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The one issue I do have with the Spaced360 is that given its weight is a little over 1KG it's a portable speaker in name, but not really something you can chuck into a bag. It's more for carrying to your garden and not having to worry about plugging the thing in.
The weight of the Spaced360 is justified thought when you turn the speaker up. It's very loud and it's really clear. The enclosed bass radiators work well with bass-heavy tracks. The thump of Schoolboy Q's track Studio was brilliantly guttural while the top notes stayed crisp.
When it came to more acoustic tones, there was much-needed warmth in the guitar found in Real Estate's Hard to Hear and The War on Drugs' Red Eye soared on playback.
Packing in A2DP means that there's clarity to any Bluetooth streaming you do with the speaker and it's also clear that the sound engineers that worked on the Spaced360 have tried to balance things out as much as possible - there's thankfully no pandering to bass-heavy tracks here.
Perhaps the only pandering the speaker does do is to a younger audience with its option to buy different sheaves for the device. Our unit was black but for £30 more you can change the colour by adding a slip - they're not to our taste but it's good to have the colour option.
When it comes to price, launching at £250 may be a little steep for some but I found hardly any faults with the Spaced360 not to warrant this price tag. Yes you may want to look elsewhere if true portability is your thing. But if you want brilliant sound from a Bluetooth belter then this UK-made speaker should be top of your list.
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Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.