Ministry of Sound Audio M-Plus
Beefy bass and multi-room features
It’s a common complaint that compact wireless speakers tend to suffer from weak bass output, but that’s not a criticism that you could level at Ministry Of Sound’s new Audio M-Plus speaker.
The M-Plus stands just 7.5 inches high in its socks, but it’s been tweaked by the sound engineers who are responsible for the worldfamous nightclub’s own in-house music system, and it pumps out a satisfyingly firm and full bass sound that will work a treat for dance music. The mid-range and high frequencies are also nice and detailed, so the M-Plus can handle gentler sounds too. It’s also pretty loud, and we found that just 50% of maximum volume was more than enough for casually listening to a few songs at home in the evening.
There are two versions of the speaker, with the basic Audio M offering just Bluetooth wireless for £150, while this M-Plus model costs £200 and provides Wi-Fi connectivity as well as the ability to group multiple speakers for a multi-room setup. It also has a rechargeable battery, which lasts for about six hours at 50% volume – long enough for you to take the M-Plus outside for a barbecue or a picnic.
Our only complaint is that Ministry of Sound’s iOS app is a bit rough around the edges. It took us a couple of attempts to sort out the Wi-Fi connection, and when using that you have to play music through the Ministry app, which means you can’t stream playlists you’ve created in Apple’s Music app. Cliff Joseph
Wi-Fi connectivity allows the M-Plus to pair with other speakers for a multi-room setup.