Turn Up The Bass, Turn Up The Treble – Review of the Beats by Dre Beatbox Portable
Beats by Dre has introduced a new product in their line up of audio product. The Beatbox Portable is the successor to their original Beatbox. Packing a carrying handle on each side, 3.5mm audio input with power input on the back.
The top of the device is the business area of the device featuring a docking station for you iPhone or iPod devices. In front of the docking station are three buttons: Power/Bluetooth Pair and volume up/volume down. In the front is a beautiful grill with the Beats by Dre logo. Underneath the device is the power plant of the system, space for 6 D-cell batteries. I haven’t seen something use these batteries since my boombox from back in the day. I didn’t feel like buying some to test this since they are pricey and am disappointed they didn’t include a rechargeable power pack of some sort. The specs state that it’ll last 15 hours on battery.
The Beatbox Portable features a 5.25″ woofer and two mid range speakers though I was unable to find their sizes. The sound produced by the Beatbox Portable surely won’t knock your fillings out but it’s still very impressive. It had no problem enforcing lows in every genre I could throw at it but for me it excelled at music such as Jazz or Blues. The sound it produced was very clear and solid. Even at full volume the Beatbox Portable had no problem pumping out the sweet sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughn.
While I really enjoyed relaxing while listening to the Beatbox Portable I’m not so sure I could justify the price. The current pricing around the net is around $399. I’m sure they are very proud of this little box of awesomeness, I just couldn’t stomach coughing that much cash for something I wouldn’t use that often.
The Beatbox Portable is available from AT&T and other online retailers right now.