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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Hits sweet spot for great sound and portability

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    The LG PK5 Bluetooth Speaker is an excellent choice for someone looking for great sound quality and portabilty. Setup and Design The speaker feels very well made and was very easy to put in use. All that is required is to charge it and then pair it with another Bluetooth device. This speaker is equipped with a USB C connector for charging. USB C is the most recent USB standard, and is the first device that I have used to have it. But I am noticing that it is starting to become the defacto standard for newer devices. So don't worry too much about having a new cable to keep up with, because it is superior to the old version and you are going to start seeing more and more of it. I really like that the volume of the speaker and the device syncs so that when you turn it up or down on your device, the speaker volume goes up and down simultaneously. This speaker is medium sized so the handle grip makes moving it around a breeze. The grip feels really solid and well made. The exterior has a premium rubberized feel to it which should help protect it if you drop it. Another nice feature is that this speaker is IPX5 water resistant, which is important if you want to use it outside. Sound Quality For a medium size speaker the sound quality is excellent! All of the music I listened too sounded full, accurate, and pleasing to the ears. The laws of physics dictate that there are limits to the amount of bass and mid bass that can be produced by a speaker of this size, but LG cleverly uses two passive radiators to reinforce the low end. Passive radiators are normally found on speakers much more expensive than this, and really make a difference by making music sound more dynamic. Another important feature is that it uses 24 bit Bluetooth (known as aptX HD Audio), which provides a signal that sounds better because it is less compressed than the previous Bluetooth standard. I experimented with the Clear Vocal and Enhanced Bass settings, and found them to be pleasant sounding depending on the song, music type and application. Verdict This speaker hits the sweet spot for good sound and portability. It is easy to move around the house, take to the beach or the pool, or wherever else you want to be and have nice sounding music. Useful Tips The speaker has a 3.5 mm audio input and if you use it in wired mode instead of wireless, the battery charge will last longer since you are not using the Bluetooth transmitter on the speaker. The multi-color led party lights are a cool feature, but for around the house I did not use them. But they would be fun in the right party environment. But remember that using them will make the battery drain faster. According to the manual, two of these speakers can be paired to the same device. I was not able to test this, but this could be useful in a back yard or patio because it would provide a wider sound stage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very good mid sized portable speaker.

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    Wanted to try a different Bluetooth speaker from what I already have, the Sony SRS-XB21 and Bose Soundlink Color II I have are both good devices but I have problems getting enough volume out of the Bose when linked to my TV set. The Sony being a smaller unit works really good but I wanted to see if there was something a little more “Room Filling” and not a lot bigger. These came packed with the speaker, Bluetooth cable “type C”, a quick start manual and warranty guide, that’s it, no charger. Fortunately I have plenty of USB chargers around and mainly use multiport units around the house. This speakers charging port is a USB “C” type so you’ll have to use the included cable if you don’t already have one. The included cable is only around 3’ long so you may want to get a longer cable if you want to use the device while plugged in. I currently have it plugged into a 6’ USB aftermarket cable and it’s working fine. Size wise the speaker is bigger than the Sony or Bose, the main body being more tubular shaped like the Sony. If you include the carrying / protective handles it’s overall quite a bit bigger than the Sony. The device itself it pretty heavy and feels very well built, quite a bit heavier than either of the two competitor units. The body of the main unit is a textured black plastic that feels pretty thick, you can’t deform it pressing in on it. The front of the unit has a perforated metal cover over it protecting the two speakers. The ends of the unit are a hard plastic but they are also bass radiators so you can actually move the ends by pressing on them. I like the protective built in handles, they make moving the speaker around very easy, and really protect the speakers from damage if they happen to fall. The handles also make the speaker very stable, and that’s the one thing I really dislike about the Sony speakers. One slight bump and they roll away, usually ending up falling off whatever they are sitting on, they’ve taken a tumble to the floor many times. This LG unit like the Sony has a built in lighting that LG calls “Beat Lighting” which flashes to the rhythm of the music. Each speaker has its own individual light and each speaker lights up, the Sony unit has a LED and glowing strip above/below the speakers in the body of the unit so the speakers themselves don’t light up. I really don’t care for this feature, and fortunately you can disable it easily, “the Sony allows this also”. The flashing light are too distracting for watching movies, so I really have no further input on that feature. These are also IPX5 weather resistant so using them in a little rain isn’t supposed to hurt them. I could see using these outdoors without worrying if they will be damaged, and will probably be using them on our porch when we are out there, you just have to make sure the charging port door is closed otherwise water could enter that way and there is a warning about that in the manual. I will be mainly using these to link to my TV or Projector so my review will be focused mainly on that. I had no problem linking it to either my Samsung TV or the Bluetooth transmitter I have hooked to the projector. I don’t see any lag in the speech in either of the devices and the sound quality is much better than the built in speakers of either device. Now as far as sound quality goes, this sounds “to us” much better than the Bose unit, the volume output of the Bose just cannot compete or be compared while using Bluetooth. With the Sony unit it’s a very close match up when you are sitting close to the units. It’s almost indistinguishable between the two, but when you move away from the speakers that’s where the difference comes in. The LG speaker is louder and more room filling at a distance, with definitely more bass. Those end cap radiators really help push more bass into the room, it’s not overwhelming or chest thumping like my full surround sound system but it’s plenty for their size. I’m finding I like these more than either the Sony or Bose units for watching TV. The end pieces do move a lot more than I expected during heavy bass sounds and those really help push the bass out into the room, neither the Sony nor Bose have anything like that. My wife had to agree that between the three speakers these sounded the best while we were watching “Doom” on Netflix. Otherwise the overall sound quality is great, voices are nice and clear, background music is clean, they sound a lot better than the built in speaker on the TV and projector. These also really make a great alternative to a sound bar if you want something that’s portable and easy to use with your video sources.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Portable and Powerful

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    ---SETUP--- The setup for the LG PK5 speaker requires a full charge (4 hours) before use, so plan ahead before using it. After a full charge, you can turn it on and the bluetooth lights start looking for your mobile device. Very simple. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of speaker is its portability handles, its light synchronization with the music’s beats, and a powerful bass in a smaller package. Additionally, in a 4 hours charge it touts 18 hours of use. It also has an IPX5 Rating out of 8, which means that it is protected from water splashes that come out of a nozzle (6.33mm). You can’t submerge it under water but if you carry it while wet after getting out of a pool or taking a shower, then it will be fine. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this speaker is very good for its price. I have a little over 1300 square feet of a classroom that I teach in. Since my classroom doesn’t have a dedicated speaker system, I took this little speaker. The entire class was able to hear audio for the video I was playing. I walked the furthest I could from where I had placed the speaker and could comfortably hear it as well. One problem sometimes with bluetooth speakers is that they don’t sync up well with video files when characters are speaking. However, that was not an issue with this speaker, as I tested it with music, online video services like Netflix and Hulu, and phone games like Clash Royale. In all instances, the video was properly synced up with the audio. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. I enjoy the fact that the audio can get loud without distorting, as was the case when I played songs by System of a Down at full blast. I played around with the enhanced bass button and enjoyed music even more. For video content, there’s a clear voice button that makes the voices of people speaking sound better, and it works. If your phone has Siri (or other voice command prompt AI), there's a dedicated button to activate it. The same button can be used to accept calls, which if you’re listening to music, it will mute your music and switch to clear audio for calls. The caller was able to hear me clearly speaking into the speaker at about 5 feet distance. ---VALUE--- The price for the speaker in terms of value is competitive for other speakers in the same category. This one is a medium in a series of LG PK speakers (the others being the PK 3 and the PK 7). For a classroom or a small outdoor party, it would suffice in loudness. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for people who want loudness with portability at an affordable price. The lights sync with music beats you play, so they have a cool added club effect when you play music, adding more atmosphere to a party.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Packs a Punch for Great Price!

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    So far I am really impressed with this speaker! With the sound clarity, features, and design you would expect a much higher price point compared to other speakers. Overall this is a great deal and will leave you very happy! PROS: - The clear vocals and enhanced bass really stand out. I have been listening to music from different genres and time periods to get a good grasp and it's worked great on them all. The two sub-woofers on the side bring that much needed bass but it doesn't drown onut the vocals. - USB-C is a necessity because it is the future of how electronic's interface and it's superior to Micro USB. Many devices are moving to USB-C so it just makes for easier portability when I can charge the speaker with the same chord as my phone and laptop. This is a huge hit for me and a great move by LG. - The lights are a great addition and it's nice they have different themes you can switch to or just turn it off entirely while leaving the music on. - I know this is small but having the volume sync up with the bluetooth device's volume is great. Some speakers you turn up the speaker all the way but then turn it up on your phone separately - this is all synced together. - The extra buttons are nice. Play/Pause or tap Play twice to skip the song, the microphone button to take calls on it or use as Google Assistant through your phone. All nice features I didn't know I wanted. - It's the perfect size. It's big enough where it still packs a nice loud sound but not too big where you feel like you couldn't throw it in your back pack with ease. - Finally, the handle design on it makes it really nice for transportation. It doesn't feel cheaply made and gives it a bit of a rough yest sophisticated look for bringing around. CONS: - The IPX5 is really nice to have and makes it more durable but I really wish it would be IP67 so you could fully submerge it in water. Not that I plan on it - but it's just a nice feature to have to not worry about it by pools or lakes. - The design is unique and needed for the bass/lights but less versatile. It is made more to be set flat on a long surface rather than throw in a cup holder or hang with a clip. - If you want to work with additional features, you have to download their LG app. It might be a great app (I haven't tried it out) but I would rather just link up to Bluetooth and go. - It comes with a USB-C chord but no brick to plug it in. So you will need a power adapter to plug the USB end into it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome speaker with one caveat

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    So.. I'm sitting here still listening to some chill ambient mood music on the LG PK5 as i write this review. I really want to love the speaker, its great, it looks cool, the blinking color changing lights provide a cool atmosphere and they react to the beat of the music. Things I love about this speaker, It is LOUD. 20 Watts i believe. It gets really loud for its size. It has a USB - C charging port, a 3.5 mm input. This speaker can pair along with another LG PK speaker ( i did not get to try this function.) The blinking color changing lights are cool for setting the mood. I love the design and handles on the speaker. It feels very rugged and should be able to hangout with you outdoors while you party or grill. I did use it outdoors in light rain with no problems. Battery life is amazing, I'm at 80% battery after about 3 hours of use today at medium volume. If it holds steady I should get between 12~15 hours of use before charging. The thing that bugs me about this speaker is the sound out of the box. To my ears, it sounds too Trebly, especially at high volumes. I listened to a variety of music with the clear vocal and enhanced bass off and on. I do prefer them both on at all times. With them off the music just sounds flat and muddy to me. When you turn them on it greatly enhances the sound. , But if you go above 60% volume it begins to sound trebly. For most people, it will probably sound great. But if you're an audiophile, you might be turned off by it. Fortunately there is an easy fix. The apps I use to stream music allow me to tweak the equalizer. The Speaker does sound great after tweaking the EQ to your liking. Bass is deep yet clean with no distortion. Mids and Highs are clear with no annoying hiss. Speakers generally have a "break in" period, so Im hoping that these will get better as time goes on. I think this speaker provides great value for your money. It is rugged, battery life is fantastic, and it gets very loud. Pros- Rugged Tough Build Color Changing Beat Reactive Lights USB - C charging port LOUD Cons - USB - C cable provided, but no charging brick Needs equalizer tuning in your app of choice to get great sound

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small but mighty

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    Keeping in mind that the PK5 is a little blue tooth portable speaker that sounds surprisingly good. If you are looking for something that is audiophile quality or has the ability to blow the doors off with loud volume, then this is not the speaker for you. This little speaker for casual listening is very capable. The sound is clean with more bass then you might expect from the size of the PK5 due to the dual passive radiators on the side of the PK5. The PK5 sits between the smaller PK3 and the larger PK7, but includes the features of the bigger brother. Set up couldn’t be easier. Once removed from the packaging and you will use the included USB charging cable to charge the little LG. You turn the unit on with the power button on top. Once powered on all you need to do is press the blue tooth button and find it on your Apple or Android device. Once you have it paired, let the music flow. In a small to medium size room the PK5 has no problem filling it with music. If you push the PK5 to its limits the sound can get a bit fatiguing. During play back the speaker will display different colors around the speaker cones which are visible through the black metal speaker screen. There are several settings to allow you to set the colors and the accompanying patterns to your mood or shut them off completely. The PK5 has eight buttons across the top including a power, blue tooth, minus and plus volume buttons. A duel button for the onboard microphone and the mood lighting on the speakers. Two additional buttons control the voice clarity and enhanced bass. I have been pleasantly surprised by the sound the PK5 puts out and would recommend it for use in an office, small room, on the road or on the beach.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice Little Speaker with Some Help

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    The LG PK5 is a nice bluetooth speaker that features Hi Res audio through the aptX codec. That means you'll get cd quality sound through your Bluetooth connection. This speaker is water and dust resistant but can't be submerged in water. It's lightweight and has multiple grab holds which are nice for carrying as well as protecting the speaker. The reason I only gave this four stars instead of five is that out of the box I didn't like the sound. There are "Clear Vocal" and "Enhanced Bass" buttons on the speaker, neither of which I thought helped the sound. I downloaded a free equalizer app that works with any speaker and I was able to get the sound where I wanted it. I would rather not have to do that though. The flashing led lights on the front are cool if you're into that, and you have color options for them as well as the option to turn them off. Also, this came with no charge on the battery and I charged it for several hours before playing it and the battery died very quickly. I'm not sure if I didn't have the battery fully charged or if it just doesn't last long. Overall though, this is a pretty good speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for portability, long battery life

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    LGPK 5 review I picked up this product because I needed something a bit waterproof, that I could use outside at the hot tub at my boyfriend’s house, and something more portable for when I travel. Now my first thought when pulling it out of the box was “This is smaller than I anticipated.” But while it’s small, the sound quality is alright. Highs and lows are certainly heard well and it has a decent amount of bass behind it. Low and medium volumes, the quality sticks, but turning it up to max, as with most portable speakers, sound quality deteriorates, so I’m not dinging it for that. From dubstep to rap/RB it does most of my music justice for what I use it for. The battery life. I have charged it ONCE, and it is STILL GOING. On day one I played it at my desk all day (lights and all) and am listening to it now as I write this. Now I will ding it because LG supplies you a power cable… but no power block. I understand this is common with headphones… but a portable speaker? Luckily, I have enough power blocks laying around it doesn’t matter too much. Interestingly enough it uses USB-C to charge, and I charged it overnight, so that should tell you something about the battery. It has eight buttons: Power, Bluetooth Pair, Volume -/+ , play/pause. Voice command/light setting, Clear Vocal and Enhanced bass. So I love the fact that the voice command button actuates Siri on my iphone, so that I can leave my phone far away from the hot tub. Clear Vocal and Enhanced Bass do exactly that, it adjusts the audio for better vocals and bass. Did I mention this thing has lights? There’s two LED’s that shine on the speakers, and I don’t think the lights follow the rhythm of the music, they might, but I couldn’t tell. Either way it’s a nice little touch, for ambiance. Now this is where I will ding it again: There is an app that you can control the lights. However it’s only for android. I’m an iPhone user. LG, really should have added support for iPhones. So overall, if you want something that’s outdoor proof, and portable, this speaker is the way to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Outstanding Speaker with Amazing Sound & Features

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    Setup is really easy for LG PK5 Bluetooth Speaker. It came with USB C connector for charging. After few hours of charging, i have connected my iPhone using Bluetooth option. I was amazed with sound quality and clarity from this speaker. Sound Quality is crisp and clear. Great Work LG!!! It is a mid-size speaker and handle grip design is really awesome to hold and move. The grip is really well made. This speaker has IPX5 water resistant feature and colorful LED lighting. Each speaker lights up while playing songs and it can be disabled as well. Clear Vocal and Enhanced Bass settings are great features and i love the fact that vocal is much better with Clear Vocal option enabled. Meridian Audio technology combines advanced signal processing and hardware design to expand image height and widen the sound field, with custom presets for uncompromising performance. This speaker has high-definition Bluetooth and can stream music in 24-bit quality which is equal to premium HD audio. Battery life is really great and worked close to 18 hours with full charge. This speaker can be used as speakerphone as well and built-in automatically filters audio so calls are loud and clear. LG PK5 Bluetooth Speaker is an excellent option for portability and outstanding sound quality. I would recommend to anyone who are looking for a Bluetooth speaker with lot of great features and sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Sound and Battery Life

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    In the box comes the speaker, a white usb type-c cable and two booklets( simple guide and warranty). The look of the speaker may not be for everyone but I found it ok. On to the important stuff… The sound. Without any tweaking to an equalizer and connecting it to a couple devices the sound is around average. When used with an equalizer and a few adjustments, the aptX HD truly begins to shine and the speaker comes alive. You get deep powerful pounding bass with pretty smooth lows and mids and a crispy highs. I tested both with FLAC and MP3 tracks and both came out sounding amazing. Both the clear focal and enhanced feature ( activated respectively by buttons on the top of the speaker) worked well when activated. I really can’t complain about the sound. The speaker also features a beating lights feature that supposedly plays in time with the music. I found that the lighting is pretty random outside of the bass which it mainly seems to follow sometimes. It has four modes , Party, Water(blue tone), Forest( yellow tone) and off. The lighting is not significant when used outside in the day time but in the night, it’s fine. I usually left it off especially it allowed you to squeeze out a few more hours of battery life. I used it for about 5 hours straight ( lights on ) with about 60% volume and upon a battery check the light was still green which indicated that more than 70% of the speakers battery remained. I would definitely suggest this item especially if you don’t mind tinkering with the sound via an equalizer. My only gripe would be that the max volume for the speaker was lower than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It has got that boom! Boom! Pow!

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    Popped this guy out of the box, grabbed it by it’s convenient handle, placed it on the ledge and played some great music! LG surprised me since I haven’t ever had a LG speaker but I’ve seen their other audio systems. The design is cool and honestly I thought the skeleton built around was just for protection but it’s so much more. The depth it gives my speaker adds asthetic to the room as you can see. The bass is an amazing thing. When it started playing some Zac Brown Band the guitars sounded crisp! When I was playing music I jumped through to my playlists and the voices and instruments sounded crisp and it felt like I was at a concert with how clear everything sounded. The PK5 has unlocked a new experience for listening to music and podcasts for me. I’m glad to have it and hope this helps! I took conference calls, charged it and replaced the cover to protect the power area and played with all the lights and buttons!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Speaker

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

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    I got this for my daughter she plays piano and she connect her piano to the Speaker as of today 4/4/2020 this Speaker is still working great. sound great. I got this 1 year ago LG product are the best. my living room TV is a 65inches LG I got from Best buy 5 years ago I'm just trying to say that I Love LG product

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Impressive sound!

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    This is not your average speaker! LG did a great job with the sound quality on this speaker. The two ends are cushioned panels for better bass! The sound does not get distorted like other Bluetooth speakers I’ve had and the range nice too. The size is mid range: not too small for pocket or too big for a backpack, but the sound is excellent and clear. It goes nicely on the desk, coffee table or nightstand. Setup is a breeze, no special instructions needed. The only two issues I have are: I’m not a fan of the lights that come with it but you can turn them off if needed and the bars (handles) in the corners, but they come in handy when carrying the speaker around. However, it takes away from the beauty of the speaker. The the inputs (charger, aux in and reset) are in a covered panel on the back so is a smooth transition all around. All in all, is worth getting another.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound!!

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    I own three different brands of speakers and this one has the best sound of them all. Very easy to use. Just give it a full charge before you use it. Then start the party!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Speaker

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    At first I wasn't sure, but I took a chance. In a flash I fell in love with it Great Sound, portable, I carry it with me in my Car.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ok speaker for office, kitchen, or pool side use.

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    LG - LG PK5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black The LG PK5 is adequate but not remarkable. It has standard phone options as well as lighting and sound modes. Connected via Bluetooth it stays connected with clear connection out to 45 feet. It is capable of connecting to more than 1 source at the same time. I have it connected to my phone and my stereo. It will accept input from either device. I was unable to determine how to set priority on a device. It seemed in my case the phone took priority. This makes sense, if you’re listening to music and your phone rings, then the phone gets priority. The sound modes are available on the top control panel, for the lighting modes you’ll want to install the app. Controlling the lights with the Mic button on the top panel is iffy at best. The app gives you battery level and a few other options but doesn’t really add any functionality. It does allow you to turn off the lights easily. In my case I don’t like lights on my speakers so this is a plus. Once the lights are off they stay off while using the speaker paired to another input device. There are a lot of negatives on line about the app not finding the speaker, mine had no issues with this. My only complaint about the app is not enough control over the speaker sound and if you close the app it disconnects the speaker. Easy enough to go into Bluetooth setting and click on the speaker and it will reconnect. The 2 sound modes are “Clear Vocal” and “Enhanced Bass” Clear Vocal boosts about 1KHz and above, almost to the point of sounding muddy and hissy. It is good for use at lower volumes but gets annoying fast at louder volumes. The Enhanced Bass boosts about 125Hz and below and suffers the same issues. At lower volumes it adds bass and fills in the missing bass. Can we say “Loudness Button” because that’s what it does. But unlike a loudness button that slowly fades out as you turn it up, this stays engaged all the way up. Causing the bass to be overwhelmed at higher volumes. It has 2 passive radiators on the ends. They do their job and enhance the overall sound and bass output. The outer cage is for speaker protection and gives you handles to grab. I will say that I do like having a handle to carry it with. It weighs 2lbs 10oz so the handles are nice to have and make it not so awkward to move around. When testing the bass, anything below 53Hz is just missing. I would expect it to get closer to 40 or 45. LG doesn’t list or post specs on the audio response. Maybe someone with better hearing can chime in with the upper frequency response. LG’s brochure shows a big party with lots of people and pounding bass, I think not. This is an office desk or kitchen speaker. Because it is IPX5 water resistant you can take it to the pool side without worrying. It auto powers off after about 5 minutes with no input. It accepts standard audio cable input as well as Bluetooth linking so you can add more speakers from the same source. A note about the audio cable input. If you use this it will not be IPX5 rated because the back door will be open. Mine came with the battery completely dead. It says it takes 4 hours to charge but it took about 6 hours for mine to charge. The charger I used meets their specs. LG states about 18 hours of continuous use. In my testing at moderate volume levels I got 14 hours with the lighting turned off. The 2 drivers are about 1.3”, I’m sure they measure them in mm, I just measured them. There are no other drivers of any kind, just 2 full range drivers and 2 passive radiators.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great speaker for size

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    Disclaimer - not an audiophile! I live on a farm, so was looking for something that was hardy enough to withstand the dirt and dust, portable, and loud enough to hear across the barn. This speaker does an excellent job of all of these! Out of the box you have the speaker and a USB C charging cable, and maybe an instruction guide, but haven't actually looked at that one. Upon opening, I hit the power button and then went to my Andriod phone and saw that the speaker was easy to identify in the bluetooth menu and paired quickly. I typically only stream from the Amazon music app, and didn't have any issues with compatibility. I can turn the volume up and hear it easily from 100' away. I find that inside the house, the speaker can fill a room and the quality is solid. It doesn't sound as shallow as many of these portable speakers. Lastly, this thing is rugged, I'm not saying you can dunk it in the pool, but the handle allows for me to grab it, with work gloves, move it around, knock it off where ever I set it, and zero issues. It still works great. I just blow out the mud at the end of the day and its ready to go. So far I have streamed for 5 hours at a time, so while I haven't tested the 18 hour battery life claim, I wouldn't be surprised, as I charge it maybe after every 4th use. Lastly, this speaker works with incoming calls. I find if there is a lot of background noise, same as any device, its hard to hear, but the functionality is smooth and will mute then return to the music after the call. Note - If you're not a fan of the flashing lights, those can be turned off. I find this was a simple plug and play speaker that has a solid handle, highly portable, and rugged with great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound without burning a hole in wallet

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    Right off the bat, when I opened the box I fell in love. These look great. The build quality is excellent. They feel sturdy. They will definitely stick out and draw compliments. It really has that modernistic feel to it and I think really has a unique form factor compared to any other mid size portable speaker out there. It has a protective handling around it that actually takes up a bit more space than I expected. They function to keep the speakers stable as well. Alot of bluetooth speakers are rounded so they have a tendency to roll around if you're not careful. No problems with this one. Even if you did drop it, the protective handling is solid. You can remove the frame if you really want but it requires undoing some screws and stuff. The two ends of the speakers are where the bass comes out from. When the speakers are blaring, you can actually see and feel them move. Really like that. They come with a USB type-C cable. This is probably one of the few speakers that have moved on from micro-USB to USB type-C. People may have mixed feelings about this, but USB type-C is the future so it is a plus to me in my book. My only gripe is that it does not come with a power block although to be fair, most other speakers don't come with power block either. These speakers have the sparkling lights similar to the new Sony speakers. They're not quite as flashy but they do add a bit of atmosphere. You can obviously turn them off if you just care for the sound. The sound is great. I will say that I don't think they get quite as loud as some other speakers but the clarity is awesome. I use them for music as well as watching movies on my laptop. The vocals and dialogue is not lost in the background. There is not much speech lag through the bluetooth connection so it is perfect! All in all, I really like these speakers. Even more so factoring in the price. LG is doing it right!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good battery life, mediocre sound

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    I have received the LG PK5 last week. And these are my first impressions of this Bluetooth offering from LG. First size is pretty much compact. But the handle bars which more or less functions as a cage would be a mixed bag for some people. For some the handle bars offers a unique design which makes the speaker easier to carry. But for some these would seem like a monstrosity which just makes the speakers bigger. The build quality is pretty decent. And though the speakers are made of plastic, ituses better quality plastic and has a seemingly solid construction though obviously not shatter proof. It has two front facing speakers with bass coming out from the side. What stands out here is that the unit is IPX5 certified meaning it is generally splash proof which makes is perfect for use beside the pool or on the beach. The connector ports have a rubber cover to keep them from being wet. In addition to that the unit has variable lights which blink based on the beat of the music. Personally, I do not have a need for that but it may come in handy should you be in a dancing or party mood. The controls for the unit are located on top unit and are pretty much standard for Bluetooth devices. There is a power button, a Bluetooth pairing button, two volume controls, a pause/play button and a control for the lights that also acts as a button answering calls, a two sound enhancing buttions. What stands out is that is has an app for controlling the unit although the available version is only for Android. I have tried pairing the unit on Android and iOS devices and pairing was a breeze. And I have tried the app and it seems to work well with the speaker unit. And arguably the best feature of this unit is battery life. It is rated at 18 hours of use. And so far the unit performs as expected which is a plus as most speakers in this class have only 8-10 hours worth of juice. Another feature of the unit is that you can wirelessly “daisy chain” the unit to another one for increased volume. And though the volume at 20 watts is pretty decent for a small living room, I cannot ascertain if output is in stereo or not as I cannot notice spatial sound. It also uses Meridian technology not only to boost voice clarity and increase bass. But sadly in spite of this, audio seems to be flat sounding for me and lacks the richness for speakers this size. Using a wired connection even seemed to sound worse. And since I only have one unit, I couldn’t test if connecting two speakers would provide stereo and spatial sound. Also my gripes in this model is that LG seemingly cheaped out on standard accessories. The unit is powered by a supplied USB-C cable but did not include a charger. Also LG did not provide a male-to-male cord so that you can immediately use it if your device does not have Bluetooth. Lastly, the included documentation is wanting. But fortunate a more comprehensive guide can be be downloaded from the LG website. So as much as I am satisfied with the feature set, I cannot provide more stars as I want to due to the mediocre audio output of speaker unit. But in fairness, this is the only unit its class that I have seen that can last 18 hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Banging Bluetooth Speaker

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    The LG PK5 is a great mid size bluetooth speaker. I love the way it is designed. Its black in color and has handles on four sides of the speaker, you can hold it securely from the handles and when you place the speaker down it protects the surface. The speaker also come with RGB lighting for that cool effect. The PK5 is weather and splash resistant with an IPX5 rating. Perfect for bringing outdoors or to the pool.Your controls are on top and labeled clearly. Your normal controls include a battery status light, power button, volume, speakerphone and two sound modes "clear vocal & enhanced bass". There is also a back panel that hides an aux input, pairing button to connect extra speaker, and a usb-c charging port. I give LG points for including a usb-c charging port and cable with this speaker, it's just so much easier to charge this way without first looking and the plug end. The LG PK5 has Meridian Audio technology which is advanced signal processing for better sound and aptX HD Audio which is like high definition bluetooth which also helps with sound quality. Music sounds great pumping out of this speaker. I was impressed upon listening to music streamed from my iphone. I kept the clear vocal and enhanced bass on and man did it make a difference. The LG PK5 also has dual passive radiators on each end of the speaker that help push air from the speakers to create more bass and those things sure do vibrate! LG claims the PK5 has an 18 hour battery life. I've yet to test that. The only thing I would like to have was an iphone app to have more control over the speaker but not that you necessarily need it though, LG only has an android app for the PK5 speaker but like I said not a deal breaker. Overall I would recommend this speaker to anyone who is looking for a mid size outdoor bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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