X-Mi X Mini II 2nd Generation Mini Speaker £12.49 @ Play
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X-Mi X Mini II 2nd Generation Mini Speaker £12.49 @ Play

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Found 1st Mar 2011Made hot 1st Mar 2011
X-Mi X Mini II 2nd Generation Mini Speaker £12.49 @ Play. XMI Singapore presents the all new second generation X-mini capsule speaker, an audio revolution in a box! Retaining the best characteristics of its first generation, the 2nd generation comes packed with vastly improved features & functions that will bring greater audio experience to its user.

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Got an X-mini and bought it for around £11 if my memory treats me right (from Amazon), but I would also pay £12.49 for it.

Is this the 2nd generation of the X-mini, i.e. Xmini II or is this an improved version of the X-Mini II?
Sorry, somewhat confused

I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I thought they might be. I am not knocking them as they do what they should but I think these are a whole lot better, if not quite as portable, for two quid more.

does this work on an iphone please

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fleurdelyes

I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I … I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I thought they might be. I am not knocking them as they do what they should but I think these are a whole lot better, if not quite as portable, for two quid more.


There are bigger and better speakers but I have found the sound fantastic on these and the portability excellent. The charge lasts for ages. I have used them with a stereo splitter and very happy with the sound.

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paultheone

does this work on an iphone please


Yes.

these are fantastic

These are 2n gen and are far
Superior to the 3rd gen

sonofaah

These are 2n gen and are farSuperior to the 3rd gen



3rd???

These are absolutely awesome. Can't imagine how anyone could give these bad feedback?

Best rig ever!

fleurdelyes

I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I … I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I thought they might be. I am not knocking them as they do what they should but I think these are a whole lot better, if not quite as portable, for two quid more.



Yep, gotta echo that statement, I also bought a pair of them when they were last on offer and was some-what disappointed with them. People who raved about them must have some shocking audio/hifi setups tbh.
Admittedly for their size they produce a fairly decent frequency range and handle bass pretty well at lower volumes, however at higher volume they lose a lot of this.
My TDK double CD wallet with built in speakers produces almost as good quality and volume but cost about £5 in comparison, plus these things are gonna be pretty useless in a year or 2 once the internal battery dies!! (I guess you could power them from an external mUSB power pack but that then defeats the object of it being ultra compact/portable)
The TDK speaker/wallet runs on standard cells as should all electrical/electonic devices imho!
Making this slightly bigger and excepting 4 x AAA for example would have been a far better idea imo.

This speakers are banging!! Battery life lasts for aaaaaaages!!! They give out some awesome sound too..Make excellent holiday speakers

For £12 pound if they last me 2 years then im a happy bunny...Rather then stuffing these with AAA batteries and wasting money I would go for these any day...
Edited by: "omer" 1st Mar 2011

Do you guys complaining about these have the new ones that expand out for more bass? I really am the fussiest pain in the ar*e you're ever likely to encounter and I honestly can't fault these at all. There was an older model of these - this is the new model being sold.

http://tech2.in.com/media/images/2009/Feb/img_123152_x-mini.jpg

Expand like so.

fleurdelyes

I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I … I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I thought they might be. I am not knocking them as they do what they should but I think these are a whole lot better, if not quite as portable, for two quid more.



They suffer from setting expectations too high, but are actually very good IMHO. Their key is the combination of being self powered (rechargeable battery built in), and very small (suitable for travel), and inexpensive. If you don't need all that there are, of course, other products with other combinations of features that may sound better.

These things are brilliant, the battery lasts forever and the sound (if not limited by your source) is incredibly loud for the size.

One thing I would say though...not sure this is a hot deal. They're always this price, have been for a long time.

I have 2 of these for my ipood touch and they are great. Sure, they're not going to replace a dedicated system but when you're on the road or don't have money/room for a better set up they're brilliant.

As other people mention a charge lasts ages (easily 30+ hrs) and the charge holds for weeks as well When not used.

Been around this price on and off for a year and well worth it imho.

dean_brfc

These things are brilliant, the battery lasts forever and the sound (if … These things are brilliant, the battery lasts forever and the sound (if not limited by your source) is incredibly loud for the size.One thing I would say though...not sure this is a hot deal. They're always this price, have been for a long time.



Spot on. £12.99 for agessss. 48p worth of savings though I guess?

if you buy these I recommend you buy at least two cos one on it's own even if you're suing them in mono don't sounds anywhere near good as two. but ideally you want to split the speakers and have true stereo

I need new glasses, I thought this was a set of pans from the pic (_;)

Bought it for 12.99, 2 weeks ago. As small speakers go its very good, but I was hoping for better from the hundreds of 5* reviews, maybe that's just me wanting to much.

willgimmence

Do you guys complaining about these have the new ones that expand out for … Do you guys complaining about these have the new ones that expand out for more bass? I really am the fussiest pain in the ar*e you're ever likely to encounter and I honestly can't fault these at all. There was an older model of these - this is the new model being sold.



Yes, I have the Red coned ones that expand out.
As for the person saying that they are happy with it only lasting a year or 2 (this WILL depend on usage and how well you look after the inbuilt cells), how is putting in rechargeable AAA wasting money in the long run ???? Speakers with well built matched amps should last 8-10 years easily provided they are physically looked after!

I'm just getting sick and tired of manufacturers deliberately locking in the rechargeable batteries so as to guarantee not to distant future sales for themselves. Perfectly good stuff is getting chucked away into landfill because greedy company's only care about making devices that see out their warranty obligation!

You wouldn't buy a laptop that would have to be binned or sent to a professional at huge expense after a year once the cells have depleted? Why is a iPhone,Mp4 Player, iPad, electronic device...etc any different, I blame Apple for starting this shameful greedy nonsense, it should be illegal!!

/rant lol
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 1st Mar 2011

These are really loud for the size! awesome deal

I'm sure when i passed whsmiths on saturday they had them advertised in the window for £11ish?
I got one from play in december for this price.
Excellent bit of kit.

i have one of these speakers, the sound is quite loud but it is mono and only the left (or right) channel comes out. so for example with music where the drums are on one side and the vocals on the other, i'll only get the drums.

are all of these like this or is it just mine broke?

(bought for 12.99 about 18 months ago, so this isn't that great a deal)

willgimmence

These are absolutely awesome. Can't imagine how anyone could give these … These are absolutely awesome. Can't imagine how anyone could give these bad feedback?



We have 4, and we love em!!! Amazing !

heat added.

this is a normal price for play.com and they frequently go down to £10.99. cold from me am afraid

Zer0

Bought it for 12.99, 2 weeks ago. As small speakers go its very good, but … Bought it for 12.99, 2 weeks ago. As small speakers go its very good, but I was hoping for better from the hundreds of 5* reviews, maybe that's just me wanting to much.


What did you plug it into?

I was a bit disappointed with how loud they were on my Creative Zen mp3 player after reading the reviews. Then I plugged it into my mates laptop and it was LOUD. The source makes an enormous amount of difference.

awesome speakers!!

fredsinclair

i have one of these speakers, the sound is quite loud but it is mono and … i have one of these speakers, the sound is quite loud but it is mono and only the left (or right) channel comes out. so for example with music where the drums are on one side and the vocals on the other, i'll only get the drums. are all of these like this or is it just mine broke? Sounds broke to me ;)(bought for 12.99 about 18 months ago, so this isn't that great a deal)

I've purchased two of these in the past and both have broke. One lasted for 6 months and the 2nd barely made it to two.

They are cheap and sound great but longevity wise not the best.

had mine 2 years - perfect - quality superb

since owning everyone that heard them have bought them...

Leftfield_2k2

I'm just getting sick and tired of manufacturers deliberately locking in … I'm just getting sick and tired of manufacturers deliberately locking in the rechargeable batteries so as to guarantee not to distant future sales for themselves. Perfectly good stuff is getting chucked away into landfill because greedy company's only care about making devices that see out their warranty obligation!



it's already a requirement for mobile phones to charge over micro-usb. i can see user replaceable batteries becoming EU law too - i'd support that.
having said that, at this price, i doubt many people care.

anyway i have one of these it's great for the size and price. i also have a nice hifi setup so i'm kind of an audiophile aswell..
Edited by: "Smiff" 1st Mar 2011

fleurdelyes

I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I … I purchased a pair of these and to be honest they aren't as good as I thought they might be. I am not knocking them as they do what they should but I think these are a whole lot better, if not quite as portable, for two quid more.



self confessed audiophile; I can honestly say that these way exceeded my expectations for the size.

Ps the speakers in your link are 2.1 pc speakers, i'd love to know how they are portable.

Leftfield_2k2

Yep, gotta echo that statement, I also bought a pair of them when they … Yep, gotta echo that statement, I also bought a pair of them when they were last on offer and was some-what disappointed with them. People who raved about them must have some shocking audio/hifi setups tbh. Admittedly for their size they produce a fairly decent frequency range and handle bass pretty well at lower volumes, however at higher volume they lose a lot of this.My TDK double CD wallet with built in speakers produces almost as good quality and volume but cost about £5 in comparison, plus these things are gonna be pretty useless in a year or 2 once the internal battery dies!! (I guess you could power them from an external mUSB power pack but that then defeats the object of it being ultra compact/portable)The TDK speaker/wallet runs on standard cells as should all electrical/electonic devices imho!Making this slightly bigger and excepting 4 x AAA for example would have been a far better idea imo.



The TDK CD wallet speaker are great! I got the single CD version as a gift when I brought some CD-Rs back in the days. Anyone know if they are selling it anywhere?

Wibbly

They suffer from setting expectations too high, but are actually very … They suffer from setting expectations too high, but are actually very good IMHO. Their key is the combination of being self powered (rechargeable battery built in), and very small (suitable for travel), and inexpensive. If you don't need all that there are, of course, other products with other combinations of features that may sound better.



Couldn't agree more with this.

I bought one just after christmas for £12.99 and as soon as I played it my face just lit up! These things put out incredible sound for the size! I bought another within 5 mins of opening the first as I thought these would work great for the laptop and was curious how the chaining worked. Also my parents purchased one as well to take on their holidays, genius! With two of them if you turn them down to about 3 quarters volume they sound amazingly clear and it doesnt overload the bass on any heavier tracks. This also stops them from bouncing around the table! Honestly these will bounce everywhere when on full whack!

But yeah, as far as small speakers go you will not find a better quality speaker for the price. There is no other speaker that can compete with this in the portable speaker range in terms of price/quality of sound. NO BRAINER!
Edited by: "Dannyb026" 1st Mar 2011

Great product, but typical price.

I've had mine for over 12 months and the battery still lasts ridiculously long, so I don't know why some are saying you'll only get 1-2 years use out of it.

deeinlondon

if you buy these I recommend you buy at least two cos one on it's own … if you buy these I recommend you buy at least two cos one on it's own even if you're suing them in mono don't sounds anywhere near good as two. but ideally you want to split the speakers and have true stereo



Can you give me a link to the splitter you used to get true stereo?
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