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The OontZ Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks

3.9 out of 5 stars 403 customer reviews
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  • Amazing Sound, Surprising Volume and Far Less than Half the Price of Jambox
  • Perfect for Music, Movies, Games & Gatherings from your iPhone, iPad, MacBooks, Smartphones, Tablets & Notebooks
  • Only 10 Ounces
  • 10 Hour Rechargeable Battery
  • "'Wow.' People are shocked that such good sound comes out of a small speaker, and when I tell the the price they are even more surprised." - Don Lindich, Sound Advice
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Technical Details

  • Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Product Description

The OontZ Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker by Cambridge Soundworks. Better Sound Dramatically Better Price Than The Jambox and Beats Pill

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Cambridge Soundworks
Item Weight 10.1 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.2 x 2.6 x 2.8 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number The OontZ
Power Source Type Battery
Connectivity Technology bluetooth
Number of Items 1

Additional Information

ASIN B008JGR44W
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 403 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #489 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Audio Docks
#2,654 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Portable Bluetooth Speakers
#2,863 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Wireless & Streaming Audio
Shipping Weight 13.6 ounces
Date First Available September 4, 2012

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A few small negatives drop this from five stars but it pretty much nails the important item, which is sound quality. For its size (which is smaller than the pictures suggested to me) and price, it's remarkable.

SOUND

- Beautifully balanced sound. The bass is particularly impressive for its size. You're not going to hear sizzling highs and body thumping bass, and that's a good thing. Many small speakers over emphasize the highs and lows which sounds impressive at first but becomes tiring. The sound is full and clean. I'll update the review after I have listened for a few hours, as that's the real test.

- At high volumes, it pleasantly fills the room. Most important is that the sound is very clean at full volume, with no audible distortion. One of my tests is that I crank it up and walk across the house to see if it's still clean. Small speakers will often achieve high volume at the expense of distortion -- the OontZ maintains quality at all levels. It's not loud enough to be a head-banging party speaker but very loud for its size and more than enough for any normal use.

- A key test for a sound system is low levels, especially important for systems that don't have a way to compensate for the natural fall-off of the highs and lows. The OontZ works very well at background levels. Sound remains clear and nicely balanced.

OPERATION

- Works very well. Bluetooth controls from my phone (iPhone 4s) all work as expected.

- Pairs easily but sometimes takes a couple of tries to switch between devices (in my case, a Mac or the iPhone). I wish it would support multiple devices better (you have to switch off one device's Bluetooth to use another) but that's not unusual.
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First of all, I am no audiophile, however I must mention how much I care about TRUE sound quality and the products that I currently own or have owned. I listen to music almost every single day on my laptop thus I have a 2.0 audio system (I don't like 2.1 because of the extra space a subwoofer requires) -- M-Audio AV 40 (easily the best 2.0 PC speakers under $200 and I got them for $95.00 3 years ago =P.) I also gave my dad a pair of Cambridge Soundworks M50 (ridiculously amazing bookshelf speakers). I also own Sennheiser headphones (PX-200, PX-200 II) and have owned Sennheiser PMX60 and Grado Labs SR 80i. For my MP3 Players I own Cowon Audio D2 & Cowon F2 (both are discontinued products as I have owned them for over 5 years now)-- I can tell you that Cowon Global makes the Best Sounding MP3 players in our current market. So my knowledge of distinguishing between Excellent / Good / Okay (Apple products) sound is quite decent. One thing to note: I only test my products through the AUX port as I do not have a bluetooth device.

Now regarding the Cambridge Soundworks Oontz--one word: the best sound quality you will ever find for any Ultra-Portable speakers for under $150. Why you ask? Well I basically did a research ultra-portable speakers under $150 (my price limit) and made a most wanted list: Monster ClarityHD Precision 100, Beacon Audio Phoenix, and Cambridge Soundworks Oontz. I even went to Best Buy and try out as many portable speakers and I can tell you straight out that the first portable speaker I tried was the Jambox (because it was soooooo hyped on the internet). All I can tell you is that my first impression on it was...wow this thing is small and looks pretty nice...BUT...once I plugged in my Cowon MP3 players...I was very disappointed...
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I read a lot of reviews on this little unit, and decided to make a $70 investment. For its size and build quality, it is great.

In one store I listened to the Jawbone, it is nice, however I do not think it is any better than this. The Bose is way ahead though, however you can get four of these and have some change.

Some say it drops the signal, well it will. The receiver for BT is typically only good for around 30ft with a direct line of sight. Mine works well in the yard, however if my phone is in my pocket and I turn, sometimes it will drop off, however it does reconnect immediately.

Comparing this little unit to a Bose is ridiculous. You cannot compare a $300 unit to this. My neighbor has the new Bose and it is amazing in my opinion, the bass is very rich and clear. I travel a lot and could see the Bose taking a beating, and I would rather abuse the Oontz and take a chance on breaking it instead.

The speaker will dance around if the surface is very smooth, however if you sit it on its little cloth bag, it won't budge.

This little unit paired up very quickly to my Motorola Photon and you have to power it up by activating the phone's bluetooth first, then powering up the speaker. The Chinese written instructions did not cover this too well.

I've been using mine for a month now, and I have to say I love it. Yes the blue LED is very bright, some complain about this, however we've just completed a road trip and it comes in handy when putting two small kids to bed in a hotel room, it is a useful night light.

If you want absolute sound quality, get the Bose, if you want something that can be tossed into a suitcase, I would only consider the Oontz.
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