AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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The BTV-1 is a serious steal compared to comparable units like the JBL Flip and Jawbone Jambox, offering similar quality sound for noticeably less money. While the BTV-1 doesn't have quite as much bass as its similarly priced competitors, it produces similar overall sound quality with a very usable microphone and elegant design that one might not expect from a budget-oriented product, especially considering the appearance of similarly priced units. Bass performance does improve when the bass radiator on the back of the unit has something to reflect against.

The BTV-1 actually looks rather classy, and I would not feel at all ashamed of using it for a business conference call. The sound is fairly full despite having lesser bass compared to the JBL Flip, with a bit of emphasis in the lower midrange and very respectable levels of detail. The grain and occasional midrange harshness of the HDMX Jam Plus is totally absent here, and its larger size seems to lend a hand in instrument separation which is much better than the Jam. It also plays considerably louder than the Jam. Its not quite as compact, and is double the price, but if $30 and ultra a portability don't mean the world to you, the BTV-1 trumps the HDMX in terms of sound quality and is much better looking. Amazon Basics has another winner here!Rating: 4.5/5

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