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Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth Loudspeaker System (Black) (Old Version)

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  • Now with improved auto-connect Bluetooth stereo- wireless sounds amazing via iPhone 3G/3Gs/Touch, Blackberry, etc
  • Enhanced Business-Quality Bluetooth Hands-Free capability utilizing dual noise/echo canceling mics
  • Built-in Lithium-Ion battery amazingly is also a bass woofer (patented), up to 12 hours of battery life. Output power increases when wall-powered.
  • Wireless A2DP Bluetooth music streaming/handsfree speakerphone. Wired connections include: standard 3.5 mm headphone-type connector audio-in
  • Includes: English/French language instructions, AC adapter with 4 plug-in adapters, mini-USB>USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable, travel pouch,
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSoundMatters
Item Weight9.4 ounces
Product Dimensions5.6 x 1.4 x 2.2 inches
Item model numberSoundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth
Power Source TypeAC & Battery
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00313JD06
Shipping Weight2 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 1, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SoundMatters
  • Model: Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth
  • Battery Average Life: 12 Hours
  • Color Name: Black

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Soundmatters introduces foxLv2 and foxLv2 Bluetooth, worthy successors to the first and still only portable pocket-sized stereo speaker system good enough for an audio purist. The foxLv2 Bluetooth version adds significantly improved Bluetooth music streaming (great for use with iPhone 3G/3GS/touch and other music phones) and surprisingly competent built-in dual-microphone system for "enterprise-quality" hands-free/conferencing.

Soundmatters foxLv2
Turns the palm of your hand into a personal amphitheater
Linear Magnetic Drive Twoofer

Unlike other portable speaker systems, foxLv2 is engineered around a pair of proprietary, highly sophisticated acoustic drivers, unique in their ability to reproduce both extreme high (tweeter) and low (woofer) frequencies from a single very small diameter (25mm) dome speaker, dubbed the "Twoofer".

Covered by a portfolio of patents, the Twoofer incorporates Soundmatter's Linear Magnetic Drive topology featuring field-focused, back-to-back, dual Extreme-Energy neodymium magnets and a 1-inch, dual voice coil.

Enhanced Bluetooth Hands-Free and Music Streaming

Soundmatters engineers worked closely with their factory partner, one of the largest manufacturers of Bluetooth devices, to ensure that foxLv2's implementation of Bluetooth's v.2.0 A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) technology was optimized for both wide audio bandwidth and low distortion. This extra effort ensures surprisingly high quality stereo music streaming.

Soundmatters foxLv2
Bring and share the joy of high-fidelity music anywhere

foxLv2's built-in noise and echo-canceling microphone circuitry, coupled with the Twoofer's remarkable voice clarity, make it a superb choice for hands-free and conference call applications. When a call comes in while listening to music streamed via a Bluetooth-enabled music phone, foxLv2 automatically switches so you'll hear and be able to speak to the caller, and when the call is finished music returns. With a quick press of foxLv2's front Bluetooth button, you can even remotely reject, answer, or terminate a call.

"Skintight" DomeForward Enclosure

foxLv2 incorporates high-tech glass-filled composite walls to form a "skintight" ultra-rigid totally sealed acoustic enclosure...often confused with metal, but much lighter, for portability.

Unlike others that mount their acoustic drivers in manner that actually obstructs their sound, especially if the listener is off-axis from the front of the speakers' direct "line of sight," foxLv2’s Twoofer speakers, are mounted "dome forward" from the enclosure, protected by a grille designed to maximize acoustic transparency. Another reason why unlike typical small speakers, foxLv2 sounds open and airy, almost regardless of its location.

BassBattery/Flatmagic

foxLv2's dual digitally powered Twoofers are assisted in their task of reproducing low frequencies by a miniaturized version of the high mass "moving-wall" passive bass radiators found in Soundmatters' award-winning SUBstage home subwoofers.

To add the additional bass driver, without compromising stringent weight and space restrictions, Soundmatters engineers developed an innovative solution: the BassBattery. This patent-pending design was created by rubber-encasing foxLv2's built-in high capacity, lithium-ion battery, enabling it to provide the mass for, and doing double duty as an acoustic suspension bass driver.

Product Description

Soundmatters introduces foxLv2 and foxLv2 Bluetooth, worthy successors to the first and still only portable pocket-sized stereo speaker system good enough for an audio purist. The foxLv2 Bluetooth version adds significantly improved Bluetooth music streaming (great for use with iPhone 3G/3GS/touch and other music phones) and surprisingly competent built-in dual-microphone system for “enterprise-quality” hands-free/conferencing.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have owned this device for roughly…While the sound is really great for such a small unit and the battery life is also really good, the Bluetooth connectivity is horrible. Read more ›
Compare to my BOSE (Which I only paired it once with my laptop, Ipad, Iphone, Etc, this one would not remember these devices,…What a shame since the sound is magnificent. Read more ›
The combination of the FoxL and FoxLO gives the unit a full bodied sound and rivals the Bose…In fact the sound is as deep as the Bose Soundock Portable, but only cleaner. Read more ›
I…The sound is full and rich, with good bass response at volumes acceptable for work, and for as loud as I ever need it to be the few times I've used it away from work. I… Read more ›
When I tested it out I was very very disappointed. The sound is not good At all. Also as Others noted the Bluetooth does not stay connected and it takes a couple of minutes… Read more ›
Yes, pricy side by paying full retail. I couldn't wait to try it out using my laptop... man, the sound is really full with such tiny portable size!! It is very well worth it. Read more ›
This has been by far our favorite portable speaker by far. The bass is good, good enough that even with the friction pad it can move around when playing. Well, it vibrated… Read more ›
I got the foxL a few days ago and couldn't get it back in the mail…The bass is horrible and when you have the volume turned up its worst than your phone or tablet speakers. Read more ›
For less than 1/2 the price of the current generation of Soundmatters speakers, this little speaker has incredible sound, good connectivity and fantastic bass! Read more ›
A nice toy. It has a sub out which I connected to a huge subwoofer and people thought it was a big stereo. The company since has come out with a version 2, and a tiny woofer: Read more ›
I got really hyped up about this product on how great it was and how amazing the bass response was on this speaker system. I can't believe I wasted my money. returning ASAP! Read more ›
It's always with me...at the office, at home in the kitchen or…The incredible sound, the bass and the big volume range for its small size still makes all the people wonder. Read more ›
Battery life is about 5 hours. When powering the speaker using wall AC or USB, the audio volume is much greater than when using battery power. Read more ›
The FoxL bluetooth unit is phenomenal to put i simply. It is a well constructed portable loudspeaker that does exactly what it is advertised to do. It paired without a… Read more ›
Ordered this foxl unit after reading a number of good reviews.....It took me about an hour to decide to pack it up and…Poor base, poor volume and really tin like sound. I… Read more ›
Tiny sound coming from a tiny speaker with the sound getting easily distorted as volume is turned up! Sure It is tiny and compact and looks very well built but if Read more ›
These speakers WILL distort IF the recording was made with VERY high gain AND the music…Otherwise, with a good source and reasonable volume levels set, they sound GREAT! Read more ›
Hefty…There's slight distortion when played at full volume (as you'd expect from any speaker) but up until that point it is clear and crisp with a full, warm thumping bass. Read more ›
Because there blue tooth he carries them from room to room. They sound like a full size stero. I also purchased the travel trunk Great purchase! Read more ›
Great sound and size. Built well. Read more ›
I have had it for a few weeks, and have found that the charge lasts very…Though I read everywhere about the compact size, I was not expecting it to be as compact as it was. Read more ›
I hard wire to my laptop and bluetooth for my smartphone. Sound is excellent and small size makes it convenient. Dropped it to the cement floor in my garage this week and… Read more ›
I primairly use this speaker for…It is compact, light weight, well constructed, and very easy to plug and play and has the power and volume to fill a fairly good size room. Read more ›
These speakers are very good for their size. I purchased these for use when working on things in the driveway or back yard and also for camping and beach. Read more ›
I thought it might well be my holy grail of portable speakers (my search was finally over!?), and was so excited to audition it for myself (despite the price, which is a… Read more ›
I don't think I'd have been happy paying full price ($249) for this, but quite happy now that it is highly discounted on Amazon. Love the compact size for storage and travel. Read more ›
I have had these for over a year and a half now and am pretty happy with this product. I did not pay full price. A friend of mine won these at a corporate party and he sold… Read more ›
No…Of course, we consumers, always looking for high quality products at a low price, are to blame for this and the demise of the traditional retaill industry in general... Read more ›
Soundmatters International, Inc. the maker of…The foxLv2 has a street price of $199 a more than reasonable price for such a quality and versatile piece of audio equipment. Read more ›
The Foxl is one third as good in sound quality as the Philips Fidelio, which while considerably larger and heavier is still reasonably portable and also considerably… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By B. Safdie on January 9, 2011
Raves:

I have purchased at least a dozen small speaker systems over the years, spending anywhere from $20 to $150 each. The Soundmatters Foxl V2 speakers are by far the best of the lot. The sound is nicely balanced and has nice bass tones for a speaker system this small. I gave it a 4 stars for Sound quality because it certainly will distort at high volumes.

I am not sure that there any speaker system in this class that is a 5 star on Sound quality. In speakers, size matters, but Soundmatters has done a great job of optimizing the sound in this small package. This is nice, portable audio sound -- not snooty audiophile sound. If you are that much of an audiophile, then you really are not going to be happy outside of your soundproofed living room with your multi-thousand dollar stereo system, so what are you doing looking at these speakers anyway?

On price, I have purchased iPod dock speakers costing well over $100 that had decent sound, but were much larger and less portable. The Foxl V2 has better sound and fits in my jeans back pocket. $200 may seem steep, but the incremental value in sound, portability, and convenience is definitely there for me. Paired with my HTC EVO, it is the ultimate roaming listening device. With the EVO in my pocket, I roam from room to room in my house doing chores and listening to podcasts, audiobooks, or music. I have a small deck on my condo and the sound is fine for party background music. Finally, they sound great plugged in to my laptop.

In addition to an "Anti-Dance Mat" (see below), Soundmatters provides a complete set of cables (USB, 3.5mm audio) and multiple power plugs that fit into the wall charger.

Not Quite Negatives:

Note of caution: At high volume, these babies dance.
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61 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Tim Kimzey on June 23, 2011
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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. And altho there are high and low tones present, they are not pleasing to me. The HF, although not tinny or abrasive, does not have good air or sparkle. The 'bass battery' is simply a flat-diaphragm passive radiator (not an actual driver). It definitely creates a lot of vibration, but to me the LF bass just SEEMS stronger because of the vibration produced (like a transducer), not because of driver response. This can be very apparent when you move a further distance from the speaker and can no longer feel the vibration, but only hear the sound.
Imaging, or stereo separation, is extremely lacking--as could be expected with drivers 2 3/4" apart on a flat plane--closer together than your ears are apart on your head.
Yes, i understand this is a "personal" speaker and not meant to fill a room with high-decibel sound. And in that regard, it is an engineering marvel. It is tiny: has on-board electronics: amps, rechargeable battery, Bluetooth, mics, speaker drivers--all in a package that fits in your hand!
That's why i was so excited when i first heard about it, just a week ago. I thought it might well be my holy grail of portable speakers (my search was finally over!?), and was so excited to audition it for myself (despite the price, which is a good deal of money for my budget).
But speakers, recording, and music have been a passion of mine since childhood.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Todd B. on January 28, 2011
The sound that comes out of this very small speaker is outstanding with only two caveats. I have been using this speaker for several months and I have been listening mostly to indy rock, classic rock and on occasion, jazz piano. The first caveat comes when I am listening to jazz piano. On piano music being played directly from the CD thru the FoxL speakers, the higher pitch notes distort even at lower volume settings, and if you've listened to jazz piano you'll know that high pitch notes occur frequently. The second caveat comes when playing music by way of the Bluetooth interface. IMO the buzzing/static sound transmitted thru the speakers is significant enough at low to mid volumes to be distracting to the listening experience. For the most part, the build quality of the speaker is excellent. The only component that needs improvement is the material of construction of the kickstand in the back of the unit. It is made of a cheap, somewhat ridged brittle plastic that broke in two places while simply unfolding it for use. I did get a replacement sent to me immediately, free of charge. Customer support was excellent. Battery life is excellent.

I give these speakers a 3.5 start rating. I would give them a 4.5 star rating if the Bluetooth issue was resolved, and a full 5 stars if the kickstand issue was resolved along with the Bluetooth issue. The concept of the Bluetooth feature is great although if this is not a requirement, I would recommend saving money and purchasing the model without the Bluetooth feature.
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