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Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Blackberry Q10
My Carrier: A1

Mini Stereo Speaker (great concept disappointing performance)

Blackberry!!! what are you doing.

I have bought the new mini stereo speaker. the concept and workmanship is excellent.

You can attach it on any safety belt...bag carrying strap....standby time...operating time is excellent.

it can be used as portable "stereo" speaker and you can connet "ordinary" headphones, earphones to use bluetooth stereo...

 

BUT:

The sound is very disappointing!  Blackberry claims that they use Bluetooth 3.0 but in fact the performance is even less than 2.1 bluetooth versions...the typical "chirping" and distorted sound of old style bluetooth generation 2 and 2.1

 

For the ones who do not care about good sound quality it is an amazing product with excellent usability...for the ones who care about sound quality (at least for headphone use...because that those tiny built in mini stereo speakers cannot perform nice is oabvious) it will be a dissapointing experience and the item is outperformed by any bluetooth headphone or receiver in the market nowadays!  As a hands free system it is JUST enough...

 

Either Blackberry has mixed up their bluetooth chip sets in production or they just name it bluetooth 3.0 and use 2.1...the item is not that cheap and for this price "sound matters"!

 

Blackberry smartphones always had very good bluetooth sound quality...i use it in my car from old Bold generation onwards (now i use Q10...still a great stereo sound with bluetooth, much better than iphone and android phones) but in combination with their OWN mini speaker a desaster...i tested the device also with Sony Experia Z...it was slightly better, but still bad!

 

I always had been a Blackberry fan...but slowly and constantely you make me run away from your brand, Mr Thorsten Heins! you are frustrating Blackberry user, like me, already by skipping all that great features of the past (security and data compression) and great concepts of useful accessories lag the right technical solutions which are standard nowadays!


Kind regards from Vienna,

Rafael

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Posts: 32,190
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Mini Stereo Speaker (great concept disappointing performance)

I have not seen this issue with mine and I have used it on my Q, Z and 9860

 




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