LG Music Flow P5 Bluetooth Speaker

dscf3796Thanks to LG Canada, I recently received a LG Music Flow P5 Bluetooth Speaker for review.

dscf3798The packaging was very compact. It is just enough room for the snug speaker inside.

dscf3811The contents of the box are super simple: speaker, USB cable for charging and super concise instructions.

dscf3812By simple instructions, I mean this. Only two steps that you can do in under a minute!

dscf3799 The sound was impressive for a small speaker. I was testing it with Apple Music (because that’s what the kids are using these days right?) and the sound was very clear and there was decent low end and high end. As well, the volume levels could get impressively high without sounding compressed or crackling, which is usually an issue with small bluetooth speakers.

dscf3802I do own and use Harmon Kardon Aura speakers as my main living room speakers but the lightness and wire-free LG Music Flow speakers allow me to bring it in the kitchen, washroom or laundry with ease. It’s not waterproof though, so don’t actually bring it in the shower!

The 2100mAh battery last approximately 15 hours. It takes about 3 hours to charge the entire thing but I plugged the USB into my iPhone block and it didn’t seem that bad. It also turns off by itself when it’s idle to help save power.

dscf3813When I paired it to my phone for the first time, it recommended me an official Bluetooth app that allows me to control the volume on my phone.

One interesting feature is that you can actually pair two phones to the one speaker at the same time. Not sure why anyone would need to do this but you could have some playlist war with your roommate if you wanted! If you have two speakers, they can be paired to create a stereo sound.

dscf3809While it’s not my main house speaker, the LG Music Flow P5 Bluetooth speaker makes the perfect portable companion.

Want your own LG Music Flow P5 speaker? I’m giving one away on Ride the Tempo!

We Remember The Sound Of Our Keys


People are able to distinguish between songs through earworms. However, there’s also a whole world of sounds and soundscapes we are exposed to on a daily basis. In Murray Schafer’s A Sound Education, he explores these every day sounds through 100 exploratory exercises.


I had the pleasure of meeting Schafer in my third year of University. Our class delved into a few of these personally with Schafer. The most memorable was this particular exercise involving keys. A group of five people put their keys into a pile. Schafer then jingled all of the keys behind their backs and asked the participants to identify their own. Everybody had the right keys.

The sound of our keys is not something we really think about but we hold them every day, listen to them jingle in our bags and pockets as we look for them and open our doors. Personally, my keys are pretty boring. I don’t own a car or a bike so I only have one key on my chain with a Dine Alone beer opener and a Johnny Cupcakes oven mitt. Instead of nice jingling, I hear simple clanking.

What do your keys sound like? I dare you to try this exercise with a few of your friends and I’m sure they will guess the right keys!

Side note: This book  seems to be hard to find, so if any of my Toronto friends want to borrow this I have a hard copy!