Another competitor in the already crowded portable Bluetooth speaker competition is the Klipsch Groove. For its price, it has quite the number of features that separates it from the pack. For instance, it has a compact, splash-proof design, and it does have the ability to attain high volumes than the norm. It can also reproduce bass frequencies that is quite surprising considering its compact nature.
The Klipsch Groove Delivers Powerful Bass Despite Being a Compact Bluetooth Speaker
While there are items on the list that makes the Klipsch Groove stand out proudly from the rest, it does have its fair share of limitations. Most notably speaking is a driver that sounds to be treble-deficient. This can, however, be fixed when you angle the unit upwards towards the ears. It also lacks the standard speakerphone functionality in which many of its rivals already have. Also, the single driver design essentially means that it is a mono speaker.
It measures in at 4.6 x 5.5 x 2.7-inches for its dimensions. It weighs 1.7-pounds which means that it won’t bring your bag down too much should you decide to bring it elsewhere. Although at this weight, you might feel the heaviness after a while. The Klipsch Groove Bluetooth Speaker has a black contour which has a speaker grille wrapped around the three of its four side panels. While it is portable in nature, it feels dense and heavy for its size.
Underneath its front-facing grille is the 3-inch full-range driver. It delivers 10 watts of audio. There are also dual passive bass radiators which push the lower frequencies of its audio profile out the angled right and left panels. The unit has a rubberized base to make sure the speaker does not dance around table and desktops when pumping out those deep base signatures.
As stated earlier, sound performance is more on the low-end side. On tracks that deliver powerful sub-bass content, it will provide a pleasing low frequency “thump.” Which means there is plenty to deliver in terms of deep bass presence, which is a surprise considering its modest size. However, deep bass signatures are not for everyone as there are other who prefer better areas of concern in terms of audio frequencies.
While it doesn’t sound bad, the Klipsch Groove delivers a sweet spot for the bass but this seems to be heavily focused upon that the highs are neglected. There are other, more balanced Bluetooth speakers out there with the same price point as the Groove, and perhaps they might be to your liking if deep bass is not your cup of tea.