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Kitsound HIVE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Kitsound HIVE. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Kitsound HIVE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kitsound HIVE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Kitsound HIVE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably.

price, size, usability, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KitSound Hive Bluetooth Wireless Portable Stereo Speaker for iPod/iPhone/iPad/Android/Windows Devices - BlueKitSound Hive Bluetooth Wireless Portable Stereo Speaker for iPod/iPhone/iPad/Android/Windows Devices - Blue

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kitsound HIVE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Kitsound HIVE from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive.

design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KitSound Hive Bluetooth Wireless Universal Portable Speaker Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and MP3 Devices - Retail Packaging - BlackKitSound Hive Bluetooth Wireless Universal Portable Speaker Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets and MP3 Devices - Retail Packaging - Black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

KitSound Hive Evolution review

 

Well balanced and solidly built, but the KitSound falls short of the best

Digs up decent levels of detail ; Mainly balanced presentation ; Well-built, solid aluminium chassis

We’d like more muscle – tauter bass and a bigger presentation ; Slight hardness in upper frequencies ; Up against talented rivals

It’s well balanced and well built, but the Hive Evolution lacks the audio reach and upper sweetness of the best around

Jan, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Kitsound Hive review

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The Kitsound Hive is an extremely compact Bluetooth speaker with a distinctive honeycomb style. Kitsound isn't one of the biggest names in audio, but we've been impressed by its bigger speaker docks. Does the Hive carry on the good work at a smaller...

Mar, 2015

There’s nothing that I’ve tested so far at this price point that even comes close to the quality of sound you get with the Hive 2 and so I am happy to

Expert review by : Craig Bartlett (play3r.net)

Kitsound Hive 2 Bluetooth Speaker Review

 

The Kitsound Hive 2 received our Value and Recommended Awards for the great sound quality available as this low price point, but what is it like to use?

Great sound quality ; Effective bass ; Low price point ; lightweight and portable ; NFC chip to set up Bluetooth connection makes pairing idiot-proof

Styling takes a bit of getting used to

The Kitsound Hive 2 is an exceptional piece of kit, and for only £35 on Amazon at the moment, it’s well worth a 2nd look if you are in the market for portable sound. Technologically this really is a bit of a marvel, 12-watt speakers, effective bass,...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Jackie Cheng (the-gadgeteer.com)

Kitsound Hive Wireless Speaker review

 

Portable music has been a hit, especially since Sony first developed their Walkman players and then Apple introduced their iPods. But usually these portable players require wired headphones for you to enjoy your music, or you had to plug them in to...

Amazing sound quality ; High volume ; Superior bass

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Nov, 2013

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

You cannot do better for the money

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It is true that there are much better portable speakers out there but this packs a punch for such a small speaker and the sound quality is much better than one would expect after reading this review. Some detail may be missed but if you are looking for...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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Excellent value for money. So light that I take it from room to room as I move about the house, and in my pocket when out and about.I like all manner of music and find that the sound is much better than I expected for the size.Highly recommended for...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Bass!

 

If this speaker is put. In the right surface the bass on top of the general sound quality is great but not recommended for people. Blasting music walking round the street.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Easy to use great sound

 

Great product, easy to use and has reat sound quality

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

The speakers sounds great and looks super nice

 

The design of the speaker is super nice and the sound it pretty loud which is great

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Looks fab and sound great

 

The best you are going to get in this price range in fact easily on par with some of the higher priced portable speakers. Can't fault and I'm extremely fussy about sound quality and volume.

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:50 - 20000
Impedance:8
RMS rated power:12 / 20 / 5
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):78
Speakers RMS power:2.5

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Purple / Red / White / Yellow
Design:Rectangle / Soundbar
LED indicators:Y
Product Type:STEREO
Volume Control:Digital

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:4
Driver Size:4
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):78

Other features

Connector(s):1
Continuous audio playback time:10
Headphone sensitivity:78
Mobile device type:Portable speaker

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm) / Audio (3.5mm), USB
Manual:Y / Yes

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone / Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX In:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth range:10
Bluetooth version:2.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB / NFC/Bluetooth/3.5mm
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB charging port:Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth / NFC/Bluetooth

Power

AC adapter frequency:78
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 8
Battery Type:Built-in
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB
USB charging:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.9 / 49
Height :6.4 / 64
Weight:400
Width:16.5