Jul 03, 2014
Speaker Giveaway & Review: Audien Presents The HEX XL By 808 Audio
Audien - Hex

You’re seriously missing out if you haven’t got a portable speaker yet. Whether you’re going camping, staying in a hotel room, or just taking a shower, it’s essential to have booming sound! Settling for laptop speakers just doesn’t cut it when you want to listen to EDM on the go. You need to hear the bass loud and clear to get the full spectrum of audio.

Trust me when I say that it makes a world of difference to have your favorite tracks blasting wherever you go. That’s why I love using the HEX XL Wireless Speaker by 808 Audio. I got the chance to try it out recently, and it blew me away with its volume and versatility.

Better yet, LessThan3 favorite Audien is giving away a free track named after the speakers called HEX on his Facebook page. This hard-hitting anthem charges forward with gritty basslines and soaring builds.

Scroll down for the HEX XL wireless speaker review and giveaway

Audien Hex cover art

The first thing I wanted to know was just how loud can the HEX XL wireless speakers get. I loaded a playlist onto my smart phone with a variety of dubstep, trap, electro house, and trance to test it out. The HEX XL really proved to me what it can do with two stereo speakers and a down-facing subwoofer. It definitely packs a punch on maximum volume, and the audio still sounds clear at lower volumes. At $99.99 MSRP, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth if you’re looking for a portable speaker that bangs loudly.

Best of all, the boombox is both convenient and simple to use. When connecting to my smart phone using Bluetooth, all I needed to do was hold down the pair button on the speaker and a notification popped up on my phone asking to connect with it. I hit pair, and then bam, all my music started playing through the wireless speaker. If you don’t have a Bluetooth device, it comes with a 3.5mm audio cable that plugs into the back.

The HEX XL portable speaker comes in red, silver, and black. It has buttons on both sides that make it easy to adjust volume, skip to the next or previous track, pause, and play. Some other useful feature include a carrying strap on the top and a hole on the back to grip it with your fingers. It was definitely made with travel in mind.

If you’re feeling lucky, enter our giveaway for a free set of HEX XL wireless speakers below using the LockerDome contest widget. Turn off any ad-blockers if it doesn’t appear, and it may not show up on mobile devices. One lucky winner will be emailed on July 18 at 3 p.m. EDT. Good luck, and tell your friends about this contest too!