Jawbone Big Jambox

84
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84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Jawbone Big Jambox review

Summary

If you've been eyeing the Jambox but crave richer audio, we'd recommend its big brother without much hesitation

Pros
  • Big sound in a small packageStylish and portableExcellent looksExceptional battery life
Cons
  • May distort at louder volumesLive Audio can be hit-or-miss
Jawbone Big Jambox review

It was back in February when we first caught wind a beefier version of Jawbone's Jambox, thanks to some less-than-stealthy ninjas at the FCC. Today it's officially here. Dubbed Big Jambox, this $300 Bluetooth speakerphone and "smartspeaker" is unsurprisingly a supersized -- yet still portable -- version of the new-age micro-boombox that the won us over back in 2010. Naturally, there have been some tweaks to go along with the bigger footprint, but all the core features including Jawbone's MyTalk apps and noise-cancelling know-how are in tow. Now that we've used it extensively for a few days, we're ready to answer some questions you might have. Does it follow the old adage that bigger is better? How will it fit into your lifestyle compared to the Jambox? And most importantly, is it worth the asking price?

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Scores

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Breakdown

Audio quality
8.4
Design and form factor
9.1
Durability
8.4
Portability
7.7
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Specs

Big Jambox

Type
Wireless speakers
Connections
USB, Bluetooth
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Specs

Big Jambox

Type
Wireless speakers
Connections
USB, Bluetooth
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