Where you place this speaker will have a huge impact on its sound quality. Out in the open, sound quality will be fair, but place it in the corner on a kitchen countertop, it really comes to life. This will greatly increase deep bass. I also use it in my bathroom which has the vanity recessed into the wall giving the speaker five sides to reflect the sound and it sounds incredible. It easily exceeds my expectations from such a small portable speaker. The MaxBoom delivers nice rich sound and even exceptional bass when placed in a good location. All these small, inexpensive portable speakers are not going to replace a home hifi system, and anyone expecting that will be greatly disappointed. To get that kind of sound you will have spend considerably more money and sacrifice the portability of a 20oz speaker you can slip into a backpack/purse or suitcase, it will even fit in a large jacket pocket. Build quality is excellent and I have not had any significant issues with Bluetooth connectivity. Its been quick and reliable, though there is a bit of lag/delay syncing with video. So that may be an issue for some of you. But many Bluetooth speakers do this, not just this one. I have not had a problem with battery life, but I don't allow it to get low enough to not function anymore. If I use it for several hours in one day, I simply recharge it that evening. However, if you know that it will be in use for a very long period of time and you want to be sure the battery won't die, you can connect a portable battery powerpack while in use and it will play for days if you want. Just be warned, it will no longer be waterproof while doing this as the charging port cover needs to be securely closed to make it waterproof! And customer service that actually responds! I emailed Tribit with a concern about the product and they got back to me within 36 hours. I won't purchase anything from a company that I know has poor customer service regardless of the cost of the product and how good people claim the product is. But a company that stands behind the quality of their products and values their customers, I'll be a returning customer. I anxious to see what new products Tribit develops in the future.
I love to listen to music almost all the time and I wanted a bluetooth speaker which is not too costly but with best sound quality. I was using Tribit Sound Go before buying this XBOOM. By the time it got released, I was surprised by the reviews about its sound quality and the Bass boost and even viewed some youtube videos about this speaker. Then I decided to give a try and as soon as opened the box, I was suprised how good it feels in hand and the the sound quality from this speaker is amazing. The sound is full and it has a deep low which most of the speakers in this range lack and to say in a single word, Its Perfect!!!