In the past couple of weeks we have reviewed a couple of different variants of bluetooth speakers, the 808 Audio Canz and the Luxa2 GroovyW. Two slightly different speakers, one of which focuses on quality audio in a compact device, while the other takes an innovative turn and includes a mobile charging solution. Today we have the opportunity to take a close look at probably the most innovative bluetooth speaker to date, the Bass Egg Verb.
Just as the above video implies, this device literally turns every surface into a speaker. While holding the device in the air, you hear a faint version of your song being played – even when you have the volume cranked. As soon as you place it down, watch out! This little speaker has a lot to show! When we first received this speaker, we were blown away by the innovation included with this device! Let’s take a closer look at the design and specifications!
DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
The packaging for the Bass Egg Verb is very straight forward. On the front, you have the speaker plain as day. There is no other writing on the box, except for the back where it says in a little font “Everything is a speaker”.
Once you lift off the top cover, you are left with an exposed interior and are greeted by the device manual. It, as well, is pretty straight forward as it provides a list of recommended and unrecommended surfaces to test the Bass Egg Verb.
You lift off the manual and you are greeted by this wonderful device and it’s USB/3.5mm audio cable. All of which is carefully packaged in the felt interior. Immediately after trying to get the speaker out of the box, you will feel the difference when comparing this to other speakers. This is one heavy and sturdy speaker, without any doubt! It is listed to weigh in at one pound, one ounce. On the top, there is just a plain black surface, which stretches to the edge of the, what appears to be, gun-metal encasing. This gorgeous looking speaker also comes in black as well.
On the back side of the Bass Egg Verb, there is your power line in, power indicator LED, power/bluetooth switch, as well as the bluetooth indicator. To pair this device with your bluetooth enabled smartphone or smart-device, simply slide the switch over to “BT” and search for the Bass Egg on your smart device. Pair, connect and start blasting some tunes!
The most interesting part of this device is the base. Holding up this heavy beast is a metal podium like stand, with a rubber footing that is extremely important. We would like to provide one piece of advice: that little piece of protective plastic that covers this rubber footing – take it off as soon as you see it. It impedes sound quality immensely.
For more detailed information and specifications, take a look at the chart below!
This was probably the most fun we have ever had reviewing a product, seriously! For the first two weeks we listened to nothing, but the Bass Egg Verb. Testing out about every possible surface we could find! This included a glass TV stand, various pots and pans, a large wooden desk, ceramic tiles, various countertops, different computer chassis’ and even the top of a home theatre subwoofer!
It was so interesting to see the change in audio tone and clarity as we switched from surface to surface. Glass surfaces provided a more clear sound, while wood surfaces accentuated the bass and provided a rich experience for the mid ranges. The metal surface was all bass. The list can go on and on!
One thing to keep in mind though, the treble tones are not as great as we would have liked to have heard. The bass and mid ranges tend to overpower the treble, with almost too much ease. If you don’t mind having the volume at about 75%, you will hit this sweet spot where all ends of the audio spectrum are unified into a wicked listening experience!
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
When we take a look at Amazon.com, we see that the Bass Egg Verb will set you back around $99.95, which as you can imagine is at the higher end of pricing. While it remains to be incredibly innovative, the speaker falls behind when it comes to providing audio throughout a complete dynamic range.
At times, it does surprise us though! Just when we think we have a handle of what type of music this speaker is best suited for, it throws us a curveball and blows us away with superb quality. If you are looking for a really innovative speaker, that really pumps out the bass – don’t look any further than the Bass Egg Verb! While this speaker is a bass beast, it isn’t the be all and end all when it comes to bluetooth speakers. If you are an audiophile, or at least one who has an above-average appreciation for music – then we would not suggest this speaker for you.
For the record, we also tested just about every music genre that exists. From country, to hip hop and to rock, this speaker had moments where it blew us away, but also had moments where we weren’t overly impressed. Interestingly enough there was no one particular genre that was good or bad, the audio quality was mixed across all genres.
While we may have mixed feelings about the Bass Egg Verb – at least when it comes to the audio quality – we are still extremely impressed with the ingenuity and the innovation that has been tossed into this metal egg. This bluetooth speaker gets the “thumbs up” in our books, as it easily takes away our innovation award!