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Creative TravelSound 400

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Perhaps it was the huge speaker stacks of the bands in the 1970s that made us think speakers had to be overpowering to have any power at all. However, speakers have been getting smaller every year since then, and the quality has rarely suffered. Enter the travel speaker, a set of speakers about the size of a granola bar that you can take anywhere and still have full sound. The TravelSound 400 falls into that category, even though they don’t offer the richness of other, more expensive travel speakers. For…

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Perhaps it was the huge speaker stacks of the bands in the 1970s that made us think speakers had to be overpowering to have any power at all. However, speakers have been getting smaller every year since then, and the quality has rarely suffered. Enter the travel speaker, a set of speakers about the size of a granola bar that you can take anywhere and still have full sound. The TravelSound 400 falls into that category, even though they don’t offer the richness of other, more expensive travel speakers. For around $70, you can have a reasonable pair of speakers from TravelSound.

The TravelSound 400 speakers weigh a mere 12 oz, even with the batteries. The speakers swivel open and closed, providing both protection and listening versatility. They easily fit into a purse or pack, and travel well. However, although the speakers swivel vertically, the drivers are mounted side by side and don’t separate. This detracts from the stereo effect, and placement is often limited due to the short cable (although there is a setting called Wide Stereo Effect that enhances the stereo separation). When traveling, mobility is important, so this can be a disadvantage of these speakers.

The TravelSound 400 is also not made for music with heavy bass; there will be some songs and musical pieces that lose dimension and richness with these speakers. Classical music, which requires a wide berth on frequencies, also may not fare well. However, if one is traveling and wants music with low ends and rich harmonic textures, an MP3 player with a good set of head phones will probably be the playback method of choice. All in all, the TravelSound 400, for the price and genre of speakers, is a competitive choice.

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