Sumvision Psyc Monic Bluetooth speaker review

The speaker can be found for only £37.99 on Amazon, making it an affordable, budget Bluetooth speaker. The speaker faces competition from the likes of the Dolcer, Inateck BP2001iClever IC-BTS02 and Lumsing B9, among many others in the market which cost around the same price as the Monic. See alsoBest budget Bluetooth speakers 2016.

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Sumvision Psyc Monic Speaker Review - Side

Sumvision Psyc Monic Bluetooth speaker review: Build quality & design

Within the packaging you’ll find the speaker, a 3.5mm interconnect cable, a Micro-USB to USB cable used for charging and a manual.

The Monic is powered by two 10 Watt drivers which are housed within the elegantly placed within the speaker’s full-metal housing. At the front of the speaker there is a ‘psyc’ logo written on the grill, whilst at the top of the speaker there are two rectangular-shaped buttons used to control certain aspects of your speaker.

Sumvision Psyc Monic Speaker Review - Buttons

The buttons at the top will enable you to power on, play/pause, volume up/down and skip/previous tracks. Unfortunately, the speaker has no in-built microphone which means you won’t be able to take calls directly from your speaker.

Around the back of the speaker there is an auxiliary 3.5mm jack and a Micro-USB port. When the speaker is connected through a 3.5mm jack it automatically disables its Bluetooth connection.

We didn’t find the speaker particularly portable, due to its overall weight and size, but still consider it portable given that you can easily put it in a bag to transport it. 

Sumvision Psyc Monic Bluetooth speaker review: Connectivity & battery life

The Monic can be connected through Bluetooth 4.0 or an auxiliary 3.5mm jack. We found the speaker able to play at over 15m through several walls and we were impressed by its overall Bluetooth transmission quality. However, there is no NFC to quickly connect your speaker to a smartphone, nor does it use AptX technology to transmit CD quality music from your source.

Sumvision Psyc Monic Speaker Review - Battery

The speaker is able to playback for around six to seven hours, a considerable amount of time before having to recharge the 2000mAh battery.

Sumvision Psyc Monic Bluetooth speaker review: Sound quality

Sumvision Psyc Monic Speaker Review - Audio

The sound quality is by far one of the most impressive aspects of this speaker. It is able to reproduce all sound frequencies extremely well, especially sub- and mid-bass tones, which are desk shatteringly good.

Starting off with the bass, the sub-bass response is unbelievable for such a portable speaker. The sub-bass extension this speaker has is so powerful and well extended that when placed in a wooden drawer can shake your entire wardrobe or desk. Speaking of which, we would recommend placing it on the floor or on a sturdy non-closed location, or else you’ll find yourself overloaded with sub-bass tones.

Its mid-bass is also very impressive with a strong slam, making it ideal for those more bass-orientated songs. The mid-bass has enough quantity, but also boasts great quality through its control in the low-end tones.

Despite having a strong presence in the bass department, the mids are relatively unaffected where they are quite forward sounding and have a great overall tonality. It should be noted that the mids are slightly pushed back making the sound signature slightly V-shaped.

The highs are very well extended and provide an excellent sparkle to the speaker’s sound signature. The high frequencies are also positively impacted by the great soundstage and instrument separation that the Monic is able to deliver through its two 10 Watt drivers. The overall soundstage is wide and has good depth to it, providing you with an engaging sound.

Sumvision Psyc Monic: Specs

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm aux input
  • Total RMS Power: 2x10 Watts
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium battery 2000mAh
  • Dimensions: 60x200x60mm
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm aux input
  • Total RMS Power: 2x10 Watts
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium battery 2000mAh
  • Dimensions: 60x200x60mm

OUR VERDICT

The Sumvision Psyc Monic Bluetooth speaker provides an unbeatable sound for its affordable £37.99 price tag. Given its sound quality traits, there are very few portable speakers in the world which can provide an incredible sub-bass response whilst also remaining clear through the other sound frequencies. Connected through Bluetooth 4.0 or an auxiliary 3.5mm jack and coupled with its elegant design, the Monic is one of our all-time favourite Bluetooth speakers.

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