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I'm a fan of Cambridge Audio kit having already purchased from the Minx range for my surround sound. I've been looking for a decent, low cost, bluetooth travel speaker for a while so as soon as I learnt they'd released a Minx travel speaker I snapped it up.

I've not been disappointed, this is a fantastic little speaker. It looks great, matching the existing Minx speakers with the glossy black finish, and it comes with a little bag to pop it in on your travels.

Sound quality is very good for the price. I've found many speakers at this price point to sound a little tinny, and while this doesn't sound as good as a £300+ travel system it does sound really good for the price.

Very easy to set up, you can use bluetooth or a headphone jack, and it comes with everything you need. Although it'll pair with a number of devices it will only be actively linked to one, so if someone else wants to use it you need to disconnect the first device before the second can connect.

Great for travel, the garden or just as a little bedroom speaker.
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on 18 January 2015
Being fussy about sound quality I read reviews, listened to a number of rival products, and generally thought quite hard about this purchase. Sure, there are other wireless speakers that sound better (its big sibling the Minx Air 200, for example, which I have too, and the new B&W T7, to name but two) but they cost well over 2x the asking price for this unit. I bought it as a fill-in speaker for a sitting room, and with a view to taking it away with me on holidays.
It's small size surprised me when it arrived - I guess I was expecting something nearer the Minx, but it's 'biggish tranny radio' size. The bluetooth connection works well (especially if you're sending AptX codex info to it) and connects easily. The little light behind the speaker grill glows different colours to show what kind of input it's getting, and flashes when pairing. The sound via cable (aux in) is even better than Bluetooth, as you'd expect.
Be careful on two counts, however. First, like all speakers, never judge it until it's run-in. The sound quality relaxed and bedded-in after a few days of use. Second, it is very (very) fussy about placement: that's what you put it on, and how near a rear surface it is. Positioned in free space and too near to you, it can sound boxy and lack a lot of bass information. Put it on a solid non-resonant surface about 9" from a wall and a couple of metres away and it springs into life, with a good level of detail, a nicely balanced frequency response, and a capacity to go loud without shouting at you.
Position it carefully, feed it some HD music through a decent cable and this unit will delight. Or just pop it on the kitchen window ledge and play the radio through it from non-AptX bluetooth from an iPhone and it still sounds good.
It's a nice sounding speaker at a very good price. Firmly recommended.
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on 28 August 2013
I had a Squeezebox setup, and now Logitech have decided to disown a decent product I wanted a replacement. Something the whole family can use, no dependencies on software or hardware, and deliver a good sound that for the most part acts as background noise for my own music collection as well as Internet streams. I'm not looking to pound the neighbours in to submission or ponder the delivery of each note in an audiophile style.

Numerous reviews said that for the price this product delivers, so here i am.

If it interests the packaging is nice, not over engineered but clean and appropriate. It comes with a soft carry case, 1 page instructions, power adaptor and a 3.5 cable to connect via wire your devices. Instructions suggest charging for 4 hours before use, which I managed to do amazingly, the indicator light stayed solid red until charged.

Build quality is nice and clean, it's not premium materials but I appreciate the simple looks and with only 3 buttons on it, vol up/down and on/off, it can't really be simpler. There is a stand on the underside which swivels out, perfectly functional. The unit has weight (which is nice) and is easy to move around rooms taking advantage of the portability. Battery will apparently last 18 hours on a single charge listening on moderate levels.

Pairing is nice and easy, double press the power button and scan using your chosen device. I connect using a mixture of android devices and an iPod. It will recall up to 8 devices so once paired everyone is set.

My music collection is mostly 320k CD rips and I also use Tunein radio for a mixture of stuff. Sound quality was great, really great, I've read a fair bit about bluetooth bit rates on Android (4.2) being reduced but i can't honestly say i can notice. The sound is nice and full, Tried a varied array of music so far, guitar led, classical, motown, electronic, all sound great. Pound for pound i really couldn't be happier. It's my first Cambridge Audio piece of kit and will definitely look at them again.

I did have a question which I directed to them on their Website, logged at 23:20 and had the response from them by 9:30am the next day.
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on 25 April 2014
Nearly bought the Bose Soundlink Mini and very please I did not. This is a fantastic speaker.
Connected to An Airplay adapter ( Airmusic ) and steaming from my Ipad the sound is superb, Bluetooth is great but not the same quality as streaming over WiFi.
No wonder it was portable speaker of the year ( What HiFi )
Looks good, sounds even better and for the money unbeatable.
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on 26 August 2013
Bought the Cambridge after reading all the reviews I could find and visiting a couple of stores to listen to various bluetooth speakers.

The JBL Charge was my first choice, but while the highs were good, the bass was lacking too much. Also listened to UE Boom, Jambox and some bigger, wired sound docks.

None of the wireless speakers I heard really did it for me, so I decided to go for the Cambridge Minx Go that seemed to impress everyone according to the online reviews. Unfortunately there was no store in the neighbourhood where I could hear it first, so ordered it online.

At first it did sound good to me and it absolutely sounded a bit richer and fuller to my ears than the wireless speakers I heard in the stores. But when I threw some more bass heavy songs at it at a reasonable, not too loud volume, it choked on it; the Minxo Go couldn't handle the bass and the vibration of the speaker ruined the experience for me. I let the Minx Go run at a lower volume for some hours to see if that would help, but it didn't.

My neighbour bought the Bose Soundlink mini last week which seemed like a really nice speaker, but I found it to be too expensive for my needs. Because of my disappointment with the Minx, I decided to set up a side-by-side comparison of the two speakers. The Minx does sound nice when listening to music with not too much bass and a normal volume; it has a clear, quite warm sound when keeping it at lower volume. But the Soundlink Mini is in a different league; the richness and bass, even at low volume, makes the Minx sound thin and underpowered; it really is so much better imho. And believe me, I didn't want it to be so much better as I wasn't a big Bose-fan, did all my research, chose the Minx Go and finally the price difference between the two.

After some debating I decided to return the Minx Go and bought the Soundlink mini. The Minx Go is a nice speaker for its price and beats some of the competitors imo (JBL Charge), but if you have the money for it: also check out the mini.
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on 8 May 2014
ok, it's obvious this a great value for money speaker
so i just want to mention two problems i have with it, although you should still buy it...
1. the auto-off - it powers down after 30 mins of no activity, in practice i have found this annoying
2. the incredible bass can be too bassy when listening to speech as i do often, i would have liked a wee switch to sort that
so - no big deal - buy it anyway
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on 1 March 2014
Bluetooth speakers are more expensive than they should be in my opinion. I looked at Sony, Bose and a few others for what they offer but couldn't justify their cost, even if they sounded great, according to their reviews. I decided to go for Minx Go because:

(a) It is a sub-£100 that had good reviews about it's sound quality
(b) It is battery powered, and supposedly lasts up to 18 hrs on a single charge
(c) It is small enough to fit anywhere
(d) It is built by a bunch of people passionate about music (or so it seems from Cambridge Audio's website)

I just got the speaker today, and I've got to say, I am impressed. It sounds good (not tinny at all). It looks good too. Go for it.
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on 4 November 2014
I am so impressed with these speakers. Given that they're small bluetooth speakers, which cost just £120, the sound they make is amazing. They handle electronic music pretty well. They're very comfortable with house music with a decent amount of bass. Techno can stretch them a bit, but then it's very rhythm/bass-heavy music, and I don't expect them to deal with it perfectly - they still sound good.

On top of this the volume is very respectable and the battery life is more than respectable. They styling is simple but classy, and the build quality is excellent. Honestly, I don't think you can do better for the price. You could spend £50 more on Beats, but you'd be getting speakers that don't sound as good, have a battery life a fraction of the length of these, and in my opinion don't look anywhere near as good.
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on 27 November 2013
The sound quality of the Minx Go is everything the critics have described. It really does surprise you, and I have two previous What Hi-Fi award-winning docks to compare it to. However, be warned. I put the speaker on a deep shelf and walked to the other end of my kitchen dining area to listen to the sound. It was a real pleasure, and a relief because I had bought it as a gift for a friend. I turned for a second to attend to something on the cooker, turned around and had to run to the other end of the room to catch the speaker as it fell off the shelf. Now, I had been playing music with a significant bass beat, and at fairly high volume, (like you do, when its new) so there was a lot of vibration running through the speaker, but the only surface I have been able to put it onto since where it doesn't immediately start to 'walk' is a carpet, which destroys the sound quality. Put on a tile floor, it turned through 180 degrees in under 1 minute. Put a bit of Drums & Bass through it, and I reckon the Go could really, um, "Go"(fortunately my friend's musical tastes don't extend quite that far). This doesn't feel right though. If it's designed to deliver performance across the spectrum (and to be clear, it does) then it should have the stability to handle it without turning lemming. We can all resort to the good old 'adhesive putty' but that doesn't feel like an answer. Am I really the only person to experience this? Do I have unique, friction-free surfaces in my house? Surely not!
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on 3 May 2016
Bought for my sister. Like many of these it sounds a bit tinny and for some reason, many manufacturers don't want to advertise the power output wattage. It would benefit from more power. I have an older Sony Bluetooth speaker which is no longer available and has a 50W output. It is much better than this one and gives rich room-filling sound regardless of volume. I always use mine connected to the mains however. Maybe they need to compromise to deliver decent battery life as this is supposed to be for portability
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