Summary: It works well. Was desiring louder sound, but works well around the yard , and at the beach. Light weight. No complaints really.. Just being cheap with my star rating. Keep in mind. For the money you spend on this device..Its really not bad. But don't plan on rocking the neighborhood.
Summary: Purchased this bluetooth speaker to play Pandora music at work, streaming it from my tablet. I had not had the chance to preview it anywhere prior to purchase, but felt the Yamaha reputation should make a pretty good speaker. Upon opening the box, I was a little surprised at the rather large size of the portable speaker. Yet the weight of the speaker was very light--I became suspicious that the lightweight magnet would not produce good bass.
Summary: I've had Yamaha products since the 70's and I thought the sound quality would be a little better. I use this for a exercise class and even at full volume it's not loud enough or is slightly distorted. Goes through batteries a lot and shuts off by itself when on batteries. Thinking of sending it back.
Summary: I own several Yamaha products, from very old computer speakers to live sound products and musical instruments and something I was not expecting is a bad quality construction, at least the one I bought, resonates at certain frequencies created by the lows and something inside vibrates.
Summary: Surprisingly light weight. I expected it to be more subtantial. That said, this Yamaha speaker has VERY high-quality sound (for it's size) at low to medium volume levels. Try to make it play loud enough for a backyard party (which is what I bought it for), and it struggles. The sound quality deteriorates, and I feared I might blow the speaker, so had to turn it down.
Summary: Good indoor sound but lacking if you want to use it while working or outdoors. Also, it takes up quite a bit of space. Otherwise, it's a simple design and has excellent sound quality which I have come to expect from a Yamaha product.