With the Rockster devices, Teufel has numerous, sometimes huge Bluetooth boxes on offer, which are intended to meet the requirements of discerning music fans. The XS version distinguishes itself from the other devices of the Rockster series above all by its handiness. Last year, a revised version of this mini-rockster was released, in which both the sound and the equipment of the device were revised. To what extent this new caustic solution of the Bluetooth-Box succeeded, our test should clarify.
Design and Workmanship
The design has been changed only minimally compared to the previous model. The loudspeaker still presents itself quite simple, with a striking logo of the manufacturer in the middle of the speaker. In the new version, this is no longer in grey, but in red and thus adapts to the design of the other devices in the Rockster range. Apart from this small change, the speaker presents itself in the typical Teufel design. Thus again a very present black grid can be found, which serves as a “basis” for the company logo. On the back of the box there is also a lettering, which is now also in red.
So it is a “polygon” that fits into an outstretched hand. With a weight of 728 grams, the device is comparatively heavy. However, this is also due to the high-quality materials used in the box. It is made of aluminium, steel, rubber and high-quality plastic.
As expected, the workmanship of the device is excellent. Teufel also doesn’t allow himself any weaknesses with the mini version of the Rockster. So the device presents itself very high quality overall. In terms of its dimensions it is quite handy. The loudspeaker is protected against light impacts by a rubber coating and is therefore also suitable for outdoor use. The waterproofness, which is also available, underlines the outdoor suitability of the device.
All in all, the Rockster XS from 2017 has a convincing brand-typical design with excellent workmanship and shows no weaknesses in this respect.
|Maximum sound pressure||90 dB/1m|
|Frequency range from/to||61 – 20000 Hz|
|Bass driver (number per speaker)||1|
|Bass driver (diameter)||100.00 mm|
|Full Range Speaker (Number per Box)||2|
|Full Range Speaker (Diameter)||46.00 mm|
|Other||Dimensions of the woofer 100 x 46 mm|
|Acoustic Principle||2-way system|
|housing surface||mat painted|
|2.1 USB sound card||Yes|
|jack jack input 3.5 mm||1|
|Bluetooth||4.0 aptX codec|
|Other||USB charging function for ROCKSTER XS and smartphones|
|Overall output power (RMS)||16 Watt|
|Amplifier technology||Class D|
|Memory for settings in case of mains disconnection||Yes|
|Automatic on/off switching||Yes|
|Battery type||Lithium Ion Battery 4400 mAh|
|Battery operating time||up to 30 h|
|Battery maximum charging time||3|