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Wireless speaker recommendation

Looking to invest in a speakerbox that I can use when I travel to the cottage, or have people over in the yard, etc. Spending a max of $300, but ideally in the $150-200 range.

Bluetooth would be great but it's not a deal breaker. Aux cable works fine, the main thing is it work while plugged in or on a rechargeable battery. if you can make a recommendation it would be greatly appreciated!
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Check out the Logitech Ultimate Ears series. These ones are very versatile with water resistance, a tripod mount, d-ring mount for hanging, aux in, Bluetooth, and all the other accoutrements.

I have the UE Megaboom and I am quite happy with it.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Check out the Logitech Ultimate Ears series. These ones are very versatile with water resistance, a tripod mount, d-ring mount for hanging, aux in, Bluetooth, and all the other accoutrements.

I have the UE Megaboom and I am quite happy with it.


hmmm interesting. I'll check it out. I'm assuming you control it all with your smart phone/music device?
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beachdude wrote: I'm assuming you control it all with your smart phone/music device?
Right.
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Bose Soundlink Mini II.

Just trust me on this one.

Heres a vid comparing the first gen model. Second gen has longer battery life (10 hrs) and a few other improvements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ca62UzKaU

You wont understand until you actually use one, its awesome.

Best buy, The Source and Amazon sell the new version.
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I'm really happy with my JBL Charge, and the Charge 2 sounds great as well.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Check out the Logitech Ultimate Ears series. These ones are very versatile with water resistance, a tripod mount, d-ring mount for hanging, aux in, Bluetooth, and all the other accoutrements.

I have the UE Megaboom and I am quite happy with it.
I've checked a ton of them, and I think i'm going with this one. I've had Logitech in the past & I was happy with it. Do you know any retail places I can score one from?
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beachdude wrote: I've checked a ton of them, and I think i'm going with this one. I've had Logitech in the past & I was happy with it. Do you know any retail places I can score one from?
Best Buy.
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There are so many choices, especially at that price point or less. Just within the last couple days on RFD, there were threads about the Braven from Shop.ca, and the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio from Amazon.ca.
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Head to Amazon! Also Anything Bose is always great. Expensive but great!
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Depends on what your tolerance for proper sound is. If all you want is background noise, or party noise, your budget will get you 95% of what's out there. It gets a lot more difficult if you want your speaker to give you a more balanced and realistic audio quality. What you might not know is that a fair percentage of the more popular speakers like the much touted Bose use built in electronic equalization to fatten the sound to give it a "satisfying" quality, and I use the term satisfying loosely. I'm old enough to remember many of the stereos from the 70's used a "loudness" button, which basically turned up the bass and treble fully with a single click. Sounded good for about 5 minutes, but got tiring to the ears quickly. Lots of bass seems to be what most bluetooth speaker manufacturers are trying to achieve, and many consumers want that. The Bose soundlink will give you a ton of bass, but in reality, if you were to go to a properly designed performing arts venue and the concert sounded anything like the over emphasized bass and treble the Bose puts out, you would run screaming for the exits.

Go to Youtube and search for a guy called Clavinetjunkie. He obviously has a lot of money and time on his hands, but he very thoroughly reviews a ton of wireless speakers and records and posts their sound with a quality microphone. Make sure you have or borrow a good set of headphones and listen to and read the reviews carefully. Avoid anyone on youtube who reviews speakers using their cellphone microphones. Finally, if you're not really fussy, just buy the Bose soundlink. It's at least a very well built unit and will impress the uninitated who believe the marketing hype that Bose is somehow synonymous with quality sound.
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Can't go wrong with either the Megaboom or the Soundlink Mini that have already been mentioned. I have both, and love them. I prefer the Megaboom though because the battery life is much better and because of the 360 degree sound.

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