but you’ll get the idea.
I’ve seen just a few portable speaker with a built-in subwoofer and it really helps produce a better bass on the Voombox Party. It can’t deliver a tight and rumbling bass but it is quite impressive for a speaker at this size. If you watch the sound test above, you can see that it’s bass response is actually better than the one on $200 Bose SoundLink Mini.
Unfortunately, I don’t really like the bass as it becomes too fatiguing after just 20 minutes of listening. The mids are quite muddy and the highs are just not bright enough. I can hear a lot more details on the Bose speaker and I absolutely prefer that sound signature. Anyway, the Voombox Party is much better than the Outdoor, and it actually sounds much better in open spaces.
- Rugged design
- Bass is good
- Sound is a little muddy, mids and highs are not as bright
- Soundstage has some limitations due to the rugged design
The Divoom Voombox Party is a good choice as an outdoor speaker when sound quality is not the first priority.
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