I like tiny speakers for their portability and compact nature but being tiny is often a setback in terms of audio quality, the Elysium Iron Mini looks great but one can’t help but wonder whether the speaker holds the same weight in audio output quality.
The Elysium Iron Mini isn’t that “Mini” compared to other portable speakers, the retro design is absolutely attractive that you wouldn’t realize it’s a speaker with 3 modes of use – Bluetooth, Wired (AUX) and FM.
The operation of the Elysium Iron Mini revolves around the 4 buttons here.
On the upper right corner, the chrome stub is actually color lit when in operation to indicate operating mode while the knob is for FM signal hunting.
This is the rear of the Elysium Iron Mini where it has a bass reflex system, the unit comes with 4 rubber feet.
Lastly the Elysium Iron Mini comes with cables, straps and securing screws for one to attach them as a handle.
The Elysium Iron Mini doesn’t disappoint when it comes to audio output quality. Sure, it’s a single speaker that can’t be compared to an elaborate sound system but for such a setup it actually covers all audio range very well.
The output is bass oriented, it’s strong and solid but not overwhelming and neither is it hollow. There’s sufficient mid and treble frequency so the output does sound great, at least for a compact speaker.
In terms of battery life the speaker lasted me a good few hours of gaming before going flat, Bluetooth and AUX output were great but as for radio it’s pretty much dependent on your reception quality.
The output can be loud but best performance is at a few notches below maximum which is still of a good volume, Bluetooth reception is limited to just a few meters.
My only complaint would be that the manual and the product page isn’t as detailed as what I hoped for.
The Elysium Iron Mini speaker retails at RM 349, it’s a product with solid build quality and good audio output. If you want an attractive piece of decoration that doubles as a speaker, look no further.