Bluetooth speakers?

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  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Anyone using any portable or semi-portable Bluetooth speakers with your iDevices that you like? What I want is probably impossible. I'm looking for not much over 100 bucks, without over-emphasized bass, and solid midrange. I listen to rock music, not dance music, so I have no need for any pumping bass or anything.
     
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    you should probably check the denon envaya mini... Supposed to be 99$ and are arguably the best portable bluetooth speakers out there. only thing is they are not on sale at amazon.com yet.. maybe you can find them sonewhere else...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4qY50GmB-Y&spfreload=10
    you should check that channel, great for the best audio...
     
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    I bought a Sony SRS X3 for the past couple of months and love it. It's got just th right amount of bass and the highs are extremely crisp. It's a little heavier than say a Jawbone Jambox that it replaced but still very portable. He street price is around $120-130 which is slightly over your budget but I think it's very much worth it.
     
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    JBL Flip 2. That thing cranks and sounds amazing.
     
  7. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lots of great ideas in here. I ordered a UE Mini Boom, based a lot on form factor, $69 price, and solid reviews. If I end up not liking it I'll take a look at the Sony X3 or X5, the Boom, or maybe some of the other suggestions above. Anyone have a Mini Boom?
     
  8. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a Mini Boom, but I listened to it along with the Boom when I was deciding. I got the Boom, and love it.
     
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    I tried out a Bose Soundlink Color at Best Buy the other day, and it had surprisingly good sound for it's size. It's slightly higher than your price range, at 129.99, but worth trying out, if you have a Best Buy close to you.
     
  12. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Try Jabra Solemate mini. Sounds great. It's around a hundred bucks.
     
  13. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I have a Bose SoundLink Mini ($199) and it's one of the best sounding portable speakers. I would 100% recommend them if it wasn't double the price you were looking for.
     
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    Bluetooth speakers?

    I got my UE Mini Boom today and I'm quite pleased with it. Enough bass for me, but I actually don't like booming bass. I got a black/black one and just ordered a red/black one so I can pair 'em up in stereo! I really love how tiny it is. Definitely great sound especially considering its size. Just enough weight to feel solid, not enough weight to be a drag to carry around with you.
     
  15. wproct macrumors 6502

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    This probably isn't as large as what you had in mind, but I have the JBL clip. It is about the size of a hockey puck, is rechargeable, and plays for about 5 hours on a charge, and it's only around $50. Bought mine to use while disc golfing, but use it all the time for other activities. Amazing volume for how small it is!
     
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    it is better then my big jambox.
    too bad these re out of your price range. they are great little speakers and much better stereo separation. I have had them hooked to a airport express and now a sonos connect. or bluetooth.
    http://www.harmankardon.com/estore/...earchMode=regularProductOnly&sCatId=cat370053
     
  17. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Go with the JBL Flip 2. You can tap the top to pair with your iPhone 6 because it has the NFC chip. The sound fills the room and gives you plenty bass. You can make conference calls too. Small portable.

    Or Jambox
     
  18. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want loud, dont get a Jambox unless you get the big one. I have one, got it used off the forums for $65.

    It sounds great, but if you need to fill a room with sound, get something bigger.
     
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    Wow 15 hours?
     
  22. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    yes 15-20. On max i have to say it dies a little faster @10 hrs but thats still not too bad
     
  23. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    I may try, if I get an invitation, the Amazon Echo, I understand from the reviews that its a pretty decent sounding blutooth speaker and then it does other things as well, $99 if you are a prime member.
     
  24. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm still absolutely loving the UE Mini Boom I got. Exceeded my expectations big time. Got two on sale at Amazon for $69 a piece. They don't seem to be on sale at the moment though.
     

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