My laptop has tinny sound. That’s horrible because when I find a funny YouTube video and share it with people nearby, they totally miss out on the punch line. That’s why I decided to look for a portable speaker that will give me decent audio (bawal ang lata!) for a good price. I knew I’d have to go well over CD-R King prices, but for the sake of my social life, I was willing to make the investment.
I did my research online. After days of due diligence, I decided to go for the cheapest variant of the X-mini, the X-mini v1.1:
The X-mini v1.1 fit my requirements for volume, portability, and price. It has very loud sound for such a little thing. You don’t need to plug it into a socket, since it has an internal battery which you can charge. Great for a laptop and a portable music player! I got it for Php990 at Hello—three times the price of a pair of computer speakers at CD-R King, but hey, I’m happy because I got the quality I paid for.
The X-mini v1.1 opens up to expand and expose the diaphragm.
The X-mini v1.1 has a short 3.5 mm stereo cable that tucks neatly underneath the unit.
Ports and controls are at the bottom area of the X-mini v1.1.
What I find most interesting is the X-mini’s buddy jack. It allows you to plug another audio output device into the X-mini, which means you can string a series of X-minis to get really LOUD sound!
Of course, you can use the buddy jack to plug in a pair of headphones, and you’d hear audio through both the headphones and the speaker. I just don’t know why you’d want to do that 😀
Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase. The X-mini v1.1 fulfilled my requirements perfectly.