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- Full of rich and deep bass
- Built-in rechargeable battery
- Light and small
- Easy to use
- Nice functional case included
- Auxiliary input
- Does not support speakerphone profile
- Noted “wavey” or “watery” sound at close listening range
- A bit pricey
The Bottom Line
Bluetooth really never stormed the shores of the United States like it has Europe but companies from the Western World are making strides to change that. French maker Supertooth has brought to our shores a Disco. Literally. The Disco is a Bluetooth speaker system with some punch that delivers a rich and full bodied sound to your music from any Bluetooth 2.0 device. No worries if you’re still stuck in the 90s, you can still join the party as the Disco includes a line-in input as well. With generous bouncers at the door, just about everyone can join in on the Disco and enjoy nearly 10 hours of music pretty much anywhere they go thanks to the French.
Bringing music where ever one goes now is pretty much not even an after thought anymore with smartphones making such a penetration in the consumer market. Either you have an iPhone or an Android. Some of you even have Blackberrys. I think one or two may have a Windows Phone 7 phone. That means you all have music on your device (well maybe Blackberry users are still trying to figure that one out.) Where that music once use to be locked into earphones or a cheesy built-in speaker for freedom to bump air waves around, Bluetooth now allows much greater freedom to do the hustle. SuperTooth’s Disco wants you to do just that, boogie. But is it up to the task or will it be forgotten just like the Bee Gees and Staying Alive?
When I first opened the box and removed the Disco, I didn’t expect much from it. I mean, how could I? It was light, small, and looked too good. After a quick charge, I easily paired it with my iPhone and pressed play. Andy Gibb sounded descent but a bit flat. Oh yes, the bass button. Pressed and impressed. The sound immediately changed shape and form and the dynamic was rich and deep. “Wow,” I caught myself saying as I proceeded through my playlist. I cranked up the volume nearly to its maximum and the Disco didn’t even sweat. It put out the beats and grooved like John Travolta did in his white suit on that colored dance floor of Saturday Night Fever. I felt like pressing my luck and turned the knob as far as it would go to the right. Not a bit of distortion but loud enough for me to return it to its previous setting. “Nice,” I heard myself say. Yes, very nice.
While I did notice an odd “watery” sound when close to the speaker, when I stepped away, it performed like a champ. Great separation, even in a large room, with a strong hold on the Bluetooth signal as I walked at least forty feet from it and around a corner. In truth, the Disco rocked the house and left me impressed. Sure, it’s a little on the steep side for price at $150, but I wouldn’t let that stop you from listening to it and buying it for your next little private disco.
Platform: Bluetooth 2.0 or 3.5mm jack input
Website: Product Webpage