Terratec Concert BT Mobile Boost: mobile Bluetooth speaker put to the test

TerraTec Concert BT Mobile Boost with iPhone

After I got the press release from TerraTec yesterday that they were launching three new Bluetooth speakers with the new "Concert" product range, I quickly asked for a test copy, which promptly fluttered into the house a day later - you wish you had such a service more often ! I don't know exactly why, but somehow I've been fascinated by Airplay and Bluetooth speakers for ages. These often small boxes meanwhile produce so much sound that one often wonders where it comes from. For that reason I was also very excited about the “Concert BT Mobile Booth' which is just a tad larger in footprint than an iPhone 5 (when you put it on the table).

TerraTec Concert BT Mobile Boost with iPhone
The TerraTec Concert BT Mobile Boost next to my iPhone and the obligatory cup of coffee, which should not be missing in the product test (Photo: Sir-Apfelot.de).

Technical details of the TerraTec BT loudspeaker

The technical data of the Terratec speaker system are quickly explained:

  • 2 x 2 watt power
  • Connection via Bluetooth 2.1 AD2P and of course alternatively via the obligatory 3,5mm jack input
  • microSD card slot for playing music from a memory card
  • integrated hands-free system
  • 900 mAh battery that is integrated in the speaker and lasts up to 5 hours
  • the RRP is EUR 69,99 for the “Concert BT Mobile Boost”

Handling and sound of the Concert BT Mobile Boost

I'll admit: I'm not a fan of manuals. I'd rather try around for 10 minutes than read the manual for 5 minutes. That may be nonsensical, but as a rule one understands technical devices quickly if they are not planned very clumsily in terms of use. It was just as easy with the TerraTec speaker: there is a power button on the back. Of course I pressed it so that the speaker went on. Since there was no pairing button to put the BT speaker into pairing mode, I tried the trick of pressing and holding the power button. Lo and behold: After a few seconds, it reports that it is now in pairing mode and is waiting for Bluetooth devices that want to connect. A click on the Bluetooth setting on the iPhone then immediately displayed the "BT MOBILE BOOST", which I then connected.

Top of the TerraTec Concert BT Mobile Boost
The control panel of the TerraTec Bluetooth loudspeaker has a touch-sensitive surface in which the buttons light up - very stylish (Photo: Sir-Apfelot.de).

In short: Less than 30 seconds after unpacking, the speaker was already connected to the iPhone and could play the first test song. I chose this time for “A misogynist AC / DC piece” decided and was not disappointed! The sound is very good for the little one! The volume is easily enough to quickly listen to music in the living room or to listen to music or a podcast in the bathroom while showering. As always at this point: We are talking about a small speaker system that of course CANNOT produce the sound of large floor-standing speakers. But if you already have experience with the Jambox from Jawbone (here is my test report), then you will quickly realize that with the Mobile Boost from TerraTec you have found a Bluetooth speaker that has a very good price-performance ratio. I think it's particularly good that it's not as bass-heavy as some of its competitors, because too much bass is very annoying, especially when listening to audio books and podcasts, because you only hear grumbling but have difficulty understanding the speakers.

Rear of the TerraTec Concert BT Mobile Boost
On the back there are buttons, power on / off (and pairing!), A microSD card slot, an aux-in for a jack cable and a USB micro-B plug to charge it (photo: Sir-Apfelot. de).

Volume test passed well

I had the loudspeaker with me for testing, both at the breakfast table to listen to podcasts and in the living room further away in the corner and turned it up at times. The sound is clean up to halfway up the volume setting and is then so loud that you can still talk, but it should be a little less loud so that you can talk undisturbed. Up to 3/4 of the slider it is already so loud that you don't really want to turn it up any further. The sound is then a bit weak on the chest. You can hear that especially at full volume, because it then becomes very weak in the bass range. In this area, the larger Bluetooth speakers score again, but they are also less mobile. With the TerraTec, you don't hear a clatter even at high volume - that has to be noted positively.

Conclusion of my test report

Thanks to its integrated battery and its size, the TerraTec Concert BT Mobile Boost is definitely very suitable for placing next to you on your desk or for taking it with you to the bathroom or to the breakfast table. It scores with small dimensions and a very good sound for its size. If you like to listen to music really loud, you should look for larger Bluetooth speakers that still offer a lot of bass even at high volumes. In my opinion, it is perfect for listening to music at room volume and for podcasts, audio books or sound while cooking.

The mobile Bluetooth loudspeaker from TerraTec is already on the market, so you can find it at Example on Amazon.

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