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Teufel Rockster XS (2017) Bluetooth Speaker Review

Ist die Neuauflage des handlichen Outdoor-Speakers gelungen?

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.

Big Teufel Logo on Bluetooth Speaker
Big Teufel Logo on Bluetooth Speaker

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.

Technical Details

Loudspeaker
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 construction Closed
Housing material Aluminium
housing surface mat painted
Connections
2.1 USB sound card Yes
NFC Yes
jack jack input 3.5 mm 1
Bluetooth 4.0 aptX codec
Other USB charging function for ROCKSTER XS and smartphones
Electronics
Overall output power (RMS) 16 Watt
Amplifier technology Class D
Amplifier configuration 2.0
amplifier channels 2
Standby function Yes
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
Dimensions
Depth 6.90 cm
Width 8.60 cm
Height 17.80 cm
Weight 0.72 kg

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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