"Best BT Speakers I could find that didnt cost over $200"4.0 starson by photogf4
Pros: Portable, Loud enough, good battery life, Excellent control, great case
Cons: Case isn't big enough to carry charger, bass kinda fades as you turn it up
Summary: Sorry Y'all with the IPhones, but this thing is an absolute DEMON with the Moto Droid. All functions work, connected in seconds, and blasted a quality of sound exceeded only by my Bose SoundDock, which will now stay at home with the Ipod because That is too much $$ worth to be leaving out at night at the Marina, and I can take my phone with me back to the boat when I get tired. The party can go on with control right from the unit. Vive Android!!
Seriously, if you want great presence, control from both the phone and the speaker itself, and have a cardboard box or an empty cooler for a bass reflector around and a serious phone, stuff this into the box or cooler and be prepared for audiophile quality from something no bigger than a Vodka bottle! I put it side-by side with the Bose, and though the larger Bose sounded larger, and was MUCH louder, this device punched right through. Midrange presence and high-end are outstanding - dare I say better - although a little tinny with older music - and bass is 'good enough' if set-up as mentioend above. I do that with the Bose anyway, so do it with the M1 - they call it the 'Executive Redneck Boombox'. For half the price of the SoundDock, you don't have to leave $700 worth of stuff lying around.
Onboard control is superior - little distortion even when turned all the way up, forward, previous, and play/pause. I think you will always want the bass boost on. I am not worried about battery life because it will sit running full-blast every weekend for the summer, so I would always use the power supply. Maybe an update will ensue! Just wish they had left room for the charger in the case... I think most people that use this would want it along. Nothing like a case that lets you leave the unit inside - and Neoprene is washable. Doesn't cost you an extra $50 either. Most remotes don't work very well in sunlight or from a distance, so I can see why they left it out. Use your media volume control on your phone to control the M1.
In short, you get what you pay for. If you want Bose, buy Bose. You aren't going to beat the SoundDock except in price. This is an affordable solution that delivers universality, control, and great sound. The BlueAnt M1 is a milestone.