Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker Review

Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker

Boomboxes became popular in the mid-70’s as an icon of urban music as it was almost exclusively seen in centers where there is a large population of adolescents who were into the emerging music scene of this era. Fast forward to today, boomboxes are still a popular item among young and old adolescents alike, especially if it comes charged with features like the Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker.

Moreover, boombox speakers did not become an iconic symbol of the urban music scene because of its unique design and mainstream appeal. It became a popular music player of choice over the past decades because it can deliver the same high quality of sound that is more commonly found in home theater systems and larger audio component systems. This is why the stereo boombox still has its fair share of the market despite the introduction of smaller audio systems like the MP3 players, iPods and cellular phones.

This brings out the main appeal of the stereo boombox. It lets you share your music with other people who enjoy the same kind of music that you do. It is in this way that boomboxes became popular as it was the center of attention at in-house and dorm parties, even to a larger scale like a block party.

Pros

  • This boombox speakers appeal to both old and new fans of boomboxes as it delivers a high-quality sound and comes with a CD player, the only thing left out is a cassette.
  • This speaker can deliver a large range of sound and can go way up, volume-wise.
  • The quality of sound delivered by its speakers is clear and distortion-free no matter how high you place the volume.

Cons

  • Despite the lightweight tag, this set of speakers can be a bit heavy for people with smaller frames, and a shoulder strap might be needed
  • meh-o
    The speakers of this boombox are left to fend for itself without any grills or protective screen which makes you double think about bringing it outside.
  • meh-o
    A remote control would be a nice addition so that you don't have to go back to the boombox to change the music, which can be a hassle if you're in the middle of the dance floor and want to hype things up.

Features of the Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker

A modern boombox set-up is not replete with modern features and design. This is where the Phillips PX840T excels at, carrying a well-known name in the audio equipment industry. Here are some of its cool features:

  • Lightweight

Weighing in at less than an ounce, this lightweight speaker delivers a high-quality sound in a compact package.

  • Portable

The Phillips PX840T is the audio player of choice no matter where you go. It can be powered by plugging it into a convenience outlet, or you can put in eight D-sized batteries and take the boombox anywhere like it has been designed to.

  • Dynamic Bass

The speakers of this boombox speaker come with a dynamic bass boost that ensures that you get a deep, dramatic sound every time.

  • Sleek, Futuristic Design

The Phillips PX840T is designed with the modern urban lifestyle in mind. It has rugged features that let it blend outside but with enough design-sensibility for it to fit in any indoor home entertainment center.

  • Crisp and Clear Sound Quality

The 50-Watt speakers power the amplified audio coming from this Phillips boombox, so you can blare out your jam as loud as you like.

  • Multi-Source Music Player

Being an innovative player in the audio industry, Phillips delivers a boombox that can receive Bluetooth signals and play it back without any hitch. It also boasts of amazing connectivity capability with USB and AUX ports, as well as a CD player. This boombox also has AM/FM receivers for that old school vibe and functionality.

  • Lighted Speaker

The speakers of this boombox light up with the bass which immediately makes it the center of attention at any party.

Phillips Bluetooth Boombox Speaker – Rugged, Portable, Wireless Radio, USB, AUX, and CD Music Player - 50 Watt, Dynamic Bass, Digital Display, Light Up Speaker - Model PX840T
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Phillips Bluetooth Boombox Speaker – Rugged, Portable, Wireless Radio, USB, AUX, and CD Music Player - 50 Watt, Dynamic Bass, Digital Display, Light Up Speaker - Model PX840T
  • INCREDIBLE SOUND QUALITY: Start the party with excellent amplified audio and performance with our speaker that brings you 50W of crisp sound so you can jam out as loud as you'd like anywhere, anytime.
  • PLAY YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC FROM ANYWHERE: Our speaker is incredibly versatile as it plays music from practically any source possible - Bluetooth capabilities, AUX and USB - it even plays CDs/CD-R/RW!
  • INCREDIBLY LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE: Built for maximum convenience, we make our powerful speaker as compact as possible so it is easy to carry almost anywhere. Requires 8 D batteries (not included).
  • DYNAMIC LIGHT UP BOOSTED BASS: Not only does our speaker come with dynamic bass boost to bring you a deep and dramatic sound, the speaker lights up to really liven up the party and get things going.
  • FUTURISTIC DESIGN: Not only does our speaker perform as optimally as possible but it has a sleek and stylish look that will accentuate any room's décor fabulously - a sweet modern look anyone would love.

Summary

The Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker comes with a full deck of features from multiple connectivity options to a boosted bass that lights up the speakers every time the bass drops. Its rugged and modern design allows it to be brought in either indoor and outdoor setting while its power options make it extremely portable. Its extremely lightweight feature adds to the reasons why you can bring it anywhere.

Comparison

Comparing the features of the Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker with that of the Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Boombox Speaker, it would seem that the two have almost the same number of features. The Toshiba has multiple listening options from CD to USB to AM/FM playback, and it also comes with an AUX and Bluetooth connectivity options.

The Toshiba Boombox Speaker also comes with a power cord and battery compartment for that amazing portability that boomboxes are well-known for. This speaker also has a dynamic audio system that has four EQ modes to optimize your listening experience.

Verdict

Although the Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Boombox Speaker has a remote control which the Phillips PX840T Bluetooth Boombox Speaker does not have, the latter still comes out on top with its dynamic bass boost that ensures that you get to drop the bass whenever you like. The PX840T also delivers crisp and clear sound no matter the volume, as what Phillips is known for, and the lights that go off whenever you use it automatically liven up any setting.

The Phillips PX840T portability and lightweight features are also among the factors that make it the better choice. Moreover, the real reason why the PX840T won is its unique, colorfully rugged design as compared to the all-black appearance of the Toshiba, which kind of underwhelms its goal to be the life of the party.

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Phillips Bluetooth Boombox Speaker – Rugged, Portable, Wireless Radio, USB, AUX, and CD Music Player - 50 Watt, Dynamic Bass, Digital Display, Light Up Speaker - Model PX840T
Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Boombox Speaker: Portable CD Boom Box with FM Radio, Remote & LED Lights
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Phillips Bluetooth Boombox Speaker – Rugged, Portable, Wireless Radio, USB, AUX, and CD Music Player - 50 Watt, Dynamic Bass, Digital Display, Light Up Speaker - Model PX840T
Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Boombox Speaker: Portable CD Boom Box with FM Radio, Remote & LED Lights
Connectivity
USB, Aux, Bluetooth, CDs/CD-R/RW
USB, Aux, Bluetooth, CDs/CD-R/RW
Power Source
Batteries, AC
Batteries, AC
Item Dimension
8.78 x 20.59 x 8.27 in
19.7 x 7.9 x 8.3 in
Item Weight
11.85 lbs
7.28 lbs
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Phillips Bluetooth Boombox Speaker – Rugged, Portable, Wireless Radio, USB, AUX, and CD Music Player - 50 Watt, Dynamic Bass, Digital Display, Light Up Speaker - Model PX840T
Title
Phillips Bluetooth Boombox Speaker – Rugged, Portable, Wireless Radio, USB, AUX, and CD Music Player - 50 Watt, Dynamic Bass, Digital Display, Light Up Speaker - Model PX840T
Connectivity
USB, Aux, Bluetooth, CDs/CD-R/RW
Power Source
Batteries, AC
Item Dimension
8.78 x 20.59 x 8.27 in
Item Weight
11.85 lbs
Price
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Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Boombox Speaker: Portable CD Boom Box with FM Radio, Remote & LED Lights
Title
Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Boombox Speaker: Portable CD Boom Box with FM Radio, Remote & LED Lights
Connectivity
USB, Aux, Bluetooth, CDs/CD-R/RW
Power Source
Batteries, AC
Item Dimension
19.7 x 7.9 x 8.3 in
Item Weight
7.28 lbs
Price

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