Reviews and Problems with Soundmatters FoxL v2 / FoxL v2 Bluetooth / FoxL v2 Platinum
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Love the sound, Hate the Pairing
Robert Shah, Amazon
1 August 2013
Summary: I love the speaker, and the sound it produce it truly amazing. Unfortunately the pairing issue for me, was totally unacceptable. Every time, I tried to use it, it went through the pairing procedures which in other speakers, I own (Bose), is so easy, but on this one, it is very very difficult, and complicated.
After all the revies online I expected a little more...
29 July 2013
Summary: Well, I probably hyped myself up over this device a little too much before I got it. I was expecting some amazing sound quality and battery life. First, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to sound quality so take that with a grain of salt. I bought this because at the time it was one of the only devices that supported aptX Bluetooth streaming. I really hate the sound quality of Bluetooth devices.
Summary: For the money, I was expecting to be blown away. I wasn't. The mids and highs are decent, there are no lows; the speakers are simply too small to create them. When the volume was turned up, they distorted terribly. All of these glowing reviews stating these are simply the best portable speakers on the market are inaccurate. I felt the Jambox had better fidelity and less distortion. Additionally, the Big Jambox blows this thing away in all aspects of sound.
Summary: I read the glowing reviews on this thing from a lot of sources including CNET and am dissapointed in this thing. I've had mine for 8 months or so and paid 200 so the value for the dollar now is better but I was expecting something that would be on par with a pair of garage speakers and these are not. The bluetooth can also be a bit flaky. I've had good success pairing with android phones and some laptops but not a blackberry which paired fine with other devices.
Summary: I'm not a particularly musical person; I don't have the ear to tell you what's wrong with the sound coming out of this little box. I just know I am too aware of the quality problems to get lost in the music. I think its fine, like if I were a dance instructor and I needed my music to be small and portable it would be fine for that.
Summary: I bought the Soundmatters foxLv2 based upon all the glowing reviews, so maybe my expectations were too high. Decent bass for the size, but the speaker is tiny and you can't defy the laws of physics, you can only bend them. While I didn't take any acoustic measurements, the speaker is seriously lacking in weight in the mid-bass, giving the sound a very thin overall sound. There is also a veil of distortion in the midrange and treble.
Summary: Well, i have to say--and i hate to say it--but i'm disappointed. Maybe because i read so many glowing reviews, i was expecting too much. Maybe my ears have become too critical over years of listening. But to my ears, the foxl sounds THIN, particularly in midrange frequencies. It has the ummph of the bass, and somewhat-detailed highs, but not a fullness of even sound (flat frequency response), or warmth.