Review: Archeer Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The variety of Bluetooth speakers on the market is overwhelming, making it a challenge to find the perfect design for your eyes and ears. A recent entry into this crowded market is Archeer's Bluetooth Speaker A320 ($79.99). What makes this speaker stand out? Read on to find out.

The A320 contains all the usual technology one would expect in a modern, wireless, rechargeable Bluetooth speaker should. Its 5200mAh battery provides over 10 hours of playback (though it takes roughly half that time to fully recharge via its micro-USB charging port), and its sound specs (frequency range, signal to noise ratio) are on par with most budget-conscious wireless speakers. It also features a 3.5 mm line-in jack for non-Bluetooth audio devices. The A320 package bundles both a micro-USB cable and a 3.5 mm audio cable for convenience. What makes the A320 stand out is its Bamboo wood enclosure, which gives it a much more earthy tone compared to the typical black plastic and metal alternatives.

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A320 Front View

Another differentiator is the A320's large 15W center bass speaker. If you prefer deep throbbing bass in your music, the A320 does a nice job of pumping those beats into your listening environment. The bass speaker separates the dual 5W drivers for average high and mid-level frequency reproduction, though stereo separation is a bit on the weak side. 

The A320 can also get quite loud, though not deafeningly so. But like most lower-cost wireless Bluetooth speakers, sound tends to distort as the volume increases to maximum. One other mild criticism is that the speaker cones are exposed, meaning there is no grill protecting them. While this intentional omission adds to the aesthetic design, you must be extra careful when lying the unit on its side.

A320 Review View

Final Verdict:

Overall, the A320 delivers a decent value for its price and will look much more at home in a wood-rich setting, especially one that matches the bamboo wood aesthetics enshrouding Archeer's Wireless Home Studio.

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Mike Riley is a frequent contributor to several technical publications and specializes in emerging technologies and new development trends. Mike was previously employed by RR Donnelley as the company’s Chief Scientist, responsible for determining innovative technical approaches to improve the company’s internal and external content services. Mike also co-hosted Computer Connection, a technology enthusiast show broadcast on Tribune Media's CLTV.