This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Monster Beatbox
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Monster Beatbox

2:08 /

The Monster Beatbox may not deliver the most refined sound, but if you're looking for big, aggressive sound from a small box, this is your boy.

[0:00:03] Hi! I'm David Carnoy and I'm here with the Monster Beatbox. The Beatbox has a simple mission: Deliver big sound from a small box. We call it Monster Sound, but the Beatbox doesn't quite go that far. However, it certainly is compact and it certainly plays loud, filling even a fairly sizeable room with rich sound. The first thing you notice about it when you pick it up, yes, there's a convenient carry handle at the top. This guy is heavy weighing in at a solid 13 pounds. [0:00:31] Well, it's not battery power. It's designed to be portable and turn into a party box wherever you take it. No, the unit isn't ruggedized per se, but it appears well built and has an attractive minimalist yet muscular styling to it. There's a power button and volume knob and that's it. On the back, you'll find an auxiliary input for connecting other audio devices and a special port for an optional bluetooth wireless module. At $400, we wish the bluetooth was integrated into the unit, but so it goes. [0:00:59] To get maximum base, Monster recommends sticking the Beatbox in the corner of a room where the wall meets. Alternatively, you can just stick it close to the walls so you can get some reflection for the base. Overall, that base was big and good, thought it didn't exhibit great definition. Crank the volume is what you're meant to do with the Beatbox as we said it plays loud, real loud. It holds together nicely at high volumes. Dance club in your apartment? This will deliver that kind of experience with a minimal amount of equipment. With that said, the trouble is a little bit aggressive [unk] or to put it in another way, the sound is lively and exciting, which some people call bright. [0:01:34] That may seem really good at first, but after an hour or so of listening, some folks might find it a little too lively. And that's where the Beatbox is a nutshell, lots of aggressive sound from a small box. In the end, this is designed to appeal to a certain type of buyer and it does what it's supposed to do very well. If you're someone who doesn't envision playing your music very loud all that often, this probably is overkill and not for you, but if you're looking for a little box that can kick it, [0:02:01] the Beatbox should make your short list. I'm David Carnoy and that's the Monster Beatbox.

New releases

Brainwave tech could help ALS patients...
2:32 August 30, 2014
Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could...
Play video
ALS patient more independent with...
3:12 August 30, 2014
Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology,...
Play video
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring...
22:01 August 29, 2014
25 years of Miata: Why it still works. How your commute is worse than just boring, read the secret information...
Play video
Google tests drone delivery, iPhone...
2:54 August 29, 2014
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and...
Play video
Make your Chromebook more PC-l...
1:58 August 29, 2014
Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to...
Play video
Nvidia Shield Tablet: best tablet...
2:49 August 29, 2014
The 8-inch Shield Tablet boasts Nvidia's latest powerful Tegra K1 processor and graphics, and plugs into...
Play video
Indie Games of Summer
3:14 August 29, 2014
Five indie console games that you should check out right now.
Play video
The Lumo Lift is a fashionable...
1:34 August 29, 2014
Track your posture, step count, and calorie burn with this small magnetic fitness device.
Play video