Best Portable Speaker For Dance Class

28 May, 2023 by Admin

While choosing the best portable speaker for dance class, look for a one that shows undistorted sound at loud volume and has longer battery life. If you want a microphone in your portable speaker, check Bose S1 Pro or JBL PartyBox 300. They are expensive but have powerful performance with loud sound. If you want a portable speaker with high battery life you can check the ION Pathfinder 280.

This portable speaker is affordable and produces excellent sound quality. It is versatile as it supports radio, has a bottle opener, etc. You can also consider portable PA speakers if you have larger dance classrooms and tend to move from one place to another.

How to choose the best portable speaker for dance class?

Some of the important criteria to have in mind as you shop for the best portable speaker for dance class are listed below.

  • Audio quality

Above all, the audio quality matters. Speakers for dance classes should be able to deliver crytal clear and loud sound throughout the room. Search for a speaker based on room size. SPL specs will give you a rough idea of how loud a speaker can be. Auto EQ or adaptiq EQ option in any speaker will analyze the room shape and adjust the sound.

  • Loudness

As already mentioned above, loudness is important in a portable speaker. Higher SPL indicates louder volume. Along with being loud, make sure the sound remains undistorted, pure and clean. Bose S1 Pro is ideal for large rooms.

  • Portability

In case you move from one place to another, a small and lightweight speaker is ideal. A built-in handle or carrying strap make it quite easier to carry.  If it is a portable PA speaker, chances are that it will be heavy. However, with a handle it will be easy to move.

  • Battery life

Portable speakers come with good battery life. Some have a high lifetime, others have higher. ION Pathfinder 280 has a battery life of 100 hours. Marshal Emberton II has a battery of 30+ hours.

Best 5 Portable Speakers for Dance Class: Detailed Review

The following reviews top 5 portable speakers for dance class. They vary in terms of price, features and performance.

Bose S1 Pro Review

5.68 Mixed Usages
6.7 Music:
6.1 Movies:
6.9 Outdoors:
7.7 Podcasts
1 Voice Assistant:
Where to Buy

Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Loud Bluetooth Speaker[Party Speaker]
Release Year 2018
Power Source AC & Battery
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Good
Water Resistance: No
Dust Resistance Unspecified
Floats In Water: No

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Black
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: AC & Battery
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
Volume: 1,322 in³ (21,657 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 10.3 hrs
Charging Time: 4.5 hrs
Power Saving: Yes
Charging Port: AC

Bluetooth Specification:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 4.2
Bluetooth Range: 234.6 ft (71.5 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 105 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 147 ms
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

Wi-Fi Specification:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

Wired Connectivity:

Aux Input: Yes
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: Yes

CONTROLS (physical buttons):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: N/A
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: N/A
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: N/A
Microphone On/Off: N/A
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: N/A
Voice Activation: N/A
Speakerphone: N/A
Alexa: No
Siri: No
Google Assistant: No
Microphone Mute: No Microphone
Far-Field Performance: No Microphone
Ambient Noise Performance No Microphone

App:

App Name: Bose Connect
iOS: Yes
Android: Yes
EQ: No
Stereo Pair Mode: Yes
Party Mode: Yes
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Decent
Soundstage: Fair
Dynamics: Decent

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Bose S1 Pro, Power cord, Battery guide sticker.
User manual: Yes

Bose S1 Pro is an expensive portable speaker for dance class. Although the speaker weighs around 7kg, it is normal for a PA speaker and is portable with a built-in handle. It is a mid-sized speaker that can produce powerful sound. Made of plastic and steel grille build quality is good. Controls are good but they are located on the rear side. It doesn’t have a play/pause option which is a bit disappointing.

Each input port comes with reverb, bass, and treble knob. You can place the speaker in 3 different positions: vertical, horizontal, and tilted. The Auto EQ feature will detect the speaker position and optimize sound accordingly. You can place it on a surface or mount it on speaker stand. This all-in-one Bluetooth speaker for dance class has a microphone jack so you can easily instruct the students.

There is also a guitar port and with ToneMatch switch, microphone and guitar outputs will sound quite balanced. There is also a 3.5mm port and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. It has a battery life of 11 hours and with Quick Charge option, you can quickly charge it within 2.5 hours. With Party mode, you can connect another Bose speaker for bigger sound. This will allow you to create a stereo pair. The Bose Connect app is quite handy but lacks EQ presets.

Bose S1 Pro can produce wider and even sound dispersion throughout the room. It has a balanced sound profile and handles music, movies, or live music very well. However, it doesn’t have stereo sound and has decent soundstage. With high SPL, the speaker is ideal for large spaces or parties.

There is no noticeable distortion at high volumes. It is one of the best portable PA speakers for dance class. Along with dance classes, you can also use them in parties or events. It can deliver bigger sound for both indoor and outdoor uses.

JBL PartyBox 300 Review

5.74 Mixed Usages
7.1 Music:
6.3 Movies:
7.1 Outdoors:
7.2 Podcasts
1 Voice Assistant:
Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Loud Bluetooth Speaker[Party Speaker]
Release Year 2020
Power Source AC & Battery
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Great
Water Resistance: No
Dust Resistance Unspecified
Floats In Water: Unspecified

STYLE

RGB Light: Yes
Color Variation Black
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: AC & Battery
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 35.1 lbs (15.9 kg)
Volume: 4,177 in³ (68,448 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 18.3 hrs
Charging Time: 4.8 hrs
Power Saving: Yes
Charging Port: AC

Bluetooth Specification:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 4.2
Bluetooth Range: 184.4 ft (56.2 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 198 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 176 ms
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

Wi-Fi Specification:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

Wired Connectivity:

Aux Input: Yes
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: Yes

CONTROLS (physical buttons):

Ease Of Use: Good
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: Yes
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: N/A
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: Yes
Microphone On/Off: N/A
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: N/A
Voice Activation: N/A
Speakerphone: N/A
Alexa: No
Siri: No
Google Assistant: No
Microphone Mute: No Microphone
Far-Field Performance: No Microphone
Ambient Noise Performance No Microphone

App:

App Name: N/A
iOS: N/A
Android: N/A
EQ: No
Stereo Pair Mode: N/A
Party Mode: N/A
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Alright
Soundstage: Mediocre
Dynamics: Decent

Rating System

Music: 7.1
Movies: 6.3
Outdoors: 7.1
Podcasts 7.2
Voice Assistant: 1

IN THE BOX

Accessories: JBL PartyBox 300 speaker, Recharge/power cable, Car power/recharge cable
User manual: Yes