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Hi,

Im looking for a good bluetooth speaker for a bedroom. Have around £200 to spend (flexible). Ive been looking at the samsung da-e650 as its around my price point and I have a samsung galaxy phone which it provides a dock for, however theres not that many reviews around for it.  Theres so much choice online I feel like Ive been going around in circles for weeks now.

 

Can anyone help? Im open to any brand.

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

This is the best I've heard in its price range:

http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/home-and-personal-audio/digital-music-soluti...

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

You can get a Conran Bluetooth audio dock and speaker for £60. This device used to retail for over £200 and is equipped with iPod dock, and apt-x Bluetooth which delivers a better quality of Bluetooth audio if your phone/tablet supports it.

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

In a similar position, have heard the soundlink which was very good, but not very future proof without ATP-x, would like to compair to the Sony BTX300/500, Damson Oyster, Denon Cocoon, Jongo and even a JBL Flip.  banging head against wall

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

Bose has a USB port for future Bluetooth software updates. Don't know about apt-X though.

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

Regarding the review of the Jongo in this months magazine, I'm not sure it was made entirely clear that streaming music over wifi was only possible with music stored on the iDevice or through the Pure App and not say from a NAS with you entire iTunes library on it.

But can it stream music via an iPhone from a NAS via say DS Audio? which would get round this issue.

 

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

There's a huge choice of Bluetooth speakers available, you can look at some of the ones we've tested recently here:

http://www.whathifi.com/reviews/hi-fi/wireless-speakers

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

I have been having a similar issue, but my budget is much smaller.  The speakers that I have had in the past have always had a bit of a tinny or empty sound, or crackle a lot.  A month ago I found this really good website, www.bitmore.co.uk.

They had some cool looking speakers and a good returns policy so I thought I would give it a go.  When the speaker came I was so shocked. It was really small, but quite heavy for its size, and the sound that came out of it was INCREDIBLE.  It had such a good bass sound, that even my wife came into the room, thinking I had bought some heacy duty speakers.  It is portable as well and also works as a speaker phone for your phone which is even better!

My budget was about £70 so I was really shocked that I managed to get this great speaker for £39.99.  It really is worth the money and produces a great sound!

I would recommend it a 100%   :) 

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Interesting design.

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

 

Hi,

 

if you want to find everything in just one speaker, check the Jabra SoleMate Max. http://www.jabra.com/Products/Speakers/Jabra_SOLEMATE_Max/Jabra_SOLEMATE... it has great sound, portability, wireless connection and more.

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EDIT: Deleted my post here as I am interestted in a speker or HiFi bluetooth setup, instead.

I have started a more relevant thread here.

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

A couple of thoughts.

 

Airplay speakers - Nocs NS2

Klipsch KMC3

 

Both very good indeed.

 

 

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