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« on: November 21, 2012, 07:15:51 PM »

I'm looking to get myself one of those nifty portable bluetooth speakers. I've been looking into and reading reviews on the following:

  • Bose Soundlink
  • Jawbone Jambox (Big and small)
  • Braven 650

Anyone have any personal experiences with any of these? Of course the best scenario would be me in a room listening to the both of them. Reviews I've seen are skewed more towards the Jambox if nothing for the more features it has (i.e. speakerphone which I won't be using anyway). I was also looking at Sonos speakers, which are wifi, not bluetooth.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 08:56:07 PM »

I was looking for one of these over the summer.  I realized that I really want one that also has video out, and I couldn't really find one that was also extremely portable.

Of course, now it also has to work with a lightning adapter.

Anyway, at the time, it seemed the Jambox was the favorite.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 02:29:45 AM »

While I have never heard the Bose or Braven options, I have listened to the original (small) Jambox and was very impressed with the sound that comes out of a such a small device. I think it's pretty well regarded by just about anyone that has heard it, and the big version is supposedly even better.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 04:42:16 AM »

Bought the Jambox earlier this year from Amazon. There was a constant hissing/static coming from th speakers. Instead of returning them I contacted Jambox to see if they would fix them. They refused since Amazon supplied them from a third party. The receipt says Amazon, etc. but still a no go. Luckily Amazon refunded the price. After the bad customer service, and what looked like a history of such from the company I won't buy their products again.

That said, the sound was decent, and the speakers look great. The regular size version is a bit underwhelming for music though. I ended up with a Logitech UE Boombox, and while the bass is too heavy, it's a much better product from a company I trust.

The Bluetooth/wifi speaker selection is still far from perfect unfortunately. Much too expensive for the quality. I would love simple, out of the box, rich sound quality, but that doesn't seem to be available for a good price. Bose maybe?
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