The latest Doss SoundBox Plus Bluetooth speaker has a solid build quality. It sports an all-plastic design with a metallic grill that wraps around the body of the speaker for added protection. This affordable also has an IPX 4 rating which meaning it can handle some light splashes.
Up top, the SoundBox Plus uses touch-sensitive controls instead of physical buttons. With these touch controls your able to pause/play, skip, activate voice assistant and control volume. The volume control has also now been improved to be much more sensitive so you won’t be struggling to get volume adjusted as you did with the previous version.
At the side, you’ll find your power button and along with the new light future button. The light feature button give you the flexibility to control the LEDs my making the lights fade in and out and into different colours as well. Plus fade in multiple colours at the same time or have the light pulsate to your music.
At the back your find the water-resistant port that houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro SD card slot, and a micro USB port.
Doss claims a massive 20 hours of play with the LED lights off. In real-world use with the lights on you can expect a total of 6 hours and 40+ minutes of use.
Its running Bluetooth 4.2 technology so you can expect delayed audio when watching YouTube and NetFlix. You’re able to get over 70 feet in wireless range even with wall in-between. And it also has to ability to connect to another SoundBox Plus for stereo peering.
Doss claims that the Soundbox Plus have true stereo sound which means that the audio is separated in the left and right speakers. In real-world use, the average listener won’t notice this feature only those with a keen ear will notice the difference.
When it comes to performance this speaker can get surprisingly loud making it perfect for large open area or your living room or even small spaces like your dorm room.
Audio quality is pretty good, you get a decent amount of bass that’s not earth-shaking but very acceptable especially for a budget speaker. The mids are good, vocals and instrument tend to stand out but will get a bit raspy at high volume. The highs offer plenty of clarity that’s never overwhelming or overpowering on the ears.
To Wrap Things Up
The Doss SoundBoss Plus doesn’t sound like the more expensive speaker like the JBL Flip5 or Sony XB22 Bluetooth speakers. But it’s a quality affordable Bluetooth speaker that has all the functions of the more premium Bluetooth speakers on the market. For the price, it delivers a good audio experience with great LED lighting.