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X-mini Max 2 Portable iPod / MP3 Speakers Docking Station in Black

Released on 14 December 2009

Manufacturer: X-mini

4.0 out of 5 (8 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Manufacturer's Description:

Xmi PTE LTD, the creators of the capsule speaker genre, announces the arrival of their latest innovation, the x-mini max 2 speakers. This eagerly-awaited new generation of the popular x-mini max series features key aesthetic improvements while retaining it essential hallmark of "minimum size. Maximum sound".

Developed in Singapore, the xmini max 2 is expertly designed to be ultra portable and precisely engineered to deliver a superior sound. With a simple twist and lift, the avant garde capsule-shaped design unveils a pair of stereo speakers. These stylish speakers, which can also be used individually, pop open to reveal the patented accordion like bass xpansion system (BXS) which successfully mimics the resonance of a sub woofer

Defying the conventional notion that size does matter, the x-mini max 2 is a moveable feast of sounds. Its new 40mm driver, expanded BXS, extended playback time and modular "buddy-jack" design, enables it to effectively generate high quality and extensive aural ranges, be it the rich timbres of a soprano or the pulsating electronic beats of the latest dance track.

New to the design aesthetics of the X-mini max 2 is the open and angled drivers for a directional audio enhancement as well as a richer bass output. Promoting communal usage with friends who have any second generation x-mini speakers is the "buddy jack" function that enables you to connect one x-mini to another, capable of forming an almost endless "daisy chain" of self powered, bass enhanced portable speaker system.

The logical choice for the itinerant aficionado, the powerful yet compact x-mini max 2 produces high fidelity sound at any pitch or volume and is perfect in all environments, be it the boardroom or kitchen.

About the award winning x-mini capsule speaker

Winner of the prestigious red dot design awards (Germany) and the infocomm Singapore awards, which is the top innovation award in Singapore. The x-mini capsule speaker is revolutionary in the world of portable audio technology, striking the perfect balance of pocketsize Portability and uncompromising sound quality. The x-mini has a patented extendable vacuum that mimics the resonance of a sub-woofer (bass Xpansion System or BXS) capable of producing explosive volume and bass over ten times its physical size.

  • Model: Xmini max 2
  • Dimension (LxWxH) : 65.8mm x 53.4 mm (closed resonator)
  • Net weight: 178g
  • Speaker: magnetism Prevent D40 H20mm
  • Loudspeaker Output: 2.5w x2
  • Frequency response: 200hz-18k hz
  • Signal to noise: 80db
  • Distortion: -1%
  • Play backtime: up to 12 hours
  • Battery voltage/capacity: 400 mah
  • Battery charging voltage: 5v/+0.5v
  • Battery charge time: 5v input - 2.5 hours

customer Reviews

 Average rating (8 reviews)

 Clever design and decent sound for size

| | See all snakula's reviews (2)

This tiny pair of stereo speakers offers a very portable solution for expanding and improving on integrated laptop speakers and also makes a fair job of freeing you up from headphones when using an mp3 player.
Although they certainly go loud for their size, bass does not live up to the hype I have read on some sites - their size should tell you that! But they still do a pretty good job - well above the tinny fizz you can get. Treble and vocals are very good actually and you need to push them hard to get them to distort; or use low bitrate recordings!
Build is good; they don't feel flimsy and are heavy enough to give you some reassurance: they are still very portable.
Design is excellent. When attached to resemble an egg, their flat bases magnetically attract each other easily enough to keep them stuck. The magnets add a bit of mass in their bases for stability.
Holding the base and unscrewing causes the upper part of the speaker to spring up expanding via a concertina tube which forms a bass port. It looks great as well as serving to improve bass.
I particularly like the simple charging - usb from a computer to each speaker and a red LED light eventually (2hrs) turns blue when charged. The same light is on when in use and dims to show when juice is needed.
Battery life is excellent and I have not been too shy with volume.
Finally I have ordered another pair to make 4 speakers in all as each speaker can be connected to another (1 lead comes with each pair you buy) via a 'buddy jack' (3.5mm jack) to the usb input of the next speaker in the chain. This should improve bass a little as well as stereo spread. Clever marketing! 5 stars for design and vibe, 4 stars for sound.


| | See all alex6789's reviews (1)

These are amazing for sound and good for bass all around top quality would gladly buy some more and recommend these to anyone.

 Good Quality, Sound and bass for a portable and Looks Nice.

| | See all foster91's reviews (1)

If you want some decent portable speakers then these are definitely the ones you want to buy.
They are essentially two speakers and when travelling are attached to each other by magnets on their base. You then simply pull them apart twist each speaker and they expand out. attach the wires, switch them on and plug them into your MP3. It even has a volume control on the speaker wires supplied.
Other people have said they weren't impressed by the sound quality but they must have unrealistic high expectations for portable speakers because I found the results very good.
Haven't tested out the full battery life so can't really comment on that aspect but if its anything near the advertised 12 hours, I'll be happy.
Only bad point is the carry bag they come in. Its perfect for the speakers but leaves you wondering where to put the cable, as it wont really fit in.
Finally I'd recommend these to anyone looking for a decent set of portable speakers. 5 Stars!

 Great Set OF Speakers But....

| | See all uberneo's reviews (1)

These speakers are great. Sound is amazing (if you use High Bitrate files)
Rather strange Mini USB to Headphone Jack cable is used to charge, and connect speakers to the audio source. Looks a bit strange imho.

Slightly disappointed with the Bass. I have 2 original X-Mini speakers and playing "Propane Nightmares" used to have them leaping off the table.

The X-Mini Max 2 don't seem to be as bassy even though they have bigger drivers. Luckily they still have the ability to daisy chain, so I just plug my original X-Mini's in for some added boost.

So to Recap. As portable speakers these are great. Sound is amazing as long as you have high bitrate files, but they are lacking a little in the bass department.

5 Stars for build quality
5 Stars for ease of use
5 Stars for sound quality
4 Stars for base reflex.

 Ideal for travelling light

| | See all Ardentred's reviews (1)

Brought these speakers to play tracks from my IPOD touch, primarily to use on holiday and in hotel rooms. The internal lithium batteries offer enough power to fill a room with sound. Audio quality is impressive given the size of drivers used, particularly for mid range frequencies but bass reproduction is pretty average to be honest. This didn't come as a big surprise due to the laws of physics. The speakers are officially rated down to 200Hz which is quite modest so not best suited to heavy R&B, house or dance tracks but more suited to accoustic / pop songs which are reproduced very well. For the money these speakers are a good buy for their compact size, portability, chic looks and volume, possibly less so for their dynamic range if I was being picky.

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