This speaker is simply amazing and sounds better than the Jambox. This speaker is also cheaper and it gets loud. I was very surprised by the quality of the sound. This thing has bass also! The speaker is small so don't expect a subwoofer, but for the size you will be in awe by the very balanced silky highs and lows. For the convienence and the sound quality I can say the rather large price was NOT a rip off. You are not throwing a party with this however, you can have company over and have a few drinks and this thing will be more than adequate. This is especially great for yard work and the blue tooth connection is louder than plugging in directly. If you are on the fence you will not be let down. It is so cool to control the music and the volume from across the room with your phone via Bluetooth. It was very simple to connect. Good luck!