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 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.
BEST BUY Selection “If you’re in the market for a really small Bluetooth travel speaker – or just something to accompany your laptop – then definitely put this sonic pocket marvel at the top of your list. It’s just so small, portable and easy on the ear. Really, if Bilbo Baggins were an audiophile, this is what he’d choose.”
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