- Brand Name: Mutant
- Model Number: MIG-WS2-S
- Color: Black
- Speaker Type: Wireless, Outdoor
- Display Height: 15.00 inches
Mutant MIG-WS2-S Media Block Deluxe Weather-Resistant Wireless Outdoor Stereo Speaker System
- Soft touch control panel with individual volume control for fine tuning
- Advanced Automatic Phases Lock Loop (PLL) scanning system to minimize signal interference
- Wireless remote control
- Engineered sound diffusion plate equally distributing sound wave for greater distance while preserving sound quality
- Compatible with any stereo system, MP3 player, CD player, computer or television that equips with 3.5mm audio output jack
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SOUND: Not nearly as good as I had hoped. The sound is at times "unstable". I bet if you ran a solid test tone it wound sound a bit broken up versus a constant tone. In an outdoor setting, perhaps this is good enough but don't think for a second that the sound will be close to a wired speaker. In fact, I have some cheapo wired speakers run with cheapo speaker wire strung up 50 feet from a really cheapo stereo and that setup sounds better. The sound from the Mutants is close to if you took a couple of cheap FM radios and put them in the yard. Not much bass (no real lows in fact) and a muddy high end. Don't expect sizzle from the highs.
That said, it's not bad for background music. Just know that it's not the type of speaker you turn up to really enjoy the music. Around the pool where people are playing, during a dinner party where people are talking, it's fine. I got mine to enjoy music as I lounge in my yard and it's just good enough that I'm keeping them, but not as good as I had hoped.
It is, as others have said, stereo! That's pretty cool as most wireless speakers are not.
SETUP: If you are connecting it to a "speaker B" setup on your stereo, good luck with finding the cables. Basically the transmitter needs RCA jacks. So you will need a stripped end set of wires ending in a RCA jack. I ended up having to go to Radio Shack to buy separate RCA jacks and had to solder speaker wire to the end. Seriously. I was as surprised as you might be reading this that this sort of cable does not exist. Now if you are plugging it into a jack on the back of your laptop, no problem and it comes with that cord. But to take it from speaker outputs, be aware.Read more ›
My problem is having to manually turn these on...the remote will only turn them OFF, but not ON! Weird. Then I have to reset the volume each time, which is another pain in the neck because I use them as surround sound for my TV. I wish I could just leave them on all the time to avoid these issues, HOWEVER, each time I do that, or even just pause a TV show for more than 90 seconds, all of a sudden the speakers start blaring (LOUDLY) a siren-like noise that is unbelievably annoying...like those emergency "the world is ending" type of sirens. I wouldn't buy them again; I gave it 2 stars because once I go through the ON/OFF, volume/adjust shennanigans the speakers sound good enough. Yet, I still have to get rid of them and go with a different brand.
The speakers do come with ac power adapters for each (this wasn't too clear in the description). The audio cables that come with them are the red and white audio cords that go into the transmitter and the other end is the normal headphone jack. I had to us the extra audio cords i had to hook to my TV (which is what i needed it for) So FYI make sure your tv has the right outputs if you want to connect these speakers to it. Overall I was pleased with my purchase and have no complaints.
I hooked up this unit in the living room and placed the speakers around 20 ft away outside on the balcony. I have large glass windows so the only obstruction is glass. Yet the reception seemed to haze in and out depending on where I stood. My physical presence created interference with the reception. My friend joked that I need to place "X" marks on the floor to let guests know where to stand to avoid interfering with the reception.
I tried switching the channels and re-tune, but with no improvement. I also turned off our baby monitor cause I read that this might create an interference. Nothing... I am an engineer, so troubleshooting is part of my job. The only conclusion is that these units have poorly designed transmitters/receivers. Noteworthy is that the reception is analog and not digital. Meaning there will always be some level of interference and the music would not be as if connected directly via wires.
Now if you are using it only for short distances.... then there are a lot of Pros.
- Medium/Good build quality
- Great remote control
- Speakers have a handles for carrying
- Stereo sound... ie left and right speakers (nevertheless, I wasn't sure how you can set it up for mono if you are going to use only one speaker per room... I did not look in to it.. but I suspect it does not function in mono mode)
- looks nice
- touch pad on each unit is a +
- nice lights that can be turned on and off
- Very Very Very Bad reception.
- very shinny... finger prints and dust will be a problem..Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
less than two month of owning these speakers they died. I emailed Amazon and they told me to contact the manufacturer which I did three times. The never responded. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Godek
I could not get the two speakers to link with the transmitter. Too much trouble to set up.Published 8 months ago by Brett Wilde
These speakers feel cheap and I am not enthused about the sound quality. Remote control response is sluggish.Published 8 months ago by Lynn Byrd
They work pretty well. Kind of a lot of static but not too badPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Happy with the product until after 4 months the volume control no longer works on the speaker. Tried finding info about the manufacturer on Amazon but no information available to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Skeptical
Works great out of doors while sitting on the patio and watching the television through the glass doors. Sound won't excite an audiophile, but it works just fine for what it is. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Blindman