The DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker features slick looks and high quality sound, as well as an impressive 12-hour battery life at 75% volume, so you can chill out all day to your favorite music.
DOSS Touch Review
The DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass features 360-degree sound for a superior portable listening experience. Two 6-watt high performance drivers and an enhanced bass setup breath superior audio into this Bluetooth speaker with full-bodied sound and less than 1% harmonic distortion.
Unlike other portable Bluetooth speakers that measure their battery life with the volume set to 50%, the DOSS Touch’s battery life is measured with the volume set to 75%–a much more realistic value, since most people like to pump up the volume nowadays. With that said, the Touch’s battery life—at 75% volume—is a whopping 12 hours, so you can literally party all night. Once the battery is drained, recharging is quick and easy thanks to the micro USB charger that gets the job done in a slick 4-hour timeframe.
The DOSS Touch uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to pair with your smartphone and other devices.
The DOSS Touch gets its name from its control system located on top of the speaker. Everything is controlled by touch, meaning there are no obvious, glaring and outdated buttons, which can be an eyesore if you’re going for a streamlined look. Furthermore, the touch control is ultra-sensitive, so using it is really easy. Volume, tracks, speakerphone and more are all just a touch away.
As most smartphone users are aware, the speakerphone your smartphone comes with has less than stellar audio. There’s a lot of distortion and volume is an issue as well. The DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth speaker handles that problem with ease. Thanks to its ability to pair with your phone, it doubles as a speaker phone. It’s great for holding conference calls or just simply using as a speakerphone to chat with friends while you cook supper—all in HQ sound.
First impression of the DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass
The DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker makes a great first impression on the visual front. It’s a minimal design and the touch controls, located at the top, are very low-key. It’s true that looks aren’t everything, but for pieces that aren’t a centerpiece of fixture, it’s nice to have something that doesn’t catch the eye in a bad way.
As far as function goes, the big draw is obviously the touch control functionality, the very thing this speaker gets its name from. The controls may be visually minimalistic, but they’re robust enough to do everything you need from managing tracks to answering phone calls to volume control and more.
Speaking of volume, I was impressed when I read that the battery life rating of 12-hours is good at 75% volume. So often, the fine print on comparable speakers will say that the impressive battery life is really only good when the volume is set to 50%, which is a bummer, because who listens to the volume at 50%? Especially if your aim is to listen by the pool or otherwise outdoors. Personally, I find the volume range to be a step above similar offerings from competitors, and it definitely fits my needs. I like it loud, but not ridiculously loud—I do live in an apartment, after all.
The sound quality meets expectations, and dare I say, exceeds them. Obviously, any audiophile will have low expectations for a portable Bluetooth speaker. But even if we constrain audio quality to the world portable Bluetooth speakers, I still think the sound range is definitely worthy. The highs have personality, the mids are full and the bass has a true richness. It won’t make your house shake, but it definitely portrays songs just about as accurately as a speaker of this class possibly can.
Pairing with devices is easy thanks to the Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility. The range is 33 feet. I’ve read that some people have had problems with the Bluetooth signal, though this seems to be rare, and it certainly wasn’t a problem for me. I even tried to trigger it, doing things I’d seen reviewers say caused problems and nada—I think maybe they just had bad units or some other issue. I don’t think it’s a problem with this device.
I like that it has an auxiliary input as well as a micro SD. These two features aren’t always present on portable speakers like this, so it’s a nice, thoughtful touch, and ideal for those of us who still use them.
All in all, I think the DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker has a lot to offer, and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it.
The DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker is super easy to use and features a surprisingly robust sound for its size. With excellent volume range and sleek touch controls, it’s a very cool piece of equipment worth checking out.
- 12-hour battery life at 75% volume
- Micro USB charger fully charges speaker in 4 hours or less
- High definition sound
- 12W speakers (two 6W drivers)
- Unique bass setup for better bass performance
- Functions as a speakerphone
- Touch control functionality is sleek and modern
- Bluetooth 4.0—compatible with every Bluetooth device
- Micro SD for extra versatility
- Aux input
- Lightweight and portable
- Comes with its own carrying pouch and charger
This DOSS speaker is incredible value for money. It tends to run around $30, but you’d normally need to pay much more for the sound quality it provides. It’s a great choice if you’re on a budget, or if you just want a high-quality outdoor speaker.