Product Type: Technika speakers
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Technika MA-309 Portable Speaker
Member Name: bhayanid
Technika MA-309 Portable Speaker
Advantages: Very cheap
Disadvantages: Not great sound quality, eats battery
Well am not sure if there is much point putting a further review on this, as having just done a Google search I can inform you that this no longer seems to be being sold anywhere, but I will give my 2 cents worth anyway.
At the time I had been looking around for a set of portable speakers for a while, one that would last a while, as well as having a decent sound quality. Initially I was looking at the growing x-mini range, but the problem here is that everyone is buying them, so I found it off-putting and after doing a little bit of research I went for the mixed review Technika portable speaker. Now the reason I wanted portable speakers was pretty simple for its portability so I could take them on holiday and in places where music is needed.
So there were in Tesco on offer for around £4, so I went and purchased them. After initially opening them I was surprised at the build quality as they seemed quite sturdy however we all know about how looks can be deceiving. The picture on this page pretty much does the talking for me, but its just a black and silver design, pretty simple, but I didn't buy this for the looks I bought it for the inner goodness.
This connects up to any 3.5mm device, so pretty much every mp3 player and phone these days, after all I am sure when this was bought it was for people using their portable speakers and their portable devices as the players. It would be bizarre to connect these up to your speakers, but am sure there are a few people who may have to test it out. The cable is of a decent length, I would have preferred it to be slightly longer but for the price I cant complain.
You will need 3 AAA batteries, which I think is too excessive and I personally find that rechargeable batteries tend not to quite last as long. This I guess is where they make their money back, and only expect a few hours usage if played at the max volume which to be honest isn't very loud. I am struggling to criticise this too much simply because it is so cheap.
In terms of sound quality it is quite tiny sounding, the treble is OK and maybe better than expected but the bass is not great at all. There is a big difference between this and the x-mini, so personally speaking when looking for a portable speaker I would plump on spending the extra few pound and going for the x-mini as although that is twice as expensive, it is probably four times as good in sound quality. Overall simply cause of the cheaper price I will give this three stars.
Summary: You get what you pay for
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