Thursday, November 28, 2013

Don't Compromise on Sound Quality When Listening to Your Music on Your Portable Devices (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

The HMDX JAM COLLECTION features the #1 selling wireless speaker in the US! 

Jam flavors

Whether you are lounging poolside on spring break, sitting around a beach bonfire with your friends,meeting in the office conference room, or hanging out in the kitchen, the HMDX JAM Collection was designed with one idea in mind: sharing your music. Six new products, all featuring Bluetooth Technology, deliver sweet sound while breaking away from traditional industry designs to showcase sleek shapes and amazing finishes in bright, vibrant colors that complement our demographics’ style and taste.Bluetooth wireless speaker, portable speaker,

Do you find yourself listening to music on your iPhone, tablet, or other mobile device? If so, how is the sound quality?  Do you have to turn the speaker volume up to full volume to truly enjoy the music?  I oftentimes find myself having to do this, while comprising the sound quality not only of the music itself, but of the phones, as once it reaches the highest volume setting, the phone usually hiccups or makes funny scratching noises.  How could I fix this?  Well, the tech gadget industry is always changing and evolving, and it seems like new products are being added daily to replace outdated ones.  One of the hot items right now is a portable speaker. 

If you were to do a search right now for Bluetooth, wireless or portable speakers, you would come up with pages and pages of products.  But, which ones are the best?  And, how much are you willing to spend of a portable speaker for your needs.  While I listen to my music on my phone daily, I wasn't ready to shell out $100 on a portable speaker.  Why?  Because over the summer my husband invested in a few wireless portable speakers to use poolside, but we ended up returning them, as the sound quality was poor.  You had to be right up near the speaker to actually hear the songs.  And, if you cranked up to full volume, music was choppy, and you could hear popping or clicking type sounds coming from the speaker. 

The same folks who are the top selling massager brand also sell a line of portable speakers called HMDX Jam Wireless Speakers.  I was sent one of their new Jam XT™ Extreme Ruggedized Wireless Speakers to review recently, and can't go anywhere without it.  It has made listening to my music on my mobile phone and iPad that much more enjoyable.  And, now, I can crank up the music and have fun dance parties with the girls in the living room, whenever we want. :-)

Jam flavors
*Product Dimensions: 3.3" x 3.3" x 3"

  • Big sound, small size. Incredible sound quality from a small package. At about 3inches tall, you'll be amazed at the sound.
  • Ruggedized exterior. IP64 rated rubber exterior that makes the Jam XT splash proof, drop proof, and dirt proof.
  • Fold out carabiner. Built-in carabiner for easy transport. Just clip and go!
  • Completely wireless. Works wirelessly up to 30-feet away. Don't be tied down by wires and cords.
  • Totally universal. Works with all Bluetooth-enabled devices: smart phones, tablets and most notebooks. Line-in port for connecting non-Bluetooth devices.
  • Ready for adventure. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 8 hours of wireless play.
  • As unique as you. Available in five jamming flavors: Black Currant (black), Blueberry (blue), Tangerine (orange), Watermelon (pink), and Strawberry (red).

What you will first notice when looking at this line of portable speakers is that they come in what looks like a jam jar with a lid -- hence the name "Jam" wireless speakers.  and with fun color options like Strawberry, Grape, Blueberry, Blackberry, Apricot and Apple flavors -- lending its feel for the jam container in comes in.  Unlike other techie gadgets and accessories, the line of HMDX Jam Bluetooth Wireless speakers can be purchased at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl's, Target and Walmart.   In addition to the HMDX Jam XT™ Extreme Ruggedized Wireless Speaker, which I reviewed, HDMX also offers these other wireless speakers:

Jam Classic™
Ø  HMDX JAM Classic Wireless Speaker (MSRP $49.99)
o   Works with Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30’ away
o   Rechargeable battery- up to 4 hours of play
o   Line-in for connecting non-Bluetooth devices
o   Available in multiple colors 

Jam Plus™
Ø  HMDX JAM Plus Wireless Speaker (MSRP $59.99)
o   Exclusive JAM2 feature allows you to pair a second JAM Plus speaker for true stereo sound.
o   Works with Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30’ away 
o   Rechargeable battery provides 4 hours of wireless play 
o   Line-in for connecting non-Bluetooth devices
o   Available in multiple colors

Jam Zzz™
Ø  HMDX JAM Zzz Bluetooth Alarm Clock (MSRP $79.99)
o   Works with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30’
o   Universal dock fits any smartphone while streaming audio or charging though the USB port
o   Dual alarm clock with snooze and gradual wake
o   Built in speakerphone & USB port for charging
o   Available in multiple colors

Jam Splash™
Ø  HMDX JAM Splash Wireless Shower Speaker (MSRP $79.99)
o   Water resistant-perfect for the shower or by the pool
o   Built-in speakerphone
o   Rechargeable-up to 6 hours of play
o   Works with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30’
o   Available in multiple colors
 Jam Party™
Ø  HMDX JAM Party Wireless Stereo Speaker (MSRP $119.99)
o   4 stereo speakers deliver superior bass performance
o   Works with Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30’ away
o   Rechargeable battery provides for 8 hours of wireless play
o   Retractable handle and flip out stand
o   Line-in for connecting non-Bluetooth devices
o   Includes AC adaptor
o   Available in multiple colors

Jam Fusion™
Ø  HMDX JAM Fusion Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (MSRP $89.99)
o   Connect to a 2nd JAM Fusion and share your music with a friend!
o   Built in speaker for taking phone calls
o   Works with Bluetooth enabled device

After having been disappointed with a previous portable speaker, I was happy to find that the HMDX Jam Bluetooth Wireless speaker really delivered, and how great the overall sound quality of the speaker is, for its small size, and affordable price.  This portable speaker would make for a great gift ideas for teens and college students, or those who love to listen to music on their mobile devices, but lack the sound quality they really need to rock out and truly enjoy their music.  And, with all but one of the above portable speakers retailing for less than $100, you can't go wrong for the price.  Don't comprise on sound quality just because you think that a portable speaker from a so-called name brand is better.  Once you give the HDMX Jam Bluetooth Wireless speaker a try, you will not go back to the old way of listening to your music, which was to turn the volume to the highest setting, and still have to put your ear close to hear the music.  The portable speaker I was sent was able to project the sound in a medium sized room, which I was surprised for -- making this a great speaker for dorm rooms, a teen's bedroom, or even a family rec room.

Click here to learn more about the different portable speakers available from HMDX, and to find the one that is right for your needs, or to give as a gift this holiday season --

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Wow they really have a great selection to choose from. I would love to try these as my hearing is getting a little worse every day.
    heather [email protected]

  2. I never knew about these little speakers these would be great for my teens and their ipod and iphones they could listen to their music outloud instead of always using their ear plugs thanks for sharing this with us