Great Bluetooth speakers are everywhere these days, and each price category has its batch of standouts. In the case of Bluetooth speakers priced between $40 and $60, the VAVA Voom 20 is a gem. Read on for the full VAVA Voom 20 review.
VAVA Voom 20 Specifications
- Bluetooth Version: 4.0 + EDR
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP, ACC
- Working Distance: Up to 33 ft / 10m
- Noise Reduction: CVC 6.0
- Codex: aptX
- Channel: 2.1
- Distortion: < 10%
- Signal-Noise Ratio: 78 dB
- Frequency Response: 60 – 18k Hz
- Type: Lithium-ion
- Capacity: 5200 mAh
- Input: 5V
- Output: 5V, 1A
- Charging Time: 6 hours
- Music Time: Up to 8 hrs Audio
- Waterproof Resistance: IPX-5
What’s In The Box
- 1 x VAVA Voom 20 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable
- 1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable
- 1 x Travel Pouch
- 1 x User Guide
The VAVA Voom 20 design has a modern, sleek, slick and premium look to it. Even the packaging the speaker looks and feels premium giving you the illusion that you’re getting a very expensive piece of hardware. The VAVA Voom 20 has a rounded rectangle look and is made of high-quality aluminum, rubber, and plastics.
The top of the Voom 20 is where you’ll find the power button, NFC chip, call/play/pause button and the volume up and down button. The controls are molded into the rubber top of the Voom 20 and have little to no texture making it a little hard to know which button you’re pushing. I do wish they had opted to raise these a bit and even some color would help them stand out.
Around the back, you’ll find the AUX port, MicroUSB port for charging and the USB-A port for charging a smartphone with the internal battery. All of these ports are covered with a rubber cover that helps give the Voom 20 its IPX-5 water-resistance rating. On the back is also one of the two passive subwoofers. Along the front is the other subwoofer along with the two 8watt drivers, all of which are wrapped in a sleek black aluminum grill. Overall, the design of the VAVA Voom 20 is modern, sleek, and high quality with the exception of the main controls.
Ease of Use
Power the VAVA Voom 20 on and open up your Bluetooth settings. The speaker should be on the list of devices and ready to pair. Or, if you have an Android phone with NFC, simply hold your phone against the NFC chip and it should pair instantly. Overall, the use of this speaker is straight forward and no one should have issues operating it.
The VAVA Voom 20 sound quality is really awesome considering the speaker only costs $60. While there are other more expensive speakers that are louder and produce richer sounds, considering the price point of this particular speaker, it really sounds amazing. The bass on the Voom 20 is well balanced, not overdriven, but it is noticeable. Highs and mids are also balanced and nothing overtakes the other giving a pleasant sound quality that should be suitable for most any style of music. Something that gives the Voom 20 a leg up against other speakers is the independent volume control, something even some higher priced speakers miss. Being able to control the level of the speaker volume and leaving the connected the device volume alone is a big deal to me. The Voom 20 sounded amazing between 50-60% volume and got fairly loud at 80% but never once cracked or distorted. I wouldn’t recommend the Voom 20 as a party speaker, it can handle a good size room but mix in multiple people talking and it could get lost. Overall the sound should satisfy all but the most passionate audiophiles.
Taking calls on the VAVA Voom 20 is possible and it does a decent job of it, but most Bluetooth speakers aren’t really cut out for making and taking calls. Call quality was decent and the other caller could hear me, I just had to be close enough to the speaker for maximum clarity.
Advertised with 8 hours at 50% volume, I found that to be nearly accurate. I got just about 8 hours at 50% and if your volume is lower you should see more. Of course, you will get less if you’re charging another device to the Voom 20 so keep that in mind.
For $60 you really can’t go wrong and with the features and design, this is a solid value and takes our Top Pick award.
If you want really great balanced sound but have a smaller budget, the Voom 20 is a must consider.[rwp-review id=”0″]
*We were sent a review sample of the VAVA Voom 20 for the purposes of this review.
Last Updated on January 23, 2017.