Based mostly on its measurement alone, I anticipated the Hyperboom to ship some large sound — and it did not disappoint. Enjoying Led Zeppelin’s IV through Amazon Music’s HD codec was a close to spiritual expertise, with the type of staging and presence I might count on from my Pioneer Elite dwelling theater towers. The Hyperboom dealt with the dynamic vary in “Stairway to Heaven” like a champ, from the quiet opening guitar riffs to its explosive crescendo. Most significantly, it maintained that sound high quality even once I pumped the amount up all the way in which. That was too loud for my Brooklyn condominium — my flooring have been shaking and my cats have been freaking out — however preferrred for throwing your personal mini dance social gathering within the park.

Final Ears additionally got here up with a sensible answer to maintain your social gathering going when switching sources. The Hyperboom can join to 2 Bluetooth gadgets directly — however crucially, it will probably additionally pair with a brand new system whereas persevering with to play music from one other. It even gently fades audio out and in as you turn between sources. You may as well plug in any system into the speaker’s three.5mm auxiliary jack, and you may get a pure digital connection to a TV or recreation console with an optical enter. I did not count on to see optical in a celebration speaker, but it surely’s a helpful addition, because it successfully makes the Hyperboom a high-quality moveable soundbar for TVs.

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Final Ears is competing with different dear social gathering audio system like JBL’s Social gathering Field 300 ($450), however these additionally are usually considerably heavier. That JBL speaker weighs a whopping 35 kilos, whereas one among our present favorites, the $999 Soundboks 2, clocks in at 32 kilos. So certain, the Hyperboom definitely appears to be like imposing, but it surely’s far friendlier in your again. You can choose one up at retailers in early March.