Today we take a closer look at the Xenta W-04EBY portable Bluetooth speaker, costing just £29.99 how will it stack up against the competition? My first thoughts on the product actually relate to how light the speaker was, and the dark and menacing appearance the product actually has when compared to perhaps some of the more colourful options on the market. I feel Bluetooth products are becoming uncountable and in the thousands, so this particular niche of the portable products industry is becoming something that is constantly in competition. At the higher end of the market, we have amazing products like the ODT Turtle shell, but I feel the lower end of the market is the place all the real competition happens. So what does £29.99 buy you with the Xenta W-04EBY Portable Bluetooth speaker?
The specifications of this product are fairly impressive, the frequency range shows promise when compared to some “higher end” products it actually has a higher top end frequency than those. However with portable speakers we are looking for power + fidelity + battery size/ size.
- Battery: 1050mA
- Power Output: 3W x2
- Speaker Units: 1.5″ x2
- Impedance: 4ohm
- Frequency Response: 70Hz—16KHz
- Separation: ≥40dB
- S/N: 80dB
- Sensitivity： 550mV
- Power Adaptor : DC5V/500mA-1A
- Dimension: W151xH48xD58mm
Taking a closer look at the product and the packaging I have to commend Xenta for designing packaging that simply protects the product and supplies the user with what they need to get started.
On the sides of the device is a matte rubber material that I personally dislike in a product, with the prominent “Xenta” branding. We also have the backwards and forwards track controls, and the call accept button.
On one end of the device, you’ll notice the same matte rubber material surrounded by a mesh to allow the audio to flow freely.You can see the Xenta W-04EBY has a DC5V mini USB connector, aux connector, and an on-off switch.
The bottom of the device is slightly raised up perhaps allowing the bass to flow more freely and reducing less vibration on the surface the product is sitting on.
In this image you get a better glimpse of the drivers which do look very basic, in the centre we can just make out the “passive subwoofer”.