The Orbit MP3 from Altec Lansing is one of the best sounding compact speakers you can buy for under $40. It’s much, much better than the previous Orbit design in both sound quality and ease of use. Anyone looking for an ultra-compact design that doesn’t want to sacrifice too much sonic goodness will be very happy with the Orbit MP3.
Altec Lansing made a very important design change to the power button. Previously it was easy to accidentally leave the speaker on and run down the batteries. Now the power is a push button that illuminates. It’s mush easier to use and won’t waste batteries like the old design. We forgave the previous approach because the previous Orbit was still a decent value but we wouldn’t even consider the old design at half the price of the latest iteration.
The sound quality of the new Orbit MP3 benefits from increased frequency response, dynamics and overall db level. It’s plenty for a kid’s party at the park, music at the office or tunes in the garage. Altec Lansing is using a much better transducer in this Orbit than the previous unit. It’s certainly worth the slight bump in price at retail.
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Altec Lansing Orbit MP3 Review
- Category: MP3 and Portable