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I marvel at the power of industry merged with media/ advertising to shape a culture's ideas about what they need to buy... what's hot, and not.

 

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speakers are stereo, but lack lower end, of course.

With bass being strongly associated with sub woofers ( again, by industry and media ) I have my doubts about speakers with hip hop sounding names ( I am sure you know some of the brand names better than I do ) .

Bose is a rip off company, and they are touted as the holy grail of sound, ACCORDING to them!

So between over priced over hyped Bose, and the hip hop, overly bassy offerings; where does a musician find bluetooth speakers that are close to audiophile quality, sans the over pricing?

 

You don't have ideas, ideas have you

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I have three different systems that allow either direct wired connection or bluetooth. Headphones, car audio, and the IK Media iLoud speaker. In every case, direct wiring sounds much better. I use bluetooth connection for audio books but music always sounds like crap. I'm guessing that the Bluetooth spec is capable of quality audio. I know Bluetooth 2 claims to be stereo quality, but it sounds like 64kbps MP3. (as in 32 per channel)
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What's your intended budget, size and weight?

 

There's everything from Braven to Marshall (yes, that Marshall) to Logitech UE.

 

Personally, I've not heard anything from a BT portable speaker that rivals a serious home stereo system, but I've never thought that was the point. If you want portable, on the spot music to learn a song, quickly create atmosphere in a room, liven up a picnic or to make cleaning the closet more enjoyable, there's nothing quicker or more pain-free.

 

 

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That is true. The iLoud has a rechargeable battery, does Bluetooth or accepts a stereo cable from the headphone output of portable devices, and sounds really good for the size. I found out about it from a previous thread on this forum and have been happy with the purchase.
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I funded a Bluetooth speaker on Kickstarter. It's clearly designed for taking out on hikes, the beach, etc. Looking forward to having a play on it when it arrives.

 

I also have an iHome Bluetooth speaker that I picked up at Toys R Us for $30 (list price almost $100). Not a whole lot of power, but better bass than the cheap, wired computer speakers that I used with my Macbook Pro when its speakers went bad on me.

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I bought a Beats "Pill". Sounds great, I found it at a discount. Great for filling a room, and I even use it on my motorcycle.

 

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What's your intended budget, size and weight?

 

There's everything from Braven to Marshall (yes, that Marshall) to Logitech UE.

 

Personally, I've not heard anything from a BT portable speaker that rivals a serious home stereo system, but I've never thought that was the point. If you want portable, on the spot music to learn a song, quickly create atmosphere in a room, liven up a picnic or to make cleaning the closet more enjoyable, there's nothing quicker or more pain-free.

 

 

I have relied on headphones, but headphones ( $200 Sennheiser sp? mid grade ) lack something, certainly in the bass.

 

I have not given this much thought, but for instance, at home ( I no longer have home stereo, having relied on phones ) if i used eg my K10, would that be appropriately, close enough for "flat" to be useable, or are they too colored; too far from stereo speakers?

Stereo speakers are designed with different sonic goal than PA.

And now Bluetooth enters the scene.. so i am a bit confused about how to have relatively accurate ( not audiophile, but close as possible within a modest $400 max budget ) sound at home for transcribing.

The bass, in particular, is lacking in phones.

You don't have ideas, ideas have you

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I have a JAM bluetooth cylindrical speaker that works for on the go. Definitely not stereo quality but better than iPhone speaker. I can set it on my piano to learn/listen to songs and play along. Plenty loud, though not HiFi. About $35

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