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This speaker is really good and better than what I thought it might be (though I have Mpow BT Headphones, and they’re my absolute favourite, so I already had high hopes!).

The sound is clear, volume good — Bass is clear and solid but the EQ is more “Balanced” than “bass heavy”, Vocals were nicely clear and sharp (listening to Goth Rock & Rock-styled “pop” music that rely on good bass & powerful vocals, and it didn’t let the songs down — perfectly good for a shower situation!).

I really enjoyed listening to it, and it was clear to hear in the shower under the spray.

It’s easy to hold (coming from someone who finds holding things difficult) and the back has a soft rubber that makes it non-slippery for the Shower. The buttons on the back are easy to press too, and have solid clicks that let you know you’ve pressed them correctly. 

 It was perfectly fine with the water spray on it. The suction cup that came with it, held its own OK, but when it was under the water spray quite constantly, it did end up falling. And the speaker was none the worse for it, either. I ended up hanging it by the rope under the shower head after that, and the rope is robust and thick and sturdy.

Bluetooth is easy to pair (Looking for “Soundhot Q2” & selecting it, paired with my phone without issue). The in-built TF option (as in Micro SD card, like in your phone) is also a good one, making it even easier to listen to music. 

You can also take hands-free phone calls on this. When I tried this, the tone was clear on both sides, the connection good and stable. It’s answered by an easy click on the Play/Pause/Call button on the back. Just as simple as that.

It seems quite easy to ensure you don’t miss a call whilst you’re in the shower with this. It’s a great idea, because you also can’t miss a call because “you didn’t hear it with the radio on” whilst you were in there, too.


I’m definitely happy with this. It’s proved itself well as a showering companion, and I’ll think nothing of using it as a general BT speaker, either. Mpow in general are definitely a favourite with me in general (and I’ve been through oh-so-many different companies in these things, headphones, speakers, etc!). This didn’t let me down either. Phew!



 

AKG Q701 Review – by audio acolyte

AKG Q701 Review

The AKG Q701s – paired with the Audio GD NFC-15 DAC – makes the music and sound FX on my Xbox 360 games sound just amazingly incredible! There are no words as to how brilliant games sound and I’ve been blown away!

Also having the NFC-15 DAC routing the sound via optical out through Cambridge Audio Azure 550a and into speaker monitors has also completely changed how much I appreciate the sound and music of these games – the detail there and missed (even with proper gaming headsets) is incredible. I’ve been impressed!

Don’t Look Back

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Music
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The life you never knew of
Is there for you to take
The fear inside makes you want to hide
You need to find some faith
 
It’s a dark and lonely night
And you’re waiting for the dawn to come
Don’t regret the life you’ve had to lead
Because now you can see the sun
 
It’s time; don’t look back because the past is gone
This time don’t let destiny decide your fate
Through it all you just believed
Don’t regret the life that you have lived
Everything will turn out right in the end
Don’t look back
You know you’ll finally live again
 
You think you’re trapped inside
But now it’s time to let go
A victim of life, but if you’re strong enough
Don’t cry for it anymore
 
It’s time; don’t look back because the past is gone
This time don’t let destiny decide your fate
Through it all you just believed
Don’t regret the life that you have lived
Everything will turn out right in the end
Don’t look back
Because you know you’ll feel that fire again
 
You’re scared, and alone in the world
Longing to be set free
You think there’s nothing left
But shadows and misery
 
It’s time; don’t look back because the past is gone
This time don’t let destiny decide your fate
Through it all you just believed
Don’t regret the life that you have lived
Everything will turn out right in the end
Don’t look back,you know you’ll finally live again
You’ll finally live again