Tribit StormBox Bluetooth Speaker 2020 Latest Updated Review

Tribit StormBox Bluetooth Speaker 2020 Latest Updated Review

Tribit StormBox Micro has an integrated rubber strap that allows you to clip the speaker to anything from a backpack to poles, tree branches, your bike’s handlebars or a belt loop on your pants.

Overview

The Stormbox is a portable Bluetooth speaker that is perfect for the kind of set-up that can fit all in one backpack.

It pairs well with something like a smaller two-channel controller and laptop.

The Stormbox has two input sources, Bluetooth or 1/8″. A lot of cheaper Bluetooth speakers may not include this addition input source, so it’s nice to see it included here. For the purposes of DJing you will most likely be using the 1/8″ connection with an 1/8″ to RCA cable.

With its fabric covering, the speaker doesn’t seem as durable as the Bose, but it seems sturdily enough built. It should fit in most pockets as long as you aren’t wearing tight jeans.

Aside from its great design, the SoundLink Micro stood out because it was able to deliver more bass than every speaker in its size class

Design

The Tribit StormBox is a cylindrical speaker that takes up about as much space as a large energy drink.

Although its buttons lead you to believe there’s a specific front to it, the shape lends itself to a 360-degree sound.

Speaking of buttons, the StormBox keeps things simple.

There are volume controls and a multi-function power/pairing button. Oh, and there’s also an XBass button that’s used to take sound to the next level.

The speaker has a hard mesh exterior and an IPX7 rating which means it’s built to withstand splashes and scrapes. At the top is a lanyard that makes it easy to carry or connect to a bag.

Nice and portable, it weighs in around one pound total.

What’s Included?

Setup

There’s very little to mess with here as it’s more or less a case of powering on and holding down the pairing button.

You don’t have to worry about any apps or phone settings.

Performance

We were quite happy with how the speaker performed as it did everything it promised. The StormBox had no problem filling large rooms and open spaces. You could easily hear whatever was playing throughout any room.

The water-resistance worked pretty well. It was a bit muffled, but nothing drastic. Overall, I thought the speaker did really well underwater.

As for the special button, I didn’t feel that the XBass button had much effect. I wish it had been a bit stronger.

Features

There’s some discrepancy over the Stormbox Micro’s specifications depending on which page of the manual you’re looking at, which is a shame as it does sell the product short.

The box is also misleading, listing an incorrect IPX7 rating.

The definitive (and rather impressive) stats are: Bluetooth 5.0, an eight-hour battery life and IP67 rating – meaning the speaker is both waterproof and dustproof. That IP rating brings the Stormbox Micro in line with the Award-winning Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2.

You can also pair two Stormbox Micros in either mono or stereo.

We try the stereo pairing in our test, and the resulting sound is a splendid proposition for the money.

Another plus-point for the Tribit speaker is the use of a USB-C charger (the Wonderboom 2 still sports a micro-USB port), although it takes 3.5 hours to charge, which is somewhat disappointing.

The Good

This speaker’s sound quality is pretty good, especially considering its reasonable price.

It has a punchy bass and the volume is loud enough to fill the room.

It’s also completely waterproof and can float, so you won’t need to worry about leaving it in the rain or dropping it in a pool.

The 20-hour battery life will last you the whole day and we like that you can use it as a speakerphone, thanks to the built-in microphone.

In Use

Using the Tribit Stormbox is very straightforward. Plug your DJ controller to the input of the speaker, power it on, and you are ready to go.

The speaker projects sound 360-degree around giving it better sound coverage than speakers that are more directional.

The Stormbox also feature two small woofers are either end that has a bass boost function that provides a surprising amount of low end for such a small package.

Whats More

The Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker supplies plenty of boom for your buck thanks to the passive bass radiators.

It’s completely waterproof, making it perfect for picnics or pool parties. Sound quality is exceptionally clear whether it’s pushing peak volume or providing background noise.

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Tribit Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category.

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