The TRANSIT by Soen portable Bluetooth speaker delivers the lively room-filling sound you'd expect from speakers several times larger. It's compact size means you can experience outstanding sound from your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Mac wherever you go.
TRANSIT provides maximum portable performance thanks to the revolutionary Soen acoustic engine. Proprietary Soen transducers and technologies, such as Momentum Port and Pure EQ, let you revel in sound with rich details and deep bass.
Blending elegance with an intuitive user interface, TRANSIT embodies the Soen approach to streamlining technology.
TRANSIT weighs only a pound and is about the size of a small paperback book, yet it creates stunning sound for music, movies, and calls at home or on the go. The rechargeable battery makes it great for outdoor use.
Listen to all your music, movies, and games wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Speakerphone for hands-free calls
For superb convenience, you can accept, end, or reject phone calls with a single button press from TRANSIT itself. And Soen Precise Talk technology provides amazing call clarity by suppressing ambient noise and accentuating the human voice.
- Rich and vibrant sound with deep bass
- Truly portable design with a thin profile and switchblade kickstand
- Simple and intuitive user interface with Auto-Source Detection and Auto-Reconnect
- Integrated mic for wirelessly streaming music and calls from your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac
- Integrated mi. for hands-free calls and convenient call-control
- Rechargeable battery provides up to eight hours of wireless playback (depending on volume level and music content)
- TRANSIT battery life displayed on iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- Magnetic quick attaching MagPro cover
- Luxury accents made of CNC machined and brushed aircraft-grade aluminum
- Built-in protection with rubber armor
- Can also be charged from a USB Out port on a MacBook or iMac
Did you notice?The clever switchblade style aluminum kickstand provides stability, yet slides out of sight when not in use.
Apple Recommends ForPowerful performance and elegant design for experiencing the music, movies, and games on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod anywhere.
What's in the Box?
- TRANSIT by Soen Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Quick attaching MagPro cover
- Compact travel charger
- 3.5 mm stereo audio cable (36 in./91.4 cm)
- USB charging cable (36 in./91.4 cm)
- Quick start guide and user guide
- Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
- Other Features: Bluetooth
- Connections: Bluetooth
- Power Source: AC, Battery Power, USB
- Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Mfr. Part Number: AK1
- UPC or EAN No.: 850142005001
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.soenaudio.com/images/TRANSIT-User-Guide_English_Spanish_French.pdf)
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Ratings & Reviews
Transit has rare combination of brains, beauty body and mind !!
Excellent product as a package when considered on the whole. Frankly was a bit reluctant initially to spend my money on a brand wh Excellent product as a package when considered on the whole. Frankly was a bit reluctant initially to spend my money on a brand which is not popular "yet". Had spent some time listening to both Transit and the Bose Soundlink Mini on display. Frankly Bose was my "first" choice initially but liked Transit in all respects after testing. Was a bit reluctant initially as I hadn't heard much about Transit or Soen Audio. Bose Soundlink Mini is pretty good but Transit is even better in terms of sound quality and form factor in my view. The music sounds "more realistic" in my view. I think if I hadn't listened and had a feel of the product on display, I would have settled for Bose Soundlink Mini. I am glad I did !
Very happy with the sound clarity and amazing sound levels for its footprint. Frankly did not expect it to fill in with my study which is about 15 ft x 15 ft. Obviously the best set up is within close range from the Transit. Bluetooth set up was a charm. It has a "tacky" little button at the back which expose a metallic support at the back.
When connected with iPhone, there is a handy battery icon on the top right corner of the iPhone which shows the Transit battery levels - mind you no specific app was required to be installed - nice.
Its form factor is a big plus. Being relatively slim, it is easier to slide in my computer bag. Wife even carried it in her purse a couple of times. Can slip easily in my jacket pocket which is very convenient.
Design is cool. Looks professional, rigid, with brushed metallic accents. Minimal buttons, nice smooth finish on the body.
Did not have hands free calling in mind in mind when I bought Transit but find it very handy now after using in a couple of long conference calls.
The packaging was very Apple like which conforms that a lot of thought and efforts have gone into the product to make it a premium product. Came with a handy magnetic cover which nicely tucks the Transit while in "transit".
Unfortunately I had left the cover which came with the product while staying in one of the hotels on my trip. Called up the Strata office and was pleasantly surprised with warm "old fashioned" customer service. The guy who picked up the phone was very excited and keen to know how I liked the product and even shipped a free replacement for me the same day !
It is not the cheapest but I guess like any premium product you get what you pay for. No regrets ! …
- Written by Manjinder S M from Caroline Springs
75 of 77 people found this useful
The best holiday gift!
I accidently broken my Jambox and was looking to try something different. I received my TRANSIT yesterday and boy, was it a treat I accidently broken my Jambox and was looking to try something different. I received my TRANSIT yesterday and boy, was it a treat! The speaker packs a serious punch for its size, which is great for my apartment as well as when I am traveling. A few things worth noting -
- The experience of opening the package is very similar to an Apple product. A mix of mystery and playfulness.
- I appreciated that TRANSIT didn't try to bombard me with tons of pages of manuals (as would be expected for a system with surprisingly few buttons and controls). A quick start guide with 3 or so instructions are all you need to get going.
- It took me a while to wrap my head around all the customization options in Jambox (good for some but not me) but TRANSIT just gets it. From turning on to listening music took me less than 15 seconds. Amazing!
- Plenty of battery life to last an entire evening
Now for the most important part: the sound! Loved the clarity and how it handled the deep bass. Really loved the later part, its so much better than my Jambox. Looking forward to enjoying this treat of a speaker this winter!
- Written by Cole S
58 of 59 people found this useful
Excellent Product & User Experience - TRANSIT by Soen Audio
I originally purchased a TRANSIT by SOEN Bluetooth Speaker for my wife (she primarily uses it with her iPhone & iPad) and I'm so G I originally purchased a TRANSIT by SOEN Bluetooth Speaker for my wife (she primarily uses it with her iPhone & iPad) and I'm so GLAD that I did :-) This simply is one of the best innovative products that we came across this year and everyone in the family simply loves it!
Impressive form-factor Apple like design, High Quality finish, Crystal crisp sound with excellent balanced bass performance and it is so user friendly that even my 6 yrs daughter can use it too.. Attention to detail is impressive right from external Packaging box to Product to its accessories - it feels as if it is an Apple designed Product!!
Although SOEN is a new brand, but its TRANSIT product is a very impressive product and superior compared to other bluetooth speakers offered by leading brands line Bose and Beats! In fact, SOEN TRANSIT is comparable to APPLE Products in design, performance, and overall user experience!!
After thoroughly evaluating and enjoying the 1st unit for about 3 weeks at home and during our travels, we finally knew what we truly needed as the best CHRISTMAS GIFT for our family and close friends and so we ordered 8 more!! The customer service at Soen Audio was so helpful and they promised that the new online order shipment will be delivered to us via FedEx (free shipping) within a few days! Can't ask for more. Very Happy with the overall Experience! I definitely recommend buying TRANSIT if you are in the market to buy a High Quality Premium Product at a very reasonable price. Good Luck! …
- Written by Sandeep M from Solon
49 of 50 people found this useful
Bangs for your Bucks!!!
this is the best speaker on the market. i had been looking for a bt speaker for a while now, and after this one was referred by a this is the best speaker on the market. i had been looking for a bt speaker for a while now, and after this one was referred by a co worker of mine, i had to try it. shes a gadget head also, and i trust her opinion on things like this. long story short, i take this thing everywhere. the bass is perfect, and it has a lot of power for its size. the little kick stand alone is a plus. but connecting to it is the easiest process ever. im getting my mother and brother one for Christmas.. i know you own that other company apple, but if you ask me, this thing has that one BEAT(s) by a mile. (pun intended) …
- Written by ernest J from Los Angeles
2 of 2 people found this useful
100% Pleased With Our Transit
The enjoyment of worldwide radio access with my I-Pad was limited by the internal speaker. Once the decision to acquire an externa The enjoyment of worldwide radio access with my I-Pad was limited by the internal speaker. Once the decision to acquire an external portable Bluetooth speaker was made the search began. The reviews I read on the Transit were encouraging and were the basis for my decision to purchase. There is not much I can add to all the positive comments made by others. Every single thing about the Transit shouts quality. I listen to it in wonderment that such a gorgeous sound is emanating from such a small speaker. On a side note I had a question regarding charging capability from my notebook USB port. My e-mail to Soen was immediately answered yes. So Customer Service also gets 5 stars. …
- Written by Claudette C from Orillia
4 of 4 people found this useful
Very Open and Detailed Sound, Very Portable, High Quality Speaker
I’ll write this review as I bought Soen Transit after looking at following 3 speakers. The purpose is to share my experience and h I’ll write this review as I bought Soen Transit after looking at following 3 speakers. The purpose is to share my experience and help you form an informed opinion before buy or try these speakers yourself:
1. Bose Soundlink Mini
2. Jawbone Jambox Mini
3. Soen Transit
As of writing this review this speaker is rated highly - 4 to 5 stars on Apple, Amazon and CNet. Before you go on and read this review I’ll mention for full-disclosure that I have known some of the team behind Soen Transit from their JBL days and before. That said, I’ll do a fair and true review based on my real experience.
Sound quality. Both Soen Transit and Bose Soundlink mini shine in terms of sound quality when compared to most speakers their size/price. Jambox Mini seems to be less refined and tinny/noisy in comparison. Jambox Mini also had a hum or a low continuous chrrr… sound that made me wonder about its quality.
Soen Transit really shines as a speaker with most open and detailed sound, which I haven’t heard yet from speakers this small. It does not distort on high volumes and elegantly equalizes sound unlike most Bluetooth speakers in the market. Bose Soundlink has better bass but the sound seems to be muddier at higher volumes. My preference in this case is Soen Transit as it sounds very open and detailed even when 2-3 persons are talking in a normal home/kitchen/lounge type environment. Bass heavy sound from small speakers drowns really easily unless you are listening in a really quite environment.
Bluetooth. Soen Transit has elegant muted guitar sounds to convey searching and connected sounds. Bose is also similar. But Jambox Mini has almost a loud toyish blips and tacky sounds when you connect or touch volute keys. You may find these Jambox Mini blips bad enough to remove it from your contention.
Hands Free/Conference. Both Soen Transit and Jambox Mini can function as a speakerphone, a feature that is surprisingly missing in Bose Soundlink Mini. I found the hands-free feature really convenient when talking to friends or colleagues in a conference setting.
Build Quality/Portability. Both Soen Transit and Bose Soundlink Mini are well built but I liked Soen Transit due to the book-like feel/formfactor, magnetic cover and kick-stand. If you travel or like to carry it with you to outdoors I’ll recommend Soen Transit. In my opinion it has better design and build quality than the Bose and feels more sophisticated.
Battery Life. I use Soen Transit for 1-2 hours every other day and charge it after every 4-5 uses. It charges quite fast with the standard slim charger. One cool feature in Soen Transit is the battery remaining indicator on iPhone/iPad without installing any software/app. I was not able to check battery life on the Bose or the Jambox. …
- Written by Sarbjit S from Sunnyvale
7 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
how long does the battery last on a full charge?
- Asked by Kelly H from Mackinaw
- Nov 18, 2014
TRANSIT measures 6.6 x 1.3 x 3.8 inches, (OR 16.9 x 3.32 x 9.68 cm)
and it weighs Hello Mei,
TRANSIT measures 6.6 x 1.3 x 3.8 inches, (OR 16.9 x 3.32 x 9.68 cm)
and it weighs only 1 pound. (OR 0.5Kg)
- Answered by Hari S from Simi Valley
- Feb 24, 2014
Can you have more than one device paired with Transit?
- Asked by Jennifer W from Scarborough
- May 31, 2014
Does the "Transit" have Bluetooth version 3.0?
- Asked by Chester C from Anchorage
- Dec 4, 2013
Transit has Bluetooth version 2.1 EDR, but the newer versions of Bluetooth do not Hi Chester,
Transit has Bluetooth version 2.1 EDR, but the newer versions of Bluetooth do not offer any advantage in Audio (A2DP) applications. The newer versions have focussed on reducing the power consumption of " low energy requirement devices" (like wearable Smart devices for health and safety applications)
"Transit" pairs with the latest iPhone, iPad and Macbooks seamlessly, and the data transfer for music and speakerphone functions works great.
I hope this helps.
- Answered by Hari S from Simi Valley
- Dec 30, 2013