Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Monster ClarityHD Precision Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Posted: 15 Jul 2012 08:17 AM PDT

Monster ClarityHD Precision Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker Monster ClarityHD Precision Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker

List Price: $119.95

Price: $66.18 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

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Product Description

Get amazing room filling stereo sound from this incredibly small, portable speaker. Wirelessly connect ClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker to your Bluetooth equipped Blackberry or PC. It also acts as a speakerphone for hands-free calls on Blackberry and for chats on Skype with your PC. Also features a 3.5 mm input for listening to music from any device with a standard headphone port.

Product Features
  • Ultra-compact, high performance bluetooth speaker for best sound quality for music, handsfree, and speakerphone.
  • Monsterous driver and passive radiator design delivers unrivaled clarity and superior sound quality.
  • 120 CC of acoustic volume with two 35 mm full range drivers and passive radiator.
  • Bluetooth 2.0 audio and digital signal processing for superior sound quality in a compact design.
  • Up to 5 hour playtime with Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries.
  • Available in multi-lingual packaging
  • Compatible With iPad/iPod/iPhone & Macbook
  • Ultra-Compact, High-Performance Bluetooth Speaker Delivers Best-In-Class Wireless Stereo Sound
  • Built-In Microphone With Advanced Noise Cancellation Enables Clear Wireless Hands-Free Calling & Conferencing.
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries Power Up To 5 Hours Of Play Time At Full Volume On A Single Charge
Technical Details
  • Brand Name: Monster
  • Model: MBL CLY SPKR BT
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Color Name: Black

Customer reviews

Exceeded My Expectations June 7, 2011 By T. Hadley

First of all, I love music. I love expensive toys that play music. And, I have a critical ear. Additionally, I'm pairing with an HTC Thunderbolt. And, I was looking for something portable that I could easily pair with my phone to enjoy surfing the web, streaming music and watching videos anywhere from my bedroom to the beach. And, I wanted to do all of that wirelessly.

I was fearful of a bad experience with my Thunderbolt. I had read that many people had poor experiences with HTC's Bluetooth stack and pairing with various devices. So, when I made the order, I was taking a certain leap of faith.

It took about 60 seconds to pair the Monster ClarityHD speaker to my phone. Music was up and running another 5 seconds later. And, WOW, was I surprised!

Don't get me wrong, this is still an "inexpensive" and small speaker. I'm not expecting, nor receiveing, a Bang & Olufsen experience here. But, given what I was expecting from something this small, wireless and portable, the sound quality and volume from this speaker is remarkable. Not only does it have bass, it also sounds very clear.

The weakness is the high end of the sound spectrum. In order to really enjoy the "highs," you need to have the speaker pointed right at your ears. But, even with that small weakness, the sound truly is remarkable.

Not only does it sound good, it's wireless. The fear about Bluetooth I had was unnecessary. The sound is clean and clear. And, I was able to walk at least 30 feat away, staying in line-of-sight, before I experienced any lag or popping.

A quick comment about watching videos with bluetooth. Bluetooth will have a barely noticeable delay. So, when you are watching videos, you will likely notice the sound is barely behind the video. No way around it. But, after watching several videos and movies, I stopped noticing it as much.

Additionally, the internal battery is very convenient. The speaker can be completely untethered while producing great sound. And, after around 5 hours of use, you can simply plug the included mini USB cable into a laptop or an Apple adapter and charge it back to full strength.

The next feature really blew me away. While I was listening to music, my dad called. I simply answered the phone and talked with him for about 5 minutes. When we were finishing, I asked him about the call quality and revealed I had been talking with him through this speaker the whole time. He commented to me that it sounded to him as though I had my phone right up to my mouth. I was sitting on my bed about 3 feet away from the speaker. He couldn't believe the call quality.

Additionally, the speaker comes with a nice soft carrying case. I suppose it would keep the chrome-looking reflective top from getting scratched during its "portable" adventures.

If I had one final gripe, and this is mostly with the Thunderbolt, it's that it's a little bit of a pain to switch from being paired with the Monster ClarityHD and being paired with my Plantronics bluetooth headset. So, I'm keeping an eye out in the Android market for a cool bluetooth toogle app of some kind. (Edit - added Bluetooth Setting icon that takes me directly to Bluetooth settings. It allows me to easily toggle between my Monster ClarityHD and my Plantronics bluetooth headset.)

Ok, I lied, I have one more...observation. The blue/red lights that indicate power/connectivity/pairing mode/etc. are very bright. If you plan on keeping the speaker in your room at night, it will illuminate your room like a night light. If that works for you, great. If not, you'll need to consider that when keeping the speaker turned on and/or charging.

Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with this tiny powerhouse. It was everything I'd hoped for...and more!

UPDATE - I've owned the speaker for a few weeks now, and continue to be impressed. Everyone I've shown this little speaker to wants one. I took the speaker with me to a friend's house in another state. While there, we paired the speaker to her iPad and watched movies and other media. She enjoyed the flexibility, portability and sound quality so much...I ended up having to buy one for her, too!...and one for my dad on father's day...and one for my mom because she was jealous of my dad's can see where I'm going with this...

If you're using this speaker in conjunction with a cell phone, I HIGHLY recommend installing an app with an EQ. When listening to music with an adjustable EQ through this speaker, the Monster ClarityHD is even more amazing than before. Bass is more solid, treble is crisper and more pronounced. As amazed as I was when I first unboxed this speaker, having it play music through an EQ knocked me out.

Monster ClarityHD Precision Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker


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