STERE GUIDE verdict
+ Extensive equipment with AUX input and light organ, sound pulse EQ
+ Large carrying handle
+ Stereo pairing
+ A decent bass foundation for the money
- Quite harsh voice reproduction, especially at high levels
Sound: tonal balance / transparency4.8
Sound: Bass / Dynamics7.2
Ease-of-use / Connectivity8.8
The manufacturer Tronsmart has recently launched a fireworks display of new mini Bluetooth speakers, some of which have been reviewed by us. Despite its name, however, the Tronsmart Bang Mini is at home in the mid-sized mobile onebox category. You could also say it is the modern form of a compact ghetto blaster. With its size and switchable light organ function, it competes with wheeled party speakers like the Sony SRS-XG300. At a fraction of the price, of course.
However, in contrast to the folding handle of the aforementioned, its fixed carrying handle dominates the design, which makes stowing it in a backpack seem less sensible. Add to that a rather hefty weight of 2.4 kilograms and the fact that it is waterproof according to IPX6, but not dust-proof. And with 15 hours of maximum battery life, it is also in the practical range.
Light organ without endurance
But that’s where they start, the little problems. Because this value is theoretical and with the light function turned off. If you let it blink and sparkle, the maximum battery life drops to 5 hours. According to the manufacturer, as said. Considering that it takes 4 hours to recharge via USB-C with a high charging current, the question arises relatively early in the review.
This is how the Tronsmart Bang Mini sounds
For the low price in relation to size, weight, and features, the Tronsmart Bang Mini definitely shows good approaches in terms of sound. It lives up to its visual appearance as a party box acoustically as well. The Bluetooth speaker with a handle can play quite loud when needed and produces quite a decent bass foundation. However, this is mainly true if you don’t evaluate your sound idea according to size, but rather according to the Bang Mini’s price. And not to forget: When you press the Sound Pulse EQ button.
However, the price breaker reproduces the mids, which are especially crucial for voices, quite undifferentiated and also quite harsh. The result: You can play music quite loudly with the Bluetooth speaker. However, due to the weakness in the midrange, it is questionable how long one really enjoys savoring the level reserves.
Conclusion and alternatives to the Tronsmart ghetto blaster
The Tronsmart Bang Mini plays along with the considerably more expensive party boxes in terms of weight dimensions. Unfortunately, some sonic weaknesses ensure that it cannot cover up its low price. If party suitability is not important, the T7 from Tronsmart is a more balanced and handy Bluetooth speaker for less money. And if you want to let it rip at the party with more sonority, you should consider adding a bit more and listen to the Dockin D Fine 2 , which is much more natural and has a more sovereign bass.