Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel tooth Speaker, Lovely little speaker that packs a punch

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.

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.

The sound is decent although it could be a little louder, the bass is alright. The loudness isn’t that bad but it just could be a little louder and that’s with holding the volume button down as you can increase the amplitude a little from the device. The voice you hear when you connect with bluetooth is a little weird, when you connect it says ‘bluetooth connected’ which is fine but it sounds like it says something weird when you first turn it on but it ends in bluetooth. For the price this is a really nice little speaker. I did buy another little speaker in the past for around £15 and this one is far better so for me it seems like this is a great product.

Comments from buyers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Surprised at quality and volume of this mini speaker. Got it out of the box and immediately connected it via bluetooth to my amazon fire tablet. Had to go on-line to tune in the radio part but soon did that. Very pleased with this product so far and good value. ( to tune radio press mode button to radio, make sure usb cable supplied is in and press and hold >|| button in and then press >>| button. Should start finding stations then. Takes a minute to tune in to all available).

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.

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.

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.

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 speaker is very well manufactured and the sound reproduction is nothing short of superb. So far i’ve tried it out on my phone, laptop and tablet and it works just fine. It doesn’t take long to charge, either, and the usb cable that comes with it gives you the wired option as opposed to the wireless should you prefer it. A friend of mine spent over three times as much on another brand, and now regrets it. This one is light years ahead.

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 was so surprised at how good this tiny (and kinda heavy) little speaker sounded that i went ahead and bought one as a gift for a friend almost immediately. I’ve owned mini usb and/or bluetooth speakers before, but none that have packed as much of a punch as this lil’ thing. It’s even a little bit bassy. I took it on a weekend break so that we could listen to music in the room, and now it has replaced the expensive brand-name wifi sound system / speaker in my room, as i only listen to music in my bedroom when things start to get sexy. Which is to say that i mostly just play downtempo chilled out stuff vs. Drum n’ bass, so a £12 speaker does the job pretty much just as good as the £160 one that i was using previously. Obviously it’s nowhere near as good generally, but for the purpose it does a fantastic job and i’d rather pocket the £148 difference.

I’m absolutely over the moon with this piece of kit. It’s very well constructed and is nice and compact, so it’s great to take out in your bag. I also love the colour changing lights on the speaker as you listen to your music. I wasn’t sure how good the sound quality would be as i haven’t used betron before, but i wasn’t disappointed. The balance between stereo and base is just right, no distortion or tinny sounds. I can highly recommend this product. Customer service was fantastic too with super fast delivery.

Bought the netron kbs08 a matter of days ago and before i mention the product can i just say that betron are probably the best company i’ve had dealings with, thank you. The speaker, to be honest i wasn’t expecting great things when being such a very cheaply priced product,, however after contacting the company for advise i had the thing up and running in seconds, so what do toy say of a speaker so small it fits into your pocket with ease??what i say is, the sound that comes from the speaker, bearing in mind you have no sound changing buttons to mess with, is unbelievably good, i was amazed at just how good this was, good deep bass without overpowering and a crystal clear sound. Truly took me by surprise, in fact so much so i purchased another betron speaker for my son. Well done betron in my book you have a winner.

It does the job it claims to with a minimum of fuss. I am not enamoured with the weirdly accented voice that is built in, but the reproduction of my audible books once bluetooth has connected it to the echo dot cannot be faulted. It requires charging more frequently than i expected from the write up, but the 4 hours continuous use that i get is probably as much as i should listen at any one time. Nice to handle, and heavy enough to stay put on any surface.

This is the first bluetooth speaker i’ve ever bought or used. How can that much sound come out of such a tiny thing?. It’s so neat and sounds really good. It feels solid and well made, the controls and bluetooth connection are all easy, i’m definitely happy with it. I would say it’s an excellent speaker for the price. One comment, i bought the ‘titanium’ colour and the photo doesn’t really do the colour justice. So in case you’re wondering about it, the nearest i can describe it is as a glossy gunmetal grey. It’s really smart and i like it.

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.

The speaker itself is amazing, only things i can say about it are that it could do with a non-slip base on it as when you have something with a lot of bass going it tends to vibrate around and i nearly lost it off the side of the scaffolding i was working on and it does distort a bit at max volume but to be honest i don’t like to have it on that loud in public anyway. Delivery however was a different thing i don’t know if this is amazons fault or the company supplying but the box was open at one end so i could have lost my speaker to the royal mail at anytimeaside from the speaker gives great value for money.

I don’t normally buy two of the same product but i’m so impressed by this little product that i’m thinking of having one for the home as well as work. Nice base sound and the quality is good. Just right for ambient background music but not for having a party or listening to at full pelt but it stood up to a decent noise level. 3w speaker and i found it easy to turn off the lights. They flash different colours repeatedly, i thought you had a choice of which colour to have on as a static light but this is not the case.

Not used this product a lot yet, mainly to be able to listen closer to certain ipad audio, iphone radio, or have some music in the back garden. Had no problems connecting bluetooth from ipad, iphone or mac computer, no dropped connections, range is good. Not used the call/mic, sd card port, 3. Sound volume and quality is as you would expect from a 3w unit of this size. The usb charging cable is quite short. The bottom plastic ring with the buttons doesn’t look premium, but overall the unit has a good weight to it with a good finish, and doesn’t feel flimsy.

Summary
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Reviewed Item
Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 10,112 reviews
Price
£11.99

One thought on “Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel tooth Speaker, Lovely little speaker that packs a punch

  1. Whilst the build quality and battery life are reasonably good, and the speaker can play loud enough for a small room, the actual sound quality is rather disappointing. It has no warmth, little bass and a whole lot of tinniness. I wasn’t expecting a huge amount of sound, but have had other similar units half the size that could generate similar sound quality.
    • Whilst the build quality and battery life are reasonably good, and the speaker can play loud enough for a small room, the actual sound quality is rather disappointing. It has no warmth, little bass and a whole lot of tinniness. I wasn’t expecting a huge amount of sound, but have had other similar units half the size that could generate similar sound quality.
  2. Cons:bass sounds tinnythere is multi coloured flashing lights, which is annoyingpros:the treble and mid sounds are okportable and bluetooth is good.
    • Cons:bass sounds tinnythere is multi coloured flashing lights, which is annoyingpros:the treble and mid sounds are okportable and bluetooth is good.
  3. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    This is amazing for the size and price. Good depth of sound and surprisingly bassy. You can’t go wrong – it looks great too.
  4. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    This is amazing for the size and price. Good depth of sound and surprisingly bassy. You can’t go wrong – it looks great too.
  5. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Its powerful and looks great with flashing lights. You can take calls on it but i haven’t done that yet.
    • Its powerful and looks great with flashing lights. You can take calls on it but i haven’t done that yet.
  6. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    What a little belter of a bluetooth speaker for under a tennerok let’s understand that it ain’t no sonos or the like but it is so much cheaper and if you need it for a small room or especially for traveling it is simply superb. It’s quite loud especially for its small size and although clearly not audiophile it is good enough for most ears. I really wasn’t expecting much at such a cheap price but i can’t recommend it more and it will probably beat speakers costing at least 3 times as much. Don’t expect the best sound you have ever heard and you will be pleasantly surprised at just how good this little speaker is. If it was a what hi -fi review it would easily get 5 stars that’s how good for the price it is.
  7. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    What a little belter of a bluetooth speaker for under a tennerok let’s understand that it ain’t no sonos or the like but it is so much cheaper and if you need it for a small room or especially for traveling it is simply superb. It’s quite loud especially for its small size and although clearly not audiophile it is good enough for most ears. I really wasn’t expecting much at such a cheap price but i can’t recommend it more and it will probably beat speakers costing at least 3 times as much. Don’t expect the best sound you have ever heard and you will be pleasantly surprised at just how good this little speaker is. If it was a what hi -fi review it would easily get 5 stars that’s how good for the price it is.
    • Has a very good battery life. Sound quality is good for a small speaker, it’s worth the money if you want something for around the home or to go out with your friends. Material was not very good as it got dropped onto grass once and it now has a dent in the top.
  8. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Has a very good battery life. Sound quality is good for a small speaker, it’s worth the money if you want something for around the home or to go out with your friends. Material was not very good as it got dropped onto grass once and it now has a dent in the top.
    • Very good the sound is amazing and the lighting. Battery life obviously isn’t the best, normal the lighting and sound waist a lot battery. But i’m really impressed with sound.
      • Very good the sound is amazing and the lighting. Battery life obviously isn’t the best, normal the lighting and sound waist a lot battery. But i’m really impressed with sound.
  9. It is a nice size and looks good with the disco colours spinning around. Loud enough for an average room and the battery life is good too.
    • It is a nice size and looks good with the disco colours spinning around. Loud enough for an average room and the battery life is good too.
      • Does the job but unfortunately ‘speaks’ in a demented voice like an orang utang on helium.
  10. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Does the job but unfortunately ‘speaks’ in a demented voice like an orang utang on helium.
    • 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.
      • 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.
  11. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Great little speaker, perfect for the kitchen, good value for money.
  12. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Great little speaker, perfect for the kitchen, good value for money.
  13. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    I wanted a small portable bluetooth speaker to take on holiday, and this one was perfect. I was expecting to just use it for bluetooth from my phone, but it also has an attachment that i could tether my ancient ipod classic to as well. Surprisingly good sound for the size and price, good volume indoors. It didn’t sound terribly loud out by the pool, but was ok for us. I bought a small case that fits it perfectly (can’t remember the name, sorry) and it now always goes on holiday with us, or just round the house while cleaning etc. Very happy with it, and would recommend.
    • I wanted a small portable bluetooth speaker to take on holiday, and this one was perfect. I was expecting to just use it for bluetooth from my phone, but it also has an attachment that i could tether my ancient ipod classic to as well. Surprisingly good sound for the size and price, good volume indoors. It didn’t sound terribly loud out by the pool, but was ok for us. I bought a small case that fits it perfectly (can’t remember the name, sorry) and it now always goes on holiday with us, or just round the house while cleaning etc. Very happy with it, and would recommend.
      • Battery life is quite short, neat and compact price is great and the sound also would recommend it to friends xxx.
  14. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Battery life is quite short, neat and compact price is great and the sound also would recommend it to friends xxx.
    • I am mobile beauty therapist and i needed background music for my clients while i do the treatments, something small and portable so i could take with me. This speaker does the job, very good quality, looking very nice and sounds great.
      • I am mobile beauty therapist and i needed background music for my clients while i do the treatments, something small and portable so i could take with me. This speaker does the job, very good quality, looking very nice and sounds great.
  15. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Used this little speaker out in the garden. Good sound infact great given the size and price of it. I purchased a white one for myself and a silver one for my friend. Ideal for hollidays small size very decent unmuffled sound. Ive now also purchased the headphones as i was impressed by the speaker. Products look good not cheap at all.
  16. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Used this little speaker out in the garden. Good sound infact great given the size and price of it. I purchased a white one for myself and a silver one for my friend. Ideal for hollidays small size very decent unmuffled sound. Ive now also purchased the headphones as i was impressed by the speaker. Products look good not cheap at all.
    • Very strongly built in a builder at have dropped it and things on it and it’s still in on piece. Not as loud as i’d have liked but it is small and the battery life could be longer as i often need to charge it during the day.
  17. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Very strongly built in a builder at have dropped it and things on it and it’s still in on piece. Not as loud as i’d have liked but it is small and the battery life could be longer as i often need to charge it during the day.
    • Pretty small but good at the price, pairs easily with android phones (only devices available). Easy to charge from micro usb, you can use a longer lead than the one supplied if you need. Extra features i didn’t expect (fm radio, line in) but the bt speaker functionality is great.
      • Pretty small but good at the price, pairs easily with android phones (only devices available). Easy to charge from micro usb, you can use a longer lead than the one supplied if you need. Extra features i didn’t expect (fm radio, line in) but the bt speaker functionality is great.
  18. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    I like this little portable speaker, has a good sound quality.
  19. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Handy handbag size for teen daughter good sound plenty of battery standby and in use.
  20. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Handy handbag size for teen daughter good sound plenty of battery standby and in use.
  21. Excellent little gadget, using to enhance music at my wedding, save taking cds to the venue and losing them.
  22. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Excellent little gadget, using to enhance music at my wedding, save taking cds to the venue and losing them.
  23. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Great little speaker for the money. Was really impressed with the build quality and sound.
  24. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    Great little speaker for the money. Was really impressed with the build quality and sound.
  25. This review is from : Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Blue

    This little speaker is amazing and it is shocking good, the only downside is the radio, you can only listen to the radio when using the headphones as is using the headphones for the antena so you cannot listen to the radio via its own excellent speaker. . The battery is outstanding as on the box it says 4 hours but so far i have managed to get 8 hours out of this little monster.
    • This little speaker is amazing and it is shocking good, the only downside is the radio, you can only listen to the radio when using the headphones as is using the headphones for the antena so you cannot listen to the radio via its own excellent speaker. . The battery is outstanding as on the box it says 4 hours but so far i have managed to get 8 hours out of this little monster.

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