ONEaudio Q-Bass: A Super Bass Wireless Speaker
Ever since Apple removed the 3.5 mm audio jack, wireless audio devices have become more popular than ever before. Not even just among headphones, companies have also started creating small Bluetooth speakers. ONEaudio is one of such companies that are looking to innovate the audio world through their line of fantastic products. They even have an audiophile series! Well they have recently revealed their newest innovation: the Q-Bass wireless speaker!
Q-Bass is a new wireless speaker. But it’s not the typical small Bluetooth speaker that the market is flooded with. No, the Q-Bass a full sized speaker than also has a subwoofer to deliver a powerful bass with a full range sound. Not only will it cover all the dynamic, bass and treble ranges but it will also look great in any room without standing out. In fact, you wouldn’t even be able to tell that it’s wireless, unless you go looking for cables.
Q-Bass Technical Specification
- Dimensions: 165 x 240 x 410 mm
- Weight: 8kg
- Power output: 100W continuous power, 160W dynamic power
- AC110 or 220V input, 24V 4A adapto
- 2-way, 5.25” mid-woofer
- 5.25” subwoofer
- ¾” titanium tweeter
- Wireless 1.9GHz DECT support US, EU, JP, Asia
- 4 Processors: MCU, 2x DSP, DECT
- 3 Amplifiers, each for tweeter, mid-woofer and subwoofer
- Micro USB port for firmware upgrade
The wireless speaker is made out of 15 mm thick MDF. It’s a known speaker material that’s been proven to work. The main speaker is actually separated from the subwoofer by keeping them in acoustic chambers. This is used to avoid mixing the two sounds. The subwoofer even has a front air opening that creates a strong and focused bass. Plus it means that you can also place the speaker next to a wall. Even the electronics have a separate housing.
Besides the two Q-Bass speakers, you also get a compact console box called the Cute.box. The Cute.box is used as a communication device between your audio source and the speakers. You can connect it to a phone via WiFi or any other audio device that has wireless connection. You can even hook it up with a USB cable. And the best part, the Cute.box is compact and easy to hide. Or you can also keep it visible as it has a pleasant sleek design.
Cute.box Technical Specification
- Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 22 mm
- Weight: 200g
- Power: USB 5V 1A
- Dual radio 2.4 GHz WiFi and 1.9 GHz DECT
- Support up to 16 wireless speakers with smart audio routing
- Audio mode: 2.0 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 3.1 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.4 / 5.1 / 5.4 / 5.5
- WiFi audio: AirPlay and DLNA
- Optical port: DTS-HD, DTS, DTS-Neo, Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0, LPCM 44.1/48
- Internet radio via WiFi
In addition, ONEaudio has made it as simple as possible to set up the entire system. You don’t need to set up any cables. Just place the Q-Bass speakers and the Cute.box where you want and connect them to a power source. Then connect the Cute.box to a TV with an optical cable and you are pretty much done. Next connect your phone to the WiFi network generated by the console box and type 192.168.1.200 into a browser. As you see you don’t need to install any apps. This also works on a laptop as well. Next you’ll have the Cute.box home page open up and from there you’ll need to click the Optical button for it to start using your TV as the audio source. The Cute.box home page is also the place where you can configure all the settings.
If you want to play music without having to connect an optical cable to the console then you can do that from the Cute.box home page as well. However, you’ll need to keep it connected to its WiFi for that.
So if you have been looking for a versatile wireless speaker solution then I definitely recommend checking out the ONEaudio Q-Bass on Kickstarter! The whole package is currently available for $488. There are also some other packages as well that include even more different speakers for a true home theater experience. ONEaudio has already reached their initial $12,742 goal by raising more than $18,624 with 33 days to go. They plan to start shipping the first orders in November 2018!