Speakers : Bose vs Jawbone, Advice Required

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by preyan, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. preyan, Oct 19, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013

    preyan macrumors 6502

    preyan

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    So I'm looking at getting a powerful speaker but portable enough for around the house. Basically between bedroom, lounge, kitchen...and bathroom :D
    Price isn't an issue. So am considering getting either:

    Bose Soundlink II vs Jawbone BIG Jambox

    or

    Bose Soundlink Mini vs Jawbone Mini

    It will be used 99% for:
    1. Music from iPad
    2 Playing around with Algoriddm DJ app on iPad

    Will use it on the odd occasion with mobile phone or iPod touch

    I'm into music with heavy beats/bass but I prefer treble for that quality/clarity.

    Anyone got personal experience with either or both? Thanks.

    PS Beats speakers also an option instead of Jawbone
     
  2. mattbaar26 macrumors regular

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    If you're serious about sound, beats are not an option. That's 100% paying for brand. I don't know about Bose but a few of my friends have the jawbone and it sounds really nice. Great everythings but we do listen to more of your kind of music.
     
  3. aloshka macrumors 65816

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    I'm a big fan of Bose. They are expensive as anything, but for the most part really good quality but sound is good. If you like the deeper bases, probably go Bose.
     
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

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    I own an SL2 speaker. I use it when I want a portal speaker like if I'm working in the garage. It sounds pretty decent in the garage to me. But be aware that its size limits how much sound it can really make. It will sound better if it's in an enclosed space. But if you have it outdoors, it's not going to be very loud.

    I use it with my iPhone over Bluetooth. Works fine.

    I've heard the SL mini at stores. I would avoid that unless you want something really small. It's small and will sound smaller.
     
  5. preyan thread starter macrumors 6502

    preyan

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    Thanks all. I also found this 3 minute video. The Bose appears to give more clear sound whilst the Jawbone, to me, seems to "compress" the sound? Like it confines it to a small space?

    http://youtu.be/9hhzdGn02_g
     
  6. detroiter :P macrumors newbie

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    Bose hands down

    After doing some research I bought the Bose soundlink mini and its awesome. You wont be disappointed. Also, bose customer service is top notch based on my experience with their headphones.
     

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