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Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder
alaScore 89

16 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Review


If you've ever used your smartphone's built-in speakers for listening to music, or relied on your tablet's speakers for watching your favorite show on Netflix, you already know what we're about to tell you: The speakers built into mobile devices sound...

Excellent value ; Solid build, innovative design ; Crisp, transparent sound, even at high volume ; 10+ hours battery life per charge ; Rugged and portable

Bass gets a tad wooly at high volumes ; High clamping force may put undue pressure on laptop screens ; Clamp may cover a small portion of laptop screens

Compact, portable, rugged and powerful, the Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder is everything we could want in a hybrid speaker/tablet stand.

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Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Preview: Give your iPad a Portable Bluetooth Speaker


This year at CES, Definitive Technology showed off the Sound Cylinder, a portable Bluetooth speaker designed for use with laptops, phones and tablets.

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Not worth the effort, or money


I bought this product to boost the sound, volume and quality, from my tablet. the volume is barely louder, and the quality is terrible.


No quality


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Excellent alternative to built in speakers


I purchased this to go with my iPad Air, I have Jawbone Jambox and various other Bluetooth speakers as well so I have pretty vast experience with items such as this. This speaker by far blows them all away for size, price and performance. The...

Size, fidelity & ease of use

Intermittent audio sync issues

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Big sound from a little tube


Purchased as a Christmas gift for my wife. She has been through several iPod / iPhone / iPad external speakers. This one tops them all. Big sound, rich sound. Loud and does not distort. Bluetooth is great feature, no wires to connect. Battery lasts a...

Light, easy to transport, Bluetooth works great

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Don't buy!


Don't waste your money. This unit has no bass or midrange response. JBL Charge and others sound far better for less money.

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Excellent quality compact speaker


DefTech definitely doesn't skimp on the materials. The chassis is mostly magnesium and aluminum. Feels great in your hand, and certainly built to last. Most of the competition in this price range is made of plastic and feels cheap (ie. Beats by Dre)....

Build quality, sound

Not a lot of power at the bottom end

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Amazing Sound!


I love this speaker! It fits perfectly on my iPad and provides insane sound! I love it for traveling or just listening to music around the house.

value, Battery Life, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

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Great quality and look


Love the definitive. Wish the rubber clamp was detachable because it does look goofy when not holding an iPad or mounted to a laptop. The audio quality is fantastic for Bluetooth.

It's definitive, sounds fantastic

Rubber clamp is not detachable

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Avoid This Product Like the Plague


My wife was wanting a nice Bluetooth sound system for her Ipad, so we went to the North Canton, OH Best Buy. We were in the aisle with the various Bluetooth speaker systems, trying various models by various manufacturers, and a couple stood out, such...

I could return it

Tinny sounding, short range, terrible sound, no bass