iClever BoostSound BTS07 Bluetooth speaker review
We have another iClever Bluetooth speaker in for review today, this time the BTS07. This speaker has 6W of total power, a lightweight design and 10 hours of battery life, but how does it stack up against other speakers we’ve tested? Find the answer in our full review.
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Features & Specifications
- CD-quality audio without delay from two 3W speaker drivers
- Lightweight and compact design
- Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity (10m range) + 3.5mm aux-in
- Buttons for media and Bluetooth controls
- Red and black metallic lacquer design
- 10 hours battery life
- Water resistant
- 160 x 75 x 50mm
The BTS07 has a more refined appearance than the BTS06 we looked at earlier, although it does sport the same red/black colour scheme. The speaker grille remains metal, but the black sections are covered in a soft touch plastic.
The buttons here are more prominent than on the BTS06, making them easier to see and feel, and the arrangement is different: this time we have a multi-function button, a call button, and volume up / volume down (which can also be used to skip tracks forward and back).
On the back, we have the auxiliary 3.5mm input, a Micro USB charging port and the on/off switch. These are weather sealed by a long rubber flap, but the fit of the seal doesn’t feel as solid as on other water-resistant Bluetooth speakers.
The speakers are pretty good looking, with a curved shape that isn’t particularly space-efficient but is quite elegant. Let’s move onto testing now.
Compared to the BTS06 Bluetooth speakers we looked at earlier, the BTS07 immediately shows more bass response at similar volume levels. This speaker certainly isn’t the ideal choice for bass-heavy genres, but you won’t notice any missing bass in rock songs either — it’s all there and accounted for, which is great. The 6W BTS07 doesn’t get quite as loud as its 10W brother, but it’s still enough to fill the average bedroom or living room and there’s no distortion evident.
The BTS07 exhibited the same middling Bluetooth appearance as its brother, proving perfectly fine while in the same room, but dropping out occasionally if you’re using it from a room or two over — particularly if someone is standing in the way (it turns out that humans are pretty hard to shoot Bluetooth signals through).
The BTS07 is a great-sounding Bluetooth speaker, which solves the missing bass problem that was one of the few weakpoints of its cheaper BTS06 brother. It also sports a more elegant design with more usable ports and buttons, while maintaining some measure of water resistance as well. All in all, it’s a much better speaker overall and a strong choice at the $30 price point.