Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMusic & Music Players · 1 month ago

What’s the best sounding audiophile quality, portable Boombox that money can buy?

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    A boombox has the bass turned up, so the sound is horrible. If you want portable, get good quality headphones and a tablet. If you want sound at home, buy studio quality reference monitors. 

    If you must buy a boombox, buy the most expensive one with the fewest flashing lights. 

  • 1 month ago

    There are no “audiophile quality” boomboxes.

  • 1 month ago

    There has never been an "audiophile quality boombox", 

    so you can toss that desire out the window.    


    Some of the best-sounding boomboxes were certain Pioneer 

    and Marantz models made in the 1970s and early 1980s.     

    They have become both scarce and collectable, 

    so if you can find one in decent condition it will probably cost a big chunk of money. 


    Many of the parts needed to keep such equipment working 

    are smply not to be found anywhere any more, 

    therefore when one fails you are out of luck. 


    My suggestion: 

    Make your own boombox by mounting a car stereo head unit, 

    a set of car speakers, and a 7 Ah or larger rechargeable battery in a cooler. 

    I haven't made one, but others have done it with varying degrees of success. 

  • bill
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Audiophile boombox is an oxymoron.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Loudspeakers are the weakest link in an audio system, and no audio system can sound any better than the weakest link. Boom boxes typically come with speakers made by the manufacturers. For example a Sony boombox will come with Sony speakers and a no name boom box will not come with Bose speakers or JBL speakers. Even a cheap pair of audiophile speakers typically cost at least a hundred bucks but boom boxes rarely cost more than $200. Therefore there is very little chance that a boom box can sound remotely close to even a cheap hi fi system in sound quality. Bose does make a semi-portable stereo system, but it is costly, costing more than my home system. Instead of a boom box, look for powered speakers (from a well known speaker manufacturer) that allow you to connect an audio cable. A wired connection is preferred because blue tooth is not audiophile quality. Then you can connect an MP3 player and/or a portable CD player to it and you get pretty good sound quality for less money than an expensive boom box. Don't expect booming bass from such a setup however, as big woofers take up a lot of room, and they need big enclosures and lots of power to drive them, making them not really portable.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "Audiophiles" are a joke to professional electronics and audio engineers.

    Just look for the most expensive, ludicrously priced item with the biggest adverts and _no_ technical specifications - that's an audiophile product.

    Or if you just want something that works well and sounds good, get something like a JBL Charge 4; or a pair of them if you want stereo output.

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