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Pure  Jongo S3
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Pure Jongo S3

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Overall 8

Pure Jongo S3

4 October 2014
  • Summary: The Pure Jongo S3 is a great little gizmo for the price, especially since it pulls double duty as a portable speaker away from the mains: if you just want a way to stream your music collection in one room or the garden, this is it.
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Pure Jongo S3 and Jongo T2 Review

25 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Pure's Jongo system is certainly ambitious, and the company has progressively been adding to the services side, with Pure Music and NAS support, in addition to new speaker models.
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Overall 7

Jongo S3 review: Wireless speaker is flexible but offers unimpressive sound

15 November 2013
  • Summary: The Pure Jongo S3 offers portability and flexibility in the form of Wi-Fi, wired, and Bluetooth connectivity, but its multi-room and Wi-Fi capabilities are limited as is its fidelity.
  • Pros: Offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wired connectivity., Battery allows you to take it with you., Can create stereo pairs with two units.
  • Cons: No support for common music services over Wi-Fi., Wi-Fi setup is a bit clumsy., Unimpressive sound.
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Overall 4

Review: Pure Jongo A2 and S3

12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The promise of multi-room audio is a bit like what goes unsaid in a political stump speech. “I promise to improve your life, even if I have to gloss over occasional problems.” We all keep listening, though, because who doesn’t want a better life — not to mention multi-room audio?
  • Pros: Interchangeable grilles in different colors let you match your personality or playlist with your speaker, if that’s your thing. Nice deep bass compliments of an extra 3.5-inch driver on the top of the S3.
  • Cons: Sketchy Wi-Fi connection makes us nostalgic for the boombox. Sound quality can’t compete with wireless audio leader Sonos. Confusing setup and rough mobile apps. Pure Connect streaming service has not reached critical mass.
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Overall 6

Pure Jongo S3

PC Magazine
2 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The Pure Jongo S3 is a functional, inexpensive Wi-Fi-capable speaker for multi-room setups, but if you just want a single music box there are better Bluetooth models out there.
  • Pros: Supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Pleasantly loud.
  • Cons: Bass tends to distort at higher volumes. Wi-Fi app is very limited.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics Move over Sonos - there’s a new player on the music streaming scene. With the Pure Jongo S3, the British company is trying its hand at multi-room audio in your home that won’t break the bank. Can this little streaming speaker change the way you listen to music? Let’s find out.
  • Pros: Wireless music is meant to be convenient, but set up rarely is. Thankfully, that’s not the case with the Pure Jongo S3, which couldn’t be easier to hook up to your network. Just plug it in, follow the simple steps and you’ll be streaming music stored on your tablet or tuning into internet radio s...
  • Cons: We said it filled small rooms with sound, but inevitably for something so small, it’ll struggle to do more than that. Despite Pure’s claims of 360 degree sound, the Jongo S3 still sounds like it’s coming from the corner of any reasonably sized living room - for this reason also, it doesn’t really...
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Overall 8

Pure Digital Jongo S3 (pair)

What Hi-Fi?
19 May 2014
  • Conclusion: A decent, flexible stereo system, but class rivals offer a more insightful performance
  • Pros: Strong, dynamic sound, Portability, Battery life, Compact, durable and smart design
  • Cons: Needs a dose of clarity and subtlety, Rivals are more refined, App can be a little fiddly
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Jongo S3 wireless speaker is flexible but offers unimpressive sound

PC World
5 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Thanks to the growing popularity of AirPlay , and wireless speakers from the likes of Sonos , multi-room audio is finding its way into an increasing number of homes. Pure, a company largely known for its Internet-radio and iPod/iPhone-dock products, is a relative newcomer to this business with its...
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Overall 7

Pure Jongo S3 review

Pocket Lint
20 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Our biggest beef with the Jongo S3 is that they're expensive, and don't really sound as good as some other Bluetooth speakers. There's nothing awful about the sound, it's just a little less rounded than most speakers and the low-end lacks. That said, the convenience is great.
  • Pros: Compact, stylish, lots of great features, good battery life
  • Cons: Sound quality lacks a certain something, fairly expensive
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Overall 7

Pure Jongo S3

Trusted Reviews
1 December 2013
  • Summary: A seriously versatile, seriously colourful wireless speaker.
  • Pros: Detailed treble, Good tonal balance at low volume, Versatile
  • Cons: Pure sound-per-pound equation is tough, Bluetooth only half-integrated, Expensive
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