I would like to bring this topic up, I'm looking into portable wireless speakers and considering buying one for indoor (mostly home) usage.. from room to room for instance (so it needs to run on battery).
I tested a few in different shops, looks like there are several categories that have their own advantages & drawbacks.. and I'd like some advice from you guys.
In my quest for a bluetooth speaker, I have seen "can-like" speaker with 'not-that-bad' sound from 70 to 150€ (JBL Flip, Logitech UEBoom2...) and "brick-like" speakers that sound quite good for their sizes and usage from 100 to 350€ (Bose, Creative, Sony, Onkyo...etc)
I can't test them all, some being unavailable in stores (but avail. from amazon or company website..).
What would you do if you had ~300€ for a bluetooth speaker?
I was surprised by the sound of the Bose Soundlink Mini 2, but at 200€ it only shines by sounding good (am I really talking about Bose?) lasting 12h and being very compact. (I wasn't convinced by big sound link 3, too expensive for the result IMO)
JBL Flip is as easy to handle as the Bose, sounds ok and is half as cheap, do you think Bose Soundlink mini2 is worth the extra money ? In the same category but pricier the UE Boom 2 benefits from a good reputation but the nearest store broke their demo UE Boom2 so it doesn't work when I go there to test it. the app is looking good, and app is a useful and fancy feature to my mind. I read they don't deliver enough bass, i'm not all bass and boom, but i like some, do the UE B2 deliver enough bass ?
Creative recently released Sound Blaster Roar Pro & iRoar which are pricy but have more feature than I need, but looks really awesome, I liked the previous SB Roar 2 but I wonder if those new ones provide better sound in addition to battery life?
I have a lot of questions because I believe HD audio can't pass through bluetooth... there is so much thing to know and I'm starting to get lost and not sure what I really need
Well, I guess what I'm asking is "are >200€ bluetooth speaker worth the extra money? or should i stick with.. let say a basic 2nd hand JBL Flip 2 for ~50 bucks?"
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