Top positive review
Excellent - if you don't mind controlling music from your phone
26 March 2018
This is a great and versatile little speaker. It sounds excellent and clear and has so many nice features. I bought this for the purpose of listening to podcasts in a shower or music. The good thing about this particular speaker is that it's clear. The spoken word comes out well and you get a surprising amount of detail when listening to music. I'm by no means an audiophile, but, I enjoy good sound. I actually think this sounds much better than the UE wonderboom. The UE wonderboom is too bass-y (some may love that) but the sound isn't clear as a result. So this is better. I also think it's built well but this doesn't deserve a full five 5 starts because of one huge flaw: You cannot control tracks.
I think that actually makes a difference if for example you're using this for the shower. To use as a random speaker in your kitchen, I don't think it matters because you can just change tracks with your phone. but in the shower your phone isn't with you.
The Wonderboom provides that but it's not clear. Because of this, I would have sacrificed the sound for that functionality. However I ended up getting the Boom 2 which seems to sound closer to this speaker. I did not return this speaker, I instead passed it to a friend. However, I will say this, if this had the ability to change tracks and control more on the hardware, I would have actually chosen this over the Boom 2 as well. The boom 2 is excellent, but for the price, and given I'm not having a party with 30 people, but rather just using as a random speaker in the house, this would have been the best.
For anyone out there, I would highly recommend this IF you don't care about changing tracks on the hardware.