Looking for decent, portable speakers


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  1. Stringfellow

    Stringfellow Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, it's been some years since I shopped for quality audio, and I do want quality to match the mp3s which can be transmitted (if possible) through my phone. I've been to the local stores, and all I saw were ipod docks which are so cheesy they don't deserve to be called anything remotely like what were called "boomboxes" in the '80s. What I see when I go to Best Buy and Radio Shack now is either ridiculously wimpy, or too extremely huge and goofy-looking. Of course, I want the mp3 port (with standard USB) as well, and I really could care less about CD & tape, so long as there is high-quality sound. Bluetooth, if not wifi would be great too, and if that isn't available (I've spent a couple of hours online looking around, looks like almost everything that was offered is now discontinued), then I would at least need a decent-quality, and portable speaker system with remote contro,l which would work with my HTC Incredible. Can anybody help?

    One more thing - I'm willing to pay for quality, up to several hundred if necessary (although at that level it should play nice and make useable space for non-Apple devices, as some of the cheaper devices which I've seen do).
     

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  2. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a pair of surprisingly good HP speakers from Wal-Mart a couple weeks ago! Two speakers, each about 6-8" tall and connections are one USB (for power) and the 3.5mm audio jack. All for $20 + tax! There is a volume adjuster (makes them even louder than computer's max) on one of them as well.

    I was really surprised how well they played for $20! I needed them for my sister's divorce court case and the quality was clear and loud enough to hear across the room (speakers weren't all the way up).

    All in all, I think they were worth the $20 we put into getting them. I just wish they were a little more portable and didn't require external power (USB) like another set I purchased about three years ago but gave to one of my past girlfriends. Crap.
     
  3. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Well-Known Member

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    I keep these in my laptop bag, they're pretty decent. They're no Bose speakers, but they get the job done when watching DVDs on the lappy, or playing music from the iPod Touch. I haven't connected them to the phone since I have very little music on it.
     
  4. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Well-Known Member

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    I'm not the OP or anything, but those speakers look niiiiice!! Good find :) How long does the battery last on constant play? Long enough for a movie?
     
  5. InstantKarma

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    They actually last quite awhile. I'd say four movies, at least.
     

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