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Wednesday
Jul092014

Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review

This is the first of my reviews on what I would consider to be compact wireless speakers from Kinivo. I am starting off with the Kinivo BTX270's but hope to follow up this review with another teo separate reviews on similar products from Kinivo: The Kinivo BTX350's and the Kinivo BTX450's. If you have not already watched my other two previous Kinivo product reviews then make sure to check them out:

So getting back to the Kinivo BTX270's which in my opinion will fit somewhere in the middle in terms of quality versus size. They are very small and compact for sure which does have its pros and cons. On one hand they are super small and can go with you just about anywhere since they can literally fit in the side pouch of your cargo pants. The down side is a sacrifice in volume, especially when it comes to the low down bassy stuff. These speakers have pretty small drivers and only 3watts per speaker output which really is all you need for a hotel room or back yard deck if you still want to be able to talk to your company.

I found to get the base up a bit in terms of being at a more equal level to the mid range and high end, that I needed to adjust my EQ settings on my iPhone using the Bass Boast, this will bring the overall volume of the speakers down a bit but they do sound better to me with this setup.

For such a small speaker system they do have a pretty nice sound and as I already said give you plenty enough volume for your typical background music environment. The mids and highs are very clear and crisp, even the base is surprising when you think about how small they really are. I love being able to stream my iPhone music over Bluetooth to them and I can even see how much charge is left on the Kinivo BTX270's internal battery by looking at the Bluetooth icon on my iPhone.

The packaging is really nice and give this product a really high end feeling, even the included 3.5 inch mini jack to mini jack cable is really cool and looks to be very high quality, not some cheap throw in item.

The build quality of the Kinivo BTX270's is very good, they feel nice and solid and have a wrap around rubber casing that protects them very well in the event of a drop or fall (already tested by myself ;)

If you need ultra portability with relatively decent but moderate sound output then be sure to take a look at the Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker System!

Product Description:
The Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker with rechargeable battery is designed to deliver high quality sound with standard Bluetooth and apt-X enabled devices.

High Quality apt-X Audio Codec
The apt-X audio codec allows your Bluetooth apt-X capable devices to connect and transmit crystal clear audio. Improvements of apt-X over standard Bluetooth audio include reduced audio delay, CD quality audio and performance, and improved connectivity.

Key Features:

  • 2 x 3W Acoustically Balanced Drivers (Total 6W) for enhanced listening experience
  • Seamlessly stream music from any Bluetooth (A2DP) capable device.
  • Supports handsfree calling with the built in microphone.
  • iPhone and iPad battery meter support (speaker's battery status shows in iPhone and iPad).
  • Built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours.
  • Compact wireless high quality audio speaker.

 Dimensions:

  • 2.25" H x 1.75" W x 6.00" L 

What's in the Box:

  • Kinivo BTX270 Speaker
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • User manual