Simple and slick, yet powerful and top-notch – if this is the kind of brief description you’d like for your new outdoor speaker, you should probably add iFinity wireless to the top of your list.
Not a budget device but still quite affordable, the speaker drops with a price tag ranging from anywhere between $150 and $300 and is well worth the given value. Able to deliver massive 80 watts of power, the device definitely outshines its 8.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches (21.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm) size. The device also features an 8 lbs (3.6 kg) weight, but we’ll get to the specs part a bit later on.
For now, we’ll note that the speaker’s output sound is praised by users as crystal clear and rich, as well as point at the whopping 600 feet (183 m) maximum wireless range. There are plenty of other features to discuss here, so make sure to scroll down and join us for a full detailed review in the section below.
As far as the domain of portable Bluetooth speakers is considered, iFinity wireless delivers top-notch sound not many similar devices can match. The output audio is clear, free of noise, distortion or crackling at most volumes and it even has that astonishing wireless range we’ve discussed. As noted, the device has the ability to deliver 80 watts of maximum power, which easily beats pretty much any similarly sized portable speaker.
On the technical side, iFinity features a 5-inch woofer and a 1-inch tweeter. Getting back to the audio department, the output sound covers all frequencies, resulting in rich low, mid and high tones. The speaker also includes an interesting set of additional features worth mentioning, but we’ll delve into that in the following section, so make sure to scroll down and keep reading.
Straight from the top, portability stands out as one of iFinity’s most notable features. Unlike most wireless speakers out there, this one features a massive 600 feet (183 m) range, meaning that performance deterioration due to small range is hardly something any user will experience. The signal is powerful enough to transmit through walls and ceilings, guaranteeing to easily cover the entire house or apartment.
The speaker comes with a transmitter compatible with most prominent devices on the market such as Mp3 players, iPods, iPhones and iPads. As noted, the device comes with an 8.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches (21.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm) size and an 8 lbs (3.6 kg) weight, categorizing the iFinity Wireless into lightweight speaker category, despite the power it’s able to deliver. We’ll also note that users have several purchase options at hand, specifically a speaker and transmitter set, a double speaker plus transmitter edition or simply separate speaker and a transmitter.
Durability and Reliability
When it comes to durability, the speaker mostly scores positive remarks and high grades from users, as the compact design and sturdy built make it less sustainable to physical damage. Therefore, minor drops and slightly rough transport are definitely not something that will damage the iFinity, but as always, treat your audio equipment with care.
In the reliability section, the device hardly tends to get many complaints. As far as similarly sized speakers go, short wireless range tends to be the problem, but not with iFinity. However, certain users have reported reliability problems and even full-on blow-outs, so make sure to always double check your purchase and keep the receipt just in case.
Overall: Pros and Cons
In general, if you’re looking for a portable wireless speaker and have a $200 – $300 budget, iFinity Wireless should be among your favorite picks. Strength, power, range, this guy has it all well covered. We’ve covered most areas by now, so we’ll just sum it all up with a brief pros and cons rundown.
iFinity Wireless Pros
- Sound – Easily beats the competition, both sound quality and power-wise. Clear, distortion-free sound and 80 watts of maximum power are not something you’ll run into too often within the wireless speaker domain
- Wireless range – 600 feet (183 m) can be as much as 10 times more that what the competition has in offer, so the range power simply had to be ranked among the prominent pros here
iFinity Wireless Cons
- Occasional reliability issues – iFinity’s perfect score is smudged by a smaller portion of users complaining about reliability issues or even blow-outs. They’re in minority, but keeping a receipt is always a good idea, and the same goes for iFinity