Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Bluetooth Review
Published: 4th November 2015 | Source: Wavemaster | Price: £119.99 |
Speaker boxes are always designed around their need to fit some of the biggest hardware this side of a case into them. This leaves lots of space for design work and thankfully Wavemaster have resisted the temptation to go gung-ho with the packaging, instead focussing upon the main details, what it looks like and what it does.
Once you've removed the umpteen layers of protective cardboard egg-box surroundings on the inside we find a manual for the speakers - largely a diatribe about the wisdom of not poking your fingers inside the subwoofer when it's on - and the instructions for the wireless streamport. The streamport is, as we will see below, so well designed that even an imbecile could work out what to do.
The Streamport is what controls the volume, as well as provides the Bluetooth receiver for the wireless smart device connectivity. There is a headphone jack for those times you want to keep things to yourself, and a Line In that supports low-output devices such as smart phones or iPods.
The satellite speakers thankfully eschew the temptation to be about form rather than function. If you asked any of us to draw a set of satellites we think this is what we'd come up with. We like the ability to remove the speaker grill, and it's good to see that the speaker itself isn't supremely tiny.
Lastly the subwoofer which, like all 2.1 setups, completely dominates proceedings, being much larger and heavier than everything else put together. The power cable is hard wired, the subwoofer is ported for added thump, and connectivity is plentiful. In addition to the Line In and Bluetooth on the Streamport we have a Line In for more powerful inputs, as well as knobs to adjust both the bass and the treble. This, as we'll see on the next page, is something the Moody couldn't live without.