Nyne audio: bluetooth speakers for the active lifestyle

nyne lifestyle inspired audio
Don’t you love how there is a speaker to suit your lifestyle? Whether it is for recreation, exercise, poolside fun, exploring the great outdoors and even at work, there is a speaker to suit your lifestyle. Nyne presented its bluetooth speakers with the different types of speakers spread strategically around the garden area: Nyne Bass, Nyne TT, Nyne Cruiser, Nyne Mini and the Nyne Aqua. Here is a video I took of the Nyne bluetooth speakers at the garden of the Greenhills Clubhouse:

Let’s take a look at each Nyne lifestyle inspired audio:

Nyne Aqua

The Nyne Aqua is my favorite bluetooth speaker. It’s the favorite companion to an afternoon swim. The Nyne Aqua takes a new spin to the concept of taking your music anywhere, whether it be at the beach, shower, the pool or the bath.

nyne aqua

With its IPX-7 waterproof rating and silicone carrying band, the Aqua can hang with you anywhere. The Aqua features up to 10 hours of rechargeable battery power, on board controls, and four equalizer settings. You can even make a handsfree SOS call via Aqua’s built-in speakerphone.

nyne aqua audio

It is completely floatable, making it the perfect audio gadget at the poolside.

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The SRP of the Nyne Aqua  is 9,500 pesos.

Nyne Bass

My next favorite speaker is the Nyne Bass which is perfect for outdoors. With 20 watts of output power and a hidden carrying handle, it is the perfect speaker for campers, gamers, beach goers and outdoor parties.

nyne bass outdoors

The Nyne Bass is powered by a rechargeable 4400 mAH Lithium battery With a tough rubberized  20 booming watts of power, integrated power bank and hands-free microphone for hands free calling, the NYNE bass will raise any outdoor gathering to a whole new level of entertainment.

nyne bass

The Nyne Bass has 10 hours of playtime, NFC for simplified pairing  and a bluetooth 4.0 with 33 feet range. The SRP of the Nyne Bass is 10,500 pesos.

Nyne Cruiser

The Nyne Cruiser is a rugged  portable wireless bluetooth speaker for those on the move. If you are a bike enthusiast, there are adjustable handlebar mounting clips .  Use the carabineer to clip the Cruiser onto  your backpack and take a hike.

nyne cruiser

The versatile Nyne Cruiser features a 10 hour rechargeable battery, state-of-the art NFC technology and a built-in noise-cancelling microphone for hands-free calling.  It features 10 hours of playback time on a single charge, a built-in microphone for speakerphone functionality and bluetooth connectivity up to 33 feet.  The USB port allows you to charge phones off the speaker’s battery. and has a universal handlebar mounts for attaching the speakers to the front of your bicycle.  Bluetooth 4.0 means strong signal even up to 33 feet away and NFC supports simple pairing for your NFC-enabled device.

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The SRP of the Nyne Cruiser is 6,550 pesos.

Nyne TT

Remember the boom box of the Eighties? I wonder if this speaker will be useful in this time and age. People do not like to be disturbed with someone’s music.  I would get annoyed if a person travelling with me turns their speaker on?  This modern version Bluetooth speaker comes in a trendy, unobtrusive black shoulder bag for transporting the Nyne TT with you at the park, golf course, poolside or a party with friends. Designed for use outdoors, the speakers are pretty loud for their small size.

nyne TT

The unit contains a pair of great-sounding 7-watt speaker drivers that delivers lots of low-end bass. It does not sound tinny unlike a large number of other mini-sized bluetooth speakers .  The Nyne TT has a rubberized body for repelling accidental water splashes.  The speaker set comes in urban black with matching shoulder bag.

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The SRP of the Nyne TT is 9,500 pesos.

Nyne Mini

The Nyne Mini is the most affordable bluetooth speaker. It is the model of choice for those who want to keep it simple and handy. Teens and tweens will surely love the Nyne Mini.

Nyne Mini

It comes with a rechargeable battery, a rubberized cover and a carabineer for sturdy attachment to a backpack.  Like the other speakers, it has 10 hours playtime; built-in microphone for hands-free calling. It has 5 watts of power.

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The SRP of the Nyne Mini is 3,850 pesos only.

What is your favorite speaker?

Nyne audio are available in select Apple resellers, music stores, premium gadget shops, outdoor lifestyle shops, urban lifestyle shops, appliance centers, and premium department stores. You can also find them on facebook.com/NyneAudio.ph and on instagram (@nyeneaudioph)

EZY launches latest Neon Speaker

One thing I like about attending tech events is being exposed to the latest gadgets. I was excited to experience the colors and  experience the sounds with EZY Asia Pacific’s latest addition to its roster of high-quality electronics, the Neon Speaker.

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The Neon Speaker is a total  experience. Turned off, it looks like your ordinary Bluetooth speaker. But turned on, it takes the listener to new level of multi-sensory experience. EZY’s new Neon Speaker are equipped with 7Watts audio output which produces clear and crisp sound in every second.

EZY neon speakers

Aside from the powerful sound quality it produces, it’s multi-functional features plus the physical attributes of the speaker will surely delight everyone . The Neon speaker is the newest and one of the most powerful EZY products at par with other branded bluetooth speakers, for a fraction of the cost.


The Neon Speaker has Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities plus bluetooth connection, both wireless capabilities to adjust and enhance your music-listening experience with a press of a button. Priced at Php 4,500.00, it’s already equipped with 5 multi-LED strobe light show made straight from Japan. You can even recreate a neon rave party in your own home ‘til the wee hours with its rechargable 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery.


EZY also offers audio-video products such as LED TV and smart internet TVs which range from 32”-58” starting at Php 11,000.00 only. Apart from this, they also offer personal refrigerator for as low as Php 8,000.00, with dimensions that ranges from 3.2 and 3.4 cubic feet.

alodia gosiangfiao
It was great to see Alodia Gosiengfiao , EZY’s host for the night. Apart from being a world-renowned cosplayer, artist, and model, she is also an avid tech geek who loves stylish and powerful gadgetry to improve her lifestyle.

“There is nothing that I don’t love about EZY’s Neon Speaker,” raved Alodia Gosiengfiao. “Not only are the speakers very stylish, it works well with interior decor of my room. It’s also portable and sleek, I can carry it whenever I have to travel abroad for work––easy!”

angelwing speakers from EZY

Photo via Mariglor Arraiza
I plan to buy the Neon speaker soon. I got a preview of the quality of EZY speakers. I was lucky to win their contest and got their an Angel Wing speaker system which can be used for the TV or an external audio device and even as a bluetooth speaker. Even at 30 watts power, the sound experience is just awesome.

EZY Asia Pacific Inc. home appliances and gadget speakers are sold through various appliance stores such as SM Appliance Center, Ansons, Metro Gaisano and other leading appliance and gadget stores.

Samsung DA-F61 Bluetooth Speaker

samsung DA-F61 bluetooth speaker

I need to change the speaker for my mobile phones. Back in 2010, I  chose a Harman Kardon Go+Play Portable Hi-Fi Speaker for iPod (byJBL/Harman Multimedia) because I only had an iPhone back then. My household now has various music players in their own tablets or phones. I want one that can share music. The Harman Kardon I own is still very much around but I have to plug it to the mobile device. It is also not compatible with my iPhone 5 unless I buy an adapter.

I like the idea of a Bluetooth speaker because we can easily share our music without plugging and unplugging mobile devices. Samsung introduces the DA-F61 Wireless Bluetooth speaker that provides superior sound and connectivity in one beautiful and portable package.


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I tested my macbook by connecting via bluetooth and it worked. During the event, others connected via bluetooth with their mobile devices. Of course, one cannot connect when there is music playing or that device is still connected. Device pairing is made simpler thanks to NFC technology. All you have to do is tap your NFC-capable device and it will automatically connect to the speaker. If your device is a Samsung TV, you can project its sound through the bluetooth speaker because of its soundshare feature.

The  speaker has a beautiful full metallic finish and weights just a little over a kilogram. That means you can easily bring it anywhere. This is the speaker to own as it can keep up with changes in technology yet allowing you to enjoy the music you love anywhere.  The DA-F61 retail prices is Php 9990.

You can read a more in-depth review from Unbox.ph.

My purple X-Mini II speaker

The X-mini capsule speaker has been around the past years but the colors back then were the drab black, red and white color. Presenting my purple and sleek x-mini II speaker to match all my purple wardrobe and accessories. No kidding. Don’t let this size fool you.

This small speaker supports many devices with 3.5mm audio jack included such as your mobile phone, iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Nintendo DS, CD player and laptops. I love the powerful sound coming out of this small speaker. The sound quality comes from the 40mm drivers , delivering amazing high and superb sound quality. You really need to hear it to truly appreciate it. It also comes wit the “new BXS (Bass Xpansion System) to make them sound louder and pump harder. Expanded BXS drives a fuller and richer sound experience.”

It is pretty easy to set up. At the bottom of the speaker, there is a side button to turn it on and the volume is just beside it. The speaker can be expanded by holding both hands sideways then twisting and releasing it.

I have only used my purple X-mini for an hour. They say the X-Mini battery life can last up to 12 hours. The best thing of all is that the buddy system that enables you to connect more X-mini speakers together, creating a daisy chain of awesome sound levels and quality.

The X-mini packaging comes with:

The speaker unit
A carrying pouch
A short manual
Cable to charge and as an extension (3.5mm Audio jack, USB, and to the unit)

I bought mine at the Digital Walker in Eastwood for 1600 pesos. There are many colors to choose from.

Harman Kardon Go+Play Portable Hi-Fi Speaker for iPod

The sound of silence is deafening at home… my home office. I decided to make it more deafening by buying speakers for my PC. For many months now, my PC has been speaker-less. I discarded my Creative speakers because the adaptor costs 600 pesos almost half the cost of my cheapo speakers. Why do they make defective adapters anyway? It was about time to put an end to the sound of silence. I chose a Harman Kardon Go+Play Portable Hi-Fi Speaker for iPod (by JBL/Harman Multimedia) because after testing all the speakers at Electrworld, SM Marikina, I got simply blown way by the sound of the Harman Kardon, its sound out of the box. Wow, it offered clean highs and lows compared to the rest of the lot.

I used my iPhone and selected Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Oh my! A crowd soon gathered outside the store smiling at my direction. A customer nodded his head to beat of Thriller and seemed to agree with my choice. Yup, the sound emitted from this “boom look-alike” speaker was really good. A review from ilounge.com says that the pros are

The best-sounding transportable iPod speaker system yet released, with impressive detail across the entire sound spectrum, particularly in the bass department, and capable of doing pretty well at high volumes. Includes a good RF remote control, simple carrying handle, D-cell battery option, and USB port for iPod-to-computer synchronization.

and the cons?

Cons: Odd iPod dock design makes screen hard to see; remote’s complexity-adding iPod menu navigation features are thereby worthless. Despite boombox functionality, system isn’t as ruggedized or iPod-protective as some competing options, and its modern looks will appeal more to some users than others. Price isn’t aggressive relative to other all-in-one speakers given lack of certain features, and sound differences between this and considerably less expensive all-in-ones will be lost on many listeners, particularly those who prefer user-adjustable bass or treble controls.

Measuring 20” wide by 9.5” tall and 9” deep, the matte black system’s most unique feature is a huge stainless steel arc of a handle, which runs fully from side to side, and ties visually into oversized matching speaker grilles on the unit’s front and back. Viewed from the top or front, Go + Play looks like my oversized hobo bag. I don’t know if it is appealing to others but for me, the design is just right… but hey, I am after the sound quality.

Setting up is also idiot-proof. There are only three buttons on the whole system – illuminated power and volume, all on top and in metal – and four ports in the back, each covered by rubber. I connected the speaker to my PC and it worked immediately! Definitely , it is full-fledged tabletop audio system that’s as well-suited to use alongside a computer as elsewhere in your home or outdoors. One can even use 8 D batteries if one needs to bring it outdoors.

Harman Kardon Go + Play boasts two 30-watt tweeters, and two 30-watt woofers which explains the delivery of such powerful audio. It also has an excellent Signal-to-Noise Ratio of >85dB, which means you can really turn this thing up outside without fear of distortion, limited only by the wrath of your neighbors’ complaints.

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