KitSound Hive 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker £24.99 @ Maplin
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KitSound Hive 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker £24.99 @ Maplin

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Found 9th Nov
12W RMS which delivers immense sound with deep bass
• 3.5mm jack port to connect your media players
• Wirelessly connect your devices with the Bluetooth available
• Lightweight and portable - so you can enjoy your music anywhere
• Built-in volume control, hands-free call buttons and microphone
• Manufacturer part number: KSHIVE2BL

10 Comments

Not a good deal. QC on these is terrible and they can regularly be found for under 20 pounds

HalfShark38 m ago

Not a good deal. QC on these is terrible and they can regularly be found …Not a good deal. QC on these is terrible and they can regularly be found for under 20 pounds


Ermmmm 4.5 from 593 comments on Amazon. I think you’re being a bit of a drama queen calling it ‘terrible’. I have one and it performs brilliantly for the price.

I own one of these in white color. terrible speaker as far as money for value is concerned. i paid £20 couple of months ago at HMV. one of my frnd got small Betron for 15 quid from amazon with only 4w output but it sounds far better than mine.

ellbee51 m ago

Ermmmm 4.5 from 593 comments on Amazon. I think you’re being a bit of a d …Ermmmm 4.5 from 593 comments on Amazon. I think you’re being a bit of a drama queen calling it ‘terrible’. I have one and it performs brilliantly for the price.


Or I have one and have experienced much better speakers for the price range such as those from Anker or Betron? No drama here lovely.

I paid £5 for this on a deal off here. Great at that price. Decent speaker. Not worth this sort of money though.

The OP is correct in what Maplin say about the speaker output - but Maplin are wrong, this is NOT a 12 W RMS output speaker

Kit list it as 6+6w, without giving any indication of how that 6 watts is calculated, even in the manual. That nearly always means good old PMPO @10% THD.

If this give out more than 0.5 Watts RMS at less than 1% THD I will eat my hat.

Is it just me, or is everyone trying it on right now; I have found several other big name stores giving out dubious specs on music equipment.

Bought 2 at £17.99 each from Kondor LTD on Ebay last December

Only opened one yet buy I use it every day and I'll never understand how anyone could give negative feedback on this item

I picked up two refurbished from an ebay deal on here a few months ago, I think they were £15 each. I find the sound output quite decent, it's well balanced with fairly acceptable bass (obviously you won't shake the room with the size of the drivers), the treble is never sibilant and the mid-range again is decent enough. A huge improvement over the Hive 1 which a friend has, which is very bass heavy - I suspect some of the negative reviews here are for the Hive 1.

The battery lasts about 8 hours and the NFC (not mentioned by the OP) works flawlessly - there's an NFC tag on the side of the unit and bluetooth connects immediately when you swipe your phone on it. Having compared it to the equivalent Bose model, yes the Bose has infinitely better build quality and I'd say sounds marginally better. But not £100 better.

Heated.

From what I can tell, Kondor LTD (the eBay seller) is KitSound. If you look at their address, it's the same as the registered address for both companies.

I bought a refurbished speaker from eBay and it crackled when it was charging, so I contacted them and I had to send it back with a pre-paid postage label and a replacement was sent out. Customer service, via eBay messaging, was second to none.

At circa £15 for the refurbished unit, it's pretty good value, but at £50 in my local Sainsbury's store, it is poor value for money.

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suchitmehta79th Nov

I own one of these in white color. terrible speaker as far as money for …I own one of these in white color. terrible speaker as far as money for value is concerned. i paid £20 couple of months ago at HMV. one of my frnd got small Betron for 15 quid from amazon with only 4w output but it sounds far better than mine.


I took it back after and going keep the bextron , far better and got a tf reader
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