Today, we are taking a look at yet another iHome, this is the iHM89. These are twin mini speakers which do not have Bluetooth capability. But don’t let that deter you as they are still pretty great speakers. The iHM89 is available in several colors. It’s available in black, white, red, purple and wood. Obviously, we have the black ones here that we are taking a look at. These are also selling for about $50, so now let’s check out why these speakers are worth your hard earned $50.
These speakers are compatible with just about everything. I’ve used them with my laptop, the Moto X and the LG G Flex, and it worked great with all three of them. Like I stated already, these do not have Bluetooth inside, so you’ll need to plug into these with the 3.5mm cable. Speaking of the cable here, it’s actually quite interesting. It’s one long cable that connects both speakers to a power source and an audio source, which you can see more about that in the review video down below. As far as the build quality goes, these are really nice speakers. They are nice looking and pretty minimal, which is always nice. They are also very easy to set up. just push down on the speaker to turn it on or off. And that’s really the only button on these speakers.
With the iHM89, there are magnets on the bottom that can connect the two speakers together, making it easier to travel and not separate the two. Battery life is pretty good on these too. I was able to get about a good 8+ hours of continuous playback on these before the battery dying. Which is pretty good based on the size of these, even though it doesn’t use Bluetooth.
Now the important part, sound quality. I do have a sound test down at the bottom of this post below the review which compares the iHM89 to the G Flex’s speakers, so you can check that out if needed. The sound on the iHM89 is actually pretty good. I wouldn’t say it’s the best, but when you consider the size and the price of the iHM89, it’s quite impressive. It does also get pretty loud without distorting the sound.
As I said earlier in this post, the iHM89’s are available for $50 from iHome’s website, and $40 from Amazon’s website. But the question still remains, should you buy the iHome iHM89? I would say yes, but that’s if you don’t care about Bluetooth streaming for audio, and if you want small-ish speakers. If you’re looking for the best sound, I would suggest the iBN24 which I reviewed last week.