Jawbone Big Jambox Review: Bigger, Louder Wireless Speakers

Big Jambox: Big Wireless Sound

Even more impressive are LiveAudio optimized songs. LiveAudio is a Jawbone technology that enables 3-D sound; you can turn it on by pressing the volume buttons at the same time and then listening to LiveAudio-optimized songs. Jawbone provides some LiveAudio playlists on streaming music services, like Spotify and Rdio, and the end result is amazing. When I listen to the LiveAudio-enhanced version of U2's "Vertigo" on Spotify, it sounded as if there was a drummer behind me and a guitarist to my left. Of course, the major drawback right now is that the music has to be LiveAudio enhanced. Jambox says it is working with more artists and labels to provide the feature.

You might be wondering what happens if you get a call in the middle of listening to the music on your phone. The Big Jambox has a built-in microphone, so you can turn the box into a speakerphone. Standing two to three feet away from the box, my sister could still hear me on the phone and I could hear her loud and clear through the speakers.

The Big Jambox is certainly one of the best mobile speakers on the market. While there are more affordable options, including the $199 regular Jambox, and others with built-in iPhone charging docks, the Jambox lets you wirelessly connect multiple devices and provides loud and full sound. It might be physics, but it's still impressive.

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