Steljes Audio NS1 - opinions?

Yimkin_FJ

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As I'm working from home a bit more now, I'm looking at 'upgrading' my currently near non- existent home office hifi - at present I only listen to a portable radio.

i had been considering buying a portable Bluetooth speaker such as the JBL Flip 3, or, at a stretch, the Bose Soundlink mini, but as I don't need portability or battery power, I wondered if I could get something 'better'. They would have to sit either side of a laptop, with me only 2-3 feet away.

Whilst wondering I came across these - Steljes Audio NS1. Active Bluetooth speakers in a small form factor and available for just under £90 from various places. Full spec here: http://www.steljesaudio.co.uk/docs/range_intros/Powered_Speakers.shtml

Has anyone got any experience of these? Any thoughts or alternatives? I'd really rather not spend more than £100. Sorry it's not a very 'hifi' question!
 

muljao

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Can't say exactly, the ns3s got an ok review here some time back, but they got great reviews elsewhere. You'll find the review on the site and i believe that they can be got for 120, they were reviewed at 100. I'd be inclined to go that extra 20
 

Al ears

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muljao said:
Can't say exactly, the ns3s got an ok review here some time back, but they got great reviews elsewhere. You'll find the review on the site and i believe that they can be got for 120, they were reviewed at 100. I'd be inclined to go that extra 20

I believe they went out of business some time ago. Avoid.
 

muljao

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Al ears said:
muljao said:
Can't say exactly, the ns3s got an ok review here some time back, but they got great reviews elsewhere. You'll find the review on the site and i believe that they can be got for 120, they were reviewed at 100. I'd be inclined to go that extra 20

I believe they went out of business some time ago. Avoid.

Everyone to their own, but at 120 probably worth a shot, it's not a massive purchase
 

Yimkin_FJ

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Apparently they were bought out and are still going. NS-3 look better for my purposes (thanks for the warning though).

Any other alternatives for less than say £150? I'd really rather not go down the route of secondhand normal size amp and speakers for space and aesthetic reasons.
 

muljao

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Your budget is a bit limitng. These ones seem to have lots of happy owners

https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-Reference-Speakers-Professional-Creation/dp/B00X741TB0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490939358&sr=8-3&keywords=m-audio

If you stretch to 200 you are kind of entering better products

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustics-Bluetooth-Active-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00V5GN38E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490939464&sr=8-1&keywords=q+acoustics+bt3
 

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