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HTC BoomBass enhances the already awesome BoomSound

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HTC just announced a brand new sound accessory, but it is nothing like what we are used to seeing when it comes to external speakers. The HTC BoomBass is an accessory that connects to your smartphone wirelessly, but it is only a bass (as its name states) that compliments the awesome BoomSound speakers devices like the HTC One feature.

This may seem a little weird, as it is only a bass speaker, but HTC believes it will really please audiophiles around the globe. It’s like turning your 2.0 smartphone speakers into a 2.1 system. There is a huge difference in sound quality when one has an independent bass.

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In short: it shouldn’t make your sound any louder, it will just make it richer. Would have been nice to get a little more bang as well as the “boom”, though. The HTC One’s speakers don’t get loud enough to completely fill up a room. So other options would be better for those who want louder sound.

The speaker also has a slide-out stand that works as your mini dock, as well as NFC compatibility for pairing. These features should make the experience much simpler, so now there is only one factor to consider before deciding if the BoomBass is worth it or not.

We don’t know the price quiet yet, but the bass speaker will be available in mid-October from the HTC Accessory Store. What do you say – are you interesting in a dedicated bass speaker for your smartphone? How much would you be willing to pay for it?

[via The Verge]




  • http://igg.me/at/pushpullcardio/x/3911135 PPC

    Kind of pissed looking at the picture how nice the red version looks and I only had the option of getting the Silver. Another example of poor releases, everyone should have the same choices regardless the carrier….end rant

    • Killallexclusives

      Death to exclusives!

    • Brandon Watkins

      Yeah I was so pissed, I took my phone back to best buy. Got the $699.00 back and bought the Red HTC one from Ebay for $420.00. So done with Best Buy, Sprint, and all the exclusive deals.

      Oh yeah, and I’m trying to spread the word.

      Best Buy just changed their Geek Squad phone repair policy. Now you pay $9.99 a month if you have a problem with anything besides software, you pay a “FEE” of $150.00. Plus, they give you a refurbished phone, which are crap, because I went through 6 HTC EVO 4G LTE’s.

      • Alberto_jr

        not true about the fee. I recently turned in my cracked screen….it’s not software related and they didn’t charge me anything. 3rd time on cracked screen and I’ve played zero dollars. it’s the only reason I stay with best buy cause they are the only ones that cover crack and water damage with NO charge

        • Brandon Watkins

          AS September 1, 2013 there policy has changed.
          For current customers its the you locked in for the “life of your phone.”
          But if you upgrade to a new phone you pay a fee.
          I just found this all out two days ago.
          Stupid part is I came in on the 30th and they told me I would have to come back. Didn’t go back until the 1st, and I got screwed.

          If you Don’t believe me talk to a geek squad manager.

  • 1drumshark

    Unless this is $20, then this is idiotic. Anyone looking for any sort of audiophile sound wont buy this, because it’s still using small, cheap, phone speakers, and will only be par at best. The whole point of these small wireless speakers is for portable music that can fill a (small) room.

    • Alberto_jr

      exactly… I got excited then instantly disappointed. I think this is for people that like watching YouTube or Netflix in bed.

  • No_Nickname90

    Hmm… IDK… I’d pay no more than $50. But I feel something like this is quite expensive.

    How does it work if you connect to speakers? But then the speakers may be too loud to even hear the base. LoL!!

  • phatmanXXL [16,000+ posts]

    If it was reasonably priced (I’d say no more than $50) and an official dock I might have grabbed it, I already have plenty of iHome stuff so another speaker dock isn’t needed.

  • tbonefsg

    Cool idea, cheap plasticy finish. Looks even worse with the aluminum phone on it.

  • scoter man1

    “HTC believes it will really please audiophiles around the globe”

    That made me laugh. If HTC honestly thinks that audiophiles are actually listening to cellphone speakers, they need a reality check. From some of the reviews I’ve skimmed on headfonia and stuff, they’d probably projectile vomit at the sound of them.

    • Scott Stafford

      Have you actually heard the HTC One speakers? They are amazing relatively speaking.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    Or you can just buy a Jawbone Jambox, and use it with whatever bluetooth device you want.

    • Covert_Death

      i’d rather have a Bose Mini soundlink for the same $$… i dont even demo the jambox anymore…. its one of the boses that gets demoed for the same price as a jambox

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        Either/or… whatever you prefer :P

  • Robabobbob

    I like the idea of this but I hope rather than augmenting the boomsound speakers with bass it does something similar to LFE (low frequency extraction). This would mean the phone only emits high and mid frequency sound
    while the low frequencies are offloaded to the sub. If that’s the case then it
    could really make for some great sound, well as great as you can get from such
    small kit.

    • myrna652

      just as Joe said I’m taken by surprise that a stay at home mom able to get paid $7780 in four weeks on the computer. my sources w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

  • John Andrew Stuart

    Good idea but I’m not sure how well this well sell due to its lack of versatility.

  • hoz590

    50