The Studio 5 Sound Dock for top quality sound at home without all the unwanted bells and whistles. NudeAudio has packed Lightning compatibility, dual-pairing Bluetooth, auxiliary input, and bass control into this 2.1 Stereo speaker.
Why We Love It
NudeAudio’s first foray into the home looks just as effortlessly great as their line of Move portable speakers. From the big, wrap-around speaker grill to the matte plastic body and brushed aluminum details, the Studio 5 would be hard to pick out as the budget speaker next to the name brands at Best Buy. Same goes for a blind sound test: connected to an iPhone 5, paired to a couple iPods via Bluetooth, or tethered to anything else with a standard 3.5mm cord, the Studio 5 puts out rich, impressive sound. That’s because the NudeAudio team has pumped the money (and headache) they saved by not putting Justin Bieber’s name on their product into better components and technology within this dock.
That includes dual Bluetooth (with aptX and AAC coding) so you can keep your and a roommate’s iPods paired to the speaker simultaneously. This means no more tedious pairing process when you want to switch music libraries. The Studio 5 also packs bass control via a manual dial in the back that lets you fine tune your speaker to taste. The dock is powered by a standard 16V DC adapter and comes with international plug adapters.
Why We Love It
We’re all for top shelf and premium features, but we also know a great deal when we hear one. The Studio 5 is a great addition to NudeAudio’s lineup, continuing the tradition of handsome but unassuming products that fill the huge market gap between bargain-bin throwaway speakers and the ones with Super Bowl commercials. And they’ve managed to design a great looking dock without sacrificing audio quality.