"Excellent, highly portable speakers with great sound"4.5 starson by Riker888
Battery life - 5 hours is actually very good, given the sound output and size of the device
Bluetooth handsfree support
Supports any music device with a 3.5mm jack or stereo bluetooth profile
Cons: Music with very heavy bass sounds distorted - fixed by turning down the volume.
Microphone a bit echoey using the bluetooth handsfree.
Summary: This device is really amazing. It goes with me everywhere when travelling now. The sound output can easily fill a whole room - hard to believe, for such a small device. The sound quality is better than anything twice its size. The bluetooth option is convenient, but the sound quality not as good as using the lead. However, it is still more than acceptable quality."we don't recommend dropping the extra $50" in English means "we don't recommend spending the extra $50" which is consistent with the summary.
Expensive, but well worth the price.
Updated on Feb 5, 2009
The size of the FoxL is such that it can be carried in your pocket, travel bag, briefcase, luggage etc without any noticeable effort. Try carrying your "larger, better speakers" about with you everywhere.
Also, what is the problem if your mp3 player is connected to the speakers with wires ? You connect the two, and you leave it on the table as you move about the room. Wireless is a convenience, but not a necessity. Do you carry your home hi-fi with you when you move about in your house? Also, some people, like myself, hate wearing headphones/earphones for long periods of time.
The FoxL offers great quality sound, with excellent portability. It is not perfect however, and I wouldn't really call it 'audiophile', since its small size must result in some compromises. But it is certainly one of the better if not the best, solutions around.
Updated on Feb 5, 2009The update on Feb 5 was in response to the review by davidn48.