Reviews and Problems with Soundmatters FoxL v2 / FoxL v2 Bluetooth / FoxL v2 Platinum
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Over-hyped! get a TDK a33 instead!
punk man, Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: I care about audio quality and I do not expect much from a bluetooth speaker. I bought a few small speakers intending to use the aux-in (bluetooth audio quality sucks!) for listening to music while I do yard work, or if I have people over for a BBQ. I bought a Soundmatters FOXL, JBL Charge, and a TDK a33, intending to return all but the one I liked the most. The Soundmatters didn't get loud enough for my small yard, and it distorted too easily.
Summary: For a cyclists, this speaker is a waste of time. I gave it two stars because it sounds pretty good at low volumes. So if you want high quality sounds from a very compact speaker to play softly in a quiet room, this speaker is fine. But I purchased this specifically to listen to music while cycling, and this speaker doesn't even come close to playing loud enough to hear outside while cycling.
Summary: Did want to like but: paired with a iPhone 4S through a JayBird uSport apt-x adapter, the foxL-v2 emitted a low-pitched humming noise while no music was playing, and a mild background hiss when playing. The sound was less detailed than other non-apt-x bluetooth speakers we use. Returned.
Summary: After having done a ton of research on bluetooth speakers, I decided to go with the soundmatters foxLv2 bluetooth loudspeaker system. Not being quite as expensive as the Bose version, this seemed ideal. I am returning this now and have decided to get fork over the extra bucks for the Bose bluetooth speakers. The soundmatters kept dropping my bluetooth connection.
Summary: I'm sorry folks. I really wanted to like this product but I was disappointed. Sure it does a reasonable job at creating the illusion of full spectrum sound, but in the end something has to give. It won't get loud enough to fill a small room. By the time it comes close the little drivers and cabinet start showing strain and the bass becomes boxy and lacks definition. That is a lot of money for that kind of fidelity.
Summary: These are 4W speakers, and they produce 4W of sound, they're impressively bassy, highs distort very quickly, so they're only useable at low-volumes. They're not audiophile-grade. They're very impressive for the size, but they're not a miracle (like so many reviews online will say). My biggest gripe is all of the over-exaggerated reviews. The ONLY IMPRESSIVE FEATURE IS THE SIZE; yes it sounds impressive for the size, but it's not impressive sound overall.