Brookstone Big Blue Party - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Brookstone Big Blue Party

Brookstone Big Blue Party
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Physical Features
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Gray
Dimensions Length x Width x Height
6.3 inches x 6.3 inches x 1.3 ft
Weight

12 lbs
 
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IPX4 - Splash proof
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
No
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
No
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
4.5 hours
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
5 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
4
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
Yes
Speaker Breakdown Use the speaker breakdown to better understand sound quality based on the makeup of the speaker. Manufacturers will often report additional details on the speaker drivers, such as the shape (cone or d ... Show more
4 speaker drivers, subwoofer and passive radiator
Total Output Power Also known as “power handling,” a speaker’s total output power is recorded in wattage. A watt is a measure of electrical power. Thus, higher output means more powerful (or louder) speakers. When deter ... Show more
72 watts
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
40Hz-20kHz
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
33 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
No
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
No
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
Yes
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
radio FM Radio
No
Info at a Glance
Brand
Brookstone
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
72 / 100
Details
  • 4 full-range speaker drivers deliver powerful 360° sound
  • Connects wirelessly to Bluetooth® devices up to 33' away
  • Rechargeable battery lasts more than 4.5 hours per charge
  • Easy-grip carry handle, measures 6.3"w x 6.3"d x 15.8"h
  • Take it anywhere-poolside, decks or even the beach
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Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Adapter
Attachments Hook, clip, strap, etc
Attached metal top handle
Warranty
1 year limited warranty

Price Range:

Key features
  • 4 full-range speaker drivers
  • Connects wirelessly to Bluetooth® devices up to 33' away
  • Rechargeable battery
  • More than 4.5 hours per charge
  • Easy-grip carry handle
  • Measures 6.3"w x 6.3"d x 15.8"h

Brookstone Big Blue Party is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Archeer A320 or Bose SoundLink Revolve .

Brookstone Big Blue Party is $130 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($69.99).

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Questions about Brookstone Big Blue Party

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Brokstone Big Blue party vs Marshall kilburn, Whats speaker to buy?
Related: Marshall Kilburn, Brookstone Big Blue Party, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Rafail 56 days ago
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It really depends on what sort of details you're looking to get out of the speaker. They both have their strong, and weak points. Are you aiming for pool parties, or perhaps just simple home use?

 

The Brookstone Big Blue Party is 12 pounds, IPX4 water resistant (splash proof), has 4.5 hours of battery life, is NFC capable, and has 72 watts of power output. It features 4 speaker drivers, a subwoofer, and passive radiator. The downside to this speaker is that it's a bit heavy, and its battery life is rather short.

 

The Marshall Kilburn weighs 6.6 pounds, is durable, has 20 hours of battery life, and a power output of 70 watts. It features 3/4 dome tweeters, and one 4 inch subwoofer. This speakers downside is that it has no water resistance, and does not have near field communication (NFC).

 

All in all, the Brookstone Big Blue Party would be a good choice if you're looking for a speaker that’s water resistant for pool parties, and the Marshall Kilburn would be a wise choice if you're looking for something that is lightweight, and has a long lasting battery.

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I am looking for a wireless speaker for portability reasons however the main use will be classical music in a very large room ie 60 feet x40 feet x20 feet ( ceilings) I have been considering big blue party and bose. I don't want to spend more than say $1,500. I understand that such a large room may require two connected speakers but I am would be interested in opininions on 2 vs 1 as well as reccommendations. thank you.
Related: Brookstone Big Blue Party, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 165 days ago
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The Brookstone Big Blue Party has 4 full-range speaker drivers, with a massive 72watt output, sub woofer, and passive radiator. It would actually work quite well for the size of room you require. I don’t personally believe you would require two connected speakers. The one big blue party should do the trick.
Bose also has a few good selections, such as the Bose SoundLink Color II. It also has a large output of 55 watts, and is a bit more economical than the big blue party. However, it does not have a subwoofer, and only 2 drivers. Its rugged design gives it more durability while continuing to have large power output. It would still work wonderful for classical music, and Bose is known for producing true-to-life sound quality. Both are great selections.

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I have a large room ie 60 x 30 feet with 20 foot ceiling. What are my best wireless choices. Thank you.
Related: Brookstone Big Blue Party, Bose SoundLink Color, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 181 days ago
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In the case of personal home use for your room, then I would probably lean towards the Brookstone Big Blue Party. This is a much larger, and heavier device in comparison to the Bose SoundLink Color, but with good reason. It has an impressive 72W power output, is IPx4 water resistant (splash proof), contains 4 speaker drivers, a subwoofer, a passive radiator, and about 4.5-hours of battery life. The Bose SoundLink Color is a great choice if you plan to take the speaker around with you to many places. It weighs about 1/12 of what the Brookstone Big Blue Party does, has a small design, an 8-hour battery life, and produces clear accurate sound, but it won't produce the same amount of volume.

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I am more of a bassy songs listener , i loved the design of marshall But looking at the price difference and extra feature of being as a powerbank by xtreme is very cool. which one should I buy
Related: JBL Xtreme, Marshall Kilburn, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 9 days ago
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Both speakers have exceptional sound quality, however you’ll find that the Marshall Kilburn is able to go louder. It has a 70 watt power output in comparison to the JBL Xtreme’s 40 watts. That does not mean the JBL Xtreme can’t get very loud, it just means the Marshall can probably handle higher volume levels. That being said, the JBL certainly has a lot more features than the marshal, such as its power bank feature, water resistance, and its hands-free speakerphone functionality.


So, it’s really about what’s more important to you. Both have subwoofers, and decent drivers. The xtreme has 2 subwoofers, but they’re smaller than the kilburns 4 inch woofer. The xtreme is definitely a good choice when it comes to money value, and what you’re getting out of it. If you plan to be out, and on the go with your speaker then I believe the xtreme would be the better choice. If you want something strictly for home use then I would suggest the Marshall Kilburn.

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Which is having more performance
Related: SoundBot SB571, JBL Flip 3, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Joobin 12 days ago
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It ultimately depends on what type of performance you’re aiming for. Are you looking for something with better bass? Or perhaps something that has a lot of features? 


The JBL Flip 3 is a great choice if you want something that has a well-rounded assortment of features, and a larger scale of use. It's significantly more expensive than the soundbot, but with fair reason. It has dual 1.57in transducers, with a 16 watt power output. It has IPX4 water resistance (making it splash-proof, and a great pool party option), a 10 hour battery life, and a very durable design. It has the option to connect to other speakers, and multiple devices.


The SoundBot SB571 has a well-rounded sound quality. It has two 40mm premium drivers, and a passive subwoofer, with a 12 watt power output. The battery life on it is slightly better than the JBL Flip 3, but this is not an ideal device if you plan to take it to areas where it may get wet because it has no water resistance. It lacks a few of the other features the JBL Flip 3 offers, but you may find that the SoundBot SB571’s sound quality (especially its bass) will sound exceptional, and can easily match if not exceed the jbl’s sound at a much lower cost.

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Which of these two has clearer sound at high volumes, especially when listening to pop, hip hop, and dancehall?
Related: Anker SoundCore, VAVA Voom 21, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Gilda 15 days ago
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I believe you’ll find that the VAVA Voom 21 will have better sound quality at higher volumes. It has a 20 watt output, 2 drivers, and a subwoofer. The Anker SoundCore is also a great bluetooth speaker, but its power output is significantly lower. It has a 6 watt output, dual high-performance 3 watt speakers, and a subwoofer. This means you’ll see higher decibel levels at maximum volume on the VAVA Voom 21’s side, not to mention cleaner sound quality. The downside is that the vavavoom 21 will cost more than twice what the Anker SoundCore does.

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Anyone recommend a good speaker under $100 ?
Related: Beats Pill+, Anker A3143, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Kevin 27 days ago
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The VAVA Voom 21 would be a great choice to consider. It meets your price range, and has an outstanding sound quality. This speaker features two passive radiators, a 10W subwoofer, and has a 20W power output. The downside to this speaker is that it’s not an ideal choice if you plan to be around water in any sort of fashion because it has no water resistance.


The Cambridge OontZ Angle 3 Plus would be another great bluetooth speaker to take into consideration. It has an impressive 1 day 6 hour battery life, has two precision neodymium drivers, a bass radiator, and a power output of 10 watts. This would be a great choice for pool parties because it has IPX5 water resistance (protection from small water jets), but don’t put it inside the pool, it is not built for that.


The two speakers you listed are decent as well. The Anker A3143 is very affordable considering it has a 20W output, and has a decent battery life of 10 hours. This bluetooth speaker is equipped with dual 10W drivers, and 2 passive subwoofers. Its downside is that it has no water resistance, nor does it have NFC capability (near field communication).


The Beats Pill+ is another great choice that you listed. It has a cool design, a 12 hour battery life, and a 12W output. Its volume may not go as loud as the others mentioned, but it has a lot of features, such as being able to connect to other speakers, and has hands-free functionality.

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What is the decibel level for axess thunder sonic 1041?
Related: JBL Clip 2, Axess 1041 Thunder Sonic, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Jeremiah 32 days ago

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