Good device with very good sound quality, unfortunately it has a short battery life.
DOCKIN D FINE
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The price/performance ratio of the DOCKIN D FINE Bluetooth speaker is perfect. For the comparatively low price you get a Bluetooth box with a very good sound. Limitations exist in regard to mobility. With its weight of almost 2kg, the speaker is very heavy and is probably less popular on the go.
The DOCKIN D FINE Bluetooth Speaker impressed me with the best sound in my test. Nevertheless, this has its price. The dimensions and weight of this speaker are significantly higher than those of the competition. The speaker weighs almost 2 kg. Other devices weigh only a third of that weight. It is therefore on the edge of what can still be described as a portable loudspeaker. However, if the device is to be used outdoors, it offers protection against dust and splash water.
The Bluetooth speaker can be controlled with four buttons:
- On/Off switch: Press and hold to turn the device on or off.
- Bluetooth/Pause: Pressing the button briefly pauses the title, pressing the button longer disconnects the Bluetooth connection.
- Louder: Press briefly to make the speaker louder, hold longer to play the next track.
- Quieter: Press briefly to make the speaker quieter, hold longer to play the previous track.
There is also a Bluetooth status LED. As soon as this LED lights up blue, Bluetooth is activated on the device.
The loudspeaker also has four ports for connecting. With the AUX port and an AUX cable (included), a smartphone can be connected to the speaker and music can be played even without a Bluetooth connection. If the loudspeaker is connected to the power supply, the device can also be used ideally as a PC loudspeaker or sound bar for the TV. This is also possible through the AUX connection. The USB charger can turn the speaker into a power bank for charging other devices. Micro-USB Service Port: According to the manufacturer, no device may be connected to this port. It is for service purposes only. The disadvantage of the device is that a special plug is required for charging. The charging connector for the power cord is not the same as found on other speakers or Android phones. The device has an NFC function. To take advantage of this, the smartphone must support NFC and make it freely available. iPhones cannot do this. Then a simpler connection between smartphone and loudspeaker is possible.
To turn on the speaker, press and hold the On/Off switch for 3 seconds and the last Bluetooth device will automatically connect to the speaker. If no last device is found, the light flashes and the speaker searches for a paired device. On the terminal device (computer, smartphone, tablet), the name DOCKIN D FINE must be selected. As soon as the connection has been established successfully, a tone sounds and the light glows blue permanently.
The speaker can be charged using the supplied power adapter. The charging connector, like all other connectors, is located on the side of the unit behind a cover. If the remaining time is less than 15 minutes, the battery LED will light red. During charging, the LED lights green.
As soon as the loudspeaker has not been used for 15 minutes, it switches to the power saving mode.
The sound quality was completely convincing in the test. Especially the bass is much better compared to other peakers in this price range. A good sound can be expected at both loud and low volume. The sound fills an entire room. Nevertheless it has to be considered that at higher volume and stronger bass the mids get a little lost. You can play around with the equalizer to adjust the sound to your needs.
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We have evaluated approximately 1100 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Very good sound quality
- Can also be used as a power bank
- Simple operation
The following points were noted negatively:
- Coupling with several loudspeakers is difficult
|Accessories||AUX cable, charging cable with power adapter|
|Waterproof||IP55 dustproof and splashproof|
|Power supply connection||DC15V|
|Length of the power cable||140 cm|
|Battery life||10 hrs|
|Manual language||DE, EN|
|Quality of instructions||Good|
|Quality impression||Very good|
|Scope of delivery||Speaker, power adapter, US adapter, AUX cable|
|Music control without smartphone||✔|
|Range of functions|
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