Moment is the newest ultra-portable audiophile speaker by Soundmatters, engineered to achieve a new level of ultra-portability and near-field sonic fidelity, along with wireless charging.
Moment is unique: It was not created to fill a large room…nor impress with sheer loudness (high SPL), but to fill you and your personal listening space with a natural and enveloping soundstage.
Soundmatters calibrated the Bluetooth, patented carbon-poly acoustic driver performance, and carbon-fiber infused body to optimize Moment for near-field listening (1–5 ft). The result provides listeners ultra-precise, wide-frequency sound, with remarkably clear detailing as well as deep dynamics, all from a shockingly small, shirt pocket-sized music system.
Moment features Energizer® Wireless Charging technology. Moment’s magnetic back simply snaps to the optional charging stand (included free during the holidays), for convenient and quick charging––taking 2-3 hours to fully charge a depleted battery. The stand angles Moment toward the listener, making it the perfect listening setup for a desktop, table, or workspace.
Note: Charge Moment initially using the provided USB cable before using the stand for charging.
Near-field optimized for a natural and enveloping soundstage
3/4″ thick and weighs just 7.0 oz
Magnetic Back with Wireless Charging
Conveniently place Moment on magnetic surfaces
and wirelessly charge on the Energizer® Charging Stand
Deep bass and up to 7 hours of battery life (volume dependent)
Use Moment’s speakerphone for clear calls
• Moment in Slate (Gray)
• Micro USB charging cable
• Energizer® Wireless Charging Stand
up to 7 hours (volume dependent)
Charging Time (Energizer Charging Stand)
2-3 hours to full charge
70-20kHz +/-3dB @ .5m
• Width: 4.75″
• Height: 2.25″
• Depth: 0.75″
97dB @ 0.5m 5V
94dB @ 0.5m 3.6V
True that Bluetooth speakers are not AnalogPlanet’s beat, but over the past few years I’ve found these devices super-useful for when I jog, or when traveling or just sitting outside during the summer. Longtime AnalogPlanet readers know that for large box Bluetooth speakers I like the ones from Riva Audio, but even the smaller of the two is too large for taking on a jog or a hike. For that I’ve used the Soundmatters FoxL , which is a flat-out amazing sounding tiny stereo speaker that uses as a “passive radiator” its flat battery encased in a rubber surround.
The FoxL is small enough to be carried on a jog but the new Moment from Soundmatters makes a better fit for a shirt pocket and is easier to grip in one’s hand. It’s also in a carbon fiber infused case that’s more impervious to damage. Though it doesn’t have the FoxL’s exterior “passive radiator”, something inside the thing has a seemingly large excursion that produces if not bass as deep, bass that’s equally satisfying (as long as you’re not expecting the impossible).
– Michael Fremer (Senior Editor, Stereophile) for AnalogPlanet.com
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