As far as Bluetooth speakers go, there are tons of options. Some are great and some aren’t. However, in the case of the OontZ Angle 3, it’s one of the most highly recommended in its price range. But what do I think about this speaker? Take a guess.
With extremely simple packaging, it’s obvious that this is no hundred-dollar or more speaker. It’s aimed at the consumer who wants a good product for the money. Despite this, Cambridge Soundworks still manages to pull off an incredibly sturdy feeling speaker.
It’s wrapped in rubber and plastic, except for the speaker grill which is a colored metal. I was sent the black version, but the Amazon page has many more color options. Overall I’m pleased with black, and it’s held up extremely well. I’ve taken the speaker through weeks of shower-singing (this speaker isn’t waterproof, it’s water resistant, but more on that in a bit) and car-jamming. The rubber is still clean and flawless while the paint on the metal grill is also untouched.
One of the nicer things about this speaker is the addition of a 3.5mm aux-in on the rear of the speaker. This, and the micro USB charging port are covered by a rubber flap.
This speaker has very tactile, covered buttons which are labeled and easy to find. With the addition of a microphone, you can take calls with ease. I’ve had a few people complain of an echo, but this could be affected by many things including your position in relation to the Angle, signal strength, etc.
Sound is awesome. Comparable to most mid-range speakers, I’m very impressed. And the bass? That’s something totally insane. With the volume low, you can hear a lot of it.
“That’s not insane,” you’re thinking. Think again.
Not only can you hear the bass, but you can feel it. The speaker will literally shake itself around and vibrate the table. The only reason it sounds distorted sometimes is the vibration, but you can certainly adjust the EQ or turn down the volume. What could be a more welcome option is standing the speaker on its side (buttons are on the side, so it’s designed to be used this way as well).
Another nice thing is how the bass doesn’t steal all the action, with highs surprisingly crisp and loud. It’s overall a nice, even-sounding speaker.
The water resistance is very welcome, making this speaker a great poolside or bathroom speaker. With a battery life of 7 hours, you won’t have to worry about plugging it in constantly either. This is welcome when being used in the bathroom, for example, where outlets are often a bit of a rarity.
If you’re in the market for a cheap, small, yet awesome Bluetooth speaker, the Oontz Angle 3 is definitely an amazing choice. Pick one up here, and leave me a comment letting me know if there’s any certain product you might want me to check out next. I’m always open to suggestions!