Moshi Double Bassburger
Lomis International, www.lomis.com.au
Great sound for their size; good build quality
Speakers need cables when attached
These little dome-shaped speakers are nothing new … we first reviewed one – the Cygnett GrooveBassball – back in December 2009. But the Moshi Double Bassburger, as its name suggests, takes the concept further by providing two linked dome speakers for a fuller stereo sound.
The Double Bassburger looks a bit like an egg when you pull it out of the package. A gentle pull separates the magnetic connection of the two 1.7W speakers, which have a wonderful, slightly rubberised feel to them.
A slight twist expands each speaker to expose connections and controls, plus expand the internal space for increased resonance and a better, richer sound.
The left speaker contains the rechargeable battery, On/Off switch and LED indicator, while the right one houses the Volume control and a 3.5mm audio-in jack which allows the Double Bassburger to be hooked up to pretty much any audio device. The two must be hooked up via a Mini-to-Mini USB cable which also has a full-sized USB connector for battery charging.
The cable allows the two speakers to be positioned 50cm apart for better stereo imaging – which brings us to the sound quality. It’s amazing.
They’re well-balanced tonally, with more bass than they deserve to put out, and pack loads of detail.
In situations where you’d rather have a single unit, the speakers can also be used attached to each other. The USB cable is still needed, which is a pity as this leaves you with an unsightly mess of cables. It would be far better if the magnetic connectors between the two speakers also connected their electronics.
Australian Macworld’s buying advice
At $69.95, the Double Bassburger might seem a little pricey at first. But the price is right on the money for the quality of sound and materials. It comes with a soft carry pouch and is available at Dick Smith, Toys R Us and independent retailers.
This review originally appeared in the September issue of Australian Macworld magazine.