Philips BT6000 Bluetooth Speaker - Review


Portable Bluetooth speakers have become much essential these days. We have been seeing the launch of a new portable Bluetooth speaker devices. Philips has recently launched a new speaker - BT6000. Let us delve a little deeper into what this new device has on offer.

Philips has always been a name to reckon with in the Bluetooth speaker arena. What with its Fidelio range of devices, it has carved a niche for itself. The BT6000 is the latest entrant in the field of bluetooth speakers from the renowned electronics brand. Here is an attempt at understanding it in a little detail.

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Design

The user interface is completely minimalistic. It has a 360 degree design that can easily be placed vertically or horizontally. The frame has a Pairing Button. Power and volume keys are located on top in the form of a dial.
The cylindrical shaped speaker measures 70 mm in diameter and is around 190 mm long. It does tilt the scales at 500 grams, so as soon as you hold it you know it is made of robust construction. The grills on the speaker appear a bit fragile in nature though. The bottom of the device houses a charging port - a microUSB at that and an audio input port.
The design is quite impressive enough. The best feature with the BT6000 is the fact that you can place it whatever way you would wish to. Lay it on its side frames. or keep it horizontally, you will continue to get the real 360 degree experience, thanks to its cylindrical design.

How does it perform?

It does offer you a 360 degree music experience. It comes with Philips' Digital Sound Processing which has been stated to improve the reproduction of sound.
Pairing it with your device is quite easy. You can do it either via the NFC chip, or if your device has no support for the technology - you can use the manual pairing via bluetooth. The BT6000 is compatible with your Android, mac, iOS or PC.
The bass is weaker at lower volumes though. You do not seem to get enough bass even if you fire the dial to full volume, but given the size of the device - there should be no reasons to be disappointed about.
High range is quite satisfactory. Best part is you do not hear the distorted sound as can happen with some small sized speakers.
Frankly enough, the sound quality looks a bit inferior to the competitors like Bose or UE products, but not bad either.
Calls are clear enough and you can be sure that the caller can your you properly. The speaker pauses the music when you are on your call, and resumes once you hang up.

Battery

The speaker has a robust 4400 mAh battery inside. You should get a backup of at least eight hours. Charging your speaker is quite easy with the microUSB port. The port has a waterproof flap that helps it stay away from water. You can also plug in an external power source if you need via the 3.5 mm audio jack.

What should have been better?

The speaker seems to have an emphasis over mid range, which makes the bass quite weaker on lower volumes. Though you can balance that out with a little higher volume - but still it does not reach up to the desired level.
The charging cable supplied along with the device is much shorter. It could mean a little discomfort while you want to hear the music when the speaker is charging. You can get this issue solved by using your own longer cable .

Final Say

It is a good companion while you are on a vacation. You can use it without worries as it is waterproof. In a crowded Bluetooth speaker market, the BT6000 is worthy of checking it out. Though it has its own set of drawbacks, you can safely conclude that it does warrant a second opinion thanks to its robust and superior build quality.


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