What is the Best Bluetooth speaker?

corry20

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Apr 27, 2006
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Is Bose still the best bluetooth speaker?I'm looking for a really good 200 dollar speaker.
 

DonnyXMX

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Sep 2, 2012
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I have the Bose Sound link 2 and I love it. No speaker phone like the Big Jam box but it's portable and has full sound for music and watching movies on my iPad Air. I use it mostly in my bedroom because my sickness, so good sound with ease is a plus.
 

Foo4Everlong

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Jun 23, 2010
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I got a blue Best Buy Exclusive Beats Pill for Christmas and I love it! It's plenty loud for what I use it for. The BB employee recommended the JBL $149.99 Bluetooth speaker and I agreed that it sounded better than the Pill at higher volumes but it doesn't look as nice IMO. The Pill at the highest volume is a little tinny, and the JBL was more consistently stable. Hope this helps! Later

This is my Pill. I also got a Pill Character Stand to hold my speaker. No blue characters yet unfortunately!

 

Tmelon

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Feb 26, 2011
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I'd absolutely go for Bose over Beats. Beats are loud but the sound quality is nothing special. I bought a $15 speaker online that sounds as good as the Beats pill.
 

gr8tfly

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I just got a Bose Soundlink Mini last Friday and the sound quality blew me away. It's the best computer/bookshelf/portable I've heard, even to the point of comparing it to my 5.1 HT system. Very full sound, amazing bass and percussion impact, full midrange, and nice high end. I've played with several EQ presets, and didn't even bother trying a custom - I just set it to "flat" on all devices (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and rMBP). It's also very easy to switch between paired devices.

I thought it a bit pricey (though not for Bose), but as reviews have said it easily compares or beats speakers costing much, much more. Well worth $199.

My only complaint is the auto shut off when no audio is being received (30 min.). From what I've read, this is supposed to only happen when on battery only, but occurs when on a/c also. Hopefully, something that can be addressed in a firmware update.
 

bhags8

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big jam box. got on sale for like 250 on amazon shipped. LOVE IT
same. But at verizon with 25% discount. Have had it for a year and it's the best ever. Use it for 10 hours a night in a LOUD environment at work and it has made my life so much better lol
 

mofunk

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Go with either the JBL flip or the Jambox. I've had my JBL for about a year and I still love it. It fills up the room nice and loud :). It comes with a nice carrying bag and you can use it to answer your phone or make conference calls. The Jambox I like to but it's a little more expensive. I compared my friends Jambox to my JBL flip and both sound great. The JBL has a little more bass.. Jambox speaks to tell you that it's on.
 

SaintsMac

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Jun 13, 2009
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I have to say the Bose Soundlink Mini is my favorite! It is perfect for my office. A little big to carry for travel but sound very solid.
 

zamudiovsky

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Sep 17, 2012
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I like the Brookstone Big Blue ($149.99)... i used to work at Brookstone and got it for $79.99 and it was a great investment!
 

corry20

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Apr 27, 2006
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I have a small bedroom just.I don't need to cover a huge area.I was looking at the bose.I wish it has usb charging.
 

dwa2011

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Nov 1, 2011
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I have a small bedroom just.I don't need to cover a huge area.I was looking at the bose.I wish it has usb charging.
I have the Braven 625S. It has USB charging and solid sound. I really like it and use it all the time. You can buy it here for less than $100.

Not sure if you have heard of the clymb, but you have to be a member to buy from them but amazon has it for $125 so you could save a lot of money by going that route.

You want my suggestion for what you are looking for, the 625S is the most practical and cost efficient solution.
 

tvotony

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Oct 16, 2013
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Bose sound link is awesome I just got it sounds amazing for it to be this this portable
 

bhags8

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If you have a small room that you plan on using it in then you shouldn't need the BIG Jambox. Id go for one of the cheaper ones then.
 

iPodJedi

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Jambox mini
I agree I really like the jambox and it sounds pretty nice. Ive herd the bose ones and they arnt to bad either. I normally use my HDTV's soundbar which has a built in iphone dock and it sounds amazing-i think it is an LG but could be wrong and it is also bluetooth