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Music on-the-go

THE ASIAN AGE. | ANAND PARTHASARATHY
Published : May 6, 2019, 2:31 am IST
Updated : May 6, 2019, 2:31 am IST

The speakers have some noise cancelling features that are useful if you are taking a phone call.

Portable Bluetooth speakers come in a wide spectrum of sizes and price.
 Portable Bluetooth speakers come in a wide spectrum of sizes and price.

Portable Bluetooth speakers  come in a wide spectrum of  sizes and price. We  got to try  two recent launches,  each from  a reputed global brand  and each  serving its particular niche audience.

JBL Go+: I, me and myself

Now part of the Samsung-owned Harman brand, JBL Go+ is a truly handy speaker and fits snuggly in your palm. Yet it is a little dynamo of clear sound,  belting out 3 watts and  some 5 hours of music on a full charge of its batteries. The speakers have some noise cancelling features that are useful if you are taking a phone call. I'm guessing  its size is made for personal use,  not for parties.

This featherweight (200 gm) speaker comes in a durable fabric skin and  while the original price is Rs 2799, I could see it on e-biz sites for almost Rs 1000 less.

Blaupunkt BT-100: Join the party

The BT-100 from German audio specialist  Blaupunkt,  seems aimed at small parties with eclectic tastes: hence the choice of music sources:  Bluetooth devices,  32 GB SD card,  AUX cable and when nothing is available, FM radio. The sound  of the 6W x 6W speakers  is deep with good  bass and  the battery is good for 8-10 hours.

Sensibly encases in water proof  casing, for poolside parties which tend to get wet, the Blaupunkt BT - 100 is priced Rs 2,999 -- but  online discounts will knock off  Rs 500 or so.

— ( IndiatechOnline)

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