Cass Creek Big Horn remote speaker was designed to amplify game calls and help you lure small and big game through realistic sounds of various animals. This model is slightly larger than other options from Crass Creek, and the increased size comes with its own benefits.
One of them is that it is three times louder than its previous version, the Big Horn Outdoor Speaker Excellent. As wild game strongly relies on their hearing to communicate and stay aware of their environment, this loud amplifier will make a big difference in your hunting and help you lure the animals closer.
So, does this speaker really have what it takes to lure those animals closer? Is it worth the money? Well, read on, and find an answer to that and many other questions in my review below.
About Cass Creek
Cass Creek is a US-based company dedicated to producing high-quality electronic game calls, lures for a wide range of animal species and wireless predator decoys. But, what they’re really best at are their electronic game calls, designed to constantly mimic the sounds of a wide variety of animal species.
Cass Creek belongs to the renowned Altus Brand family, together with Benchmaster Rifle Rest, Pro Ears and Woodland Whisper.
Cass Creek Big Horn Speaker Review
I chose the Cass Creek Big Horn Speaker because it is reasonably priced and it fitted all the requirements I had for a game calls amplifier. I found that it is a great choice for big game calls.
The speaker is of extremely good quality, and I must admit I was surprised by how loud it was. As a matter of fact, the volume is incomparable with the other speakers in this price range. The quality of sound, on the other hand, is a bit lower when compared with smaller battery-powered speakers. Thus, if your main goal is flawless sound, this speaker might not suffice. However, if you want the loudest sound you can get for less than 100 bucks, then this speaker is for you.
Regarding the connection, I believe a wireless speaker would be a bit more appropriate for big game hunting. Nevertheless, this wasn’t a big issue because the Cass Creek Big Horn Speaker comes with a 75-foot cable. And, this is more than enough for most scenarios. Furthermore, the official website state that their speakers can work with nearly any MP3 player. However, I only tested it on my iPhone. You can connect it through a regular 3.5 mm jack, and I had no issues whatsoever.
The Cass Creek iPhone App allows me to use more than 20 different sounds, which is more than enough for me. However, I researched some of the reports of other users, and many of them used the speaker with MP3 and had no issues. If you choose that option, you can easily find and download various predator sounds online for free. And, of course, you can also use this speaker with electronic game calls. But, if you want to be sure that your speaker will work with a game call, I recommend you to also purchase your game call from Cass Creek. They offer a great number of options in their Mini, Ergo, Mega Amp and Nomad series.
One thing that worried me at first was the thin rubber stand that holds the speaker, as it looked like it wouldn’t be steady on rougher surfaces. Although I haven’t yet tested it in all terrains, it seems that my doubts were dismissed, as I had no issues on this matter. The handle on the speaker makes carrying very practical. And, the speaker itself is surprisingly small and lightweight, which makes it even easier to carry. The above mentioned handle also comes with a convenient fold out-hook. That allows you to hang it up (e.g., on trees). The sound range seems to significantly increase when hanged compared to when it’s simply placed on the floor.
This speaker requires 4 standard C batteries that are not included in the package. They give it enough power, and I believe they should last me at least a year of regular use. The speaker is very easy to operate and features only a simple push button on/off switch.
Since I hadn’t had any issues with the speaker, I had no need to contact customer support. However, I talked to some other users about it, and they stated that the support at Cass Creek is very friendly and eager to help with any issues. If you want to return your product, you can do it within 30 days of purchase. Still, you should first contact the customer support to get a pre-approved RMA number.
Size: 7x7x11 inches
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Cable length: 75 feet
Batteries: 4 standard C batteries (not included)
Power: LED Power Indicator, on/off switch
Waterproof: No, but it is fairly water-resistant (e.g., will withstand light rain)
Handle and base: Adjustable grip handle with a fold-out hook; non-skid rubberized base
- Sturdy and lightweight design
- Extremely loud sound
- Affordable when compared to similar speakers
- The long cable enables more mobility than many other speakers
- Easy carrying
- Works with most mobile devices, MP3 players, and almost any electronic game call
- Ergonomic design for easy grip
- More expensive than smaller game call speakers
- Sound quality might not suffice for some users
All things considered in this Cass Creek Big Horn Speaker review, I believe this speaker is a great choice for hunters, photographers and explorers alike. Its primary feature is the extremely loud sound, especially considering that it is fairly small and lightweight. The only disadvantage is that the quality of sound might not suffice for those who seek perfection. However, it is more than enough for general use. Moreover, some users report that the sound clarity largely depends on the type of device you are using, so this issue can be tackled easily. The speaker is well-built, durable and easy to use. Therefore, if you are looking for a loud mid-range speaker for your game calls, I believe this speaker would be an excellent choice for you.