Comparing Altec Lansing Sonic Boom and Rockville Rockbox

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Altec Lansing Sonic Boom

Rockville Rockbox

Lowest price found: $129.99
(this price was last seen 13 hours ago on this listing)
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Lowest price found: $59.95
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Physical Features
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Black
Black
Dimensions
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Weight

13 lbs
 

5.9 lbs
 
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IP67 - Dustproof and can withstand being submerged in 1m
No
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
Yes
No
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Yes
Yes
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
2 days 2 hours
1 day
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
3 hours
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battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
Stereo
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
No
No
Total Output Power Also known as “power handling,” a speaker’s total output power is recorded in wattage. A watt is a measure of electrical power. Thus, higher output means more powerful (or louder) speakers. When deter ... Show more
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100 watts
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
100 ft
40 Hz – 18 kHz
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
100 ft
65 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
No
No
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
Yes
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
Yes
Altec Lansing's Connect app
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
Yes
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
No
No
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
No
radio FM Radio
No
Yes
Basic Info
Brand
Altec Lansing
Rockville
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Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
77 / 100
Rank: #106 out of 345.
67 / 100
Rank: #138 out of 345.
Details
  • 50FT RANGE: Pair and play with your Bluetooth device with 50 foot range.
  • HANDS-FREE: Hands-Free Speakerphone from Smartphones and iPhones Micro USB and AUX cable.
  • YOU NAME IT PROOF!: Water-Proof, Dustproof, Sand-Proof, Everything-Proof, Floats; outdoor shower speaker, perfect for the beach, poolside, car, boat, golf cart.
  • 100FT BLUETOOTH PAIRING: Instantly connect wirelessly to 50 speakers together to enjoy amplified sound at an unbelievable range!
  • ULTIMATE CHARGING STATION: With built-in smartphone ports, the Sonic Boom not only keeps your guests entertained, but also keeps their favorite devices fueled and ready to go.
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  • Rockville ROCKBOX 6.5" 100 Watt Multi-Purpose Portable Powered Bluetooth Speaker w/USB/SD/Radio.
  • Rechargeable 6000mAH lithium battery lasts 24 hours. 100 Watts Peak Power / 50 Watts Program Power / 25 Watts RMS Power.
  • Built in Bluetooth to stream your music wirelessly (65 foot range!). Built in USB music playback. Built in SD card playback (supports up to 32 GB).
  • 3.5MM Aux input. ¼" Mic input. Built in FM radio tuner with memory presets. Volume control, bass, treble, mic volume control, and echo control knobs.
  • Frequency response: 40HZ – 18KHZ. 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter built in.
  • On-the-go system is perfect for the beach, bedrooms, bathrooms, work, computer speaker, and more.
  • Enclosure is made of high quality ABS material that is very durable and can take a good beating. No distortion even at max level listening!
  • Digital LCD display screen. Built in highly efficient amplifier puts out a lot of power and draws very little current from the battery.
  • Metal grille to protect the speakers. Distortion: ≤0.5%. Unit dimensions in inches: 10.12" x 13.82" x 7.4".
  • Unit Weight: 5.9 LBS. Shipping Dimensions in inches: 12.6" x 10.2" x 14.57". Shipping Weight: 8.16 LBS
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Additional Features
Additional Features Any other features that make this device unique
TTS Spoken Caller ID On-board microphone
Digital LCD display screen Built in USB music playback (supports up to 16 GB)
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Charging Station, Owner's Manual, AC Power Adapter, Power Cord
Power Cable
Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
1-Year Warranty
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Key features
  • IP67 Waterproof rating
  • 100 ft wireless range
  • Battery life up to 50 hours
  • Hands-Free Operation

Altec Lansing Sonic Boom is a very popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as JBL Pulse 2 or Apie Dual 10W Drivers .

Altec Lansing Sonic Boom is $75 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($54.99).

Key features
  • 25 Watts RMS Power
  • 6000 mAH lithium battery lasts 24 hours
  • Digital LCD display screen
  • 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter built-in

Rockville Rockbox is a popular option in the middle of the bluetooth speakers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as JBL Clip 3 or Treblab FX100 .

Rockville Rockbox is $4.96 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($54.99).

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