Excellent sound quality and a good battery life.
The sound quality is 10 out of 10.
I listen to mainly classical (choral in particular) music and was far from convinced that this speaker would live up to the hype, especially having owned other bluetooth speakers (admittedly cheaper) and been disappointed. However, i am absolutely thrilled with this speaker, as it is able to produce amazingly realistic sound quality from a small unit. It is on constantly in my kitchen or conservatory (both reasonably large spaces) and produces more than enough volume for me, which had been a concern from reading other reviews. It might not suit people looking for booming bass on their pop music but for me it is perfect, as i am more interested in achieving (as close as possible) reproduction of a true performance than a particular ‘style’. Nb the laws of physics still apply of course, so don’t expect the same result as from a large pair of floor standing speakers. Even with that caveat, this sound is exceptional, to my ears at least. The ‘cloud grey’ version i purchased has a decidedly pink tinge, but this does not bother me and it looks classy, fitting in well with a light and airy environment (eg my kitchen, where this is mainly used). The battery life is great (24 hours claimed and seems about right on my usage to date). I am, overall, delighted and feel i have had value for money, despite the seemingly high price tag. Here are the specifications for the Dali Katch Portable Bluetooth Active Speaker – Cloud Grey:
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Likes, stunning sound quality, design and construction. Dislikes, absolutely nothing.
Incredible sound for the size. Pure and fidelity in all circumstances.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Fantastic bluetooth speaker – highly recommended for classical music
- Small and perfectly formed
- This is a wonderful speaker. The sound is clear and deep
Amazing sound, easy to link to mp3 player. No buyer remorse choosing pricey optionmust save for another to get stereo.
This is a wonderful speaker. The sound is clear and deep. I found it best on classical, voice and single instruments like the guitar or piano (listen to gershwin’s rhapsody). There is real depth and clarity. It lacks a little on deep bass for rock numbers. It is very simple to set up and aesthetically pleasing. The description as a cloud grey colour is misleading because actually it is a very dull pink with strong beige tones. An elegant colour though for sophisticated tastes. I am buying another one to get the full stereo effect as a pair although it has pretty decent stereo separation. It sounds different if you put it on the table, floor or against the wall.
Excellent, quite narrow so can fall over easily on irregular surfaces.
I was not completely sure about this purchase, having done a lot of research. Yes, it had won a lot of rave reviews in specialist hi-fi magazines and on-line sources, but equally, some of the youtube video reviewers were less than enthusiastic and recommended alternative products. And, the dali katch is expensive. I have now had the product for three days and have tested it with my pc, phone and tablet in different locations in my house. I have no hesitation in saying that it is every bit as good as the top reviews have indicated. The sound has fantastic clarity and range and, for its size, real depth of sound. I already have a bluesound wi-fi mini pulse connected to my home wi-fi, and this is a superb little speaker. It is, though, heavy, quite large and needs to be permanently plugged in to the power source. If you have a bt home hub like me, you will also find that it loses the connection from time to time (bt hubs cannot separate the 2. 4 hz and 5hz signals, so you can’t permanently connect the pulse to one or the other).