Review: SuperTooth Disco 2 Bluetooth Speaker
December 3, 2012 by Bill Palmer
by Bill Palmer
Beatweek Best Sub-$100 Bluetooth Speaker for 2013
What a difference a generation can make. Last year’s original SuperTooth Disco bluetooth wireless speaker was a short and wide and vaguely retro looking stereo which sounded pretty good but was wider than it should have been and cost more than it should have. But this time around the Disco 2 is a different story, by a long shot. It’s now morphed into a tall and svelte $99 unit which takes up only about four inches by two inches of table space. Gone is the old tuning knob in favor of six coolly backlit buttons on the unit’s top, making it a product which fits in equally well on your computer desk or on your living room end table.
Despite the overall smaller form factor (even its height is only about seven inches), the Disco 2 still offers plenty of audio fidelity. The bass and treble are both abundant and clean, even at modestly room-filling volumes. The treble does become slightly more prominent than the bass at the highest volumes, but this is a minor nitpick.
The slimmed-inward midsection of the product makes it easy to pick up, which fits with its wireless nature and its ten hour battery life, and it weighs less than it looks like it would. The line-in port on the back, for when you’re using it with a mobile device which doesn’t support bluetooth, is fairly standard. But the inclusion of not only volume buttons but also play/pause and next/previous track buttons is a rare find on bluetooth speakers in general, and a refreshing inclusion on the Disco 2.
This one’s a winner, and the choice of red, pink, green, black, silver or blue colored felt over the speaker is a nice bonus.
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 • Price: $99 • supertooth.net