Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
The holiday season is just around the corner. If you are a shopping addict like me, you must already have your shopping wish list ready by now. If you are planning on buying a portable Bluetooth speaker I have something exciting for you. I’ve been using Kinivo BTX270, a rechargeable wireless portable Bluetooth speaker for quite some time now. I am going to share my experience of it. I had never used any portable Bluetooth speaker before this. Since I love listening to music at all times, I played my favourite tunes and numbers from mobile phones and tablets. But I was seldom satisfied with the sound quality emitting from these gadgets owing to their relatively tiny speakers.
Kinivo BTX270 is a nice portable speaker useful for your mobile phone, tablet as also laptop. It has Bluetooth connectivity with apt-X support for high quality music streaming with improved range. A2DP, HSP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles are fully supported. The speaker also has the traditional 3.5 mm audio input for connecting devices without Bluetooth support. Kinivo BTX270 is compact in size and can easily fit inside your backpack. It is convenient enough for you to carry it anywhere while on the move. This useful device can be a great companion if you love listening to music. One of its most impressive features is that this Bluetooth speaker has two 3W drivers that can produce high quality sound. Kinivo BTX270 has a built-in rechargeable battery which promises up to 8 hours of back to back music. The speakers can easily be recharged in no time using standard micro USB. Battery status can be checked on the iPhone and iPad.
When I first got the speaker, I was impressed with the packaging. It came inside a hard cardboard box which looks and feels nice too. It was pleasant to the eyes as also touch. After opening the box, I was surprised to see how tiny the speaker was. I was expecting it to be a lot bigger. The speaker comes with a micro USB charging cable, a 3.5 mm audio cable and user manual. Unfortunately, Kinivo doesn’t come with a charger. So you have to either use your phone’s charger or plug it into the computer for charging. It’s not a deal breaker because you probably have multiple chargers lying around.
The build quality of the speaker is nice. The soft touch rubber finish around the speaker feels great to touch adding extra finesse and robustness to the product. I think the speaker can easily survive some rough handling (I do not recommend it though). Thankfully the soft touch finish doesn’t cause the imprinting of fingerprints on the speaker. The design of Kinivo BTX270 is clean and minimalistic. On the front side you will find three buttons- volume up & down and one multi-function button. There is one hidden LED notification light that lights up when the speaker is on or while it is charging. The power button, micro USB port and 3.5 mm audio input are located on the right side of the speaker. You will find the Kinivo logo located on the top.
Let us now move to the main part of the review, which is audio quality. Well, when I first turned on the speaker and connected my phone, I was not expecting great audio quality from this seemingly small speaker. But I was wrong; it sounded good and upon maximizing the volume the sound soared greatly. Kinivo BTX270 can easily fill a moderate size room with clear, crisp sound always great for house parties and such occasions. It produces balanced sound with a good amount of bass and treble. I played different types of music and it performed quite well. The overall sound quality is good. I just wish it was a little bit clearer in the mid tones. A little bit distortion can be noticed in the mid tones. But that’s not a big issue because at this price, point and physical size it is quite feasible. It sounds way better than any of the tablet or laptop speakers. Kinivo BTX270 features built-in microphone for hands free calling. Kinivo BTX270 doesn’t have NFC connectivity so you can’t just tap your NFC equipped phone or tablet to pair with the speakers.
Kinivo BTX270 is a good choice if you are looking for an affordable portable Bluetooth speaker with good sound quality. On Amazon, it is one the best rated portable Bluetooth speakers. The speaker is available on Amazon for $59.99 while the actual price is $89.99. For this price it is a steal.