Mokcao Life M3 Bamboo Wood Speaker 30W Review

Mokcao Life M3 Bamboo Wood Speaker 30W Review

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Takeaway: Handsome style, loud, well-rounded sound w/a tinge of sizzle in upper ranges.

You'll receive the speaker, a microUSB charging cable, a power adapter, male-to-male audio cable, and an instruction manual. The speaker measures about 12"W x 3"D x 3.5"H. It features a durable plastic housing with bamboo wood fa├žade on front and back and black denim wrapped exterior. On the front you have dual stereo drivers and two tweeters. Then on the back you have a passive radiator for extended bass, a full size USB output port for charging a mobile device, the microUSB power input, and the Aux-in port for a wired connection. On top are the controls: power, Bluetooth pairing, volume/track navigation, EQ mode, and status LEDs. The speaker has a built-in 5000 mAh rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours of playback depending on volume and EQ mode.

Pairing to the speaker is quick and simple by selecting 'Mockcao Life' in your phone's Bluetooth menu. Once paired you can wirelessly stream music to the speaker and control volume and track navigation with the '+' and '-' keys (short and long presses respectively). However, there is no way to start or pause music playback from the speaker and you'll have to do that from your phone.

The sound from the speakers in the default 'indoor' EQ mode is bright and crisp, with an emphasis on high and mid ranges. However, on tracks that feature sustained cymbal crashes and high instrumentation the tweeters have a tendency to distort with a raspy, hissing quality, even at moderate volumes. For heavier pieces of music, the distortion isn't noticeable until you push the limit of the speaker's max volume. Changing the EQ mode to 'outdoor' gives the audio a nice, rounded boost to the mid-bass, while switching to the third EQ mode gives the music a heavy-handed, low-bass push which may muddle midranges and vocals but brings out the bass beats for dance and club music. Unfortunately, there's no indicator for which EQ mode you're in, so you just have to listen for the changes in the balance and decide what you like best. Because there's pretty significant lag when streaming over Bluetooth, I don't recommend it for watching videos or movies from a mobile device as the audio won't line up with the video.

Overall, the audio quality is pretty enjoyable, and I enjoy it most when set to the outdoor EQ mode. It's got a clean, modern design/style to it and works great in small and mid-sized rooms for party music.

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