YTR Portable Bluetooth Speaker: A Detailed Review

YTR Portable Bluetooth Speaker: A Detailed Review

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Without a doubt, one of the quickest and easiest ways to play music in your home or even when you are on the go is by using a portable Bluetooth speaker. The convenience it offers is simply unbeatable. All you need to do is charge the battery, pair it with your laptop, phone or tablet, and that’s it. You will be able to listen to your whole playlist whenever and wherever you choose to.

The latest set of portable Bluetooth speakers have come a long way from what they used to be like. You do not need to break the bank in order to afford decent portable speakers. Among the several on the market, we tried out YTR.co’s Battery Powered Bluetooth Speaker, and we are very excited to give you a detailed review of this fantastic product. Let’s dive right in.

YTR Battery Powered Bluetooth Speaker Boombox Subwoofers with Built in 4_inch Cylinder Speaker, SD Card Slot, Aux-In and FM Radio

Pros

  • Allows for easy pairing with all types of devices
  • Has a strong and sturdy built
  • Quite small in size
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    Very lightweight
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    Supports wired and wireless connections

Cons

  • The FM radio channels can only be auto-selected and cannot be tuned manually
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    Needs to be kept by the window or outside under the sky to get decent FM reception
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    Even with the subwoofer, the bass of the speaker is not the most powerful
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    Takes a lot of time to charge fully
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    The play time is reduced quite a bit when you use the speaker at the loudest possible volume

YTR Portable Bluetooth Speaker Features

The YTR.co Bluetooth Speaker is a brilliant product. While it obviously cannot be compared to the portable speakers from brands like Bose and JBL, it certainly tries its best to reach the same high standard set by them at just at a fraction of its cost.

Some of the top features of this speaker are:

  • Compact Size

When we say portable, this speaker is truly portable. It has a height of 7.1 inches, a width of 11.8 inches, and a depth of 7.4 inches. It is no bigger than a water bottle, which makes it easy to store in the bag or carry it in just one hand. It also weighs only 3.5 pounds.

  • Simple Design

In terms of its design, it’s very simple and does not have too many frills attached to it. It is cylindrical in shape, mostly black in color with red accents. It is also equipped with a red strap on the top to hold the speaker conveniently.

  • Quality Specifications

The portable speaker has two, two-inch tweeters, which are 2W, along with a four-inch subwoofer, which is 7W. It features Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP and ACRCP profiles and offers a wireless range of up to 33 feet.

In addition to that, you can also use the speaker by using an auxiliary cable inserted into the speaker’s 3.5mm audio input. Furthermore, it also supports a MicroSD memory card.

  • Splash-Proof Coating

A feature that is typically reserved only for high-end portable speakers, YTR.co’s Portable Speaker is completely splash proof. This means that you do not need to be worried if you spill a drink or if it gets wet in the rain.

This is all due to the splash-proof fabric coating along with a rugged rubber housing over the speaker. This feature makes this portable speaker everyone’s pool party favorite or perfect for an overnight camping trip.

  • Powerful Battery

This portable speaker comes with a 1500 mAh lithium battery that is inbuilt and fully rechargeable. The speaker will offer a play time of up to four hours, depending on the content played and the level of the volume.

A fully empty battery will take around two to three hours to charge fully. There’s a light indicator to show when it is charging and it goes off when it is fully charged. The battery can be charged using the 5V USB charging cable.

  • Convenient Carry Strap

YTR.co’s portable speaker comes with a shoulder strap. With the user’s convenience in mind, the designers also added two carabiners, which will enable you to carry it easily and offers a stylish way to transport the device.

  • FM Radio

For all those looking to listen to the FM radio at home, you will be pleased to know that this speaker allows you to listen to your local FM channels by just changing the mode. You can use the aux-in line as an antenna to get better reception for the FM.

  • Simple Pairing

As mentioned earlier, this speaker can connect to your device wirelessly or wired. The Bluetooth connectivity allows for easy pairing with your phone, laptops and even your tablet as long as it is Bluetooth-ready. It works with both iOS and Android devices.

Summary of the Features

The YTR.co Battery Powered Bluetooth Speaker is an excellent speaker for those who want good, loud sound without spending a ton of money. The speakers come with a subwoofer and two tweeters that offer decent sound quality.

Moreover, the speaker can be paired wired or wirelessly with all types of devices and operating systems. It also features a splash-proof coating along with a rugged rubber housing that allows it to be used near a pool or at the beach. Lastly, it also features an FM radio mode.

Comparison

To know how brilliant this speaker is, it only makes sense to compare it with a similar product. We found that the Nubwo Portable Speakers  and its features are very similar to it. On the surface, both these speakers are quite the same. Both can be used wired or wirelessly and offers 33 feet of wireless range. Furthermore, they both support micro SD cards.

However, the speaker from YTR.co is slightly better because, for starters, it has a better built and features a splash-proof coating to safeguard it against water. It also has far better audio and bass quality in comparison with its counterpart.

The only thing we wish the YTR.co speaker possessed were options in colors like the Nubwo speakers, which are available in four different colors.

Portable Bluetooth Speakers, Nubwo Mini Wireless Outdoor Speakers V4.1, Richer Sound and Bass, Tf Crad Slot, 3.5mm Aux, Build-in Microphone for iPhone/Andriod/Tablet(Rose Gold

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Battery Powered Bluetooth Speaker by YTR.co is a fantastic speaker for those looking for good-quality one yet on a budget. The splash-proof coating ensures to keep the speaker safe from water, and its strong build keeps the speaker safe from dents.

It has very good sound quality and can be paired wirelessly or wired to different types of devices. We are certain you will love these speakers just the way we did, and we highly recommend you try them out.

Scott

Hey there, my name is Scott and I am the creator of this site. Being a kid from the 80s, I have a soft spot for boomboxes and want to let everyone know how cool they still are today.

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Celeste - October 21, 2018

Hi Scott, 

Great review, thanks.  As a Digital Nomad living on the go, this portable bluetooth speaker is perfect.  I love the fact that it is small enough to carry around.  In your opinion, what kind of bass does this speaker have? I always find that wireless speakers have more treble than base.  I usually like to use my bluetooth speaker when watching movies on Netflix since I don’t like my laptop speakers.  All my devices are Apple so I’m glad to hear that it can pair with any device.  I’ve had problems with this in the past.  Great review. 

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    Scott - October 21, 2018

    Considering its price, the bass is not bad, but it’s not the most powerful either…

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Kit - October 21, 2018

Portable Bluetooth speakers are awesome. The one thing that I don’t like about these speakers is they have a battery life. It does not last very long. It is also troublesome to recharge then every time. If in urgency that I need to play some music loudly, when the battery is dead, that is a problem for me. Overall it is convenient to use without wires.

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    Scott - October 21, 2018

    That’s the thing with Bluetooth speakers, that you need to charge them from time to time. Luckily battery life has improved a lot over the years and will probably get even better in the future.

    The YTR doesn’t have the biggest battery, but still manages to get to around 4 hours of playtime.

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Gabbey - October 21, 2018

It’s so interesting to see how much technology has changed, what was once the big boom box speakers are now just these tiny portable speakers with just as much power as the big ones haha! I use a different brand that I bought ages ago but the logo has rubbed off, but after a while I noticed that the speakers started to sound funny.. Not sure if it was because I was blasting it or what, but will the same thing happen with these speakers and how are they different to Bose and Beats by Dre? Are they of similar quality?

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    Scott - October 21, 2018

    It would be a bit unfair to compare the YTR with an offering from Bose, as the Bose will cost four times as much. The higher price will of course allow for better quality speakers which can get louder without distortion. However any speaker driven too loud will eventually break down.

    The YTR can play at decent sound levels before it starts to have problems. So, while not being the best option if you want to throw a massive party, it is actually very nice as a personal companion or in smaller groups.

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andrejs - October 21, 2018

You are absolutely right saying that a Bluetooth portable speaker is the most convenient way to play music on the go.

 I use a small Philips BT speaker for four years. It is not so powerful than your YTR, but battery still is in very good condition. I never knew that those speakers come with FM, but it drains a battery faster I guess. Sometimes I play the radio just by streaming from my iPhone.

YTR Portable Bluetooth Speaker Features is really cool, and the price is friendly as well. 

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Chris - October 25, 2018

I’m currently looking for a portable bluetooth speaker to take on holiday to Spain with us – this could fit the bill, but I do have a few questions I need answering first. 

You mention that the battery length can decrease pretty drastically when it’s played too loud – how bad is this when compared to other models? 

I only ask as we listen to music all day long on the beach usually (at a decent volume).

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    Scott - October 25, 2018

    Battery life takes a significant hit on loud volumes and especially with bass heavy music, because the reproducing bass takes up more battery. You could easily look at at 40% increase in battery when fully charged.

    If you want a portable speaker that can last a whole day, since you mention you need one for on the beach, I suggest you take a look at the BoomTouch speaker.

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Karin Nauber - October 25, 2018

I loved my bluetooth speaker. But it is an old one and doesn’t hold its charge at all anymore. The last time it really worked well was the day of my wedding five years ago (told you it was old!) when we played our wedding music on it and then later played music by the bonfire. It played for about five hours, but I’m not sure what happened, anyway, it only plays for 15 minutes to half an hour now. It’s time for a new one. Honestly, the YTR Portable Bluetooth Speaker sounds a lot like what I am looking for. I would be primarily using it at home, so it sounds like the volume would be adequate and the size and weight perfect for when I do want to take it with me when I travel. I am not overly concerned about the FM radio part not being very reliable or being able to tune it manually, but it is a nice feature, too.

Thank you for your review of this product and the comparison you offered to the Nubwo Portable Speaker. I truly think I may have found my next bluetooth speaker!

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    Scott - October 25, 2018

    You’re welcome Karin, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy your new speaker!

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