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Bluetooth Speakers

Post by BlueSky » Fri May 15, 2020 8:11 am

Fooled around with some cheap ones years ago and was nonplussed. For a number of applications/reasons, I picked up a JBL Flip 5, all the time thinking I'd probably return it.

https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/JBL+FLIP+5-.html

I'm rather impressed and I have a pretty decent home system. Considering what it is, the size and so on, the SQ is remarkably good. Using it with Amazon Music/Alexa. Great purchase and looking forward to using it this summer.

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Post by jeckyll » Fri May 15, 2020 2:56 pm

I've got a JBL Charge 2 and really like using it. Good bass as it has 2 radiators and really great mobile platform.

Also have a Anker Soundcore 2 for the smaller size and the Charge is noticeably better, which is not surprising given the larger size :)
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Post by BlueSky » Fri May 15, 2020 3:18 pm

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Nick...It's working for me.

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Post by nweash » Fri May 15, 2020 3:27 pm

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Post by BlueSky » Fri May 15, 2020 4:01 pm

jeckyll wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:56 pm
I've got a JBL Charge 2 and really like using it. Good bass as it has 2 radiators and really great mobile platform.

Also have a Anker Soundcore 2 for the smaller size and the Charge is noticeably better, which is not surprising given the larger size :)
Bjorn... I looked at the Charge, but kept going back to the Flip because of the size. I was skeptical and should not have been. I can see us using this often and packing it for trips. Threw a bunch of stuff at it today and I'm even more impressed. All this sound coming from something the size of a tallboy. :cheers:

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Post by andrema » Fri May 15, 2020 5:55 pm

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Post by jeckyll » Fri May 15, 2020 7:28 pm

BlueSky wrote:
jeckyll wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:56 pm
I've got a JBL Charge 2 and really like using it. Good bass as it has 2 radiators and really great mobile platform.

Also have a Anker Soundcore 2 for the smaller size and the Charge is noticeably better, which is not surprising given the larger size :)
Bjorn... I looked at the Charge, but kept going back to the Flip because of the size. I was skeptical and should not have been. I can see us using this often and packing it for trips. Threw a bunch of stuff at it today and I'm even more impressed. All this sound coming from something the size of a tallboy. :cheers:
I hear ya. That's why I got the little waterproof Anker after.

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Post by CGSshorty » Fri May 15, 2020 8:01 pm

I’ve been thinking about getting something bigger for the garage gym. The little Oontz I use now isn’t cutting it.
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Post by hobbit712 » Sat May 16, 2020 3:22 am

I picked up a Sony SBS xb-40 last year at Costco on a clearance price. No quite bleeding edge in terms of waterproof but has pretty good sound.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sat May 16, 2020 9:51 am

jeckyll wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 2:56 pm
I've got a JBL Charge 2 and really like using it. Good bass as it has 2 radiators and really great mobile platform.

Also have a Anker Soundcore 2 for the smaller size and the Charge is noticeably better, which is not surprising given the larger size :)
I use an Anker Soundcore, I guess it’s version 1. Good sound and charge lasts a day or two (not really sure, don’t use it continuously.
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Post by ericf4 » Sat May 16, 2020 10:08 am

May pick up either the JBL extreme 2 , charge or the Flip 5 for the deck

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 16, 2020 3:26 pm

we bought a refurbished jbl off ebay for $15 for the vw and it works decent
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Post by Captdave » Sat May 16, 2020 3:35 pm

I’m looking at a Bose soundlink revolve


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Post by matt.wu » Sat May 16, 2020 5:08 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:01 pm
I’ve been thinking about getting something bigger for the garage gym. The little Oontz I use now isn’t cutting it.
The Oontz I have puts out pretty solid volume for a portable unit. But I have a California garage gym, not a Florida garage gym. :mrgreen:

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat May 16, 2020 8:23 pm

I think that is the same one I have. It gets loud enough, but it just sounds okay. I need some bass when I’m deadlifting.
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Post by Joeprez » Sun May 17, 2020 5:45 am

Had a Flip 2 or 3, but speaker is busted so need a new one. Bought my mom a Charge and it sounds way way better than my old Flip.

However I’ve been thinking about trying this Tribit speaker. As with most of the JBL models, you can pair two of them together:

Tribit StormBox Bluetooth Speaker - 24W Portable Speaker, 360° Full Surround Sound, Enhanced Bass, Wireless Dual Pairing, IPX7 Waterproof, 20-Hour Playtime, 66ft Bluetooth Range Outdoor Speaker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784ZQFHZ/re ... WEbP0DHB96

The 20 hour battery is nice.

Review vs. the Flip 4


https://www.google.com/amp/s/gadgetvipe ... eview/amp/

This one from Cnet states that the Flip 5 sounds better than the Tribit

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.c ... bose-sony/

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Post by Honeybadger » Sun May 17, 2020 7:04 am

I’ve had the Wonderboom from Ultimate Ears for about 3 years now. Small with big sound, travel friendly, 10 h battery life, waterproof, and floats. Had it on the beach, camping trips, clipped to a golf cart. Kids have thrown it across the room into the wall. Still works great. Been meaning to grab another, apparently you can easily pair 2 of them together. There’s a new model out that has a slightly longer battery life and gets a little louder.


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Post by ericf4 » Sun May 17, 2020 9:34 am

Honeybadger wrote:I’ve had the Wonderboom from Ultimate Ears for about 3 years now. Small with big sound, travel friendly, 10 h battery life, waterproof, and floats. Had it on the beach, camping trips, clipped to a golf cart. Kids have thrown it across the room into the wall. Still works great. Been meaning to grab another, apparently you can easily pair 2 of them together. There’s a new model out that has a slightly longer battery life and gets a little louder.


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Yeah I've seen vids on this one recently. Tough decision for me between the jbls and the UE

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Post by franco60 » Sun May 17, 2020 9:35 am

Bose Microlink by far. I have the Wonderboom also and no comparison. The Bose Bluetooth never fails, incredible sound, and water resistant.

How good is it? My stereo went out on my boat, threw my Bose in, and haven’t paid a fortune to replace the stereo. Best $100 I ever spent.
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Post by ericf4 » Sun May 17, 2020 9:48 am

I have a whole house full of Sonos gear everywhere so their new portable could be an option too I guess. Just not sure I need a $400 wireless speaker.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sun May 17, 2020 2:56 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:26 pm
we bought a refurbished jbl off ebay for $15 for the vw and it works decent
I run a cable between my phone and a dashboard jack in the Acura. The 2008 model just missed the Bluetooth generation of vehicles.
Do you have any issues switching from wireless headphones to that JBL and back? I have to turn off my laptop Bluetooth to swap from the laptop to my phone. The laptop won’t “ let go”.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun May 17, 2020 11:23 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:26 pm
we bought a refurbished jbl off ebay for $15 for the vw and it works decent
I run a cable between my phone and a dashboard jack in the Acura. The 2008 model just missed the Bluetooth generation of vehicles.
Do you have any issues switching from wireless headphones to that JBL and back? I have to turn off my laptop Bluetooth to swap from the laptop to my phone. The laptop won’t “ let go”.
That’s odd. My 2004 Acura TL had Bluetooth.
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Post by BacoNoir » Mon May 18, 2020 5:20 am

Captdave wrote:I’m looking at a Bose soundlink revolve


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You will not be disappointed! We bought one after hearing one on vacation - the hotel had them in all the rooms. That little thing rocks and has some great bass.
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Post by HapaHapa » Mon May 18, 2020 6:48 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:23 pm
HapaHapa wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:26 pm
we bought a refurbished jbl off ebay for $15 for the vw and it works decent
I run a cable between my phone and a dashboard jack in the Acura. The 2008 model just missed the Bluetooth generation of vehicles.
Do you have any issues switching from wireless headphones to that JBL and back? I have to turn off my laptop Bluetooth to swap from the laptop to my phone. The laptop won’t “ let go”.
That’s odd. My 2004 Acura TL had Bluetooth.
Are you saying that your TL would play audio from your phone? Our 2008 RDX’s have Bluetooth for cellphone calls but our phones weren’t on the supported list. There’s no stereo integration in that connection, but I guess if the phone is connected then sound is sound.
Maybe our current phones are supported. I haven’t tried because I cannot multitask when one of those tasks is driving. I just get the music rolling and leave it be while I drive.

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