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Bluetooth Speaker News / Music Angel JH-MD13BT2
« Last post by Noboks on May 06, 2017, 03:06:18 PM »
Hello.
I have seen the review video for the Music Angel JH-MD13BT2 on here.
Good device for the money with a good sound. The problem is I cant get any music to play from my  Micro SD card to the actual device?
Bluetooth works fine. I heard it has a radio but that I cant't find. I tried MP3 songs, connected the device directly to the latop to download etc.
Is it something to do with Windows 10 or do I need Music Angel driver for Windows?
Or am I just not using the "MODE" settings correctly on the device?
Thanks for all your help in advance!!  :D
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Xiaomi / Re: Anyone else own a Xiaomi Mi Speaker?
« Last post by shradda on April 17, 2017, 11:52:05 PM »
What about this one?



Saw it at geekbuying for $15.
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Oluv aka ClavinetJunkie finally got around to reviewing a speaker that I've been curious about for the past several months.  That speaker is the Meizu Lifeme TBS30.  Billed as a under $100 speaker that sounds as good as a $300 speaker Oluv puts it to the test and surprise...he loves it...with a few caveats of course (Oluv ALWAYS has caveats).  With a wide, open sound featuring solid bass and clear highs, Oluv actually suggested that this just might be the best speaker in this price range...a new #1.  The build quality is outstanding with a solid aluminum chassis all around that comes in handsome silver or dark grey colors.  So where's the rub?  Well it seems that the low end has a bit of gating, that causes a breathing or unnatural sound compression when at low volumes.  At louder volumes it isn't very noticeable so this is an outstanding speaker as long as you're not looking for very low level listening.  The other glitch he found was the battery low indicator which seems to start beeping even when the speaker has another 1.5 hours of life left.  This beeping went on far too long but the good news is that it 'might' be fixable with a software update...but we don't know if that is coming or not.  As long as the speaker has full power or is plugged in you won't hear the battery warning beep so i'll leave it up to you to decide if you want this stellar sounding speaker or not.  I've included a link below to Aliexpress where you can pick one up for$64.99 presently.


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Bluetooth Speaker News / ClavinetJunkie Takes A First Look At The JBL Flip 4!!!
« Last post by Babyfacemagee on February 23, 2017, 01:57:13 AM »

Arguably the best reviewer of bluetooth speakers on Youtube or anywhere else, Oluv also known as ClavinetJunkie unboxes and compares the JBL Flip 4 to a number of other speakers including the JBL Flip 3, the Charge 3 and the Onyx Mini.  Not surprisingly the Flip 4 is an improvement on the former model Flip 3 with deeper bass, better highs and a fuller, richer sound.  The Flip 4 also improves on its predecessor by now being fully waterproof.  We've included both the first look as well as Flip 3 vs. Flip 4 videos above so watch them and let us know what you think in the comments below. Will you be buying a JBL Flip 4?  We'll leave a link below to purchase from JBL.



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Thanks for sharing your experience and the reviews. 
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Xiaomi / Re: Anyone else own a Xiaomi Mi Speaker?
« Last post by Babyfacemagee on February 23, 2017, 01:22:06 AM »
It's not just the case.  According to just every reviewer out there the more recent metal cased Xiaomi Mi speaker has much better bass response and better sound overall.  They really stepped it up with this newer model, hence why it's become so popular.  It is a bit more expensive however, usually in the $35-$45 range depending on where you buy it.
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Xiaomi / Re: Anyone else own a Xiaomi Mi Speaker?
« Last post by ninjah778 on February 16, 2017, 03:54:00 PM »
Don't mean to kick the dead horse here, but I own a previous model. I'm attaching some pics of it that I took earlier. For the $20 I paid for it, it is an amazing speaker. I doubt that I can get a better value in retail. But I wouldn't go for this one, mainly because I can't understand why it is almost twice the price of the older model - if it's just for the case, I'm absolutely fine with the plastic one.

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I have ordered a few speakers during Aliexpress' 11.11 sale, and reviewed all 5 in this video.

Maiha D007

This speaker has a long body and 4 channels. It is very loud, and the sound doesn't pop at maximum volume.
The M button switches between radio, Bluetooth and auxiliary mode. The bass opens up at 15hz at full volume, which is the most sensitive of the 5, but it doesn't sound very crisp.
It's legit LOUD, I had to decrease the volume during the test because my ears started to hurt. I also found the sound rather flat, much less dynamic in comparison to similarly priced Xiaomi and Bluedio speakers.

But it is not a bad speaker if loudness is your main priority, and if you aren't too picky with the sound depth.

AliExpress link: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/NJuVFMN

UBit AKA X6U

The difference in the sound quality between the more and less expensive speakers is instantly noticeable.
This X6U speaker has a flat sound, as expected not a lot of bass, though it does sound quite clear at the maximum volume. This speaker was soldunder the name and with a logo Ubit, but its' generic name is X6U.
The seller was such a tease, they added an AUX cable, even though there is no input for one. But there is a microphone, so this speaker can be used for calls, and the buttons can be used to switch between songs without touching the phone/tablet/computer.

AliExpress link: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/uzFQRzB

Bluedio BS-2

I thought that the Xiaomi speaker was the pinnacle of technology $20 could buy, until I tried the Bluedio BS2. This thing packs the most natural sound, and beautifully sounding bass. Although it only becomes noticeable at around 30-35hz, it is strong and dimensional. BS-2 is an open back speaker, which means deeper and a more "in a world around me" type of sound. This speaker also has a 3D mode, but it is unclear what it does. I though it was either mono vs. stereo, or 3d vs. surround sound, but I didn't really notice any difference.

AliExpress link: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ZVrFUF2

Xiaomi speaker

Xiaomi speaker sounded clean and not overwhelming, very clear bass, warmer mids, and treble that didn't pop at high volume. The bass starts becoming clear only at 30-35hz. It begins to shake at uncontrollably at 70, and at 95-100hz it can't stand straight. But the main downside with this speaker is the absence of buttons except for the power one, so everything must be done from the device it's connected to. The alloy case is smooth all over and very pleasant to the touch. I also liked the front grill design, but note that it's present only on the black model. The only thing except for the speaker is a manual - there are no cords.

AliExpress link: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/uj2JYje

X3U

This speaker is a brick now.
When I got it, it worked only when plugged in, now it only shows the light, but no sound. The quality was nothing too surprising or impressive, and it was within the expectations for the budget. I prefer the X6U - the first speaker that we've looked at instead.

AliExpress link: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/iUrrnIa

Out of the 5 speakers we have purchased, only 3 I considered worth buying. The blue X3U no longer works, and even though D007 is loud, the sound is flat and lacks dynamic range. The UBIT or X6U is surprisingly good for the price, and it proved itself as a good budget speaker. Xiaomi is the best portable speaker of the 5, with crystal clear sound, amazing bass and solid build. Bluedio is a bit bigger, but surprisingly they weigh about the same, and they have a similar battery life, at around 8 hours. The Bluedio's open back design give it a more natural and organic sound, and it is an optimal speaker for a primarily indoor use.
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JBL introduced several new and updated products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the first week of January, 2017.  Among these are updates including the new Pulse 3, the Flip 4 and a new product altogether called the BassPro Go.   The video above highlights some of the new features of the Pulse 3 which include IPX7 waterproofing, 360 sound, new improved JBL Connect and greatly improved lighting effects.

Below we have the Flip 4 introduced (starts at 30 sec mark) including IPX 7 waterproofing, improved JBL Connect which lets you connect up to 100 other JBL Connect speakers (pretty cool!).  We also have improved sound (wattage and details still to be released) as well and all kinds of cool colors and designs.  The Flip 4 will be priced under $100 and will be available this spring.


Finally below we see a brand new product by JBL called the BassPro Go.  This is a really interesting product that doubles as both a subwoofer for your car or home and then can be disconnected and operated independently as a portable speaker (similar in size to the JBL Extreme).  It features a 140mm inch woofer and a pair of passive radiators as well as two 40mm smaller full range drivers.   There's also IPX7 waterproofing and JBL Connect functionality so this speaker can really do everything!  It's kind of a JBL Extreme that can also double as a subwoofer for your car which is awesome and kills two birds with one stone.  Pricing will be $599.95 and the Bass Pro Go will be available this summer.  These are some pretty awesome updates and we're excited to try them out in person and get some reviews up here at BluetoothSpeakerForum.com as soon as they're available.



Finally, JBL has at least temporarily dropped the price of the Charge 3 to $129.95 so grab one on Amazon here while they got em!
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Bluetooth Speaker News / Samsung Introduces New Level Box Slim Bluetooth Speaker
« Last post by Babyfacemagee on January 09, 2017, 04:18:49 PM »

Samsung has introduced a new member of its Level Box line of bluetooth speakers, the Level Box Slim.  Featuring 8 watts of power in a IPX7 water proof package  (30 minutes submerged up to 1 meter) with slim form factor, the Level Box Slim features 30 hours of battery life and has an optional bicycle mount as well. The company says it features impressive audio quality (we'll see in our testing) as well as conference call capability with its built-in mic. Perhaps most unique, it comes with a built-in stand and of course is available in several colors.  It's a pocketable speaker too with measurements of 148.4 x 79 x 25.1-milimeters and weighs 236 grams.  Pricing is unknown but the Level Box Slim will be available at major retailers and Amazon this spring.


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