So to be clear I am writing this review from the perspective of someone who specifically wanted 2 of these to pair as true stereo. Individual speaker quality would get 5 stars.
So I am not sure what the products claim of true stereo is suppose to represent but if you are expecting to be able to pair two of these speakers and expect distinct left channel/ right channel audio that is not what you will get. When the two speakers pair they both just play equal sound. There is no distinct channel separation. I don't know if perhaps mine are not malfunctioning but I have tested with channel isolation application and they do not work that way.
That being said, dont expect "Wireless Dual Pairing for a Theater Experience" as stated in the "From the manufacturer". Theater experiences isolate channels. These do not.
This sounds just ok. Not better than my JBL that I found brand new at Goodwill for $40 bucks the bass doesn’t hit as hard as my JBL and the sound isn’t as rich. For me this one was more hype than it deserved. I should have just purchased the one from Sams club for the same price. At least then I could have returned without worrying about shipping. I absolutely do not like the annoying look of the huge up/down volume totally childish and unnecessary looking.
Good sound and easy to connect. Somewhat larger and heavier than I thought, so not as portable to just throw into a shoulder bag as I thought. Still a very nice product based upon how you want to use it. I think there is a smaller one also available.
I'm picky when it comes to sound. I've listened to many and this one makes me happy. Brought it on for a long trip and it made the events fun. That being said, the battery never lasted anywhere near the 20 hours as claimed. More like 4-5 hours, which is very disappointing as it takes forever to charge it up again. Making the matter worse is this speaker doesn't show battery level in the phone (most other blue-tooth speakers do). Maybe I have a faulty product but it's over 30 days so can't replace to find out.
I purchased this speaker after watching Clavinejunkie's review and receiving a 40% off intro offer. I must admit that I have more than 10 different bluetooth speakers including speakers such as Bose Soundlink and Mini 2, JBL Xtreme, Charge 2 and 3, JBL Flip 4, Sony SRSX55, SRS XB 20's and 30's, Harmon Kardon G0 + Play, and several others. I purchased this speaker mainly to see if it could live up to the high praise from Oluv. Here are my thoughts...
At first I was very happy and really wanted it to be something special. After a couple of months of use, the sound is just not right. I just picked up a black Friday deal on a UE Megaboom. When comparing these two speakers, there is simply no comparison. The X Boom has a strange overall sound where the Megaboom is very clean and clear. The X Boom somewhat compares to the JBL Flip 4, but not to the Megaboom. It looks nice and seems to be well made, but the sound is sort of distorted and just is not clear.
If you and pick up a MegaBoom for $99 like I did, definitely buy it over this speaker. I paid like $40 for the Mega Boom which is about right. I would not buy it again. I will never use it except where it may be abused due to conditions. Buy a better speaker.