JBL Go Wireless Portable Speaker
JBL speakers are quite famous in the market. They are better known to offer superior audio quality and appealing design. The JBL Go Wireless Portable Speaker that comes at the price of 2295 rupees lives up to that reputation. It is a compact device that any music lover would want to carry around in his backpack.
Mind Blowing Looks
I am pretty sure that the design of this speaker will impress you on the first look. It comes in a really sturdy outer shell. You can even fit this boxed speaker inside the palm of your hand. However, my advice would be to take proper precaution while carrying it because the corners are quite sharp. All the control buttons are located at the top but fitted under the body gently to give a sleek feel. There is also an indicator light that turns blue when the speaker is on and red when it is charging.
This speaker model is available in the market in multiple colors including red, orange, white as well as gray.
Premium Sound Quality: The 3 Watt driver unit has got an impedance of 4 Ohms and is capable of producing loud audio without consuming much power. Sounds at all the frequencies are generated accurately. This JBL speaker is the best portable device for listening to music when you are alone in the room and want a moment for yourself. However, the experience will not be immersive because it produces mono audio.
Reliable Bluetooth Connectivity: JBL GO Wireless Speaker offers Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity that supports profiles like A2DP, HFP and HSP. Its range is quite good and you will not face any kind of disconnection problem. There is also a 3.5 mm audio port on it that can be used to connect those devices which do not support wireless connectivity.
Poor Battery Life: I appreciate all the features of this speaker except the battery. The manufacturer promises about 5 hours of power backup on a single charge, but in reality, it hardly makes it to 3 to 4 hours.
- Comes with brand value
- Good build materials are used
- Compact body
- Attractive design
- Produces high-quality audio
- Wired and wireless connectivity
- Inbuilt microphone to receive calls
- Battery life is undesirable
- Single driver unit
Verdict: Although this JBL GO wireless speaker produces amazing audio but an extra driver unit could have made a good difference. I won’t recommend it for long journey as the battery life ends after 3 to 4 hours of performance.
|Dimenions||82.7 x 68.3 x 30.8 mm|
|Total RMS Output||3 Watt|
|Frequency Response Range||180 – 20,000 Hz|
|Connectivity||Aux-in and Bluetooth|
Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker
You may not have heard about the brand Kinivo – not very popular speaker manufacturer in the Indian market. Its product line up in speaker and headphone segment is doing really well. Last year it launched the Kinivo BTX270 Portable Speaker, which is currently one of the best selling speakers at Amazon India. You can grab this device for an amount of just 2499 rupees.
Stereo Audio: The speaker comes with two three Watt driver units that together can produce premium quality audio. Certainly it is capable of creating a bar like musical feel in your room. It generates clear sound with deep bass and sharp treble. The audio does not get distorted even at high volumes. The drivers have got a really less resistance because of which they consume much less power.
Solid Outer Shell: A portable speaker cannot be of any use if it cannot resist small collisions resulting from everyday usage. Fortunately, the manufacturer has used the best quality built materials on this speaker. Another great thing is this Kinivo Bluetooth speaker can easily fit inside the pocket of your trouser. It is not even bigger than the modern day smartphones that come with huge 5.5-inch displays. Moreover, the speaker can be placed anywhere because it gets perfectly balanced on all its sides. The LED indicator on the front will let you know the battery and power status of this device.
Hands-free Calling: You can even receive calls on this device. Its microphone is not that good, but it does get the job done. Like most of the portable speakers of this price range, this product also offers Bluetooth connectivity. Music can be streamed over this technology using the A2DP profile. For greater compatibility, it comes with an inbuilt 3.5 mm aux-in port.
Impressive Battery Performance
The inbuilt battery of this speaker gives about 8 hours of power backup on a single charge. This also means you will not be required to charge it every day.
- Dual speaker units
- Total RMS output of 6 Watts
- Acoustically balanced drivers, which produce deep bass
- Bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity
- Can receive calls
- Durable and attractive body
- Supports apt-X codec
- Good battery life
- Microphone captures bad quality audio
Verdict: Kinivo Wireless Bluetooth speaker is a perfect solution for those users wants the best return for their money. Comparing the price and offered features I won’t hesitate in rating it one Paisa Vasool sound system in the online market. The quality of this device is comparable to some highly priced speakers manufactured by the brands like JBL and Philips. In fact, the apt-X codec support gives this speaker an upper hand over all the competitors.
|Dimenions||15.2 x 4.4 x 5.7 cm|
|Total RMS Output||6 Watt|
|Connectivity||Aux-in and Bluetooth|
Philips BT100W Wireless Portable Speakers
Since the official introduction in Indian market, the Philips BT100W speaker has been one of the best selling portable wireless speakers at online shopping websites like Amazon. The main reason behind this is the product offers really great audio quality and comes with a better build and design than any other speaker in this price segment. Most of the customers we interviewed given positive feedback and were happy with the product performance. User’s positive rating, superb built and impressive loud audio output are some qualities because of which we decided to include it in our list.
Much Unique Form Factor
The design of this speaker really blew my mind. Its outer shell has been designed in a much unique way to give a pleasing appeal to the eyes of users. The driver unit has been placed in vertical position to face the ceiling, so audio does not get muffled or blocked no matter how you orient the speaker. Moreover, this speaker comes in a compact body and is highly portable.
Produces Clear Audio Even At Higher Volumes: One main benefit of this speaker is that it does not produce distorted audio at higher volumes. Its anti-clipping technology ensures that the driver unit generates crispy audio at all the frequencies. The RMS output of two Watts is good when you are alone. However, this audio loudness is definitely not enough for a home party.
Although I do not consider it a disadvantage still some users might feel so. You cannot connect extra speakers to this device directly as there is not audio out port on it.
10 Meters Bluetooth Range: You will be able to pair a smartphone with this speaker from a distance of about 10 meters, which is really a great thing. The transfer of data over Bluetooth connectivity does not get interrupted unless the line of sight gets blocked. The best thing is that users can connect the speaker to any electronic device through the aux-in port. There is also a micro-USB port on the back, but that is only used for charging the built-in battery.
Unfortunately, this speaker does not sport a micro SD card, which can be a disappointing thing for a number of customers.
- Inbuilt microphone
- LED indicator
- Offers about 8 hours of battery life
- Distortion-free audio production
- Wireless connectivity
- Sturdy and compact build
- Call quality is not that great
- No microSD Card slot
- Only 3 Watts of RMS output
Verdict: For the price of 1800 rupees, Philips BT100W speaker comes with many great features. Its sound quality is just amazing. I am sure the users will enjoy listening to loud and clear music from this portable wireless sound solution. However, I would have considered it a complete audio box if the brand Philips had blessed it with a micro SD card slot support.
|Dimenions||63 x 63 x 82 mm|
|Connectivity||Aux-in and Bluetooth|