Cambridge Audio Minx Go

Portable Bluetooth® speaker system (Black)

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by Ralph Graves
Cambridge Audio

Ready for great-sounding music from your smartphone or tablet — on the go? So's the Cambridge Audio Minx Go. This compact portable Bluetooth speaker system is only about the size of a hardcover best-seller, and it's a true high-performance audio device.

Cambridge Audio Minx Go bluetooth portable speaker system

High-fidelity Bluetooth

Sure, the Minx Go will play audio streamed from a standard Bluetooth-enabled device. But it also features aptX® audio coding, an advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming that retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries. If your smartphone or tablet is compatible with this technology, you'll get even better performance.

High-performance sound

Cambridge Audio started with a rigid cabinet that minimizes unwanted vibration and rattle. Into it they placed two 2-inch, high-quality woofers for rich dynamic midrange, and two titanium dome tweeters for clean, accurate highs. A rear-firing bass radiator reinforces the low tones for deep, authoritative bass. An advanced digital signal processor (DSP) ensures the incoming audio stream is decoded as accurately as possible, retaining all the detail of the source material.

"This little speaker sounds much better than it has any right to..The Minx Go is a great option for people who want clear, clean audio in a solid package, and aren't swayed by the flashy exterior of competitors. For $150, you couldn't do much better for pure audio."

— From Jeremiah Rice's review Android Police, June, 2013
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Power to spare

The system's built-in rechargeable battery can deliver up to 18 hours of continuous operation when fully charged. And speaking of charging, when the Minx Go is connected to an AC outlet, you can also recharge your smartphone or tablet through the system's USB port. You can also use that same USB port to recharge the Minx Go from your computer.

"The Cambridge Audio brand has a long history of offering well-designed, high-function products, and the sleek Minx Go is a great addition to that lineage."

— From David Williams' review Geek Magazine, November, 2013

On-the-go extras

A fold-out stand keeps the Minx Go stable when you set it up. And when you're ready to travel, fold in the stand, and slip this compact speaker into its carry pouch.


  • Bluetooth with aptX audio coding for greater sonic detail with compatible devices
  • range: 30 feet
  • two 2" woofers, two 3/4" titanium dome tweeters, 1 rear-firing bass radiator
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • built-in digital signal processor (DSP) helps produce a full, rich sound
  • rigid, acoustically optimized cabinet minimizes unwanted vibration
  • USB charging port
  • built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts up to 18 hours
  • AC power adapter
  • fold-out support stand
  • carrying pouch
  • 9-5/16"W x 4-13/16"H x 2-7/16"D
  • weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Portable Bluetooth speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' AC power cord)
  • 15" Stereo minijack cable
  • Drawstring carry pouch
  • User's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Bluetooth A2DP: The Cambridge Audio Minx Go supports Bluetooth A2DP for wireless connection between the portable speaker and your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, laptop/computer, or other device. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device to the Cambridge Audio Minx Go. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information.

Simple Pairing: This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button and can pair with up to 8 devices (only one can be used at a time). Once paired, the Minx Go will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Cambridge Audio Minx Go.

Cambridge Audio Sound: Like every Cambridge Audio product, Minx Go was created by their design team in London. Cambridge Audio engineers have combined their hi-fi and speaker knowhow with the latest Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology to deliver massive power from the smallest possible footprint. The results are an expansive, clear, deep sound that really fills your room with music.

  • Digital Amplifier: A powerful class-D digital amplifier delivers expansive power from a system that's small enough to hold in your hand.
  • 5 Speaker Array: The Minx Go features an array of five premium quality speakers to reproduce your favorite music with exceptional detail. The Minx Go employs two titanium tweeters for exceptional crisp detail, dual 2" woofers for excellent stereo imaging, and a rear-mounted Active Bass Radiator (ABR) for deep bass.
  • Digital Signal Processing: Digital Signal Processing means consistent performance for whatever you're listening to, and however loud you're listening to it. Unlike many other portable systems, your music stays distortion-free, even at top volume.
  • Onboard DACs: On board digital to analog converters squeeze maximum detail from your streamed music before it's processed into the sound you hear.
  • Acoustically Damped Construction: Beneath the scratch resistant high gloss lacquer, Minx Go's acoustically damped cabinet is designed to eliminate vibration and distortion, even at high volumes.

Aux Input: A rear mounted 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect almost any portable audio device with a headphone jack output.

USB Charging Port: When connected to AC power, the Minx Go is capable of recharging the battery of your Bluetooth-enabled device from the speaker's built-in USB (type-A) port; rated at 5V/500mA. Now you don't need to carry an extra charger to keep your devices powered up. This USB port does not support audio playback.

LED Indicators: Integrated LEDs indicate charging (red/green) and pairing (blue) status.

Rechargeable Battery + AC Power Adapter: The Minx Go features a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that offers 18 hours of music playback. It also recharges fast from the included AC power adapter and only takes around 2 hours to reach full charge. The AC power adapter can also be used to power the speaker.

Note: The Bluetooth speaker automatically turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity.
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3 out of 5

Disappointing Bluetooth performance

Written By LNash, Hickory, NC on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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The speaker sounded very good but i was very disappointed with the Bluetooth performance. Range seemed very limited. To the point i suspect the unit I had might have been defective. I exchanged it for the Bose Sound Link III at twice the price. I will always wonder if the Bluetooth performance was typical of the Minx Go or just a problem with the unit I tried.
Very good sound
Bluetooth range an issue, at least with the unit I had.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very Satisfied

Written By Pat S, Brick, NJ on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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I bought this as a gift for my son who is very pleased with it. Sound is very good and it is very easy to use with his ipod and iphone.
ease to set up. good sound. price value.
none so far
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5 out of 5


Written By Mike K, Bethlehem, Pa on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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I originally was looking at a bose sound dock. My buddy has one and it sounds great. It is a little big and I wanted bluetooth capability. I wasn't impressed with the soundlink and after researching...I found the Minx. I've always known Cambridge to be higher quality and after looking at reviews I purchased. The price point was in my range as well. Very easy bluetooth set up...but onto the most important part....the sound. This unit is very impressive. Very good bass response especially for how small the unit is. Very clear sound. I would highly recommend this.
Easy set up. Sound is clear and very good bass response.
Haven't found any.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Michael, Warren, mi on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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I love the speakers to watch movies or listen to music via my apple products
Long battery life and great sound
No cons on this product
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4 out of 5

Minx is a Go!

Written By ChrisV, Massachusetts on Monday, January 13, 2014
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I received a Crutchfield gift card for Christmas and after extensive research the Minx Go checked all my boxes for a Bluetooth speaker. Great sound, great size, great battery life and a great price. I use it for streaming audio all around the house. It's also works well for FaceTime calls from Apple devices
Great sound and battery life for the price
Occasionally has pairing issue when switching between devices
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

OK for rock and roll, not so good for classical

Written By Eileen, Baltimore on Sunday, December 08, 2013
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This speaker has a great sound for listening to talk radio or rock music. The bass is amazing. However the higher, treble frequencies are really lacking and definitely not good for classical music. Violins sound dead and harpsichord sound is non-existent, overall sound is muddy. I sent it back and bought the Bose Sound Link Mini...a vast improvement and well worth the extra $50.
Heavy bass if you like that sort of thing
Weak middle and higher frequencies
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

A Performer

Written By jrcpr, PR on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Excellent sound in the lows, mids, and highs. Easy pairing. Long battery life.
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5 out of 5

Great Garage Sound

Written By kztoy, Bellaire, TX on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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Once it's set up, this unit plays pretty well in my garage while I'm working outside. It accepts BlueTooth, so I don't have the problem using my Samsung SIII as I did with the Panasonic A4 (that had to be returned as a result of its inability to work with Android phones. And I tried talking to both Crutchfield and Panasonic techs on this issue. The Panasonic tech told me that I would need to store songs on my phone, negating the use of Pandora and Sirius XM).

Overall sound is decent considering the void space. I have to carefully position the phone to better receive my WiFi signal, but the Cambridge Audio unit receives the BlueTooth signal with no apparent troubles. Once I had optimized all of those geometric factors, I have been pleased with it.
Sound quality, price
None to date!
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

More than expected.

Written By E, York, PA on Sunday, September 08, 2013
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Purchased mostly for watching Netflix programming on I-Pad outside on my deck. Works flawlessly and now I can easily hear dialogue from streaming video. Super easy to connect via Bluetooth. Battery lasts a very long time on a single charge. Works well for music from I-Pad/I-Phone as well. Quality of sound is surprisely decent for a small package at just $150.
Size, Price, Quality, Connection options, Battery Life
Pop up carrying handle might be nice, but it does come with a little bag you can transport it in.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Exceeded my expatiation's

Written By Mike M., Biddeford, ME. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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I had read other reviews stating that heavy bass would distort. What I found was that lower quality music files did distort. But the better quality files played virtually without distortion. This thing really rocks and is the best kept secret under $150. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a portable bluetooth with awesome sound and remarkable battery life! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Crutchfield made it easy and with fast shipping, you can't go wrong. Thanks Crutchfield!
Great sound with higher quality music files or with your favorite app, ie, iHeart Radio, Pandora, etc. Compact enough to take almost anywhere. Long battery life. Allows you to charge your smart phone while your playing music! The wall adapter charges the unit quickly. Mine charged from completely dead to full in about 3.5 hours.
None that I have found so far...
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4 out of 5

Cambridge Audio Minx Go

Written By Henry B, Jax., Fl. on Thursday, August 22, 2013
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good sound, nice bass, good battery life
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5 out of 5

Cambridge Audio minx go

Written By Jay S, Buffalo, NYk on Monday, August 12, 2013
Awesome little box ,if your looking to rock the tailgate or just listen to some background music and really appreciate a natural sounding stage this is it!!!!! Cambridge Audio is the real deal ,don't be pulled in by the big time advertisement of the "B" company who's speaker technology really hasn't changed 30 years .
Warm sounding almost tube like Big big sound stage Good bass response
None what so ever
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5 out of 5

Fantastic sound!

Written By Jon H., Chicago, IL on Monday, July 22, 2013
I recieved the MInx for my birthday after reading many reviews for other similar speakers. In short, the sound and volume level are exceptional paired with my IPhone 4s. The unit is well designed and the controls are easy to use. It did take almost 4 hours to completely charge it but I have yet to drain the battery after several days of use. I successfully charged an older IPod using the USB port, however the sound qualify is better with my IPhone via the bluetooth connection than with the IPod connected to the Aux port.
Excellent sound quality and volume level. Easy to use and USB charging capabilities are a nice plus.
Haven't found any yet but battery will get fully tested on an upcoming camping trip.
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5 out of 5

Best bang for your buck.

Written By Alex, Houston, TX on Sunday, July 21, 2013
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I am new to Cambridge Audio, but after hearing this little marvel I am now a fan of their products. I purchased this thanks to the helpful review from Pete (below) and thanks to Ringo's suggestion from Crutchfield. Unfortunately I had already ordered the Sound Cylinder from Definitive Audio, don't get me wrong, it is an impressive little speaker, but for $200 I expect better sound quality. So I will be returning the Sound Cylinder.
Easy set up, loud clean sound, long lasting rechargeable battery.
I could only get my hands on a open box item because they are sold out. (They must be very popular) My android phone won't charge through the usb output. I thought it was a defective unit, but it charges other devices.
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5 out of 5


Written By Pete, Plymouth, MI on Monday, July 01, 2013
I had my wife get this for me for my birthday and it is great. I had been looking around for quite some time to find a somewhat portable but still fully capable bluetooth speaker for around the yard/garage and miscellaneous use. This speaker far exceeded my expectations. The build/material quality is great. It has a very solid feel to it. The bluetooth works very well and is very easy to sync. With my ipad, iphone, and macbook, it works extremely well with no humming/buzzing or interference and a good range (enough for me to walk around the yard/garage with my phone in my pocket). The sound quality and more important for outdoor use, the volume with little to no distortion at high levels, is what impressed me the most. It is about as good/full/loud as you can get from something even remotely similar in size. I looked at larger speakers with larger drivers and more power and they didn't match either the sound quality or output of this little speaker.

I am reaching for fault when I say this but it does take a while to fully charge (4+ hours) and the glossy black back panel is prone to lots of finger prints. Also, you have to be careful when handling/transporting because of the exposed passive radiator on the back.
Sound quality, volume levels, little-to-no distortion at virtually any level and with all but the most bass-laden songs, build quality, ease of use/simplicity
Rear of speaker prone to finger prints, passive radiator could be prone to damage if not careful when handling/transporting
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2 questions already asked

Is the volume sufficient? Just have mine out of the box & hooked up to AC power. Could not connect w/ bluetooth, so hooked via cable. Volume does not go very high at all. Comments? [ Steve B  Jan 08, 2014 ]
11 answers
  • Have connected to speaker via Bluetooth, and cable and have had no volume issues [ Robert   Jan 13, 2014 ]
  • Volume seems pretty good so far...especially for the size of the unit. Decent bass response and clear!!! Bluetooth was set up in probably less than a minute...no issues here. Happy with purchase and will suit my need well. [ MICHAEL   Jan 11, 2014 ]
  • Mine can get quite loud. The instructions said to plug it in and let it charge for 4 hours before operation, did you do that? [ ERIC   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • Our initial reaction is that the volume was much louder than we had expected. Our college age son and high school daughter are satisfied with the volume. I believe it was connected through bluetooth. [ ANDREA M   Jan 10, 2014 ]
  • Via Bluetooth the volume pegged the Sound Pressure meter at 100db. Plugged the cable in and it was about 95db.Had the phone's volume on highest level. I was still able to turn up the Minx to louder than it was via Bluetooth, so it plays plenty loud. Check the volume on your device and ensure it was turned to at least 3/4's. [ MARK D   Jan 09, 2014 ]
  • I hooked mine up via bluetooth and the volume was fine....podcasts and classical music. Haven't tried anything louder. [ Andrew   Jan 09, 2014 ]
  • Just purchased one and found the volume to be satisfactory for a unit of this size and price. Bluetooth did connect easily but was dropping at distances much less than 30 feet. Found the unit to be not working properly and Crutchfield quickly replaced. New unit bluetooth works great up to 30 feet. Overall pleased with speaker performance. [ Thomas   Jan 09, 2014 ]
  • Let it charge all the way and make sure the volume of the source is up all the way. You'll get plenty of volume. [ Daniel   Jan 09, 2014 ]
  • Bluetooth set up was easy on my iphone. Need to set up iphone first, then turn on the Minx. Volume on my Minx is excellent. [ Richard   Jan 09, 2014 ]
  • I bought it for my teenage daughter, and have not experimented with it myself. Suffice it to say that the volume goes high enough for me to routinely tell her to turn it down. [ Henry   Jan 09, 2014 ]
  • I would check the volumn setting both on the Minx as well as on the device you've connected. I would bet the device column is turned down low. [ Michael   Jan 09, 2014 ]
Can the speaker play while charging? [ Mark  Dec 12, 2013 ]
9 answers
  • Sorry, it is a present for my wife. Have not used it yet! [ james   Dec 14, 2013 ]
  • Yes, the speaker plays while charging. The USB port charger only works while the unit is plugged in. [ ALEJANDRO   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Absolutely [ WILSON   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Yes [ EDRENILO   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Sure can. As long as there is enough charge to start up, it will play just fine. Good product overall. [ ANDREW   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Sorry I cannot answer. I sent mine back and bought the Bose. [ Eileen   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Yes very much so [ Sampath   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Yes it will. [ JOSE   Dec 13, 2013 ]
  • Yes [ JOE   Dec 13, 2013 ]

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