The 10W driver upgrade was specifically to add some bass to the low end. Expanding on the volume: On bass heavy songs, it can be seen rattling its way across my desk, something which makes me almost wet myself with pure satisfaction. Starting with the bass: Playing music at varying volumes throughout the day we got it to last 10.
What hardware does it pack inside?
Waterproof No. Rating SG.
Nothing too strenuous, of course. A short male-to-male audio cable comes included in the package. Not a big deal for me, but it may be a dealbreaker for some.
Sound This is where the MagicBox 2 again surprised me. Shop and Save! Fortunately, there are several reputable brands out there for you to choose from, even in the budget range. Six sides, one for the top and bottom and the four that wrap around it.
If you plug it in to charge, another red LED turns on and stays on until fully charged. The sexy black rubber and grill is somewhat nice on the eye,while the sound is almost just as soothing to your ears. The highs get overtaken by the bass when extremely loud.
It sounds a little boomy and hollow but it was strong enough that the rumbling did send it crashing to the floor during testing. I have never heard of them and neither have any of my fellow AndroidGuys writers.
I personally enjoyed the sleek minimal design, but I can see how others might not. Throw a wall or two in the way and skipping is still prevalent but it does become more frequent. Definitely loud enough to use at a small party, for example.
It has holes that are perfectly sized to pick up your average sized crumbs, dirt, or even hairs. Once you switch it on, the LED light behind the mesh turns on in the color blue, flashing until it gets connected to a music source.
The speaker is still a slim black box with grilles on three sides and a soft plastic covering the top, bottom, and fourth side. The footprint of the speaker is exactly the same as the previous model, measuring 6 x 2 x 1.
On the bright side that rubber definitely adds to the durability. Not excellent, but awesome. Just like looking for an Android phone, it can be a pretty daunting process to find a decent speaker.