Cleer Scene Bluetooth Speaker Review

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Today, I’m reviewing the Cleer Scene Bluetooth speaker. The Scene features an IPX7 water-resistance rating, up to 12 hours of playback time and a built-in microphone for calls. It’s priced at $99.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Cleer for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are based on my experience with the product.

Cleer Scene Bluetooth Speaker Review
Verdict
It might be light on features but the Cleer Scene has exceptional audio quality.
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Pros
Excellent audio quality
Warm, balanced sound signature
Built-in microphone for phone calls
3.5mm auxiliary port for wired connection
IPX7 water-resistance
Cons
Basic feature set
4.5
Our Score
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Cleer Scene

Cleer Scene top playback controls

Design

The Cleer Scene boasts a sleek, sophisticated design that’s sure to turn heads. While the red version may be a bit bold for some, the grey model I received exudes understated elegance.

The majority of the speaker is enveloped in a durable fabric mesh, leaving only the sides exposed to reveal the passive bass radiators. Conveniently, the playback controls are located on the top of the device, while the power and Bluetooth pairing buttons can be found on the back. The Cleer Scene also offers both a USB-C charging port and 3.5mm auxiliary input for wired connections, both of which are covered by a rubber grommet.

Scene rear buttons and grommet

On the lower front of the speaker, there’s an LED bar that glows softly in white, displaying the current battery level. Additionally, the power and Bluetooth buttons emit a green and blue hue, respectively, when in use.

To prevent any unwanted movement or vibration, a sturdy rubber pad adorns the base of the speaker. And, with its IPX7 water resistance and shockproof construction, the Cleer Scene is built to withstand whatever life throws its way.

Inside the speaker, a powerful pair of 48mm neodymium drivers and passive radiators work together to deliver the Cleer’s sound. Overall, the build quality of the Cleer Scene is exceptional, both in terms of its appearance and its durability.

Cleer Scene on desktop

Features and Battery Life

While the Cleer Scene may not offer a plethora of features beyond its core functionality, it does include a built-in microphone that provides good call quality. Additionally, the inclusion of an NFC tag streamlines the device pairing process, particularly since the Scene does not support multipoint connectivity.

In terms of battery life, the Cleer Scene can last up to 12 hours on a single charge. While this may not be as impressive as some of its competitors, it’s still fairly respectable and should be enough for most users.

Top view of speaker and top buttons

Sound

While the Cleer Scene may not boast an extensive list of features, its audio quality more than compensates for any lack of bells and whistles. In fact, I was blown away by the sound quality when I first listened to it – it’s hard to believe such robust, full-bodied sound can come from a speaker this small. With a rich, warm tonality, exceptional clarity, and a balanced sound signature, the Cleer Scene is a true standout in its class.

Despite its diminutive size, the Scene is capable of filling a small or medium-sized room with its impressive sound. I rarely found the need to raise the volume above 50%, and placement was never an issue – it sounds great whether placed near a wall or in the centre of the room. Moreover, the speaker produces a sound that reaches a remarkably broad area, including those directly behind it, especially when indoors.

While the Cleer Scene may not be a bass-heavy beast, its punchy bass is sufficient to get your toes tapping. This bass tuning ensures more controlled lows and allows for greater midrange presence. It’s not quite as lean as the MIFA Wildbox – I’d liken it more to my Edifier R700BT. The Cleer Scene is also versatile across all music genres, making it an ideal choice for listeners with diverse musical tastes.

The midrange has a pleasant warmth that leans towards neutral, and an abundance of clarity that makes vocals and instruments sound remarkably true to life. In terms of treble, the Cleer Scene offers detailed, energetic highs without ever sounding shrill.

Overall, the Cleer Scene delivers extraordinary sound quality, particularly when used indoors. If you’re searching for an outdoor speaker, you may want to consider one with a greater emphasis on bass. However, if you’re in the market for an affordable, high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker, the Cleer Scene is an unbeatable choice.

Cleer Scene on outdoor table

Verdict

In conclusion, the Cleer Scene Bluetooth speaker is an exceptional device that delivers premium sound quality in a sleek, durable package. Despite its lack of features beyond its core functionality, the built-in microphone and NFC tag streamline the device pairing process and provide good call quality.

With up to 12 hours of battery life, IPX7 water resistance, and shockproof construction, the Scene is built to withstand whatever life throws its way. Its rich, warm tonality, exceptional clarity, and balanced sound signature make it a standout in its class, capable of filling a small or medium-sized room with ease. Overall, the Cleer Scene is an excellent choice for those in search of an affordable, high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker.


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