I like a long, luxurious hot shower. The only thing that makes it better is an epic playlist to go along with it. That is why I love the MARSEE Zero X Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
First of all, it is waterproof, not just water-resistant. I’ve found that water-resistant speakers tend to konk out far too quickly. This speaker is so well crafted that water just isn’t getting in this little gadget. It has a hook, which I like to hook onto my shower caddy so it is handy.
The sound is amazing. I laughed when I realized that the sound is better than on my actual iPhone. The bass is rich and deep. The instruments are nuanced, and the vocal is crisp. The sound is nice and loud without losing clarity. My Mom taught me the value of investing in good speakers when I was young, and as far as shower speakers, this is the best sound I’ve found.
Here’s how I use it: I leave my iPhone in the adjacent room after pairing it with the speaker. I am always worried about my phone getting wet even if it isn’t near the water stream in the shower, but if it is in the next room, it works out great since it has a decent range. This is by far the easiest Bluetooth speaker I’ve used regarding connectivity. It automatically pairs with other Bluetooth devices. I just select the speaker in my iPhone’s Bluetooth list, and it pairs instantly.
If you aren’t using the Bluetooth mode, it comes with an audio cable as well to directly link it to your phone. As a nice added bonus, it comes with a micro-SD card slot, so you can load up your music before you go, which is great for a picnic or if you have a standard playlist and don’t want to bother with pairing. It has an 8-hour battery life (the battery is rechargeable), so it will last through several showers or a few completely luxurious baths.
It also has a microphone and can be used to answer phone calls. Though personally, if I’m enjoying a shower or bath, I want to be left alone. I can understand if you have kids, however, the need to always be reachable, so this is a nice feature.
I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but if I’m doing a timed beauty treatment in the shower, on occasion I’ll glance at the clock to be able to time my treatment, and then forget what time I started. Since I got this speaker, I don’t have that problem as I can load up a playlist with songs that are the timings of each step. For example, let’s say you are using Pravana Hair Color Extractor. Once you are in the shower, you massage in your shampoo and then you put a plastic cap over it for 2-3 minutes. Turn on your speaker, and have a song ready that is 2-3 minutes long. Pick songs that repeat that process for the entire 20-minute process. So when the song ends, you know it is time for the next cycle! That’s a whole lot easier (and enjoyable) than using a stopwatch or trying to figure out the time you started!
I really enjoy this speaker. I’m picky about my sounds equipment, and speakers that I have tried that is this size tend to be tinny, but there is no trace of that in this speaker. I’m thrilled!
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I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review and received compensation for my time and effort. However, my experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.