Summary: The speakers look nice and sound good when they work. They have internal batteries so you can charge them. The USB charge/play cable is very thin. There is an audio plug and a usb plug. Initially one of the speakers would not work when using the audio plug but did work when using the usb interface. After some wiggling and plugging/unplugging, both speakers worked from the audio plug for a while. One of the speakers has now died after 2-3 months of very light use.
Summary: let me start off by saying the speakers sound is very loud. With that being said i wouldn't recommend due to the speaker cord. First of the cord controls the sound second of all there is no other replacement cords like this one sou if it breaks you'll have to order a brand new cord.
Summary: Pros: The one speaker I am using works great. Cons: I can't connect the other speaker. The cable that is provided in the package will only hook up one speaker, but not both. What good is two speakers if I can only use one? I looked up the proper cable on the X-mini website, but the cable actually costs $15, which is just ridiculous. This is very unprofessional and I will not be buying from this seller again.
Summary: I was really thrilled to get these speakers. They have great sound and are very portable.Perfect for presentations that I give in my community. The metal trim has fallen off and one of them is no longer working at all. I have used them three times. Perhaps if you plug them in and never touch them again they will be OK. I am very very disappointed.
Summary: I thought the X-Mini MAX sounded pretty good until I did a side by side comparison of the X-Mini MAX II Capsule Speakers and the iHome iDM8 speaker ball. The iDM8 produced vastly superior quality sound. The Mini MAX sounded tinny and harsh compared to the iDM8 that sounded richer and full: far more base, far more total volume, and far less distortion at high volumes.
Summary: Used these speakers TWICE(!!) before one speaker simply wouldn't turn on any longer. Used once when package opened and they were great, next time I used them the one speaker simply wouldn't turn on. If you read other reviews you will see that this appears to be common for the RED ones. Choose another color or risk being out money like me. Read their returns policy carefully and do not expect any communication from this seller.
Summary: I ordered the X-Mini MAX II Capsule Speakers based on the glowing reviews, but like many other reviewers, it appears I received a defective product. I returned it quickly for a refund (the purchase was fulfilled by Amazon, so it was returnable through Amz). If you look at the number of reviews that had defective speakers (either right away or within weeks), you'll see the failure rate on these speakers is high.
Summary: These speakers have a serious design flaw in the chip that charges the battery. If left unused for a month then it's impossible to charge them again. If your retailer has had these for over a month in stock then odds are at least one of the speakers wont work right out of the box! And if you do get a faulty unit then good luck getting any support from X-mini... The response is "We'll ship you a new unit!
Summary: This speaker combo is a lot of trouble to use compared to the wonderful little X-Mini II Capsule Speaker. We have both types. In addition, my X-Mini MAX II won't take a charge. This occurred after only one charge. So now we can't use either speaker in this set. Get the X-Mini II Capsule Speaker instead. It's a jewel.