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Fantastic music box.,
This review is from: Jabra SOLEMATE Portable Bluetooth Speaker -Black (Electronics)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I have been using the Logitech Wireless Boombox for a while and it is a great sounding unit, so thought this would have a job living up to expectations.
However, I am pleasantly surprised. It looks light but has a good weight and feels rugged and well constructed. The base looks like the tread of a boot, but this is an improvement over the previous Jabra offerings as it helps it keep still instead of vibrating off the table.
The unit easily paired with my phone, and tells you when it is paired in a nice tone. When switched on you hear a nice vibrating tone to let you know its on. When its connected via Bluetooth you hear "Soulmate is connected". You have a separate volume control on top of the unit so you can alter the sound from either the unit or your device (when using the buttons on the unit, the iPhone volume slider moves to coincide with a higher/lower volume. The overall volume is loud but probably not as loud as claimed.
At the base is a lead to connect to an headphone out socket on any device. This looks like a yellow lace and therefore continues the shoe styling. There is also a sound bag to keep it in when you are out and about. You get a USB lead for charging and a main USB lead in case you do not have a computer to charge it from, but the plug is a 2 pin shaver type, so you will need an adapter to use it.
The big test is sound. Sound overall feels OK, it has a good bass for the size of the unit and high notes are ok, but not brilliant. When compared to the Logitech mentioned above which offers a better bass and higher clearer notes, it feels flat. However, they are for two entirely different markets. This is not for keeping in one place, it is a small portable speaker system that can be taken anywhere because of the compact size.
If you want a compact portable speaker then this would be ideal. If you just intend to keep it in teh house, then look at the Logitech Wireless Boombox which I think gives a crisper sound at a lower price.
Which one do I prefer? I keep one inside, and take this with me when going on picnics.