Let‘s take a look at this portable (and powerful) outdoor speaker.
The Switch WS-Ultra 60W Wireless Speaker is a great-sounding wireless outdoor speaker that delivers. It is portable yet powerful enough to produce distortion-free sound even at high volumes, making it an ideal accessory when going for outdoor picnics or at the beach.
Outdoor speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but only a handful manage to perform what it has promised. The Switch WS-Ultra 60W Wireless Speaker has exceeded every expectation I had when using it, especially with sound output and instantly making this one of the best outdoor speakers I’ve tested.
Right out of the box, the WS-Ultra is quite heavier than other outdoor speakers. It features a handlebar on top and even a shoulder strap for easier carrying. The front and back are lined with a fabric that covers the main full-range drivers with the bass drivers placed on the side.
Just below the handlebar, you will find the main control panel that houses the basic functions of the WS-Ultra: a power switch, volume buttons, and a mode switch. Right behind these controls, you will find a flap that covers the 3.5 mm audio jack, USB-A, and USB-C ports. Bluetooth is the main connectivity option for the WS-Ultra, but it also supports a wired connection via the 3.5mm port or plays music on a standard USB. The included USB-C to USB-A cable is used for charging the speakers, though no charging brick is included (though I would assume you would have one lying around).
The WS-Ultra is rated IPX6 waterproof so you can easily bring the speakers by the beach or to a pool party and not worry about it when it gets splashed. It also has a built-in microphone so you can also turn it into a speakerphone and you can also use the USB-A port to charge your smartphone.
The speakers come with a 60W output thanks to two full-range drivers and two bass drivers. This creates an immersive listening experience that allows you to play your tunes even at maximum volume without any distortion. What’s more, you can actually pair two WS-Ultra speakers to allow amplified stereo sound that should be enough to get the party started.
I’ve been playing around the WS-Ultra for a week, and I was surprised at how good the sound quality is. Vocals are clear and detailed, with trebles achieving the right levels for me to enjoy the different audio frequencies. The best part is the bass, which offered full-bodied low-frequency effects that were still audible even when you’re outdoors. It was also easy pairing two WS-Ultras together, and the resulting stereo sound output was even better.
Switch promises a 10-hour battery life on the WS-Ultra, which should be enough for a day’s worth of listening. It comes in colors of Classic Black, a unique Pink Camo, and my personal favorite, the Green Camo.
The Switch WS-Ultra 60W Wireless Speaker is available here, with prices starting at 399 AED.
+ Loud sound output
+ Can be paired with a similar unit to produce true stereo sound
+ Also works as a charger
We Didn’t Like:
– LED lights aren’t easily visible in sunlight
Final Rating: 4.5/5