Cygnett SoundWave Bluetooth Speaker And Device Stand
Over the past couple of months I’ve been a search for what I personally feel is the best Bluetooth/Wireless speaker that you can get without spending a ton of money. I’ve offered some smaller speakers such as the Sony BTV-5, the SoundWave-SW50 and a few others.
Today, I bring you another speaker, but this time it’s much larger than the previous 2 I just mentioned. It’s manufactured by a company called Cygnett, but carries the name of SoundWave. A bit confusing, as this has nothing to do with the company SoundWave from what I’m seeing.
The Cygnett Bluetooth speaker is much more of a table/desktop type speaker as in the way that it’s not meant to be portable like many of the other speakers I’ve reviewed along the way. To me, that’s just fine because when I’m listening to music, I’m almost always at home. So the device not being portable isn’t any issue for me, though it might be for many of you.
Upon first grabbing of the package when it arrived at the door, and then a bit later of taking it out of the box, the first thing I noticed was how “plasticy” the Cygnett SoundWave felt. It had a slightly “cheap” feel to it. Other than the feel of it, that’s where the “cheapness” seems to have stopped. The product itself is quite heavy for what it is. Not the heaviest of speakers by no means, but not as light as I would have thought it would be with the way it looks. This is something that I was quite happy with because usually with a decent weight level comes a decent sound. And don’t you worry, we’ll get to that shortly.
The Device Stand
The Cygnett Soundwave comes with a small little stand that will hold most any phone or tablet. This is pretty handy since most of the time I’m streaming some radio station using iHeartRadio and like to see what artist/song is currently playing. I can quickly look over at my device that’s standing up in the stand and see what’s playing without having to pick up my phone or anything like that. A very handy accessory that the Cygnett SoundWave comes with in my opinion.
One nice thing about the stand is that it has an opening on the bottom to allow your charging cable for your device to come up through the stand and plug into your device. That way while you’re streaming your music, the device can charge and your worries can be laid to rest of not running down your battery while kickin it to some awesome jams.
Of course this is the part of the review that everyone has been waiting for. And let me tell you, it’s the part I’ve been waiting to talk about. First let me say that the sound on this bad boy gets super loud. Not really surprised by how loud it gets due to the size of the speaker itself, but even after the sound gets loud, there’s pretty much no distortion or anything like that. The sound quality is beyond excellent to me personally. Now keep in mind that I’m not some hi-tech sound mixer or anything like that, but I can tell the difference between speakers that are cheaper and don’t have decent sound quality, as compared to those that are a bit more expensive and have better quality hardware in them.
As I’ve mentioned before, I listen to all types of music especially when doing a review of a speaker so that I can hear different sounds within the music to see how the sound quality really is. With the Cygnett SoundWave, the high’s and low’s are just perfect and don’t make you cringe when hearing them when the sound is turned up rather loud. A very pleasing thing for those of us that love our music 24/7.
Another good thing about the loudness of this device is the ability to have it playing on one end of my house, while doing something out in the living room which is on the other end of the house. I can hear the music playing without any issues or without having to connect my device to a different speaker and carry it with me in the other room or whatever. The only downfall to that, walking back into the room with the speaker before turning the volume back down to a desirable listening point.
The Cord And Plug
While I realize this product comes from a company in the UK, I’ve been getting several things from them over the past few months and have never run into this problem until I received this unit. The plug is some foreign UK/European plug that won’t work here in the USA straight out of the package. I had to head over to Amazon and pick up an adapter for about to convert the plug so that I could use it. Personally, not a big deal at all especially as you can see I really like this speaker, a lot! But it’s something you might want to think about when you go to order yourself one from GearZap. You can pick up the adapter here: Plug Adapter From Amazon
Overall, the Cygnett SoundWave is by far the best Bluetooth speaker I’ve reviewed to date. It’s pretty lightweight, though not portable, has superb sound quality and is fairly decently priced. You can pick one up for around or you can head here: GearZap.com and pick one up for just . One heck of a great deal for this awesome speaker that has made me retire all other speakers in my house currently. Definitely something I feel you will do too if you pick one of these up.
I want to give a huge thanks to the great folks over at GearZap who are always sending us some new stuff to review. They’ve got a little bit of everything, such as accessories for all sorts of tablets and phones, such as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, and many others. All of us here at the ADDITS HQ highly recommend you checking out their site and throwing a few bucks their way to grab you some really great stuff from their large assortment of products. We promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
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