LG has introduced a new wireless omnidirectional speaker that radiates light and sound in 360 degrees for use inside or out. Although quite large for a portable speaker, the new LG XBOOM 360 speaker (model RP4) includes a 10-hour battery for use away from a power source.
The speaker’s unique form factor enables the LG XBOOM 360 to radiate sound in all directions. However, LG’s design should not be confused with Sony’s 360 Reality Audio speakers, which are able to provide a spatial music experience. LG’s reflector design uses 360 degree dispersion of sound coming from the tweeter and woofer.
LG says the premium build quality of the tweeter and woofer also helps to create a convincing and exceptionally well-balanced soundstage. The tweeter’s titanium diaphragm creates a linear frequency for superb performance and accurate reproduction across the high frequency range. Moreover, the speaker’s durable glass fiber woofer generates dynamic bass with a clear, natural mid-range response.
360 Mood Lighting
The XBOOM 360 is designed to provide versatility and a multi-sensory experience. It can create the right atmosphere for any occasion thanks to 360-degree mood lighting with three different presets – Ambient, Nature and Party – as well as a range of customizable lighting options and sound effects when used with the companion app. In the app, users will also find the crowd-pleasing DJ Effect feature which allows for the mixing of multiple samples as well as scratching and other sounds effects.
The speaker offers 10 hours of listening enjoyment on a single charge, includes a built-in metal handle for easy mobility, and has a chic, highly durable fabric cover (available in Beige, Burgundy, Charcoal Black and Peacock Green) that brings instant warmth and style to any setting.
LG claims XBOOM 360 demonstrates the company’s continuing commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. Fabricated partially from recycled plastic and other post-consumer materials, the eco-conscious speaker has received Eco-Product certification from SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA of Switzerland, Environmental Claim Validation from Underwriters Laboratories and Global Recycled Standard recognition from Control Union Certifications.
SGS Eco-Product certification is based on four major environmental criteria covering resource efficiency, usage of hazardous substances, energy savings and recyclability measured over a product’s lifespan. UL’s Environmental Claim Validation requires the eco-conscious attributes of a product match the claims made by the manufacturer. Model RP4 contains recycled post-consumer polyester.
|Design & Colors||Burgundy, Peacock Green, Beige, Charcoal Black|
|Size||250 x 514 x 250mm (WHD)|
|Power||120W RMS (when connected to power source)|
|Speaker||Authentic Omnidirectional Sound|
|Glass Fiber Woofer 5.25-inch x 1|
|Titanium Horn Tweeter 1.0-inch x 1|
|Other Features||Mood Lighting (Ambient / Nature / Party)|
|DJ Effect (app required)|
|Wireless Party Link (connect two speakers wirelessly)|
|XBOOM App (iOS/Android)|
|Portability||Up to 10 hours battery life (29Wh) between charges|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth / USB 2.0 / Aux|
Price & Availability
LG XBOOM 360 speaker (model RP4) retails for $399 at Amazon in Charcoal Black, Burgundy (available now), Peacock Green (available 9/20), and Beige (available 11/20).
For more information: LG RP4
Related: LG XBOOM Go PL7 wireless speaker review (also has mood lighting)