- Nov 28, 2014
My Wifes birthday is comming up and she wants a Portable Speaker. She teaches fitness classes (mostly spin and cross fit) and that will be its primary use. Classes are about 60% indoor and 40% outdoor. My budget is under $150. Her requirements are that it needs to be loud and sound good outdoors in areas like sports fields as well as in a room the size of 1 to 2 raquetball courts. Typical class size is 5 to 10 people with it pushing up to 20 people on very rare occasions. It also needs to be reasonably portable considering the other requirements. Right now I am looking at the TKD LOR TREK-360 ($130 on Amazont) and NYNE Bass ($150 on Amazon). They both have really good reviews from my research. We are stationed in South Korea right now so unforutnantly I cannot goto a local store and try them out for myself. I keep going back and forth between the two but I am leaning towards the TDK because it is also dust/ water resistant but Amazon says it will take 1 to 2 months to ship the other draw back i see is that it is only running Bluetooth 2.0 vs NYNE with Bluetooth 4.1. I plan to order this week so any recomendations, espcially from first hand expirience would be greatly appricated.