We have been writing about how the Bluetooth based home audio space is evolving from small compact speakers to devices that can do much more. They can now do much than just stream stuff from the smartphone. In fact, they seem to have ambitions of doing everything the old home audio systems they replaced used to do. The LG OM7550D is one such home audio system.
LG X Boom OM7550D Home Audio System
The LG OM7550D is a larger system that will occupy a corner of your living room so don’t even look this side if you have issues finding space. However, this one large speaker can replace a whole lot of other equipment since it has a built in DVD player, USB port for playback, Bluetooth streaming, DJ mixing and a Karaoke among other things. It is meant to bring life to a party so there are LED lights you can control.
Specs: 1000 W RMS / 13000 W PMPO | Multi-disc playback – DVD / CD / MP3 / WMA/ Xvid / Jpeg | Bluetooth | HDMI out / portable in / AUX in / MIC in / USB | TV sound sync | Vocal Fader
Price: Rs 30,990
What is good?
With a name like X Boom, I was expecting this to be an overdose of boom and bass. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the audio quality of the LG OM7550D. So much so that I played all kinds of music on it from Jagjit Singh to some high adrenaline Tamil gaana. Yes, this can be your primary audio device for the home, one that caters to all kinds of music needs as well as adds weight to your TV audio with the inbuilt Bluetooth sync.
For those who like to party, this speaker adds a lot of features. Of course, there is the LED lighting, but you can also mix songs to fade into another. Plus you can plug in a mic and use the Karaoke mode with the vocal fader which reduces the audio of the original track so that you can chip in with your own.
I like the fact that there is a FM tuner in the speaker which I think is a necessity for living rooms these days. Also, you can plug in a pen drive to bring more music in case the DVDs or your mobile phone playlist is not enough.
What is not good?
Well, the system is huge and with the LED lights a bit loud even before you bump up the volume. So it might not gel well in all living rooms. So make sure you have space for this and a place where this can be hidden away when the parents come home.
The main volume dial is a small knob in the middle of two large dials that adjust the voice fader. That seems to be like getting your priorities all wrong.
Should you buy?
Well, if you are one of those who begged with your dad to get you a Power House then this is something made for you. While it will work well for all you audio needs, I suggest you don’t bring this home if you don’t have a party animal hidden in you. But at Rs 30,990 this is a great home entertainment system for this Diwali.