Best bluetooth/portable speakers?

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Sylar

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looking for a decent and reasonably priced bluetooth speaker that I can use with my phone and tablet, I know some of the small ones have decent sound but I don't know too much about the best makes and stuff like that!

does anyone here use them or have any recommendations?
 
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thanks I will take a look :) I watched some videos and one of them mentioned the UE Boom which is probably the bigger version so I'll take a look at that too, along with Jawbone Jambox and Creative Sound Blaster
 

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Well, I personally never had any other bluetooth speakers than Logitech.. My first pair broke pretty fast sadly enough, so.. I figured out I'd go for a different one. One I've got now is really easy to use, small and easy to take with you, hence the choice I made ;)
Though I will probably upgrade in the future, seemingly as the other ones are 360° sound :snicker
 

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yeah some of those 360 sound speakers would be pretty awesome!

I think I have decided on what speaker to get, found one by Anker and it sounds really good and has a decent battery life too, only came to £30! I read that apparently when the music is sent via bluetooth it gets reconverted and compressed so it will never be the best sound anyway so I didn't want to spend around £100 for a speaker!
 

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Well, I prefer a high quality speaker as well and I have to be honest, while you can hear the difference in quality, it ain't THAT big, so I don't mind spending a bit more. Out of previous experience, I rather give out a bigger amount at once than small ones in multiple times :)

With my headphones I used to buy ones that were pretty cheap, about 30 - 50 euros.. They broke in 2/3 months and was always the same issue which never counted for guarantee so eventually I spent a bit more on new ones (currently own these, which have costed me 275 euros) and I have been using mine for 2 years now without any problem occuring :D

So, I didn't want to take the risk for a bluetooth speaker as well.
Have been using this one (mainly only for in the shower actually and outside in the summer) since a year or a bit more now and still working fine. Somewhere I'm hoping it'll break soon though so I can upgrade :snicker but nonetheless, the little fellah knows how to hold on :D
 

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I've been researching bluetooth speakers for a while now. I was after one with multimedia buttons, so I can play/pause a video without touching the iPad.

I found that some speakers have audio/video lag when you watch videos from a portable device. Jawbone Jambox and Big Jambox to name just two. Jambox Mini is a bit better but not perfect.

Perfect sync had speakers from Harman Kardon, Bose, some Sony and logitech but most of them had no play/pause button.

Harman Kardon Esquire and Bose Soundlink Colour filled my criteria best. Bose Colour was my favourite but I'll get it when the price is right.
 
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I recently bought the Amazon Basics BTV1 speakers for $50. Its sound quality is pretty similar to the UE Mini Boom but its volume is higher. I had a choice between this one and the Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Curve (much cheaper at just $30). This one was about the size of half a coke can but since it couldn't play bass notes, I chose the other one over this.
 
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