We’ve looked at many EasyAcc products before, but they’ve sub-branded this particular Bluetooth speaker which implies that there is something a little different about it. It’s a larger Bluetooth speaker than usual with dual 10W speakers included as well as dual 2600 mAh batteries to see you through even the longest music sessions. So let’s take a look at the EasyAcc Dolcer DP300 in our full review.
- Quality design & build
- Nice touch controls
- Dual 10W speakers get plenty loud
- Bass is very muddy with no depth
- Highs and Mids are sketchy
- Battery might be better for 5200 mAh
- Not the most portable unit
We’ll start with the unboxing experience which is something I’m starting to like with EasyAcc and similar brands. Limited packaging with the bare essential non-recyclable materials used. Most of this package is cardboard for example.
In the box, you get the EasyAcc Dolcer DP300 speaker itself, a 3.5mm audio cable, a microUSB charging cable as well as a multi-lingual manual. If you’ve ever used any Bluetooth product before you’ll probably be able to skip the use of that last one. It’s very simple.
Simple is the name of the game here as far as the design goes as well. There’s a wrapped metallic grille around the rounded cuboid chassis of the unit, with glossy and rubberised plastic accents where the touch controls reside and a strip along the rear of the device. It looks unassuming and would fit into most people’s living room or office. On the bottom surface, there’s a rubber stabilisation strip to keep your speaker steady under load, as well as no doubt dampen some of the rumble when bass kicks in. On the top edge we’ve got the volume up/down and track skip/repeat functions, which are all touch controls. These surround the round power button which doubles as play/pause, and has an LED notification ring on its outer edge to display battery level and pairing status amongst others.
On the rear, there’s that rubberised plastic strip which terminates with the 3.5mm AUX jack as well as the microUSB charging port. On a unit like this, we’d have liked to have seen a microSD card slot as well as perhaps a USB Type A port for thumb drives.
- Brand – EasyAcc
- Model – Dolcer DP300
- Connection Type – Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm AUX
- Operating Distance – 15M
- Battery Type – dual 2600mAh (5200 mAh)
- Charge Time – 3-4 Hours
- Play Time – 7-10h Hours
- Charging Port – Micro USB
- Microphone – Yes
- Frequency Response – 60 Hz – 20 KHz
- Power Output – 10 Watt x2
Pairing is simple, and is identical to any other Bluetooth speaker so that won’t be covered in any real depth here. Once paired, you can start the fun, which is as easy as kicking off some audio from your connected device, be that via Bluetooth of 3.5mm audio jack.
The first thing you’ll want to do is turn the volume up and see what you can get out of this. It’s only with the volume up that the other aspects of the speaker show what they can do. When I first tested this unit I was rather unimpressed with some of its levels until I turned up the volume a bit. It does get plenty loud though and really puts those dual 10W speakers to work.
These are, sadly, the major positives of the audio experience here. The first disappointing aspect is the bass/low-end. It’s muddy and just goes to show that without a sub-woofer you’re going to struggle to reproduce anything close to what you’re after. There is bass there, but as you increase the volume you can hear nothing more than what you’d get from a car stereo tweeter. It’s the merest hint of any depth. The impact from the front of the bass is there, but there is no follow-on rumble or control to it. It’s momentary and then it’s gone. The same can be said for the mids and highs here actually, with the mids providing a little to be happy about. Vocals are clear and crisp and actually rise in certain genres of songs, but the highs are completely lost in almost every genre.
This unit has dual 10W speakers that I’d expect to deliver at least acceptable audio here, and whilst for a small indoor gathering, this will deliver just fine and fill the room, what it fills the room with is an audio stream that’s of a lesser grade than you’d get from some Bluetooth units that are only dual 5W speakers (based on my own testing). That is disappointing.
Battery life here is another story though and is very good in my use. I managed to get just shy of the rated 10 hours of playback at around 60% volume which is good in my eyes. I’d probably expect more from a unit boasting 5200 mAh, to be fair, but this should suit most people. When you compare that some smartphones with 3000 mAh batteries manage to charge in just over an hour or so, the 3 hours you’ll wait for a full charge here is difficult to stomach at first glance. However there’s no fast charging here like there would be mostly with 2018 smartphones, and this is a 5200 mAh power pack for all intents and purposes so in that context I was a little more forgiving.
It’s quite disappointing actually. I liked the aesthetic that EasyAcc went for here. It had a heft which whilst not great for some who want a more portable unit, was fine for me, and the marriage of plastic, metal, black matte finishes and touch controls made me hopeful.
The audio on the EasyAcc Dolcer DP300 here though is just not up to par. There’s not much more I can say that I haven’t already really. From dual 10W speakers, I would expect more clarity at the extremes and much more performing low-end with a bit more bite than just bark. Sadly that’s not the case. It will fill a room well volume wise though, and during that play session it’ll last for a decent amount of time, but it just won’t have anybody confusing this with anything more premium.
It is what it is, a budget Bluetooth speaker. The only problem there is the price. At £45.99 it struggles, to my mind, to fit in the budget arena. Given the RRP is £59.99 also, I honestly cannot recommend this product. You can pay around £10-£20 less and get better audio if you shop around. That’s exactly what you should do unless you’re sold on the design, or bass (or even crisp audio) aren’t your thing!