JLab B-Flex Hi-Fi USB Speaker Review

If you’re tired of listening to music through your crappy laptop speakers, feel free to stop reading this review right now, and just buy these things.

I wish I could end my review right there because, frankly, there’s not much more that needs to be said.  But I’m sure you need a little more before making the plunge, so allow me to indulge you a bit.  The JLab B-Flex Hi-Fi USB Speaker is a tiny pair of speakers that put out incredible sound from any device that has a USB port.  Needing no external power, and with no drivers to install, the speaker will quickly transform the sound output from all of your portable devices with a USB port.  I created a video review for this device, since I felt the best way to understand this speaker was to hear it yourself.  You’ll find that below, but a few things worth mentioning before you see that: the speakers put out incredibly clear sound in the mid and high ranges, though the lows are (understandably) weak.  These speakers can also put out clear sound at a very high volume with very minimal distortion, easily blowing away the sound output of all of my laptop speakers that I had, and most of the PC speakers I’ve used in the past (though my current 5.1 setup edged it out).  The flex cord on the speaker is also well built, allowing for adjustment of the speaker into a variety of positions to fit whatever setup you need.

All in all, I was quite impressed with the little speaker, and would strongly recommend this product to anyone looking for a set of speakers to enhance the sound of their portable devices for parties, backyards, or annoying your fellow travelers on the train.  The speakers retail for $69.95 at JLab’s website, though it looks like right now they’re on sale for $39.95, so you may want to act fast.

Some notes about the video below: I apparently have audio leveling on my video camera, which prevents you from hearing the difference in sound above a certain level.  Let me assure you, it is LOUD.  What you CAN hear is the clarity of sound at all levels.  Also, I mention at the end that it is hard to keep in place; after playing with it more after the video review, I found that bending the speaker back over itself (creating a U shape) distributes the weight nicely, and it holds the position perfectly.  Otherwise, enjoy my first video review (and my eclectic musical taste).

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