All iPads Best bluetooth speakers

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by No-Me, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    I'm looking for a bluetooth speaker, mostly for movie watching while traveling as the sound out of an iPad is not really great for that. I've seen tons of speakers out there. But I can't find any real user reviews, does anyone have experience with the Jawbone mini or micro, the JBL Charge or the Lowdi?

    Or is there a better one?
  2. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I don't know about those but suggest you look at the Bose Soundlink Mini. I got my husband one for Christmas and he just loves it. The sound on it is pretty amazing making me wish I had one for myself. I've tested it with my iPad, iPhone, and our laptop. No problems linking them up via Bluetooth. It's a little pricey but very easy to carry around since it's so compact.
  3. kaielement, Apr 1, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014

    kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    The Bose sound link mini and jbl charge cost the same so for the price the Bose is the better choice. Another one to look at is the Logitech UE boom. The Logitech is water resistant. The durability on that thing is solid, plus the sound is pretty good. The jawbone is just awful. Can't tell you how many stories I have heard about that thing vibrating (due to the sound distorting) so much that it fell off what ever it was sitting on and getting damaged. boom&cp=1&lp=1
  4. No-Me thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    Thanks! Scrapped the Jawbones of the list.

    Somehow I haven't been a fan of Bose, but I'll check them out!
    And the UE looks very nice too, but if I read it correctly it's mono and for movies I want stereo :)
  5. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    Not aware of the Logitech being mono. But I know you can link two of them together to get a left right channel. I have used both the Bose and Logitech to listen to movies and music. The Logitech sounded pretty good. And the durability (it is water resistant) gives it the upper hand. I wouldn't be scared to take the Logitech to the beach or through it in a backpack. Plus it has a 15 hour battery life.
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
  7. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2012
    the bose sound link mini is a hell of a speaker
  8. No-Me thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    Listened to a couple in the store today and I must agree, the Bose sounds like it's the best. I'm still curious about the lowdi, but if that's not as good or better as the Bose I'm definitely going for one from Bose :)
  9. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Thanks for the update. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on whichever speaker you decide on.
  10. Marty62 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    Berlin formerly London
    I just bought the Bose Soundlink Mini after hearing a friends unit, I was and still
    am, blown away by how good that little thing sounds :)

    AND I am fussy, music is my profession so I'm not easily impressed !!

    Recommended 100%

  11. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    I love my JBL Flip (the first version) purchased in 2012. It goes with me every where. The Flip comes with a nice black neoprene bag. There is enough volume and bass to fill up a room. It has a nice JBL sound. My friend has a Jawbone and they are nice but sound is a little boxed in. The JBL Flip fills more of the room.

    Save some money and go with the JBL Flip. $90
  12. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I have been exceedingly happy with the JBL Charge. It's about the size of a beer can but has amazing sound! Many people who have seen it in action are amazed at how it sounds. On top of that, it can charge your phone or tablet from its internal battery, which is great if you need emergency power in a pinch.

    It's $150, which is a bit pricey but when you hear the sound coming from it you'll realize why. You get what you pay for!
  13. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    Yep. Love my Charge. Extremely happy with it.
  14. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    They are. They are just mobile speakers. They aren't that loud and they don't have much depth. I don't agree with buying them.

    If you want good sound, you should buy powered bluetooth speakers. The most average of these would sound better than the Jawbone.
  15. Johnboy7701 macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2014
    +1 for the bose soundlink mini... Great little speaker. Used it when I was deployed in Afghanistan for crossfit and while traveling the roads. Very durable and great sounding little speaker.
  16. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
  17. jnuuers macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    San Francisco
    thanks, like this one.


    thanks, like those speakers
  18. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

    Oct 21, 2005
  19. Bri in Mtl macrumors member

    May 29, 2013
    Plus +2
  20. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    Curious…is it mono or stereo?
  21. alanrocks macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I have the Jawbone and I'm very impressed with it. Great sound for the size and easy to carry for travel. Highly recommended!
  22. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    It's stereo. And I recommended it as well.
  23. Valinor, May 26, 2014
    Last edited: May 26, 2014

    Valinor macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013
    A friend of mine has the Bose soundlink. Great device but bit pricey :S
    I myself bought 2 hmdx Jam plus speakers. You can pair them and get a left and right speaker. Sound and volume are great for what you pay, not as good as the Bose but they are alot cheaper.

    Also bought these 30 dollar speakers.

    Really cheap and small. Great sound and they go loud. And they are waterproof! Great for on the beach and other dusty/sandy paces where you dont want to use your expensive speakers..
  24. lexdiamonnyc macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2012
    I have a Soundlink 3, and it awesome!!! wether it's worth the extra $100 over the mini is up to you, for me the extra battery life and slightly clearer sound were worth it..... :cool:
  25. Ronnoco, Jun 3, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014

    Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    FoxL v2 Platinum (it really was designed by a Rocket Scientist!)

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