Review: RAEGR AirDrums 400 TWS Mini-Bluetooth Speakers – Done Right!

You have a trip closing in (not that kind of a trip), or a party incoming, or want a small slash portable audio set-up for your laptop. So, you need yourself speakers that are loud and crisp enough, while are also tiny enough to fit in your bag without being any trouble. All this, while they also fit your budget. I think I have got the exact candidate for you to consider.

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Do not be fooled—I repeat, do not be fooled—merely by the size of these “almost-cubes”. They pack some serious power and quality as you will find out in this review.

Navigation
Design
Material & Quality
Features

Audio Quality
Compatibility
What’s In The Box?
Why Buy?
Conclusion + Coupon Codes

Design

The RAEGR AirDrums 400 unit follows RAEGR’s signature and conventional overall minimalist design, which is one of my most favorite aspects of any product in general. These look quite simplistic. Perhaps a bit too simplistic. But knowing RAEGR, that’s exactly where they mislead you, because beneath all that simple shit is the premium build quality and audio quality.

Here, have another look if you’re not Trypophobic:

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The AirDrums 400 are just the right size. In fact, I think RAEGR couldn’t squeeze all that power into a form factor any smaller. The best part about the design—at least for me—is the “boxy” shape along with the rounded edges that allows for them to be stored efficiently in a bag in a way that everything else could be managed and organized well around, on top, or under them.

Dimensions
Stole this image directly from RAEGR’s product page to give the idea of the speaker unit’s dimensions.

Overall, the RAEGR AirDrums 400’s design consists of no corner-cutting (hah!) or compromises whatsoever.

This is design done right.

Material & Quality

There’s a reason this product comes with 1.5 years of warranty (I know, it’s ridiculous). These are built damn well. Period.

Okay, un-period, I have some more to say about them.

The AirDrums 400 are built strong, and built to last with the high quality polymers used in their construction. All that, while being pretty light-weighted; and in fact very well-balanced in terms of weight distribution all around. There’s no lopsidedness in terms of weight at any given point at all, which is a beautiful go in my OCD department!

Thick, High Quality Rubber Underside

This deserved a subheading. You do not want your speakers being set on a surface for a while, and then they eventually vibrate off into another universe (true story), do you? Neither do I. But this is a whole another level of underside grip. The thick ass rubber underside that houses the buttons panel is literally the best I have experienced in terms of mini-speakers; the rubber material is of top-notch quality and does exactly what it is supposed to—keep your music from oscillating right into another universe. Here, check it out:

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The high quality rubber underside of the AirDrums 400 unit.

Just take a moment out of your time to observe the quality of construction here; the text etched into the high quality rubber buttons panel was enough to convince me regarding the product quality. The etchings are clean and precise AF, and the buttons are just oh so clicky!

Super high quality, super dope. This is quality done right.

Features

Super High Capacity Battery

One of the most important features of Bluetooth audio is—right off the bat—the battery life, which is just absurd in these speakers. At 10+ hours of play time (at 70% volume) and 3 hours of play time (at 100% volume), I cannot fathom how this number is even possible. Where does the battery even reside to be big enough to hold that much juice? And how are these things this light even if the entire “almost-cube” is just filled with battery? Truly a mystery, but definitely not just a theoretical number; yeap, I practically checked the play time, and it is far from bullshit. Mad lads, these RAEGR guys.

Also, they take only 1 and a half hour to charge fully from 0% to 100%. This is a very cool implementation of battery management; all while not compromising with a single other aspect; nice charging/full indications and no abnormal heating up. Some speakers actually heat up to nuclear furnace magnitudes, but not this one right here. All this, plus delivering 100% of everything. That’s dope.

This is super high capacity battery done right.

Effortless Connections / Pairing

This is the second most important feature of Bluetooth audio, at least for me. For starters, the AirDrums 400 connects automatically and instantly with your paired device(s), no delay whatsoever.

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If you have a single unit of these speakers, there’s nothing more to know about the connectivity here. But if you have two units (a pair), you can establish a stereo system by connecting them both (more about it in the audio quality section). The pairing between two units is automatic and requires no human interference other than turning on the speakers. What I found cool was, if you are in stereo mode, turning off one speaker unit will automatically also completely turn off the other one it is paired with. That’s pretty neat!

This is effortlessness done right.

Music & Call Control

The AirDrums 400 have a control module on the bottom, with high quality rubber buttons that have just the right amount of tactile feedback. The two buttons it consists of are the Microphone and Power buttons:

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The controls are pretty adequate, simple and straightforward. Nothing super detailed or flexible, but it’s fine.

Here are the button operations for music:

Click the Power button once — Play/Pause track
Long-press the Power button (1-2 seconds) — Power On/Off

And here are the button operations for calls:

Click the Microphone button once — Answer incoming call
Click the Microphone button once — End ongoing call
Click the Microphone button twice — Redial last dialed phone number

It’s not a hell lot of control in your hands, but hey, it’s adequate. This is music control done right.

Fast Charging

Oh, yes. What’s a high standard modern device nowadays without fast charging support?

I need not write much about this, just the stats below should be sufficient enough:

These little powerhouses charge completely from 0% to 100% in ~1.5 hours, and deplete with 10 hours (at 70% volume) of continuous music being played through them. That’s just too damn good. All you need to do to have your speakers charged with enough juice to save you from 10 hours of the absence of music on a trip or a house party, is just 1 and a half hours worth charging!

RAEGR has even included a fast charging micro-USB cable in the box!

This is fast charging done right.

The 1.5-Year Warranty

Not exactly a feature, but come on, you know this is damn respectable. What’s even more respectable is the unsung fact that underneath this long warranty period, is the magnitude of confidence and faith the manufacturer has in their product. That speaks volumes, my dude. At least to me. Mad respect.

The product comes with 1 year of warranty by default, and the additional 6 months of extended warranty can be applied simply by filling out this registration form on their website:

Registration Form

Alternatively, RAEGR has also implemented a cooler method of getting to this registration/warranty form even quicker. They have introduced these new, unique, authentic QR registration stickers on their products’ packaging which you need to scratch and scan, how cool is that?! Check mine out:

Authentication
Deliberately scratched like a menace to society so it is clear that it indeed was scratched.

Easy as that! Who knew 6 months of additional warranty could be acquired by either scanning a QR code or filling a mere form? Not this guy!

This is warranty done right.

Audio Quality

Here we are, the moment of truth; the most crucial aspect of any audio device. The audio quality. This is where I would like to get a little technical as it absolutely requires so. These speakers are slightly more complicated than to just be classified into a vague category such as flat, or bass-heavy, etc., but bear with me, it’s not that complicated.

Typically, music comprises of three major components in terms of pitches & frequencies: Highs, mids & lows. These are what need to be in a balanced and very proportionate manner in music in order to make listening a higher quality experience. Even if you are not aware of these terms, you will be after reading through this section, not to worry. 

Highs (Treble)

Simply put, highs are the bits or layers in music which consist of high intensity pitches & frequencies. A good example of such a sound in music would be of the flute, violin or a whistle. This is also where the “Treble” aspect of audio resides.

The AirDrums 400 deliver just the perfect amount of highs. They’re not too sharp, and definitely not dull at all. Vocals, snares, claps, high synths, cymbals, etc. sound crispitty crisp while also not at all masking over the mids and lows; or even sharply invading your eardrums like the USA invaded Uganda with that bullshit “KONY 2012” campaign. Very good highs, check.

Lows (Bass)

Lows are the bits or layers in music which consist of low intensity pitches & frequencies. A good example of such a sound in music would be of the typical bass or a low grumble. This is also where the “Bass” aspect of audio resides.

Oh man, the bass in these things are goooooood… They are absolutely thick (in fact, thicc), juicy and powerful. Classification: Bring out the lads ’cause it’s ’bout to get thumpin’ AF wit’ them nasty ass low frequencies.

Super sick lows, check.

Mids

Mids are the bits or layers in music which consist of medium intensity pitches & frequencies. This is where all the pitches between the highs/treble and lows/bass in the audio spectrum reside. So, basically, these are all the sounds that are neither explicitly “sharp” sounding, nor explicitly “deep”; everything in between.

Phew, that one was tougher than the other two to explain.

The mids are just about right in these. Balanced and just right. That would be all that I can articulate; not much to say here. So, very good mids, check.

Volume

The maximum volume on these speakers are straight up way more than you would expect, judging by the size of them. These bad boys get loud, yo. If you had not seen them and just heard them, you would 100% guess the sound was coming from bigger speakers. Hell, if KONY 2012’s campaign was blasted through the AirDrums 400, the whole world would’ve known.

Stereo Sound (only for a pair)

If you were not already aware of it, you can get two of these speakers and they automatically pair with each other, forming a stereo system. 

Now, I have experienced a lot of different stereo audio devices, and I shit you not, I have not experienced stereo like this with something as tiny as these things. The stereo capability and quality of the AirDrums 400 is hella dope! It is a little difficult to put in words, but let me try. Picture this:

if you set the speakers down nearby—equidistant to each other—on each side (left and right) of your ears and close your eyes while music is playing through them, it genuinely feels like the music is originating from within your head at exactly the centre of the entire weird satanic speaker contraption you have going on (what are you even doing?). Such perfect balance, delivery and audio quality too! 

Also, if you’re looking for a small portable audio set-up with your laptop, these are just perfect for that as well (tried personally). Connect them via Bluetooth and set them down on each side of your desk and experience high quality stereo audio. Easy as that.

Overall

This is perfect calibration. Such balance, such power, such quality. Period.

This is sound quality done absolutely right.

NOTE: Make sure you judge the audio quality after the speakers’ burn-in period. This could be anywhere from a few hours to a day or two of music playing through them, depending on the type of music. After this burn-in period, the speakers should ideally deliver at their peak. Try not to judge audio equipment before at least a few hours worth of burn-in. Also, an unsaid prerequisite is that you are playing good/high quality music (at least 320kbps) through them; not 192kbps music with 3MB-ish sizes.

Compatibility

The AirDrums 400 are universally compatible; simple and concise. This means every device that has the capability to output audio signals via Bluetooth, can effortlessly pair and connect to the AirDrums 400. Ergo, universal compatibility.

This is compatibility done right.

What’s In The Box?

Good question, my curious dude. The contents of the box is as follows:

[1] RAEGR’s AirDrums 400 speaker(s) (of course)
[2] High quality fast charge supporting micro-USB cable(s)
[3] Handy little lanyard(s)
[4] Warranty card + User manual

The Provided Cable(s)

The short micro-USB cable(s) (yes, you get two of them if you have ordered the pair) provided in the box are of high quality. These are definitely not those flimsy ass USB and AUX cables with horrible finishing and unfinished rubber edges sharp enough to fashion into a prison shank. Mad respect.

Oh, and not only are the cables high quality, but the USB cable supports fast charging (another thing you do not really expect from new/obscure brands), and that is big. The usual budget devices typically come with low quality cables that do not provide this consideration and quality.

This is cable providing done right.

The Provided Lanyard(s)

Remember those holes on the underside (of the speaker unit)? Those are for a lanyard attachment!

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Pretty considerate on RAEGR’s behalf for providing the lanyard holes and lanyard(s) (yes, you get two of them if you have ordered the pair) for the speaker(s) to hang from your wrist or any other hang-able entities; for storage purposes, as an example.

This is lanyard providing done right.

Why Buy?

If you’re still asking yourself this question (why buy?), you’re either not convinced enough, or you need that bullet point list of reasons to buy this product.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you:

High quality product (made from strong and durable polymer materials) while very light, and pretty impressive and strong construction

Extremely high capacity battery — 10 hours of playback time on a 1.5 hours’ charge! (practically tested)

Minimalist and stylish overall design approach, with no compromise in quality whatsoever (speaker(s) and accessories)

Thick, high quality rubber base provides excellent grip onto surfaces

Excellent weight distribution allows for stability in moving environments such as transportation for long trips (example: trains)

Considerately well-thought practical design that allows for convenient and efficient storage and usage

Comes with lanyard holes for convenient storage or carrying around hanging by your wrist (yes, lanyard(s) included!)

Maximum volume level is awesome. Fuel your house party!

Some of the best stereo audio I have experienced in mini-speakers, genuinely. Perfect and crisp highs, just the right mids, and super powerful lows that are not overpowering. Very well-calibrated, balanced, immersive high quality audio. I use these with my laptop setup sometimes and they are awesome!

Effortless connection/disconnection — Power on the speaker(s) and it/they will instantly connect to the paired device and transmit audio. 

Adequate music and call control — 2 convenient rubber buttons with dope tactile feedback for control over your calls (answering/hanging up) and music (play/pause), placed on the underside

High quality micro-USB cable (supporting fast charge) included in the box

 Super respectable 1.5-year warranty period (1 year out the box, + 6 months upon registration on the TekkiTake website)

Reasonable price — You just cannot get all the above features + the warranty these guys provide at this price point, from any other brand. This is an absolutely recommended purchase

Good packaging and packaging quality

Top-notch customer service from the TekkiTake guys

There, the reasons. All the reasons.

Conclusion + Coupon Codes

High quality audio, check.

High quality build and material(s), check.

High capacity battery, check.

Dedicated buttons for easy calls/music control, check.

1.5 years of warranty from the best customer service I have dealt with, check.

At the price of 1,799INR (about $25) normally, and 1,399INR (about $18) in discount periods (or if you use a coupon code), you will not get the above audio quality and features in any other place for the same low price. Apply my coupon code on the TekkiTake website and you get a better discount than Amazon.IN most of the times!

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And this… This is reviewing done right.

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