Earlier this year, we reviewed the SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI. This new variant is an updated version – hence the appendage of the word “Pro” at the end. Hence, we’re here today to take a look at the brand new SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro.
As SonicGear did tell me that this new Pro version has some sound quality enhancement and a new price but everything else is the same, this review will largely be based and referred to the original Titan 7 BTMI’s review.
Looking from the outside, the box design did change. It now has a much darker look compared to the beige color that it used to have on its predecessor.
Inside, however, is the same as its predecessor – which you can learn more about the unboxing here.
Design and features
The SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro still has the same design overall, and surprisingly, same outputs and control panels too. Totally nothing is different here – the colors and design are the same, too.
Even the build quality is the same.
Even the asynchronous colors are still present.
The subwoofer’s air intake is still exposed.
Speaking of its features, the ports are still the same behind the speaker as its predecessor, as mentioned earlier. The top panel where all the buttons and SD card/USB port are found is still there, and it still works the same as before.
Literally, nothing has changed, but one thing sure did – and that’s the frequency response.
Using the SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro
SonicGear claims that nothing else has changed except the sound it produces. To which I say – yes, it does sound a whole lot better than it used to be.
It no longer sounds teeny and trapped inside, and the bass is stronger than before – though still limited by its physical size. Just that this time around, the sound has been tuned.
I can enjoy some classic Monstercat tracks (new ones aren’t as good, in my humble opinion) with an adequate amount of bass and treble. Clarity is surprisingly much better this time around.
Though, that said, the sound produced is still a little muffled. The frequency range on the SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro isn’t large, too. As I was adjusting the bass dial while listening to orchestral music, it sounds… like I can either choose to emphasize on brass or woodwind. I can’t have both.
Its other flaws in terms of functionality are still the same as the non-pro version. Bummer.
Wrapping up the SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro review
Let’s wrap up by saying this – the non-pro version and pro version looks and functions exactly the same. The packaging material, aesthetics, size, ports, and whatnot are still the same. Even the flaws and problems that I’ve pointed out in the original non-pro version’s review are the same!
But – one big but – the sound did improve. As per what SonicGear told me, nothing has changed other than the sound quality. Is that true? Yes – quite a lot better in terms of sound quality, actually. Is that enough? Not quite.
See, there are a few major build quality concerns that I have with the SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro. Firstly, the cables coming out of both satellites aren’t held in place. You can accidentally yank the satellite and damage the internal connections. The entire SonicGear Titan 7 BTMI Pro is made out of the same material as the non-pro version too.
Let’s not begin nitpicking the other things that might affect user experience – like the asynchronous lights across the speaker.