Published On: July 11, 2023

Rocksteady Stadium Wireless Speaker Bundle: Portable Cinematic Sound

Published On: July 11, 2023
Last Updated on: July 14, 2023
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Rocksteady Stadium Wireless Speaker Bundle: Portable Cinematic Sound

Rocksteady’s 2-Speaker, Subwoofer Pack offers great theater sound - but sacrifices bluetooth convenience.

Rocksteady Stadium Wireless Speaker Bundle: Portable Cinematic Sound

  • A Michigan native, Dennis Crawford was fascinated by technology from a young age, with particular interest in gaming and custom PC building. He's since leveraged this passion into a prolific career, providing insight on how to achieve the best value in high-end audio equipment. His expertise, particularly in home theater setups and advanced home automation, is frequently showcased in his contributions to Home Theater Review.

We always do our best to cheer on wireless bluetooth speaker bundles that perform despite the obstacles they face in ensuring convenient wire-free setup, crisp theater sound, and an expectation of good battery life. I enjoyed using the Rocksteady Stadium Speaker bundle, consisting of 2 speakers and a subwoofer, as it really provided solid, immersive sound quality. For a compact bluetooth speaker system, Rocksteady did the job right. While there was a troubleshooting issue with bluetooth, this "portable speaker kit in a box" worked fantastic.

Key Takeaways

The Rocksteady Stadium 2-Speaker and Subwoofer Pack does its best work for portable, wireless home theater use that suits those who want the least wire clutter possible. They just want the system to work, set, and forget, which Rocksteady does fantastically. The subwoofer offers good thump in a small package. Each wireless speaker provides bi-directional, immersive sound quality that when combined together, offer suitable excitement for both movies and music. 

Solid in build quality and streamlined in looks, the speaker bundle is definitely a cut above from your standard generic wireless speakers. It’s expandable, configurable, and channel customizable for various room configurations. 


  • Overall immersive sound quality is commendable. 
  • Subwoofer outperforms.
  • Expandable and configurable speaker options suit various room geometries. 
  • Convenient turn off and battery saver modes. 
  • Solid battery life offers up to 16 hours of sound performance. 


  • Bluetooth connection issue troubleshooting process was finicky.
  • Some singers felt a bit muted compared to the instrument sounds.

Rocksteady Wireless Speakers: Simple and Effective Design

The Rocksteady Stadium Speaker Bundle is made from solid plastic with each speaker revealing a sleek, rectangular shape. Black is the only color available. Design accents for the bluetooth subwoofer include a metallic grille and rubberized bottom base. 

Rocksteady Stadium subwoofer grill design.

Operation is fairly simple and flexible. You can connect additional speakers and subwoofers with one touch and set the stadium speakers to either the left or right channels for balanced stereo sound. Each bluetooth speaker and subwoofer have a long-lasting battery (up to 16 hours) and a fast-charging USB-C port.

Rocksteady Stadium dual satellite speakers.

The subwoofer controls are similar as well, including a power button, a Bluetooth 5.0 pairing button, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm auxiliary port. You can also adjust the bass volume level along the subwoofer's top panel. Volume and Play/Pause/Track buttons help customize the deepness of the bass and offer additional music controls. 

Rocksteady Stadium Subwoofer grill and top panel view.

The speakers have a tweeter, a mid-bass driver, and bass drums on the front face, allowing for true bi-directional sound. The power button, channel selector, auxiliary port, and USB-C port are located on the back. The top of the wireless speaker includes a Bluetooth 5.0 pairing button and a “Stadium Mode” button for setup and sound configuration. Volume and Play/Pause/Track buttons provide individualized control for each bluetooth speaker. 

Admirable Sound Quality for Portable Bluetooth Speakers

We’ll get to the Bluetooth troubleshooting process that I experienced, but first let’s focus on the Rocksteady speaker system’s sound quality. It was quite enjoyable, both in cinematic and music form. For the current generation of wireless bluetooth speaker sets, you can only get so much from sound and clarity. Keep in mind wireless bluetooth speaker systems have come a long way since their first iterations. The Rocksteady Stadium speakers absolutely do their best to entertain, especially in movies. 

Rocksteady Stadium wireless satellite speaker top view.

We played The Lost World: Jurassic Park at full volume and full bass. The subwoofer, located next to the monitor, offered solid, pulsating tones that had no problem mimicking the sequential thump of a T-Rex’s stride. The wireless speakers, distanced about 14 ft. apart, provided bi-directional and immersive home theater sound.

But there was a catch, especially with high bass - the chaos of dinosaur noises and people yelling and screaming felt a bit muted and underwhelming, battling against a background of flying debris and orchestra music. I attribute this to the satellite speakers being a bit too far apart and with some volume and positioning adjustments, immersive sound felt more "synchronized". On another note, the satellite speakers include convenient slots for wall hanging, so be sure to test distances before mounting the speakers to the wall.

Rocksteady Stadium speaker bundle rear wall mount slot.

In Close Encounters of the Third Kind, we pitted Rocksteady to the scene where Richard Dreyfus sat in his truck experiencing a UFO. With the rattle of mailboxes, sunburning light effects, and a gyrating truck full of debris, the Rocksteady wireless speakers will feel fantastic to most listeners.

Rocksteady’s wireless stadium subwoofer never failed to deliver a solid performance. It pulsed nicely and did its best to shake the room regardless of one being chased by dinosaurs or aliens. I really enjoyed the commitment that the bluetooth subwoofer offered during peak action sequences. As mentioned in Jurassic Park, you may be better off lowering the subwoofer bass so it doesn't overtake the satellites.

Moving over to music, we tried a number of samples from different genres with various results. AC/DC’s Thunderstruck lit up the room, offering Angus Young’s guitar solo on a silver platter of sound. Elle Fitzgerald’s calming voice in Dream a Little Dream of Me was clear but sounded a bit suppressed when she hit certain chords.

Perhaps this is just due to it being an older song with less enhancements at the time of its recording. The classic, but much more recent dance hit by The Vengaboys, We Like to Party! never failed to deliver vocals when filling our largest room of 16x18. Overall, it’s not to say the satellites underperformed, but seemed temperamental to certain vocals.

Vengaboys - We like to Party! (The Vengabus)

Stadium Speaker Bundle Bluetooth Setup Process 

Rocksteady Stadium bluetooth satellite speaker set front view

Midway into the Rocksteady speaker tests, something went astray. Initially, the bluetooth setup process was fairly straight forward. Rocksteady also recommended in their documentation to pair the subwoofer first and then set it as the designated host speaker. After this is completed, you’ll pair the left and right wireless satellites. A blinking "Stadium Mode" indicator should synchronize with the other speakers, telling you that the satellites would be taking commands from the subwoofer.

Rocksteady Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Process

  1. Turn on the subwoofer by pressing the power button on the top panel. This will be your host subwoofer.
  2. Pair the subwoofer to your bluetooth device such as a TV, computer, or phone. 
  3. Select the Stadium Mode button on the subwoofer to designate it as host speaker. 
  4. Turn on the first satellite speaker by pressing the power button on the back.
  5. Turn on the second satellite speaker by pressing the power button on the back.
  6. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of the guest speakers until you hear a beep and see a blue light flashing.
  7. Wait for a few seconds until you hear a confirmation sound and see a solid blue light on all devices. This means they are connected to each other in Stadium Mode.
  8. Set the satellite speakers to a left or right channel by pressing the channel button on the back of each speaker. You can also adjust the bass level using the volume buttons on the top panel of the subwoofer.

I felt that the included documentation for both the bluetooth subwoofer and speakers seemed lacking in terms troubleshooting. This is because any speaker can be the primary host and each speaker can also pair directly to any bluetooth device. As mentioned before, the subwoofer should be paired first (designated as the host), then the satellites. If a speaker drops connection, the documentation keeps it relatively simple - reset and reconnect. But what happens when you get different combinations of connection problems, lights flashing, and certain speakers not working?

Fickle Bluetooth Speaker Troubleshooting

As mentioned above, once paired, things went initially smooth. Both the wireless subwoofer and speakers operated flawlessly together during movies and music. Suddenly, toward the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the left speaker failed to connect. The battery power was fine, it just decided to quit, resulting in a flashing bluetooth indicator. Repairing had failed. Subsequent additional rounds to pair resulted in different permutations of speakers working and not working.

With the troubleshooting process for each speaker and the sequence of reset steps, combined with the confirmation sounds and lights, you sort of find yourself in a sort of "pairing dyslexia"; unsure of what to do next since each pairing attempt resulted in a different speaker working properly. 

I’d like to stress that Rocksteady is a proven brand and according to research, many users have not had problems. It could have been Bluetooth, OS/iOS version, or general hardware incompatibilities. This should not take away from the sound system’s overall performance. Once solved, Rocksteady’s Stadium Speaker Bundle was back to performing well. Perhaps the documentation can be more accommodating to this matter in the future.

My editor tested the speakers as well, he agreed that the setup process was fickle. However, once you are all paired, and sort of memorize the power up sequence, the general every day usage became more acceptable. Like any new tech, there is a learning curve it seems, but it would be nice if it all 'just worked'.

Key Features of the Rocksteady Stadium Wireless Speaker System

With all that being said, Rocksteady still proves that you can offer a solid bluetooth speaker system ready to go for virtually any small event, home cinema experience, and party entertainment DJ system. The speaker system provides an easy overall control and performance experience to those not looking to nitpick professional sound quality. 

Rocksteady Subwoofer rear view. Power button, 3.5mm jack, and USB-C located on bottom.

Top Features of the Rocksteady Stadium Speaker Set

  • Studio-quality sound: The speaker bundle delivers a rich, high-fidelity sound that immerses you in any space. Each speaker has a tweeter, a mid-bass driver, and bass drums that provide clear highs, smooth mids, and deep lows. The subwoofer adds extra bass that enhances the warmth and fullness of your music. The speaker bundle also uses an AI-powered sound processing technique called AWSM that improves the sound quality and stereo separation.
  • Unlimited connectivity: The speaker bundle allows you to connect unlimited speakers and subwoofers with one touch and set them to left or right channels for balanced stereo sound. You can create a surround sound system by spreading your speakers around the room, throughout your house, or even outdoors. You can also connect your source device to the speakers via Bluetooth 5.0 or the 3.5mm auxiliary cable.
  • Portability and durability: The speaker bundle is fully portable and wireless, meaning you can enjoy immersive sound without limits. Each speaker and subwoofer has a long-lasting battery (up to 16 hours) and a fast-charging USB-C port. The speakers and the subwoofer also have a removable strap for easy carrying. The speaker bundle is made from plastic material with a metallic grille on the front and a rubberized base on the bottom.
  • Easy control: The speaker bundle has intuitive touch controls that make it simple to connect, use, and adjust. You can turn on/off, pair, connect, set channels, and control volume with the buttons on the back of each speaker. You can also adjust the bass level on the subwoofer with the knob on the top panel. The speaker bundle has no eavesdropping mic, meaning it respects your privacy.

Rocksteady Stadium Speakers: What’s in the Box

The following is included in the Rocksteady Stadium Speaker Kit:

  • 2 Rocksteady Stadium speakers
  • 1 Rocksteady Stadium Subwoofer
  • 3 high-speed Type-C charging USB cables
  • 3 high-speed USB wall plugs
  • 2 auxiliary cables (3.5mm)
  • Instruction manuals
  • Subwoofer carry handle

Rocksteady Customer Service and Warranty 

The Rocksteady Stadium 2-speaker and subwoofer pack comes with a 30-day money back guarantee that allows you to return the product in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt. There’s one-year limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

To obtain warranty support, you need to contact [email protected] and provide proof of purchase, product serial number, and a description of the problem. You may also need to take the product, or deliver the product prepaid, in either its original packaging or your own, to any factory Rocksteady Service facility or fulfillment center.

You can also visit the Rocksteady Audio website for more information and FAQs about the product features, specifications, setup, troubleshooting, etc.


Rocksteady’s Stadium bluetooth wireless speaker system offered captivating sound, an initially smooth setup, and an overall experience that was enjoyable for everyday music or movie hobbyists. Especially for various room configurations, Rocksteady’s bluetooth speakers can be adjusted and expanded accordingly, providing the right mix of sound and cinematic effects to suit most users. It’s flexible enough to take anywhere, allowing it to fit easily in a box, case, or bag for travel. 

Rocksteady Stadium bluetooth speaker set: 1 subwoofer and 2 satellites.

While the $369.99 price point seems high vs. its sound quality, it’s one of the lowest you can ask for when searching for affordable sound immersion capabilities. The setup was seamless and I fault the bluetooth troubleshooting as some kind of quirk that I experienced on my own. Overall Rocksteady’s Stadium 2-Speaker and Subwoofer Pack will certainly earn its place in any room of the home, office, or hall.

Rocksteady Stadium 2-Speaker and Subwoofer Pack Technical Specifications

  • Coaxial with a tweeter, a mid-bass driver, and dual bass drums
  • Subwoofer Front-firing bass driver and a rear thumping drum 
  • Speaker dimensions 6.38 x 4.33 x 2.17 inches 
  • Subwoofer dimensions 8.67 x 6.38 x 4.33 inches
  • Speaker weight | 1.76 pounds each
  • Subwoofer weight | 4.73 pounds
  • Bluetooth 5.0 or 3.5mm auxiliary cable
  • Audio channels: Left, Right, or Dual 
  • Battery life: Up to 16 hours per charge
  • Charging port: Type-C fast charging

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