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Monster SuperStar BackFloat review: Splish, splash, play your tunes in the bath

Jon L. Jacobi | June 18, 2015
This waterproof speaker can not only withstand poolside splashes, it can float in the pool with you.

What is missing is a bit of upper mid-range, which leaves the BackFloat's renderings lacking a touch in definition. Stereo separation is mild, at best; a problem I've heard in every one-piece speaker system. The BackFloat isn't an audiophile speaker, but it's certainly up to its intended purpose of blaring tunes in the pool or shower for a good long time: Monster claims 7 hours of battery life; I got 6 to 8 hours in my low-volume testing.

A pool-worthy plaything

No one passionate about music will use the SuperStar BackFloat as a reference speaker, or even as their primary indoor audio system. But it's great for its niche--if you can get over its price tag, that is.

 

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