Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Last updated date: February 4, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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Overall Take

The Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker supplies plenty of boom for your buck thanks to the passive bass radiators. It's completely waterproof, making it perfect for picnics or pool parties. Sound quality is exceptionally clear whether it's pushing peak volume or providing background noise. In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Tribit Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 18, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wireless Speaker for a detailed review of all the top wireless speakers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.2
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
945 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Good sound quality; huge amount of booming bass, eye-catching design and portable size.
- The Tech Buyer's Guru
September 10, 2019 | Full review
Has a water resistance rating of IPX7. This isn’t just your typical “splash a little water on it and it’ll be fine” IPX4 rating we’ve come to expect from Bluetooth speakers.
- Nerd Tech
November 2, 2019 | Full review
Sounds better than both the JBL Flip4 and the UE Boom despite it costing significantly less. Its dual 12W drivers and side facing passive bass radiators kick out a rich and well-balanced sound.
- Gadget Viper
The X-Boom's sound is very clear and well-balanced.
- Android Police
September 15, 2018 | Full review
The sound quality is very clear all the way up to the speaker’s loudest level. Nice crisp treble and good full mids.
- POC Network
September 19, 2018 | Full review
Bass is good by default, but things get even better when you press the "XBASS" button
- Mobile Geeks
September 23, 2018 | Full review
Pretty affordable Bluetooth speaker for what it does, and unless you want more features, it will definitely satisfy you with its sound performance which is its main strong point.
- Kadhja Bonet
September 20, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The downside to that is charge time; our X-Boom took a whopping 6 hours to charge using a 2-amp phone charger, not surprising that the battery is nearly twice as large as most phone batteries.
- The Tech Buyer's Guru
September 10, 2019 | Full review
From what we could tell, the bass boost does absolutely nothing.
- Nerd Tech
November 2, 2019 | Full review
The included Micro USB cable looks a little generic but apparently charges at 2A.
- Gadget Viper
The unit I received initially had some serious latency issues; within 1-2 minutes of a video playing, the audio would be lagging quite severely.
- Android Police
September 15, 2018 | Full review
Does not seem to boost the bass much at all.
- POC Network
September 19, 2018 | Full review
We weren’t in love with the design, the large plus and minus are a little cartoony but since there aren’t any companion apps we’re glad they’ve made the speaker extremely easy to control.
- Mobile Geeks
September 23, 2018 | Full review
Lacking features such as EQ or a dedicated app.
- Kadhja Bonet
September 20, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Tribit - Unleash the True Sound 360 Degree Surround Sound At Tribit, we believe that listening to music should be an experience. We've designed the boom to immerse you in clear highs, expressive midst, and bass you can feel. Specialized XBass Technology There's no such thing as too much bass. With bass technology, you'll have a quick and easy way to Amp up your music! Press the bass button to flood the room with extra bass and good vibrations. Poolside Parties and Sandy Surfs Wild, wet fun is no match for the Tribit portable speaker. The IPX7 waterproofing will outlast moisture and even accidental immersion! Use it at the pool, the beach, in the shower, or anywhere you please. Control Your Smart Assistant Thanks to its advanced Bluetooth 4.2 technology, the Tribit Bluetooth speaker effortlessly connects to your smart Assistant. The hassle-free interface provides one-touch access to Amazon Alexa, Google assistant and Siri. You'll enjoy the convenience of your smart devices. Music That Moves with You Bulky speakers are a hassle. This Tribit wireless speaker's portable design provides easy transport so that you can grab and go! Place it in a bag or carry it by hand with the attached silicone strap. Universal Compatibility Pair the speaker to any Bluetooth-enabled device like an iPhone, Samsung, iPad, laptop. A convenient 3.5mm audio jack provides a quick connection to desktop computers, TVs and MP3 players. Buy with Peace of Mind We at Tribit are committed to providing the highest-quality audio products on the market. Your purchase of the Tribit speaker is protected An 18-month Replacement warranty, 30-Day money back guarantee and lifetime customer support.

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
2. Tribit StormBox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 7
TREBLAB Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
3. TREBLAB Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
4. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth Speaker
5. DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 8.8
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Bose Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
6. Bose Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 17
Tribit XSound Go Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
7. Tribit XSound Go Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 18
Anker Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
8. Anker Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 12
Sonos Gen 1 Bluetooth Speaker
9. Sonos Gen 1 Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 0
Sonos Gen 2 Bluetooth Speaker
10. Sonos Gen 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Wireless Speakers

As technology marches forward, it shrinks our world in a lot of ways. And yes, there’s the metaphoric way in which rapid communication brings us all closer together. But many objects literally get smaller and less complex. Nowhere is that more obvious than a roundup of modern wireless speakers.

Just a decade ago, the default image of a home speaker was a hefty, block-shaped unit that was at least the size of a breadbox — and usually much bigger, if we’re talking about speakers designed for an expensive audiophile’s stereo system.

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Nowadays, wireless speakers are becoming the norm. They’re typically no bigger than a medium-sized shoe, and — as the name implies — there are no wires connecting them and your music player. The technology that powers them is still evolving, which means you can find wireless speakers in a dizzying range of shapes. Knowing a little bit about how they work can help you make a decision about which one is best for you.

There are a lot of ways to remotely connect two devices, but the standard for most wireless speakers is Bluetooth. Bluetooth technology uses radio waves, the same type of electromagnetic radiation that’s been bringing us music since the turn of the century. The main difference between Bluetooth devices is the way they use frequency.

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Standard radio-controlled devices operate by establishing a certain frequency that both devices will operate on. When one device (say, an RC car) receives a signal from another in that specific frequency, they turn on, change direction or speed up depending on what the signal is. Obviously, other devices can interfere with that signal if they come within range.

Bluetooth devices get around that potential interference by establishing a protocol that allows both devices (in this case, a music player and speaker) to switch frequencies in tandem, hundreds of times every second.

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Again, technology is constantly improving. When speakers mention their Bluetooth capability, it’s typically followed by a version: 4.0, 4.2, 5.0, for example. Generally speaking, you can expect a better range and a more consistent signal out of your speaker the higher that number gets.

Speakers operating on Bluetooth 4.0 or higher generally use less power than earlier counterparts. The latest version of the technology is Bluetooth 5.0, and it’s a significant leap over the rest. Devices with that capability not only use less power but have four times the range and twice the speed. They can handle data transfers of up to 2 Mbps, meaning the sound quality on compatible players should be better. You can even pair up audio signals to two devices at the same time (say, two different speakers or a speaker and headphones). It’s worth noting that this benefit only comes from using a speaker and music player that both have Bluetooth 5.0 capability. 5.0-enabled speakers will still work with older versions, but they’ll operate at the output and specs from the lowest version.

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Performance can vary even among models with the same version of Bluetooth. And as for the sound? Audiophiles used to turn up their nose at wireless audio because data compression didn’t deliver a “full” listening experience. That’s changing, and the latest wireless speakers can compete with the highest-quality CD audio.

Of course, the biggest advantage of wireless speakers is freedom. Keep in mind that some speakers may not be entirely wireless in that they still stay connected to a power cord. But most Bluetooth units have a rechargeable battery that can keep your playlist going for a few hours on average.

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All that makes wireless speakers great for the outdoors. If that’s where you plan to use them, make sure you don’t spoil the fun (and your speaker) by checking to see if it’s waterproof.

DWYM Fun Fact

Where did Bluetooth technology get its name? The wireless system was originally developed by Swedish researchers, who named it after the 9th-century Scandanavian king Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson. He united the tribes of Denmark into a full-fledged kingdom, much like his namesake tech “unites” various devices.

The Wireless Speaker Buying Guide

  • As we’ve mentioned, waterproof speakers are nearly a must if you plan to use them outdoors, around the pool or near the shower. Some speakers are so waterproof that you can use them inside the shower. How do you tell what your speaker can take? Check to see if the speaker gives an IPX waterproof rating. The “IP” in that rating stands for “Ingress Protection,” and it’s an industry rating regulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The rating for tech products goes from IPX0 up to the highest protection from moisture at IPX8. IPX0 offers no protection against even tiny drops of water, which means you probably won’t see that rating advertised. The middle numbers should be good in light rainfall or some incidental spray. Speakers rated with an IPX7 or 8 should be able to work even after being completely submerged in water.
  • How long can you expect the music to last? The last thing you want is for your speaker to run out of juice in the middle of a party. Most wireless speakers have a rechargeable battery, but that battery life can vary. Most will mention a time estimate on the features, but it can vary depending on what you do with them. (Using your speakers for two-way audio can run down the power quicker, for example.)
  • Remember, style can be a factor! Wireless speakers aren’t hemmed in by the traditional boxy shape of their wired counterparts. Most are small and cylindrical, but some can look like miniature sculptures or mimic retro devices. Some speakers are even equipped with LED lights that pulse in time to the music.
  • Remember, once you get your speaker you’ll have to pair it up with your smartphone or another audio player. That usually only takes a few seconds, after which the two devices should recognize each other once they’re turned on in the same vicinity. Most Bluetooth devices can pick up a signal from within the same average-sized house, but weaker models might need the audio player to remain close by. Check the range before you buy.