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Ultra portable music speaker
Streams music wirelessly
USB port for charging devices
Tap to pair NFC
The Klipsch Music Center KMC 1 is the ultimate portable music speaker. Its small size lets you take it just about anywhere, while its "front row center" sound will astonish you with its impact and clarity. Easy music streaming from any Bluetooth equipped smartphone, music device or computer with the added benefit of answering, conversing, terminating or even ignoring phone calls from that same smartphone, automatically pausing your music in the process. Solid-built and aesthetically designed with elegant soft-feel paint, high-gloss metallic accents and touch-sensitive controls.
KMC 1 Blue
KMC 1 Blue
KMC 1 Blue
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just when I had given up on finding a bluetooth portable speaker that I would find satisfying, I finally found the one I was looking for. I tested just about all the main brands and models on the market (Bose, UE/Logitech, JBL, Jawbone, Sony, Soundmatters, Beats, Samsung, etc), and I spent a lot of time testing speakers in-store, as well as in my music production studio (always using sine wave test tones, pink noise, and a playlist of various musical material that tests specific aspects of audio reproduction capabilities). All the other speakers I have tested were either problematic in the treble, mids, or bass (being either anemic or excessive in those regions, resulting in an unbalanced or artificial sound), or simply couldn't play loud enough to fill a decent sized room to a satisfying level without distorting badly (and I'm not talking about extremely loud volumes--more like around 80 dB or so). (I have not tested the new Creative Sound Blaster Roar, and I'm curious how it stacks...
I now own all 3 of Klipsch’s mainstream portable Bluetooth speakers, KMC 3, KMC 1, and GiG. Having spent a lot of time using them I can say for certain Klipsch totally gets it. Sound Quality, Build Quality, Looks, and Ease of use - they’ve hit every single mark. Comparing their products to other popular brands, Including: Logitech, Bose, Motorola, Jabra, Beats, Sony, others as well. I will tell you that, in my opinion, Klipsch trumps them all. Especially given the fact they have not just one, but four Bluetooth speakers in their arsenal, and at various prices.
KMC 1 fits right between their ultra-portable – GiG model, and the larger KMC 3. It has a very important APT-X feature (as do all of their speakers) that is a must have for any Bluetooth speaker. I’ve mentioned this before in my other reviews but having apt-x will give you the most detailed sound you can get currently via wireless Bluetooth. Bottom line; don’t buy a Bluetooth...
I cannot believe how good this speaker sounds. I have tried SO many speakers before this one but this speaker is in a class all it's own. This speaker is EVERYTHING I was looking for. It gets Very loud without distortion. I have only turned it all the way up once just to see how loud it gets. I've never needed to after that, highest I go is 75% but usually lower than that. By far the loudest speaker I've ever owned *absolutely DESTROYS the G-Boom for loudness. The clarity this speaker produces is what sealed the deal for me. I just couldn't believe a Bluetooth speaker could sound this good. It hits the his mods and lows effortlessly. It even gets down into the sub bass range. I can actually hear the base line on the tracks I listen to now, nothing is lost.*base is present but not at the expense of mids and highs* I put this speaker across the room and play it, you won't believe how much detail this speaker gets out. I am hearing things on songs I didn't even pick up when wearing ear...
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