Motorcycle speakers need to be tough. They must be able to stand up to the elements and handling abuse. They need to have durable weatherproof housings to get through long hours in the sun and rain. They must have good sound. They must be feasy to use and able to play music from various sources.
In this section, we are going to introduce you to a top-notch bluetooth motorcycle handlebar speaker system. It is the BOSS Audio MC720B and it includes two speakers and an external amplifier. It has wireless and wired sound input facility. It works will all kinds of source gadgets from smart phones to tablets to MP3 players.
Let us peruse the technology, design and sound profile of the speaker system.
BOSS Audio MC720B Bluetooth Handlebar Speaker Review :
Technology And Design :
The BOSS Audio MC720B is a durable motorcycle speaker and amplifier system. It has a pair of full-range speakers, an amplifier and a wired remote controller. It is designed for adventure sports and long cross-country rides. It is suitable for motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. All components of the set are sturdily built. They have weatherproof enclosures that are protected against water, moisture, fog and dust.
The MC720B has a Class D mono-block amp. Class D amps have a high-speed switching technology that uses less power and produces less heat. Hence, they are more efficient than Class A/B amps. Peak power output of the amp is 1000 watts. It produces thunderous bass and amplifies the listening experience for an unforgettable on-road audio experience.
The system has Bluetooth technology for playing music without wires. It is compatible with all iOS and Android gadgets including smart phones, tablets, iPods and laptops. You can enjoy Wireless Music Streaming directly on apps like Pandora and Spotify. The advantage of having Bluetooth in your motorcycle speakers is that you can keep your phone or sound source in a safe place like your backpack or a storage cabinet. That way it won’t get wet in the rain or gather dust. Bluetooth also does away with the hassle of cables which is a big relief.
If you have a device that does not support Bluetooth, you can use the 3.5mm AUX in jack. The port accepts input via AUX audio cable from all non-Bluetooth and Bluetooth gadgets. It is compatible with the AUX outputs of MP3 players, smart phones and similar sound sources.
The device is easy to use and control while riding. It comes with a wired remote controller that mounts to your handlebar. The remote is attached to the amplifier and it has buttons for adjusting volume.
The BOSS Audio MC720B includes all mounting hardware like brackets, screws and clamps. The mounts are adjustable. They fit bars with diameters between 0.75 to 1.25 inches.
The system needs a 12 volt power source. Hence, it is suitable for 12 volt scooters, motorcycles and off-road adventure vehicles.
Each of the speakers measure 4.5 inches by 1.5 inches by 3 inches. They are shaped like compact bullets and have a smart chrome finish. The amplifier measures 3.5 inches by 3 inches by 1.5 inches.
The product has a warranty of one year. It can be extended by 2 more years, taking the total warranty period to 3 years.
Sound Quality :
The BOSS Audio MC720B has big sound. It has two 4-inch full-range chrome speakers that crank out spacious music with intelligible vocals and crisp instruments. The Class D amps have a maximum power capacity of 1000 watts which is really the cherry on the cake. Very few motorcycle speakers have such powerful amps and it certainly gives the BOSS Audio MC720B an edge over the others. It elevates the audio to another level of awesome and makes your journey more fun and enjoyable.
The system has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 15 kHz, signal-to-noise ratio of >93 dB and total harmonic distortion of < 0.01%. Channel separation is >50 dB. All in all, the BOSS Audio MC720B offers quality sound in open-air conditions. We definitely recommend this system for long rides and adventure sports.
Key Features :
- Weatherproof motorcycle sound system with 1000-watt Class D amp.
- Pair of 4-inch chrome full-range speakers, Bluetooth, AUX input.
- Wired remote volume controller, adjustable mounting brackets fit 0.75 to 1.25 inch bars.
- Suitable for 12 volt power sources like motorcycles and ATVs, 80 Hz to 15 kHz frequency response.