Aukey’s Eclipse Bluetooth speaker is a medium-sized portable speaker for listening on the go. It features a total 20W power, 12 hours total listening time and dual passive radiators to ensure that there’s enough bass to go around.
The design of the speaker is something that I really like, it has a rounded design with an outer fabric surface which feels and looks great – meaning it won’t stand out too much if you leave it somewhere in the home. The sides have a metallic finish which adds some flare to the design.
For a portable speaker, I would say the Eclipse is medium-sized. Some of this size comes from the dual passive radiators on each side of the speaker which help provide additional bass when listening, giving the speaker a weight of just over 800-grams, so it can be a little heavy to carry with you everywhere, but it is easily transportable.
Across the top of the speaker are the function buttons for switching between Bluetooth and AUX as well as track and volume controls, it is great to see that both the volume and track can be controlled straight from the speaker.
The design is fairly simplistic aside from these features, the outer fabric conceals the speaker drivers, so they are protected. The base has a rubber grip so that it doesn’t slide around on the surface it is placed onto and the connectivity can be found on the back side of the base. The speaker has a micro-USB port for charging and AUX in for non-Bluetooth devices.
The Eclipse speaker provides a good listening experience for the price. The speaker does lack a little clarity with the mid and high frequencies, but for casual listening the sound offered is just fine. The passive subwoofers help greatly with providing deep and clear bass frequencies to assist the speaker in producing a more featured sound, whilst not overwhelming the other frequencies.
The speaker is powered by two 10W drivers which both face forwards, meaning that the speaker doesn’t offer 360-degree sound, accompanied by two passive radiators on each end of the speaker.
I do wish that the speaker had more spatial separation when listening to the speaker as, when listening at a close distance, the sound coming from the speaker did sound quite direct – I found this to only be a problem when I was sat close to the speaker.
The speaker also gets very loud, which can come in handy if you need to fill a large area with sound.
The microphone on the speaker isn’t that great and it didn’t manage to pick up my voice clearly in my testing.
Features and Accessories
The speaker’s features are quite basic in comparison to some other speakers on the market. The speaker uses Bluetooth 4.2 to communicate with your device wirelessly, instead of Bluetooth 5.0, this isn’t a huge problem as new devices will still be backwards compatible. The speaker also lacks any water resistance rating, so it won’t be going near any pool parties anytime soon.
The speaker is powered by two internal 2,000mAh batteries, which can power the speaker for up to 12 hours of listening at 50% volume – which is loud and a good duration of listening time. The battery life can, of course, vary depending on the listening volume.
When it comes to charging up the speaker again, that can take up to 4 hours to fully charge the speaker. Unfortunately, this is done over micro-USB and not the more modern USB Type-C, I would’ve liked to have seen the more modern Type-C port on this speaker as well as some sort of fast charging functionality.
If you’re looking for an affordable Bluetooth speaker that has a premium feeling design that can provide a good listening experience, Aukey’s Eclipse speaker is a good choice.
If you’re looking for features upon features, this speaker doesn’t have that, but it does do a good job at what it can do for a reasonable price.
The Aukey Eclispse speaker is available to purchase on Amazon.
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- Premium design
- Good sounding bass
- Lack of water-resistance
- No USB Type-C