Sereonic Portable TV Speakers Review
Sereonic Portable Wireless Tv Speaker
|Battery Life:||Range:||Sleep Timer:||Bluetooth:|
|8 Hours||100 Feet||1 Hour||Enabled|
For those of us who have trouble hearing the dialogue on our television system, Serene Innovations has developed the Sereonic Portable TV Speaker. The speaker can be brought right to your seat. The speaker has a tone control that can be adjusted for speech clarity, preventing you from turning up the volume too loudly, straining to hear, and potentially harming the hearing of your family members. This small, simple-to-use speaker, priced at under $130, could be the perfect addition to your TV viewing.
Serene Innovations is an expert in developing assistive technology for the elderly and other people with mobility, hearing, or vision issues. The Sereonic was created to help the hard of hearing by bringing the audio of your favorite shows. The booming volume that annoys others and makes it difficult to understand speech is a thing of the past.
To increase clarity, the speaker uses a charging dock that also functions as a transmitter. It offers two 5W speakers with independent volume controls that operate apart from your TV. The receiver’s 3.5mm jack connection allows for the use of headphones. Seniors with hearing loss are targeted by the Sereonic portable.
Its lightweight, top-handled design, and 1.7 lb weight make it easy to transport. The volume knob and mesh give the speaker’s front a retro, understated, and straightforward appearance.
The transmitter doubles as a charging dock when the wireless receiver is not in use. A rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery offers 100 feet of Bluetooth range and 8 hours of use at a medium volume.
Regarding latency issues, it appears that the Tone Controls give you the option to switch between HI-MED-LO and clear up dialogue for you.
- HI – is a good choice for media that features a lot of conversation, like talk shows, dramas, and podcasts. For clearer dialogue, it boosts the top-shelf frequency band; doing so makes the audio more understandable. Additionally, this setting rolls off some low-end frequencies, eliminating frequencies that could obstruct the dialogue.
- MED – is a suitable choice for both music and movies. It is a mid-shelf boost that gives you more presence, as you might expect.
- LO – It would be up to the user to decide what circumstance they would use it in because it seems like it rolls off a lot of the high-end content and boosts the low-shelf frequency range.
A 1-hour sleep timer is included with the Sereonic in addition to the HI-MED-LO. The timer begins when you press the sleep button on the side of the receiver. The volume gradually drops as the hour goes on to help you fall asleep, and it turns off on its own an hour later.
Serene Innovations has made it simple to use digital and analog connections to connect your TV or other devices to the dock/transmitter:
- Digital optical audio port.
- RCA ports (Left and Right).
- USB power out.
- Stereo mini-jack/headphone port (0.14’’).
To use HDMI connections, you must purchase the HDMI analog audio converter from Serene Innovations. Connect the converter to your TV’s HDMI output. Connect a second HDMI cable to the converter’s HDMI output and then the HDMI input on the TV.
Once you’ve done that, you must attach the converter’s RCA connections to the dock/transmitter on your Sereonic portable. You must purchase Serene Innovations’ Dolby Digital audio converter in order to use streaming services that output Dolby Digital.
The power port for the dock/transmitter is a 5VDC 2.0A port. When you buy the device, the power adapter is also included.
Given the use of the device, the two 5W speakers deliver a respectable sound.
What does it actually mean to have two 5W speakers, though? 5W translates from 96dB to 99dB, which is comparable to the volume of an MP3 player on full. Regarding the sound quality itself, it is not intended for audiophiles with trained ears, which explains the target market mentioned earlier. But it will undoubtedly complete the task.
There won’t be any TV blaring in the house thanks to Serene Innovations’ effort to make the Sereonic portable reduce TV sound needed for the elderly or hearing impaired. But there are many different ways you can apply it. While doing household chores, you could use the speaker to listen to music or podcasts by connecting your device directly to the receiver or by using Bluetooth. While watching TV, you can also use the receiver’s headphone output.
It is suggested that you charge the device for at least 4 hours after receiving it before using it for the first time. The battery LED indicator will blink while it charges; once it is fully charged, it will turn solid. At medium volume, the battery life is approximately 8 hours.
Sereonic Vs COBY
A comparable item geared toward senior citizens with hearing loss is the COBY Amplifier Wireless TV Listening Voice Clarifying Speaker. The COBY speaker’s 100-foot range is identical to that of the Sereonic portable, and its battery life at medium volume is roughly 8 hours. It features Bluetooth connectivity and two 5W speakers. Both products use a charging dock that also serves as the speaker’s transmitter, though the speaker can also be charged directly using the power adapter.
The transmitter’s connections vary a little bit. The COBY lacks RCA ports but does have a stereo mini-jack port and a digital optical audio port. The receiver itself has a headphone jack for both speakers, and the speaker volume is independent of the TV volume. Instead of being on the front, the volume knob has the same mesh-like feel but is on the side. The COBY’s receiver has a mute button, which is a useful feature.
The two speakers don’t look all that different from each other visually; they both have an antique appearance. The COBY is slightly larger and heavier than the Sereonic, measuring 9′′ x 7′′ x 3.25″ and weighing 2.53 lb, respectively. You cannot pair more than one receiver with it, and there is no tone control that can be adjusted.
|100 feet||Range||100 feet|
|2 x 5W||Speakers||2 x 5W|
|Yes||Stereo Mini-Jack Port||Yes|
|Yes||Digital Optical Audio Port||Yes|
|9” x 7” x 3.25||Dimensions||9.5” x 9” x 3.5”|
|1.7 lb||Weight||2.53 lb|
For older people or those who have hearing loss, the Sereonic portable is a fantastic option. The convenience of the speaker is increased by features like the headphone jack, sleep timer, and numerous connection possibilities. The speaker is not intended for audiophiles, though. You would be better off with a soundbar or a high-quality Bluetooth speaker if all you wanted was a home audio system or a portable Bluetooth speaker. Senior couples would benefit greatly from the pairing function because they could each have the audio for their preferred shows right next to them and customize it as necessary.