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Does it Work: Music Bullet

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Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer? We may have found one. The Music Bullet is a small speaker that promises big sound, but does it work?

Don Binkley is a sound engineer and musician. He spends his days in a studio at Madison Avenue Marketing Group in downtown Toledo. So Toledo News Now popped in to have him test out the Music Bullet.

The tiny speaker comes with a 20-inch retractable cord, which plugs into a phone, tablet or computer, and a rechargeable battery. Binkley tried it out with an iPhone 5.

"It's got a lot of sound for a small speaker. It puts it out pretty well," he said. "I don't hear the big bass they're talking about [but] it's certainly loud enough to play in a small room for a few people."

There is no volume control on the speaker itself. It's all controlled through the device it's attached to. Binkley found when he lowered the volume on the phone to about 75 percent, it improved the quality.

"If you turn your device up too loud it's just going to give it too much," he said. "I think you can overdrive it, but most small speakers you can anyways."

The Music Bullet sells for $14.88, but is it worth the price?

"I'd give it a B," Binkley said. "It sounds good. I can't give it an A because it doesn't give me that big pop of bass."

So the Music Bullet tunes in a passing grade in this week's Does it Work test.

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