SoundBot SB574 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

SoundBot is a California, USA based Audio manufacturing brand which primarily operates in wireless gadget & audio equipments. Their mission is to develop premium quality audio accessories and enhance the overall music listening experience through innovation, quality, convenience and technology. Over the years SoundBot came up with a lot of different audio equipments like Wireless Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth earphones, Headphones etc. Recently I got an opportunity to get my hands on a popular SoundBot wireless bluetooth speaker and review it for my readers, so here I am guys and today I will be reviewing SoundBot SB574 Wireless Bluetooth speakers.

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If you are an active reader of this blog then you must be knowing my obsession with audio products. Being an audio enthusiast, in the past I've used & reviewed a lot of audio products like speakers, earphones, headphones etc. A lot of headphone/earphone reviews eventually made up to the blog while speakers were left behind. My last speaker review which I remember would be Divoom TimeBox mini, which came out last year. Catching up on speaker reviews, let us take a look at the SoundBot SB574.

SoundBot SB574 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Unboxing 

SoundBot SB574 Wireless Bluetooth speaker comes in a pretty good looking rectangular box. On opening the box, you'll be greeted by the speaker itself. Other thing which you get inside the box are; MicroUSB cable for charging, 3.5mm Aux cable and some user manuals to get started. You can watch the unboxing video of SoundBot SB574 below.


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Design

Honestly saying, SoundBot SB574 wireless bluetooth speaker are one of the best looking speaker I've ever used or seen lately. The design is very minimal yet classy, the speakers are rectangular in shape and quite portable in size, you can easily carry them around in your backpack or handbag. 

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The front section of the speaker has the SoundBot logo and a fabric grill which kind of reminds me of Google Home mini. The fabric grill feels premium & gives the speaker a very classy look. There is also a hidden LED light behind the fabric grill, which lights up when you turn on the speaker. The rear section, sides, top and bottom section of the speaker has a dark gray wood finish which increases the charm. 

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The top section contains the Play/Pause button and the volume buttons. The buttons are rubberized and can be used for multiple actions like receiving calls, skipping tracks etc. 

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Overall the speaker looks amazing, the rear section contains the microUSB port for charging, the power button and the Aux port.

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The bottom contains two rubberized strips which gives the speaker grip and prevents the speaker from tumbling. 

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Now that we are done with the physical overview of the SoundBot SB574, lets take a look at what is inside the body.

Technical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 7.7 in x 2.75 in x 2 in.
  • Weight: 490 grams 
  • Playback Time: up to 6 hours (75% Volume)
  • Driver size: 52 mm premium drivers
  • Speaker: 6 W HD speaker (3 W + 3W)
  • Passive Radiator Subwoofer
  • Frequency Range: 150 - 18kHz
  • Signal to Noise ratio: > 65db
  • Distortion: < 1%
  • Battery Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Charge time: 4 to 4.5 hours
  • Wireless range: up to 10 meters
  • Bluetooth 4.2

Sound Quality & Performance

To make sure that I do full justice to the speaker, I tested it intensively in terms of connectivity & audio performance for more than a week. I used it daily for a few hours using different devices. Pairing it with smartphone/laptop is very easy, all you need to do is turn on the speaker and then scan for bluetooth devices on your device, it works perfectly well on Android phone, iPhone or any other smartphone, Laptop etc. In case your device does not have Bluetooth, you can also connect the speaker using the 3.5 mm Aux cable.

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Coming to the audio performance, the SoundBot SB574 speakers were quite loud, loud enough for most users and were surprisingly good in terms of the audio. The highs & mids were quite balanced and crisp, the vocals sounded good, the Bass was definitely there and was quite rightly balanced, the bass never overpowered the highs or mids, however by default I found the bass to be on a lower side as compared to the mids & highs, a quick tweaking of the equalizer worked wonders and made the bass just right. The SB574 speakers are good for a casual music experience at home or for watching movies, they're loud enough to entertain a group of people. They're perfect for small gatherings, movies and for carrying around. Overall the SoundBot SB574 speakers performed well in terms of audio quality, I personally liked them and use them quite often. The audio parameters were rightly  balanced with good amount of bass, clear vocals, crisp highs & mid tones.

Making/Receiving Calls

You can make/receive calls with SoundBot SB574 bluetooth speaker when connected to your smartphone. To receive the call, press the Play/Pause button once and you'll be able to hear the caller over the speaker. You can talk freely using the microphone present on the speaker (no need to carry the phone) until you are in the bluetooth range. The calls sound quite clear, without any distortion or static noise, the caller on the other end was also able to hear me clearly, no issues whatsoever. 

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Battery Performance

SoundBot SB574 Wireless bluetooth speaker packs a 2000 mAh battery which according to SoundBot, is capable of delivering up to 6 hours of playback time. I personally tested the battery multiple times before jumping to the conclusion, I tested the speaker intensively over the week, draining the battery several times and then charging it again to continue the torture. The result of this week-long battery torture came out quite positive, on average I got 5 hours of playback time over Bluetooth, and that too with volumes ranging between 70% to 95% throughout the test. I even went ahead and tested the speaker a couple of times over Aux connection and got 5 to 5.5 hours of playback time which is great. Coming to the charging time, it took roughly 4 hours to charge from zero to full.

Verdict

To conclude my testing of SB574, I would definitely recommend these speakers to people who are looking for a premium quality, classy looking budget friendly portable Bluetooth speaker which can be carried around with ease. The SoundBot SB574 packs two 3W speakers, making a total of 6W power, is quite loud and clear. The audio quality is great for the price with all the right boxes checked. The amount of bass present is good. Don't take me wrong when I say it has good bass, the bass present is good for average user, but if you're a bass-head then you might find the bass to be lower than what generally pleases you. 

My Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Buy SoundBot SB574 from Amazon | Flipkart

Coming to the price, the MRP of SoundBot SB574 is Rs.3,990 INR but the speaker is available for as less as Rs.1,990 on Amazon & Flipkart. Keeping the price in mind, what you're getting with SoundBot SB574 speaker is better compared to what other speakers deliver in this price range. I'm overall happy with SB574's design, portability, audio quality & battery life and would definitely recommend them. 

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About Jimmie Luthra

Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of The-Area51.com, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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