KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker, Sound quality is great for Hive speakers

My son says this speaker is amazing, he takes it everywhere with him, he loves it. My daughter had a beats pill that broke after a month of use and was ‘temperamental’ to say the least. This seems sturdy and built to last.

I hadn’t actually heard of the brand before but this speaker is incredible. Even my audio snob boyfriend will be impressed by the sound and the build quality is impressive too.

We do not have a stereo and was a looking to buy one for a party we were having and we came across this. I use it with amazon music too and it’s used almost daily now in our house or when in the garden. Great price and much cheaper than a stereo too. And like the fact you can control the sound or song from the device it’s self.

Comments from buyers

“Excellent portable audio solution
, Totally awesome.
, Great value, great sound!

I’ve heard good sound quality from small speakers like bose, but at a price. I am amazed at the sound from this tiny, inexpensive unit. Rich base, delicate trebles, you can hear every finger pluck on a guitar. When it was first unpacked, naturally it needed charging. The initial charge took about 6 hours, not the 4 claimed. Bluetooth connected flawlessly to both my ipads, and i am now, via the ipads, able to stream music wirelessly from my imac computer in another room. The volume is more than adequate for an average room. Just a tip – if you use an ipad or similar, disable the keyboard clicks from your tablet or else it sounds through the speakers.

My daughter is a pt instructor so needs a great quality sound, she is over the moon with the whole package. Very solid sturdy speaker with an amazing sound even when played loudly she previously used beats and said this system is just as good for a fraction of the price.

This speaker is pretty amazing in almost every way. Never run out of battery on me when i was using (though i do take care to charge between uses, where possible), have had it for around 2 years and it is still going strong. Only things that could be stronger is the power / bass, as i previously owned an anker speaker that was around the same size but performed quite a lot better in these areas.

I wasn’t expecting much at this price (£38) but it’s reassuringly heavy, worked perfectly out of the box and sounds much better than something this size should ever sound . It’s never going to have a lot of bass but there’s much more than i expected and the sound is reasonably well balanced, not sounding too sharp in the mid range and having sufficient treble to sound natural but not shrill. I use it for watching catchup tv on my iphone and ipad and for this it’s ideal, could also be used in the bathroom as it’s battery powered and so suitable for listening to music in the bath/shower.

Stunning sound from such a small, yet solidly constructed speaker. I don’t normally opt for such things as portable speakers as i’ve always assumed small footprint devices just cannot produce full bodied sound – guess i was wrong. I’ve yet to have any bluetooth connectivity issues with my oppo find 5, note 4 and ipad3 that i use this with and it’s been a great performer since i purchased it.

For the price and size, this is an excellent portable bluetooth speaker. It’s on sale at prices between £35 and £65, so shop around. The solid construction and downward-facing bass port add depth to the sound, and it can also be connected by a supplied short lead to your music source which saves battery at both ends.

The speaker itself is a great little speaker for the price. The problem is charging it-the adapter doesn’t fit properly in the micro usb slot, it seems loose and i thought it was just mine but looking at some other reviews, it seems to be a common problem. I can usually only get it to charge by jamming it up against a wall and putting something heavy against the speaker but it’s recently stopped charging altogether. It’s a really unfortunate flaw because the speaker itself is great but actually the charging problem is so damn frustrating that i would avoid buying it.

The best speaker i’ve ever bought. I first learned about kitsound when i bought a pocketboom months ago, so i decided to upgrade to a top tier speaker from the same producer. I’m 100% satisfacted with my purchase, the speaker works great everywhere and gives his best in small and medium rooms: when volume is max you can’t hear people that are talking unless they’re close to you.

I was very sceptical about the hive 2, as i had been looking at meany other brands to. I’m very glad i chose this model as i didn’t want to spend over £30 but have a good quality product. It sound amazing a is just what i needs for moving it around the house. I would definitely recommend this 100% .

I own both this wireless speaker and the newer hive evolution. I would not compare them as they are different generations and the evolution wipes the floor with both volume, quality and a deeper bass. However the hive2 is a solid product, a great speaker in it’s own right and definitely for the price worth buying. When in ‘slave mode’ via an aux cable from the other hive it’s volume is not too great and it does not add too much in combination.

A brilliant mid range option with good sound quality and volume range. I’ve not been disappointed and would recommend to all who want to take the melody with them without hitting the wallet to hard.

I’ve purchased 3 of these now for members of my family. Really great speakers, loud, good base, can be used in the bathroom (though i’ve not put it under the shower) plus the battery lasts a long time and they come in a range of different colours. The first one i brought is now over a year old and never had any problems with any of them so i can recommend kitsound hive 2 100%.

This speaker packs a hell of a whollop when put into any modestly sized room and can be turned so far enough to entertain a whole garden party if the need arises. Nice amount of base, good warmth to the sound and a really, really long life span on a single charge. Of course there are genres which it can’t handle, such as multi-layered dance tracks and some of the more demanding, complex film scores, but for prog rock, metal and ambient, this is excellent.

This is actually the 2nd review i’ve wrote with regards to this speaker. I was previously sent a replacement due to very muffled sound after about 7 months of us. Well, now the replacement speaker will not charge at all no matter what wire or plug combination i use. I really expect more of a year’s use out of anything i buy. I treat my things really well also. The sound is great for the price and the feel of the speaker is fantastic. Just a shame it keeps breaking otherwise it would be bargain of the century for the money.

This speaker surprised me as i thought it would be bigger than what it is. But when i started playing music out of it, the bass is rich and the sound is just fantastic. Great value for the price, highly portable and comes with all the cables you need and a handy carry bag. Very impressed, kitsound have done well with this product.

Small with a nice rubberised finish. Sound quality comfortably exceeds computer or phone speakers, but obviously not anway near hifi standard. A couple of niggles, there is some extraneous noise when music isn’t playing but is not obvious when music is playing. The other issue is that if you have more than one device paired it holds the pairing after the first device is shut down and refuses to connect to the second device. The first device has to be manually disconnected. This happens both on my speaker and my son in law’s. He in fact was on the verge of returning it as technical help at kitsound thought there was a defect.

Bought for hubby to take to yard and use in shed. Best gift everso easy to set up and good hardy design. I’ve put one on my santa list for me.

I’ve enjoyed my kitsound hive for a long time now, i can’t think of a better bluetooth speaker in terms of sound quality and my non-bose budget. I love having this second speaker to hand, my only gripe is that every time you switch on the kitsound hive x and connect, the default volume on playback is very very loud (in comparison, my kitsound hive remembers my previous volume setting no problem). I’ve checked with the manufacturer and this is something that is hard wired in, so be aware.

Absolutely love these speakers. My friend had his similar bose speakers with him and i did a comparison between the two. Honestly, the sound is clearer within the kitsound hive speakers and the bass pump is so good for such a size. The price is superb and you get more than what you pay for quality wise. Do not be afraid to buy it, the biggest difference i felt between the two speakers were that the bose speakers had a slightly (very unnoticable) stronger bass kick and the grip within ks when you place it on the table could be a bit better when on full volume, because on heavier bass tracks it starts moving a bit. But that is not a big problem in my opinion. You save a fortune and get excellent quality.

The sound is great for the price, quite a but of bass and mid range is good for this type of small speaker, quite a full sound for a tiny box. Feels nice, and very simple to use/connect as long as you don’t have an iphone4 like me, i use a wire for that but connects with ipad and androids fine. The packaging is completely over the top. Plastic box and taped weird places to cardboard, on a par with printer ink blister packs, why do they do it?.A complete nightmare so if you are thinking of trying it before you give it away as a present, forget it. You will destroy the packaging getting into it and then will have to keep it. So this one is mine now despite wanting to gift it. If they did a redesign on the packaging it would be great, it needs to be more environmentally friendly and customer friendly.

Before buying a bluetooth speaker i did a lot of research, i googled, asked friends, tried things in shops. I originally saw this speaker for sale in a supermarket, admittedly i was attracted by the pricetag, i presumed the higher price meant better quality. I ordered it here after reading other glowing reviews. The speaker arrived promptly, well packaged. Design: first impressions is that the speaker is smart and looks good, it’s compact and well designed. Functionability: the controls are simple, nfc tagging is useful and quick. The speaker paired easily with my mobile. Sound quality: warm, bassy and balanced. Makes such a difference from the tiny speakers on my phone. No distortion even at max volume.

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KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android - Black
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 705 reviews

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  1. Good speaker but charging works for about 10-20 mins then stops so you have to disconnect the charger and reconnect it.
    • Good speaker but charging works for about 10-20 mins then stops so you have to disconnect the charger and reconnect it.
  2. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Speaker has a nice sound quality and plays amazon music ok over bluetooth, but amazon echo voice stutters over bluetooth and only works correctly with a direct cable connection.
    • Speaker has a nice sound quality and plays amazon music ok over bluetooth, but amazon echo voice stutters over bluetooth and only works correctly with a direct cable connection.
  3. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    I got this speaker, and i must say it packs a punch, great sound 🔊 loud enough for what i need, it’s built well, i’d recommend.
  4. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    I got this speaker, and i must say it packs a punch, great sound 🔊 loud enough for what i need, it’s built well, i’d recommend.
    • Love this kit hive to play my music from phone to speaker. I only wished i had internet where i go so i can take it with me everywhere.
      • Love this kit hive to play my music from phone to speaker. I only wished i had internet where i go so i can take it with me everywhere.
  5. Excellent sound easy to connect. We ordered on recommendation, perfect for taking out and about or on holiday.
  6. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Excellent sound easy to connect. We ordered on recommendation, perfect for taking out and about or on holiday.
    • I bought the hive 2+, and as a bluetooth speaker, it is good for its size and price. But it is also billed as a “speaker with siri and google now enabled”. I am not sure what that really means because i can’t get it to work with google now, home, etc. , and there is hardly any mention of it in the sparse manual. All you get is on the side panel of the box saying “voice control integration”. You are supposed to be able to use it to tell siri or google to play your music and control your devices. Anyone out there has done this successfully?. Until i get it to work, i’m giving it 4*.
  7. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    I bought the hive 2+, and as a bluetooth speaker, it is good for its size and price. But it is also billed as a “speaker with siri and google now enabled”. I am not sure what that really means because i can’t get it to work with google now, home, etc. , and there is hardly any mention of it in the sparse manual. All you get is on the side panel of the box saying “voice control integration”. You are supposed to be able to use it to tell siri or google to play your music and control your devices. Anyone out there has done this successfully?. Until i get it to work, i’m giving it 4*.
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    Get two you can connect them up and they’re twice the volume.
    • Get two you can connect them up and they’re twice the volume.
  9. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    The bass is much deeper than other hive speakers, but does come at the cost of a heavier and larger speaker. Still worth it in my opinion.
    • The bass is much deeper than other hive speakers, but does come at the cost of a heavier and larger speaker. Still worth it in my opinion.
  10. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Used for streaming music from phone. Also impressed by the fact it can charge your device at the same time if connected.
    • Used for streaming music from phone. Also impressed by the fact it can charge your device at the same time if connected.
      • Absolutely amazing speaker for an amazing price. Super good bass at with a really good volume range.
  11. Absolutely amazing speaker for an amazing price. Super good bass at with a really good volume range.
  12. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Got this for my son and he loves it, for a small unit the sound is really quite good.
  13. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Got this for my son and he loves it, for a small unit the sound is really quite good.
  14. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Nice lil piece of technology this. Have had it for almost a year now and still goes pretty strong. Decent bass through the bottom of the speaker so works best when sitting on a hard surface. Bluetooth range of about 4-5m’s, so good for chillin in your bedroom/ cooking in the kitchen or pumping tunes while you’re cycling around town.
  15. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Nice lil piece of technology this. Have had it for almost a year now and still goes pretty strong. Decent bass through the bottom of the speaker so works best when sitting on a hard surface. Bluetooth range of about 4-5m’s, so good for chillin in your bedroom/ cooking in the kitchen or pumping tunes while you’re cycling around town.
  16. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Battery after a while starts to go down fast and also keeps disconnecting from my phone randomly. Not happy not even a couple months old yet.
    • Battery after a while starts to go down fast and also keeps disconnecting from my phone randomly. Not happy not even a couple months old yet.
      • Second hive i have bought ,all round good portable speaker.
  17. Second hive i have bought ,all round good portable speaker.
  18. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Absolute piece of garbage, sounds okay if it works, constant problems with bluetooth connection and battery. Some days it turns on others it doesn’t. Also it’s a lot smaller than you’d think. For the price, really disappointing.
  19. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Absolute piece of garbage, sounds okay if it works, constant problems with bluetooth connection and battery. Some days it turns on others it doesn’t. Also it’s a lot smaller than you’d think. For the price, really disappointing.
    • Sound good and battery life good. Left outside whilst mowing the lawn and forget it. Rained that night and speaker did not survive. Looks water resistant but not. Have replaced with one to better suit my forgetfulness.
      • Sound good and battery life good. Left outside whilst mowing the lawn and forget it. Rained that night and speaker did not survive. Looks water resistant but not. Have replaced with one to better suit my forgetfulness.
  20. Good volume, clear sound with a good bass. Nice design, sturdy with a bit of weight in it. And great price for the kit at just over 30 euro.
    • Good volume, clear sound with a good bass. Nice design, sturdy with a bit of weight in it. And great price for the kit at just over 30 euro.
      • 5.0 out of 5 stars KitSound, Pound for Pound one of the best blue tooth speakers you can buy. on said:
        I would highly recommend this product, i was determined not to spend too much on a blue tooth speaker. The kitsound ticked every box that i was looking for. The speaker is so versatile and i take it every where around the house, it also has a quality feel making it seem more expensive than it is. And of course the most important thing is the sound quality which in my opinion punches way above its weight. Battery life is also very good. Try it and i am confident you wont be disappointed. Remember it is not the most expensive or most powerful speaker but i think it is a very good product for the money. If you can get one for around £50 then it is well worth it.
  21. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    I would highly recommend this product, i was determined not to spend too much on a blue tooth speaker. The kitsound ticked every box that i was looking for. The speaker is so versatile and i take it every where around the house, it also has a quality feel making it seem more expensive than it is. And of course the most important thing is the sound quality which in my opinion punches way above its weight. Battery life is also very good. Try it and i am confident you wont be disappointed. Remember it is not the most expensive or most powerful speaker but i think it is a very good product for the money. If you can get one for around £50 then it is well worth it.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent speaker, great sound. got 3 now. only one mobile per speaker. happy with this on said:
      Excellent speaker, great sound. Only one mobile per speaker.
      • Excellent speaker, great sound. Only one mobile per speaker.
  22. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Broke, thrown out garrentee as products are usual top quality, won’t turn on.
  23. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Broke, thrown out garrentee as products are usual top quality, won’t turn on.
    • This is my 2nd hive i’ve bought, my dad heard how good mine was and asked for 1 for father’s day. It’s a fabulous speaker for home/garden. I can have mine in bathroom while ipad in kitchen and it still picks up the connection perfectly.
  24. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    This is my 2nd hive i’ve bought, my dad heard how good mine was and asked for 1 for father’s day. It’s a fabulous speaker for home/garden. I can have mine in bathroom while ipad in kitchen and it still picks up the connection perfectly.
    • Well made sounds good and loud, i have a bose and its no where near as nice but its good enough for taking on holiday etc i would say its probably louder than the bose but sound quality is half as good.
      • Well made sounds good and loud, i have a bose and its no where near as nice but its good enough for taking on holiday etc i would say its probably louder than the bose but sound quality is half as good.
  25. This review is from : KitSound Hive X Bluetooth Portable Water Resistant Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone/iPad/Samsung/Android – Black

    Bought on 27th feb 18 and now it won’t charge. It’s the 2nd 1 i’ve had of these and the 1st was a good few years old before it failed so i’m really disappointed with this.
    • Bought on 27th feb 18 and now it won’t charge. It’s the 2nd 1 i’ve had of these and the 1st was a good few years old before it failed so i’m really disappointed with this.

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