Top critical review
Average audio quality, looks so good, lacks bass
Reviewed in India on 2 May 2019
I have used Mivi, JBL Go, JBL Micro and currently a Skullcandy Barricade Mini. Here's my review based on that.
# If you keep the speaker idle for some time, less than half an hour, it turns off, really irritating
# You have to disconnect the connected device from device to pair a new phone. If i have a lot of devices used with Mivi, i have check which one is connected now and disconnect from it. Sick, if my friend's phone is connected. I have to check with him again to disconnect. Basically, pairing mode = Speaker ON + No devices connected. In my JBL micro, i can force speaker to pairing mode easily.
# The switches are not placed comfortably, you have to search lot to find the buttons. Troublesome for night owls.
# The status led indicator is located in bottom
# The audio quality is good, but the bass levels are tad poor. You can't feel the music if there is no bass. There is absolutely no punch while playing music. For movies it's ok.
And now the Pros
# Looks so good, design similar to Google home mini, perfect for gifting.
# Light weight, you can attach a carabiner and hang on to the bag (My Skullcandy is too bulky in that regard)
# Audio clarity is good, even though its mostly treble
I haven't tested the water resistivity of the speaker, but the ports seem well guarded. The volumes levels are good enough for a room, but for outdoor ,swimming pools, bike rides etc i recommend a more powerful speaker. And now to those who are planning to buy the speaker based on the other super positive reviews, think twice. You must have noticed the Top reviewer badge against lot of reviews. A lot of reviewers actually get review pieces from sellers and they review it in exchange.