The Baseus V1 speaker stands out not only for being a wireless product, but also for the versatility it offers in use. That’s because the device offers connectivity through options like Bluetooth, microSD memory card slot and more.
The speakers also feature EQ options focused on delivering a more immersive sound experience, and as if those differences weren’t enough, the V1 is splash-proof IPX6 certified.
But is it really worth buying the Baseus V1? Is the price closer to 300 reais fair for everything it has to offer, or is it better to go with other options? Check your answers throughout the review.
design and construction
Baseus V1 is rectangular, but its edges are rounded. Its construction is all in rubber, making it easier to handle, and the box also has feet of the same material, making the surface safer.
Dimensions (L x D x H): 21.5 x 5.7 x 7 cm;
Weight: 670 grams.
On the right, there are only holes for the insertion of ropes that aid in transport. At the top are buttons that allow access to all the functional options built into the wireless speaker. Including:
- Power: turn on and connect the box via bluetooth;
- M: Switches between 3D EQ and Bass Boost mode;
- Play: play or pause music;
- : decrease track volume or rewind;
- +: increase the volume or advance the track;
- Microphone icon: Activates the personal assistant if the box is connected to a phone.
On the back, Baseus offers three different inputs. The first is USB-C to charge the product with a compatible cable. In addition, there is a port for using a microSD memory card, and songs can be played from this medium without relying on Bluetooth.
Another option is the 3.5mm input – the famous P2 – to use a cable that helps to play music played on other types of devices compatible with this connection. An advantage of this speaker is the IPX6 certification, which guarantees waterproof protection for anyone who wants to use it near the pool.
Battery and connectivity
The Baseus V1 already supports Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, which brings a considerable improvement in the way the speaker syncs with your smartphone. As this technology is newer than other options, the range is greater and the speakers can be used in different rooms of the house.
I say this because the V1 can communicate with a smartphone at a distance of up to 12 meters. One of the perks of doing this is being able to use the speakers near the water – without being submerged – and not having to place your phone by the pool to keep the music playing without interference or signal dropout.
Another interesting feature of the Baseus V1 is wireless synchronization with other speaker models. In practice, a connection can be made between two speakers so that each one serves a specific channel to improve stereo reproduction, similar to what JBL applies in its portable audio equipment.
It is important to note that it can take more than 4 hours to complete a charge cycle of the 3,000 mAh battery. However, the autonomy was higher than expected – 15 hours – as I was able to use it for 18 hours and 13 minutes at 50% volume.
Baseus V1 sound quality
The Baseus V1 has two speakers with a total power of 20W. A big plus is that the sound quality is on par with what the brand promises. The highs and mids are very strong and subdivided in such a way that you can feel the change between the tones.
The bass is there, but it’s not as “pressed” as some models from JBL, the most popular speaker brand in Brazil. However, this is not a downside to the product, as it doesn’t force frequencies down and helps provide the lightness I like to feel in songs.
The interesting thing about Baseus V1 is that the M key allows you to switch between sound configuration modes. When the button light is green, the speaker plays 3D audio, while blue boosts the bass.
Even playing at maximum volume, I didn’t notice any distortion on the device I was using. That’s a big plus as cheaper speakers tend to hiss, but the V1 held steady.
The Baseus V1 makes sense for anyone looking for a premium, budget speaker. After all, the sound quality that this product offers will surprise those who are used to models in the same category, but they cost more.
Bass, mids and highs are balanced, and the option to boost the low frequencies makes sense for anyone who likes to feel complementary forces in their sound. Another feature I love about the V1 is the ability to listen to music via a microSD card, as it gives it a nostalgic feel and showcases the versatility of the product.
But, although this information is extremely related to the selection, the big highlight is not about the sound, but about the battery life. It’s amazing to see how long it takes to box.
Apart from all these positive points, the fact that the Baseus V1 costs less than 300 reais is just one of the brand’s ways to “bring the shine” with a range of features that demonstrate the value of buying this speaker.