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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Honest review, December 10, 2013
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This review is from: Monster Micro Clarity Bluetooth Speakers (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
OK so i went to walmart and bought this item on black friday for 100.00. The packaging on this item is very nice much like apple's ipod/iphone packaging. when you open up the box there is the speaker and below it a box with the cords in it. i opened the box with the cables in it and they felt cheap not the monster cable you would expect but they will do. next i pulled the little black speaker out of the box it had some weight to it which is a good sign when it comes to speakers. it came with about a 50% charge. after that i turned the thing on and put it into paring mode. it has nice voice prompts but they are very very loud, when it is in paring mode it plays an instrumental tone for a few seconds (which is also very loud) then the led light flashes red and blue until the device is paired. I paired my device and started playing some tunes then i got my surprise. I can now understand why this thing is called the monster micro "clarity" hd , the clarity is unbelivable for such a small speaker. it does have some bass but its really missing that warmth of the low bass that some other devices can provide. the max volume is not great on this thing it goes little louder than the Jambox mini but its also is larger. i also noticed on some tracks the treble was a little bit too sharp almost shrill if you were close to the speaker. my favorite part of this speaker was the distortion free volume at max volume. the hands free capabilty is pretty poor when i answered with this the person could barely hear me. i also found that the micriphone is not very sensitive. comparing this to the Jbl flip, logitech ue mini boom, and the jawbone jambox it produces crisper sound than all of them fell when it came to bass response., the flip was way louder that the monster it had much better lows than the monster also. the monster overpowerd the jambox but not by much considering its size. sadly the ue mini boom overpowered the monster by the sliightest bit. this speaker delivers very nice crisp audio response but is lackign in bass and severely in volume. it is not near worth the 200.00 list price but with it being 100$ some places there are still better options for $100. after a week of use it quit working via bluetooth so i returned it and am on the search for a replacement.

Pros:
- very nice crisp audio
- very solid build quality
- decent battery life
- removable metal grills

Cons:

- very low max volume
- lacking in bass response
- not very compact
- voice control is terrible
- not good handsfree capabilities
- low quality microphone
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