The foxLv2 is an attractive portable speaker system. It operates on both rechargeable battery and AC power.
Review of the foxLv2 by Soundmatters
foxLv2 has received its share of attention and positive reviews, but is it really worth the hype? At first glance, perhaps yes. The foxLv2 is an attractive portable speaker system. It operates on both rechargeable battery and AC power. It is small enough to fit into your pocket or handbag. You can even hang it around your neck. The foxLv2 can be connected to a phone or music device via stereo Bluetooth or a mini audio cable. It has a built-in microphone so you can use it as a hands-free device and for conference calls.
Now, we will take a closer look. In terms of sound quality, the bass was surprisingly deep for such a small speaker system. The fidelity was high, as well. Even while running on battery, foxLv2's bass sounded rich, thanks to its BassBattery feature.
foxLv2 delivers high quality sound with surprising depth for its size.
At maximum volume, I could hear slight distortion while playing a song with deep bass. In an attempt to reduce distortion due to vibration, I put the anti-slip mat under it; the level of distortion remained. Soon, I discovered that the quality decreases when the sound system is connected to a phone via Bluetooth. However, the distortion is significantly reduced when the connection is made via the audio cable. According to the specifications, foxLv2ís output level is reduced when running on battery. After I plugged it into an outlet, the distortion almost entirely disappeared.
foxLv2ís noise and echo cancelling works perfectly and deliveres a crystal clear voice.
Here is an example of how the foxLv2 enhances the multimedia and communications capabilities with an iPhone. While listening to a song on our iPhone, we called the iPhone. The ringtone played on the foxLv2. I pressed the accept button and the foxLv2 turned into a clear-sounding, handsfree device. iPhone users often complain that they hear echoes. In every case, foxLv2ís noise and echo cancelling worked perfectly and delivered a crystal clear voice. As soon as the call ended, the foxLv2 resumed playing the song.
Running on battery power, the foxLv2 lasted for about seven hours playing music through the handsfree. It required four hours to fully charge again. Since the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery is not replaceable, this could be an issue for frequent travelers.
We recommend the foxLv2 as the best of its kind, delivering high quality sound with surprising depth for its size. It is available for around $200 each.
: up to 8 hours
4W x 2 <0.1%THD, 5V in
2W x 2 <0.1%THD, 3.6V in
97dB @ 0.5m, 5V
95dB @ 0.5m, 3.6V
: 80Hz-20kHz (DIN 4500)
: power in, audio in, sub out
: 5V 2A Max 15W
: AC adapter, USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable, travel pouch, anti-slip acoustic mat
: 143 x 55 x 35 mm (5.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 inch)
: 269 gram (9.5 oz)
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