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.
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.
KitSound Hive2 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker for Smartphones – Black
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- High sound quality from 12 W of power
- Warm and full bass
- Sturdy design and universal portable
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- Built-in mic for call-handling
Did my research before ordering and wasn’t disappointed withe product that was delivered. The sound is strong and easily fills any room i can put it in at home. It’s never going to deliver amazing stereo, no single unit ever will, but you cannot go wrong in terms of sound quality from something so small and light. Would i ever buy another, yes.
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.
Last ages before needing another charge. Good for caravans and bedrooms and can be carried around. Excellent for domestic use but not parties.
KitSound Hive2 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker for Smartphones – Black : 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.
It looks beautiful and produces a lot of sound for its size. It would be nice if you could adjust the bass and treble- as it’s a bit heavy on the bass. Great product though i have no problem recommending it.
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.
This product is absolutely awesome. The sound quality is fantastic and really easy set up. I would highly recommend this fantastic little gismo box.
Great sound and battery life. Ive had it for years and no complaints.
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% .
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.
Looked at this in tesco and argos, 50 quid in black. Got the purple one ( daughter/recipient’s favourite colour ) for 30 and it came within 2 days, tracked delivery.
Tried so many bt speakers and this is definitely the best i’ve had so far in terms of sound, it’s loud. Without the distortion and good bass. I’m mad on my toons and play mixes constantly throughout the day. Not that keen on the charging set up. Quite stiff when plugging charger in so not always sure if it’s connected right. But apart from that definitely worth £30 for decent sound.
This really is a great bit of kit () especially considering the cheap price. It’s really solid with a nice smooth texture and quite a weight to it – if certainly feels very well made and seems much more expensive than it is. It’s also really easy to use, pairing is a breeze especially with nfc and unlike some bluetooth devices it just works first time every time. The controls are solid, easy to use and allow skipping of tracks, volulme control, play/pause and also works with a phone call. The aux socket is a welcome addition for devices that don’t have bluetooth, or for quick playback from a friends phone for example. I’ve yet to run the battery down, but i used it for a good 5 or 6 hours and the battery status led has still not gone to red which means it’s less than 30% so the stated playback time of 12 hours seems feasible. Then of course there’s the sound, which lets face it is all you really want to know – for the size it’s by far the best sounding device i’ve heard. It’s quite loud, crystal clear at all volumes and has surprisingly punchy bass along with clear higher notes without sounding tinny or otherwise washed out. It copes well with almost all kinds of music i’ve tried including heavy rock/metal, generic pop and classical, as well as voice and/or youtube type videos. It’s never going to compete with a proper speaker, but it’s easily as good as similar devices that cost 2 or even 3 times as much.
For the price an amazing bit of kit sounds good and looks good. Volume good enough to house work and work from home too. Rubber pads sotp anoooying vibrations.
Brilliant little bit of kit, something so small has no right sounding this good. Battery could last a bit longer but that’s a minor criticism – this is much better than most of the smaller or even mid sized bluetooth speakers.
12 year old bought for himself. He’s absolutely thrilled with it and connects it mostly to his ipad whilst trampolining in the garden.
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.
Bought to use mainly as a shower speaker and generates enough volume to be clearly heard over the shower. Has also been used for an outdoor speaker at a bbq, and provided enough noise to fill the garden without distorting. Easy to pair with my android phone, quickly reconnects when turns on, and battery life has been excellent so far.
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.
I’ve literally used this item every day since i got it, love the sound, love the bass & the bluetooth range is fantastic, delivery was lightning quick too, a day earlier than expected.