Philips MP3 portable speaker SBA1600BLK Universal is rated
Rated 4 out of
great sound for such a tiny carry anywhere speaker, but cord gets damaged way too easily and then it becomes useless & battery compartment hard to use
This super tiny speaker actually puts out an amazing sound quality for something so tiny... I use it for my outcall massage practice and it works soooo great :) I can carry it in my purse, it looks great... no-one can believe how good the sound it is, given the size... rich and loud~ ideal for anyone who wants sound-to-go...
Two drawbacks... one irritating, the other terminal...
Irritating~ whoever designed the battery compartment didn't have to use it... It's super awkward to open... but I deal with it (regularly) coz I love this speaker.
Terminal~ Sadly the wiring seems to get damaged pretty easily and within a few months of using the wires must break or something because suddenly I have to jiggle the wire to the 'right' place to get it to play~ and then it's a matter of days before there is no more 'right place' and it's a throw-away... (I'm on my second unit for this reason alone... very sad! and a waste... ) Why did I get a second? Because the sound/size/cool factors are exactly what I was looking for... but I'm rethinking buying no. 3 because the last one only lasted about 6 months despite being so much more careful to transport the wiring so it doesn't get squished... Wish Phillips would read this and take a good look at reworking these aspects~ because it's the smallest, and best sound I've found anywhere...
If you didn't try to take it on the go it would probably last forever :) But the battery door still needs rethinking ~ maybe Phillips would like to send me a replacement since I've gone through two and since this feedback is honest and probably helpful...
Date published: 2012-03-27