Jaybird X3 Review

The Jaybird family of wireless sports buds, I first knew about them when I first tested and reviewed the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds a few months back. Once I put it on, did a review on it, my view was that Jaybird family had excellent wireless sports buds, in both aesthetic design and excellent sound quality system.

When the Jaybird X3 wireless sports headphones arrived in Singapore, I had an opportunity to review them and I was excited since I reviewed the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds!

Upon opening up the Jaybird X3 wireless headphones, I spotted something different in their packaging. The silicone ear fins were already attached nicely inside the box, helping users who might be confused initially on how to attach the silicone ear fins properly onto the Jaybird wireless buds!

First and foremost, let me share my thoughts and views on the aesthetics of the Jaybird X3 wireless sports headphones before sharing on the sound quality and standards of the Jaybird X3 wireless headphones.

Tough and durable material

When I opened up the Jaybird X3 box and took out the earphones, I had a feel of the material and its built quality. It’s made of tough and durable (high quality plastic) material that can withstand the rugged outdoor conditions and handling lots of sweat during intensive exercise, thanks to the hydrophobic nano coating.

Silicone ear fins

In my personal humble opinion, the silicone ear fins are another feature that makes the Jaybird X3 wireless earphones unique. For a start, users might take some time before they get used to the design and fit inside the ear. You can choose to wear your Jaybird Freedom over-ear sport-fit with fins or over-ear sport-fit without fins or under-ear with fins or under-ear without fins. It’s your personal choice whether you want to have the ear-fins or without ear-fins. There are 4 different ear fins sizes (XS, S, M, L) inside the package and they fit in nicely for sporty/outdoors lifestyle e.g. running, biking, trekking.

Silicone ear tips and Comply ear tips

There are 2 types of ear tips, they come in 3 different sizes for each type of ear tips, to suit your needs and requirements.

Cable

The length of the Jaybird X3 wireless earphones cable is pretty good in my opinion, not too long in length if not it would dangle down and get caught on to other objects. There are cord clips available to shorten the cable behind the neck, you can adjust the length to your liking and preference. Jaybird also gives customers another additional accessory option, a shirt clip is inside the package, that allows the user to attach the cable to their shirt, ideal when going for sports/outdoor activities.

Comfort, Fitting and Balance

The micro-size and secure fit design of the Jaybird X3 make this wireless buds a well balanced, lightweight and tight (yet comfortable) fitting earphones for the avid sports or outdoor adventure user. Users do not need to worry too much on the Jaybird X3 dropping out from the ears or feeling imbalanced because these 2 factors had been taken care of in this Jaybird X3 design.

Bluetooth connection

The bluetooth connection between the earphones and devices are smooth, easy to setup and connect.

Battery life

The battery life of the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds is 8 hours and this would be ideal for extended training sessions, outdoor activities and even doing long distance runs.

MySound App

This app is a perfect complement for your Jaybird wireless headphones, the features, functionalities and capabilities of the Jaybird X3 can be utilised and customised to your music/listening needs/preferences. If you are an owner of a Jaybird wireless buds, you have to download and use it!

  • Nice and easy to user user interface
  • Presets available for you to choose and add to the app dashboard
  • Customise your own preset
  • Battery life indicator on app

Sound

Finally, the segment on the sound quality of the Jaybird X3 wireless sports earphones. The design and aesthetics of the Jaybird X3 are really good, well thought out, planned and designed. The next key factor for any earphones review will be on the sound quality.

The pair of Jaybird X3 have enhanced 6mm speaker drivers, giving users a larger sound that can be felt through stronger and sharper bass levels. Some might like it strong and enhanced, some users might not, it’s a personal preference. The treble produced by the Jaybird X3 is clear and strong. Do take note that the Jaybird X3 wireless buds snug into your ears more closely and firmer, thus the user might feel a bit more “overwhelmed” due to the enhanced and more powerful 6mm speaker drivers. Based on your own listening preferences, you can make adjustments on the MySound App, tune it to your own liking and preference.

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be audiophile expert or musician, I like listening to music, bringing along for my runs and exercises or traveling between locations.

Final Thoughts and Views

The Jaybird X3 wireless headphones is not just ideal for active sports users, it’s highly suitable and highly recommended for users into extreme sports and outdoor action (Jaybird X3 is tough and rugged!). If you fit into either or both categories, I highly recommend the Jaybird X3, the durability and pretty good sound quality packed inside this pair of wireless headphones.

* I would like to thank Logitech Singapore for the opportunity to review the Jaybird X3 wireless sports headphones *

Ultimate Ears Brings Music to Life

Ultimate Ears recently launched “Bring Music To Life”, a new global brand campaign celebrating the power of music and how they transform things/people.

For fans of Ultimate Ears, an award winning wireless Bluetooth speakers, there are three bold and creative original illustrations coming to life on the Ultimate Ears by internationally renowned graffiti duo Bicicleta Sam Freio. This campaign brings together music and art to the Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speakers.

Keep a lookout for this global campaign!

“Music has the power to enhance, energize and connect people, and you feel this whenever you turn the speaker on,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN & India Region and Vice President at Logitech. “The belief that you can spontaneously transform any moment with music – anytime, anywhere – is at the heart of every experience from Ultimate Ears. We don’t just make speakers, we bring music to life.”

New limited edition Second Street Collection

Fans of Ultimate Ears, take note! The newest limited edition Second Street Collection is here!

The Second Street Collection will launch globally with eight new patterns and colours for Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.

  • Cityscape and Urban Zebra showcase bold geometrics and stark, graphic patterns in neutral tones inspired by the monolithic structures in the urban landscape.
  • After Hours and Marina embody a classic palette of red and blue turned up to an electrifying intensity.
  • Midnight Garden, Stone, Cashmere and Lilac feature soft, warm and vaguely luminous tones inspired by the hazy light of spring.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Second Street Collection from Ultimate Ears is expected to be available in select countries globally beginning in June 2017 for suggested retail prices of SGD $249.00 for BOOM 2 and SGD $399.00 for MEGABOOM. Pattern and colour availability will vary by country.

    For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

    * Information and pictures courtesy of Ultimate Ears and SPRG *

Onkyo DP-X1A portable music player

The Onkyo DP-X1A portable music player was one of the three new audio products introduced in March 2017. During a recent Onkyo event, I had the opportunity to view, feel, touch and listen to the new Onkyo audio products in action. For this article post, I would be sharing information and details on the Onkyo DP-X1A.

The Onkyo DP-X1A is a small, handy, pocket sized portable music player, aesthetically speaking, it doesn’t look fanciful, yet it is packed with some pretty powerful technical specifications and capabilities. Pair the Onkyo DP-X1A with a good headphone, the music lover in you would love this combination, a high quality portable audio sound system.

When I listened to music using the Onkyo DP-X1A with Sennheiser headphones, the listening experience was really good. The sound was excellent, sharp and clear. There is also a function inside the Onkyo DP-X1A that allows the user to change preset EQ, featured EQ or personalised EQ settings. This feature is something that I like and my personal opinion is that this feature can allow the music player and headphones to excel even better.

I would also be sharing on the technical aspects of the Onkyo DP-X1A for those serious and technically inclined music fans out there.

Let me share with you the information and details of the Onkyo DP-X1A from the press release information below –

As more Hi-Res audio titles become available in formats like DSD, FLAC, WAV, and MQA, there is a greater prevalence for player devices that support them and the desire to get closer to the source audio has grown, driving users toward balanced output and the use of more exotic parts to drive that sound. And with the advent of video and audio streaming, it has become easier to enjoy music on a more personalized level.

The “DP-X1A” supports up to DSD 11.2MHz, FLAC/WAV up to 384kHz/24 bit, and the latest MQA technology, fully balanced circuit design from the DACs to its output. Based on Android OS, and with built in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi, the “DP-X1A” portable digital audio player can connect to a plethora of peripherals.

We have poured our years of experience in audio components into the “DP-X1A”. Incorporating a pair of ESS Technology’s SABRE DACs, connected to a 2.5mm 4 pole balanced output. The balanced circuitry allows for the conventional BTL drive, and the more esoteric ACG (Active Control GND) allowing for greater stability and clear soundstage. Overall, the circuitry design prioritized the elimination of noise entering the audio signal via extensive management of grounding and cleaning of power supply, allowing for not only Hi-Res music to sound great, but elevating the sound quality of compressed audio as well.

With internal memory of 64GBs and 2 microSD card slots, up to 464GB of storage is available for all forms of entertainment. The class leading 4.7inch GorillaGlass touch screen and access to GooglePlayTM allow for app support beyond what is preloaded, such as music and video streaming services and games. Using the preloaded OnkyoMusic app, downloading High Res Audio files can be done without the need of a PC.

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  • Designed to make the high res audio music shine

With playback support of up to DSD 11.2MHz, 384kHz/24 bit FLAC/WAV files, the “DP-X1A” was designed to bring out the best in your music.

  • Featuring dual ESS Technology SABRE DAC “ES9018K2M” and SABRE “9601K”amps for the highest possible sound quality and wide sound stage.
  • Along with standard BTL balance circuitry, Active Control GND allows the two DAC outputs to work in tandem for L-GND/R-GND “0V” lock to eliminate any distortion, broadening the sound stage while remaining clear.
  • Completely separated DAC/AMP and CPU circuit board allow for the audio circuitry to isolate digital noise effects from the Android board to the audio circuits.
  • Each device is separated into a block with its own independent power circuitry, allowing for close looped circuit design, allowing for the individual blocks to maintain separation from one another, keeping noise from entering the audio signal.
  • DAC local power uses Nippon Chemicon “MELODIO” series based custom audio grade capacitors for improved audio quality.
  • 3 times the capacity available allows for greater power stability
  • Low ESR, ESL allows for near instantaneous power with little fluctuation or noise
  • Purpose built lead wires are excellent at absorbing noise allowing for further speed up of digital signals
  • Robust build against swings in temperature
  • Low noise LDOs paired with each audio IC to limit noise
  • Vishay resistors incorporated in unbalanced and balanced output circuit patterns
  • Re-optimized circuit pattern for low impedance circuit board allows for smooth audio signal transfer.
  • Limit the entry of noise by consolidating the analog circuits close to the headphone jacks and distancing the switching power supply as physically possible within the body.
  • Isolated, and for an extra measure of protection from noise, independent local power supplies, closed loop circuit design, and board design tuned to the micron to eliminate grounding issues, all to keep noise from occurring, and what noise occurs, isolated from the audio circuitry.
  • Fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU for snappy operation of apps and music playback 
  • Multiple connectivity methods with high quality audio outputs and wireless functionality
    • Balanced output, digital output through Micro USB/OTG*1 support allows for both high quality output via the headphone jack and peripheral
    • The 2.5mm 4 pole balanced headphone(BTL balance mode/Active Control GND mode/Line out mode) allows for different kinds of high resolution sound depending on preference.
    • 5mm stereo mini output (w/Line out mode).
    • Micro USB/OTG digital output supports up to DSD 11.2MHz and 384kHz/24bit (DoP/Direct Transfer/PCM conversion).
    • WiFi, WiFi Direct, and Bluetooth® with apt-X for high quality wireless streaming.*2

     

  • Freedom of Google Play

    Access to Google Play will open the capabilities of the DP-X1A beyond what’s built in,*5 like streaming music, video, and games.*3

  • “MQA” audio support
  • Support for up to 464GB(64GB internal + dual microSD)
  • Direct download of music from OnkyoMusic service without the need of a PC
  • 6 built in sound adjustment (Lock range adjust, digital filter, up sampling to 384kHz, Realtime DSD conversion to 5.6MHz, High Precision EQ, Featured EQ)
  • Innovative new GUI with flick transport control (playback, track advance) circular progress bar and physical buttons for all transport controls for “no look” operation, and standard full album artwork playback modes available.
  • Easy music file transfers from your Mac or PC to the player “X-DAP link” *4
  •  Volume knob with 161 step positions for fine granular control
  • User selectable volume knob lock when screen is turned off
  • Wide range gain setting to accommodate wide range of headphones (Low2/Low1/Normal/High)
  • Rigid machined aluminum body design
  • Custom case “DPA-PUX1” option available

    *1 OnTheGo host function requires compatible cable(sold separately)

    *2 Compatible hardware required. Depending on Wi-Fi network speed, high res audio playback may be intermittent.

    *3 Apps that require GPS, camera, gyro-sensor may not function properly.

    *4 Available on website(Mac OS10.10, 10.11, Windows 7,8,10/ 32 & 64 bit)

    [Specifications]

    Operating System Android OS 5.1
    APU Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 2.2GHz
    Display 4.7 inch capacitive touch screen(720 x 1280)
    Internal Storage 64 GB(including OS system)
    Expansion port micro SD x 2(SDXC)
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/ g/ n/ac??Wi-Fi direct / WPS?
    Bluetooth® support Profile: A2DP/ AVRCP/ HSP/ OPP/ HID/ PAN

    Codec: SBC/apt-X Low Latency (Transmit only)

    Supported Audio format DSD(DSF/DSD-IFF)/ FLAC/ ALAC/ WAV/ AIFF/ MQA/ Ogg-Vorbis/ MP3/ AAC
    Sampling rate and bits

     

    44.1k/ 48k/ 88.2k/ 96k/ 176.4k/ 192k/ 352.8k/ 384k

    16bit/ 24bit   (32bit float/integer will downcovert to 24bit)

    Supported playlist formats M3U/ PLS/ WPL
    Supported video codecs H.263/ H.264 AVC/ H.265 HEVC/ MPEG-4 SP/ VP8/ VP9
    Supported image formats JPEG/ GIF/ PNG/ BMP/ WebP
    Output 75 mW + 75 mW     Unbalanced

    150 mW + 150 mW   Balanced

     

    Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 0.006 %
    S/N ratio Over 115 dB
    Frequency Response 20 Hz – 80,000 Hz
    Impedance 16 – 300 ?(Unbalanced) 32 – 600 ?(Balanced)
    I/O ports 2.5 mm 4 pole Balance headphone output (From tip R-/R+ /L+ L-)

    3.5 mm 3 pole headphone output (Line out mode)(no microphone support)

    Micro USB /OTG output (for charging and data transfer)

    Gain Low2/ Low1/ Normal/ High
    Battery life 16 h (96kHz/24bit Audio unbalanced playback)
    Dimensions (HxWxD)mm 128.9 x 75.9 x 12.7 mm
    Weight (g) 205 g
    Language support Japanese/English/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Chinese(simplified)/

    Chinese(traditional)

    Accessories Screen protect sheet(affixed as factory default), Micro USB cable(1m)

    Pricing

  • The Onkyo DP-X1A is retailing at all authorized retailers at $999. 
  • * Information and pictures courtesy of Hwee Seng Electronics and Brand Cellar *

Ultimate Ears Now Lets You Say It to Play It!

Good news for Ultimate Ears fans who own or planning to buy portable music players UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM! Now you can speak up and use your voice on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM! I shared about UE MEGABOOM previously and did a review on the UE MEGABOOM too!

Let me share with you more information on the new voice integration feature by Ultimate Ears for the UE MEGABOOM and UE BOOM 2 from the press release information below –

Ultimate Ears wants you to speak up and use your voice by introducing Siri® and Google Now™ voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM. Now, music fans can simply say it to play it, allowing them to stay connected in the moment by providing faster, easier access to their music using Siri and Google Now voice directly from their Ultimate Ears speakers. The new push-to-talk feature brings even more convenience to UE’s award winning on-the-go Bluetooth® speakers.

From cliff to cave, Ultimate Ears’ speakers are meant to be with you, wherever, whenever. They’re waterproof (IPX7), rugged and blast incredible 360-degree sound. This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all.

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“Music lovers can now truly stay in the moment, playing their favorite song from the middle of the pool or even while diving off a cliff with their UE speaker in hand,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “No matter how wet, muddy or wild the situation, with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM, fans no longer need to pick up their phone to play DJ. Now, they can just say it to play it.”

Gone are the days of hunting down your favorite song on your phone as this new voice integration provides access to tunes in just a couple of seconds. Through a quick push of the Bluetooth button and a simple voice request, you can quickly get the party started and never miss a beat.

Pricing and Availability

Siri and Google Now voice integration is available on UE BOOM 2 ($319.00) and UE MEGABOOM ($399.00) through the free UE BOOM and UE MEGABOOM apps. The app enhancement is available through the iOS® and Android™ app stores on June 22. Speakers are sold separately. For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Beats Pill+

The world of portable music players today have provided music lovers with a lot more choices to bring it out for outings and gatherings, to share their music with the family, loved ones and friends. Let me introduce you to Beats Pill+, the latest wireless Bluetooth speaker by Beats Electronics from the press release information –

Beats Electronics added the Beats Pill+ speaker to its series of audio products available in Singapore, the latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio of exceptional wireless, Bluetooth products. The Beats Pill+ sets a new standard for quality and design within the burgeoning portable speaker market and reinforces the company’s commitment to innovation and function, and most importantly, a premium sound experience for music fans.

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Introducing The New Beats Pill+ Speaker

Sound – The Beats Pill+ is slightly larger than the original Beats Pill speaker, allowing for a bigger and fuller sound. The stereo active 2-way crossover system creates an optimized sound field for dynamic range and clarity across all genres of music. Tweeter and woofer separation uses the same acoustic mechanics found in professional recording studios around the world.

Design – With its clean and sophisticated design, the Beats Pill+ speaker looks as good as it sounds. Compact and durable enough to throw in your bag, the Beats Pill+ is designed to go wherever you do. Convenient button controls are now at the top of the speaker so you can manage your music with ease.

Power management – The Beats Pillspeaker has a 12-hour battery life to stay charged on the go. The lightning cable and power supply provide a quick full charge in just 3 hours. Keep track of your power levels with the fuel gauge so you always know how much battery is left and use the USB port to charge out.

Additionally, Beats today announced the Beats Pill+ app for iOS or Android devices that provides added features and functionality, and allows you to manage your speaker straight from your fingertips. Using the intuitive interface, you can toggle between different modes of play with a simple tap or allow a friend to simultaneously pair to your speaker.

Features available through the Beats Pillapp include:

  • DJ THE PLAYLIST: Grab a friend and control the music from two Bluetooth sources.
  • AMPLIFY YOUR SOUND: Add a second Beats Pill+speaker into the mix and simultaneously play from both speakers for a sound that’s twice as full.
  • PUT IT IN STEREO:Sync two Beats Pillspeakers together for dedicated left and right playback and an even more dynamic sound experience.

The new Beats Pill+ in Black retails for S$348.00 and is now available for purchase in Singapore at all authorized Beats retailers in Singapore.

*Information and picture courtesy of Beats Electronics and Brand Cellar*

UE Roll Review

The Ultimate Ears UE ROLL was recently introduced in an earlier post on my site here. During a recently Logitech Singapore event, I had a short hands on with it on the capabilities of the UE ROLL and decided to take it for a short testing and do a review of the UE ROLL.

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During the event, I had a first hand look at how the UE ROLL reacted when it was placed inside a water tank filled with water. While I can’t hear the music when it was submerged, we can see the vibrations coming out from the UE ROLL because the music was still playing! Yes, it’s amazing and the UE ROLL is a portable and versatile portable speaker for your outdoor activities, you can bring it swimming or to the great outdoors!

When I tested the UE ROLL at home, it provided me with a nice set of music speakers for my home usage. Here are my thoughts and views of the UE ROLL

Pros

  • Bright, colourful and vibrant
  • Lightweight and easy to carry around in your bag
  • An elastic cord for you to hook up the UE ROLL to your bag or yourself and carry the UE ROLL around
  • Pretty nice bass sound
  • Sturdy and well built
  • Pair it with another UE ROLL and it becomes a good two speakers system
  • Ideal for use in your home and outdoors, parties and events.
  • Dedicated smartphone app to connect/pair up/control a (single/duo) UE ROLL

Cons

  • The shape and design of UE ROLL is interesting yet odd, some may like this unique shape and design, some may not like it.

If you are looking for a trendy and colourful portable wireless music speaker that is not too heavy, I would like to recommend the UE ROLL to you and take a look!

* I would like to thank Logitech Singapore and SPRG for the opportunity to review the UE ROLL *

UE MEGABOOM Speaker by Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears recently added a new generation portable wireless speaker to their multi-award winning family of mobile speakers with the UE MEGABOOM, that delivers more power, more sound, more bass and more mayhem that you ever experienced before in a portable speaker.

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Let me share with you the key details and information for the UE MEGABOOM

Product Description

UE MEGABOOM by Ultimate Ears is a portable wireless speaker on steroids; it blasts freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass, everywhere you go. It has a waterproof (IPX7 certified) grab-and-go shape that is shockingly light. Take advantage of its long battery life and extended wireless range to start a party wherever, whenever you want.

Key Features

? Freakishly amazing sound: UE MEGABOOM blasts 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass. Designed to incite epic parties, you can wirelessly Double Up with a second UE MEGABOOM or UE BOOM and take your party to the next level.

? Musical mayhem on the go: UE MEGABOOM has a waterproof (IPX7 certified) grab-and-go shape that is surprisingly light at less than two pounds. Whether you’re dancing in the rain, barreling down a mountain on your bike or just causing mischief with friends, its durability and easy portability make it as spontaneous as you let it be.

? Designed for the next adventure: With a 100-foot Bluetooth® range, a 20-hour battery life*, and ultra-fast micro USB charging, UE MEGABOOM is designed to make your musical adventures both awesome and easy.

? In control with the app: Download the free UE MEGABOOM app for iOS® or Android™ to unlock an expanding set of cool features, such as a musical alarm, fully customizable sound and remote On/Off.

? The speaker of tomorrow: UE MEGABOOM gets better all the time through wireless, over-the-air speaker updates and app updates. No cords to connect – it just gets smarter.

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System Requirements

? Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart® wireless audio profile (A2DP) or 3.5 mm audio output

Product Specifications

? Dimensions: 8.9 inches

– Height: 8.3 inches

– Diameter: 3.3 inches

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Pricing and Availability

UE MEGABOOM is expected to be available in Singapore in July 2015, for a suggested retail price of $399.00. For more information, please visit http://www.ultimateears.com/en-sg/.

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker Review

The Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker was recently launched and I shared in an earlier post here on my website. I was given the opportunity to review the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker and I would like to share my experiences and thoughts on the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker.

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Before that, let me give you a recap of the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker Key Features

  • Powerful sound: Discover surprisingly powerful sound with the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker. It delivers a deep and precise bass response, and detailed mid- and high-range sound.
  • Wireless freedom: Taking advantage of Bluetooth technology, you don’t have to worry about annoying cords or docks. You can wirelessly connect and play up to 30 feet away.**
  • Calls and Control: This speaker delivers a simple, intuitive user experience, letting you adjust volume and manage phone calls from your device, with ease.
  • Designed for performance: This mobile speaker is designed for wide-range sound. The drivers are positioned facing upward and out, for a more expansive sound spectrum.
  • Extended playtime: Enjoy up to five hours of continuous play without recharging. Recharge the built-in lithium-ion battery with the convenience of the included micro-USB cable and keep dancing.

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Here are my thoughts and experiences on the Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Colourful and trendy
  • Interesting angled design to produce the surround sound system from the Logitech X300 speaker
  • Easy to use and pair up via Bluetooth

Cons

  • The bass is not really that strong and powerful

At a suggested retail price of SGD $99, it’s a value for money portable wireless surround sound stereo speaker that you can bring out in your bag for leisure use and even office usage, that you can consider getting it!

* I would like to thank Logitech Singapore and SPRG for the loan review opportunity! *

UE Mini Boom Review

Ultimate Ears recently introduced the UE Mini Boom, a major upgrade to the popular Logitech UE Mobile Boombox. The UE Mini Boom is a small, yet stylish, colourful and powerful portable speaker.

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With a battery that lasts up to 10 hours, simple controls and Bluetooth® connectivity, the UE MINI BOOM is the perfect music companion, whether you’re streaming music videos, hanging out with friends or travelling. It streams big sound from any Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 50 feet away, and with such huge sound, you’ll need the extra distance. Thanks to its convenient micro-USB charger, it’s easy to find a charge for your UE MINI BOOM almost anywhere. Plus, you can wirelessly pair two UE MINI BOOM speakers together after downloading the free UE MINI BOOM app (available for iOS™ and Android™) to double the sound.

Key Facts

Wireless Capabilities

  • Pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Connect to one or two devices at the same time
  • Wireless range of play up to 50 feet

Audio

  • Maximum sound level: 86 dB
  • Frequency range: 130Hz to 20kHz
  • Drivers: Two 1.5-inch full range drivers; one 3-inch x 1.5-inch passive radiator

Power

  • Micro USB rechargeable battery, with up to 10 hours of battery life between charges

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 11.1 cm X 6.7 cm X 6.1 cm
  • Weight: 301g

Compatibility for Audio Playback

  • Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output

Compatibility for Phone Calls

  • Phones that support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP1.5)

Colour Availability

  • Black
  • Red
  • Yellow

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

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I had a chance to review the UE Mini Boom recently and I had a fun time with the UE Mini Boom, here are my thoughts on the UE Mini Boom

Thoughts on the UE Mini Boom

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to setup and pair
  • Battery life indicator on iPhone 5
  • Nice bass for its size and package
  • Small and compact size to bring out for outings/gatherings
  • UE Mini Boom App has a nice interface and informative
  • Nice to have a pair of UE Mini Boom to play and give you surround sound music with Stereo
  • Quite easy to pair with my MBP and become my external speaker.

Pricing and Availability

The UE MINI BOOM is available in Singapore for a suggested retail price of SGD129.00. For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com.

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The UE Mini Boom is definitely a good consideration for your powerful portable personal speaker that you can bring out during outings or to put in your office. Do check out Ultimate Ears website for more details on the UE Mini Boom!

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore and SPRG for the UE Mini Boom review opportunity.

* Information and details courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *