SubPac M2 Wearable Speaker Review

Subpac M2 Wearable SpeakerImmediately embraced by successful music producers (Like Timbaland, Dada Life and more), the SubPac is nothing short of a breakthrough in the new wearable physical sound system market.

In fact, I think they created their own niche. Created by the industry respected audio-tactile experience creators SubPac (based in LA), comes the SubPac S2 and M2x (Formerly known as M2).

Every single review these products have received (From professional artists) is better than the last.

What is SubPac

Both are audio bass systems but serve two entirely different purposes.  Subpac M2 vs S2:

  • Subpac M2 (Current model is known as M2X) – Designed for mobile use (Watching movies on your laptop, listening to music, etc).
  • Subpac S2 – For stationery use (Listening at one place) which makes it ideal for music producers.

Subpac M2 (Known as SubPac M2x today)

The SubPac M2 was created as a kind of portable and wearable subwoofer.  In fact, this is the absolute best way to describe it. The M2x is basically a personal backpack with a woofer in it.

Now before we go further, I want you to look at the chart below. It refers to something called the ‘Frequency Range’.

Don’t worry, I despise ‘nerdy’ jargon in music producing as well so let me break this down for you . . . When you play a snare, for example, it falls into a certain frequency range (What you are able to hear).

Vocals tend to fall between the 200hz to 5k or 5000hz mark (White lines). Hi-Hats usually fall between 5k and 20k (Green lines), bass (Also known as low end in the music producing industry) is below 200hz (Orange lines).

That’s why you hear a lot of producers say “Hey always cut the low end around the 200hz mark on your vocals, etc”. What they mean to say is cut the bass from the vocals. So your kicks, 808s, and sub-bass can be clearly heard. Makes sense?

Did you know that most people can’t really hear anything under 20 hz (Perhaps between 16 to 20hz). The sound created at those frequencies can only be felt. That said, created at those frequencies is what we today call bass.

The bass frequencies can be divided further as well:

Bass FrequenciesSo anything around 20hz (Even lower) and 50hz is considered Sub-Bass frequencies. Which means these frequencies are mostly felt. Anything between 50hz and 100hz is considered your typical bass range.

Last but not least, the 100hz range and 200hz range is your high bass range (Range that contains the least amount of bass). The purpose of using sub-bass is to help you feel the bass. So when you ‘feel’ the music (Which are mostly vibrations), you are listening to the sub-bass.

With the SubPac M2 you are not just limited to listening to varying bass frequencies, but you can also actually sense them in your body. Just like you would while listening to your favorite track at a club or music festival or something.

Now if you have studio monitors, maybe you can feel the bass to a certain extent but so will your neighbors (The higher the volume, the more chance of you getting evicted) and in the long run, it would really hurt your ears. So Subpac products are a great solution to those two specific problems.

Subpac S2

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Unlike the M2X, the SubPac attaches to your chair (Seated) and has a larger surface. This helps the music producer feel the bass and make the adjustments they need to.

Same technology as the M2x but with a few different parameters (Obviously) to help out with music production. Now you can add the tightest or super deep sub-bass (Remember 5hz to 130hz which is incredible) without nobody feeling it except your self.

Great way to produce some bass heavy music. Which means now as a music producer, you can ‘feel’ what you are making without annoying your neighbors or destroying your ears. If you think about it, the SubPac is really a great tool for music producers. Especially the S2.

How Does SubPac Work

The SubPac is able to process the lower ranges of frequency (Sub bass), that range from 5 to 130 Hertz. By wearing a SubPac