Moose’s Soundbar Drowns Out the Noise
It’s no question that adding a soundtrack to driving can really liven up any experience, anyone who has gone on a road trip would be sure to agree. Likewise, taking those tunes with you offroad is a fantastic way to keep spirits high and have even more fun in whatever your chosen activity for the day is. Moose Racing’s Soundbars deliver both the soundtrack, and the hardware and wiring needed to mount it to your chosen vehicle.
Available in sizes ranging from 25 to 38 inches, Moose’s soundbar comes with everything you would expect. Bluetooth or aux inputs, as well as a durable construction made for use in tough conditions. Marine grade seals and construction elements contribute to an IP68 weatherproof rating to tolerate the worst of nature.
For a soundbar, this one has a rather attractive look compared to others on the market. Backing up those looks is some solid sound performance, maybe not enough for a true audiophile but more than loud enough to do the job with an engine screaming alongside it.
With these bases covered, installation was a mixed bag. The mounts and relatively simple wiring and install process are overall well designed to get things moving quickly. Our main gripes with installation came from the unit’s heavy weight and difficulties in hiding the large wiring harness for the unit. We would also really love to see an integrated fuse in the wiring lead.
In addition to some issues with the physical unit itself, there are some limits you are bound to encounter when using the provided hardware for mounting. Nothing atypical as far as soundbars go, but noteworthy nonetheless.
Another potential issue is the presence of wiring on both sides of the soundbar. Not a huge issue, but less than ideal when most people will only be using the wiring from one side and compounds our issue with the wiring harness’s massive size by adding more wires to find a forever home for.
The moose soundbar does have a map light to add a bit of utility but isn’t a make-or-break addition. The overall button layout on the unit is intuitive, with the standard gamut of stop/start and skip forwards and backwards buttons.
As far as soundbars go, Moose’s unit is a solid choice. While it suffers with some weight issues and awkward size of the wiring; it covers the bases for what you want a soundbar to do. The overall volume level feels appropriate for the application, and its features provide plenty of connectivity options and an overall solid sound quality, it’s a good way to have a soundtrack for blasting down the trail.
You can find Moose Racing’s soundbar here with a starting MSRP of $452.95.