Bluetooth-speaker Dockin D Fine: a killer sound at a killer price

Thanks to its dual-channel system with a power of 50 W, according to the test results, Dockin D Fine falls into the pole position of our Bluetooth speaker rating. Small competitors have no chance against the rich and balanced sound of this model. Non-serious reasons for criticism are leveled by the presence of the power bank functions, high battery life and reasonable cost.


The operation of Dockin D Fine is intuitive: by pressing the button, the column connects to the smartphone, tablet and other sources via Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC. Alternatively, the device can be connected via AUX cable. There are no options such as WLAN, AirPlay or DLNA. But on the left you can find a USB port through which other devices can be charged from the speaker. Thus, this Bluetooth speaker can also function as a power bank.

Test results

Thanks to its dual-channel system with a power of 50 W, according to the test results, Dockin D Fine falls into the pole position of our Bluetooth speaker rating. Small competitors have no chance against the rich and balanced sound of this model. Non-serious reasons for criticism are leveled by the presence of the power bank functions, high battery life and reasonable cost.

Benefits

  • superb sound
  • very good battery life
  • operates as a power bank

disadvantages

  • no WLAN and AirPlay
  • relatively heavy

Test results Dockin D Fine

  • Price-quality ratio
  • Excellent
  • Place in the overall ranking
  • 1 of 36
  • Value for money: 95
  • Sound quality (50%): 100
  • Equipment (30%): 79.6
  • Mobility (20%): 78.4
In order to have enough energy, the Dockin company has built in its brainchild a 6600 mAh battery. The supplied power adapter fully charges in approximately 3 hours. After that, Dockin D Fine will be ready to provide you with more than 15 hours of music playback - an excellent indicator.


Bluetooth-speaker Dockin D Fine: a killer sound at a killer price


However, for use outdoors, this Bluetooth speaker is suitable with some limitations. Despite the fact that according to the IP55 certification conditions, the device is protected from dust and water splashes, the weight of almost 2 kg and considerable dimensions - 28.5x10x10.3 cm - make the model not the most mobile. Even the supplied cloth bag cannot do anything about it. A handle on the case would be a more practical option for carrying.



There is something to pay attention

According to the test results, despite the lack of aptX-support, Dockin D Fine turned out to be convincing thanks to an excellent and balanced audio picture. This was taken care of by a two-channel system of, respectively, two tweeters and two mid-range speakers, which together produce a sound of 50 watts. It makes no difference what you listen to: electronics, rock or classics - this Bluetooth-speaker reproduces any genre very harmoniously.


Bluetooth-speaker Dockin D Fine: a killer sound at a killer price

The triple test winner: Dockin D Fine was not only the overall winner, but also our recommendation for the purchase, as well as the best in the “Sound Quality” category
Compared to the smaller models of our rating, especially bass-heavy passages make a much more pleasant impression. However, there is a drawback: with high volume and strong bass, the middle frequencies are lost a little. Of course, this is easily adjusted with an equalizer.

The best sound in this price segment is currently not found. Consequently, there is nothing surprising in the fact that D Fine became the winner in the qualifying discipline “Sound Quality” and almost declassified the Libratone Zipp Mini in second place. As a result, the ratio of price and quality - despite the small flaws in the equipment - is also remarkable.