It is worth the money i paid and i would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Buy this now absolutely amazing quality sound and am not easily pleased.
I bought this speaker for my brother as a birthday present because he kept stealing mine. I wasn’t expecting it to be as powerful as it was. We had it on in the garden during his party, it was more than loud enough, and has bluetooth so him and his mates took it in turns to play their tunes. It even started to rain at one point, and then i remembered that it is splashproof. So a little rain didn’t dampen the party too much and the music kept on playing, it didn’t distort the sound at all. The battery life is great and lasted for the whole party too, so overall, this speaker is amazing. I hugely recommend it, it looks nice and streamlined, fits in any room and livens up any event. The sound quality is stunning, and i’m super impressed. Here are the specifications for the KitSound Slam 2 Bluetooth Speaker Wireless Universal Portable Water Resistant –:
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- Powerful 20 W RMS output with passive bass radiator
- Digital Signal Processor (DSP) automatically optimises equaliser (EQ) for sound
- Wireless connectivity for streaming music
- Built-in rechargeable battery for 10 hours playtime
- IPX5 water-resistant for outdoor use
This is very well-built of solid plastic, with a thick speaker grill. The speakers are amazing quality for the price, and compare very favourably with the equivalent beats speaker, which would cost at least twice as much. The bass is punchy even at low volume and very crisp – if you’re using spotify or similar, set the graphic to flat for the best results. The sound quality is good through all volume levels. It’s very easy to pair, but there isn’t a pin (one of the few useful pieces of information in the manual)the carry handle is really impressive, with a soft but firm rubber grip which rotates, so when being carried it can sway without hurting your wrist. As this is a heavy speaker, this is a really useful feature. The lights are a good feature with several modes, but not bright enough to light a room, which to be fair i didn’t expect anyhow. There are a few minor drawbacks, though they don’t dent my overall opinion:-the strobe light isn’t very bright, and for some reason turns itself off after 10/15 seconds of use, returning to the speaker leds only-the power wire hasn’t got a home in the rear of the unit, which would be a helpful addition-a remote control wouldn’t have gone amiss – an odd omission for a speaker like this-the manual is pathetic (but so many manuals are). All i could find via a quick search online was exactly the same document from a third party, viewable for free but downloadable only via their own pdf download tool. I was running it off the mains, so i can’t comment on battery life.
I am a total sucker for bluetooth speakers and have an embarrassingly large collection that i use all the time. Almost without exception these are battery powered, so it was with some reservation that i got this kitsound speaker, as it is not battery powered, it can only be used with mains electricity. But i am really happy that i’ve got it because the big advantage of mains power in this case is that it really packs a thump low down, so much so that in some cases i feel the need to fiddle around with a graphic equalizer on my phone to keep things under control. The big surprise, given the very reasonable cost, is that the sound that the slam xl produces is really pleasant and accurate. Aside from the big servings of low bass i can’t fault it for any genre of music, even classical. And with 2 x 50 watts rms it is realistic to think you could use it to fill a room with sound at a party. Because it’s a pair of stereo speakers in a single enclosure, nicely separated, you get a pleasant stereo sound, which is something i struggle with when using my battery powered bluetooth speakers – the pairing process for my ue booms for example can be quite exasperating. Being a grown up, the light display on the slam xl isn’t the main attraction for me – it’s nice that it has two main modes, party and chill, and the chilled mode gives you pleasant slowly pulsing coloured lights that you have some control over with the colour button. The party mode isn’t my cup of tea, but it’s harmless. What isn’t harmless, and i don’t understand at all is the strobe feature that comes from two bright lights on the front of the speaker and is just there to see if you are susceptible to epileptic seizures.
Reviews from purchasers :
- A Party Bluetooth Stereo Speaker System With A Fabulous Sound
- In love with this speaker
- Great Bluetooth speaker
This is a decent sized and powerful speaker, a little plasticky but not worryingly so. It has a sturdy rubber handle at the back to make it easy to move around. It paired up nice and easily to my smartphone (samsung) and i was immediately impressed by how loud this thing can pump music out but also it’s a nice balanced sound, fairly responsive bass but without being boomy and clean and crisp without being shrill. There’s lots of fun lights which are a nice touch and very fitting with this being a powerful party style speaker. The strobe on there is good fun as well for when it gets dark and you want to really get your rave on. Everything is controlled via fun and nicely illustrated buttons on the top. The speaker is powered by what i refer to as a figure of 8 cable, a standard old school power lead that is much better than your cheap usb style plug which often can end up getting worn away at the socket. There’s the usual aux input which you would expect on this kind of speaker and even a 3. 5mm lead for it which is unexpected and a nice touch.
This slam xl isn’t my first bluetooth speaker from kitsound, i’ve got an old boomdock too and i always thought it was one of the best value wireless speakers ever and this slam xl continues that tradition. It’s a big beast, compared to many bluetooth speakers, but isn’t particularly heavy and has a handy built-in carry-handle – the silicone cover of which rotates when you pick it up which is a bit annoying but a minor gripe. With a big sound and inbuilt light-show it’s a mains-only device so mainly meant for indoor partying and you connect your music source using either bluetooth or a line-in jack on the rear panel. There’s a usb port there too but it’s only for firmware updates and similar and cannot make use of usb drives, which is a shame. The sound is big and bass-driven, just as you’d hope, and if you feed it on a diet of edm it sounds fantastic and easily fills the room with a full thumping sound. It sounds like it’s been very specifically acoustically tuned for electronic dance music with big but musical bass notes and a great vocal presence. It’s great with other types of music too but it’s pretty clear what the designers had in mind when they put it together. If i’m nitpicking i’d say that the treble response is a bit ‘sparkly’ and indistinct but this isn’t a speaker meant for detail and a neutral sound, it’s meant to rattle the windows and it does that admirably and without distortion, even at very high volume. The inbuilt light-show is fun and adds some atmosphere but the coloured leds aren’t bright enough to light up your room, they just make the speaker a lot more interesting to look at. There are a pair of optional strobing white led’s which are (just) bright enough to light a dark room and these run through a short sequence before switching back to the coloured led’s.
Great bluetooth speaker, well made and sturdy. Only problem is the control buttons on the top are the some colour as the rubber body so it hard to see which control is which.
Exceeding my expectation, the sound quality is just superb, the sound quality is nearly as good as my amazon echo but portable and comes in at less than half of the price tag. Design is very sleek and appears to be very well engineered. Aside from its fine sound quality, another main feature of this product for me is the simple set up/ease of use. Minimum knowledge of technology is required to operate this fine machine. The connection is very stable and have not experienced any drop in connection so far. After over 15 hours playing time, it is still going very strong. This long battery life will make this little monster real handy for parties especially for bbq party as it is wireless and cable-less and go out on a picnic etc. This little device is great for streaming music and helped me to realise full value of the amazon music that i recently bought. Been using it everyday ever since i had it, been using it for reading,out in the garden doing bit of gardening and washing my bike etc. All in all, i am delighted with this product and i believe it is definitely one of the best in the market for this price range.
Most impressive sturdy speakers for fraction of the price. I am very happy with this purchase. I will definitely recommend them to all my friends and family.
This speaker is very easy to operate. Hold down the on/off button for three seconds to turn it on, then it will automatically search for a compatible bluetooth device. A square in the centre of the speaker gently pulses with purple light. These effects are not intrusive in any way and are preferable to the strobe lighting. There is no way to adjust the sound on the speaker, but i don’t think it needs it. There is just enough treble and bass. I was seriously considering buying a soundbar for my smart television but then i found this. After pairing, the volume from the speaker can be controlled by the tv remote or buttons on the speaker. Anyone buying this as a substitute for a soundbar needs to make sure there is a spare mains socket and enough space to accommodate it.
A huge bluetooth speaker with a big output, ok party time. This speaker from kitsound looks very well made and should survive a knock or 3, it has a nice rubberised handle that rotates when carrying. This speaker is mains powered only ( not surprising really with it output)pairing my phone (xperia xz2) with this speaker was easy and straight forward, just remember to make sure the media volume on your phone is turned down when pairing first, i then let this thing rip and it is loud with it 2×50 watts rms it will fill any room, so much so i was concerned about neighbours coming round complaining, sound is crisp and clean with little to no distortion all the way up the volume scale, there is also a good bass response from this speaker, it’s not on subwoofer levels but is there and enjoyable. The biggest thing for me is the lighting blue and violet?. Leds, i found it makes the speaker look a little tacky and cheap, you can turn it off as i have done and have the more suitable ks illuminated, i quite like this look as it make the speaker look quality. There is also strobe lighting on this speaker so your set-up for your own rave party, the only thing missing is lasersthis speaker accepts aux input too with a 3. 5mm input socket a lead is also supplied. Great speaker aimed at the younger generation with it’s lighting and strobes, this thing will rock at any party and has volume in buckets full. Students will love this beast.
This is a review of the kitsound slam xl bluetooth party stereo speaker system with led disco light show and not the smaller slam 2 which is on the same listing and worth bearing in mind when checking reviews. It is made by kitsound a british audio brand that supplies midrange headphones, speakers, and accessories. The build quality looks to be very good with a sturdy abs body well-protected speakers and a useful carrying handle at the back. This is a big speaker, rather bigger than expected but that is my fault as i did not read the listing carefully although i do think the pictures make it look smaller than it is. The speaker itself measures 19cm high, 47. 5cm wide and 25cm wide and weighs nearly 5kg. It is supplied in a large branded box along with a 3. 5mm aux cable, mains lead, and instructions. I have marked the battery life requested by amazon as one star because there isn’t any.
This stand alone speaker has a lovely balance of sound compared to some others. I have a couple of good quality bluetooth speakers which are much smaller and although they are extremely good this one definately has the edge. Not battery operated as it produces 100 watts sound in total. More than enough to fill a good sized room. I like a lot of bass and this seems to handle the top end and the bottom end very well without much compromise. You can alter the volumn up and down as you would expect. Most of rest of the buttons on top are for altering colour sequences as well as the colour. Also flickering strobe lights. The track your on can be put forward to the next one or back a track as well. Not bright in your face but in a dark room a bit of fun. Supplied is cable with two jacks for pluging into your computer/tablet directly if you don’t want to use bluetooth. This works well though i never had a problem linking my tablet or laptop to the speaker. Fairly bulky compared to most of the opposition. But i feel that is a compromise i willing to take to get that extra quality in sound.
I love, love this kitsound slam xl. I urge anyone to give this system a listen with your own favourite music. I have a number of bluetooth speakers including a kitsound slam 2 speaker. If anyone knows how good that sounds, the kitsound slam xl is eight times better sound wise and a solid build. A 100w of power, full rounded punchy bass. Acoustic tracks sound’s great. I have played 80’s /90’s dance, funk, rock, jazz fusion, indie, pop, lovers rock, reggae, garage, hip hop/rap, house and soul/slow jams. All of which i have played at low and full volume with no distortion using my s9 samsung phone. But do remember kitsound have put this slam xl bluetooth system with led disco light show as a party speaker. With the led lights there are 3 party modes and 3 chill modes and not forgetting the strobe lighting.
In appearance this reminded me of a boom box and is just as heavy. It is mains operation only and comes with a euro power lead fitted with a uk plug adapter fitted with a 3 amp fuse. Just plugged in switched off it uses 1. 2 watts of power which i think is more than eu rules now permit (just unplug when not in use to be really green). In operation it uses and average of 5 to 8 watts and i suppose if you really pump up the volume this will increase. The manual tells you nothing about if it will auto turn off with no music and it does in about 30 minutes (useful for going to sleep except it plays a shutdown jingle which may wake you back up again – jingle on power on also). Also no option to turn off all the display, the minimum you can have on is the centre ks logo. The main thing is how well it sounds and it sounds very good and if your music source also has bluetooth 5 you can have your source a lot further from the speaker which can be an advantage. The choice of light patterns is pretty interesting (setting not saved when you put it in standby) and the carrying handle is also well designed (round and rotates in your hand).
Also have a 2 year old hive and this is so much better. Easy to connect and great batter life.
My favourite thing about the ks slam 2 is the shape and feel. I’ve not seen a portable speaker in this sleek, curved shape before and it looks so smart. It’s soft touch which means it won’t be easily scratched when you’re on the move which is a bonus. Other wireless speakers i’ve used haven’t been as durable. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality as it’s a small, portable speaker but it packs some bass. The volume is impressive and thankfully there’s none of that awful tinny sound i’ve experienced in the past with other speakers. It’s really quick and easy to connect via bluetooth which is great. I once spent over £100 on a wireless speaker and it just never connected to mine or friends phones. It was the most frustrating thing to keep trying and failing and i regret paying so much. The slam 2 connects pretty much instantly which means you’re dancing to spotify in no timethe battery life is brilliant, i’ve been using it a lot this weekend and not yet had to charge it.
I absolutely love this speaker. For bbqs or parties in the garden it’s great to have some music and the sound from this product is surprisingly good. The bass is strong, vocals are clear and i think it’s great for the money. It also features flashing lights which is nice if you want it. It feels good value for money. I would like to draw attention to the practical aspects of it though. It’s not heavy, it has a handle, and the grill at the front is metal which i like, because it’s less likely to be damaged if you are moving it around. There is one catch–the review asks about battery life but there is no battery. This is mains only (probably due to the 100w capability) which explains the weight, but is a real shame as it means you have to run wires outside when using it. In fairness it uses a standard 2 pin mains cable rather than any transformer, but it does make me a little hesitant to use it if there is a slight drizzle or if i want to use it after the rain.
I’m in love with this speaker i got it as i wanted to get a big bluetooth speaker well this does fit the category it is huge and besides that it’s got the kick in it the music has a clear bass when listening you can feel it and the vocals and other bits of the music is really clear so they don’t mess up creating an abomination type of sound. But do be aware at least in my case if you have it on low volume on your phone or whatever device your using don’t turn it up too much on. The speaker as then in my case the bass and everything gets a robotic or muffled type of sound and could break the speaker. Overall i live the product and i’m really happy with what i’ve got.