I switched this little fella on and it greeted me with electric guitar sounds. It was like it's trying to stroke me into a rock'n roll mood. Very wayang. Maybe that's why they called this the Gig, but the sound quality was really what I wanted to experience from this popular speaker.
The #Klipsch Gig does pack quite a punch for its size. Pink Martini's "Amado Mio" has its strings sound really tangy and tight, with the female vocalists' crescendo sounding loud and clear. Double-bass sounds deep and meaty. Sam Smith's 'Money on my mind' sounded alive but his vocals sounded a bit muffled. Intruments sounded a little jumbled up. The bass was quite authoritative which still made the music enjoyable. At higher volumes it tends to distort, but I seldom play music that loud anyway.
This speaker has a stated 12 hours battery life which is pretty average these days, compared to the B&W T7's 18 hours. NFC allows quick pairing with NFC-equipped phones. This speaker has a fashionable U-shaped band which wraps around it. Most people would use it as a kickstand but more creative folks could use it as a Fifty-Shades prop. (You cheeky bastards 😁)
In all, I would rate this speaker 7/10. It's simple and solid build makes this feel quite premium and it has the features that most folks will expect from Portable Speakers these days. It has decent battery life, useful (ahem) protective band. But its sound quality could do with better clarity and separation. Price S$299.