Music on the go… super handy. Although we don’t promote that people put mobile speakers in a bike basket and then enrich the neighborhood with the 20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency band. We mean it can be useful for some musical enrichment on vacation, the study, the kids-room or maybe the backyard. We’re testing the compact Teufel Motiv Go. A bluetooth speaker with a price tag of 249 euros.
Teufel is busy when it comes to headphones, soundbars and ‘personal audio’ stuff like speakers. Think of the Radio-3sixty, that was a great device with both fm and streaming. And with very decent sound. Now the bluetooth market is quite saturated. And there is always one brand that floats to the surface: JBL. This three-letter brand under the flag of Harman (Samsung) knows to push the price/quality limit time and time again. In short: it is difficult to win from this American. Or is that officially a Korean? Anyway. That is an entirely different question. The question now is: how is this Teufel Motiv Go doing in today’s wireless, personal audio market?
Compact and sturdy
In our somewhat sober package box – we had number-2 of this series, so we guess we had some kind of review-preview model – we find next to the very well built speaker also an adapter for permanent power and charging, and a compact manual. Enough to get you started. The manual is not really necessary, because all you have to do is pair with the phone – AptX is supported – and you are done. In short: switch the Teufel Motiv Go on, get your phone open and start the pairing process. After a few seconds it’s done. It’s as simple as that.
By the way, note that the bluetooth button is on the side. Not on top next to the power button. That logo looks like a wireless logo, but it’s for the special Dynamore mode. More about that later.
As said, the Teufel Motiv Go is solidly built. The plastics feel good, do not crack and do not show large seams. The cover for the speaker units (two full-range and two passive) also feels solid. In short, we estimate that this Teufel survives a drop. So on top is the control. In addition to the power button we notice the play, skip and volume buttons. All clearly provided with logos. On / off and Dynamore have a LED to indicate the status. Bluetooth as well.