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Jambox Vs iClarityHD

We take two of the most competitive and popular Bluetooth speakers-and pit them against each other in an effort to determine which is the better option. Today’s match features the Aliph Jawbone Jambox against the Monster iClarityHD. Each device will be evaluated in 3 key categories including Hardware & Software, Construction & Interface, and Sound & Style. Each contender will be given a score from 1 to 5 in each category. The winner will be the device with the highest average score.

Round 1: Hardware & Software

In terms of hardware, both the Aliph Jabone Jambox and iClarity HD are fitted with 3.5mm inputs. The auxiliary 3.5mm allows users to connect virtually any device directly to either device. Moreover, both Bluetooth speakers are properly loaded with an accessible USB charging port for simple charging.

Yet one very clear difference between these Bluetooth speakers arises when we observe

the time of continuous play they can perform. On the one hand, the Jambox boasts of up to 10 hours of music while the iClarityHD is expected to bump for only 5 hours. Yet another hardware distinction comes to the fore when the iClarityHD noise cancelling microphone is compared to that of the Jambox. Of course, being one of the top Bluetooth headset manufacturers the Jambox mic is of superior quality and transmits your voice clearly.

One area in which the Jambox is clearly superior is in software.  Being fully compatible with the MyTalk platform, the Jambox can be loaded with various apps, upgrades, and features. Among its many benefits, the platform allows users to select different voices and offers the LiveAudio app which essentially calibrates the Jambox to deliver more “lifelike” performance.

Winner: For the most part, the Jambox and iClarityHD are equally matched. But the distinctive software features, extended battery life, and superior Bluetooth microphone give the Jambox a slight lead in this category.

Scores:

Jambox: 4

iClarityHD: 3

Round 2: Construction & Interface

Build quality is generally a good indicator of overall durability. If this is true, you can expect the Jambox to be around for a long time. Compared to the iClarityHD’s completely plastic construction, the Jambox features thick rubber caps on the top and bottom and a tough metallic body. The rubberized bottom of the Jambox prevent it from sliding around and keep it stable on uneven surfaces.

Pairing either devices with a Bluetooth compatible device is remarkably easy. Both speakers pair quickly and reliably with the push of a single button. Nonetheless, the Jambox wields a secret weapon–it can be paired with up to two Bluetooth enabled devices simultaneously, a feature enabled by the MyTalk platform.

In terms of navigation, both devices are simple to use and have clearly labeled controls. In another well fought category, the Jambox’s advantage is again very slight. The ability to pair to multiple devices is an impressive novelty that alone might not warrant a wind, but its the solid construction of the Jambox that really pushes it ahead of the iClarity HD. In this category, the iClarityHD delivers only the bare minimum.

Scores:

Jambox: 4

iClarity: 2

Round 3: Sound & Style

This category has a clear victor. Its virtually impossible to deny the superior styling of the Jambox. With its modernistic design approach, the Jambox’s simple lines and solid colors make it immediately attractive. Because its function is not immediately betrayed by its design, I have found that this immediately gets people asking about its function.

On the other hand, the Monster iClarityHD looks decent but does not have the same allure of the Jambox. Its function is straight forward and it looks a lot like an alarm clock (never a good association).

In terms of sound, the Jambox knocks the iClarityHD out again. While the iClarity is definitely a good option, with loud and clear reproduction, it does not match the or surpass that of the Jambox. One of the reasons for the superiority of the Jambox in the sound category is that it is fitted with a proprietary passive bass radiator which enhances the bass response of the Jambox and gives the sound greater depth and detail. Like in the preceding categories, the iClarityHD only delivers the bare minimum and while its sound certainly of acceptable quality it is not immediately impressive.

Scores:

Jambox: 4

iClarityHD: 2

Winner and Closing Comments

The Jambox consistently delivers excellent quality in every category we rated, making it the clear winner over the Monster iClarityHD. Of course, we do not rate these contenders on cost efficiency because the price tag of a device can often convince buyers to give up certain features in order to save a buck. While there is certainly nothing wrong with frugality, I feel it can be the source of bias. But in the interest of a balanced and fair evaluation, it must be said that the Moster iClarityHD is certainly a great value for the price point and while it may not stack-up against the Jambox spec-for-spec, it certainly makes it a much more viable option for a greater population.

However, if you are willing and able to spend the cash necessary to get your hands on a Jambox it will certainly be worth it.

Today’s winner by total average score:

Aliph Jawbone Jambox= 4

Monster iClarityHD= 2.33

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Great Sounding Bluetooth Audio with the Aliph Jawbone Jambox

Aliph Jawbone Jambox
Portable audio has taken a huge leap and is one of the primary ways most of us listen to our music today. There are a few main ways people are found listening to their music on-the-go such as a cell phones, iPods, and tablets. Unfortunately all of these devices have very small built-in speakers that don’t allow for you to fully appreciate whatever you’re listening to. That’s where the Aliph Jawbone Jambox comes in. The Jawbone Jambox is a Bluetooth portable wireless speaker that can add some clarity to your movies and music, and also your phone calls.

It’s sensible to not want to be tied down by a typical plug-in speaker or a docking station. All of your other devices don’t need to be plugged into the wall to enjoy – why should the speaker? The Aliph Jawbone Jambox is a small enough to take it wherever you like and doesn’t require to be connected to power to sound great. Although this speaker is battery powered when on the go, it does have about 10 hours of continuous play when fully charged.

Aliph Jawbone Size

The Aliph Jawbone Jambox is extremely portable, and comes with it's own carrying sleeve.

The Jambox is also easily portable with its small size. The Jawbone Jambox measures in at roughly 6 inches long, about 2-1/2 inches tall, and a little over 1-1/2 inches deep. The small footprint makes this speaker extremely friendly to take around the house, or on the go.

One of the Aliph Jawbone Jambox’s best features is its powerful, built-in microphone, perfect for clean-sounding conference calls for both parties. It can be used in the office, car, at home, alone, or with a group. No more garbled hard-to-hear chatter through your phone or computer.

Plenty of us listen to music, movies, and games on small speakers on our phones, tablets, and laptops. Enjoy this entire media collection with spectacular audio on the Jawbone Jambox. It has output capacity up to 85 decibels, which is comparable to the sound of traffic at 80 MPH, and the Jambox can fill even the largest rooms. This ultra small speaker features exceptional bass and high clarity high frequencies.

The Jambox doesn’t stop there, with plenty of downloadable voices; its personality can be updated to keep your information in a voice that’s friendly to you. Tired of listening to your phone or tablets small speaker phone? Pick up a Jambox today!

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