One thing which the audiophiles miss the most while traveling is music because most of the hotels are not equipped with proper music listening equipment. The music listening facilities at the campsites are also minimal and infact it is nearly absent at some of the campsites. Music lovers often find it difficult to remain without music for long time but they have a reason to cheer up now because the advancement in technologies has allowed many companies to manufacture portable music players which the audiophiles can carry comfortably while traveling.
Here is the list of 10 best portable speakers for the audiophile on the road
1. Powerful Wireless Portable Speaker MBS 200
Manufactured by Sony Ericsson, the MBS 200 is a portable wireless speaker which is lightweight and easy to carry. This speaker is perfect for audiophiles who want to enjoy their favorite music at standard high volume while traveling. This speaker can be connected with the MP3 player because it has a 3.5mm input. The MBS-200 can also be connected to mobile phone. The MBS 200 speaker features Bluetooth technology and it can be installed within seconds. Currently this stylish speaker is available in two colors: Dark Grey and White. You can check the name of the track playing on your MP3 player or mobile phone by looking at the OLED display on top on this speaker.
2. Sony Ericsson MPS 100 portable speaker
The MPS 100 is a wireless portable speaker manufactured by Sony Ericsson as a successor to MPS 60 launched by Sony Ericsson. The MPS 100 can be connected to Sony Ericsson mobile phone. This speaker has a 3.5 mm input allowing the user to connect the speaker to MP3 player and computer. The Sony Ericsson MPS 100 features neodymium speakers with fast port connector. Currently this speaker is available in two models: silver and grey, black with silver. This portable speaker is available in different sizes: 100.0 x 55.0 mm, 3.9 x 2.2 inches – 100.0 x 55.0 mm and 3.9 x 2.2 inches.
3. Philips Portable USB Speaker System
Priced at around $18.85, the Philips Portable USB Speaker System is a small gadget which is lightweight and easy to carry. The bass pipe is inbuilt in this speaker which gives realistic, clear sound. This speaker allows you to experience true multimedia. It can be connected to a computer and laptop. This speaker system is user friendly and can be installed within minutes.
4. Eggy Ultra Portable Speakers
Shaped like an egg, the Eggy is an ultra portable speaker manufactured by S&J Co. Ltd. This wireless speaker features a 20mm micromini unit with 4 Watt of RMS. The digital amp is in-built and it helps in reproducing original sounds. This innovative and stylish speaker can be connected to computer and laptop. This speaker uses USB interface as the power source. This portable speaker was unveiled at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
5. Logitech Portable Speaker S125i for ipod
Manufactured for Apple iPod users, Logitech portable speaker S125i has an innovative design. This speaker is easy to carry. Weighing under one pound, this wireless speaker run on AC or battery power. This speaker also features an iPod speaker. A 3.5 mm input allows the users to connect this speaker to MP3 player, CD player, computer and laptop.
6. Chill Pill Portable Speaker
Priced at $39.95, the Chill Pill portable speaker is a very useful gadget for audiophile because it can be connected to iPhone, iPod or Mp3 player. This speaker is actually a set of two speakers that are connected together by a magnet. The Chill Pill portable speaker is powered by a rechargeable battery, which can be recharged using USB. This rechargeable battery has 8 hours of music playback.
7. Portable USB Speaker (EM 128)
Manufactured by Chinese firm Emax Enterprise Group Co., Ltd, the EM 128 is a portable featuring volume adjustable stereo earphone plug. The output power of this wireless speaker is 6W. The EM 128 has an antimagnetic speaker design and 3″ all frequency unit. Currently this speaker is available only in black color.
8. X mini II Portable Speaker
X mini II is a capsule shaped portable speaker weighing just 83 grams. The dimensions of this wireless speaker are 60 x 60 x 44mm. The frequency response of this speaker range from 100Hz to 20Khz. The loudspeaker output is 2.5W while the signal to noise ratio is 89dB. This speaker features a 3.5mm input allowing the user to connect several devices including laptop, computer, MP3 player, cell phone etc. This speaker is powered by a rechargeable battery. This portable speaker is priced at $29.9.
9. Tunebug Vibe SurfaceSound Portable Speaker
Manufactured by Tunebug, this portable speaker is shaped like a plate. The dimensions of the Tunebug Vibe SurfaceSound Portable Speaker are 58.5 x 25.4mm. Weighing just 150g, this portable speaker sports a standard 3.5mm input allowing the user to connect several devices including laptop, computer, MP3 player, cell phone etc. This speaker is powered by a rechargeable battery with 5 hours of playtime.
10. Dice shaped portable speaker by Buffalo
Shaped like a dice, the Buffalo BSSP05I is a portable speaker manufactured by Buffalo Japan. Priced at $33, this portable, wireless speaker has been designed for iPod. This speaker runs on the power delivered from the iPod. It has an output of 1W. You can connect this speaker to iPod Shuffle as well.