Muse Mini is another portable speaker that’s occupied the market. The demand for these diminutive devices always seems to be high as is the case for headphones and amplified speakers.
The Muse Mini package consists of the speaker, a USB charging cord, and a 1/8th inch M to M stereo cord. The speaker comes in a choice of colors – silver, black, blue, white and green, though the manufacturer claims red and other colors can also be done. Muse Mini is also available with or without Bluetooth connectivity.
The cylindrical speaker has the logo at the top on a plastic insert on the speaker grill which is silver in color. There is also a logo on the body, a charging port, status light, audio jack and the Bluetooth switch if you’ve selected the Bluetooth equipped version.
Muse Mini portable speaker offers quite a good, quality sound that depicts the various elements of the song clearly, crisply and accurately. As one could expect from a speaker this diminutive, bass and treble may not be spectacular but certainly more than one would expect from such a tiny portable device.
Volume is better than some built-in speakers and the average non-powered speaker. There are no treble and bass adjustments available on the speaker, so you need to adjust these on the source to which you’ve connected the speaker. There is, as expected, a bit of distortion when played at high volume though it isn’t a deal breaker at all.
Muse Mini serves well to play background music in your home or office. On a more personal level, it can still satisfy with reasonable punch when turned at high volume while a review claims that the volume won’t be high enough to disturb the neighbors even if you’re living in close blocks of houses.
Bluetooth enables connection with laptops, tablets or smartphones with the syncing happening quite quickly. Once connected you have the customary blue light blinking. If your Muse Mini does not feature Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect to your source with the useful but short cable. Being short may make it quite portable, but it’s inconvenient as you have to keep your source always close to mini speaker. Of course, getting a Bluetooth-equipped Muse Mini would be more practical though you can probably get longer cable. Charging is via USB.
If a reasonably punchy volume is what you’re looking for, the super-tiny and lightweight Muse Mini with a decent battery charge should satisfy. Its stated price amounts to around Rs. 2,339 though you can probably get it for a lesser price through sites such as EBay while Muse Mini’s own Tankbottle.com advertises it for around Rs. 1,156. This is the US rate though you could perhaps get it shipped to India for an extra cost.