OontZ Angle 3 Quick Review
Last time we reviewed the OontZ Angle 3XL, an affordable speaker capable of big sounds. This time, we have its smaller sibling, the OontZ Angle 3. Find out what this small speaker is capable of by reading our review.
Design and Construction
Like the Angle 3XL, the Angle 3 also has a triangular shape but with more pointed corners. Designed to be placed in a horizontal position, the Angle 3 has the speaker on the front with a colored grille (available in 5 colors).
On the right, we have the buttons for Bluetooth, Volume Down, Play/Pause, and Volume Up.
At the back, we have the power button and the plastic flap to protect the microUSB charging port and AUX-in from water splashes. Situated above is the microphone.
Looking underneath we have the passive radiator as well as two soft plastic strips.
When it comes to the build, the whole body is made of plastic but with two finishes — matte at the back and bottom, and rubber-like at the left and right-hand sides.
Although plasticky, it’s light and small enough to fit inside a bag. It is also IPX5-certified so it can withstand water splashes, making it ideal for use by the pool.
Connectivity and Features
Like most Bluetooth speakers, the Angle 3 is easy to connect to. Just press the power button for a couple of seconds and the LED indicator above it will light up. When you look at the side where the control buttons are, you will also see the LED indicator of the Bluetooth blinking which indicates that it is ready for pairing. All you have to do next is connect your mobile device to it.
In the case when Bluetooth pairing is not possible, the Angle 3 has an AUX-in jack for wired connections. It also has an IPX5 rating which means you can listen to it by the pool or beach and you don’t have to worry about splashes and dust. Like the Angle 3XL, it also features a speakerphone function for hands-free voice calls.
For a speaker of this size and price, we can’t blame anyone for underestimating it but based on our experience, it definitely exceeded our expectations. It’s loud for its size thanks to the two acoustic drivers hiding behind the grille and passive radiator underneath. However, the loudness is only noticeable when you crank the volume to at least 80%. At that level, it can fill a small living room, much more a bedroom.
Audio quality is inclined towards mids and highs. It’s crisp and detailed which emphasizes the vocals, guitar strums, and cymbals. That said, music like instrumentals, acapella, RnB and Jazz sound great. In our experience, we find the mellow and melodious songs more appropriate for the Angle 3.
Rock music is decent but gets too edgy and a bit sibilant in higher volumes like it’s having problems coping with all the loud instruments at the same time. Party and Hip-hop tunes are okay as well but bass lovers might find it lacking in oomph. Low bass is not that noticeable but the mid and high bass are audible.
Speaking of bass, the down-firing passive radiator makes the Angle 3 jump in loud volumes. When placed on a smooth surface, the Angle 3 will slowly slide off, suggesting that the rubber feet doesn’t absorb vibration that well. The solution is to make it stand vertically on its side.
The OontZ Angle 3 sports a 2,200mAh lithium-ion battery with a claimed play time of up to 7 hours at 60% volume. In our case, we get more than 5 to 6 hours with volume mostly set to at least 80%.
Charging the Angle 3 is easier compared to the larger Angle 3XL as it uses a microUSB port. That said, you can just use an ordinary smartphone charger or power bank when it runs out.
The OontZ Angle 3 is the kind of Bluetooth speaker that packs big sound in a portable package. It comes with a rugged build, water and dust resistant body, speaker phone function, and youthful design. As expected, it’s not perfect. Given its size, it won’t compete with bigger and more expensive portable speakers. But if you’re in need of a speaker that you can take with you by the pool or beach without breaking the bank, the Angle 3 is a good option.
The OontZ Angle 3 is currently available at Lazada for Php1,799. See listing here.
OontZ Angle 3 specifications:
Frequency response: 60Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity/Sound pressure level: 95dB
Impedance: 8 ohms
Bluetooth range: 10 meters
Microphone for speaker phone function
What we liked:
* Interesting design with color options
* IPX5 rated body
* Good sound for its size
* Affordable price
What we didn’t like:
* Not so premium materials
* Rubber feet doesn’t absorb vibration much