The first thing that strikes you when you see the Sphere 6 speaker is the visual design, it looks great with clean lines, circular grilles and chunky body and will get noticed in any room. The leather handle makes it easy to move around and the angled feet give it a sturdy foundation. It can store up to five different internet radio stations from all over the world as pre-sets, music can be streamed from the free TIBO app that supports Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, TuneIn and iHeartradio etc. There is a USB port that allows you to charge your mobile device and a 3.5mm Line In port to connect an external device such as a turntable, CD player, or games console for example.
The Sphere 6 is completely portable thanks to the rechargeable battery that can give you a minimum of eight hours playtime per charge but at 4.95kg it’s a bit of a lump to carry around too far. This speaker comes with WiFi or LAN for connecting to the internet, it has a 5” drive unit and rear tuned port for controlled tight bass and two 0.75” dome tweeters for high frequency response and delivers 80W of RMS power supplied by a class D Amp 4 Ohms and 88 dB with a frequency response of 45Hz-20KHz.
The Sphere 6 uses Smart Audio to generate a high-resolution sound which can be streamed via Bluetooth or WiFi. As you may expect it offers some serious bass, it also gets loud but maintains a good sound quality even at top volumes making it a great choice for parties and larger spaces. The multifunctional buttons can get a little complicated at times and it’s easy to accidentally skip tracks when you try to turn it up for example, but you can always control it from the app if needed. The Sphere 6 can be used on its own or in group mode connected to one or more TIBO Smart Audio speakers at the touch of a button, this means you can play your music in multiple rooms throughout the house. This speaker is best suited for entertaining and multiroom options, the sound quality is enjoyable and works well at loud volumes, you can move it from room to room and take it into the garden for outdoor parties.. RRP £249.99
4 out of 5
Sharp contemporary design (two colours available)
Enjoyable sound quality
WiFi and Bluetooth multiroom – can play same or different songs all over your house
Save 5 favourite internet radio stations as pre-sets
TIBO app includes Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, Tunein etc