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Bluetooth Boombox thingy?

Discussion in 'audio' started by topa, Jul 9, 2022.

  1. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Looking for such a thing of horror for boating.
    Anyone have one half decent that does not make you want to throw the bloody thing into the ocean after two songs?

    Clean highs, a bit of body to voices and instruments, good enough for jazz breakfasts and some indie/folk in the afternoons?
     
  2. peter312

    peter312 pfm Member

    It might be worth looking at the JBL speakers. I have an old Flip 3 that is used occasionally and, whilst not hifi, it’s perfectly acceptable. The Charge models are bigger and presumably go louder.
     
  3. Just been through the same process, replacing my much loved KEF Muo. I ended up a B&O Play, outgoing first generation model, via their outlet shop at Bicester. I’m not a fan of the bass emphasis that these speakers usually have and you can adjust the output via an app.

    Cheers BB
     
  4. rough edges

    rough edges Sapere Aude

    We have a JBL Charge 4 that works for times like that. We actually quite like it, for what it is…
     
  5. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    The jbl are waterproof and float incase of man overboard
     
  6. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    If you have a source eg a dap or phone the Mini Rig speakers come highly recommended. Long battery life expandable to a very good 2.1 / 2.2 system Sound will not dissapoint you even comming from say a high end audio background. British made to boot. Expensive but well worth it i use a 2.1 system of theirs in the back garden for BBQs etc sound is fantastic. https://www.audiophileon.com/news/minirig-3-review
     
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  7. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Trade: Mark Grant Cables

  8. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    We have JBL Clip 3 and a Charge 4. Both are excellent for their size. The Clip is a puck style unit with limited bass but fine as a much louder speaker than the phone.
    The Charge happily fills a room with weightier sounds.
     
  9. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    As mentioned by @Mongeddavid the Minirig 3 provides, IMO, a very acceptable sound. Mine is used most mornings listening to Radio 3 Breakfast and Essential Classics. As I carry it from room to room I just have a single speaker but it is loud enough for general use.
     
  10. hifi-dog

    hifi-dog pfm Member

    Daughter had a jbl flip and it’s the weapon of choice fir room filling beats when she’s at uni
     
  11. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Good call, never thought of B&O! Is this the "Beoplay P2" you're talking about?
     
  12. Sorry I was mistaken, I have the Beosound A1 first generation, superseded by Gen 2 now.

    Cheers BB
     
  13. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Ah, yes, spotted those too. A1 can still be bought here and there. I'll have a look. Otherwise JBL Flip seems the route to go.
    Cheers all!
     
  14. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    Another Flip owner here. Does the job. Bluetooth never fails. Sounds absolutely fine for what it is.
     
  15. albireo

    albireo pfm Member

    I tested, and immediately returned, a JBL Charge 5 last week. Quite poor u-shaped mono sound IMHO. I have an older Denon Envaya, much better, 2 tweeters so a modicum of stereo separation/soundstage and flatter frequency response. Sadly the battery fails to charge after 3 years of ownership so close to useless nowadays.

    A colleague swears by his Vifa Copenhagen, but I haven't heard it.
     
  16. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Vifa Oslo. Simply amazing. I listen to mine more than the hifi...
     
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  17. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Hmmmm…
     
  18. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    We have a B&O Beoplay 2 for the Campervan, and any of their portable speakers are pretty good.
     
  19. fiveamp

    fiveamp pfm Member

    We got a Bose (shock horror) Soundlink 2 (just a speaker) then a Roberts iStream 3 (radio, dab, speaker etc) for the motorhome. They are both ok but the Bose has more bass with the Roberts a bit more musical and pleasantly retro. To be honest, neither ever got much use.
     
  20. heidcase music

    heidcase music pfm Member

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