Aiwa Exos-9 Party Speaker Review

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Are you planning an unforgettable tailgate party? Or, perhaps, you want to take barbecuing to another level and bring some serious tunes? Maybe you want to throw a perfect birthday party that everyone will talk about for months. Whatever the case may be, a top-notch speaker that will do easy work of impressing everyone at the party. With that in mind, we took a closer look at the Aiwa Exos-9 Party Speaker – a powerful, stylish, sturdy, and user-friendly speaker. Below we’ll talk about this speaker’s good and not-so-good aspects, so stick with us.

Overview

The Aiwa Exos-9 is a dominant player amongst the breed of larger portable speakers on the market, and with good reason. Not only does it look classy, but it also delivers outstanding sound. The unit is a breeze to use and can be connected to all Bluetooth-enabled devices, and it carries a 1-year warranty. With all this being said, it seems that this unit offers everything a good party speaker should offer.

Highlighted features:

  • 200 watts of power
  • Onboard controls
  • Bluetooth
  • Aux-in
  • NFC
  • 5 powered drivers
  • A 1-year warranty
  • Removable battery
  • Up to 9 hours of playtime
  • 3.5mm audio jack (for direct connection)

Design

In our opinion, the Aiwa Exos-9 looks great in its own unique way. Its classy design and black color make it easy on the eyes. The speaker will be a stylish addition to any living room (if you want an indoor party) or backyard.

The Aiwa Exos-9 is made of high-quality materials and excels in durability. It is sturdy and doesn’t feel cheap. Because of this, the speaker is designed for indoor and outdoor events. But with that in mind, do note that this is not an IPX-rated speaker, and you don’t want to get this speaker wet.

The speaker measures 11.7 x 7.5 x 19.4 inches and weighs 13 pounds. Even though it doesn’t weigh too much, it’s quite a large speaker. Sure, the Exos-9 is not designed for carrying it around for a whole day, but you will be able to transfer it from your truck to the desired location. Unfortunately, the speaker doesn’t come with a handle or wheels, which would make transporting much faster and easier.

Sound

Next is the sound quality. This model is one of the best regarding sound quality, as it has clear highs and lows without distortion. This speaker has 200 watts of power and five active speaker drivers, bringing a unique and powerful sound. The bass is excellent, thanks to the 6.5 inches dual voice coil subwoofer. All this means that this speaker is perfect for listening to any type of music, whether it be jazz, techno, house, pop, rock, or hip-hop.

Since the unit has 200 watts of power, it is more than enough for a middle-sized party. But, if you are in the mood to throw a big party (around 80 people), you can also do that. Buy one more of these, and connect them. That way, you can have dual stereo sound, or stereo-separated sound, to amaze your guests (and possibly local authorities).

But that’s not all that this unit offers. Thanks to the onboard controls, you get to control the equalizer and adjust the mids, lows, and highs so you can make your favorite playlist sounds even better.

However, some users didn’t like the touch controls, as they can be complicated to use. But, if you don’t have a problem with being patient around these controls, you will love this control panel.

Battery

Now, the battery life is where most portable speakers fail to impress. However, that’s not the case with this monster. Quite the opposite, this speaker has as powerful a battery as it has a powerful sound, providing 9 hours of continuous music.

It includes a 57.2-watt removable lithium-ion battery that is easy to charge. However, do keep in mind that removing the battery can be a pain, as you will have to pull hard to get it out.

Connectivity

Outstanding sound and excellent battery life would not mean so much if there were no strong Bluetooth connection and numerous connecting options. This speaker can connect to numerous Bluetooth-enabled devices (Windows devices, tablets, Android devices, iPad, PC, iPhone…). Plus, you will connect it in seconds, as the unit is very user-friendly.

Now, numerous party speakers on the market don’t provide a reliable Bluetooth connection. In fact, with similar models, users usually complain that the sound cuts out very often, especially if the DJ is using their phone and walking around the party, which is not something you want. Luckily, this unit excels in that too. The Bluetooth 4.2 connection isn’t the best out there these days, but it remains strong and reliable even in today’s market.

On the other hand, if you prefer the old-fashioned way of connection, use a 3.5 mm audio jack to make a direct connection.

Price

Let’s talk about money. Considering all the top-notch features this speaker offers, you can’t be surprised by the hefty price tag. The speaker isn’t cheap, but it’s worth the money.

Pros:

  • Excellent sound quality
  • No distortion, clear highs and lows
  • Great battery life
  • Classy design
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Has an audio jack for a direct connection

Cons:

  • Price
  • Some people find touch controls complicated to use
  • The battery can be hard to remove
  • Heavy

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a bass-heavy party speaker primarily for indoor use, the Awai Exos 9 is a popular choice for a reason. It offers loads of volume, a bass-heavy sound signature, and build quality that establishes it as a quality speaker choice.

It’s worth noting that this speaker plays alongside models like the Sony XP700 and Turtlebox Gen 2.

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Author: Oliver Campbell

Oliver is an audiophile at heart who has been writing for Outeraudio and other related publications for almost a decade. He loves gadgets, street-cafes, doing a bit of DJing by invitation, and playing the saxophone whenever he has the opportunity.

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