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House of Marley No Bounds Sport Review – Recycle The Music!

I’ve been a fan of the House of Marley brand for a while now. Recently I laid my hands upon 4 speakers of the House of Marley No Bounds Sport speakers! Finally, I was able to test a brand that I really liked and loved the quality of the products. Can the House of Marley No Bounds Sport give me the same feeling? Is the quality as good as I hope? Let’s find out!

Introduction & Specifications

We recently had the BlitzWolf BW-WA1, which I liked, but if I had to pick my personal favorite, the House of Marley No Bounds Sport would win without a doubt! The design is great, the quality of the sound is good, and it is made of recycled/sustainable materials. What else can we wish for? The specifications, as seen below, look promising too.

Specifications
Brand:House of Marley
Model:No Bounds Sport
Frequency Range:150Hz - 20KHz
Impedance:4 Ohms
Mic Sensitivity:-42dB+/-3dB
Battery:3.7V/2600 mAh
Battery Life:12 Hours
Charging Time:2 Hours
Bluetooth:V4.2
Range (Single Mode):30m
Range (Dual Mode):10m
IP Rating:IP67
Plugs:USB 2.0, 3.5mm Jack
Weight:482g
Size (H x W x D):165mm x 75mm x 75mm

Unboxing

On the front, we find a smaller picture of the House of Marley No Bounds Sport speaker. The front is a flip-cover that uncovers the real speaker. The back of the package has some specifications in different languages on it, which is easy. You have to open it from the bottom and just slide out the speaker.

Besides the speaker, which we already saw from the plastic see-through front, we find a carabiner and a charging cable. The last thing inside is a manual and guide of the House of Marley No Bounds Sport speaker. Simple packaging, but I like the looks of the packaging and the speaker.

Hardware & Design

Looking at the House of Marley No Bounds Sport, the bottom stands out. This is made from recycled cork and has a unique feature, which we talk about more below. All the elements are present for a good working and good looking speaker. The sound is almost 360 degrees, the button and plugs are waterproof sealed, and the controls work very well and intuitive.

Just holding the House of Marley No Bounds Sport, you feel that it is a premium speaker. The price is higher than other brands and models, but the sound and materials used are better in any way. Turning the volume control or pressing the power button, all feels really well built.

Controls

On the House of Marley No Bounds Sport, the controls are a bit different than the BlitzWolf BW-WA1 for example. There is a play/pause button, a “+” button, and a “-” button on the top of the speaker. The unusual thing is the ring on top that you can turn around. This ring is used to control the volume! Super handy and intuitive.

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You use the + and – button to go to the next and previous song. The play/pause button is, of course, used to play or pause a sing. On the side, we have the power button to turn the speaker on and off. Underneath the power button, we find the Bluetooth button. This button is used to put the speaker into pairing mode.

Controls with the House of Marley No Bounds Sport is easy, different, but nice to play around with.

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How To Connect?

Connecting, like every Bluetooth product, is super easy. When you turn it on, you have to press the Bluetooth button on the speaker and switch to your smartphone. Open the Bluetooth settings there and connect to the “No Bounds Sport” speaker and you are good to go! Enjoy the music that is streaming from your smartphone or another Bluetooth device.

Sound Quality

The House of Marley No Bounds Sport offers 360 degrees sound, and that is actually working really well. There is just one spot, at the back of the speaker, where the sound is a bit less, but besides that, it covers all the angles. Impressive and that makes the quality of the sound even better. Also, the bass and the overall performance of the speaker are extremely good. The quality only drops a bit when you put the speaker at 100% volume, but I won’t recommend doing that. The volume is good and goes pretty loud, even the high and the low tones are well presented with the House of Marley No Bounds Sport speaker.

Features

Can we count sound quality as a feature? Well, that point is impressive, but what does the House of Marley No Bounds Sport has to offer besides good sound quality? Are there other unique features that are hard to find on other speakers? Yes, they do! Like the materials and the way of controlling the music.

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Battery Life

Inside the House of Marley No Bounds Sport, we find a 2600 mAh battery. Is that enough? Yes! House of Marley states that you should get 12 hours of battery life out of it (depending on the volume). That is actually pretty close, compared to our tests. We used the speaker on 65% to 70% and got almost 11 hours of playing time out of the speaker! That is just great if you ask me!

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Waterproof

The House of Marley No Bounds Sport has an IP67 rating. What does that mean? You can find out more in THIS BLOG about the IP Rating.

This score basically means that the House of Marley No Bounds Sport is dust-tight and it can handle 1 meter of water for 30 meters. A bit of rain and sand won’t harm this speaker. Bring it to the beach, into the woods, or any other outdoor activity.

Recycled Materials

Rewind fabric, recycled aluminum, recycled paper, recycled metals, recycled plastic, and non-toxic silicone. These are just some of the terms and materials used by House of Marley. All those materials not becoming waste after their first use is just a great thing to see and the quality of the product is good, maybe even better than other brands who use single-use materials. We are wasting materials and House of Marley is doing something good with it. Great to see, definitely a big plus!

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Volume control

This is a feature that stands out to me because I’ve not seen it before. There is a rotatable part on top of the House of Marley No Bounds Sport which controls the volume. Super handy and everybody understands how it works. There are buttons on top, pause/play, a “+”, and “-” button. Those plus and minus buttons are used to skip to the next song or go to the last song. Handy and unique. I really liked it.

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Waterproof Pocket

The cork bottom of the House of Marley No Bounds Sport is actually a hidden compartment that you can open. Here you are able to place the charger cable to always have it around or use the space for other goods, like your house key, money, or whatever you can fit in there. Super handy to have a waterproof compartment on the speaker itself to “hide” certain items and keep them dry.

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Conclusion

House of Marley, what a brand! The price of this speaker is higher than we see from BlitzWolf for example, but the quality is better for sure. The materials used are recycled and sustainable which makes it an even better option. If we look at the design, I’m happily surprised too. This is a very good speaker that gives you a lot of options and will make a lot of people happy.

Just consider the higher price is worth it if you look at the quality of the sound, the design, and the recycled materials. A great job is done by House of Marley.

House of Marley No Bounds Sport

$85
8.9

Materials

10.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Music Quality/Functions

9.0/10

Battery Life

9.0/10

Price/Quality

7.5/10

Pros

  • Recycled materials
  • Sound quality
  • Battery life is surprisingly good
  • Waterproof compartment

Cons

  • Price might be a bit high compared to others