I bought this sound system to use for hosting bar trivia and parties/events. I pack it up and transport it in storage totes, set up, use it to play music and speak to the crowd for 2+ hours, and then unhook, pack up, and transport everything, two or three times a week.
I have been very pleased with the product. The sound quality is better than the PA speakers and mixer setup that the other hosts generally use. The microphone volume is not as strong or adjustable as with a PA setup, but it is enough for medium to large restaurants depending on the acoustics. I have used predominantly Bluetooth but also the FM radio and the stereo RCA in from my phone, and the sound quality, all with good results.
I have, however, experienced one or two issues with Bluetooth and I believe interference from too many other Bluetooth and/or WiFi devices nearby. When hosting an event with ~40 people, the system disconnected from my phone's Bluetooth and had to be connected physically. This is the only time that has happened, but other times there has been noticeable audio ticks which do not seem to be caused by overheating. It is not consistent in starting, or even remaining, so may be caused by an unknown factor.
Setup and tear down are more complicated than a normal system because the lights are involved, and odd because the wires do not disconnect from the speakers, only the head unit. It's only been a few months, but the system seems to be holding up well to being constantly transported, set up, and unhooked.
The lights are a fun addition to the setup, making them more unique and, obviously, eye catching than a normal system. They pulse along to the music pretty well, though not with tight sync and choreography, they just seem to be reacting to bass patterns as they establish themselves. It definitely requires a dark room to get the best affect out of them, as the lights aren't incredibly strong, but in the right settings they definitely enhance the experience.
I don't have major complaints about the system, just small ones:
- The cables: why aren't audio and lights on the same proprietary cable? If you aren't going to combine them, let the speaker audio cables have standard plugs so they can be replaced with any speaker down the line.
- Optical audio input would be nice
- Whatever is causing the ticking problem
- The microphone input: plugging in or unplugging stops all sound output for a second, and the maximum volume is low
- Guitar/Mic 2 input: I've not used this yet, but the fact that it shares one volume control for both mic inputs could lead to issues
- The rear lights: Great concept, just good execution. They could use at least one more color, and maybe changing patterns/rotation
- No mounting holes on the speakers. This means there's not a simple, stable way out of the box to get them on stands like you would do with a PA speaker.