The world of Bluetooth Speakers is a vast one. You can’t even venture into the local supermarket without seeing loads of them on offer on the shelves. The Muvo 2 is a small unit, but one that packs a surprising punch in both volume, and quality.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t going to replace your expensive audio setup, but as a wireless speaker, the first thing that shocked me was the bass. For what it is (and that’s a massive caveat), and how big it is, the bass is very impressive. This is a speaker you can almost comfortably fit in your pocket, and as long as you place it on a decent, flat surface, the bass it kicks out is bloody excellent.
In fact, generally, the audio quality is far and away better than I expected from looking at it. Interestingly (though I couldn’t test this), you can also pair it with a second Muvo 2 and have one as left speaker; the other as right. It makes for a slightly less portable solution, but it’s cool that you can do that. Pairing with my iPhone 6S was instant (just press the bluetooth button on the speaker, and then connect via your phone settings), and I was streaming Spotify audio, files stored on Mega, and even YouTube videos within seconds. It all sounds great, and it’s nice to be able to pick up your speaker and walk into another room.
The one area it slightly struggles, is volume. While it can put out decent sound levels, at high volume it begins to distort rather quickly. Indeed, the Muvo 2 feels like the perfect speaker for a sunny, Summertime BBQ, with the ability to act as background, but just as comfortable when your jam kicks in and you have to turn it up.
The Muvo 2 has a superb battery life, as well. I delayed writing this review, because I couldn’t kill the battery – it just kept going, and will give you a good eight or ten hours per charge. You can also connect to the speaker via USB, or aux-input, and you can even throw a microSD card in for good measure to play MP3s, WMAs, or even Lossless Flac files from.
Coming in a variety of colours, the grey model we have looks inoffensive, and although (again) we didn’t get chance to test it, it’s apparently water-resistant, too. If you want a speaker you can take with you on the go that just works with most of your existing tech, then £69.99 is an okay price to pay, but any more and I’d want better volume and bass. For what it is, though, it’s hard not to recommend.
Good bass for its size
Great battery life
Average at high volume
Not that cheap