Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker : Cracking little speaker

If you’re expecting something with the room shaking audio of bose soundlink or taotronics 20w speaker you’ll be disappointed but for something that’s less than a tenth the price of bose you get a tiny, lightweight speaker that is solidly built, doesn’t have the tinny pitch of many small speakers and has the best sound of any of its size and price rivals. For anyone who wants a speaker they can pop in a bag for travel or listen round the house it’s ideal and it does get pretty loud without distortion.

This beast arrived yesterday, so not had a great deal of time to road test it. However, very impressed so far. The sound quality for a relatively small device is terrific. Pairing the speaker with my phone was extremely quick and straightforward and it came charged up and ready to go out of the box. It looks and feels robust although not exactly light. It’s not ‘heavy’ but i guess not as light as you might expect. One thing that may not be for everyone is the lighting effect round the edge of the speaker which changes colour as you play music. (my wife likes it, i can take it or leave it. ) anyway, in a family full of critics we’d had the speaker paired with 3 different i-phones (1 at a time) within 10 minutes of me trying it out.

I bought two of these as i was so impressed. You can choose between 7 colours for the outer casing. Small and compact this speaker packs a punch. If you put this on a wooden floor or table the bass is powerful enough to fill the room with quality sound. I would advise pealing off the plastic protective cover on the bottom of the speaker, otherwise when in full volume mode the speaker will move slowly along the floor. Once the plastic is peeled off it grips the surface well. I like the subtle lights along the side and the top which change colour when in use. This speaker also speaks to you to let you know that bluetooth is connected and disconnected. Whilst playing, if you get a phone call it will also start speaking the number of the person who is phoning you so you can recognise the number. You can connect to the speaker via bluetooth or using a 3.

First thing i noticed was the size of this speaker how it produces the sound is amazing. It’s tiny which is perfect for me just to take down the beach or on site. It’s really well made and i just can’t knock it for the price. I don’t get why others have rated it down on the sound quality i mean come on it has one tiny speaker in it so you are not going to get deep bass and good mid range and tweeters. That said it’s a good sound and it does go pretty loud, you can’t compare this to any high end bose speaker because it’s about 12 x less in price and about 4 x smaller with one speaker.

I have been spending ever longer at my macbook pro as a result of the restrictions imposed by a developing medical condition and have become increasingly aware of its limitations when it comes to playing music. A friend recommended trying a bluetooth speaker as a ‘stopgap’ so, with this in mind, and determination to limit my spend, i spent some time looking for something that might fill the gap. So the betron was a result of seeing a compact, reasonably attractively designed unit that had good reviews, was inexpensive, and likely to fulfil the required function. Ordering from amazon, the unit arrived quickly and appeared robustly constructed and suitably utilitarian in design. First impression of the whole package was positive but i wasn’t impressed by the rather frugal instructions. I’m not one for ‘techie’ gadgets, so it takes its time for me to install anything (that, probably, 6 year old could do in seconds. However, all fairly straightforward – after a few attempts (would have been quicker had the instructions been better). Like several reviews, i found the startup voice a bit weird – but it’s not an issue – but unlike some others i found the radio function works well (for what it is). I am impressed by the sound when it comes to playing music.

Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver) : Its not a big sound, obviously, the unit is only the size of an aerosol lidbut its a nice sound, and the bass is present and balanced. With careful siting you may even get a small thump out of itits a weighty device, and seems very sturdy and engineered. It feels more expensive than it is in the hand. Lights up nicely too :-)at this price it has to be a 5 star rating.

Amazing i was doubtful buying this but i’m so pleased the quality and sound is wonderful so good i bought a further 2 for other family members i bought red black and white i love the fact it is portable charge is really good i use mine all day bass is super got it linked to phone and tablet 10/10 what a bargain next day delivery with prime even better buy one you wont regret it ✔.

I was looking for a cheapish bluetooth speaker for when i am in my garage and something that was better and louder than my phone. Seen this product had so many reviews and they where mostly positive which too me was a good sign. Firstly when it arrived i was suprised by its size i thought straight away it was a lot smaller than i thought it was going to be. I seen the pictures from others and the comments about its size but it’s still a small speaker and it did still suprise me but it looked well built and was heavier than i expected. I connected straight away because when i switched it on it was set to the bluetooth setting i put on a playlist and turned it up. . Was very happy with the sound quality. It’s nice and it is reasonably loud, definitely well louder than my phone and isn’t so loud that it effects the sound. This little thing moves about if you put it on a flat surface with a song that has bass which made me laugh. I picked it up and looked at the bottom i noticed a plastic disc shaped protective sticker so i took it off and underneath it was a tacky rubber base so when the bass from a song is on it stays still which is a nice touch.

My husband has tinnitus and i have misophonia so we both require an alternative sound source to deal with our ‘issues’. This little beauty has so many good things going for it. Bluetooth, (and pairing is a doddle)inbuilt antenna, so it can pick up fm radio. Led colour changing lights which can be turned on or off. Phone call receiving/ending/rejecting feature. Excellent acoustics, for such a tiny thing (61mm x 61mm x 61mm) it has a powerful soundprobably the only thing that lets it down slightly is the relatively short playing time of only four hours, but unless, like me, you like to listen to audible (it’s an amazon app so i don’t suppose they’d mind some free advertising) books all night that shouldn’t be an issue. For its current price, much reduced, it is excellent value, and comes with instructions, and charging usb cable/jack.

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Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)
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One thought on “Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker : Cracking little speaker

  1. Second speaker i bought, first one was good but dissapointed with second one, it was dirty and with scratches everywhere, looks like second hand speaker and the logo is same color as the speaker (grey) so you can’t see the logo, wich looks good in the first one.
  2. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Second speaker i bought, first one was good but dissapointed with second one, it was dirty and with scratches everywhere, looks like second hand speaker and the logo is same color as the speaker (grey) so you can’t see the logo, wich looks good in the first one.
  3. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Brilliant speaker, very loud and got a bit of bass too, very pleased.
  4. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Brilliant speaker, very loud and got a bit of bass too, very pleased.
  5. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Really liked the sound quality of this speaker when i first bought it. I mostly connect from my phone and laptop to listen to podcasts or to watch videos, and it was great for that. It was also possible to disable the annoying flashing lights by holding down the mode button. However, a month in, and the external metal decorative housing came up and off. Wasn’t a big deal, but immediately signalled the build quality was not great. I could slot the speaker back into the housing though, so wasn’t a huge issue. My main grip is that the speaker no longer holds a charge. I get about 20 minutes use before the low battery warning kicks in. I’ve had it about a year and have left it plugged in and charging for too long on a handful of occasions. However, it’s certainly not been left charging overnight or anything like that.
  6. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Really liked the sound quality of this speaker when i first bought it. I mostly connect from my phone and laptop to listen to podcasts or to watch videos, and it was great for that. It was also possible to disable the annoying flashing lights by holding down the mode button. However, a month in, and the external metal decorative housing came up and off. Wasn’t a big deal, but immediately signalled the build quality was not great. I could slot the speaker back into the housing though, so wasn’t a huge issue. My main grip is that the speaker no longer holds a charge. I get about 20 minutes use before the low battery warning kicks in. I’ve had it about a year and have left it plugged in and charging for too long on a handful of occasions. However, it’s certainly not been left charging overnight or anything like that.
  7. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    It is a powerful speaker even though is small, and batteries last long. I am happy with my first bluetooth speaker :).
    • It is a powerful speaker even though is small, and batteries last long. I am happy with my first bluetooth speaker :).
      • Excellent quality, a little heavier than expected in comparison to my little jam speaker, but solid little unit. Comes with handy carry bag and adapter cable which i use to listen to netflix on my kindle. It’s much louder than the inbuilt speaker.
  8. Excellent quality, a little heavier than expected in comparison to my little jam speaker, but solid little unit. Comes with handy carry bag and adapter cable which i use to listen to netflix on my kindle. It’s much louder than the inbuilt speaker.
    • Great little gadget for the money. Sometimes the sound gets distorted but it’s minimal. I love the size, it’s great in my office.
  9. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Great little gadget for the money. Sometimes the sound gets distorted but it’s minimal. I love the size, it’s great in my office.
  10. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Great sound for the price, and a good quality product that’s easy to use.
  11. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

    Great sound for the price, and a good quality product that’s easy to use.

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