Philips BT2500: Budget Bluetooth speaker in a slim package
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Philips BT2500: Budget Bluetooth speaker in a slim package

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Philips BT2500 is a very compact slim wireless Bluetooth Speaker, that retails for $49.99. Philips BT2500 is a very compact slim wireless Bluetooth Speaker, that retails for $49.99. And has built in speaker phone capabilities. And has built in speaker phone capabilities. Hi, I'm David Carnoy, and the BT2500, is one among many inexpensive mini Bluetooth Speakers to hit the market in the last couple of years. Hi, I'm David Carnoy, and the BT2500, is one among many inexpensive mini Bluetooth Speakers to hit the market in the last couple of years. A lot of these types of speakers have more of a canister design to them, but what helps set this one apart, is a relatively flat design, which makes it easy to slip into a bag without taking up too much space. A lot of these types of speakers have more of a canister design to them, but what helps set this one apart, is a relatively flat design, which makes it easy to slip into a bag without taking up too much space. Though you can stand the speaker up vertically, it's really meant to be laid down flat, and have the speaker fire upward. Though you can stand the speaker up vertically, it's really meant to be laid down flat, and have the speaker fire upward. Like a lot of these little speakers, it plays louder than its size would indicate. Like a lot of these little speakers, it plays louder than its size would indicate. And I like the analog volume knob, which gives the speaker a slight retro look. And I like the analog volume knob, which gives the speaker a slight retro look. And more importantly, makes it easy to raise and lower the volume. And more importantly, makes it easy to raise and lower the volume. That same volume knob can be found on step up, BT3500, which costs around $30 more, and is about twice the size. That same volume knob can be found on step up, BT3500, which costs around $30 more, and is about twice the size. The 3500 adds NFC tap to pair technology, for devices that support it, but otherwise the two speakers have identical feature sets. The 3500 adds NFC tap to pair technology, for devices that support it, but otherwise the two speakers have identical feature sets. It's hard to say which speaker I like better. It's hard to say which speaker I like better. Thought they both sounded pretty good for their size, though as you'd expect, the larger BT3500, does sound slightly fuller and plays louder. Thought they both sounded pretty good for their size, though as you'd expect, the larger BT3500, does sound slightly fuller and plays louder. However, I like the form factor of the smaller BT2500 you see here. However, I like the form factor of the smaller BT2500 you see here. These small Bluetooth Speakers do have their sound limitations, so you shouldn't expect the world from them, particularly the bass department. These small Bluetooth Speakers do have their sound limitations, so you shouldn't expect the world from them, particularly the bass department. But I thought both these Philips speakers, managed to avoid sounding harsh, and were relatively distortion free, though they clearly perform better, at more modest volume levels, and are really designed for casual, not critical listening. But I thought both these Philips speakers, managed to avoid sounding harsh, and were relatively distortion free, though they clearly perform better, at more modest volume levels, and are really designed for casual, not critical listening. It also performs fairly well as a speaker phone, so far as you don't wander too far away from the speaker's microphone, while talking. It also performs fairly well as a speaker phone, so far as you don't wander too far away from the speaker's microphone, while talking. The speakers charge via micro-USB, and the battery life for both the BT2500 and BT3500, is rated at five hours. The speakers charge via micro-USB, and the battery life for both the BT2500 and BT3500, is rated at five hours. You'd ideally like to have a speaker rated at, at least eight hours, but if you don't crank the volume too much, you may be able to do better than that five hour rating. You'd ideally like to have a speaker rated at, at least eight hours, but if you don't crank the volume too much, you may be able to do better than that five hour rating. Summing up these [INAUDIBLE] speakers may not blow anyone away with their performance, but I do think they sound pretty decent for what they are, and their slim form factor is appealing from a portability standpoint. Summing up these [INAUDIBLE] speakers may not blow anyone away with their performance, but I do think they sound pretty decent for what they are, and their slim form factor is appealing from a portability standpoint. They are also reasonably priced, and it helps that you can find them for a few bucks less online. They are also reasonably priced, and it helps that you can find them for a few bucks less online. I'm David Connly, and that's the Phillips BT2500 Portable Bluetooth Speakers. I'm David Connly, and that's the Phillips BT2500 Portable Bluetooth Speakers. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Philips BT2500 is a very compact slim wireless Bluetooth Speaker, that retails for $49.99. Philips BT2500 is a very compact slim wireless Bluetooth Speaker, that retails for $49.99. And has built in speaker phone capabilities. And has built in speaker phone capabilities. Hi, I'm David Carnoy, and the BT2500, is one among many inexpensive mini Bluetooth Speakers to hit the market in the last couple of years. Hi, I'm David Carnoy, and the BT2500, is one among many inexpensive mini Bluetooth Speakers to hit the market in the last couple of years. A lot of these types of speakers have more of a canister design to them, but what helps set this one apart, is a relatively flat design, which makes it easy to slip into a bag without taking up too much space. A lot of these types of speakers have more of a canister design to them, but what helps set this one apart, is a relatively flat design, which makes it easy to slip into a bag without taking up too much space. Though you can stand the speaker up vertically, it's really meant to be laid down flat, and have the speaker fire upward. Though you can stand the speaker up vertically, it's really meant to be laid down flat, and have the speaker fire upward. Like a lot of these little speakers, it plays louder than its size would indicate. Like a lot of these little speakers, it plays louder than its size would indicate. And I like the analog volume knob, which gives the speaker a slight retro look. And I like the analog volume knob, which gives the speaker a slight retro look. And more importantly, makes it easy to raise and lower the volume. And more importantly, makes it easy to raise and lower the volume. That same volume knob can be found on step up, BT3500, which costs around $30 more, and is about twice the size. That same volume knob can be found on step up, BT3500, which costs around $30 more, and is about twice the size. The 3500 adds NFC tap to pair technology, for devices that support it, but otherwise the two speakers have identical feature sets. The 3500 adds NFC tap to pair technology, for devices that support it, but otherwise the two speakers have identical feature sets. It's hard to say which speaker I like better. It's hard to say which speaker I like better. Thought they both sounded pretty good for their size, though as you'd expect, the larger BT3500, does sound slightly fuller and plays louder. Thought they both sounded pretty good for their size, though as you'd expect, the larger BT3500, does sound slightly fuller and plays louder. However, I like the form factor of the smaller BT2500 you see here. However, I like the form factor of the smaller BT2500 you see here. These small Bluetooth Speakers do have their sound limitations, so you shouldn't expect the world from them, particularly the bass department. These small Bluetooth Speakers do have their sound limitations, so you shouldn't expect the world from them, particularly the bass department. But I thought both these Philips speakers, managed to avoid sounding harsh, and were relatively distortion free, though they clearly perform better, at more modest volume levels, and are really designed for casual, not critical listening. But I thought both these Philips speakers, managed to avoid sounding harsh, and were relatively distortion free, though they clearly perform better, at more modest volume levels, and are really designed for casual, not critical listening. It also performs fairly well as a speaker phone, so far as you don't wander too far away from the speaker's microphone, while talking. It also performs fairly well as a speaker phone, so far as you don't wander too far away from the speaker's microphone, while talking. The speakers charge via micro-USB, and the battery life for both the BT2500 and BT3500, is rated at five hours. The speakers charge via micro-USB, and the battery life for both the BT2500 and BT3500, is rated at five hours. You'd ideally like to have a speaker rated at, at least eight hours, but if you don't crank the volume too much, you may be able to do better than that five hour rating. You'd ideally like to have a speaker rated at, at least eight hours, but if you don't crank the volume too much, you may be able to do better than that five hour rating. Summing up these [INAUDIBLE] speakers may not blow anyone away with their performance, but I do think they sound pretty decent for what they are, and their slim form factor is appealing from a portability standpoint. Summing up these [INAUDIBLE] speakers may not blow anyone away with their performance, but I do think they sound pretty decent for what they are, and their slim form factor is appealing from a portability standpoint. They are also reasonably priced, and it helps that you can find them for a few bucks less online. They are also reasonably priced, and it helps that you can find them for a few bucks less online. I'm David Connly, and that's the Phillips BT2500 Portable Bluetooth Speakers. I'm David Connly, and that's the Phillips BT2500 Portable Bluetooth Speakers. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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