Bluetooth speakers have over the past few years, killed the audio system in most of our homes. However, the Bluetooth speaker too has evolved from small to big with added features. Life seems to have come full circle – with high power audio systems adding even a CD player along with features that will keep DJs and karaoke enthusiasts happy.
The Sony MHC-V44D reminded me of one of those amps my friends (who played electric guitars) used to favour when we were in college, but looks can be deceiving – this speaker is much more. In fact, this is a full fledged party device. Well, what does that mean: it can play music, play loud music, lets you play with the music and even the way you play when the music is on. Yes, that is a lot to to take in.
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What is good?
Well, there is pretty much nothing that this device can’t do. That cryptic line above tries to do its best to explain, but fails. Yes, it can play audio from a DVD, from your mobile via Bluetooth and from a USB port. It also comes with a FM tuner, just in case. And if that doesn’t suffice, then you can pitch in as the source with the Karaoke mode.
This is meant for the part beasts. So there are party lights which you can customise and control using the fiestable app. The app also lets you put on a DJ show with a bit of scratching and some elements thrown in, however that needs someone who knows what he is doing without playing party pooper. The app is also fun, which even a shake letting you change colours.
The audio quality is really good, especially for the heavy bass, rock the room kind of music. Yes, this is meant to liven up a party and it sure will, even if you are in a large hall or even the rooftop for it can manage to be loud without being a pain. The audio quality is rally rich and deep, though with a rider.
I could not really test the karaoke mode, but there is a record option for those times you actually end up with something memorable.
What is not that good?
I couldn’t really find something very wrong with the Sony MHC-V44D. However, this is not something to relax listening to Rabindra Sangeet on a lazy sunday. This is just not that kind of music player. Actually, at low volumes it feels a bit underwhelming a restrained. However, pump up the volume and it does a superb job of the same track. But then most of us don’t have the luxury of being loud all the time.
If you are looking for a really versatile audio system to replace your old fashioned hi-fi system then this might just be it. It is good that the Sony MHC-V44D does not use up a lot of space or look like an alien in living room. Also, this does not cost much more than what some of us spend on weekly parties. But then again this is strictly for those in the party circuit.