• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great combination of features and easy to use

    • Written by from Surrey

    I already own the original Jambox and I'm impressed with it so much I decided I had to get the Big Jambox. The original is nice cause I can fit it into my jacket pocket and always have decent quality sound wherever. The Big Jambox does exactly what the original does but has extras; music shuttle control from the speaker, 50% more battery life, and more volume. The speaker connects via BlueTooth which is way more practical for a portable speaker than AirPlay's WiFi. The Big Jambox is about the size of a 2 liter carton of milk so it needs to be carried in a bag and not a pocket. I like the Jambox products better than the BOSE cause of battery life, like it better than the B&O PLAY cause of price, and like it better than the iHome products for sound quality at higher volumes. It has the right combination of features for me.

    280 of 290 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    • Written by from Elmhurst

    Orininally I purchased the Bose sound link with high hopes. I have been using Bose for quite some time now and thought to stick with what I knew. Upon unboxing and testing the Bose unit I noticed after several minutes, a horrible rattle sound, similar to the sound a blown speaker makes. After troubleshooting I indefinitely concluded that I had purchased a faulty unit. Now, be that as it may, I was turned off by the sound link. I was recommended by a sales associate to check out the big jambox. She showed me a sample unit and I loved the industrial look of it. Also I was surprised as to how heavy the unit is. We tested it out in the store and I immediately noticed the big jambox was much louder then the sound link. There was also no rattle, just the sound of crisp highs, pronounced mids, and well, as far as the low end I will say you hear notes probably down to 50 hz but, nothing much lower. Heck, in a unit this size, I was absolutely amazed with the performance it was delivering! I must say that I love this thing, all the way down to how they boxed it up. Another good thing about it is how inconspicuous it looks, I doubt many people will know the true value of this thing which is a good deterrent to possible thieves. That is until they hear how good this thing is... Bluetooth quality has been good with no issue. Battery life is amazing. I just want to end by saying that the big jambox makes me smile every time I turn it on. It makes me feel good knowing that I own such an amazing product. Oh, and don't be surprised when it starts talking to you :)

    274 of 285 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.

    241 of 249 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

    BIG JAMBOX powerhouse!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Just got a BIG a couple days ago, and it is awesome. Just as beautiful as the original, but slightly BIGGER. I charged up and it played all weekend and then some. At max volume it is too loud for my apartment, but I was able to take big on a road trip over the weekend and it was totally loud enough for a post softball bbq with about 20 people rocking out to pandora/itunes. I love it and I love my jambox. I haven't seen the carry case but, I will probably buy that too. I also looked at Bose, but decided for the money Jawbone has the edge it battery life and BIG also the X factor. Tons of people asked me about. I think the sound quality is great, I listen to a lot of indie dance, and 90' hip hop...bass is great, mid range is sharp and vocals actually sound really clear. You can't go wrong with this, I wish I had got one a month ago...missed a lot of post game BBQ's and a few volley ball games!!

    Plus if you watch movies or tv shows on your ipad...you absolutely need to get a BIG Jambox!!!

    54 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound - fickle paring

    • Written by from Tega Cay

    The Big JAMBOX has amazing sound at all sound levels. There is no need to play the device at the maximum level as 3/4 volume will fill any good size room. The battery life is incredible; it takes 2 and half hours to charge and will play all day. The only negatives I have to say about the box are the initial pairing and the speaker phone quality. The initial pairing on the iPhone and MacBook took awhile to set up. I almost thought the box was bad before I got a success pairing. Now the pairing occurs quickly. I have to pair my MacBook and iPhone after power shut downs. The speakerphone quality is fantastic on my end by the far end people complain about the voice quality. I'll will still keep trying as it could have been bad phone connections. Is it worth $300? I would put the value at $250 but for the extra $50 I’m still happy.
    Overall, it is a great sounding box! I know you will enjoy it once you get.

    44 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound for Bluetooth or wireless.....

    • Written by from Jamaica

    I can't say enough about this unit. I use it when I road bike. I have it strapped on my back pack and it sounds great. People can never seem to realize where the sound is coming from at first and when they do they are amazed at the size and the sound. When I'm in the yard it gives me the sound I like so can appreciate my music. Best of all the battery life is outstanding. You need to hear it to really appreciate it....

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Packs a punch

    • Written by

    Impressed with its clarity and how big the sound is. Also it's a breeze to setup, so if you have multiple devices you want to use with it, you can pair those in no time at all.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great Sound from Small Form Factor

    • Written by from Westpymble

    I visited SFO Apple Store during my visit there. I was originally intending to buy B&W Zep Mini or something similar. I tried this new big Jambox and wow I was quite amazed by how capable it was. It was not same level of boom and richness as B&W Zep Mini(which is not on display or on sale any more btw). But its bass was ample(kind that feels like it is coming from deep underneath) but not too much and surprisingly its treble still had clarity maintained. I was mainly sold on later part. Bluetooth did not suffer any kind of signal alteration. Battery life is ultra long... I use about 1-2 hours per day and have not charged since I bought it(it's been about 7 days...). I think if you only use intermittently it will probably last a good two weeks... One gripe is that updating system is done through web browser and it does not work very well but not a big problem.

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that impressed

    • Written by from Montreal

    Having the smaller Jambox it did not seem like that huge of a step up.
    I was expecting higher quality of sound but never got it. It was just louder, not better that the smaller one.
    Price per performance also does not align with the size and the sound it emits.
    The original JamBox is amazing, but I cannot say the same for this one.

    55 of 82 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

    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

    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

    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.

    21 of 27 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

    Simply the best

    • Written by from Nashville

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

    13 of 13 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

    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

  • 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