Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel tooth Speaker, Best Portable Speaker Ever!

For the deal price of just a little over £13, this is value for money and surprisingly well made. No cheap plastics but a nice aluminium body. Sound quality as a speaker is surprising good for its dimunitive size, a sharp crisp sound with no noticeable distortion or buzz, the bass is good enough for the size. This comes with partial charge so you can use out of the box, comes with combined usb/aux cable for charging (no plug). The radio is a joke, mine doesn’t work at all but most people will want this as travel speaker anyway. Gimmicky flashing lights can be switched off easily enough.

Sound is good from this speaker. I wasnt expecting to be wowed, just wanted something functional for when i am camping. I bought the easyacc speaker case to hold it in too – so glad i did as the speaker has coloured lights (which dont switch off), and are a little annoying when its dark. The case has a mesh top so sound quality is good when in the case, so now i dont have to bear the annoying lights. If anyone knows how to switch them off, or to turn the volume down on the woman giving instructions, do let me know :).

I must confess i had reservations about purchasing a cheap, mono speaker, but it seemed like a good travel solution and was pleasantly surprised though at how good this was. The build quality was more sturdy than expected – the micro sd card slot is a welcome addition too that i didn’t realise it had at the time of purchase. The volume output is more than you would ever need for a hotel room etc and surprisingly for the size of the speaker, the sound is never muffled. Audiophile it is not but is still extremely acceptable. At three times the price, this would still be good value for money.

Comments from buyers

“The best speaker for its size and price, Good quality sound., Cant go wrong for the price :D”

15 it’s good value for money but i can’t see how it’d ever be worth the full list price of £29. The instructions are poorly written, and even taking that into account are still wrong (the socket that’s marked as aux in in the instructions is actually marked with a headphone symbol on the product, and the aux in function actually appears to be accessed via the included usb cable). The device has an annoying electronic voice that can’t be turned off, and i’ve got no idea how the radio function is meant to work. The bluetooth connectivity did work though. Still, it’s reasonably loud for it’s size. I got around three hours out of it at full volume. It’s loud for it’s size, and the audio quality is good for a device this cheap but still isn’t great in the overall scheme of things.

This product has good audio for its size and plenty of functions, pairing with your phone is very easy, although pairing a second device requires disconnecting the first one. Below average battery life compounded by the use of a switch to turn it on, so if you forget to turn it off, it won’t go on standby or anything. Loud voice response with heavy chinese accent to your selections, which cannot be disabled. Volume always resets itself. The company will nag you repeatedly by email for a review with no opt-out/unsubscribe options. They probably regret that now.

For the money, it isn’t too bad. However, i bought this for my car as a hands free device but the mic is very poor and ultimately, not fit for purpose. Good:the bluetooth connected with out issuesturdy, solid builddescent soundcoloured leds are pretty cooloption to turn led on/off (hold menu button)very user friendlybadradio is hit and missmic is very pooroverall. It is not bad for the money and handy when out working/camping etc but although happy enough, i would prefer x-mini.

Seems like a well made item and nice to look at. The after sales service from betron though is very poor. Had an issue which i hoped they would help with. Wrote an email to them and got no reply. Wrote a second email, got a reply, but useless, like a lot companies today, they obviously do not read the message sent properly. Wrote a third time and got no reply useless after sales service.

On arrival i did not think it would do what i wanted it to do. The sound, is totally awesome. Everyone who has visited me have seen & tried it and have said they want one. It’s reasonably priced a a briiliant stocking filler. I will be purchasing one for my daughter as she loves it too.

This bluetooth speaker works very well, and sounds great; but the voice prompts for ‘change of state’ are much to loud (as far as i can see they can not be turned down in volume), ie. ‘bluetooth connect’, and ‘bluetooth disconnected’, etc. If you use it at night, the prompts can wake you up. I have mailed the manufactories and they are going to pass the comment onto their developers. Also the instructions supplied with it are not that useful, in that they don’t explain how to use all its function. Other than that it is a good product imo.

Great sound from a neat little unit which is heavier than you expect so feels substantial despite small size. It makes a good sound but not very loud just quite loud but good enough for what i want it for. Its not going to be loud enough for a big party or where there is a lot of background noise but if you want to do that buy a bose but for a fraction of the price this is a good little unit for travel.

I am very impressed with the sound clarity on this compact bluetooth speaker. I’m so impressed i’ve ordered two more. One to pair up with my echo dot in the kitchen as i feel it has superior sound quality in comparison. The other one i intend to pair up with my amazon fire tablet while i use my currently purchased one as an extension speaker for my laptop. An awesome little speaker at more than a fair price in my opinion.

Absolutely brilliantly little speaker.Lights up different colours when music is playing. I’m rubbish with electrical stuff but it’s really easy to use, just switch bluetooth on your phone and click on the speaker and voila the music plays straight through it.

I have compared it with a more expensive bluetooth speaker that was 99 pounds and you do notice a quality difference. That said for the price i think it’s the best speaker you can get. It is surprisingly small but works really well and has a noticeable bass as well. I use it every morning just after i wake up to put some music on to start the day and i haven’t noticed any change in battery life after 6 months so far.

This thing is the the closest thing to actual magic i have ever seen. I did not expect a lot, just wanted a wireless speaker to play music. I charged it up for a bit, looked for it in the settings in my iphone, clicked on it and it immediately played music from my phone really beautifully while sitting in the palm of my hand. The sound quality for such a small and easy to use device is very impressive. I love the disc lights toofor this money you cannot go wrongit’s magic. Update: it connects to my mac too. I can now listen to music wirelessly anywhere in my (very small) home.

This speaker is a solid weighty product designed and manufactured to the highest quality with a finish without blemish. The sound quality for its size is commensurate or better than some speakers of a larger nature. Sadly i returned this item due to it not having the bluetooth range that i was looking for. It stated ten meters but after five meters it lost its connectivity. Overall though a great solid product and recommended and if kept close by to your proposed bluetooth tie up then you can expect great sounds and satisfaction.

This a great little speaker and agree with other reviews that sound is very goodi have tested it with a samsung galaxy s2 , tesco hudl and an ostech tablet with no problem on any of the devices. As stated in other reviews the voice announcing each mode as they are selected via the mode button is very loud and very annoying (can anybody hack this it to turn it off). It does seem though that from some of the reviews people are annoyed as they are continually changing modes but i wonder why. I have seen questions asked of how the volume is controlled and the answers been “from the connected device”. This is true when in bluetooth mode but when using the micro sd card the volume is controlled using the plus and minus buttons on the device. One slight shortcoming is there is no indication of the level of battery charge, the speaker just suddenly switches off when the battery becomes empty. I leave it plugged in when using it if possible though on battery it lasts several hours on a full chargei have found that sometimes i need to go into the controlling device and press the speaker name in the list of bluetooth devices before it will connect even if it was paired previously this seems to be true if the speaker has been previously connected to a different device. Mostly it just connects when it senses the device. Another added advantage is being able to use the speaker as “hands free device” to answer phone calls as where i live has a terrible phone signal i could leave the phone on the window sill and have the speaker on my desk. However at the moment i can’t answer the phone by pressing the phone button on the speaker.

Amazing sound from such a tiny speaker. Easy to pair with a phone- clear sound and lasts quite a few hours on a full charge. Just don’t forget to keep your phone within the same room. We only discovered after the party that although you can adjust the volume with the phone, you can make it louder on the actual speaker.

I was really impressed with this little speaker. The sound quality is really good. On a wooden table really gives a nice quality to the music. You can go a good distance from the speaker with your phone and it just carrys on. Only cuts out when walking through doorways if you have thick walls. I’m not to impressed with the radio. Though you can’t really get a good signal where i live anyway. And that’s with the charging cable being used as an airial. And i’m not so keen on the flashing led light show that comes with it. But not to botherd as long as the sound is good.

Great gadget – produces good sound so now we can listen to our music on the go. So far just in the garden but you can charge it up and take it anywhere with you. Links to your phone by bluetooth without problems. Nice and loud – turn your phone to maximum sound and then you can use the betron controls to get the required volume. Also has traditional fm radio and controls on the base if your phone is in your bag and you want to change to next or previous track. Apparently it can channel calls from your phone too but have yet to test that. Lights cycle through all different colours changing every couple of seconds or so. We love this and i would recommend it.

It seems to work well and produces good quality sound. When on maximum volume it can be quite loud (especially considering it’s size). One thing i didn’t know before buying is that there is an automated voice which speaks (in questionable automated english) when you change the settings from bluetooth to aux etc. I know this would have annoyed me as it seems you cannot remove this feature. But thankfully the recipient finds it quite entertaning. I would recommend this based on functionality, plus it looks good and the light ring is pretty neat.

This speaker does just what you want. Easy connectivity, linked easily with my phone and amazon echo and looks pleasingly like a mini version of that system.

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 ✔.

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.

I bought this last year and it still works well, i didn’t want to review too soon in case it broke, but it has worked fine for about 7/8 months now. I don’t tend to take it to places with me so, i can’t account for how well it will stand up to getting knocked about in a bag. The voice announcing that the speaker is on or connected to bluetooth is really loud, but it’s a good little speaker for a reasonable price, the voice isn’t a dealbreaker for me.

Summary
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Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 10,064 reviews
Price
£10.00

One thought on “Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel tooth Speaker, Best Portable Speaker Ever!

  1. Loud enough for my neighbours to hear haha. For under £10, pretty good price and affordable so would recommend for someone that is on budget and thinking to upgrade later like me. Would give all 5 stars if there was an option to make the voice girl quieter when i turn the speaker on or change modes. Can’t tell how this aux works for now. Nothing is coming through my phone which kinda sucks.
    • Loud enough for my neighbours to hear haha. For under £10, pretty good price and affordable so would recommend for someone that is on budget and thinking to upgrade later like me. Would give all 5 stars if there was an option to make the voice girl quieter when i turn the speaker on or change modes. Can’t tell how this aux works for now. Nothing is coming through my phone which kinda sucks.
  2. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Love it got it when discounted only problem is that it reads out the number repeatedly when a call comes in.
  3. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Love it got it when discounted only problem is that it reads out the number repeatedly when a call comes in.
    • The betron wireless speaker is solid and well made aluminium body, it comes with a combined charging and speaker jack, and reasonably concise instructions. The bluetooth connection could not have been easier. I like the coloured lights, very cool, and even when turned off the speaker has an attractive finish. Sound quality as a speaker is surprising good for its dimunitive size, a sharp crisp sound with no noticeable distortion or buzz, the bass is good enough for the size. This comes with partial charge so you can use out of the box, comes with combined usb/aux cable for charging (no plug). Its portable so you can take it out & about. I would recommend this betron speaker with radio.
      • The betron wireless speaker is solid and well made aluminium body, it comes with a combined charging and speaker jack, and reasonably concise instructions. The bluetooth connection could not have been easier. I like the coloured lights, very cool, and even when turned off the speaker has an attractive finish. Sound quality as a speaker is surprising good for its dimunitive size, a sharp crisp sound with no noticeable distortion or buzz, the bass is good enough for the size. This comes with partial charge so you can use out of the box, comes with combined usb/aux cable for charging (no plug). Its portable so you can take it out & about. I would recommend this betron speaker with radio.
  4. Nice product, seems to be well made, would be nice if the charger port was the same as my phone.
  5. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Nice product, seems to be well made, would be nice if the charger port was the same as my phone.
    • Good sound – good build – good price – great colour – what’s not to like.
      • Good sound – good build – good price – great colour – what’s not to like.
  6. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    It’s small so is very portable. It’s easy to connect to bluetooth. Honestly i did not expect the sound to be that great but i was pleasantly surprised. I am surprised that it is so cheap as the quality far exceeded my expectations.
  7. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    It’s small so is very portable. It’s easy to connect to bluetooth. Honestly i did not expect the sound to be that great but i was pleasantly surprised. I am surprised that it is so cheap as the quality far exceeded my expectations.
  8. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Everything we tried to connect to it behaved pretty well. It is compact, so it won’t produce cathedral filling sound, but it’s quite good for a small audience to listen to. Micro-usb allows it to be used and charged if it’s getting low on juice, but battery life appears quite good.
    • Everything we tried to connect to it behaved pretty well. It is compact, so it won’t produce cathedral filling sound, but it’s quite good for a small audience to listen to. Micro-usb allows it to be used and charged if it’s getting low on juice, but battery life appears quite good.
      • Extremely happy with the quality of both the build and sound. I only wanted it for use in my kitchen but could travel with it too although it’s a little heavier than i expected. Overall i definitely would recommend this product.
  9. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Extremely happy with the quality of both the build and sound. I only wanted it for use in my kitchen but could travel with it too although it’s a little heavier than i expected. Overall i definitely would recommend this product.
  10. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Absolutely love this speaker. Initially bought as a ‘cheap piece of kit’ to have attached to my work computer – however it ended up with me at home very quickly. Volume is great, have used it for background music during jiu jitsu classes without any issues, and the battery lasts well. Quality of this speaker encouraged me to buy the bluetooth headphones from betron, and i’m equally happy with those too.
  11. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Absolutely love this speaker. Initially bought as a ‘cheap piece of kit’ to have attached to my work computer – however it ended up with me at home very quickly. Volume is great, have used it for background music during jiu jitsu classes without any issues, and the battery lasts well. Quality of this speaker encouraged me to buy the bluetooth headphones from betron, and i’m equally happy with those too.
    • Heard a bose version, found your product easier listening and the bass was better, compact and ideal to take on holiday, variety on colours was a bonus, currently have two and very happy with them both.
  12. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Heard a bose version, found your product easier listening and the bass was better, compact and ideal to take on holiday, variety on colours was a bonus, currently have two and very happy with them both.
  13. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Great little speaker, connects easily through bluetooth, excellent quality for price.
    • Great little speaker, connects easily through bluetooth, excellent quality for price.
      • Loved the fact that it has the lights as well as convenience, great sound and so easy to use.
  14. Loved the fact that it has the lights as well as convenience, great sound and so easy to use.
  15. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    I fell in love with this betron kbs-08 bluetooth speaker. I bought it for £14 and it’s a wonderful speaker at this price. Material quality is excellent with matte finish. Battery life is ok, it’ll work for 4-5 hours in one charge. To check its sound quality, i tested it on various surfaces like metal, wooden, etc. I’m a bass lover and i found it produce best bass effect on wooden surface (with empty space below it). It’s loud and clear sound fills our rooms. We are using it to play fm at our home and we’re very happy with this tiny thing.
    • I fell in love with this betron kbs-08 bluetooth speaker. I bought it for £14 and it’s a wonderful speaker at this price. Material quality is excellent with matte finish. Battery life is ok, it’ll work for 4-5 hours in one charge. To check its sound quality, i tested it on various surfaces like metal, wooden, etc. I’m a bass lover and i found it produce best bass effect on wooden surface (with empty space below it). It’s loud and clear sound fills our rooms. We are using it to play fm at our home and we’re very happy with this tiny thing.
  16. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    It won’t fill the room with sound, but it’s good enough if you’re doing something like decorating and have the power off.
  17. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    It won’t fill the room with sound, but it’s good enough if you’re doing something like decorating and have the power off.
    • It’s not hi-fi, but seriously for a tenner it’s great value. Worked flawlessly for the whole holiday that i bought it for. Sound was fine for what i wanted and the battery life was great.
      • It’s not hi-fi, but seriously for a tenner it’s great value. Worked flawlessly for the whole holiday that i bought it for. Sound was fine for what i wanted and the battery life was great.
  18. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    This charges up really quickly in comparison to other devices i have had in the past and the charge lasts quite a while. It withstands splatters of water as i use it in the kitchen everyday. The sound is better when i put it on top of my (unplugged) toaster.
  19. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    This charges up really quickly in comparison to other devices i have had in the past and the charge lasts quite a while. It withstands splatters of water as i use it in the kitchen everyday. The sound is better when i put it on top of my (unplugged) toaster.
  20. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Other people around was happy to hear the tunes. I was very surprised how loud it was 😀.
  21. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Other people around was happy to hear the tunes. I was very surprised how loud it was 😀.
    • This tiny speaker creates a great sound to carry around the house, now although it has flashing lights i don’t think you could use it to have a party if there was loads of people round and a lot of background noise unless i’m doing something wrong.
      • This tiny speaker creates a great sound to carry around the house, now although it has flashing lights i don’t think you could use it to have a party if there was loads of people round and a lot of background noise unless i’m doing something wrong.
  22. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    But you can’t turn off the lights and volume isn’t very effective.
  23. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    But you can’t turn off the lights and volume isn’t very effective.
  24. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Considering the cost i think it is a fantastic item, it feels sturdy, looks good and the sound quality exceeds my expectation.
    • Considering the cost i think it is a fantastic item, it feels sturdy, looks good and the sound quality exceeds my expectation.
  25. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    When i got this i thought it was tiny but the sound is excellent, very portable and packs a great punch.
    • When i got this i thought it was tiny but the sound is excellent, very portable and packs a great punch.
  26. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Was a great little speaker for work. Just dont leave it on a window board as the vibrations will move it and eventually will fall and break.
    • Was a great little speaker for work. Just dont leave it on a window board as the vibrations will move it and eventually will fall and break.
    • Can’t fault it, sound is excellent compared to previous travel type speakers of this size. Need to run a few more times to check the battery life, its a few hours at least on bluetooth streaming. All in all it is difficult to find problems at this price,.
      • Can’t fault it, sound is excellent compared to previous travel type speakers of this size. Need to run a few more times to check the battery life, its a few hours at least on bluetooth streaming. All in all it is difficult to find problems at this price,.
  27. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    The sound is good but after being paired it plays but the echo speaker stops which is annoying.
  28. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    The sound is good but after being paired it plays but the echo speaker stops which is annoying.
  29. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Been using this little speaker for a while now, good value & a good performer, defo worth the money.
  30. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Been using this little speaker for a while now, good value & a good performer, defo worth the money.
  31. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold

    Quality and feel of product is top quality. Better than you would expect even from apple.
    • Quality and feel of product is top quality. Better than you would expect even from apple.

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