Very musical, would like a more open sound stage
By Bill Wood on July 16, 2017
Like others here I heard about this speaker on the clavinetjunkie youtube channel. I picked one up as it was so cheap and I really liked another speaker I bought on his recommendation, the iSoundbar SL1000S. That speaker has an amazing surround mode which lays the music out in front of you, with depth as well, as if the instruments are floating in air, way outside the boundaries of the speaker. However it cannot play very loud without the bass bottoming out. I was hoping this DOSS SoundBox XL would also have a surround mode, but it does not and in comparison to the SL1000S the music sounds like its coming from the speaker box. However, it has more deep bass and power, and sounds smoother throughout the musical range, than the SL1000S. So for musicality, the DOSS is better, but for sound stage, it is not nearly as good. To be fair, I have rarely heard a speaker with such an amazing sound stage as the SL1000S. The DOSS is certainly a great speaker and well worth the price (I paid $89), and it does open up nicely when I turn on my Samsung S8＇s surround sound setting.Suggestions for improvement: add a surround mode like the SL1000S; boost bass a bit at lower volumes; volume changes from a Bluetooth controller (like a cell phone) should be sync＇d to the speaker volume control.
Bang for the buck king!
By Matthew C. Miller on July 15, 2017
Hard to believe the audio quality for the money here. Oluv＇s review best describes this product. I needed to at least leave a short blurb and 5 stars!
Best bang for the buck Bluetooth speaker of 2017
By chromedream on July 13, 2017
For the price, this speaker is extremely good. It＇s probably setting the benchmark (at the time of this review) in the sub-$100 class of bluetooth speaker -- and honestly maybe even above that. The sound is full and lively; from a casual listener＇s perspective, the DSP is tuned really well. For comparison, I have the Bose Companion 2 Series III computer speakers hooked up to my Mac via 3.5mm jack, and using the same track in iTunes, with no EQ on either source, switching back and forth between the Doss SoundBox XL connected to my iPhone via Bluetooth and the Bose connected to my Mac via 3.5mm jack, the Doss sounds noticeably better, even with virtually no stereo separation as compared to the separate Bose speakers (for fairness, I also tested using the 3.5mm jack on the Doss hooked up to my Mac, and the results were the same -- the Doss sounded better). Sound can be pretty subjective between different sets of ears, but I think you＇d be pretty hard-pressed to find someone who isn＇t blown away by the sound coming from this speaker, especially for the price. As an added bonus, it has what looks to be a micro-SD card slot to play music from (it＇s labeled as "TF Card" in the instructions) and the aforementioned 3.5mm Aux jack to hook up an external source, like an Echo Dot.The only real drawbacks I can mention are that it doesn＇t charge from a standard micro-USB (which may be because it requires a higher power draw than that can provide) and that it doesn＇t get super loud, although I think the vast majority of people would find that it gets plenty loud enough for indoor and most outdoor usage. It＇s also not the most polished consumer experience around; it＇s what I call a "Shenzhen special" -- the packaging and instructions are bare-bones and the functionality is basic. That said, pairing with bluetooth and understanding the function modes and buttons is straightforward. I definitely would not consider taking a star away for those minor drawbacks.I first heard of this speaker through Oluv＇s (clavinetjunkie) YouTube channel, so if you get a chance, check it out because it is a great resource for Bluetooth speaker reviews.
Wow! Just Wow!
By Kevin D. Cleavenger on July 08, 2017
Wow! Just Wow!JBL Charge 3 and everything below it, Just forget it. This thing blows all of them away. I cannot believe how this thing sounds. I have a Bose soundlink 2 mobile speaker that cost $329.00 and did a side by side and this Doss speaker hits harder and is just as clear and roomfilling as the Bose and a matter of fact maybe better.It charges quick to. I＇ve only use the Bluetooth connection so far and it＇s flawless. I＇ll try the TF card later on. I used a tone test app on my iPod to feed this thing with super low tones all the way up the scale. At 10hz you can see the woofer pulsing in and out by shining a bright light through the grill but you really can＇t here anything till you get to about 22Hz very good in my book. I had the speaker on an end table and was slowly going up the scale at max volume and at around 30-40 Hz I let it sit and rock the deep lows for like 30 seconds. This thing represents so well the speaker slid across the table and threw itself on the floor and had a fit! Lol. No harm just a 2 foot drop. The rubber feet on the bottom of the speaker are good enough for regular listening even at max volume but keep an eye on it and make sure you wipe the dust off these feet areas so they stick better to your table.Don＇t throw away tons of cash on all these well overpriced speakers! $89.99 and free shipping you will not be disappointed, a total big win for Doss and anyone who buys this speaker.This speaker was introduced around June 22nd 2017 so it＇s new to Amazon as of then. I took the chance on it and I just can＇t say enoug about it. Like the Bose speakers you will hear things in your music you never heard before. This should cost way more then $90.00.
Q: How does this work leaving plugged in all the time and on all the time, I want to leave it on all the time for my echo. And use it on battery rarely
A: We leave it on for about 8 hrs at a time. We unplug it when the battery is charged and let it run. It runs for a long time on the battery. The sound is awesome! We have not let it run all day being plugged in. DOSS said that it is not recommend to plug in all the time.
Q: Does this have a wifi connection? Doss website says it has wifi connection mode, but no mention on the Amazon product description.
A: Only bluetooth no wifi. It has Aux-in and Micro SD feature as well.
Q: Is the rechargeable battery replaceable when it finally dies and if so can a customer change it?
A: Unfortunately....no. It would be nice though, because it sounds so good, so it gets played pretty often. I guess when the battery finally dies, I'll either replace the box (hope they still make it at that time) or will just have to keep it plugged in full time.
Q: Is this water resistant enough to keep in the bathroom (shower steam)?
A: Haven’t used it in the bathroom
Q: Will this speaker be available in Canada?
A: Yes. You can search SoundBox XL on Amazon.ca.
Q: Is it possible to connect 2 speakers?
A: Unfortunately it's not possible to pair them, only one at the same time.
Q: Can i leave power charge cable in all the time? because i use speaker indoor in fixed location. btw, very comparable to hk go+ play.
A: Yes, you can, but we don't recommend to do that, it will shorten the battery life actually.
Q: Is this compatable with a sonos speaker
A: This speaker is only bluetooth enabled and will not work within a WIFI set-up.
Q: When the speaker is on without music playing, do you hear a small static sound coming through the speakers? It's very quiet but discernible. I'm picky
A: No my unit does not do that. Have yours checked that's usually a backgroud noise, I am fine with that.
Q: Hello, can you tell me if the doss speaker has a charge port for the phone? And is that 10 watts each driver? 10 x 2 plus sub at 12 watts?
A: No, the speaker doesn't has the power station feature, and yes, it is dual-10w+12w subwoofer.
Q: Is this water resistant at all for outdoor use? I know sometimes our other speaker got left out on the patio table sometimes and it would sprinkle out
A: I don't think this unit is intended to be water resistant, but I use it on the pool side as long as keep it dry.
Q: Does amazon echo and dot work and stay connected via bluetooth?
A: The Dot does and sounds fantastic. Great soundbox for the price.
Q: Have they fixed the rattle problem that was caused by the fabric under the speaker grill?
A: Mine has no rattle.
Q: Doss soundbox xl or Riva turbo X ? Which one has a better sound quality?
A: sounbox xl sounds better
Q: Is the sound quality good enough to use this as a TV soundbar?
A: this is better the most tv speakers but not as good as a fixed sound bar. if you have a small tv, say less than 32" then it would work well. anything larger, like oluv stated, you would lose the stereo separation.
Q: Will the bluetooth work with a MAC desktop computer?
A: Yes. This will pair with any Bluetooth device.
Q: Does this box play FM radio?
A: No, but sound fantastic.... no to loud....