When it comes to being compact, the Ministry of Sound Audio S Plus has it. It is a portable speaker that is comparable to its closest competitor which is the Bose SoundLink Mini. Sadly, the Audio S Plus is a little less ambitious than its competitor. Contrary to expectations, this unit does not even attempt to kick out massive bass. It does, however, include some smart extra features such as a stand that will allow you to place the speaker upright, and a stereo pairing functionality. However, for sound quality, there are other better-sounding alternatives within the same price range.
What Can be Expected of the Compact Ministry of Sound Audio S Plus?
The Ministry of Sound Audio S Plus is not the flashiest speaker on the market, but it does gain points for being a compact sound-giving unit. It is portable enough that you can grip it with your thumb and forefinger. It is about as small as you can get while still being able to deliver decent levels of volume.
The Sound Audio S Plus speaker is made of plastic. There are some finishing touches that look like the device has aluminum, but they are, in reality, just plastic. The aluminum-looking band is the only thing that stops onlookers from thinking that the unit is made entirely out of plastic, which in fact it is. But it does add a hint of toughness to it.
This speaker unit is not also waterproof but it does seem to hold out with some level of punishment. There is a rubbery band that is found on one side of the device that will act as a strap. However, this is not the most convenient of designs that you can find. For a portable speaker, the maintenance is a little bit higher than standard.
When it comes to sound quality, this is where the S Plus disappoints the most. First of all, the sound signature is not at all what you should expect from a brand that is widely known for their legendary club audio system and dance music. Bass levels feel more like a “tap” more than a kick.
The unit has two 2-inch active drivers and a passive radiator. These are the parts that make this speaker sound pretty powerful, but high volumes will not make for better audio quality.
While the Ministry of Sound Audio S Plus delivers loud audio for its compact design, the sound quality is subpar, even for portable speaker standards. Ultimately, it cannot keep up with its competitors.