LG, earlier this year, has launched the Portable X Boom Thunder (OM7550D), a Mini Hi-Fi system that packs 1000w of audio. It offers quite a few interesting features and promises to impress everyone, be it a gamer, party host, family head, sports aficionado etc.
LG, the South Korean giant has sent us a review unit. Here's our take on it.
Design and aesthetics
As far as the aesthetics are concerned, the device looks great, it feels sturdy, and will surely turn heads no matter where you choose to place it in your house. That being said, the home speaker is slightly on the larger side and will occupy a significant amount of space.
There are two large dials located at top - one for adjusting Mic volume and the other for Echo volume, with the master volume dial located at the center.
There are multiple buttons including predefined settings button housed just below the Echo volume dial. All these buttons can be accessed very easily and are also available on the remote control which comes bundled with the speaker.
At the back of the device are Analog controls and power input ports. There's also a lighting button above the Echo dial which allows the subwoofer to illuminate in tandem with the music.
It has a plethora of unique features
The LG Portable X Boom Thunder (OM7550D) has a plethora of unique features. For example, you can just input a DVD/CD (like the good old days) to spin your favourite songs or just connect it to your laptop, smartphone or tablet for uninterrupted music playback via Bluetooth.
It also offers support for 3.55mm mini-jack (now that it's a thing) along with support for RCA Jack, Mic, HDMI, and USB.
Additionally, it has something called Vocal Fader, this feature is especially useful if you're one of those who frequently organises karaoke evenings in your home. Turing on the vocal fader reduces the level of original singer vocals with the actual background music intact.
Other interesting features include FM playback (with 50 station storing capacity), wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, Auto DJ (to create playlists automatically thereby making it perfect for parties), Sound Sync (to connect LG audio system to LG HD TV), and Child Safe mode (to prevent Sound Shocks in case the unit is turned on with the volume set at a high level).
The LG Portable X Boom Thunder has a well balanced sonic signature. To our surprise, it sounded really good even at unsafe volume levels.
We've played multiple genres to see how the speaker fares and we especially liked the way it handled sub-bass. While the oomph was always there, it managed to output details very well. The mids and higher frequencies (treble) were neatly defined and the vocals were prominent apart from sounding crisp even at low volume levels.
The LG Portable X Boom Thunder (OM7550D) is a no-brainer if you're a party animal. Most of the genres we tested sounded really good. Also, it can be used along with your TV via Bluetooth. However, the hefty Rs. 30,990 price tag is what'll make you have second thoughts. That being said, for what it's worth, it packs a ton of useful features and you'll not be disappointed on purchasing it.