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Jabra Soulmate Max: slick but priceyThe Soulmate Max is a likeable portable Bluetooth speaker with an impressive design and feature set, but it simply doesn't sound as good it should for $400.
I'm David Carnoy and I'm here with the job are solely Macs this is the Jumbo sized version. Of job -- is sneaker inspired Bluetooth speaker. And this is actually a quite a bit bigger speaker it has. To -- first and two tweeters as well as the bass radiator it's a pretty big speaker has decent sound. It delivers a lot of volume and has pretty big bass. Of the one thing that's a little bit lacking is the of this just doesn't sound like a four -- -- yes this does cost four dollars at least at the launch. A but it does have an excellent design it is water resistant. On it has a tread on the bottom like previous soul -- speakers that trend is designed. To help keep the speaker in place when you're playing it louder volumes it also has a groove and it. The stores a cord that -- you've -- non Bluetooth devices. Of course most will listen to this as a wireless speaker who was about fourteen hours of battery life of those look better suited as an outdoor speaker. And I like that it had this handle on the side delighted to carry around with you. -- it's quite heavy for speaker so it is good that it has that handle puzzle like the way the buttons were situated on top device with. Both volume controls and transport controls a skip tracks forward and back. A lot of people like to have a pause play button on the speaker itself and this has that it also has a built in speaker phone. And better yet it has a USP port for charging your mobile device while you're using the speaker. On this does charged with an AC adapter that's a little bit of a drawback there is a micro USB port on the side. That appears to be just for firmware upgrades all I did like the speaker does have a really nice design it's water resistant as -- strong feature set and also delivers good sound and battery life. However I don't think the sound measures up to -- a four dollar speaker should. But if it does come down in price ideally below 300 dollars to start being a better value and worth considering I'm David Carnoy and that's the -- only -- portable Bluetooth speaker. Thanks.