Summary: I've been using this speaker for the past 7 months. It's perfect. The price was very reasonable, it's compact, the rubber coating makes it easy to grip and carry, it looks good, battery life is good, and it sounds fantastic for its size. Bass and drum sounds are easily heard. Unfortunately, due to the small speaker size you won't feel them thump. Sound quality is clear with no harshness or distortion.
Summary: Having owned a similarly sized competitor (Jambox), i have a means of comparison here. The sound on this one is substandard. The volume buttons need to be held down several seconds for there to be significant change. The charging (through the computer's USB port) is a pain. And when I got a phone call through the thing I was unable to take it (thus losing the call). Suffice to say, I've passed this one along to my son and got my Jambox back.
Summary: I purchased the A.M.P. SP1 after extensively researching mid-sized Bluetooth speakers for use with audiobook playback. One of the most annoying things that I found when considering a speaker’s use for that purpose, is how many of the available models shut off when they don’t receive active audio for a few minutes. Not when the Bluetooth connection actually drops, but when there’s mere silence.
Summary: Easy to operate. Retains battery for good length of use and charges easily and quickly. Good sound quality. Easy to answer phone when call comes through as it becomes a speaker phone. Nice looking sitting on the shelf in my craft room. I use it constantly!
Great speaker! Not the loudest thing in the world though.
17 July 2014
Summary: Great size, battery life, and style. I only wish it was louder. We took it along with us on a week long bike ride. It was so nice to be able to put together a playlist and have this little guy keep us motivated. However, if there's much mind or you're riding kind of fast, you can't hear it. Works great if you're boating or just need something for a picnic.
Summary: I had hoped to solve two problems with this device, and it did solve one and a half of them. First, I use my smart phone for work, and most of my calls require that I keep notes on my laptop, making holding the phone to my ear inconvenient. Therefore, I usually use the speaker phone option; but, that has difficulties. My Samsung SGIII will do many tricks, but its speaker is tinny and some voices are indistinct.