The reality is: the smaller the speaker, the less vibrant the sound.
Samsung's compact SB330 is a small speaker but the Korean tech giant has added elements to boost the speaker's prestige.
Design-wise, this is the most elegant speaker of its type, encased in grill mesh, with a top panel of brushed aluminium and four buttons (Volume Up/Down, Play and Talk).
The power button is at the back, alongside the Bluetooth button, audio port and micro-USB charging port. A Near Field Communication (NFC) tag is found on the right side, to indicate where you should tap your NFC device, such as a smartphone, to link both devices together.
Sound quality is decent and it is also projected from the rear, giving this an edge over the Nakamichi NBS8.
The rectangular shape also makes it easy to carry around.
Samsung has included a noise-cancellation feature here, for when users want to hold a conference call outdoors.
Personally, it just means being able to take calls during a beach party and having the other party hear you with greater clarity.
The price is a little steep though.
Additional features: NFC, noise and echo cancellation, audio in
This article was first published on July 16, 2014.
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