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    Portable Speakers for Laptop

    I'm looking for some portable speakers I can plugin to my laptop when I go to the office or am traveling abroad.

    Needs to meet the following requirements:
    • Good quality sound (not expecting great quality as their will be a trade off for smaller size)
    • Stereo sound (preferably separate speakers rather than one unit)
    • Small enough and light enough to fit in my laptop bag


    So far the closest match I have found is bose soundlink micro speakers (I would buy two and link them together for stereo sound):
    https://www.bose.co.nz/en_nz/product...ink-micro.html

    Unfortunately, those have been designed with a completely different purpose in mind. I would want to use them standing upright on a desk but there doesn't appear to be any form of stand available for them.

    Anyone got any recommendations for some portable speakers that will meet my requirements?

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    Headphones so no one else needs to listen to your choice in music?

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    There will usually be no one else around so headphones are not needed. They are an option if I can't find suitable speakers though.

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    Nothing in in that form factor / actually two speakers is going to hold a candle to any half decent headphones
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-inst...2257330251.htm

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    Foxl Dash 7 maybe? https://soundmatters.com/product/dash7/

    Can use two with a splitter (but you could say that with any Bluetooth/wired portable speaker really

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    Siris Le Osiris wrote:
    Nothing in in that form factor / actually two speakers is going to hold a candle to any half decent headphones
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-inst...2257330251.htm
    Yes, I understand that. The sound from the bose speakers I linked to above is good enough for what I looking for, I'm guessing the ones you linked to are probably not as good as the bose speakers.

    I actually don't need bluetooth as I will connecting via audio output.

    KevinL wrote:
    Foxl Dash 7 maybe? https://soundmatters.com/product/dash7/

    Can use two with a splitter (but you could say that with any Bluetooth/wired portable speaker really
    These look more promising, I like the folding functionality they have. Do you know what the sound quality is like?

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    labcat wrote:
    Yes, I understand that. The sound from the bose speakers I linked to above is good enough for what I looking for, I'm guessing the ones you linked to are probably not as good as the bose speakers.

    I actually don't need bluetooth as I will connecting via audio output.



    These look more promising, I like the folding functionality they have. Do you know what the sound quality is like?
    It's old tech (I think they came out in 2014) but I'm not sure that much has changed in that space. I had one of the first gen devices (foxl mb) and it was excellent. Jawbone licensed their technology, so it would probably be comparable to a jambox (which I suppose doesn't exist anymore)

    Harmon-Kardon make a slimline speaker too - https://www.harmankardon.com/bluetoo...ck-USA-Current

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    Many of my friends who produce (some of them very well known on the world stage) including myself, use 2 x minirigs when traveling. I have owned, heard and tested many portable speakers over the years, and minirig are easily my first choice. Built in the UK by a small team of audiophiles, these things not only sound beautiful, but are one of the most rugged and durable speakers on the market.

    If you can afford them, gettem!

    https://minirigs.co.uk/