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The Crasher by JLab Loud Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 18 Hour Battery - Miami Purple - Mint by Review Summary ,  Sep 10, 2015

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The Crasher by JLab Loud Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 18 Hour Battery - Miami Purple / Mint
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 260 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Design5.0   above average
Battery4.7   above average
Size4.7   above average
Portable4.6   average
Quality4.6   above average
Speaker4.6   above average
Sound4.5   above average
Audio4.4   above average
Connection4.4   above average
Price4.4   average
Loud4.3   average
Charging4.1   above average
Music4.1   average
Bluetooth4.0   average
Volume3.9   average


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Audio

Audio:
"A caveat to the Bluetooth connection is audio lag that seems to be inherent with any Bluetooth audo device."
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"HOWEVER- and this may be reason enough to return the whole thing and forget about it- the problem I'm having is that every few minutes or so, there is a 1-2 second drop on the audio."
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"I am very picky about my audio quality and this speaker sounds good."
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"Audio quality is great if you're not an audiophile."
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"By far the best audio device I've ever had."
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"Bottom line: This is a very nice speaker and you will be happy with it as long as you have electricity and an audio cable."
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"The audio quality is great."
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Battery

Battery:
"I have had terrible luck with the Jlab Crasher and battery life."
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"Its portable, durable and the battery lasts for a ridiculous amount of time."
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"With the battery almost dead, this has charged my phone to more than 50% while playing music the whole time."
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"Its portable, durable and the battery lasts for a ridiculous amount of time."
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"Never had one issue connecting- Battery life is relatively good."
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"My Crasher has been ran over and thrown out of a two story building onto concrete to attest to its advertised durability, and the battery can last up to 3 days with sporadic use! "
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"the battery last for ever and sound is great"
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"Battery last a good 18 hours as advertised."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"Comes with a nice carrying pouchCons- Terrible bluetooth range."
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"I contacted Jlab and they were sure there was a problem with the Bluetooth and since I had just received to return for replacement, which I did."
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"So to sum up yes I love this speaker, I am disappointed in the Bluetooth."
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"I might have given this product five stars, but the only negative I can find is the Bluetooth distance limitation."
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"I also use it to amplify my laptop, which has no bluetooth through the use of the supplied cable, Beware that the reach appears somewhat limited and susceptible to obstacles."
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"I was very surprised to see it had a subwoofer in the unit also, the specs, and advertisement, did not tell you about that very good added feature, that many other Bluetooth Speaker systems have."
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"Phone portion is awful, and you normally have to reset it to link to Bluetooth, but the speaker is great! "
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"Nice Bluetooth speaker :-)"
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"Comes with a nice carrying pouchCons- Terrible bluetooth range."
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"Pros- Very easy connectivity using Bluetooth devices."
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"The battery lasts long and charges quick, the Bluetooth works well and the phone is alright and close distances,"
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Charging

Charging:
"As an added bonus, if you are done listening for the day, or if you want some last minute jams but your phone is dead, the jambox will literally CHARGE YOUR PHONE!"
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"When I got this it wouldn't charge and would not even good the charge let alone turn on at all."
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"Upon receipt I tried to fully charge the device, but more than 24 hours later, the red led charging indicator light, failed to turn green to indicate the unit was fully charged."
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"Only have to charge it 2 or 3 times a week at the office- Looks good."
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"easy to charge, slick looking."
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"The built in battery option to charge your phone is pretty nifty."
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"Best for the money, loud, and can also be used to charge electronics."
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"I am able to use it and go over a week without charging it."
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Color

Color:
"On the other hand, I received the wrong color."
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"I love the purple and green colors."
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"Love the color could be louder."
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"Was very happy with the product and color."
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"I'm sure not everyone goes for bright purple, and they do have more neutral colors, but I liked that the option was there for something a little more interesting."
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"On a less-functional more superficial level I love the colors and like that JLab is doing something different from the all-black or all-white stereos that seem to be everywhere."
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Connection

Connection:
"From the very start, it wasn't connecting well with my phone even when the phone was only 20-30 feet away."
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"A caveat to the Bluetooth connection is audio lag that seems to be inherent with any Bluetooth audo device."
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"The sound quality is good, connection is good.. but the volume is very poor."
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"This one has a great connection and has no delay."
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"Never had one issue connecting- Battery life is relatively good."
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"Pros- Very easy connectivity using Bluetooth devices."
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"Nice bass, loud volume, nice design, fast connection and long battery life"
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Design

Design:
"Nice bass, loud volume, nice design, fast connection and long battery life"
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"Great, rugged design."
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"Good sound but definitely needs more power the battery life is good and the design and quality of the device is good"
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"It has a great battery, and durable and good looking design, and can charge your phones."
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"The design also looks very good."
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Loud

Loud:
"My only complaint is that I wish it were louder only because diesel trucks are loud anyway and they tend to drown out the sound when both doors are open on my truck."
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"I like it but the volume is not that loud as the described and the the up and down volume it doesn't work that great"
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"Sound from Crasher is OK, but compared to Soundbrick it's not as clear, not as loud and bass is sub-par."
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"Anyone that says it doesn't sound good or isn't loud enough probably hasn't compared it to many other speakers this size."
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"Pros: Diminutive size, sound quality is great (decent bass), and volume is plenty loud especially considering its small size."
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"If all U care about Iz clear sound this Iz good 4 U (if U don't want it loud) if U want excellent sound & loud az heck...U want the ue mini boom!"
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"Great little speaker, but not very loud."
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"The quality of the sound is amazing, you dont have to play it loud to hear everything cristal clear."
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Music

Music:
"I needed something to hear music in my dep, instead of crappy notebook speakers."
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"With the battery almost dead, this has charged my phone to more than 50% while playing music the whole time."
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"This is very annoying but you don't really notice it while you're playing music unless you are listening at a very low volume."
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"Doesn't charge the phones too fast or long, but if your phone dies when streaming music via bluetooth, its dead enough anyway :)It seems to last quite a while on a charge at full volume, but not the full 12 hours it should."
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"Really good sound for the average music loving person."
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"Great for beach music and a little Jack Johnson! "
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"I bought this little music box a while ago and it still works great."
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"excellent for skiing with music at same time."
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"Music and video sound has good highs and lows!"
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Portable

Portable:
"Its portable, durable and the battery lasts for a ridiculous amount of time."
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"Its portable, durable and the battery lasts for a ridiculous amount of time."
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"Best portable speaker I ever owned."
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"This one is the most portable, easiest to pair up, and the loudest for its size."
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"I've purchased the JBL Flip which is considered the best portable bluetooth speaker under $100, which I must say is correct."
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"The Crasher by JLab is a cute, ultra portable Bluetooth speaker."
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Price

Price:
"It sounded terrible compared to others in the same price range."
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"Not that it's a poor speaker but I either buy something really cheap that I don't mind being lost stolen damaged, or something really good like the Bose."
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"Not only the price is great, but the sound that delivers is just magnificent."
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"bass is not that great but for the price you can not beat it."
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"Don't waste your money on something more expensive but doesn't work as well."
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"The suggested retail price of $150 is completely absurd."
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"Decent speakers considering how small they are and for the price."
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"For the price and size, it's great! "
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"Literally no complaints nothing but love...worth the money i spent...it looks way cooler in person i swear and sounds even better...this comes with a highly recommendation"
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"For the price, it's a great buy."
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"this speaker is pretty good for the money, doesn't have a lot of throw though, quality gets iffy when at full volume but is over all a good room filler."
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Quality

Quality:
"Small and looks cute, but the sound quality is terrible."
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"Nice size, little disappointed in sound quality.."
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"It may not be the best on the market in terms of sound quality, but the build quality is excellent."
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"As for the hiss that others report, it is there, but not enough to make me frustrated with the quality of sound that is being produced."
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"I've had this unit for the past few months and the sound quality isn't as good as others(fake reviewers) are claiming it to be."
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"Came with a carrying bag and the sound quality is great."
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"The sound quality is fantastic for the size."
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"I am very picky about my audio quality and this speaker sounds good."
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"Pros: Diminutive size, sound quality is great (decent bass), and volume is plenty loud especially considering its small size."
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"The sound quality is good, connection is good.. but the volume is very poor."
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Range

Range:
"Comes with a nice carrying pouchCons- Terrible bluetooth range."
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"It sounded terrible compared to others in the same price range."
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"Comes with a nice carrying pouchCons- Terrible bluetooth range."
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"Syncs up quickly and has great range."
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"Sound had great clarity and range from highs to lows."
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"Good range too, about 20-25 feet."
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"But overall I am happy with the speaker and would recommend it especially if you can get it at the $60 or so range."
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Size

Size:
"Small and looks cute, but the sound quality is terrible."
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"Nice size, little disappointed in sound quality.."
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"Comparatively the Crasher has tiny buttons on the side of the unit along with several other small buttons that just don't make it easy to change volume without picking up the Crasher."
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"The sound quality is fantastic for the size."
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"Pros: Diminutive size, sound quality is great (decent bass), and volume is plenty loud especially considering its small size."
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"Small and looks cute, but the sound quality is terrible."
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"Decent speakers considering how small they are and for the price."
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"sounds great for its size"
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Sound

Sound:
"Small and looks cute, but the sound quality is terrible."
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"If I walk around the corner of my office (less than 20 feet) the signal will start cutting out- Sound is pretty mediocre."
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"Nice size, little disappointed in sound quality.."
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"Bass may be a little weak, but this is a very good sounding unit!"
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"I did not expect the great sounds it can make."
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"It may not be the best on the market in terms of sound quality, but the build quality is excellent."
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"Came with a carrying bag and the sound quality is great."
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"The sound is excellent and it easily lasts the 10 hours."
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"The sound quality is fantastic for the size."
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"Great sound."
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"I am very picky about my audio quality and this speaker sounds good."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"With excellent sound, simple pairing on my android and apple devices, I can't recommend this speaker enough."
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"I needed something to hear music in my dep, instead of crappy notebook speakers."
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"The problem is that i was in a party, and someone got out a pair of crappy 5 bucks speakers, that had MORE VOLUME."
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"So to sum up yes I love this speaker, I am disappointed in the Bluetooth."
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"Good speaker, but not the best."
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"I was very surprised to see it had a subwoofer in the unit also, the specs, and advertisement, did not tell you about that very good added feature, that many other Bluetooth Speaker systems have."
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"Phone portion is awful, and you normally have to reset it to link to Bluetooth, but the speaker is great! "
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"I am very picky about my audio quality and this speaker sounds good."
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"This is a nice little speaker with lots of extra functions."
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"Decent speakers considering how small they are and for the price."
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"Nice Bluetooth speaker :-)"
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Volume

Volume:
"The problem is that i was in a party, and someone got out a pair of crappy 5 bucks speakers, that had MORE VOLUME."
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"I like it but the volume is not that loud as the described and the the up and down volume it doesn't work that great"
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"I was a bit worried about the volume, but this little brick really performs."
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"Comparatively the Crasher has tiny buttons on the side of the unit along with several other small buttons that just don't make it easy to change volume without picking up the Crasher."
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"At a maximum volume, it's not all that great."
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"Now for the negatives:- The volume!"
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"Pros: Diminutive size, sound quality is great (decent bass), and volume is plenty loud especially considering its small size."
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"The sound quality is good, connection is good.. but the volume is very poor."
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"It's tough, compact, and has decent volume and sound quality."
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"this speaker is pretty good for the money, doesn't have a lot of throw though, quality gets iffy when at full volume but is over all a good room filler."
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"Can get pretty loud if you max it and your phone volume out."
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