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.
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!
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.
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.
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