Anyone who had probably visited an Apple store in the past year would probably see the Mu-so, which is a low modernist box that can pump out sound while being able to look like an audio-listening device made to look like a napkin; but then came the Naim Mu-so Qb, which morphs that napkin-shape into an 8.6-inch cube. While it does have a smaller footprint this time around, and it is now smaller than that of a toaster, but this unit retains the larger device’s touches such as a glass touchscreen interface, a grille with a subtle contour, an illuminated acrylic base, and an extruded heat sink that looks great.
The Naim Mu-so Qb Retains the Power but Made to be Smaller
All the controls and programming on the Naim Mu-so Qb can be done through its glass touch capacitive screen, as well as the connected iOS or Android device However, if the latency of iPhone taps annoy you, then you can pay extra for an optional remote. Even though the glass touchscreen can be deemed as pretty modern, it can make you wonder why it was made to have an obsolete interface. Simply put, the interface is middling. Looking at the connected app, it is short on features and is visually uninspiring. But on the good side, it is virtually glitch-free and everything can be found rather easily.
The package includes a budge-proof cable that can be discreetly tucked back into the Mu-so Qb. Speaking of the device’s rear end, there are a multitude of ports that every music lover wants to see in an audio-listening device. There’s the 3.5-millimeter analog, USB, optical, and Ethernet ports. Even though the overall design of the product is brought to be deliver a minimalist look, it is still beautiful to look at and it is the ideal wireless speaker to be placed inside a designer apartment.
When you peek behind its grille, you will see what clearly distinguishes this box from the napkin. The Qb is a 300-watt beast of its larger 450-watt sibling. However, it contains five custom drivers: two microfiber dome tweeters, a single woofer, and two mids.
For bass heads out there, do note that the single woofer is enough for the Naim Mu-so Qb to give an extra “kick” out of your tracks. It also has a dedicated 100-watt amp, and its internals are all placed inside a single piece of injection-molded, glass-filled polymer. This allows the device to generate power, rigidity, and damping. This is a dynamite of a small wireless speaker, but for its price, it is still a bit pricey for a wireless speaker but found to be one of the cheaper ones in Naim’s product line.
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