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#12367136 - 08/01/17 01:08 AM Bluetooth speakers
Ranger522 Online   content
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/17
Posts: 9
Loc: TX Panhandle
I'm curious what everyone is using for a Bluetooth speaker while fishing. I realize many people may not listen to music while in the boat. I don't want an installed system in the boat but rather a single party styled speaker. I've been looking at the Monster speakers, Ion speakers, and Altec Lansing sonic boom. Basically I want something that I can take on the boat and will last a full day. Also I want to use it for the back patio when having guests over. Let me know what you suggest. I basically want a durable weather resistant Bluetooth speaker that has really good battery life.


#12367144 - 08/01/17 01:57 AM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2141
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Most with any volume aren't going to last a long day on the water - but there are models that can be aux powered from 12V DC or USB. Both of those are available as an add-on module easily tapped into the boat's power.

There are flanges available under the console of most Rangers that can accommodate mounting a 12V or USB receptacle out of sight, no need to hack the dash. The 12V and GND are readily available under the dash as well for a simple install.

I'd go with something from an actual audio technology company - such as Altec Lansing. (I have a speaker from them, like it a lot.) Monster is a marketing name, not an audio company, in my mind.

#12367297 - 08/01/17 07:36 AM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
Davedave Online   content
Bigfoot Seeker

Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 18069
Loc: Grapevine, TX
I had an Altec Lansing. It broke. I have a JBl now. The battery has lasted as long as I have stayed out. I'm sure there are others that are good. Those are the only two I have experience with.

#12367351 - 08/01/17 08:11 AM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
boocat Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1060
Loc: Hill Country
check UE

#12367493 - 08/01/17 09:20 AM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
MAK747 Online   content

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 441
Loc: Ft Wth
Bought my daughter the "Jawbone BIG JAMBOX" a couple of years ago and it is still going strong. She drags it around everywhere, has long battery life and the sound quality is amazing for a speaker its size (6.5 x 11.2 x 4.3 in. and 2 lbs). Not waterproof but seems to be pretty well sealed.

Edited by MAK747 (08/01/17 09:22 AM)

#12367625 - 08/01/17 10:39 AM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
forkduc Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11578
Loc: Plano,Texas
I have a Jam and love it!

#12367780 - 08/01/17 12:08 PM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
skeeterK Offline

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 315
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
JBL Charge 3, seats in the passenger seat as I mainly fish alone. Will last about 7 hours.

#12367837 - 08/01/17 12:54 PM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
Buzzard Breath Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/25/11
Posts: 1563
Loc: 32�42.136′N 97�6.772′W
I have like this one, the shape prevents it from rolling around, sounds good, charge lasts:

Originally Posted By: Cast
Cutting torch the nuts.

#12368428 - 08/01/17 08:27 PM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
GTrigg Offline

Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 310
Loc: East Texas
CANZ from Walmart, great sound for $29.00 bucks. Also use it in my golf cart.
G. Trigg
Gilmer, TX

#12370256 - 08/02/17 08:20 PM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
8upwithfishin' Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 789
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
JBL Xtreme!

#12372660 - 08/04/17 03:48 PM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
hogbus Online   content

Registered: 01/30/16
Posts: 251
Loc: texas
Big jam box!
1996 Champion 191 Mariner 200 EFI original owner!
2013 Basscat Puma FTD 250 ProXs 10' Blades
Go Hogs!

#12377164 - 08/08/17 08:14 AM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
ALY Offline

Registered: 08/11/16
Posts: 23
+1 on the big jambox by Jawbone. I have had mine for 3 years or so and it is still going strong. Sound is great, battery life is equally impressive. I have a buddy who just got a water resistant JBL Extreme and I like the sound from my big jambox better. Plus, with the big jambox being shaped like a rectangle (as opposed to the jbl extereme, which looks like a big pill) I can set the jambox on the boat deck or floor and it will not roll around.

#12377851 - 08/08/17 04:21 PM Re: Bluetooth speakers [Re: Ranger522]
R-U LIT Offline

Registered: 06/13/17
Posts: 108
Loc: Texas
Fugoo sport xl from what I've read and heard is a great option as well

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