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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2014, 04:59:42 PM »
one portable "workaround" that I've been able to employ inside the house is to just use one of my Apple "Airport Express" along with a boom box.... then I've got access to everything I've got stored on my main desktop....  as opposed to just pairing a speaker with my iPod, which has a bit less on it than the desktop.....  of course, if you're in a situation where you don't have any outlets, that solution won't work......

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 10:43:43 AM »
The hotel we stayed at over the weekend had these in the rooms and they sounded surprisingly good for their size.  Wouldn't recommend for use as an alarm clock though due to the brightness of the LCD display.

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2014, 02:51:24 PM »
Just saw these on sale, have no idea about the sound. 2 speaker 2 channel bluetooth.  Looks cool in theory

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2014, 04:45:48 PM »
I use something a little unconventional, the UE Boom. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_596UEBOOMB/UE-BOOM-Black.html?tp=63340&awkw=75622038265&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=47439269905&awdv=c

It's not a traditional form factor like the Bose ones, but it's lightweight, can get pretty loud, and easy to use. Obviously not an audiophile thing, but perfectly good for the beach/pool/party and the design is less directional, making it useful for non-traditional listening environments. I had a backyard party for like 25 people a few weeks ago and just stuck this out there. It was more than sufficient for that.

That's the one.  Logitech owns them now.  I just can't get my head around the price.  Little steep for non-audiophile.  That said, I agree:  portability + loudness + water resistance, makes it a great outdoor speaker. 

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2014, 08:36:44 AM »
I have a photive soundscape 8 and the sound is insane. I've compared it to the Bose 200 dollar one and I think it sounds better and it gets a lot more volume. Battery rocks and its easy. One of my best purchases ever

I am leaning hard on this one, but does anyone know where I can get it in black? Amazon just seems to have grey.

I got mine in black from amazon weird that they don't still have it. Maybe wait a few days if you can and see if it comes up. Even in gray it rocks and just for validation the battery life is as good if not better than stated in the description

ONE Black one came up on Amazon today, so I snagged it. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2014, 03:40:27 PM »
I have a photive soundscape 8 and the sound is insane. I've compared it to the Bose 200 dollar one and I think it sounds better and it gets a lot more volume. Battery rocks and its easy. One of my best purchases ever

I am leaning hard on this one, but does anyone know where I can get it in black? Amazon just seems to have grey.

I got mine in black from amazon weird that they don't still have it. Maybe wait a few days if you can and see if it comes up. Even in gray it rocks and just for validation the battery life is as good if not better than stated in the description

ONE Black one came up on Amazon today, so I snagged it. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2014, 11:01:57 PM »
I did just pick up one of these. Doesn't sound great, but not horrible either. It's waterproof...for the shower. Not like you need super high fidelity with the noise in there. It is plenty loud to hear though. Pretty happy with it so far.

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2014, 03:42:07 PM »
I did just pick up one of these. Doesn't sound great, but not horrible either. It's waterproof...for the shower. Not like you need super high fidelity with the noise in there. It is plenty loud to hear though. Pretty happy with it so far.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KHV6TIE/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bonus points for coming in Mets colors which is nice because I don't have a lot other going for me as a Mets fan.

Also comes in 'Murica colors if your a 'Murica fan.

if you don't need it with an fm radio, you can get them for $23, and there appears to be a coupon attached for another 10% off......

http://smile.amazon.com/Abco-Tech-Shower-Speaker-Speakerphone/dp/B00DV1KFBY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405713222&sr=1-2
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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2014, 03:43:33 PM »
For shear volume, The Block Rocker by Ion.  Costco has these on sale for $120.  I have one I take to the beach, drowns out the wind and the waves. 

http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/block-rocker-am-fm

for the next couple of days (until 7/31, I believe), these are also on sale at Sams Club for $120, can order online and select store pickup if your local store has them in stock..... the "Job Rocker" is also $120, but can only be bought at the store..... as far as I can see, the differences are that the Block Rocker has a USB port and wheels, and the Job Rocker, since it's meant to be used on job sites, has a couple of extra AC outlets (that only work when it's plugged in) but no USB, and supposedly an extra 25ft of bluetooth coverage..... same 50W speaker..... also, only available online at Sams is the "Road Rocker" for $75..... bluetooth and usb port, but no mention of speaker wattage anywhere that I can see.....

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2014, 04:37:39 PM »
Any stereo machines?  Possible?

I have a JVC Charge, and there's supposed to be some way to link two together for R & L.
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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2014, 05:04:54 PM »
^^^ one way to do that is to plug a wi-fi or bluetooth receiver into a stereo boombox or something like that and stream the music from whatever your source is...... I've done this with an Apple Airport Express and a boombox, but to be honest, since I mainly listen to audience recordings, I don't really notice much stereo separation or need it.... of course, since the Airport Express needs an outlet, it no longer becomes "wireless".... there are small bluetooth receivers with an "audio out" jack that you can plug into a boombox or stereo that would be wireless, though...... I'm sure there are other ways as well.....

edit: such as this.....   http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426425,00.asp
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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2014, 08:23:46 PM »
Don't forget these bad boys from Ion Audio

Block Party:  Portable Wireless Speaker System with Party Lights

Party Time, Party Rocker, House Party:  Wireless Speaker System with Built-in Light Show

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2014, 04:55:37 AM »
Followed the link. The planter speaker is brilliant!


Don't forget these bad boys from Ion Audio

Block Party:  Portable Wireless Speaker System with Party Lights

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Re: Bluetooth Speaker Recommendation
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2014, 08:26:02 PM »
^^^ one way to do that is to plug a wi-fi or bluetooth receiver into a stereo boombox or something like that and stream the music from whatever your source is...... I've done this with an Apple Airport Express and a boombox, but to be honest, since I mainly listen to audience recordings, I don't really notice much stereo separation or need it.... of course, since the Airport Express needs an outlet, it no longer becomes "wireless".... there are small bluetooth receivers with an "audio out" jack that you can plug into a boombox or stereo that would be wireless, though...... I'm sure there are other ways as well.....

edit: such as this.....   http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426425,00.asp

Thanks, exactly.....those are niiiiiice.
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