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Music Unplugged: 10 Bluetooth Speakers You Need to Try

17 June 2013 2 Comments

How does Bluetooth add to the quality of traditional speakers? You might have been bombarded with same question over and over again. Causal listeners might not have a problem with Bluetooth speaker models now available in the market. The devices have in fact improved manifold in sound quality and fidelity from what they used to be two years ago. If you are considering buying a Bluetooth speaker, you have great options with peerless quality offerings. If you are not looking to buy one, or are hesitant to make such a move, we will sight some important points that could make you go for a second thought. Okay, now why Bluetooth speakers?  Obviously they give you much relief from the painstaking wires and related troublesome untying exercises. They are portable so as to carry anywhere you go. A majority of the good models have rechargeable batteries in them. You will also be able to get nicely designed boxes without burning a hole in the pocket. Most importantly Bluetooth speakers can be paired with any of your mobile devices, no matter what you own –  iOS, Android, Windows or any Bluetooth embedded devices. Here are a few recommendations:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II

Despite its small size, Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II delivers impressive sound without any tear. It doesn’t have an appreciable battery life, but still ranks among the top in category. Priced at $299.9, it doesn’t have a speakerphone.

Jawbone Big Jambox

Jawbone Big Jambox

Jawbone Big Jambox offers high performance even with its portability. It has a speakerphone, great battery life and is designed with unique aesthetics. Jawbone Big Jambox doesn’t get on par with SoundLink Bluetooth mobile speaker II brilliance, but is loaded with lots of features. Priced at $249.

Beats Pill

Beats Pill

Sporting a strikingly great design like the name, Beats by Dr. Dre Pill punches with great sound quality and volume for its smaller size. Features include tap -to-pair for NFC enabled mobile devices and has Apt-X technology. Beats Pill goes for $ 167.79, but has reported issues running along with iOS 6.

Creative D100

Creative D100

For $52.88 apiece, Creative D100 is good for the buck you spend. It gives brilliant bass production with its dual 3-inch drivers. D100 runs on four AA batteries and doesn’t have functionalities like speakerphone or remote control.

Samsung DA-E750

Samsung DA-E750

This one is the rich kid on our list, but is the most beautiful audio dock with Airplay and Bluetooth support. Sounds great, but the $700 premium price point doesn’t make it any exceptional compared with other speakers.

Logitech UE Boombox

Logitech UE Boombox

Logitech UE Boombox goes straight up in the rankings with its eight power pumping internal drivers. But the portability is restricted with the absence of a protective case for the speakers. Spending $249.95 will never make you disappointed.

Philips SoundShooter

Philips SoundShooter

For $49.99, you get this grenade-like design sporting Bluetooth sub. But

Philips SoundShooter Wireless shakes on higher explosions, we mean higher volumes.

Monster ClarityHD Micro

Monster ClarityHD Micro

Monster ClarityHD Micro is packed with everything needed for a Bluetooth speaker. It has speakerphone and does support AptX audio codec. If you are ready to spend $199.99 it will give you nice sound, but you might not see the gleam on its battery backup. Wait for a price cut, we suggest.

Geneva Sound System Model XS

Geneva Sound System Model XS

Other than being a well performing Bluetooth speaker, what you will notice about the Geneva Sound System Model XS is its replaceable battery. The alarm clock and the built-in FM radio add value to the price. It peaks on portability with its compact design but price comes hefty at $249.95

Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04

Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04

A bit chunky when compared with similar range models, Soundfreaq Sound Kick SFQ-04 puts weight on quality sound too for a cheap price. Its battery can last upto 7 hours with USB port for mobile devices.

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