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Crank Up The Volume

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Wireless Bluetooth speakers are not longer a luxury and are becoming much more affordable by the day. There is an extensive variety of products from brands like JBL, Bose, Bang and Olufsen and other brands that have been stacking up in the market. Popular accessory maker Logitech has portable Bluetooth speaker of its own called the X300 which is available for about Rs.4000 and aims to target the budget range.
The speaker is not very flashy rather has a nice subtle looking design with rubberised plastic all around a large speaker grill in between which feels very sturdy. It isn’t very big in size either and is perfect if you want to carry it around, maybe on vacation trips, as it easily fits in a backpack without taking too much space. The controls include soft buttons for volume control, Bluetooth connectivity and a small power button placed at one of the edges. Of course you can charge it via the microUSB port and there is an option to attach your smartphone or laptop with an auxiliary cable.

The audio output is loud and impressive and has the potential to fill up a large hall, something that you don’t expect from such a small speaker. Even at the highest volume you don’t face any distortion. However there were instances where it seems inconsistent and the volume leveling was not the best. This was mostly when playing heavy metal tracks or songs where there is a lot of distortion and heavy instruments. The battery backup is surprisingly great as it played on for 8-hours straight before it had to be juiced up again.
The X300 is definitely a value for money product, but it might not be suitable for every type of music listener. If you want a basic wireless speaker with a good amount of volume, this is a recommended product. Definitely not for someone who is an audiophile.