Page 4 - Conclusion
As one of our forum members pointed out, this speaker is from one of the larger consumer electronics company we have ever taken a look at. This usually means there will be a higher cost, as some of the money will go to marketing in addition to product development. However, with the LG Music Flow P5, I can tell you for sure enough went into making this Bluetooth speaker into a very refined experience. Looking at the physical qualities, LG has nailed a simplistic and clean look, allowing it to blend in with its surroundings. The excellent material choices and build quality is great to see in addition to its solid feel. I am also happy to report the audio quality was beyond what I expected for a Bluetooth speaker of this size. Comparing it with other similarly sized speakers revealed that the LG Music Flow P5 was a cut above the rest, with a clean output and generally good characteristics throughout. Any of the deficiencies I found with the sound was in line with small speakers in general, rather than a specific problem with this model. On the other hand, there are still some things I think LG could have done to improve their portable speaker. First would be to add NFC Tap to Pair, as this is a common feature found on many different Bluetooth devices. Secondly, I would have liked to see a native battery indicator without the need to install the application. Thirdly, some may actually find the LG Music Flow P5 just a bit too heavy to carry around on a day-to-day basis, but I personally was okay with this. Taking a look at retail prices, the LG Music Flow P5 can be found for around $95 USD or $115 CAD. Considering this is hovering around a Benjamin Franklin, you may find the price a bit high, but I think it is justified. You could find cheaper Bluetooth speakers elsewhere, but the LG Music Flow P5 offers a build and sound quality that is excellent for its size, making it a great choice for your portable needs.
LG Electronics provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.3/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
This Bluetooth speaker may be a bit more expensive than others, but it is clear the LG Music Flow P5 is in another class.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis