KitSound Hive Evolution tooth Portable Stereo Speaker – good quality sound and volume

Kitsound hive evolution rechargeable bluetooth speaker with aux input. So, i already have a kitsound speaker which i use for work (the pocket hive). I also have some in ear headphones from the same company (euphoria in ear headphones). When i was looking for a speaker with more power, quality and reliability i went back to kitsound. The hive evolution comes with a great quality carry case, which has a storage compartment for the aux and charger cables. The speaker itself is comfortingly weighty and, i think, quite pretty. In the manual it says that the speaker reaches optimum effectiveness after a period of ‘running in’ but i think it’s pretty damn good straight out of the box. If i’m being super critical the sound straight out of the box does distort at around 75% maximum volume but that is neighbour worryingly loud.

Very happy with this 5 stars never had a better speaker. Very happy with this 5 stars never had a better speaker than this for the money always get people saying wow that’s good for that size.

Brilliant little speaker, powerful and long charge. Easily portable and comes with carry case. Here are the specifications for the KitSound Hive Evolution tooth Portable Stereo Speaker:

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  • Two passive bass radiators ensure suitable acoustic balance, expanding out each and every note
  • 20 W of power means this speaker can fill a room giving you inspiring sound each and every time
  • The monocoque aluminium chassis ensures the weight is equally distributed, making this speaker durable and robust
  • Bluetooth connectivity that can reach up to 20 m and NFC pairing that only takes one single touch
  • Vibrant and high audio with up to 8 hours of play time

Good quality sound and volume. Arrived on time, good quality sound and volume. Got it in the sale, definitely worth £25.

Really clear reception my grandson was over the moon.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The Hive Evo raises the bar for all portable speakers. Quality!
  • Very happy with this 5 stars never had a better speaker
  • good quality sound and volume

Really clear reception my grandson was over the moon.

Very impressed with quality and volume of the sound you get from the size of the item.

The best speaker for it’s price.

Great sound, 5w of power, british engineering, a fab case with carabiner and ultra matte black finish a++. The first thing i noticed about the hive as i call it, was how impressed i was by the quality of the box it arrived in. As an apple girl i am used to quality products arriving in quality boxes. So, i set about taking it out of the box to find a really excellent quality jet black protective zippered hard case (in the shape of the hive) with an attached strong carabina so that i could hook my hive safely to my backpack when out hiking if i wanted to etc. I was loving these features before i even got to using the hive for the first timethe hive comes with its own built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and comes complete with a usb charging cable that you can charge your hive with via a usb port on your computer or via a usb wall charger. I’ve charged it up by both methods over the past few weeks. It takes around 3 hours to fully charge the battery and you can see that it is in charging mode when the led indicator light flashes red. To let you know its fully charged, the red led indicator light will go out. You can connect to your mobile, laptop or tablet easily via bluetooth or the included 3.

Great quality and sound from a such a small package. . I use my pocket hive as a speaker for my phone and ipod for work. The pocket hive was recommended to me by a friend as a replacement for my old work speakers. The carry case is soft but robust enough to protect the speaker and has a handy little clip on it which is useful to hang it from a belt loop or rucksack. There’s a separate compartment in the top of the case which is big enough to house the 3. 5mm aux input cable and a charge cable. It’s small size makes it easy to transport and it takes up next to no room wherever i use it. It is so compact that it’ll be ideal to take to festivals/ camping/ on holiday this year. The bluetooth, once setup, pairs quickly with my phone and i use the aux input connected to the phone jack on my ipod. I haven’t had any high pitched buzzing as reported on earlier reviews but my phone automatically pairs even when i use the aux.

Good quality sound and volume. Arrived on time, good quality sound and volume. Got it in the sale, definitely worth £25.

Great quality for the price recommend. For the price the quality is amazing, not only in the build of both products but also in the sound. Both are quite bass heavy with the right amount of treble to make the song sound natural. The sound is extremely clear for something of this price bracket.

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  1. So i spend my days listening to some of the worlds best loudspeakers money can buy. I came to the kitsound pocket hive while searching for a speaker that allowed me to listen to music in my old car. Outside of the work that owning a vintage car creates i also run a company that uses advanced 3d sound to create immersive experiences, so i spend my days listening to some of the worlds best loudspeakers money can buy. Well, i’ve had the pocket hive speaker for a little over a year now and am still loving it. It does what i was after and this speaker allows me to easily listen to music at decent volumes and quality straight off my phone or ipod. The battery seems to last brilliantly, and at present, after running it for about a year, am charging it after about every 12-15 hours worth of use – running off bluetooth. I find the design and usability to be very intuitive, and taking and receiving calls, as well as skipping and pausing tracks is simple, and something i can do without looking while driving. Sound wise i like it – it’s tuned with a good amount of clarity across the spectral range, making it surprisingly punchy and clear given the size. You don’t get the volume out of something like the minirig, but it’s more than ample (i’m more often turning it down than up) and bass wise it works well as long as placed on a solid surface. For the price i think this is an exceptional speaker.
  2. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    So i spend my days listening to some of the worlds best loudspeakers money can buy. I came to the kitsound pocket hive while searching for a speaker that allowed me to listen to music in my old car. Outside of the work that owning a vintage car creates i also run a company that uses advanced 3d sound to create immersive experiences, so i spend my days listening to some of the worlds best loudspeakers money can buy. Well, i’ve had the pocket hive speaker for a little over a year now and am still loving it. It does what i was after and this speaker allows me to easily listen to music at decent volumes and quality straight off my phone or ipod. The battery seems to last brilliantly, and at present, after running it for about a year, am charging it after about every 12-15 hours worth of use – running off bluetooth. I find the design and usability to be very intuitive, and taking and receiving calls, as well as skipping and pausing tracks is simple, and something i can do without looking while driving. Sound wise i like it – it’s tuned with a good amount of clarity across the spectral range, making it surprisingly punchy and clear given the size. You don’t get the volume out of something like the minirig, but it’s more than ample (i’m more often turning it down than up) and bass wise it works well as long as placed on a solid surface. For the price i think this is an exceptional speaker.
  3. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    Definitely the best small portable speaker around for it’s price. . I was lucky enough to receive one of these fantastic looking speakers for review and boy does it impress from the word go. The packaging is so nice, you don’t want to damage it, let alone throw it away and the unit itself comes in a really nice carry case, which is like a hard sunglasses case – and not just the unit, the charging cable is also fitted neatly into the case in a separate area, neat. You will be surprised at the weight of this thing, it’s not so heavy you wouldn’t carry it, but it’s heavy enough that it feels like it’s got a bit of meat to it unlike the feather-light units you find in stores all over the place these days. This is a proper piece of kit and you can tell that the manufacturer has made something that fits the ‘evolution’ title it’s been given. The sound is awesome for a small speaker, even at low volume there is noticeable bass and clarity in the vocal elements of songs. As you’d expect, connectivity is a breeze and there’s a little tone to let you know when it powers up and down. I’m a bit of a sucker for good build quality and this has it. The metal finish is beautiful and the hexagon pattern is used cleverly back and front. There are no dodgy edges, crummy plastic bits or flimsy structures – just pure class.
  4. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    Definitely the best small portable speaker around for it’s price. . I was lucky enough to receive one of these fantastic looking speakers for review and boy does it impress from the word go. The packaging is so nice, you don’t want to damage it, let alone throw it away and the unit itself comes in a really nice carry case, which is like a hard sunglasses case – and not just the unit, the charging cable is also fitted neatly into the case in a separate area, neat. You will be surprised at the weight of this thing, it’s not so heavy you wouldn’t carry it, but it’s heavy enough that it feels like it’s got a bit of meat to it unlike the feather-light units you find in stores all over the place these days. This is a proper piece of kit and you can tell that the manufacturer has made something that fits the ‘evolution’ title it’s been given. The sound is awesome for a small speaker, even at low volume there is noticeable bass and clarity in the vocal elements of songs. As you’d expect, connectivity is a breeze and there’s a little tone to let you know when it powers up and down. I’m a bit of a sucker for good build quality and this has it. The metal finish is beautiful and the hexagon pattern is used cleverly back and front. There are no dodgy edges, crummy plastic bits or flimsy structures – just pure class.
  5. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    The hive evo raises the bar for all portable speakers.  hey amazon people, check out the video of my unboxing of this product below or read on for my full review. This is undoubtedly the best portable speaker i have come across so far. Before this, i had a ks hive2 portable speaker and i still have this in my kitchen, but needed something with a little more oomph for the road. The hive evo has 20w of power compared to the 12w of the hive2 which i think is a nice step up in power. It also has bluetooth connectivity with nfc one touch pairing. The packaging is simply stunning. From the shiny outer shell, to the rose-gold main box, it oozes quality and even the inner part of the box, looks like a proper presentation box. No expense has been spared here.
    1. The hive evo raises the bar for all portable speakers.  hey amazon people, check out the video of my unboxing of this product below or read on for my full review. This is undoubtedly the best portable speaker i have come across so far. Before this, i had a ks hive2 portable speaker and i still have this in my kitchen, but needed something with a little more oomph for the road. The hive evo has 20w of power compared to the 12w of the hive2 which i think is a nice step up in power. It also has bluetooth connectivity with nfc one touch pairing. The packaging is simply stunning. From the shiny outer shell, to the rose-gold main box, it oozes quality and even the inner part of the box, looks like a proper presentation box. No expense has been spared here.
  6. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    Wow – must be the best portable speaker out there. A good sound system is an important part of my life. I always have music playing at home and out and about. I’ve previously owned the kitsound hive due to its portability, amazing sound a sleek looks and it was time to upgrade.At home i have sonos play 5 system, so whilst i was purchasing a new portable speaker for holidays etc it needed to stand out and find its place in my lounge. The kitsound hive evolution certainly does this – it is undoubtably one of the best looking speakers i have ever seen. The praise for this speaker doesn’t stop therethe unboxing of the speaker is immense. If you are looking for gift then look no further. An in box is wrapped by a white sleeve which has imposed images and logos. The evolution range looks like a spin off from the current ks range with emphasis on uniqueness and quality.
    1. Wow – must be the best portable speaker out there. A good sound system is an important part of my life. I always have music playing at home and out and about. I’ve previously owned the kitsound hive due to its portability, amazing sound a sleek looks and it was time to upgrade.At home i have sonos play 5 system, so whilst i was purchasing a new portable speaker for holidays etc it needed to stand out and find its place in my lounge. The kitsound hive evolution certainly does this – it is undoubtably one of the best looking speakers i have ever seen. The praise for this speaker doesn’t stop therethe unboxing of the speaker is immense. If you are looking for gift then look no further. An in box is wrapped by a white sleeve which has imposed images and logos. The evolution range looks like a spin off from the current ks range with emphasis on uniqueness and quality.
  7. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    I bought one of these to use with spotify on my phone, thinking if it was good enough i would buy a second o e to daisy chain together. After a week i bought a second one, these are great little speakers. My wife has a hive speaker but i wanted the portability of a pocket hivethe sound quality for something so small is fantastic, yes its not a hi-fi but i use itehike travelling in a noisy truck on the motorway and it still packs enough sound. Having the second one is just my extravagance but well worth it. I certainly recommend these speakers.
  8. This review is from : KitSound Hive Evolution Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker for iOS, Samsung and Android Devices – Gun Metal

    I bought one of these to use with spotify on my phone, thinking if it was good enough i would buy a second o e to daisy chain together. After a week i bought a second one, these are great little speakers. My wife has a hive speaker but i wanted the portability of a pocket hivethe sound quality for something so small is fantastic, yes its not a hi-fi but i use itehike travelling in a noisy truck on the motorway and it still packs enough sound. Having the second one is just my extravagance but well worth it. I certainly recommend these speakers.