The BlueAnt X1 (click to see our review) is one of the series’ best-selling portable speakers. And now, they want the legend to live on with its latest iteration – the BlueAnt X1i.

The more streamlined X1i amplifies the bass like never before in such a small package. The speaker uses psycho-acoustics, two 43mm drivers, and two cutting-edge passive radiators to produce a deeper bass while maintaining a fully dynamic audio experience.

Like many other BlueAnt speakers, the X1i comes in three colours – Crimson Red, Ocean Blue, and Slate Black.

Features Overview

  • Portable 14 Watt Bluetooth® Speaker
  • 2 x 43mm Drivers
  • 2 x Passive Radiators
  • Duo Mode Connect Two Speakers
  • Siri/Google Integration
  • Bluetooth® 5.3 and AUX playback
  • IP56 Splashproof
  • Up to 10hrs Play Time
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Carry Handle
  • Auto Power Off

The X1i — like the X1 before it — brings impressive loudness even though it’s only a portable speaker. However, if you want to increase the volume even further and create an outstanding stereo performance, there is an option for you. The BlueAnt X1i now has the capability to pair with another X1i or X2i via Duo Mode. This will surely double the fun and present an impactful soundstage.


“Owners of an X1i don’t have to go run and grab the phone to answer a call, or turn it off Bluetooth, but can just use the X1i as the proxy audio device if they just press play,”

“The person on the other end of the phone won’t even notice you’re on a different device.”

 – BlueAnt CEO Taisen Maddern

BlueAnt X1i is available for an affordable price of AUD $99.00. You can get them directly from BlueAnt or Telstra online (also available in selected storefronts). They are also available at Officeworks as an alternative option if you prefer. 

He have a review unit from BlueAnt scheduled to arrive in a few days. We’ll be testing the sound, battery life and features like Duo Mode as part of the review. Throw your questions in the comments below.

Stay tuned!

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Phil, will you be doing a Duo Mode sound test, by pairing an X1i to an X2i in Duo Mode, to see how the sound balances?

Phil Tann

No, David has the review X1i coming and — at the moment — no X2i review has been offered.


Thanks for that Phil.
Looking forward to seeing David’s review on the X1i.