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3.0 out of 5 stars This speaker is almost perfect - EXCEPT...when you are in an office cubicle, January 9, 2014
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This speaker is almost perfect except for one major flaw. It makes a lot of noise.

It absolutely breaks my heart that I will have to return it because of something other than sound/music quality

What I mean is

When you start it up - It makes a Loud boom to signal its on (And I do mean loud)
When you fast forward the tracks by using the buttons on the top of the speaker - It says in a voice "forward track"
Every time you disconnect bluetooth and reconnect - it will say disconnect and pairing
When someone calls you - It vocally announces the number instead of just making a ringing sound

SOO In an office setting it just makes too much extra "noise" that will likely bother your co workers as it did mine.

To Be Fair: Its gets an A+ on

Sound - great bass for size
Design - Really Sleek
Connectivity
Buttons on Top
Lights on Side instead on front grill (Just a little pet peeve of mine with a lot of other bluetooth speakers)

This why its so hard to return it because for the money I think its the best sounding bluetooth speaker this size

**What I would suggest to Sharkk is have a way to toggle back and forth between the voice prompts and not voice prompts. I could well well see some people liking it and some people don't. Also that Loud boom when you turn it on is unnecessary.
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Initial post: Jan 9, 2014 8:01:58 AM PST
SHARKK says:
Hello Matthew,
Thanks for posting and making these suggestions.
Since your purchase, we have actually make these exact changes by lowering the volume of all the automatic noises by 50%
We may reduce it even more in the future or perhaps take your idea of making a switch for that feature.

If you would like to try one of the new ones please email me at Support@iSHARKK.com
No cost. (please reference this post)

Spencer

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 11:17:57 AM PST
Paul says:
I'm in the market for this kind of item. I also will be interested when there is an option to toggle on/off some prompts.
Paul

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 11:32:23 AM PST
SHARKK says:
Hello Paul,
In about 1 month we will have the ones with a very low voice prompt.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2014 7:35:06 PM PST
I'm in the same boat - is there a way to be notified when it becomes available? due to the issue mentioned - it would be nice o be able to control the volume of the prompts - or to disable them completely.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2014 8:51:25 PM PST
SHARKK says:
We will probably put a update in the title or description once its available.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2014 11:36:38 AM PST
Thanks for the quick response. Could you also post something in this thread?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2014 3:51:07 PM PST
SHARKK says:
Yes I will definitely try to do that.

Spencer

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 11:24:12 AM PST
M. Finn says:
I will be tracking these comments by e-mail so please Support@iSHARKK, do post an update when the connection sound and voice prompts are lowered or able to be disabled. I sure hope you don't raise the price significantly just to lower/eliminate sounds that are annoying or disturbing to an owner or those around them. Thanks for your excellent support and response to customer feedback. Can't wait to try this speaker! Been researching for weeks and this still looks like the best choice in this price range.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 3:41:21 PM PST
SHARKK says:
M. Finn,
The price will stay the same. You can expect a comment in this thread and a update mentioned in the title when they are in.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2014 5:13:57 PM PST
Hello Spencer, I recently purchased one of these about a week ago through Amazon and similar to Matthew I am also experiencing this problem with it making a loud boom when it turns on, almost to the point to where it makes me not want to turn it on sometimes or worry that it is going to slowly blow the speakers. If you guys changed the automatic noises by 50% then I am wondering if maybe I got an old model? Any ways what can I do? I would like to avoid returning it but will if I need too.

Mitchell
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