Page 4 - Conclusion
When I take a step back, the Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is a bit of a toss-up. For one the physical implementation, in both design and layout, is excellent. Aesthetics are a bit subjective, but I really like the look of these speakers. It is not overly decorated, but the rugged-looking exterior and red color keeps it from being plain. The soft-touch rubber is another bonus, especially in when holding the speaker. The implementation of buttons and layout is very straightforward and easy to use. For once, there actually is a power switch, which is just better than a Power On/Off button. It also has a wired input via an auxiliary jack, which is much welcomed for older products. However, I would like to see some extra buttons like Previous and Next, to recall and skip tracks, respectively. I would also want to see near field communication or NFC integrated into the speaker, as we have seen in other Bluetooth products. On the flip side of the physical implementation is the audio performance. If you think of this objectively, you have to say the Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is par for the course. Why do I say that? Despite balancing, blending, and imaging issues, it is hard to really expect more from the BTSP-10 Plus. For a speaker of its size, it offers decent audio performance, and is capable of getting loud without much distortion. Sure, we could ask for Audioengine B2 audio performance, but then we would also be expected to pay a similar price tag. Rather, the BTSP-10 Plus is much like the LG monitor I referred to in the introduction. It has what I want in a Bluetooth speaker, but in order to get a more refined sound, extra buttons or more features, I undoubtedly will have to pay more. At a price of around $50 USD, the Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is very reasonable. If you are looking for a cheap but effective portable Bluetooth speaker, the BTSP-10 Plus is capable to suit your needs.
Inateck provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 6.7/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus is a big sounding speaker with little impact on your wallet. The features and performance is exactly what you could -- and should -- expect.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis