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Pioneer STEEZ STZ-D10Z

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Aimed squarely at the clubbing crowd, Pioneer’s new STEEZ is a real monster. In fact, it looks more like a thermonuclear device than a set of speakers. It’s almost as complicated too, with features such as 8-beat skip and Auto-Battle Mode that will only make sense to an experienced DJ. In addition to an iPod dock and AUX-IN the STEEZ even has 4GB of its own internal memory to store and mix your tracks. It also seemed a darn sight louder than the 40W listed on the spec sheet. The £350 price tag is a bit steep, but worth it for those that know how to use the STEEZ properly. However, the 10 size-D batteries needed to power it when you’re away from the mains seems like a bit of a downer.

Pioneer STEEZ STZ-D10Z portable speaker dock

Reg Rating 85%
Price £350
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Recharge

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Like the Philips Fidelio, the Sound Step Recharge is primarily designed for indoor use, but has a rechargeable battery so that you can easily pick it up and take it outdoors for about six hours of al fresco funkyness. The Recharge has a full-size dock that is large enough to accommodate an iPad, but also supports Bluetooth so that you can use it with mobile devices. Sound quality is very good, thanks to the built-in sub-woofer that gives it a good, firm bass output. Soundfreaq doesn’t quote numbers but I’d put it at around 30W – not quite full-on party time, but fine for a BBQ come summertime.

Soundfreaq Sound Step Recharge portable speaker dock

Reg Rating 80%
Price £150
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