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Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?
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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-solutions/wireless-speakers/soundlink-bluetooth-mobile-speaker-ii/

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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.  :wall:

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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%   Smile 

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

I forgot to post the link!

http://www.bitmore.co.uk/collections/super-bass-portable-speaker-by-e-storm/products/e-storm-super-bass-bluetooth-portable-speaker

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I totally agree with "mikkybrown".....Even I recently bought the e-storm portable speaker from Bitmore. Both e-Storm and e-Wave range are really cool. The e-wave has got an additional output where you can connect it to another speaker and enjoy the stereo effect (left & right). Anyways...totally recommend it. 

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Interesting design.

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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_Max it has great sound, portability, wireless connection and more.

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RE: Help choosing a bluetooth speaker?

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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JukeCase by Son Valise

For something a bit alternative you should check out the JukeCase by Son Valise. A portable Bluetooth suitcase speaker with up to 40 hours playtime and awesome sound quality, including deep bass. They look awesome too! 

https://jukecase.com

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great bluetooth speakers!

Check out these

  http://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCTIC-S111-BT-Black-Bluetooth/dp/B00KS3XCTU/ref=cm_cr-mr-title   Great little piece of kit. Can be set up with either a cable or Bluetooth connection, the cable connection is extremely simple, simply plug in and go. For the Bluetooth connection however its a little tricky if you've never used Bluetooth before, like me, but it is still a straight forward set up and can be used at a distance. The battery life is good as well, more then I needed really it is more or less 12 hours as stated though. The sound quality is great, its multi use so you can listen to music, movies and Youtube vids on them and the quality doesn't falter either, over cable or Bluetooth. To be honest the only nit-pick I had about this was that the case was a little snug for the speakers but all that can be solved with just moving things around.

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