3g Iphone Bluetooth Speaker

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by LEGALROMA, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. LEGALROMA macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    Ok Great forum guys,

    I am looking for a decent bluetooth external speaker i can travel with.

    I have purchased the infinxx bluetooth adaptor.

    I am considering the parrot black edition or the altec sound blade.

    There seems to be alot of mixed impressions.

    Give me yours.


    I should also add that i bought the soundmatters bluetooth speaker.

    It was amazing until you had any bass material and all the speaker did was distort and vibrate with any volume increase. The speaker had 1 inch drivers and imo if they could come out with 2 or 3 inch " fox xl it would be a winner.

    Any suggestions?


    I have decided to purchase the Bluant M1 speaker. Its 2.1 with 28 watts of power, integrated rechargeable battery and of course a2dp. Its supposed to achieve an acceptable volume and bass without distortion. Lastly, it comes with a nice travel case and a 2year warranty. Price was only $99 on sale.

    I will let you know my impressions at the end of the week.



  2. vinay427 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2008
    You can try the Contour SurfaceSound Compact. I haven't used it, but have heard a lot of great reviews on YouTube and it comes with many accessories as well.
  3. comptr macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2007
  4. LEGALROMA thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009

    Well I bought a bluant but got the M1.


    Got the unit last night and have had some prelminary impressions.

    Packaging is great. The unit comes shipped inside the neoprene case which is very impressive. The long tubular shape will slide right into your luggage.

    Firstly, i tried the unit with the included 3.5 jack. Sound was impressive. there is a very good crossover that routes the bass to the small sub and leaves the rest for the other 2 channels eliminating the bass distortion I have experienced on every other portable package. The unit has a very good range, although I had to pump up the iphones treble to get the best range. The volume is impressive and the unit plays as loud as you could expect from a speaker this size , easily filling a medium sized room. The speaker has a open bass port in the back that enables alot more bass when placed about 3" from a wall.

    Secondly, I tried the infinxx a2dp adapter. At first it took a while to pair but when it paired the sound was impressive, and the about 5 minutes into the song it went silent. Repaired ....5 minutes later silent. It seems the adapter is very buggy. I didnt have the energy to mess with it anymore and its probably going back. There is a sony unit that I might try, but I am going to wait and see if the next software update cures this anomoly and includes ad2p.

    I should also add that compression quality is noticeable on this speaker. The compression levels give varying bass bloat results and interefere with the overall sound in a major way.

    Anyway, the Bluant M1 is a definate keeper. At 99 bucks from Mobile City it is quite a bargain and I am very happy with the quality of design, materials and sound.

    Hope this review helps.


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