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Tronsmart Studio Review: Absolutely Brilliant Budget Speaker

Tronsmart has done it yet again. The Asian company has launched yet another set of speakers that have managed to surpass the quality offered by their previous Tronsmart Force speakers thanks to an extended battery life, a sturdy design, solid sound quality, SoundPulse technology, as well as the ability to connect as many speakers as you want with Tronsmart's Tuneconn technology.

We've gotta say, these are some of the best speakers we've tried below the 200 dollar mark and what's best is that you can get three for the price of one standard speaker. Today, without further ado, we'll get on with our review of the Tronsmart Studio speakers to tackle everything you need to know about this interesting new speaker.

Let's talk about the design

We're going to start off this review with the design. From that standpoint, while we think that the Tronsmart Studio benefits from a nice, sober design, with a minimalist look and sharp edges, we should also point out that it's definitely a fingerprint magnet.

It's also not what we'd call a lightweight speaker, weighing roughly 2 pounds. Ergo, this isn't a set of speakers you're going to be carrying around wherever you go. But that's not really the point. What we like is that it feels well-built, with a solid finish, and it should be able to withstand a few bangs and drops without any issues.

Now, let's move on to sound quality

What about sound quality? As we mentioned earlier, Tronsmart has equipped the Studio with its patented SoundPulse technology that increases the bass response. This means the speakers are able to deliver a heavy bass when required.

Though it's worth mentioning that with the Tronsmart App you can actually access an equalizer for these speakers that will also deliver different sound types to reinforce vocals or work more on bass-heavy sounds. Specifically, the options listed on the App are Deep bass, 3D, SoundPulse, High Fidelity, Classic, Vocal & Rock. These are all very different sounds and it's definitely worth fiddling around with them.

Another thing we really like is that the speakers go quite loud without barely any distortion. This is due to its sturdy design working with three speakers, two tweeters, and one subwoofer. Thanks to that the Studio manages to produce frequencies ranging from 20 to 20.000 Hz. If you're used to decibels then you should know that this speaker can surpass the 100 decibels when at 100% of its volume output.

Overall, the sound quality is fairly good, and when you get two or more speakers together the sound really starts to come alive when you couple the 3D Equalizer alongside the Tuneconn connectivity.

What about the buttons? What are the connectivity options?

Moving on with this review of the Tronsmart Studio. If there's something we can say with absolute certainty we're not big fans of is the fact that Tronsmart opted for black buttons that are damn near impossible to distinguish even in a bright environment.

This isn't that big of an issue because it's only a matter of time before you end up memorizing the button layout - it only has 7 - but that coupled with its very dim LEDs are the disadvantages we see on this speaker, pun intended.

Beyond that, we do appreciate that the actual buttons are rubber, making the speaker as a whole more resistant to water and dust damage.

As far as connectivity is concerned. Obviously, we've got Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, as well as a microSD card slot and your regular audio jack. The good thing about the BT 5.0 connectivity is that it's not as sensitive as the previous generation was to wind and distances, being able to carry out a signal no matter where you are in the house.

Battery Life of the Tronsmart Studio

In regards to the battery life, Tronsmart claims that this speaker offers 15 hours of battery life at 50% audio. Obviously, your mileage may vary. However, we've managed to get roughly around that amount of time without having to charge the speaker through its USB Type-C port. In any case, it's more than enough for even the most hardcore music lovers.

How Do I use TuneConnect to Connect more speakers?

This isn't usually part of our reviews. However, due to the fact that we did have some trouble using TuneConnect to connect all the speakers at the same time, we thought we'd share our easy fix for connecting the Tronsmart Studio Speakers. What we did was simply connect one of the speakers to the Tronsmart app. Once in the app, under "settings" - the third option on the bottom - you click on the broadcast button.

This will make the Tronsmart Studio you're connected to the main one - the master - and it will start searching for other speakers to broadcast to. Then what you do is turn on your other Studio speaker and press on the broadcast button -the third one from the left -. That's it, you'll hear a sound and the speakers will be connected.

We did it through the button press but if you don't manage to make it work that way then this is a pretty quick fix for the issue.

Verdict: Should I Buy the Tronsmart Studio Speaker?

So, should you buy the Tronsmart Studio? Overall, we think the answer is yes. The sound quality is good, it has a durable design, and offers a good amount of battery life so that you don't have to be on top of it constantly.

Overall, while there are some button navigation issues and the black buttons are difficult to see, these can be easily overlooked given all the positives the Studio has to offer. However, we do recommend getting at least two speakers, that way you get the fully immersive experience that comes with the TuneConnect technology. Trust me, you won't regret it!