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Old September 9th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Arrow Calling all bluetooth speaker owners

I'm looking to get some feedback on portable bluetooth speakers.

I would like to buy one that is lightweight, reasonably loud with good sound across all frequencies. Good battery life is a plus but not a deal breaker.

What do you have and what do you recommend?
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Old September 9th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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My son has one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/HMDX-HX-P230GR-Classic-Bluetooth-Wireless/dp/B007R6HV4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378735064&sr=8-1&keywords=jam+bluetooth+speakers

It sounds really good for the size.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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my mom loves her blutooth beats thinger, looks like a big red pill.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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I've got this thing:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=16805186

I'm amazed at how loud it is. Battery life will easily last several hours. Only downfall is your phone or device has to be pretty close to it (I'd say within 15 feet), which kind of defeats the bluetooth purpose.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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Solgoode has this:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-984-0...etooth+speaker

awesome sound, works for 5 or 6 hours blaring music at volleyball tournaments. Great bass, easy sync.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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We went and got the cheapo ones from Big Lots for $20.00. Sylvania brand I think? We've used it with an Ipad and had it on for 8 hours straight without killing the battery. Good and loud too. Recharges in a couple hours with the same Ipad charger.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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I have an iHome Sphere thing. Works really well.

http://www.amazon.com/iHome-iDM8B-Bl...s=ihome+sphere
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Old September 9th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #8
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I like the JBL Charge and Micro's but I'm partial cause I gets employee discounts
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Old September 9th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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Bose Soundlink. A little on the pricey side, but great sound and portability.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #10
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I'd recommend the Logitech UE. I use it for music and conference calls regularly. 10hrs of battery life.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-984-0...ds=logitech+ue

It's also pretty cheap. And fairly compact.

When I was looking at devices, this one was getting the best reviews.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #11
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I like the JBL Charge and Micro's but I'm partial cause I gets employee discounts
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Micro-Wire...=jbl+bluetooth

That guy was something I was considering for my desk at work. A guy out in the shop had one and it was amazed at the sound it could put out.

I ended up getting a refurb Creative one for cheap. It sounds good, but has no battery.

http://www.amazon.com/Grace-Digital-...ker+waterproof

That little guy is in my wish list...
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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #12
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Jambox, good volume, good battery (8-10 hours). Bluetooth distance isn't great, but bluetooth distance in general isn't stellar.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #13
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I just bought one of these, but mine was the $59 one. I really like it, but I ran the battery dead and it wont recharge now. Going to take it back to Best Buy, but I will try to get another one. they are cool because you can blue tooth them to another one of the same speakers and double the sound and have stereo.
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Old September 9th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #14
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Solgoode has this:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-984-0...etooth+speaker

awesome sound, works for 5 or 6 hours blaring music at volleyball tournaments. Great bass, easy sync.
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That's bad ass! It's a modern day boom box! Does Dave walk around with it on his shoulder?
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Old September 9th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone. It helped me make my decision!
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Old September 9th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #16
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beats pill, totally worth the money
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Old September 9th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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beats pill, totally worth the money
X2 id like to take the one my sister has
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Old September 9th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone. It helped me make my decision!
Don't keep us in suspense!!!! What speaker will you be jamming to??
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Old September 9th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #19
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My wife got me this:

http://www.brookstone.com/big-blue-w...FUxgMgodBVoA2w

Sounds great, about 10 hr battery life.

But now that I know what she spent on it, I'm kinda pissed.....
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Old September 9th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #20
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Is there any sort of a broad casting plug in that I can hook up to my scanner via the headphones jack, and then broadcast via bluetooth to one of these speakers?
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