TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker Review


TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker Review

The TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker is hefty, but when you hear its sound, you will not worry about weight or size anymore. Where portable and wireless speakers are concerned, this one goes an extra mile because it is weatherproof, that is, it can withstand many outdoor conditions. Made by a company that has been setting trends in electronic and electronic components manufacturing, this speaker will virtually outlive you. When we set out to experience the speaker, we were sure that here is a product that lives to the hype and one that gives users the full value of their money. Read on

TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker Review




Portable or Bookshelf

Of course, it is portable, don’t let the nice looks fool you, this rugged, solidly built beauty is made for the outdoors, it can stand up to whatever being on the go can throw at you! It is as attractive speaker as well so sure it will look good on your bookshelf as well.

Power Source/battery life

It has a rechargeable battery, that when fully charged, can give you a full 8 hours of nonstop streaming. Note that this speaker does not have a USB charging port and therefore you will have to use the AC adapter.

Wireless Standard: Bluetooth

Using the Near Field Technology for Bluetooth connection, you are allowed to unplug your device and play music without the clutter of cables and wires. The inbuilt track control also allows a user to switch on their TREK MAX device and play music even from a device that is not close by.

The technology also supports HFP, HSP and A2DP protocols. You only need to pair your devices once and then later, they will pair automatically.

TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker Review


Where the other speakers in the market lack control panels, this one is just amazing. Its deck is an array of different kinds of controls for volume, power, forward and backward buttons, Bluetooth button and speakerphone button. They are indented with a nice display of LED lighting. There is more bass than you can ever have enough of. At the back of the speaker, there are two big bass ports and no matter how low or high you turn the volume, the bass will be clearly audible.

Controlling Music playback

On the top of the speaker, there is a play/pause button and there is one for back and forward. Therefore, your playback is under your control. You want to play the next or the last item that you listened to without going back to your smart device, you can do it right from the speaker. If you would like to pause and then pick up from there, you cannot miss the button for that. It stands out!


The speakerphone is indicated by a telephone receiver icon. When a call comes in, the music will pause automatically and then pick up from where it stopped. In addition, you can just answer the incoming call from the speakerphone. You will love the quality of the voice call as it is just similar to what you get on your smartphone.

Ease of Set-up

You can set up the TREK MAX blindfolded. First, you will need to charge your speaker for the recommended number of hours. On one side, under a rubber cover you will see three ports. One is the AC charging port. The other is a USB port and yet another one is an auxiliary input port for use with devices that are not Bluetooth enabled. You will have to flip the switch to turn it on, and then press the Bluetooth button to start pairing. In any case, there is a user manual for you.

When powering the speaker on battery mode, turn on the switch at the side, near the ports first, then press the power button at the top.

Stereo Separation

Stereo separation is merely the the separation of sounds through a left and right speaker. When listening to the music you may hear the drums through the right speaker and the guitar through the left, this separation mimics the spatial separation within the studio where the music is recorded. This speaker has stereo sound, but the full rich punchy bass and clear mid and upper ranges seem more omni directional.

TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker Review


If rugged is what you look for, then you have found it in the TREK MAX A34. It is a bit heavier than most others, but once you start using it, you will simply overlook that because it gives you an exhilarating music experience. The speaker has two, 1.5 inch drivers and a 2.5 inch subwoofers in the front. A waterproof rubber door covers the ports of the speaker and then there is a USB port for your smartphone, as well as a pair of 3-inch bass radiators at the back. This speaker is splash proof, and better yet, speakerphone enabled.

Sound Quality

High clarity, crystal clear sound is assured. Some people say that the speaker is too loud for its size, but that is what we would like for a small party in the outdoors. The bass is audible from the two ports in the back.


9.5 by 2 by 3.8 inches. It weighs 3.6 pounds only, not too heavy for a grown up.


  • Two bass ports at the back
  • Ability to pause/play, skip, go to previous tracks
  • Aux input port
  • USB port
  • Rechargeable battery that can last 8 hours
  • Rugged and weatherproof design can stand outdoor use
  • Can charge smart phone when speaker is in use
  • Two 1.5-inch drivers
  • A 2.5” subwoofer
  • A pair of 3-Inch bass radiators


AC adapter

User guide

The TREK MAX A34 speaker

TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker Review


  • Easy to use with clearly indicated buttons at the top
  • Strong and clear sound
  • rugged, built for outdoor use
  • Some good bass from the bass ports at the back
  • Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth. Get rid of cables as you travel
  • Enjoy music wherever you want, at the beach, on the trail or in the garden
  • Play/pause, skip and play previous functionality allows you to listen to what you want
  • Inbuilt microphone for speaking hands-free
  • Has an aux input for devices that are not Bluetooth enabled
  • Can charge smartphone while still being used
  • The battery gives 8 hours of uninterrupted streaming
  • cost much less than some name brands, but with comparable, perhaps even better quality


For some, poor battery life, no carrying case

Consumer Reviews

Many people loved the play/pause, back and forward buttons and in the same breath, the inbuilt microphone and the great bass. For once, we have found a speaker that has almost no critics in the market, with everyone that uses it leaving excellent reviews. You get a good looking, rugged take it anywhere, beautiful sounding wireless speaker for a good price. Here, we give it a rating of 5 out of 5.

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The TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker gives great value for money. From its ruggedized design that makes it shockproof when it falls, the weatherproof quality that makes it useful for the outdoors to the loud clear, punchy bass rich sound, you will get the worth of every penny that you spend on this speaker. We think the value here for the price is one of the best.

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