Tozo PA1 Review – Budget Portable BT Speaker

Tozo PA1 Review – Short words

Tozo PA1 review: The Tozo PA1 is a good portable speaker and affordable. With 12 hours of playtime, you can spend all day listening to music. IPX7 waterproof is great for outdoor parties, and the Tozo PA1 can survive in heavy rain. It’s hard to find a speaker on the cheap with a customizable EQ feature, but the Tozo PA1 offers this for you. It has a great app, which allows you to customize your sound profile and choose preset EQ.


Tozo PA1 review

Tozo PA1 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth, playtime: 12 hours (as specs), waterproof rating: IPX7, EQ mode, dual pairing and connect, 20W power output, 67mm dynamic driver

 

Tozo is one of the cheapest wireless earbud brands on Amazon’s list of best sellers. Tozo has many wireless earbuds on the best-seller list, such as T6, T10, A1, A2 Mini, NC2, and NC9. Besides wireless earbuds, Tozo has a wireless charger, wall charger, power bank, watches, and a portable speaker. Currently, the Tozo PA1 is the only portable speaker from Tozo (at the time of writing) and gets a high score from customer reviews (almost 5/5). Why? Let’s check the details of the Tozo PA1 review right now.

Tozo PA1 Review – The Design

Tozo PA1 review

The Tozo PA1 is available in only black. Their shape is like a general portable speaker, capsule-shaped. All physical control buttons are placed on the top. On the top of the speaker, you can pair Bluetooth, play/pause music, next/previous track, answer/reject calls, volume up/down, EQ (treble +/bass +), and a power button. There is a lanyard that makes it easily portable. The Tozo PA1 has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means it can withstand heavy rain or immersion in a pool deep up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. This is a specification for IPX7 waterproof, but I have not tested it yet.

Their lightweight and small design, including an IPX7 waterproof rating, make the PA1 speaker more portable and ideal for indoor or outdoor activities.

Tozo PA1 Bluetooth Portable Speaker – Battery Life

The company claims that the Tozo PA1 has a battery life of up to 12 hours at 50% maximum volume. I have not tested the exact battery life. But I have been listening to music with the Tozo PA1 Bluetooth speaker for about 40 minutes to one hour daily for a week, and the battery has dropped around 40%. So I think the playtime that Tozo PA1 provides is probably more than 12 hours. The battery life so far seems good.

Great sound quality with Smart TOZO App

Tozo PA1 Bluetooth speaker

The initial sound setting is not so good; it is just an ordinary, flat-sounding speaker. The lows, mids, and highs are not outstanding. All frequency ranges are ordinary and quite flat. This is a default sound setting. But the good thing is that Tozo has a great app, the Smart TOZO app, which allows you to adjust your sound profile. You can customize EQ mode, where you have multiple choices for EQ mode adjustment. There are two built-in EQ settings, treble+ and bass+, which are pretty simple but great as well. In the app, you can choose from 16 preset EQs. Moreover, you can customize the EQ to your favorite style and save custom settings too.

However, even though you can customize your sound profile or choose the preset EQ via the app, the Tozo PA1 comes with only 20 watts of power from a 67mm dynamic driver that can fill a small room with reasonable sound. I think 20 watts of power is not a lot. So the sound is not very loud and does not come with as strong a bass as I think. The Tozo PA1 is a budget-friendly portable speaker; the sound quality is fair for the average and doesn’t have the detailed sound audiophiles need. But for me (not an audiophile). All in all, the PA1 has decent sound quality.

Besides, these affordable portable Bluetooth speakers also have a dual pairing feature. You can connect the additional Tozo PA1 speaker for immersive stereo surround sound and louder volume.

Tozo PA1 and Similiar Portable Speaker – Compare Specs & Features

Tozo PA1 Vs Tozo PA2 Vs Tribit StormBox Micro Vs Doss E-Go II

Tozo PA1 review

Tozo PA1

Specs: dimension: 1.4″ x 7.4″ x 3.2″, weight: 1.3 pounds/590 grams, speaker unit: 2.5″/66mm, speaker type: full-range, diaphragm: (80mm + 50mm) x 2, total power: 20W, frequency response: 55Hz – 18kHz, signal to noise ration: >= 80dB, battery specifications: 4000mAh/3.7V, app: yes (Tozo app)
Features: Bluetooth (transmission distance up to 10 meters/33 feet), Bluetooth codecs: SBC/AAC, Bluetooth protocol: A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/OPP/HID/SPP/PBAP/GATT/SM, waterproof rating: IPX7, playtime: 12 hours at 50% of volume, EQ (preset & customize)

 


Tozo PA2 Bluetooth speaker review

Tozo PA2 – Deep Bass & Loud Stereo Sound Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Color Options: black, 
Specs
: dimension: 2.89″ x 2.72″ x 7.09″, weight: 19 ounces/1.19 pounds, speaker size: 44mm, power output: 16 watts, dynamic drivers: 2 passive radiators (44mm) + 2 woofers (1.73″),  frequency response: 60Hz to 20kHz, impedance: 4 ohms, signal-to-noise ratio: 80dB, battery capacity: 2000mAh, material: ABS
Features: Bluetooth 5.3, audio codecs: AAC/SBC, support Tozo app, 16 EQ modes & customizable EQ, good sound quality, deep bass, waterproof rating: IPX8, true wireless stereo pairing (TWS mode): yes (connect to two speakers for surround sound)
In the box: Tozo PA2 Bluetooth speaker, short USB-C charging cable, rope buckle, quick guide & user manual

 


Tribit StormBox Micro 2 review

Tribit StormBox Micro – Portable Bluetooth Speaker/Bike Speaker

Color: black, blue
Specs
: dimension: 3.87″ x 3.87″ x 1.37″, weight: 280g/10.4 ounces, charging type: USB-C,
Features: wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, power output: 9 watts, waterproof & dustproof rating: IP67, built-in xBass technology, TI amplifier, built-in rubber strap, TWS stereo sound, playtime: 8 hours, visual battery level indication: 6-dot LED display, dual pairing: yes

 


DOSS E-go II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

DOSS E-go II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Color: black, silver
Specs: dimension: 7.8″ x 2″ x 2.5″, weight: 14.1 ounces, connectivities: Bluetooth 4.1/Aux-in/Micro SD card
Features: Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth work range: 33 feet, battery life: 12 hours, waterproof rating: IPX6 with dustproof & crashproof, output wattage: 12W (2 x 6W) with superior bass sound, passive radiator, durable & solid design: great sealed structure & composite fabric protect speaker, built-in mic, built-in strap: easy portability,

 

Tozo PA1 Review – Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good battery, which offers more than 12 hours for a full charge
  • Completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating
  • Have a great app that lets you choose several preset sound profiles and also customize EQ for your own sound profile
  • Solid build quality, looks & feels are sturdy
  • Budget-friendly portable Bluetooth speaker
  • Build-in microphone

Cons

  • The sound quality is just fair for the average

Tozo PA1 Review – Final Verdict

All in all, the Tozo PA1 is a good portable speaker and comes at a cheap price. With 12 hours of playtime, you can spend all day listening to music. IPX7 waterproof is great for outdoor parties, and the Tozo PA1 can survive in heavy rain. It’s quite rare to find a speaker on the cheap with a customizable EQ, but the Tozo PA1 offers this for you. It comes with a great app that lets you customize your sound profile and choose preset EQ. All of these are the Tozo PA1 reviews that I try to write for readers, and I highly hope this information will be useful for readers’ decisions.

Updated: Currently, Tozo has released the latest portable Bluetooth speaker, the Tozo PA2 dual drivers and dual bass diaphragms portable speaker. It delivers great sound quality and deep bass while being affordable as well.

Where to buy Tozo PA1

Tozo PA1 review

Tozo PA1:

Bluetooth, playtime: 12 hours (as specification), waterproof rating: IPX7, EQ mode, dual pairing and connect, 20W power output, 67mm dynamic driver

 

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