House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker vs House of Marley Chant Sport Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

house of marley no bounds sport portable bluetooth speaker & house of marley chant sport bluetooth waterproof speaker comparison

The House Of Marley has been producing awesome audio products made from recycled materials and FSC certified wood with an amazing sound experience. So, now let’s have a look at the two speakers that can float on water with $20 difference and which speaker is the best?

House of Marley Chant Sport Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

house of marley chant sport bluetooth waterproof speaker review

This speaker feels like hard plastic, but if you see it closely, you can see some of the blended materials of recycled aluminium around the black grating where the speakers shoot out audio. The accessory include a carabiner clip so you can hang the speaker in various locations like in the bathroom.

I think the audio quality is strong, the treble is a close second. It’s not as forward as the mids are, but the quality is excellent. However, the sound quality could be a bit crisper, but the bass is good for a portable speaker.

The internal battery is 8 hours of playback and includes a micro USB to USB cable, but not an AC adapter. There is a battery life indicator beside the Bluetooth icon at the top when you are connected. 

You can bring it to the pool for up to one meter for 30 minutes as it has the IP67 dust resistant and waterproof features. Moreover, it’s designed with buoyancy so you won’t lose it if you decide to take it for a dive.

 

House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker

house of marley no bounds sport portable bluetooth speaker review

The 360-degree sound means you’re able to hear the speaker clearly regardless of where your standing. The speakers are built from Marley’s exclusive Rewind Fabric, Regrind Silicone, Regrind Cork and Recyclable Aluminum which is great for the environment.

The No Bounds Sport has the IP67 rating, so its dust resistant and waterproof and safe to bring it to the pool or sing while you shower. By only charging 2 hours, you get 12 hours of playtime backed by quick charge technology.

There’s also an optional storage compartment at the base of the speaker that you can use to hide the charging cable. There are no raised symbols to feel the buttons, so I always need to see the buttons while pressing it. The track change buttons look like volume controls too, and the buttons have the same colour as the body speaker.

The Similarities

I’m impressed with the eco-friendly materials in manufacturing, such as recycled plastics and metals. Both speakers are built with the eco-friendly materials, fits in a cup holder, have the buoyancy feature, waterproof up to a metre deep for 30 minutes, resistant to dust, and both have a cork-type look.

The Differences

The House of Marley Chant Sport Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker has a small pattern you can feel for pressing the buttons but not with the House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

However, there is an optional storage compartment at the base of the speaker on the House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker that you can use to hide the charging cable and you can listen to more long hours of music which is 12 hours.

Sound Quality

The sound on the House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker does sounds better although it distorts at upper volume levels. The 360-degree sound means you’re able to hear the speaker clearly regardless of where your standing.

When both speakers get soaked in the water, I can’t really hear the sound, but when it dries off, the speaker does return to normal sound. Unlike the water test, the dust test went pretty well for both speaker with a clear sound even though covered with soil.

IP67 rated

The IP67 means you can drop it in the water up to a metre deep for 30 minutes and are resistant to dust

 

Comparison

 

House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker

House of Marley Chant Sport Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
Advantages
  • Very durable
  • Fits in a cup holder
  • Float on water
  • Made from recycled material
  • 360 degree sound
  • Waterproof and dust-proof
  • Hang the speaker in various locations
  • Storage compartment at the base of the speaker
  • Very durable
  • Fits in a cup holder
  • Float on water
  • Made from recycled material
  • Waterproof and dust-proof
  • Hang the speaker in various location
Disadvantages
  • No raised symbols to feel the buttons
  • Distorts at upper volume levels
  • The symbols are the same colour as the body of the speaker
  • Track change buttons look like volume controls
  • Control pad is hard to see
  • Clarity of sound
  • Control pad is hard to see
  • The symbols are the same colour as the body of the speaker
Design Cork design Cork design
Battery 12 hours 8 hours
Protection IP67 IP67
Accessories
  • USB charging cable
  • Caribiner clip
  • USB charging cable
  • Caribiner clip
Price A$149.95 A$129.95

Overall

Most speakers focus on high-quality sound like other speakers, but that’s not the only thing for Marley’s products. The products from House of Marley also gives a minimal impact on the earth as both speakers use eco-friendly materials in manufacturing, such as recycled plastics and metals.

The design of both speakers has a cylindrical design that has buoyancy features which means both can float on water. The symbols for the control pad on both speaker have the same colour as the body of both of the speaker, but the House of Marley Chant Sport Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker has a small pattern you can feel for pressing the buttons.

So, I choose the House of Marley No Bounds Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker. The reason is that there is an optional storage compartment at the base of the speaker that you can use to hide the charging cable and more long hours of music which is 12 hours.

Although the speaker I choose is $20 more than the House of Marley Chant Sport Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker but for me, it’s true that high price means high quality as you can hear the sound better wherever I stand, storage compartment on the bottom of the speaker for the cables, and a longer hours to enjoy the music.

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