AIWA - EXOS-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Listen to music at home or on the go with this Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker. The five powered speaker drivers and 200W continuous power output give this portable speaker real home stereo performance. Take your music with you with the nine-hour battery life and easy transport handle of this Aiwa Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker.
$299.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • AIWA EXOS-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (49 out of 53)

Features


Connect wirelessly from a distance up to 50'

Pair this speaker with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device, including phones, tablets, and laptops. The NFC technology enables one-touch pairing.

Portable design

Lets you listen to your favorite tunes on the go.

Rechargeable lithium-ion 15,600 mAh battery

Play your favorite tunes for up to 9 hours on a full charge.

200W RMS system power

Offered by the fully amplified 2.1 channel system.

Auxiliary audio input

Allows simple wired connectivity.


Customer rating

4.7
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perhaps The Best Portable Boombox Ever!

    Posted
    MusicMan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First off, I'm 50 years old. I was around way back in the 80's (hehe), when Boomboxes were all the rage, and I've owned most of the top dogs. JVC's M70/90, PC-3, PC-5, and quite a few others I that I can't recall the models. Over the past 20 years I've purchased (and still own) the original KaBoom, RV-DP100/200, and more recently the original Harman Kardon G0-Play (phenomenal), and the Altec Lansing IMT-810 (Very underrated)! My first (and only) BT portable was the Kicker Amphitheater (which is the only one listed that doesn't take batteries). Not being able to actually physically see, touch & hear the Exos-9, and only going by all of the extremely positive feedback I've been reading on various sites, I decided to take my chance. So I went all in and ordered two! Well they arrived today and all I can say is I'm elated that I went for it. These things ROCK! I thought the Altec 810 was a beast, and it is, but the Exos 9 is heads and tails above it, and all others I've listed! The highs are crisp, but not overbearing. The mids are where they need to be, and the bass is insane! I highly doubt that any other battery operated portable can reach the volumes this monster does. And without distorting!! Some people say it's to heavy to be considered a portable. I say fill up your water weights and get real. it's around 15 pounds, it's not that heavy. Try hauling around a JVC M-90 with 10 D-cells for a day, and then get back to me about weight. Anyways, for anyone who's on the fence about ordering this bad boy, I say get it. or better yet, get two and pair them. You won't regret it !! And on a side note for those who are looking for a carry case, I just picked up two American Tourister "atmosphera two" luggage carriers at Walmart (item number 62221-1041), and they are a perfect fit. You can even leave the Exos 9 in the carrier while listening to perhaps the best Boombox ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Speaker? DEFINITELY!

    Posted
    Heff3rd
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been searching for a proper wireless speaker for over a year and was always coming up empty. There were many compromises with the smaller, portable units which was mainly full sound. The non-portable (think Bose Soundtouch 20/30) also were missing the mark on the sonic spectrum that I was after. I was almost resigning myself to falling back on bookshelf speakers when I came across many raving reviews of the Aiwa Exos-9. When I found out that it was at a warehouse club in limited release (and luckily one of those stores was in MY town,) I had to check it out in-person. Saying "Wow" or "Phenomenal" or any other fill-in-the-blank adjective does not do this product justice. What I will say is that it suited my needs in the following ways: - power - you FEEL the music even at lower levels that won't disturb the neighbors, but yet the music is still as you'd expect it to sound which you can't say about the smaller portables (which also rely on way to much bass - bass needs treble as an offset people) - multi-function - yes, this is a big unit, but it is light to me when you grab it by the padded handle (nice touch Aiwa) and this unit is portable because of the built-in battery which you can't say about the Bose Soundtouch 20/30's etc. - appeal - this unit is CLASSY in appearance and properly done (take the hint Sony with your childish flashing lights on some of your current portables) - SOUND - this is what the product was made for, right? Besides the five speakers (yes, 5! and none of them are those passive radiators which don't do anything in my opinion,) this product also has a built-in 5 band graphic equalizer (thankfully not 3 band, another kudos to Aiwa.) The built-in EQ allows you to use one of 4 preset settings or adjust it yourself and this functionality just makes the unit that much more well-rounded for filling anyone's needs for proper sound. I use my Iphone for streaming my music via Bluetooth and I use an EQ app on the phone (not the built-in Apple music app with limited presets) so the music sounds better in whatever headphones I choose to use. Having said that, I still appreciate the Aiwa's built-in EQ and still used it in addition to the settings already on my phone. The sound of my music is now EXACTLY the way I want to hear it and as lifelike to the way I hear music live ... and what I mean by that is listening to some recorded concerts on the Aiwa and noting how identical the sound is to the way the bands sound was when I saw them live. - Well-rounded - this product I'm sure can be improved upon (what product can't be,) but as it stands this is the BEST BLUETOOTH speaker at a fantastic price that I applaud Aiwa for selling it at knowing that they'll need to move many units to profit from in order to offer more products in the future. With the way this speaker currently is, I expect MANY, MANY units to sell. This speaker NEEDS to be on many holiday wish/gift lists. Anyone owning or receiving this speaker will LOVE IT! P.S. - as I noted, I checked this speaker out in-person at a brick-n-mortar warehouse club because they had a display set-up and I purchased it on the spot, thus not through Best Buy. I do recommend this product at Best Buy since the warehouse offering was in limited release/locations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    BIG Lifeless Class D Noise-box

    Posted
    John

    I hate to bash the Aiwa Exos-9 since so many people seem to love it like it's their baby but it did not live up my expectations or the hype. I would only consider it a value of 5-star for $100 and 4-star for $150 BECAUSE of what it is - portable and powerful. It lacks high-end sound quality which drops it out of an A-League audio purist' speaker. Simply put, it is not pleasing enough to cost $300. I would try the Harman Kardan Go Play for $180 as a cheaper and possibly superior rival. I cannot recommend anything for sure in place of the Aiwa because I have no real life experience with anything in this class but from my research I would consider the Harman Kardan go play ($180), the Fluance fi70 ($500) and possibly the DiamondBoxx ($500-$1700) as the nearest competitors. For most casual listeners I think they will be pleased enough to enjoy the E9. That is not meant to be a put down but some people don't have elevated hearing like I do (my mom and one of my brothers are examples). However, audio enthusiast / purist will probably recognize the E9 as a ho-hum (bland, lifeless, run of the mill) speaker with some added bass for bass-heads. It is OK for a hard thumping speaker in a box but it isn't even as loud as I expected it to be. The music never made me forget I was listening to it out of a box because it has that box-congestion sound - like a nasally voice, this speaker has a box sound that it couldn't hide.This was the deal breaker for me. Build quality seemed sturdy and like care was given. The BT connectivity was fast as a snap. The unit is heavy and pretty large, thus I would call it a semi-portable speaker: You can definitely manage to take it with you but it will be a little bit of trouble doing so. The built-in equalizer and touchscreen are awkward amenities. Each time you adjust the EQ up or down the sound cut out then went back up to the set volume. I found this irritating. The touchscreen isn't very user-friendly or responsive, either. In fact, I had to rub my hand across the top back and forth before it would ever recognize I was trying to use the buttons. I never could quite figure out a fail-proof method to get the touchpad to light-up and respond, I had to keep tapping and rubbing it until it would finally wake-up. Not a deal breaker for me but a nuisance like the EQ. In conclusion, no amount of adjusting frequency bands is going to be enough for a speaker with the limitations that the Exos-9 has. Standing bass waves, the boxy sound signature, cheap Class D amplification and lifeless mid/highs held me back from keeping the E9 or considering it a deal at $250-$300. I am happy to have back the space it took up and my hard earned $$.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheese cake... sensational

    Posted
    Ruck
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Finally, a speaker that is worth its asking price. I could not believe how much some of these "portable" bluetooth speakers were going for. I just wanted a speaker that would give me the right punch in terms of loudness without sacrificing sound quality. I demoed all of the expensive bluetooth speakers from various stores and was never impressed. I stumbled upon the aiwa exos 9 online and was quickly remenisced about this familiar brand as i had various portable cd players and boom boxes from my youth. The amount of positive reviews ive seen from here, amazon and certain forums were convincing for me to try. I was thoroughly impressed by how quickly the item shipped to me considering how i dont live in the continental u.s. The speaker has a nice size and i love the look and styling of it. It was light, but not at all flimsy or something of inferior quality. I just wish the volume knob was black as well to give it a steath look all around. And now for the best part: sound. This thing is off the heezy! It was just what i was looking for - loud, tight bass, nice mids and highs. I also love how quickly it is able to sync with my android phone even from afar (30 yards). I even compared it side by side to the beats beatbox that my brother has and my girlfriends bose soundlink 3. I already knew it was superior, but seeing the faces of my brother and girlfriend when they heard my aiwa exos 9 compared to theirs was priceless. Especially when they heard how much i paid for it. Lets just say their sodium levels went up hehe. Awesome job aiwa, and keep up the good work best buy. Yall are killing it right now as dont even bother to shop on amazon when it comes to electronics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    TJinMI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This speaker system is simply amazing. The sound quality is very crisp and clear. This is not your standard "portable" speaker. This is a true stereo sound system that has it's own rechargeable power source. This truly cannot be compared to the Bose portable speakers. This thing is massive in comparison... And the sound quality is well worth the space. I bought one to have as a primary countertop stereo that I could also drag outside for parties. I was so happy with my purchase that I bought a second, to pair with the first. I've been simply blown away with the sound quality of this system. The bass is true without being obtrusive and the highs are crystal clear. Keep in mind, the sound is uni-directional on this speaker, so placement might be an issue for some users, depending on where you hope to put it. It's not really shelf or countertop friendly, but it does have a modern clean look that doesn't need to be hidden. This system does not come with a remote, but I highly suggest that if you use the system on more than rare occasion, you purchase the remote that Aiwa makes specifically for the Exos-9. If you're considering this speaker, and have the space for the larger (roughly 18x20 inches) Exos-9, buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Speaker

    Posted
    Sullmeist

    I was very excited about trying a larger speaker. My tiny bluetooth speakers were great for the office and taking on a business trip, but just couldn't get the job done in a large room.... Let alone outdoors. Aiwa has built the perfect speaker for what I needed. I love the interface and ease of setup but make no mistake, this thing is all about the quality of sound. It is big! It is not ideal for taking on a plane, but has a chargeable battery to move around with ease. Go ahead....embarrass your friends and remind them what music is supposed to sound like! There is nothing else like it. I'm ordering a second one so I can have paired stereo in my backyard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Posted
    Dynomitez
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ok so I have been looking up reviews and have listened to many Bluetooth speakers for my backyard for about 2 yrs now and haven't found anything that stood out or really wowed me... until I got this! My neighbor and I always compare our sound systems and have talked about the aiwa but we're hesitant to buy based on only reviews because a lot of speakers out there like Bose, sanos.. and a lot of others had great reviews but just didn't produce great sound with some bass.. just wasn't impressed as I wanted it in my backyard and be able to take in in after I was finished listening...well I can tell u buy this speaker! Blows the competition away even for double the price.. Today I received the aiwa and as soon as I turn it on and connected super easy to Bluetooth I was in awe! I decided to put it outside in the yard and only turned it up half way.. with in 5 min my neighbor came over wondering what I got.. he couldn't believe how loud and clear with deep bass he could here it over in his house.. he know is goin to buy 1..So glad I purchased it!! U won't regret

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speaker

    Posted
    KYBuckeye
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I love this speaker, absolutely love it. It’s a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. It’s not extremely portable so keep that in mind. Its easy enough to move around the house but you’re We also have a Sonos system at home but it’s a pain in the neck. Our internet doesn’t work that great and the Sonos app constantly needs updated. Consequently I use this speaker 99% of the time. No crazy apps, you can adjust the equalizer on the unit and not through an app which is great. If this thing had an FM tuner it would be perfect but for some reason hardly any Bluetooth speaker does anymore. Oh well I love this unit and would highly recommend. It has a nice full sound and doesn’t lose clarity as you crank it up. Bass is great too!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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