Audio August 24, 2020
It is easy to assume that small speakers can only produce small noises, but this is certainly not the case when it comes to the Sydney speaker from Urbanista, this compact wireless sound system measures up at just 9 x 7 x 3cm approximately. The Sydney comes in Midnight Black, Olive Green, Fluffy Cloud and Rose Gold with a mesh covering, tough plastic ends and silicone grips on the bottom for a sturdy foundation. There is a Micro USB port for charging up the speaker via the included cable and there is an AUX port to play music wired however no cable is included for this. We cannot complain however when it is so inexpensive, speaking of how low-cost they are if you have the pennies it is worth doubling up on these speakers as you can connect two to one device, this gives you an awesome stereo effect.
When you switch on the speaker you get an array of different beeps indicating it’s switched on, ready to pair, paired and when you are turning it off, this is handy as the indicator light is tucked under the mesh and not that obvious, especially in sunlight. The sound has been developed in close collaboration with the prominent audio engineer Axel Grell, this has resulted in an impressive sound for such a small device, it is enjoyable with rich bass, defined mid tones and bright high tones. The Sydney also creeps up to some impressive volumes (80dB) also the high and mid tones get a little more jumbled at its peak volume but not enough to make for unpleasant listening. The Bluetooth 5.0 connection ensure undistorted sound and zero latency, it is water resistant with an IPX5 rating, we liked this speaker so much that it’s a shame the battery only lasts 5 hours, you could easily listen to it all day. However, you can charge and play at the same time and a full charge only takes 1.5hours and offers a standby time of 30days. The Sydney is a great speaker for day trips or camping, you can pop it in your pocket or bag without sacrificing too much space and bring the party out wherever you are. RRP £34.90
- Great sound
- Low cost
- Connect two speakers together
- Ultra-compact design
- 5 hour battery life