Bigger is not always better, right? This is a fairly old adage, and while it is true for many things, everything included, it is anything but the case for Jawbone. And good thing, because their Big Jambox, which costs $ 250, seems better than the first, perhaps more than twice as good.
The first Jawbone Jambox was kind of a game changer. Make no mistake. There had been several best high – Bluetooth speakers before, but Jawbone has done just the production of an almost complete range of sound, especially low you could actually feel even when you turned on the little high – speaker. His prowess was further battery life of 10 hours and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a headphone input so you can listen on almost any smartphone. It was there over 2 years now, and since a number of competitors have emerged with built – in speakers that sound similar if not better. Some of them include ruggedized Philips Shoqbox Soulmate and Jabra (review coming).
So to stay competitive Jawbone released the Big Jambox. The design is almost a carbon copy of the original Jambox, but is adding a PAIR button – the first iteration used the power switch to achieve this – as well as track and play buttons. Volume and headphone input continues in the Big Jambox, and a charging port / power, which sets alternative to using the microUSB port. And while the Big Jambox not measure quite twice the size of the original Jambox, it is more than twice as heavy (2.7lbs vs.) 12 ounces and costs $ 100 more.
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So that begs the question is the Big Jambox twice as good as his brother? Better. I’m not sure I could quantify multiple, but acoustically the Big Jambox mini version beats several times. The soundstage is much, much larger, and the mediums, which are embedded in the original Jambox are fully available for your consumption. The Big Jambox is also stronger, at least twice, if not three.
By default, ships Big Jambox with something called LiveAudio society. The technology is designed for immersing yourself in the sound, as if you were there, but it is probably a similar experiment using a headset. Disabling the function is as simple as holding down the + and – volume until you hear an audio message. When active, it is easier to distinguish between different instruments, but with this amplitude is reduced by about 20%.
Like the original Jambox, the Big Jambox seems to be tough. I’m not throwing it down a staircase, but in my hands it felt extremely well built, like she was a piece of metal.
And not for nothing the Big Jambox rocks an autonomy of 15 hours against 10 hours of the Jambox. It is important to note that the batteries are very consistent with the law derogatory yields. In this case, a more powerful way Jambox stronger the less battery life, proportionally speaking of course. Charge this unit will take some time, however, I do not measure actual specification because it is difficult.
As with the previous Jambox, and like many other Bluetooth speakers, there is a built-in microphone for making phone calls hands free. I am pleased to report that the Big Jambox speaker feature works beautifully with the corresponding reports crystal clear sound at the other end with the integrated echo cancelation.
So to be honest, I’m torn. The Big Jambox sounds significantly better than his younger brother and older. However, relatively speaking the Big Jambox is not nearly as mobile as it weighs more than twice, and nearly twice as great extent. The original Jambox was not in a bag that charges or backpack, where the presence of the Big Jambox is widely evident. But as with any product, there are always caveats. And in this case, the size of Big Jambox is more worthy and legitimate set guard, especially since the audio quality is far superior to the original Jambox and other Bluetooth speakers that are available today.
Bottom Line: the Big Jambox is one of the best high – sounding portable Bluetooth speaker you can buy today.