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HAVIT M22 Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker Review

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   Before we move to our conclusion you may have noticed some discrepancies between the features printed on the box and the features found on the two official HAVIT pages and so we feel that we need to point out that our review is based on what's said on the box. With that out of the way the very first thing we noticed once we charged the M22 was it's very good volume levels which surpassed our expectations. Sure you can't throw a multi-room party with the M22 but for a couple of rooms and/or at the beach it should be more than enough. Mids and highs may not be excellent but still they are very crisp and detailed and also thanks to plenty of bass the M22 surpassed our expectations in that area as well. The enclosure is of good quality too and although the IPX5 certification is far from what we'd call waterproof we don't know of anyone who'd submerge a Bluetooth speaker into water (at least not willingly) so we don't really think that's a game breaker. Being able to hold the M22 either horizontally or vertically may be a nice touch but certainly not something impressive and nowhere near as useful as the microSD card slot. As for battery life HAVIT reports anything from 10-16-20 hours but during our tests we were unable to surpass 11 hours at full volume so do keep that in mind if battery life is important to you (not that over 10 hours is not a good number).


   With a current price of USD59.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and 73Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk) the M22 Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker may not be as affordable as some other speakers by HAVIT but we feel that it's priced quite fairly. This is not only because of its IPX5 certified enclosure (let's face it, there are far too many rugged Bluetooth speakers in the market today) but also because of its volume levels, audio quality, battery life and microSD card slot. Unfortunately it doesn't feature any lighting effects and that may disappoint some people (that's what i like about the HV-SK159BT) but people looking for a rugged Bluetooth speaker that scores extremely well across the board the M22 is up to the task and that's also why it gets our Golden Award.

PROS


- Overall Build Quality
- Rugged Design
- Water Resistant & Shock Proof Housing
- Bluetooth v4.2 & 3.5mm AUX Input
- Good Audio Quality & Bass Levels
- Very Good Volume Levels (For Its Size)
- MicroSD Card Slot (MP3 Support)
- Powerbank Feature (5000mAh)
- Good Battery Life (Up To 16 Hours)
- Vertical & Horizontal Placing



CONS


- Not Waterproof
- Features List Discrepancies