Two is always better than one, right? Two steaks at dinner, two sports cars in the garage, two passes to the Rolling Stones’ farewell concert — at least until their next farewell tour.
With wireless speakers, having a left and right channel makes sense. You can place them a set distance apart — say, four to six feet — to achieve the intended stereo experience your music was mixed for.
The Supertooth Disco Twin speakers let you do just this. You can stream from any Bluetooth-enabled device or connect with a 3.5mm audio jack. The portable speakers last about 10 hours per charge at normal volume, or about three to four hours at max volume.
While the quality of the audio stream isn’t going to make Polk Audio or Sonos nervous, the Disco Twin offers passable stereo sound, handy portability, and a unique design. Supertooth makes a high-quality speakerphone for the car that does a great job picking up your voice, even with a lot of background noise. They’ve essentially ported that technology to the Disco Twin speakers.
The twin speakers are black with a dark silver base. Each weighs 19.5 ounces and stands 7 inches tall. There are two 8-Watt speakers inside each unit, pumping out 32 Watts in total.
Although the Disco Twin uses aptX technology to increase the bandwidth of the audio stream, most of our test tracks sounded a bit distorted. (And the codec is only supported on newer devices like the Galaxy S4 and not on iOS devices.)
Two hundred bucks isn’t a bad price for two Bluetooth speakers. They are small, which makes them portable. You can arrange the set for a true stereo experience — something you won’t get close to with many other wireless speakers. Still, the Disco Twin proves all the audio separation in the world can’t mask sub-par sound.