• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound - Terrible Support Site

    • Written by from West Chazy

    Sounds bread; battery lasts a long time. However...

    When I first got it, the Big Jambox charged up just fine. Weeks later I need to recharge it. I used the USB cable, which didn't seem to eliminate the "battery is less than one forth charge" report. I wrote tech support, was answered promptly, and realized I should have used the "brick" power supple to charge the Jambox. However, I still couldn't charge it properly.

    Today I called tech support, and a friendly technician had me to to the company web site, and led me through a sequence I would never have thought of. For example, click on the little icon of a person (not marked) to log in. Download a new firmware, by clicking on the "audio" icon (who would have known to do that ???).

    I still cannot get a charge report of greater than one forth, and plan to call tech support for the third time.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Big sound, long battery life, super easy to use

    • Written by from Sitka

    I bought this based on the recommendation of multiple staff at an Apple Store. I use it as the entertainment system on my boat. It has such BIG, rich sound that it is great both in the cabin and out on deck. Used with iPhone for both music and phone calls (a real hands free bonus). I find that I charge it about once a week. It syncs up with the iPhone right away. Worth every penny.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a pleasant surprise, wow!

    • Written by from Piscataway

    I've been putting off buying a bluetooth speaker to pair with my apple products and one that I could take traveling with me from time to time. I listen to all kinds of music depending upon the mood I'm in and wanted a speaker with a wow factor.

    After reading as many reviews online as possible and going to every store having speakers to test, I tried them all and the one that I found to be really impressive was the Jambox by Jawbone. Sure I was expecting to hear a decent sound, but man this little thing gets it done and then some.

    If you're looking for a home stereo, hi-fi, club pounding sound to rock a room, then get a home component system. For on the go, the Big Jambox is clearly the way to go.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    • Written by from Nashville

    Mysteriously good sound, very long battery life. Worth every penny.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    vibrated off my desk

    • Written by from UPPER MONTCLAIR

    I got this speaker a few years ago and it worked awesome but when it plays it vibrated and one time it vibrated right off my desk and broke.

    5 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not muddy at full volume

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I have owned this for 6+ months and am still impressed with the product. It usually sits in an unobstructed space and fills my 2000 sq ft with rich sound. For the initial pairing, it's necessary to get within 30 feet or so of the device. After that's done, I can wander around the place with the iTouch in my pocket.

    I played with the speakerphone. Cute, but I don't need that feature. The sound really is robust, and the product is solid. The design is intentionally minimalistic. Looks sharp, but I'd rather the buttons were text labeled.

    You will certainly be impressed with the volume this thing puts out! (As far as dynamic range is concerned, well, don't get me started on digital.) I seldom use the battery, but other reviewers are impressed.

    I let my mother borrow it for a few weeks. She plays classical and jazz, and was impressed. Note, the iPOD Classic does not offer bluetooth, so she needed to use the included 3.5mm cable.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but worth it!

    • Written by from Miami

    I was a bit turned off by the price but I loved the design and tested the sound quality and was pretty impressed. Took it home and fell in love with it. Only wish it had an iOS app that I can use volume control instead of having to do it manually. Other than that I have no complaints

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWEFUL!! Do not buy!

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Terrible terrible purchase. Downloaded the update and still aweful. Sound quality is atrocious. The $50 iHome portable speakers were significantly better sound.
    Also, it skipped.

    The only upside is it was easy to set up with bluetooth.

    Do not buy.

    7 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best of The Best

    • Written by from Bronx

    This is the best Bluetooth speaker I've owned. It's for ppl like me who listen to Dubstep, Rap, Electro,Drum n Bass. This is the best way I can describe this: if you are a fan of Skrillex, Monstercat Media, Foreign Beggars, Deadmau5, Drake, LiL Wayne, Rick Ross, and many others, then this speaker is perfect for you.

    Please keep in mind that I really only listen to bass heavy music so I wouldn't really know how it performs softer sounding music.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    • Written by from LAWRENCEVILLE

    The Big JAMBOX is bad to the bone!!!! I' m so happy with this that I want to go out and buy another one. Everything I want in a portable speaker system. Very simple to get started, just open the box and plug it in and sync. Great sounds that would filled the whole entire house.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Weyburn

    The sound is amazing for the price. It is so easy to sync not to mention the extra downloads for free. Would definitely buy more of this product.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than Expected

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I received the Big JAMBOX as a Christmas gift and really had no expectations for it as I was unfamiliar with it. From the time I paired it, I have used it almost daily. It has a full sound that fills a room, the clarity is awesome, and it pairs with everything I have although I primarily pair it with my iPhone through Bluetooth. Even better is that there are other options to use the speaker with devices that don't have Bluetooth capability. I was a little concerned with how much it cost, but after finding out it was on sale for $50 off the original price I now think it was a no brainer. You cannot go wrong, the Big JAMBOX is multiple and versatile in its use.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Rantoul

    the on button keeps getting stuck and will not connect to my device

    8 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A pleasant surprise

    • Written by

    Speaker has a great full sound. I was really blown away how much volume and full sound came out of such a great little box. With 10 hours of battery life as well, I am a huge fan.

    It pairs easily and works great as a speakerphone. I really enjoy the customizability of the voices for the menu.

    Software update-able, 10 hours of battery life, AUX and bluetooth in, full sound and high volume without distortion? A definite win in my book.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Great speaker, portable, good sound, not much more to say. Buy it!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Purchase

    • Written by from Tempe

    I purchased the Big JAMBOX after reading reviews between it and the smaller size. I am completely obsessed with my newest "toy" as I call it. The sound is great, plenty loud and quite clear. This is definitely worth the $300 price tag, my one complaint is that I chose white and it does get a little dirty but it easily cleans. I love my JAMBOX!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Crosses the threshold

    • Written by from Sicklerville

    Every Friday night for 25 years a group of my ever older friends meet to drink a bit while we play pool, fooseball, and ping pong. Good music from our best playlists is always making it a party.

    I fell in love with the small Jambox, but when I brought it over to show it off to my friends on Friday night the volume just didn't cross the threshold of our spirited yelling as we played... Until I brought over the BIG Jambox. Yeah, that''s more like it. I've even been asked to turn it down a few times. That alone is saying something. The sound quality is amazing. Bluetooth versions of ipod dashboard jump back and skip fwd buttons are new on this model. I expected stereo to be from two speakers. Think about it. One band, one singer, one guitarist. Why two speakers to reproduce the sound? This box provides the depth and separation to put the sound back together as good as any stereo pair.

    I use it all through the day -next to me when I shave in the morning, at work as an excellent bluetooth speaker phone, and the line-in 3.5mm jack I have rigged to my TV in my bedroom at night. I can mute the TV speaker and control volume by reaching BIG Jambox near my head: line-out audio quality, be it a whisper or a boom. I take it out on the porch when I work on my bike and crank Floyd. I dropped the unit on the concrete floor and it still works like a champ as its built like a tank. What's not to love? Worth every penny and the company is very cool.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by

    Ordered online from the apple store without testing it out first at the apple store here in Calgary... and Wow! Totally surprised by the amount of power this beast has! Amazing bass and though i was not sure what id be getting for $300, this animal is well worth it or more. My general use it for the backyard in the summer but sounds great indoors, great for friends sharing music from their iPhones during a get together. BTW, great online shopping experience as well.

    121 of 122 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase!

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    I read tons of reviews on cordless speakers when I finally decided on the JAMBOX. The price was more than I planned to spend, but it's so worth it. I gave it to my husband for our anniversary. He's a musician whose very particular about sound quality. He loves it. It's lightweight, extremely portable and nice to use when watching a movie on an iPad. I am extremely happy with this purchase.

    117 of 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Picked it over the Soundlink

    • Written by from Webster

    I was torn between the Bose Soundlink and the Jawbone Big Jambox which was a relative unknown (to me anyway). I must have played with both of them for over a half hour before finally going with the Big Jambox.

    I was amazed at how much (good quality) sound this thing puts out given it's size. The Bose may put out a little more bass, but it can't match the clarity of the Jawbone. Listened side by side, there is a noticeable lack of treble and mid range on the Bose, not so with the Jawbone. It has a very balanced overall sound and man can this thing crank it out.

    The battery life was also very important to me and in this aspect there is no comparison...the Big Jambox wins hands down here with just about double the advertised battery life of the Bose.

    I haven't played with LiveAudio yet, but I have used the speakerphone aspect of this product and as expected (Jawbone was mainly known for headsets until the Jambox series) it performed very well.

    Overall both the Soundlink and Big Jambox are great speakers, but the added features and personal sound preference tipped the scale in favor of the Jawbone Big Jambox.

    239 of 247 people found this useful