Here is a speaker that we have been testing for quite a few weeks now. Giving ourselves plenty of time to form an opinion, and throwing just about every genre of music at it as we do. The Wonderful Voice Perfect Share Mini II speaker competes within a vast ocean of competition, yet still seems to have something unique to slightly set it apart from the rest with.
It really is tough competing with brands like Bose, Sony, JBL and others within this price range. There is just so much to choose from. Some others offer as much sound as they can within a small space, some offer 360-degree coverage and some just can’t quite deliver, but try to hide their shortcomings with LED lights. Regardless, there is something for everyone out there. Wonderful Voice seems to have chosen their path, by going with a decent sound profile and a unique stereo experience that is mildly similar to Bose’s Wave speakers.
The shape of the speaker doesn’t quite stand out much, but the quality of parts does. The outer shell of the speaker features durable thick aluminum running around, with a black mesh grill both front and back. The bottom of the speaker features a large thick rubber layer to keep it from sliding around, that is also ever so slightly sloped to help lift the front of the speaker a little.
It doesn’t look like much from its size, however, it does put out a lot of volume. It features two small speakers with a sub in between, to help get a decent amount of range with (as well as some bass). The highs are decently crisp and the bass has a lot of presence.
In addition to Bluetooth support (4.2), it also features a MicroSD slot for adding music directly to it with, as well as a 3.5mm analog input for wired sources. There is also a micro-USB port for charging the speaker (it provides up to 12 hours worth of listening on a single charge). The USB port, if connected to a PC, can also act as an external speaker for the connected computer (while also charging).
Bluetooth, SD and USB connectivity for audio results in clean, enjoyable audio. We did find, however, that the speaker did put out some noise (a slight dirty power kind of noise) when you switch the mode to analog (3.5mm) while nothing is plugged in (not a mode you’d normally leave it in without anything connected, but worth pointing out).
Top-side, are the buttons and LED status lights. The lights give you the basics, including what mode the speaker is in, battery life and charging status. For buttons, you have power, as well as volume buttons that also act as track selection control (next/previous). There is a play/pause button, as well as a mode selection (Bluetooth, wired, etc). There is also a button to turn the 3D/Stereo audio feature on and off with.
It’s the 3D stereo audio that really gives this speaker something unique. I mentioned that it is mildly similar to Bose’s Wave speakers. I say this because it’s kind of a similar approach, only a much smaller result. It doesn’t give you the same kind of 3D-like sound as Boss Wave speakers do, but instead, it is more about an emphasis on stereo separation. The stereo effect is better defined when this mode is enabled. This is likely why changed the description to just “Stereo Sound” when the product recently just launched. The effect is pretty good as it really does help with stereo separation.
Although it isn’t mentioned online, this speaker also supports NFC, allowing you to touch your smartphone (if it supports NFC) to the top-left side to trigger pairing. It is mentioned in both the instructions as well as via an icon at the bottom of the speaker.
Currently, there appear to be three colors to choose from, including blue, silver and black. It seems the one we have been testing (greenish-yellow) is a color option that might have been voted off the island or simply isn’t in mass production yet here. The speaker has been previously launched outside of the States, so they might have decided on not bringing it here based on how well it has sold elsewhere.
It does come with both a 3.5mm cable for wired sources and the micro-USB cable for charging it with. A small instruction manual is also provided to walk you through any questions you might have about operation (supporting multiple languages).
The speaker delivers a very nice range of sound and volume. It can reach high volumes without distorting and offers a decent amount of bass. The stereo mode does offer a lot of stereo separation, which makes great for larger rooms (although it won’t fill a huge room the same as a large speaker of course). Bluetooth distance is about average, and the build quality is pretty solid. For the price range, this speaker seems to sit pretty well with what’s out there.
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*Average price is based on the time this article was published
- Power: 40W
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Battery Life: Up to 12hrs
- 3.5mm (Analog)
- Micro-USB (Charging)
- MicroSD (Music Files)
Featuring Co-Author: Jeffrey B.
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I love my MINI and am glad I purchased it for $28.00 last year!