When Bluetooth speakers were first introduced, most of them were on the small side, meant to be portable companions that ensured you could hear your music anywhere, even if it was a little on the tiny side. As time went on, Bluetooth speakers started to get larger and larger and that trend continues to be on the upswing. Case in point: Pyle USA’s new 1000-watt monster, the Street Blaster X.
Where Pyle’s Street Blaster X differs from the competition is that its focus is on being somewhere between a portable speaker and a karaoke machine. Standard Bluetooth speaker functionality like Near Field Communication (NFC) and compatibility with iOS and Android devices is here, as is a 3.5mm input for wired connectivity and even a built-in FM tuner. Support for streaming services like Spotify and Pandora is included as well.
The Street Blaster X also packs in not-so-common features like microphone and guitar inputs for musicians or DJs who want to use the speaker as a portable public address system. Music, microphone, and guitar volumes can all be adjusted independently, as can the treble and bass. An echo effect is even available to add a touch of magic to vocals or guitar. Consider this an option for your next Karaoke party, even.
As its size hints at, the Street Blaster X was designed for maximum volume and bass response, with a digital amplifier and cylindrical speaker housing. While many speakers of this size forgo portability and need to be plugged in at all times, the Street Blaster X offers battery power, with up to 5.5 hours of play time when fully charged. Battery level indicators allow users to easily gauge how much juice is left, while LED lights on the front of the speaker pulse in time with the music.
The Pyle Street Blaster X is available as of today and priced at $284 MSRP. For more information you can check out the Pyle USA website.