There are many compact portable speakers out in the market now. Among the big piles of these compact, tiny, ultra-portable, and any other terms you can call to these portable speakers, there are those that still offer affordable and quality ones.

An example among them is the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker. This compact portable speaker by Philips is very affordable and meets with the demands of every audiophile for an audio device that delivers quality sound and design.

At a price of $19.99 only, you can now have the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker. And what more can you ask for? It features impressive sound quality, quirky design, easy Bluetooth pairing option, and built-in microphone for speakerphone capability!

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To know more about the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker, read our full review below.

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Philips BT50B/37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Performance

At its very compact size, who wouldn’t be surprised with how the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker delivers an impressive sound quality?

The Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker packs a single channel speaker that delivers a very clear and crisp sound. We were surprised to hear this sound quality for a portable speaker that is very compact and small. Aside from that, the sound we heard from this Philips speaker is absolutely full and detailed, thus having no distortions at all even if used at a higher level of volume.

As what Philips is marketing with the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker, this portable speaker has an anti-clipping function that lets it perform with high quality, especially keeping it from damage by distortion. Well, we prove this function to be very effective. The mids and highs were met with positive feedback, as well as the treble was delivered in high quality.

Although if you are one who loves playing tracks that demands strong bass, well we suggest for you to consider other portable speakers. This is because we observed that the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker has minimal to no bass output. For some compact, tiny, or ultra-portable speakers, this is expected, and so is with the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

When it comes to battery life, we observed this portable Bluetooth speaker to perform for up to 8 hours. This 8-hour battery life is already good for a tiny portable speaker like the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker. This portable speaker comes with a standard micro-USB cable for you to recharge it.

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Philips BT50B/37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Design

The Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker has got a beautiful and quirky design. We love how this portable Bluetooth speaker looks and maybe it is because of its shape and color combinations.

The Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker is very compact, measuring a dimension of 3.0 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches, and very lightweight at 3 ounces only. This is one of the most compact portable speakers we have reviewed among Sony SRS-BTV5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, AYL Portable Speakers, and iHome IM60GT 3.5mm Aux Portable Speaker. It fits firmly in our palms and can easily be placed inside our backpacks and tote bags. Its enclosure is made with rubberized plastic that makes it really easy to grip. This really helps in avoiding slips and drops, thus reducing damage to this portable speaker.

At the top of the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker is where the speaker grille covering the single channel speaker is found. On its sides is where the Philips logo, LED light indicator, slider switch for Power Off/Aux Connection/Bluetooth Pairing, Phone button, and ports for micro-USB charging and Audio input are placed. While on its bottom part is a rubberized stopper to avoid the speaker to move while being used.

The Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker is available in Black and two other quirky colors such as Gray/White and Lime/Gray.

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Philips BT50B/37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Connectivity

For the connectivity options, the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker supports Bluetooth connectivity and wired connectivity.

Using the Bluetooth connectivity was very easy at all. The pairing process was fast as you only need to slide the switch to Bluetooth pairing mode, search the audio device in your smartphone or other gadget’s Bluetooth setting, then pair. If you prefer using wired connections, then the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker has an input for 3.5mm Audio/Aux cable for use.

Lastly, which we are very impressed too for this compact portable speaker to have is a built-in microphone for speakerphone capability. Aside from that, we found the speakerphone function to be at a decent quality based on our testing.

Summary

PROS CONS
Impressive sound quality Minimal to no bass output
Quirky design  
Speakerphone capability  
Affordable  
If you’re looking for a compact portable speaker that offers value such as affordability and quality performance, the Philips BT50B-37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker can be a worthy choice. It features a very impressive sound quality, 8-hour battery life, quirky design, and speakerphone capability, all at a price of $19.99 only!

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