The 122-Decibel ‘World’s Loudest Wireless Speaker’ Is the Awesomest Way to Rupture Your Eardrums
It’s utterly insane.
Most wireless speaker companies are so concerned with making their unit portable that they end up compromising sound quality and the ability to truly blast tunes for a smaller size.
Some Danish madmen presumably said “fuck that noise” (pun intended) before they built the Soundboks 2, a 33-pound behemoth that the company claims is “the loudest battery-powered speaker in the world.”
The thing is capable of blaring music at a deafening 122 decibels—slightly louder than a live rock concert—for up to 40 hours thanks to a military-grade lithium iron phosphate battery. And yes, it actually has an 11th volume setting.
If you don’t feel like blowing out your ear drums, it’ll last 100-plus hours at lower levels, where you’ll be more able to appreciate the speaker’s crisp audio delivered via a super-strong Baltic birchwood cabinet.
The Soundboks 2 isn’t just louder than hell—it’s also party-proof. All the electronics, amps, wires, and speaker units are protected by a special nano-coating, making them resistant to any booze you or your wasted buddies might inadvertently douse it in.
Additionally, the exterior shell is surrounded in scratch-proof, black powder-coated aluminum bound to the frame with a special adhesive that lets the unit flex with extreme changes temperature, from minus 4 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
Like most portable speakers, it can be connected a device via Bluetooth or an AUX cord, but unlike most, it’ll run you a whopping $899.
You get what you pay for, and with the Soundboks 2, that’s quite a lot.