Music in the palm of your hand…Matrix portable speakers impress!
When I first got the Matrix Audio nrg and One speakers I admit I was a bit skeptical. They are little plastic balls not much bigger than a golf ball..what kind of sound am I going to get from these little gadgets.
Let’s start with the plug-in unit..the nrg..it weighs nothing and comes with a charger and a USB cable. The speaker also has a hidden audio cable with a 3.5mm plug tucked away in the bottom. Here are the specs as put forward by Matrix Audio.
- Patented Xcavated Bass Amplifier(XBA)
- Embedded universal 3.5mm auxiliary input compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone and most other portable audio devices/phones.
- Powerful 40mm drivers and 3 watts output
- Patented buddy system enables users to attach multiple speakers for extra oooomph.
- Built in rechargeable battery delivers up to 14 hours playback.
The nrg was charged when I got it so I gave it a twist to extend the driver and plugged it in to my iPhone..not thinking to turn down the volume..the little speaker nearly blew me across the room it was so loud. I couldn’t believe the sound that came out of that little ball. Once I settled down the volume settings I was quite amazed at the quality of the audio good highs and treble and while not table thumping surprisingly good bass..enough for a very pleasant audio experience.
- Patented Xcavated Bass Amplifier (XBA)
- Powerful 45mm drivers and 3.5 watts output
- Simple bluetooth pairing with range up to 10 meters.
- Pick up and answer calls right off of the speaker.
- Change tracks and control volume on the speaker.
- Universal 3.5mm auxiliary input compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone and most other portable audio devices/cell phones.
- Built in rechargeable battery delivers up to 14 hours playback..
The One was also charged so I tried pairing it with several devices..a HTC One s, and old HTC Desire, Google Nexus 7, iPhone and iPad..it was a snap on all the devices. This time I made sure the volume was set properly before turning it on. Again, I was impressed good sound with decent bass and plenty of volume. The speakerphone function when connected to a Bluetooth phone is a terrific bonus. perfect for the office..background music and a speakerphone to boot.
The Matrix Audio nrg and One are great little personal speakers..at least as good as some that sell for more than twice the price..They are perfect for the dorm, beach or patio. While they can punch out the volume I wouldn’t recommend them for a noisy party..they are after all personal speakers and really easy to use…check out this video.
These little gems are nicely priced at $29.99 for the nrg in 7 cool colours and $79.99 for the One in 4 colours.
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