The speaker arrived in an attractive and upmarket storage box which enhances the quality feel of the product. Inside the box aside from the speaker were a USB to micro-USB charging cable, a Mini-jack to mini-jack audio cable and a small but nicely printed user Guide. I reproduce it at the end of my unboxing video.
The speaker has an all metal zinc alloy body and has a very sleek and minimalist look to it. As soon as you pick it up the weight and metal construction gives it the feel of an upmarket item.
To the front are the twin stereo speakers behind the large metal grill. On one end is a power button, single blue status LED and four volume/track buttons. For some reason although there is a pause button there are no track advance or return controls. The buttons are rather hard to find in the dark or by touch alone but easy enough to see in good light. The microphone for phone call support can also be found here. On the rear in a grommet protected panel are the two ports: USB (charging only) and AUX in.
Pairing with my Android phone was quick and easy with the usual status LED and alert tones for guidance. Once connected the link seem fast, stable and drop out free with a decent range to it.
Audio quality is excellent for the size with a surprising amount of bass with clear and well defined upper and mid tones free from clipping and sibilance. At 10 watts output I found the sound to be loud and punchy with no sign of distortion even when cranked up.
Although the sound quality and build quality are both excellent, those looking for multiple features will be disappointed. There is no SD card slot, FM radio, clock, Powerbank feature. The emphasis here is on audio quality and simplicity rather than box ticking.
If you value style and design together with audio quality and ease of use and don’t the added weight of the all metal body then this could be the speaker for you.
Heavy duty build quality
No carry bag
No FM radio
No SD card slot
No Track advance/replay control