Donít Buy It, Until We Try It: Music Bullet | VideoAmy Fox | 12/7/2012
In this week`s, "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out Music Bullet, the portable speaker.
Music Bullet is advertised as a little speaker with big sound that can hook up to any electronic device, like an iPod or computer. It is also advertised as rechargeable and runs up to seven hours. But, does this product actually work? Well, "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It."
Rows of portable speakers line the shelves at Best Buy.
"These are very popular for people that want something portable for iPhones, iPods, and stuff like that," said Forrest Langsth, Best Buy Associate.
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"You do get what you pay for, so you just wanna be careful what you`re buying," said Lagsth.
Portable speakers can be expensive, so we wanted to compare a cheaper option to its competition.
We pulled Music Bullet out of the box. But, we had a little difficulty trying to figure how it opens up. After looking over the directions, we plugged it into an iPhone.
"It actually connects through a 3.5 mm headphone jack that comes in all mp3`s."
Once we had it plugged in, it was time to crank up the music. We heard the music clearly, but it was only amplifying the sound coming from the phone.
"For the most part, the devices will have the speaker in it, but it will just be enough to get the job done," said Langsth. "It has its own battery, but volume-wise, it`s going to run off of the phone."
We decided to compare Music Bullet`s sound quality to a similar make and model. After we tried them both out, the more expensive speaker had a better sound.
While we werenít too impressed with Music Bulletís sound quality when connected to the phone, we wanted to try it out on a computer. This time we noticed the bass moves around a little bit. But, the song actually skipped a few times.
"It was a little bit louder, but the quality wasn`t what you could get from other portable speakers."
While the Music Bullet was easy to hook up to both the iPhone and laptop, it didn`t give us the best sound quality and even skipped when we were playing a song. Youíre probably going to be money ahead to save up for a better portable speaker.
So, this week`s "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs down.