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LG Sound 360: Volume Up!

By Jonnah Pante - 2 Sep 2016

LG Sound 360: Volume Up!

Overview

Bluetooth speakers are common among tech-enthusiasts and audiophiles nowadays. Aside from the sound quality, one important thing to consider is the overall design and built. Since Bluetooth speakers are mostly portable, it is a plus if they have that premium look that you’d proudly flaunt and carry outdoors, or anywhere you go, while listening to your favorite tunes.

If you’re thinking of buying a Bluetooth speaker with excellent sound performance and prime sight, we suggest you consider the LG Sound 360. Take a look on this review and see what it has to offer.


Quick specifications

  • 1.1 CH with Built-in woofer
  • microUSB 5 pin
  • Lithium-ion 3.7V 5200mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC-enabled

 

Pairing our device with the LG Sound 360 was a breeze, all thanks to its Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity. The LG logo found at the center is where NFC is located.

Design and Build

The LG Sound 360 comes embodied in a tumbler-like form with its frame looking like a porcelain. Found on top of the speakers are touch-sensitive buttons composed of the usual controls like pause/play, next/previous track, volume up and down, and of course, the Bluetooth button. It also has an EQ button wherein you can switch from treble boost, bass boost and power boost, and an LED Light control button. We tried pressing the touch-sensitive buttons multiple times, and we noticed that it gets resistive sometimes.

Located at the bottom part of the LG Sound 360 together with its 360-degree speakers is the microUSB and charging indicator.

As much as we like its overall look, the LG Sound 360 seemed a bit heavier than the portable Bluetooth speakers we previously reviewed.

The entire circular control panel of the LG Sound 360 serves as its power button. When pressed, the control panel will gently pop up, revealing its single-channeled speaker.

The LG Sound 360’s package comes with a USB cable, cleaning cloth, and a user manual.


Battery

To test the battery life of the LG Sound 360, we continuously played songs with the volume set at the medium level. With its 5200mAh battery, the LG Sound 360 lasted for 8 hours. When used frequently, the LG Sound 360 promises a playback time of up to 20 hours. We had to wait for 5 hours for the LG Sound 360 to be fully charged, though. As a guide, the LG Sound 360 has a charging indicator that flashes red when the battery is charged under 80 percent, violet for above 80 percent, and blue for 100 percent.

 

Sound Quality

The Sound 360 is packed with a 1.1 CH and a built-in woofer. Matching its premium look, it gave us an outstanding performance with regards to sound quality.

To test its sound performance, we played multiple songs like Ghosttown by Madonna, Smooth by Santana, and Melt My Heart to Stone by Adele. Its 360-degree speakers played a well-distributed sound, without any distortion even with the volume set at the highest. It also has a remarkable, pounding bass and a good soundstage. It produced a whole and neat sound while maintaining the balance between the background instruments and vocals.

 

Conclusion

With its superb sound performance, partnered with a stylish look and long battery life, the LG Sound 360 is an excellent pick in the line of Bluetooth speakers found in the market today. It retails at PhP 7,990

8.5
  • Design 8.5
  • Performance 9
  • Features 8.5
  • Value 8
The Good
Excellent sound quality
Premium design and sturdy build
Long-lasting battery life
The Bad
Quite heavy
Pricey