Reviews and Problems with Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker
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Awesome...for about 20 seconds!
Lindsey C., Amazon
6 June 2014
Summary: I ordered this for my husband after much research and reading reviews that claimed how much better it was than Beats By Dre or Bose. He opened it on his birthday, set it up and it literally played for maybe 20 seconds before cutting out. From that point it would only play at an extremely low muffle. We were able to return it to the seller, but am still waiting for a refund. Hassle!
Summary: Speakers are not mangoes. Do you really think a company like Jawbone is going to sell their high-end speakers in "Bulk packaging". "Bulk packaging", for the uninitiated, means you're not getting the retail box. The retail box, in my opinion, is a pretty big safeguard against getting used, refurbished, or counterfeit devices. I assume we should just take this seller's word for it that these speakers aren't refurbished or phony. Of course, when I got mine, it didn't work.
Summary: The speaker is horrible. To sum up a long review this has horrible sound quality. It is very quite and the size is very small. A speaker which i paid £15 for is louder and better quality it is called the HMDX Jam Wireless Speaker. It is amazing compared to this at £90 cheaper.
Summary: I had to return the Jambox because the sound was crackly at best when the device was plugged in and when it was connected by Bluetooth, the sound was barely audible. We may have just got a bad unit or there was damage during shipping but we upgraded to another brand.
Summary: I bought this on the advice of a friend. Initially it seemed great but after a few months it packed up and never worked again. I have heard that several friends have had a similar experience. It seems that these devices have a very short life expectancy.
Summary: I got this model as an impetuous purchase at an airport. Talk about act in haste repent at your leisure! Of course the unit has a better dynamic range than my laptop, The problem is that it's actually quieter than my laptop. To get any kind of benefit from it you have to perch it on your shoulder like a parrot. Thoroughly ticked off at the waste of ninety quid.
Summary: Thought I had a really good device but discovered it had a known fault after my device dropped off a surface by accident due to the vibration. It still worked but would not charge as I damaged the usb charging hub. I contacted Jawbone customer services regarding repair and willing to pay for it as it was accidental damage. I was informed that they cannot repair it and would not replace it as it was my fault.
Summary: Do not waste your money on this poorly built speaker. Tried for 20 minutes to get it to work with the Bluetooth link. When it did connect the sound quality is awful. Tried it with the cable to see if that would work better. Sadly not. This item should be sold for a £10 then you would not feel ripped off! Have sent it back to amazon and will hopefully get a full refund.
Summary: For a bluetooth speaker, the bluetooth is pretty terrible. It will work when the audio jack is plugged in, but when you try to connect via bluetooth it won't work. Seems the default mode is audio jack and it doesn't register when the input is removed.