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CHANGE THE WAY YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC - 14 WATTS OF POWER AND 20 HOURS OF PLAYTIME

Play music with superior high-quality and 100 Foot Wireless Range

  • The High-Quality Sound, Power and features makes the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA the Perfect Bluetooth Speaker.
  • 14 Watts of power delivers loud room filling volume from the dual precision stereo drivers and proprietary passive bass radiator.
  • Our digital audio processor pumps up the bass and enhances the clarity of the mids and highs.
  • Unique triangular design and downward facing bass radiator enhance the sound quality of the music and vocals while delivering rich full bass.
  • Totally Waterproof - IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker makes the perfect outdoor speaker for the pool and beach.
  • Connect Two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4thGen) speakers together for amazing left channel – right channel stereo sound or connect 2, 3 or 4 OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) speakers to fill your home or party with high quality stereo music.
  • Talk control of your speaker with the OontZ App for your iPhone or Smartphone running Android.

Left Channel – Right Channel

  • For awesome high-quality left and right channel stereo separation.
  • Fills any area in the home with incredible stereo sound

Surround Mode

  • Wirelessly connect your speakers together and place the around your house: inside, outside in the backyard, on the deck, patio, or balcony.
  • Let the music flow from space to space, with full sound played from each speaker

Control in the Palm of your Hand

We designed the OontZ app to make it easier than ever to control the advanced features of the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen Speakers. Adjust the EQ, connect two speakers together in Dual Mode, connect 2, 3 or 4 in Surround Mode, independently control the volume of two connected speakers, switch between audio sources, and more.

The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) offers all the critical features you’re looking for with the best sound in a medium sized speakers:

  • In the Package: OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen Speakers, USB Type C charging cables, 3.5mm Audio Cables, Quick Start Guide
  • The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA supports buttons for Play/Pause, Track forward, Track backwards and volume controls.
  • For playing audio from a video when using two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speakers, your device or TV needs to be connected to the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA serving as the Master Speaker using the 3.5mm audio cable. This provides for the best experience to reduce the delay in the audio playback when you are watching a video on your device or watching TV and playing the audio through the connected OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speakers.
  • The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA has a built in MIC for handsfree speakerphone calls from Smartphones and iPhones. Use the Master speaker to talk, answer and end phone calls.
  • The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA has built in support for Siri. Just press the Bluetooth button on the Master speaker and talk to Siri when connected over Bluetooth to your iPhone or iPad

OontZ Angle solo OontZ Angle 3 (4th Gen) OontZ Angle 3 RainDance OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) OontZ Angle 3 Pro
Bluetooth Range Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet
Supports Playing Two Together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 speakers together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 RainDance speakers together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speakers together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA Pro Edition speakers together
Power 5 Watts 10 Watts 10 Watts 14 Watts 21 Watts
Battery Playtime Up to 10 Hours Up to 14 Hours Up to 14 Hours Up to 20 Hours Up to 15 Hours
Bass Radiator 1 1 1 1 1
Water Resistance IPX5 IPX5 IPX7 Waterproof IPX7 Waterproof IPX7 Waterproof
Supports OontZ App Control Advanced Functions Control Advanced Functions

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Features

  • EXCEPTIONALLY LOUD VOLUME, RICH FULL BASS: OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) combines 14+ watt peak output power Volume Booster from two precision neodymium drivers and proprietary bass radiator to pump out the top quality full range, remarkably crystal clear high and mid sound, and bass beyond its size! Play it loud, distortion-free even at max volume! The perfect home speaker and travel speaker that packs a punch.
  • STEREO MUSIC SYSTEM WITH TWO OONTZ ANGLE 3 ULTRA (4th GEN) SPEAKERS: Connect up to 4 OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen speakers together and play your music with incredible left and right stereo via OontZ app! PLAY YOUR MUSIC IN TWO DIFFERENT AREAS SIMULTANEOUSLY - Set the speakers to play in full stereo and place them in two different areas. NOTE: Speakers sold separately - Dual Mode is not compatible with previous generations of Angle 3 ULTRA speakers, only works with Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen speakers
  • INCREDIBLE 100 FOOT BLUETOOTH RANGE: OontZ advanced antenna design with Bluetooth 4.2 provides a fast connection to your Bluetooth-enabled devices. With an incredible wireless Bluetooth range of up to 100 unobstructed feet - listen to your music, ebook, or news, even when moving around the house! This portable speaker is compatible and will pair up with any phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computer.
  • IPX7 CERTIFIED WATER RESISTANT SPEAKER: No more worries about the rain or getting it splashed! OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker is IPX7 Certified Water Resistant so it’s rainproof, splashproof, and dustproof, too! IPX7 rating speaker is fully waterproof and can be immersed into the water up to three feet!
  • 20-HOUR BATTERY PLAYTIME ON A SINGLE CHARGE: Features a built-in rechargeable battery with an excellent battery performance up to 20 hours of playtime when fully charged. For non-Bluetooth devices - connect to the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) AUX-IN jack using a 3.5mm audio cable (sold separately). Enjoy streaming your music on your device from morning till night!

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Q: I cant seem to see what the difference is between the plus and the ultra. is the sound tha…

A: Plus = 10w, BT v4, 30 hr battery, IPX5 Water Resistant
Ultra= 14w, BT v4.2, 20 hr battery…

J.T.M. Point Place | 4 years ago

Q: I just bought one and ever since i bought it has sounded like something is jiggling around…

A: Just wanted to say that after dropping one of mine and getting that annoying rattling insi…

Larry Brown | 3 years ago

Q: does it plug in to a wall outlet?

A: Per the manufacturer, this speaker (OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA) requires DC (direct current) elec…

J. D. Baker | 3 years ago

Q: Does the Oontz Angle 3 Ultra speaker come with a remote?

A: Hello, no the Angle 3 Ultra does not come with a remote it pairs with your Bluetooth devic…

Seller Cambridge Soundworks | 3 years ago

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Goldie
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Long Thorough Review for Regular People (& comparison to Oontz Plus) - with pictures & water test!
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017
Color: Black
UPDATE 10/26/20: Just happened to see this listed still, so thought I''d update. Nearly 3yrs later and the speaker is still mostly fine. It''s held up well, no hard drops, but lots of play at home, beach (sand all over it), and camping. The only ''issue'' is the bass... See more
UPDATE 10/26/20: Just happened to see this listed still, so thought I''d update. Nearly 3yrs later and the speaker is still mostly fine. It''s held up well, no hard drops, but lots of play at home, beach (sand all over it), and camping.
The only ''issue'' is the bass is a bit distorted if trying to play loud, almost like the speakers got loose and are vibrating. Still think its a good speaker for the price and quality.
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ORIGINAL REVIEW:

TEASER: there’s a water test and picture included to test the IPX6 rating 😊

WARNING: This review is lengthy and hopefully thorough for you to decide, but not overly technical. I initially wrote a lot about the first Oontz speaker I got, the Angle 3 Plus, and thank everyone for all the positive feedback and tons of upvotes. So I’ll continue that format, and compare these 2 speakers in hopes it helps you.

Having really obviously loved that speaker, after having many pretty uninspiring Bluetooth speakers, I basically bought into the Oontz family of products. There are cheap and expensive BT speakers out there, some cheap ones are great for the money, and some expensive ones really fall short based on cost and are likely riding on the brand name. To me, Oontz is the perfect value for money ratio (I’m a nerd who does research, gives quantitative ratings to the attributes I like, and then create a value ratio 😊)

I’m no audio-professional, in fact I work in the beauty / cosmetics business, in brand management (marketing), so I know “lipstick on a pig” and plain old marketing fluff when I see it (sometimes). This company definitely passes the no-marketing-hype test. It’s an American company (that matters to me, maybe not to others), and seem to be putting their dollars into good products instead of advertising.

Like you, I love music, but 80% of the time I''m listening passively, not studying the entire soundstage. After comparing this speaker to the Oontz Plus, this one is better for both passive and active listening. It’s performing well across an array of music styles: I listen to classic country, synthpop, britpop, industrial, lots of classical, 80’s, indie, and because of the kids, way too much kid’s stuff (Moana & Frozen anyone?).

UNBOXING
- Basic cardboard, but well protected. No fancy wrappings and tchotchkes. And that’s what I want to see. It doesn’t feel like you’re opening a gift, which means you didn’t pay for all the unnecessary stuff.
- The feel: just like the Angle Plus. Solid, rubberized sides. It feels just barely heavier than the previous Angle Plus. My Plus was taken camping, beach, picnics, and thrown by my kids during tantrums and play, and survived with barely a scratch, and I suspect this Ultra is the same solid quality.
- Comes with your standard micro-USB cable and 3.5mm male to male cable. Works, but I use my personal aux cable as I think its better.
- OH @#$&*!! This nearly looks/feels identical to the Angle Plus. Did I just get suckered into buying a higher priced twin!? I got worried. But then I put them side by side, hit ''play'', and happiness ensued.

PAIRING
- Nothing to say. If you’ve paired anything in your life, that’s it. Super simple. I paired to an iphone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S6 with zero delay/issue, and no disconnections within regular stated ranges (100 feet).

CONTROL / RANGE
- MUCH improved controls over the Angle Plus! You can see from my pictures (Plus on left, Ultra on right) that the Plus had harder to see buttons, and an even harder (nearly impossibly frustrating) small and hard to see power and Bluetooth light. In my picture you can actually see the Plus’s lights b/c of some camera auto-adjustment, but in real life it sucked. The Ultra is clear and bright. This may be an issue for some if they keep it on their night-stand at night. Also, the Ultra now has dedicated volume and skip buttons, whereas the Plus didn’t. Also, while I’m not blind, I like that the Ultra has higher raised symbols so I can just feel for them, versus the relatively flat buttons of the Plus. This actually is very useful I find when lighting is low, so its easier to see the buttons.
- The usb and 3.5mm jack are on the back, and are slightly recessed. Please note this if you are thinking of getting an "L" angle 3.5mm jack as I was, since it may not fully plug in.
- The access ‘door’ to the jack and usb is even improved on the Ultra vs the Plus. On the Ultra it seems there’s a metal insert in the ‘flap’, making it nice and rigid and easier to open/close, whereas on the Plus it was just a piece of rubber. See the attention to detail these Oontz folks have?!
- As for range, I live in a prewar building, very solid walls that are great except when you want wifi or bluetooth to travel. I was able to effectively control the speaker from a phone at least 30 feet away and with 3 corners in between (i.e. around the hallways and through bedrooms). Controls still worked but sound started skipping at about 40 feet. This is really impressive given my stupidly thick walls. Same performance as the Plus in my opinion.

SOUND
- WOW!
- Ok I’ll say more than that. The ultra is 4W more than the Plus, thus 14 total. If you don’t really know what that translates to in performance, neither did I. Yes I did the math and figured well its X% more watts. But not until hearing it did I realize that it actually sounds much better than the percentage would convey!
- The main thing that jumps out is just how much bass this has! I’m far from a bass-head, and in fact usually listen via great studio monitor over-ear headphones known for a very wide flat soundstage. But holy moly this was fun! The bass however didn’t muddy up the rest of the range. Yes the mids/highs were a little compromised to my ears, but not drowned out. Music compared to the Plus just sounded richer, yummier, more chocolatey (without the calories).
- I noticed the pads on the bottom are more spongey like they’re air-cushioned. Maybe my other speaker’s pads just got old, but this seems like an improvement especially given the heavy bass, it may keep it from dancing around while on a hard surface. Also, you can stand the speaker up for narrower spaces.
- ProTip: Use your EQs!! Many people forget their computers, phones, Spotify, whatever have equalizers so that they can actually adjust the levels. So when I’m not in the mood for all that bass, I can turn it down (like for the 4783rd playing of “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana soundtrack)
- “A flaw!” I thought! With this bass, its going to be horrible if I turn up the volume. So first I turned up the Plus…and it indeed just got a bit more distorted. My wife turned and gave me a dirty look like “turn it off”. Then I turned up the Ultra and she literally started dancing (Beastie Boys ‘Intergalactic” if youre interested). At max volume it was surprisingly still clear, and darned loud!
- I really love (loved?) the Plus, but this Ultra is way beyond the Plus.
- Was very audible through my house….granted I live in NYC in a 1500sq ft pre-war, so it may not fill your place up if you have a “normal” sized American house. 😊 See, there’s an upside to living in little NYC apartments….only 1 speaker needed!

WATERPROOF-NESS, USES, AND IDEAS:
- The size of this, and its features make it pretty versatile! (see measurement photo)
- I connected it to my Echo Tap (the kids are keeping the Plus, I’m taking the Ultra) and it''s great! Clearly MUCH better quality than I get from my full-size Echo''s speaker. Just be sure to keep it a few feet away from your Echo, and away from the wall a bit, or your Echo won''t hear you very well due to interference and the echo bouncing off the wall.
- IPX6: what does it mean? Well I think this is really important to understand before you take it scuba diving. The first number is for particles (dust, sand) and the second for water. An X just means it wasn''t tested, not that it doesn''t have any protection from dust/sand. The 6 means it withstands water jets, or to quote the IP standard: “Powerful water jets (12.5 mm nozzle) projected against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: 1 minute per square meter for at least 3 minutes.” My basic version of the test as shown in the picture was to hold it under my faucet for a few minutes. Yes it still works! While I don’t plan on holding it while I shower, its nice to know that it can get splashed on while by a pool/lake, or more likely the kids spilling water on it.

THINGS I HAVENT TESTED
- Battery life: have not yet let it drain, but Oontz states 20hrs. I used my plus (rated at 30hrs) on camping trips without having to recharge, so I believe them.
- Dual Speaker Mode: apparently you can pair this with a 2nd Ultra speaker. I only have this one, so haven’t verified.
- Phone Calls: I know it can be done, but I never use a BT speaker because, well, kids.

TL;DR:
THE GOOD
- Great sound, but advise to use an EQ to customize to your tastes especially for highs or to tone down bass
- Loud, and clear even when loud
- Battery for days (I''ll update when it runs down)
- IPX6 water resistance
- Power and bluetooth lights that are brighter than before, but may brighten a bedroom if you sleep near it.

THE BAD - NONE! Ok, if i''m forced to pick something, I might like a battery level indicator so I know how much is left, but that''s really knit-picking.

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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
So far the BEST portable speaker by OontZ
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017
Color: Black
So far the BEST portable speaker by OontZ. My first OontZ speaker was an Angle Plus. That speaker was the best speaker for the price at the time($50) I have also had the Angle 3. I had trouble with the first one i got and after a year and my 3rd Angle 3... See more
So far the BEST portable speaker by OontZ.

My first OontZ speaker was an Angle Plus. That speaker was the best speaker for the price at the time($50)
I have also had the Angle 3. I had trouble with the first one i got and after a year and my 3rd Angle 3 everything was swell. The only issue was the battery life. It was too short. Almost as if they were listening to my thoughts OontZ came out with the Angle 3 Plus with a bigger battery. Not only did they improve the battery life but they gave it a much sleeker housing and it was slightly larger. This gave it a bit more weight and Balanced out the bass by keeping it planted. The Original angle 3 is too light and bounces around with heavy bass and it doesn''t allow the bass to come through clearly.
Unfortunately My Angle 3 Plus was stolen about a month ago.

When i went back to order a new one I saw that this one was available. I did not hesitate to purchase. It is worth EVERY penny. It sounds amazing.
It is better than the Angle 3 by a long shot and considerably better than the Angle 3 Plus. It is considerably louder than the 3 Plus and a bit heavier too. The highs are nice and clear and the bass comes through faithfully. With these small speakers and passive subwoofers i always recommend setting them on a hollow surface(think cabinets). It always improves the bass by way of resonation.

They improved every single aspect of it, even the bluetooth range. I can get very far from it and it doesnt cut out. The furthest I''ve gotten from it is about 50 feet and it was still playing fine. Any other speaker starts to cut off when I pass the 25ft mark

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great priced bluetooth speaker that rivals even the bigger names in sound quality.
I have not yet fully depleted the battery so I cant speak for the battery life yet. I will update as soon as I get some more use out of it.

Battery Life update:
So far the battery seems to last about 10Hrs when the volume is set to max so thats really good.They claim 20Hrs on 2/3rds volume and I believe its definitely possible. Still running loud and clear.
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Edwin Kim
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
After having it for awhile...
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
Color: Black
I''ve had this product for a while now and have played many different genres of music from it. Here are my observations. Sound (3/5): They can get loud. The bass is surprisingly clear and doesn''t distort at high volumes. The amount of bass is average. The highs... See more
I''ve had this product for a while now and have played many different genres of music from it. Here are my observations.

Sound (3/5): They can get loud. The bass is surprisingly clear and doesn''t distort at high volumes. The amount of bass is average. The highs get kind of piercing at high volumes. If compared with more expensive bluetooth speakers (soundlink mini II, sound link color, wonderbooms, jbl''s), I''d say that the sound quality is definitely worse. That said, it is much better and clearer than all of the 20-40 dollars speakers I''ve heard. Sound: 3/5

Design (3/5): The design is nice. Good-looking product, buttons are easy to see and reach and have a nice feel to them. The rubberized sides feel nice but pick up a lot of dust. I got a white one and a black one, and of the two, the black one looks nicer and a little more high end. One flaw: The bass radiator is facing down when you lay it horizontally and it makes the oontz jump around all over the place if you are a bass-y song with any sort of volume. It''s even worse when it''s laid vertically; the Oontz moves all over the place and rotates around while the music plays. There definitely needed to be some kind of base for this speaker. Design: 3/5

Functionality (4/5): The best part of the Oontz is that it can be paired with another one to play (L/R) stereo or they can each just play the full music. They pair well with each other and can be placed pretty far apart. I had to get a replacement for one of the speakers because it was dropping the bluetooth signal, but customer service sent me another speaker and I haven''t had issues with connectivity yet. The instructions are clear and it becomes pretty easy and intuitive to pair with a phone, pair with another Oontz, and switch between full stereo and L/R stereo). By far, the speakers sound the best when paired with another one and in L/R setting. The bluetooth takes a bit to connect but the difference between all the different speakers is a matter of seconds anyway. The battery life is excellent and the unit is IPX6 waterproof, which means it can handle everything except being put in standing water/submerged. The unit turns off by itself after awhile if it isn''t paired with anything, which is an underrated feature. Functionality: 4/5

The Oontz Angle 3 Ultra, in my opinion, is the best portable bluetooth speaker at the below 50 dollar price point. They sound much fuller and clearer than the Anker Soundcore 2, which would be its closest competitor. The Anker sounds tinny and cheap. If you compare the two devices, the Oontz definitely seems higher quality. I''d recommend this to anyone who is looking for decent sound on a budget.

**One small note, it isn''t a huge issue but when the Oontz is on without playing anything, it puts out a slight hiss/static sound. This isn''t really perceivable when it''s playing music (obviously since the music is the prominent sound) and it isn''t a huge deal because, how often do we have the speaker on without it playing music? But it''s something that you might want to know!
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
WHAT ARE YOU REVIEWERS TALKING ABOUT?!
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
Color: Black
*** Update 05/28, After going back and forth with OontZ customer service I received NO help whatsoever and declined to refund my purchase. This speaker is incredibly bad and is outperformed by most brands, this has been the... See more
*** Update 05/28, After going back and forth with OontZ customer service I received NO help whatsoever and declined to refund my purchase. This speaker is incredibly bad and is outperformed by most brands, this has been the worst purchase in the past 2 years. My speaker isn''t defective, it''s just a crappy product. Save your money! ***
** sorry for the speaker volume in the video! **

Summary:
My $17 bluedio BS-3 beat this speaker hands down. Muddy mid and high range, impressive bass, narrow sound stage. Absolutely disappointing. What are these other reviewers talking about?!

I spend weeks researching electronics before I purchase them and that’s exactly what I did with this Oontz ultra. I watched review after review with all these (likely affiliate) YouTube reviewers talking about how amazing the oontz ultra is.

Garbage!

I’ve never had $40 disappoint me so much, ever.
My smile of anticipation turned into a disgusted frown in half a second. Ugly mids, trashy highs but impressive lows. Yes the volume gets high but it sounds stressed and messy.

I used Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.2 for my testing, both yielding poor results for the Oontz. I’m shocked at how my bluedio sounded better. My $17 cheap imported speaker had better highs and mids for less than half the price. If you’re looking for value, this is not it.

I’ve listened to the JBL flip and charge which both easily out perform this speaker. The Sony XB series ALL out perform this speaker (even the lowest model).

I’m returning this immediately. These other reviewers must have never heard other Bluetooth speakers before or are fake reviews. Don’t waste your money on this speaker I promise you it’s not worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Blue Tooth Speaker Marathon
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2018
Color: Black
A tale of 5 Blue Tooth Speakers (get comfy) Following is a review of 5 BT Speakers I purchased over the past few months: Oontz Angle($24.95) , OOntz Angle Ultra($39.95), Anker Soundcore($24.95), VAVA voom($29.95), Tribit xSound($35.99). I used the reviews from... See more
A tale of 5 Blue Tooth Speakers (get comfy)

Following is a review of 5 BT Speakers I purchased over the past few months: Oontz Angle($24.95) , OOntz Angle Ultra($39.95), Anker Soundcore($24.95), VAVA voom($29.95), Tribit xSound($35.99). I used the reviews from Amazon as a basis for my purchases as I have no experience with BT speakers. This speaker was to be used more or less exclusively on an Amazon Echo Dot for relatively near-field music replay. Features such as waterproof, portability, stereo capability, super bass, and loud volumes were secondary to natural sound reproduction. In other words, they would not be used at loud volumes to fill a room with sound for a party. I know……what do I expect for under $40?

Test: All testing was done with 2 tablets and an Amazon Echo Dot connected via Bluetooth. We did not use the AUX connection (tested later and all worked fine). Being a cheapskate, I initially purchased the Oontz Angle and Anker Soundcore thinking one would be for my wife, and I would “settle” for the other. Between the 2, she preferred the Anker to the Oontz. The Anker produced a better all-around range albeit somewhat muffled (to me) . The Oontz, while more detailed, had too much high-end bias for most music. After a day or two, my wife agreed with me about the Anker, and we decided to get 3 more speakers and pick 2 among the 5.

The Second Test: Once we received the other 3 speakers, Oontz Angle Ultra, Tribit XCore, and the VAVA Voom, it became immediately apparent the Oontz Angle and Anker SoundCore were going back. There was no comparing the initial 2 with the 3 new kids on the block. All three were obviously better…albeit a bit more expensive.

Ontz Angle Ultra: a bit bigger than the original, and we both agreed the sound was better. Much better in fact. The speaker sounded bigger and the lower end had filled out nicely. Music with piano especially gained the weigh so lacking in the original Oontz which could sound small and tinkley. A good mid-range and nice bass, but not Beats level (thankfully). We both agreed that this speaker sounded the best across the different music genres we tested. It also had the unique trait of masking it''s exact location; sound came from a large area near the speaker versus from an exact point. Soundstage on a $40 dollar BT speaker?

Tribit Xcore: Surprisingly loud and bassy, but without going over the top. The least “cool” of the designs, but hefty for its size and did nothing badly across different music types. I especially noticed how well /full it sounded at lower volume levels. It placed second in my rankings.

VAVAVoom: I liked the look and feel of this speaker the best, and being the same design as the much more expensive JBL Flip and Charge speakers I expected a lot. I especially liked the idea of the 2 side passive woofers, but it actually produced the least effective bass of the 3, even though the side woofer cones were working their little hearts out. I generally I enjoyed the sound ….but it was inconsistent among different music genres. Placed 3rd for me

My rankings: Oontz Ultra, Tribit, VAVA -- My Wifes rankings: Oontz Ultra, VAVA, Tribit

All connected via Bluetooth without drama to an Echo Dot, Amazon Fire, and Dell tablets. Though different sounding, the sonic differences between the VAVAVoom and the Tribit were much less than the sonic difference between those 2 speakers and the Oontz Ultra.

The Ultra won hands down, and we have been very happy with it for about 4 weeks now. The VAVAVoom was returned, but I *did* keep the Tribit.....you know.....for my troubles. :-)
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Mark C. Moderie
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Cheaply made!
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018
Color: Black
This is a great sounding speaker but it doesn''t last. They replaced my first one that lasted a week but the second one only lasted one year with limited use. I do NOT recommend this product.
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Nokota Silver
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing Sound! A little too powerful for its own good... Firmware update fixes lag!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
Color: Black
I LOVE this thing. When I wrote to Cambridge Soundworks about my Oontz Angle Plus beginning to (literally) fall to pieces, they offered me a discount on their new model. Well, I can''t help but be impressed! The sheer power of... See more
I LOVE this thing. When I wrote to Cambridge Soundworks about my Oontz Angle Plus beginning to (literally) fall to pieces, they offered me a discount on their new model. Well, I can''t help but be impressed! The sheer power of this thing is incredible! And a big thank-you to Cambridge University for such amazing customer service! I love you guys! <3

... A little... TOO incredible... It caused my solid wood counter-tops to vibrate and buzz, because the bass speaker is on the bottom. Turning down the bass in my equalization settings helped, but I didn''t think I should have to do that, as most of my music isn''t bass-heavy to begin with.

So then I tried standing it on its end...

Well, it decided it had other places to be.

Literally.

Utilizing the bass pad that came with my Oontz Plus solved all of these issues entirely, so I would like to recommend Cambridge Soundworks also include the bass pad with this speaker.

I''ve included camera footage of the speaker playing at full volume... AND going for a stroll. Please, enjoy! <3

I can''t recommend this speaker enough! I deducted one star, however, for the issues I encountered, as mentioned. As much as I adore this tiny little powerhouse, I can''t lie: It''s not perfect.

UPDATE: So while I initially purchased this strictly to use for music, I do like to watch videos on my phone or tablet sometimes, and neither of these devices are exactly known for amazing sound power when watching movies. I was perturbed to say the least when I recognized the terrible audio lag the device has. Sound is heard more than a full second after the characters move their lips, a problem which my old Oontz Plus (RIP) never had. I suppose I could remedy this issue by using an AUX cable, since unlike my old phone my new phone has a working sound jack, but I can''t do that and keep the device''s water resistance in tact, and my favorite place to watch youtube videos on my phone is in the bathtub. ^_^ Since the sound delay is far, far worse than expected (my old Oontz speaker had ZERO sound delay) I''m docking another star for it.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A big thanks to brdavis9 for giving me the link to the do-it-yourself online firmware update for this device, and a big thanks to Cambridge Soundworks for making it available to do ourselves. After the update, the speaker''s sound delay is down to about a millisecond. Only really noticeable if you''re looking for it specifically or a person in video is talking insanely fast. And the speaker earns back the lost star for sound delay. <3 The tutorial online for setting up the firmware update explains the most bare minimum detail so that even tech-incompetent people like my dad could use it (He still can''t tell the difference between a tab and a window.) but those of us who are tech savvy can just wing it for the most part.

For everyone else, here is the link provided to me! Follow these instructions if your speaker has noticeable lag.

https://theoontz.com/pages/firmware-upgrade-for-oontz-angle-3-ultra-pc

(I put my phone in a ziplock freezer bag when I use it in the bathtub. The extra insulation intended to prevent freezer burn also prevents condensation inside the bag and protects my phone in case I drop it in the water.)
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Oontz Angle 3 Ultra vs JBL Flip 4
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2019
Color: White
BACKGROUND I''m an owner of the [non-Ultra] Angle 3, which I used the spit out of. I''m still a huge fan of it, and it''s now lent to a friend. I eventually wanted to upgrade, so I considered a newer Oontz. First, I had to determine which was better: the [Angle 3] "Plus"... See more
BACKGROUND
I''m an owner of the [non-Ultra] Angle 3, which I used the spit out of. I''m still a huge fan of it, and it''s now lent to a friend. I eventually wanted to upgrade, so I considered a newer Oontz. First, I had to determine which was better: the [Angle 3] "Plus" or "Ultra". [TO CAMBRIDGE SOUNDWORKS: really bad naming convention, btw: just call them "Angle 4" and "Angle 5", will ya?] The research was clear: Ultra was newer, more powerful, and sounded better. I read the JBL Flip 4 had better sound, but was aghast at the price. I bought the Ultra.

MINE WAS DEFECTIVE
Bluetooth (BT) would connect with some transmitters, not with others. One it did connect to, I''d get dropouts, and weirdly playing at wrong speeds (both too fast and too slow); this was witnessed by another person. Sadly, a firmware update did not resolve the issue. Through lots of troubleshooting with multiple devices, I know it was the Ultra.

DEFECTIVE DESIGN: RESONANT FREQUENCY
-There''s an odd physical resonance at a certain (low) frequency. At high volumes, the internal (metal?) frame audibly rings/resonates/vibrates on certain frequencies in the lower-end. How did that get out of prototype? I noticed this before the BT issue, and it was worrying, but not a deal-killer. I don''t usually listen at higher volumes.

DISAPPOINTING SOUND
Let me say I really wanted to like this thing, as I''m a HUGE fan of the [regular, and cheaper] Angle 3. The [regular] Angle 3 is smaller, cheaper, is powered by a real 18650 battery [I know, I opened it to verify], has really good sound for its size [way better than anything I grew up with, for its size], and really reliable. While not perfect, I got a ton of use out of it. The Ultra [I think] has two 18650s, a larger frame [allowing more bass], more powerful, and theoretically should have better sound overall. Disappointingly, that''s not what I experienced.

BOOMY BASS
The Ultra has a disappointing peaky-ness I''d say around 170Hz. This means "boomy". The true "low" bass is hard to find or boost. For instance, in a custom EQ program, setting a 40Hz filter all the way up, yielded no real audible difference (!), except distorting earlier. Bass only improved by boosting 70Hz. Sound actually IMPROVED by LOWERING the 40Hz filter to zero [40Hz is about as low as most people can easily hear, even though everything you''ll read will say humans can theoretically hear down to 20Hz. That low bass note so common in slow rap is basically 40Hz.] With the Flip 4, bumping up 40Hz yielded an improvement in sound, not detriment, and no distortion (unless ridiculously high; I''ve tried it to extremes). As with any device, you might need a precut function in your EQ if you go crazy with bass boost, which some EQ''s don''t have. But this is more about the input signal becoming too high and less about the drivers themselves being overloaded.
As much EQ''ing as I did [and I did a lot], I couldn''t get the Oontz Angle 3 ULTRA to sound satisfying. DISCLAIMER: I''m an audiophile, I hear things most people do not, or if they do they may not care. Then again, if you don''t really care about sound, what are you doing buying the Ultra, when it costs around 50% more than the regular Angle3 and is bigger and heavier.

MORE BASS DOES NOT EQUAL BETTER BASS
MIDRANGE DISAPPOINTING TOO
The Ultra has substantially more bass than the ''regular'' Angle3--so bassy to the point that it can be distracting on non-music sound where lots of bass isn''t desirable (such as audio books). Even worse, the overweight of bass energy is in the UPPER bass region (more like a cheap boombox than a fine speaker). And perhaps most importantly, the MIDS never really sounded right to me either (just thin or muffled--not ''crystal clear''). When I FIRST was playing with the Ultra, comparing it to the ''regular'', I was at first like "Oh yeah"--mainly due to "more" bass, but with time, I realized there was something dissatisfying about the sound (mids and low-lows). I was actually happier with the mids of the ''regular'' Oontz, and of course there was the reliability/QC issue.

MOST PEOPLE WILL STILL LIKE THE ULTRA!
That said, I THINK MANY/MOST PEOPLE WILL BE VERY SATISFIED WITH THE SOUND OF THE ULTRA. Especially if they''ve never had a bluetooth speaker before. For most people, "good sound" is defined as "loud". That''s all many people want to know: "how loud does it go"? I''m not one of those people--are you? If you buy a motorcycle, is that the only thing you ask: "how fast does it go?", or are other things important too?

From the videos I watched, the Ultra has similar sonic characteristics to the JBL Charge 3 and Charge 4. These are large-ish BT speakers designed more to be loud, and provide a lot of "bass", than to sound great. Ultra is cheaper and smaller than the JBL Charge 3 & 4, but almost certainly not as loud.

JBL FLIP 4 vs JBL CHARGE 3 & CHARGE 4
Enter the JBL Flip 4, which from my research kept coming up as the go-to speaker for those who really want ''good'' sound quality over ''loudest sound''. I still think the asking price is gouging, despite the quality (I could be wrong), considering that these are still pretty simple devices, so I refused to pay the retail price. I took a risk and bought a returned unit. I also noticed there are a lot of ones dubbed "refurbished" out there--with mysterious origins. The interesting thing is that right now (January 2019), the JBL Charge 3 is on blowout/deep discount and often cheaper or same price as the JBL Flip 4. If you''re debating between these two, if you just want big sound and don''t plan on carrying it around a lot (it''s pretty big), go for the Charge 3. If you are finicky about real audio quality and don''t want to play really loud a lot, go for the Flip 4 even though it costs more. The Charge 4 (not Flip 4) is actually monaural (single speaker/not stereo) and yet still seems to retain some disappointing sonic characteristics of the Charge 3 (boominess & unsatisfying midranges), while losing stereo. I used to scoff at the idea of stereo in such a small speaker system, but after tons of use, I have to say, I was wrong. I can really hear stereo effects even in my ''regular'' Angle3. Plus, if you get a Youtube video where some yahoo''s sound card put the audio channels out of phase (rare, but it happens), you''ll get no sound instead of weird sound. Or, any sound effect that depends on phase will be lost on you.

In videos I listened to, the Charge 3 & 4 sounded like they had a sweater over the speaker, esp. when comparing side-by-side with a Flip 4; that''s the best way I can describe it. That''s similar to how I feel about the Angle 3 Ultra, after comparing it side by side with the JBL Flip 4. Leading me to believe the Charge 3 and Oontz Ultra basically have similar sound, although the Charge 3 & 4 probably go louder, and are more suitable for "party" type situations, where you need quantity over quality.

JBL FLIP 4 VS OONTZ ANGLE 3 ''ULTRA''
I was going to return the Angle3 Ultra anyway, and had the luxury of demo-ing it side-by-side with the Flip 4. I''m sorry, I didn''t make a video or audio recording, one reason being I didn''t have time to find acceptable royalty-free music, plus other reasons. But I can tell you how it was. What people say about the Flip 4 is right. At sounds below ''loud'', it sounds really nice: it seems better than the Ultra at all frequencies below the highest, and the Ultra didn''t seem to best it in highs either. The Ultra goes a little louder, but both start to sound like crap at high volumes, even if they''re not distorting: the Flip 4 definitely moreso. At some point as you continue raising the volume, the Flip 4''s bass just stays the same, and only the upper mids and high frequencies get louder, with unacceptable resulting sound. I''m not sure if this is some kind of DSP [digital signal processing], or if it''s naturally that way. Many people believe there is DSP in most of these high-end BT speakers, but if that''s true, I don''t see why they wouldn''t have EQ''d the Flip 4 better, as it responds REALLY well to careful EQ''ing, to the point where I can make the non-EQ''d Flip 4 sound like ''crap'' when doing an A/B comparison, and it sounds pretty darn good without EQ already.

I am converted to the side-firing passive radiators JBL uses. It pretty much completely negates the vibration issue. Oontz is down-firing, which leads to several obvious problems.

The Flip 4''s BT range is AMAZING. When I could get a BT connection on the Ultra, its reception was, IIRC, comparable to the regular Angle3. With the Flip 4, I can take it into rooms pretty reliably that I couldn''t previously at all, and can walk through the kitchen usually without it breaking up.

Battery life of Ultra and Flip 4 are both very nice. I suspect both use two 18650 cells [a very mature lithium-ion platform used in laptops and electric cars], and if so, that''s why. The ''regular'' Angle 3 has one 18650 [verified], and still lasts a long time compared to the bigger blokes because it''s more efficient. The reason I bought the original Angle3 was because it used an honest-to-God 18650 cell, instead of a more-questionable rectangular old-school cellphone style battery. Battery quality is more important than you think, and in the world of lower-end BT speakers, that is make-or-break. Making all that bass takes lots of energy. Read bad reviews of cheapo BT speakers, and you''ll find a lot of the probs are due to poor internal, non-replaceable batteries. I''d still love to see a hi-fi BT speaker with a replaceable 18650 battery. I have a belt-clip "PA" speaker which takes a removable 18650 battery, and use it all the time for non-music audio.

The Flip 4 comes with a lanyard, but I wish it had a lanyard attachment on both sides for sling-type or around-the-neck carry, like the [original?] JBL Charge [the one that looked just like the Flip 4]. Both are substantially heavier than the regular Angle3, but are small enough to carry from room to room without being a bother. For frequent pack carry, I''d go for the regular Angle3.

Both Oontz varieties were prone to doing a weird audio shutdown/gate when fed unusual audio signals, such Line-in of a monaural telephone line through adapters. The Flip just plays it confidently out of one speaker and doesn''t flinch. All 3 have a weird sound gate, which mutes the line-in after a (pretty short) period of not detecting audio, which means that quieter passages of audio don''t get ''played'' until you turn the volume way up so the speaker board can ''hear'' the audio :( .

The ULTRA needed to be played at higher levels for it to sound its best. I largely judge a speaker by how well it sounds at lower volume levels [more difficult]. Then again, at slightly higher volumes than its sweet spot, the Ultra''s performance starts to deteriorate. (Not a good combo.)

When you disconnect a line-in from an Oontz, it automatically goes into Bluetooth-searching mode. I find this mildly annoying. Flip 4 you have to manually make it search BT, but then again there''s no way to unpair from the Flip 4 that I''ve found, without just turning the speaker off.

The Oontz you have to hold the power button down to make it turn on. The Flip 4 you just press the button, and it''s a really high quality feeling recessed button that won''t get turned on accidentally. I wish the Flip4''s Bluetooth button were the same, as I accidentally hit the Bluetooth Search button ALL THE TIME, esp when fumbling for the volume (which is easy to find on the Oontz''s).

JBL FLIP 4 ISN''T PERFECT EITHER
There are things I DON''T like about the Flip 4. I love the Oontz''s TRIANGLE shape: it''s stable, and aims at you more than not. The Flip 4 can roll around, and you run into issues with cables sticking out the back (including danger of torquing them). The Oontz''s have a MUTE function on Aux-In (very handy sometimes); I can''t find a Mute function on the JBL. The JBL''s fabric tends to attract dirt. The JBL makes a pretty loud noise on both bootup and shutdown; this is something Cambridge Soundworks learned not to do on earlier versions of the Oontz (<cough> original Angle 3). The Oontz Ultra has a noticeably much "quieter" alert sounds. I''ve woken up people turning the Flip 4 on and off (tip: the only way I''ve found to avoid shutdown sounds on the Flip 4 is to either turn it off while still connected to BT, or to disconnect BT and let do a timeout power-down ). Everyone complains about this, and JBL could easily change this with a firmware update. The Flip 4 disgustingly does NOT have APTX (for all that money you pay!), and the BT lag is atrocious. Videos of people speaking are not sync''d up. Workarounds for such audio delay are beyond the ability of most people. Apparently the Ultra doesn''t have APTX either: still surprising, but it''s less-understandable for the Flip 4, given that it''s almost DOUBLE the already-expensive price of the Ultra. If I''m right, this means you''ll get delay on the Ultra as well [I tested it mostly with music when I had it]. The only thing you can really do is watch the video through a program that can adjust audio sync [like non-mobile versions of VLC or MPC-HC], and to do that you''ll most likely have to be able to watch the video offline (i.e. download it), which is usually not practical. I really wonder if the mfr''s are purposely withholding APTx just to give us a reason to do ''another'' upgrade.

I prefer the button locations of the Oontz. The Oontz has a way to manually disconnect BT using buttons; I haven''t figured out a way to do this from the Flip 4.

The Flip 4 is VERY noisy: for something basically considered quasi-"audiophile", there''s a ton of self-noise. All these BT speakers are pretty noisy internally, buy the Flip 4 the most. It''s so bad that when I''m not playing anything, I sometimes point the Flip 4 downward, or just move it out of earshot. If you live in a noisy environment or are as hard-of-hearing as most people, you might not notice, but I live in a quiet environment and good hearing. The Flip4''s self-noise becomes a REAL problem at lowest levels (i.e. when I''m trying not to wake someone nearby). The self-noise can actually all but wash out really soft sound. That''s ridiculous. The Oontz Ultra had self-noise like any BT speaker, but it wasn''t as much of a problem.

The Flip4 is the most finicky about speaker placement of all 3 mentioned here. The high freq''s mysteriously start to be less audible outside of the sweet spot of about 1.5 feet. Don''t get me wrong, it''s still nice, but I can actually pinpoint the sweet spot down to within ~3 inches! 360 degree speakers are made, but I prefer directionality for a variety of reasons, including efficiency, sound quality, and (at low levels) disturbing others less. That said, I recently was able to borrow a set of Taotronics Bluetooth headphones, and I have to say, they''re better for not disturbing others when they''re sleeping, and I''m quite happy with them, except I can''t lie on my side with headphones, and I''m kind of anti-headphones in general, largely due to greater risk of hearing damage.

If you have kids or naughty pets, the exposed passive bass radiators on the sides of the Flip 4 could get damaged. The Oontzes seem a bit more rough-and-tumble. The JBL Flip 4 seems more refined.

The "manual" for the Flip 4 is horrible: very short on info, high on "hieroglyphs". It''s like a really long, annoying, multi-language Quick Start Guide. I think Cambridge (Oontz) provides better documentation and their support (from what I''ve read) seems to be okay and US-based. (I did not contact them over the BT issue because I knew, after the firmware update, that nothing would fix it.)

I find with all these speakers, it''s easy for them to be upside-down, or oriented wrongly. This is especially true fpr the Flip4. I frequently grab for the invisible tactile buttons and don''t feel them b/c it''s upside-down.

I first mistook the JBLConnect button as the Bluetooth button. It''s not. That''s why I needed the manual. I literally couldn''t even see the Bluetooth button on the Flip 4. I still wish the JBLC button were the BT button. I''m not crazy about the JBLConnect feature and thought I''d never use it, but one night when trying to listen to a show with someone making dinner for me in another room, I could see the use. I ended up trying to aim the speaker for both of us to hear, but a built-in repeater would be nice; I just don''t like proprietary. And if there is no delay problem with JBLConnect, which the JBL BT speakers already have, why can''t JBL fix the main units'' delay problem?

Battery life meter on Flip 4 is way too optimistic and lies. When you plug it in, it shows its true state, which is usually 1 or 2 ''dots'' lower than it portrayed itself while not charging. Seems to be a linear voltage reading, but li-ion voltage curve is not linear! IMO, if you''re even 1 dot down, you should charge it after you''re done. Then again, with the Oontz line, you get less of an indicator--especially the original Angle3.

I''m not sure about micro USB port sturdiness with the JBL. I almost boycotted JBL over complaints of too-weak USB ports on a variety of models. I''m SUPER careful about attaching & detaching USB on the Flip 4 (no more one-handed fumbling). The Oontz Ultra connector seemed sturdier, and has proved quite sturdy in my ''regular'' Angle 3.

With the Flip 4, the question is: did (almost) twice as much (retail) cost result in twice as good sound quality? I''d say NO, BUT--in reality, it was twice as much ENJOYABILITY. That''s a fine distinction, but it''s a real one. I''d say for double the price, you get about 50% better sound quality ("diminishing returns" is considered "normal" for "hi-fi"). But that 50% improvement for me, was the difference between being satisfied and not satisfied with the sound. I find myself listening to music more than I used to, just because I like the sound a lot (and I was able to make good EQ''s with my equipment--farther than most people will go). I have less listening fatigue with the Flip 4 over the Ultra. In fact, the Ultra gave more fatigue than even the original Angle3. With the Flip 4, there is "less" bass, but it is "better" bass, and with good EQ, it can produce quite stunning amounts of realllly nice bass, with nothing lacking, amazingly. I mean, the sound is better than a lot of decent bigger boombox/shelf systems. In reality, because I got an orphan Flip 4, I only paid about 20 bucks more over the retail Ultra, but it was more risky. In my case, it worked out.

For years (and perhaps still currently in January 2019), the (regular) Oontz Angle 3 (not Ultra) has been the best-selling BT speaker on Amazon, and for a good reason. The Ultra proved (for me) to be a dud design, considering the anticipated "improvements". Cambridge better get its act together, after embarrassing itself with the "Plus" and then replacing it with the "Ultra" like Microsoft replaced Vista. Don''t be ashamed to get the regular Angle 3. While nothing is perfect, it''s a proven design that is reliable and a great performer if you want smallish size and/or medium-low cost. Cambridge Soundworks is still making the regular Angle 3, despite 2 newer iterations, and that says something. I can fit a regular Angle 3 in a fanny pack, but really not larger models. If you want a more "party" type sound and don''t mind something the size of a large water bottle, consider the Charge 3 at a discount now. If you want to sit with the thing actually pointed at you and actually LISTEN to the music, and can appreciate the difference, but still want something you can carry around easily from room to room, I think the Flip 4 is best. If you want a glorified desktop-only speaker, there are even larger models out there to consider. Where does the Oontz Ultra fit in? Nowhere, in my opinion! Cambridge, get yer act together! And improve your naming convention!
I also invite Cambridge to get ahold of me for further feedback, and/or beta programs.
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David Murray Holland
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Hopelessly difficult
Reviewed in Canada on February 19, 2021
I had a 3plus before.. These dual modes... Finicky garbage. Makes connecting impossible even after you''ve done it a few times. I don''t know why they aren''t connecting. Wait I do. It''s stupid.
I had a 3plus before.. These dual modes... Finicky garbage.

Makes connecting impossible even after you''ve done it a few times.

I don''t know why they aren''t connecting.

Wait I do.

It''s stupid.
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Naushad Mistry
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good sound, significant lag when watching a video
Reviewed in Australia on January 17, 2020
The audio volume, quality / clarity are very good. If you want to watch a video, the picture and sound are out of sync. Apparently, this lag can be corrected by buying an adaptor. If the technology exists to eliminate the lag, why not just include it in the speaker from the...See more
The audio volume, quality / clarity are very good. If you want to watch a video, the picture and sound are out of sync. Apparently, this lag can be corrected by buying an adaptor. If the technology exists to eliminate the lag, why not just include it in the speaker from the start? I would not recommend this product due to the audio lag.
The audio volume, quality / clarity are very good. If you want to watch a video, the picture and sound are out of sync. Apparently, this lag can be corrected by buying an adaptor. If the technology exists to eliminate the lag, why not just include it in the speaker from the start? I would not recommend this product due to the audio lag.
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Jorge Mdz
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Muy buen calidad de sonido por el precio
Reviewed in Mexico on February 22, 2021
Creo falta un poco de volumen para el tamaño de las dos juntas ., pero aún así está bien si quieres sonido estéreo ., la calidad del audio jamás se distorsiona ., si quieres calidad está muy bien ., si buscas volumen no !!
Creo falta un poco de volumen para el tamaño de las dos juntas ., pero aún así está bien si quieres sonido estéreo ., la calidad del audio jamás se distorsiona ., si quieres calidad está muy bien ., si buscas volumen no !!
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Pamela Allen-LeBlanc
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great on the sound, low on the volume
Reviewed in Canada on November 22, 2019
Great sounding speakers, I was hoping for something a bit louder.
Great sounding speakers, I was hoping for something a bit louder.
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Kenneth Lam
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Probably the best speaker with built-in mic
Reviewed in Singapore on September 5, 2021
Finding a speaker with a built-in mic is hard. Finding one with a good speaker is even harder. I bought 2 sets (4 speakers) for home and office. Apart from music, I use them for my Zoom meetings… totally hands-free.
Finding a speaker with a built-in mic is hard. Finding one with a good speaker is even harder. I bought 2 sets (4 speakers) for home and office. Apart from music, I use them for my Zoom meetings… totally hands-free.
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CHANGE THE WAY YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC - 14 WATTS OF POWER AND 20 HOURS OF PLAYTIME

Play music with superior high-quality and 100 Foot Wireless Range

  • The High-Quality Sound, Power and features makes the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA the Perfect Bluetooth Speaker.
  • 14 Watts of power delivers loud room filling volume from the dual precision stereo drivers and proprietary passive bass radiator.
  • Our digital audio processor pumps up the bass and enhances the clarity of the mids and highs.
  • Unique triangular design and downward facing bass radiator enhance the sound quality of the music and vocals while delivering rich full bass.
  • Totally Waterproof - IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker makes the perfect outdoor speaker for the pool and beach.
  • Connect Two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4thGen) speakers together for amazing left channel – right channel stereo sound or connect 2, 3 or 4 OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) speakers to fill your home or party with high quality stereo music.
  • Talk control of your speaker with the OontZ App for your iPhone or Smartphone running Android.

Left Channel – Right Channel

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We designed the OontZ app to make it easier than ever to control the advanced features of the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen Speakers. Adjust the EQ, connect two speakers together in Dual Mode, connect 2, 3 or 4 in Surround Mode, independently control the volume of two connected speakers, switch between audio sources, and more.

The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) offers all the critical features you’re looking for with the best sound in a medium sized speakers:

  • In the Package: OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen Speakers, USB Type C charging cables, 3.5mm Audio Cables, Quick Start Guide
  • The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA supports buttons for Play/Pause, Track forward, Track backwards and volume controls.
  • For playing audio from a video when using two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speakers, your device or TV needs to be connected to the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA serving as the Master Speaker using the 3.5mm audio cable. This provides for the best experience to reduce the delay in the audio playback when you are watching a video on your device or watching TV and playing the audio through the connected OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speakers.
  • The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA has a built in MIC for handsfree speakerphone calls from Smartphones and iPhones. Use the Master speaker to talk, answer and end phone calls.
  • The OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA has built in support for Siri. Just press the Bluetooth button on the Master speaker and talk to Siri when connected over Bluetooth to your iPhone or iPad

OontZ Angle solo OontZ Angle 3 (4th Gen) OontZ Angle 3 RainDance OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) OontZ Angle 3 Pro
Bluetooth Range Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet Up to 100 feet
Supports Playing Two Together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 speakers together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 RainDance speakers together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA speakers together Play Two OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA Pro Edition speakers together
Power 5 Watts 10 Watts 10 Watts 14 Watts 21 Watts
Battery Playtime Up to 10 Hours Up to 14 Hours Up to 14 Hours Up to 20 Hours Up to 15 Hours
Bass Radiator 1 1 1 1 1
Water Resistance IPX5 IPX5 IPX7 Waterproof IPX7 Waterproof IPX7 Waterproof
Supports OontZ App Control Advanced Functions Control Advanced Functions

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY LOUD VOLUME, RICH FULL BASS: OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) combines 14+ watt peak output power Volume Booster from two precision neodymium drivers and proprietary bass radiator to pump out the top quality full range, remarkably crystal clear high and mid sound, and bass beyond its size! Play it loud, distortion-free even at max volume! The perfect home speaker and travel speaker that packs a punch.
  • STEREO MUSIC SYSTEM WITH TWO OONTZ ANGLE 3 ULTRA (4th GEN) SPEAKERS: Connect up to 4 OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen speakers together and play your music with incredible left and right stereo via OontZ app! PLAY YOUR MUSIC IN TWO DIFFERENT AREAS SIMULTANEOUSLY - Set the speakers to play in full stereo and place them in two different areas. NOTE: Speakers sold separately - Dual Mode is not compatible with previous generations of Angle 3 ULTRA speakers, only works with Angle 3 ULTRA 4th Gen speakers
  • INCREDIBLE 100 FOOT BLUETOOTH RANGE: OontZ advanced antenna design with Bluetooth 4.2 provides a fast connection to your Bluetooth-enabled devices. With an incredible wireless Bluetooth range of up to 100 unobstructed feet - listen to your music, ebook, or news, even when moving around the house! This portable speaker is compatible and will pair up with any phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computer.
  • IPX7 CERTIFIED WATER RESISTANT SPEAKER: No more worries about the rain or getting it splashed! OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker is IPX7 Certified Water Resistant so it’s rainproof, splashproof, and dustproof, too! IPX7 rating speaker is fully waterproof and can be immersed into the water up to three feet!
  • 20-HOUR BATTERY PLAYTIME ON A SINGLE CHARGE: Features a built-in rechargeable battery with an excellent battery performance up to 20 hours of playtime when fully charged. For non-Bluetooth devices - connect to the OontZ Angle 3 ULTRA (4th Gen) AUX-IN jack using a 3.5mm audio cable (sold separately). Enjoy streaming your music on your device from morning till night!

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Q: I cant seem to see what the difference is between the plus and the ultra. is the sound tha…

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Goldie
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Long Thorough Review for Regular People (& comparison to Oontz Plus) - with pictures & water test!
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017
Color: Black
UPDATE 10/26/20: Just happened to see this listed still, so thought I''d update. Nearly 3yrs later and the speaker is still mostly fine. It''s held up well, no hard drops, but lots of play at home, beach (sand all over it), and camping. The only ''issue'' is the bass... See more
UPDATE 10/26/20: Just happened to see this listed still, so thought I''d update. Nearly 3yrs later and the speaker is still mostly fine. It''s held up well, no hard drops, but lots of play at home, beach (sand all over it), and camping.
The only ''issue'' is the bass is a bit distorted if trying to play loud, almost like the speakers got loose and are vibrating. Still think its a good speaker for the price and quality.
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ORIGINAL REVIEW:

TEASER: there’s a water test and picture included to test the IPX6 rating 😊

WARNING: This review is lengthy and hopefully thorough for you to decide, but not overly technical. I initially wrote a lot about the first Oontz speaker I got, the Angle 3 Plus, and thank everyone for all the positive feedback and tons of upvotes. So I’ll continue that format, and compare these 2 speakers in hopes it helps you.

Having really obviously loved that speaker, after having many pretty uninspiring Bluetooth speakers, I basically bought into the Oontz family of products. There are cheap and expensive BT speakers out there, some cheap ones are great for the money, and some expensive ones really fall short based on cost and are likely riding on the brand name. To me, Oontz is the perfect value for money ratio (I’m a nerd who does research, gives quantitative ratings to the attributes I like, and then create a value ratio 😊)

I’m no audio-professional, in fact I work in the beauty / cosmetics business, in brand management (marketing), so I know “lipstick on a pig” and plain old marketing fluff when I see it (sometimes). This company definitely passes the no-marketing-hype test. It’s an American company (that matters to me, maybe not to others), and seem to be putting their dollars into good products instead of advertising.

Like you, I love music, but 80% of the time I''m listening passively, not studying the entire soundstage. After comparing this speaker to the Oontz Plus, this one is better for both passive and active listening. It’s performing well across an array of music styles: I listen to classic country, synthpop, britpop, industrial, lots of classical, 80’s, indie, and because of the kids, way too much kid’s stuff (Moana & Frozen anyone?).

UNBOXING
- Basic cardboard, but well protected. No fancy wrappings and tchotchkes. And that’s what I want to see. It doesn’t feel like you’re opening a gift, which means you didn’t pay for all the unnecessary stuff.
- The feel: just like the Angle Plus. Solid, rubberized sides. It feels just barely heavier than the previous Angle Plus. My Plus was taken camping, beach, picnics, and thrown by my kids during tantrums and play, and survived with barely a scratch, and I suspect this Ultra is the same solid quality.
- Comes with your standard micro-USB cable and 3.5mm male to male cable. Works, but I use my personal aux cable as I think its better.
- OH @#$&*!! This nearly looks/feels identical to the Angle Plus. Did I just get suckered into buying a higher priced twin!? I got worried. But then I put them side by side, hit ''play'', and happiness ensued.

PAIRING
- Nothing to say. If you’ve paired anything in your life, that’s it. Super simple. I paired to an iphone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S6 with zero delay/issue, and no disconnections within regular stated ranges (100 feet).

CONTROL / RANGE
- MUCH improved controls over the Angle Plus! You can see from my pictures (Plus on left, Ultra on right) that the Plus had harder to see buttons, and an even harder (nearly impossibly frustrating) small and hard to see power and Bluetooth light. In my picture you can actually see the Plus’s lights b/c of some camera auto-adjustment, but in real life it sucked. The Ultra is clear and bright. This may be an issue for some if they keep it on their night-stand at night. Also, the Ultra now has dedicated volume and skip buttons, whereas the Plus didn’t. Also, while I’m not blind, I like that the Ultra has higher raised symbols so I can just feel for them, versus the relatively flat buttons of the Plus. This actually is very useful I find when lighting is low, so its easier to see the buttons.
- The usb and 3.5mm jack are on the back, and are slightly recessed. Please note this if you are thinking of getting an "L" angle 3.5mm jack as I was, since it may not fully plug in.
- The access ‘door’ to the jack and usb is even improved on the Ultra vs the Plus. On the Ultra it seems there’s a metal insert in the ‘flap’, making it nice and rigid and easier to open/close, whereas on the Plus it was just a piece of rubber. See the attention to detail these Oontz folks have?!
- As for range, I live in a prewar building, very solid walls that are great except when you want wifi or bluetooth to travel. I was able to effectively control the speaker from a phone at least 30 feet away and with 3 corners in between (i.e. around the hallways and through bedrooms). Controls still worked but sound started skipping at about 40 feet. This is really impressive given my stupidly thick walls. Same performance as the Plus in my opinion.

SOUND
- WOW!
- Ok I’ll say more than that. The ultra is 4W more than the Plus, thus 14 total. If you don’t really know what that translates to in performance, neither did I. Yes I did the math and figured well its X% more watts. But not until hearing it did I realize that it actually sounds much better than the percentage would convey!
- The main thing that jumps out is just how much bass this has! I’m far from a bass-head, and in fact usually listen via great studio monitor over-ear headphones known for a very wide flat soundstage. But holy moly this was fun! The bass however didn’t muddy up the rest of the range. Yes the mids/highs were a little compromised to my ears, but not drowned out. Music compared to the Plus just sounded richer, yummier, more chocolatey (without the calories).
- I noticed the pads on the bottom are more spongey like they’re air-cushioned. Maybe my other speaker’s pads just got old, but this seems like an improvement especially given the heavy bass, it may keep it from dancing around while on a hard surface. Also, you can stand the speaker up for narrower spaces.
- ProTip: Use your EQs!! Many people forget their computers, phones, Spotify, whatever have equalizers so that they can actually adjust the levels. So when I’m not in the mood for all that bass, I can turn it down (like for the 4783rd playing of “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana soundtrack)
- “A flaw!” I thought! With this bass, its going to be horrible if I turn up the volume. So first I turned up the Plus…and it indeed just got a bit more distorted. My wife turned and gave me a dirty look like “turn it off”. Then I turned up the Ultra and she literally started dancing (Beastie Boys ‘Intergalactic” if youre interested). At max volume it was surprisingly still clear, and darned loud!
- I really love (loved?) the Plus, but this Ultra is way beyond the Plus.
- Was very audible through my house….granted I live in NYC in a 1500sq ft pre-war, so it may not fill your place up if you have a “normal” sized American house. 😊 See, there’s an upside to living in little NYC apartments….only 1 speaker needed!

WATERPROOF-NESS, USES, AND IDEAS:
- The size of this, and its features make it pretty versatile! (see measurement photo)
- I connected it to my Echo Tap (the kids are keeping the Plus, I’m taking the Ultra) and it''s great! Clearly MUCH better quality than I get from my full-size Echo''s speaker. Just be sure to keep it a few feet away from your Echo, and away from the wall a bit, or your Echo won''t hear you very well due to interference and the echo bouncing off the wall.
- IPX6: what does it mean? Well I think this is really important to understand before you take it scuba diving. The first number is for particles (dust, sand) and the second for water. An X just means it wasn''t tested, not that it doesn''t have any protection from dust/sand. The 6 means it withstands water jets, or to quote the IP standard: “Powerful water jets (12.5 mm nozzle) projected against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: 1 minute per square meter for at least 3 minutes.” My basic version of the test as shown in the picture was to hold it under my faucet for a few minutes. Yes it still works! While I don’t plan on holding it while I shower, its nice to know that it can get splashed on while by a pool/lake, or more likely the kids spilling water on it.

THINGS I HAVENT TESTED
- Battery life: have not yet let it drain, but Oontz states 20hrs. I used my plus (rated at 30hrs) on camping trips without having to recharge, so I believe them.
- Dual Speaker Mode: apparently you can pair this with a 2nd Ultra speaker. I only have this one, so haven’t verified.
- Phone Calls: I know it can be done, but I never use a BT speaker because, well, kids.

TL;DR:
THE GOOD
- Great sound, but advise to use an EQ to customize to your tastes especially for highs or to tone down bass
- Loud, and clear even when loud
- Battery for days (I''ll update when it runs down)
- IPX6 water resistance
- Power and bluetooth lights that are brighter than before, but may brighten a bedroom if you sleep near it.

THE BAD - NONE! Ok, if i''m forced to pick something, I might like a battery level indicator so I know how much is left, but that''s really knit-picking.

Happy to answer any questions.
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MDL
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
So far the BEST portable speaker by OontZ
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017
Color: Black
So far the BEST portable speaker by OontZ. My first OontZ speaker was an Angle Plus. That speaker was the best speaker for the price at the time($50) I have also had the Angle 3. I had trouble with the first one i got and after a year and my 3rd Angle 3... See more
So far the BEST portable speaker by OontZ.

My first OontZ speaker was an Angle Plus. That speaker was the best speaker for the price at the time($50)
I have also had the Angle 3. I had trouble with the first one i got and after a year and my 3rd Angle 3 everything was swell. The only issue was the battery life. It was too short. Almost as if they were listening to my thoughts OontZ came out with the Angle 3 Plus with a bigger battery. Not only did they improve the battery life but they gave it a much sleeker housing and it was slightly larger. This gave it a bit more weight and Balanced out the bass by keeping it planted. The Original angle 3 is too light and bounces around with heavy bass and it doesn''t allow the bass to come through clearly.
Unfortunately My Angle 3 Plus was stolen about a month ago.

When i went back to order a new one I saw that this one was available. I did not hesitate to purchase. It is worth EVERY penny. It sounds amazing.
It is better than the Angle 3 by a long shot and considerably better than the Angle 3 Plus. It is considerably louder than the 3 Plus and a bit heavier too. The highs are nice and clear and the bass comes through faithfully. With these small speakers and passive subwoofers i always recommend setting them on a hollow surface(think cabinets). It always improves the bass by way of resonation.

They improved every single aspect of it, even the bluetooth range. I can get very far from it and it doesnt cut out. The furthest I''ve gotten from it is about 50 feet and it was still playing fine. Any other speaker starts to cut off when I pass the 25ft mark

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great priced bluetooth speaker that rivals even the bigger names in sound quality.
I have not yet fully depleted the battery so I cant speak for the battery life yet. I will update as soon as I get some more use out of it.

Battery Life update:
So far the battery seems to last about 10Hrs when the volume is set to max so thats really good.They claim 20Hrs on 2/3rds volume and I believe its definitely possible. Still running loud and clear.
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Edwin Kim
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
After having it for awhile...
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
Color: Black
I''ve had this product for a while now and have played many different genres of music from it. Here are my observations. Sound (3/5): They can get loud. The bass is surprisingly clear and doesn''t distort at high volumes. The amount of bass is average. The highs... See more
I''ve had this product for a while now and have played many different genres of music from it. Here are my observations.

Sound (3/5): They can get loud. The bass is surprisingly clear and doesn''t distort at high volumes. The amount of bass is average. The highs get kind of piercing at high volumes. If compared with more expensive bluetooth speakers (soundlink mini II, sound link color, wonderbooms, jbl''s), I''d say that the sound quality is definitely worse. That said, it is much better and clearer than all of the 20-40 dollars speakers I''ve heard. Sound: 3/5

Design (3/5): The design is nice. Good-looking product, buttons are easy to see and reach and have a nice feel to them. The rubberized sides feel nice but pick up a lot of dust. I got a white one and a black one, and of the two, the black one looks nicer and a little more high end. One flaw: The bass radiator is facing down when you lay it horizontally and it makes the oontz jump around all over the place if you are a bass-y song with any sort of volume. It''s even worse when it''s laid vertically; the Oontz moves all over the place and rotates around while the music plays. There definitely needed to be some kind of base for this speaker. Design: 3/5

Functionality (4/5): The best part of the Oontz is that it can be paired with another one to play (L/R) stereo or they can each just play the full music. They pair well with each other and can be placed pretty far apart. I had to get a replacement for one of the speakers because it was dropping the bluetooth signal, but customer service sent me another speaker and I haven''t had issues with connectivity yet. The instructions are clear and it becomes pretty easy and intuitive to pair with a phone, pair with another Oontz, and switch between full stereo and L/R stereo). By far, the speakers sound the best when paired with another one and in L/R setting. The bluetooth takes a bit to connect but the difference between all the different speakers is a matter of seconds anyway. The battery life is excellent and the unit is IPX6 waterproof, which means it can handle everything except being put in standing water/submerged. The unit turns off by itself after awhile if it isn''t paired with anything, which is an underrated feature. Functionality: 4/5

The Oontz Angle 3 Ultra, in my opinion, is the best portable bluetooth speaker at the below 50 dollar price point. They sound much fuller and clearer than the Anker Soundcore 2, which would be its closest competitor. The Anker sounds tinny and cheap. If you compare the two devices, the Oontz definitely seems higher quality. I''d recommend this to anyone who is looking for decent sound on a budget.

**One small note, it isn''t a huge issue but when the Oontz is on without playing anything, it puts out a slight hiss/static sound. This isn''t really perceivable when it''s playing music (obviously since the music is the prominent sound) and it isn''t a huge deal because, how often do we have the speaker on without it playing music? But it''s something that you might want to know!
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Branden
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
WHAT ARE YOU REVIEWERS TALKING ABOUT?!
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
Color: Black
*** Update 05/28, After going back and forth with OontZ customer service I received NO help whatsoever and declined to refund my purchase. This speaker is incredibly bad and is outperformed by most brands, this has been the... See more
*** Update 05/28, After going back and forth with OontZ customer service I received NO help whatsoever and declined to refund my purchase. This speaker is incredibly bad and is outperformed by most brands, this has been the worst purchase in the past 2 years. My speaker isn''t defective, it''s just a crappy product. Save your money! ***
** sorry for the speaker volume in the video! **

Summary:
My $17 bluedio BS-3 beat this speaker hands down. Muddy mid and high range, impressive bass, narrow sound stage. Absolutely disappointing. What are these other reviewers talking about?!

I spend weeks researching electronics before I purchase them and that’s exactly what I did with this Oontz ultra. I watched review after review with all these (likely affiliate) YouTube reviewers talking about how amazing the oontz ultra is.

Garbage!

I’ve never had $40 disappoint me so much, ever.
My smile of anticipation turned into a disgusted frown in half a second. Ugly mids, trashy highs but impressive lows. Yes the volume gets high but it sounds stressed and messy.

I used Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.2 for my testing, both yielding poor results for the Oontz. I’m shocked at how my bluedio sounded better. My $17 cheap imported speaker had better highs and mids for less than half the price. If you’re looking for value, this is not it.

I’ve listened to the JBL flip and charge which both easily out perform this speaker. The Sony XB series ALL out perform this speaker (even the lowest model).

I’m returning this immediately. These other reviewers must have never heard other Bluetooth speakers before or are fake reviews. Don’t waste your money on this speaker I promise you it’s not worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Blue Tooth Speaker Marathon
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2018
Color: Black
A tale of 5 Blue Tooth Speakers (get comfy) Following is a review of 5 BT Speakers I purchased over the past few months: Oontz Angle($24.95) , OOntz Angle Ultra($39.95), Anker Soundcore($24.95), VAVA voom($29.95), Tribit xSound($35.99). I used the reviews from... See more
A tale of 5 Blue Tooth Speakers (get comfy)

Following is a review of 5 BT Speakers I purchased over the past few months: Oontz Angle($24.95) , OOntz Angle Ultra($39.95), Anker Soundcore($24.95), VAVA voom($29.95), Tribit xSound($35.99). I used the reviews from Amazon as a basis for my purchases as I have no experience with BT speakers. This speaker was to be used more or less exclusively on an Amazon Echo Dot for relatively near-field music replay. Features such as waterproof, portability, stereo capability, super bass, and loud volumes were secondary to natural sound reproduction. In other words, they would not be used at loud volumes to fill a room with sound for a party. I know……what do I expect for under $40?

Test: All testing was done with 2 tablets and an Amazon Echo Dot connected via Bluetooth. We did not use the AUX connection (tested later and all worked fine). Being a cheapskate, I initially purchased the Oontz Angle and Anker Soundcore thinking one would be for my wife, and I would “settle” for the other. Between the 2, she preferred the Anker to the Oontz. The Anker produced a better all-around range albeit somewhat muffled (to me) . The Oontz, while more detailed, had too much high-end bias for most music. After a day or two, my wife agreed with me about the Anker, and we decided to get 3 more speakers and pick 2 among the 5.

The Second Test: Once we received the other 3 speakers, Oontz Angle Ultra, Tribit XCore, and the VAVA Voom, it became immediately apparent the Oontz Angle and Anker SoundCore were going back. There was no comparing the initial 2 with the 3 new kids on the block. All three were obviously better…albeit a bit more expensive.

Ontz Angle Ultra: a bit bigger than the original, and we both agreed the sound was better. Much better in fact. The speaker sounded bigger and the lower end had filled out nicely. Music with piano especially gained the weigh so lacking in the original Oontz which could sound small and tinkley. A good mid-range and nice bass, but not Beats level (thankfully). We both agreed that this speaker sounded the best across the different music genres we tested. It also had the unique trait of masking it''s exact location; sound came from a large area near the speaker versus from an exact point. Soundstage on a $40 dollar BT speaker?

Tribit Xcore: Surprisingly loud and bassy, but without going over the top. The least “cool” of the designs, but hefty for its size and did nothing badly across different music types. I especially noticed how well /full it sounded at lower volume levels. It placed second in my rankings.

VAVAVoom: I liked the look and feel of this speaker the best, and being the same design as the much more expensive JBL Flip and Charge speakers I expected a lot. I especially liked the idea of the 2 side passive woofers, but it actually produced the least effective bass of the 3, even though the side woofer cones were working their little hearts out. I generally I enjoyed the sound ….but it was inconsistent among different music genres. Placed 3rd for me

My rankings: Oontz Ultra, Tribit, VAVA -- My Wifes rankings: Oontz Ultra, VAVA, Tribit

All connected via Bluetooth without drama to an Echo Dot, Amazon Fire, and Dell tablets. Though different sounding, the sonic differences between the VAVAVoom and the Tribit were much less than the sonic difference between those 2 speakers and the Oontz Ultra.

The Ultra won hands down, and we have been very happy with it for about 4 weeks now. The VAVAVoom was returned, but I *did* keep the Tribit.....you know.....for my troubles. :-)
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Mark C. Moderie
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Cheaply made!
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018
Color: Black
This is a great sounding speaker but it doesn''t last. They replaced my first one that lasted a week but the second one only lasted one year with limited use. I do NOT recommend this product.
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Nokota Silver
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing Sound! A little too powerful for its own good... Firmware update fixes lag!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
Color: Black
I LOVE this thing. When I wrote to Cambridge Soundworks about my Oontz Angle Plus beginning to (literally) fall to pieces, they offered me a discount on their new model. Well, I can''t help but be impressed! The sheer power of... See more
I LOVE this thing. When I wrote to Cambridge Soundworks about my Oontz Angle Plus beginning to (literally) fall to pieces, they offered me a discount on their new model. Well, I can''t help but be impressed! The sheer power of this thing is incredible! And a big thank-you to Cambridge University for such amazing customer service! I love you guys! <3

... A little... TOO incredible... It caused my solid wood counter-tops to vibrate and buzz, because the bass speaker is on the bottom. Turning down the bass in my equalization settings helped, but I didn''t think I should have to do that, as most of my music isn''t bass-heavy to begin with.

So then I tried standing it on its end...

Well, it decided it had other places to be.

Literally.

Utilizing the bass pad that came with my Oontz Plus solved all of these issues entirely, so I would like to recommend Cambridge Soundworks also include the bass pad with this speaker.

I''ve included camera footage of the speaker playing at full volume... AND going for a stroll. Please, enjoy! <3

I can''t recommend this speaker enough! I deducted one star, however, for the issues I encountered, as mentioned. As much as I adore this tiny little powerhouse, I can''t lie: It''s not perfect.

UPDATE: So while I initially purchased this strictly to use for music, I do like to watch videos on my phone or tablet sometimes, and neither of these devices are exactly known for amazing sound power when watching movies. I was perturbed to say the least when I recognized the terrible audio lag the device has. Sound is heard more than a full second after the characters move their lips, a problem which my old Oontz Plus (RIP) never had. I suppose I could remedy this issue by using an AUX cable, since unlike my old phone my new phone has a working sound jack, but I can''t do that and keep the device''s water resistance in tact, and my favorite place to watch youtube videos on my phone is in the bathtub. ^_^ Since the sound delay is far, far worse than expected (my old Oontz speaker had ZERO sound delay) I''m docking another star for it.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A big thanks to brdavis9 for giving me the link to the do-it-yourself online firmware update for this device, and a big thanks to Cambridge Soundworks for making it available to do ourselves. After the update, the speaker''s sound delay is down to about a millisecond. Only really noticeable if you''re looking for it specifically or a person in video is talking insanely fast. And the speaker earns back the lost star for sound delay. <3 The tutorial online for setting up the firmware update explains the most bare minimum detail so that even tech-incompetent people like my dad could use it (He still can''t tell the difference between a tab and a window.) but those of us who are tech savvy can just wing it for the most part.

For everyone else, here is the link provided to me! Follow these instructions if your speaker has noticeable lag.

https://theoontz.com/pages/firmware-upgrade-for-oontz-angle-3-ultra-pc

(I put my phone in a ziplock freezer bag when I use it in the bathtub. The extra insulation intended to prevent freezer burn also prevents condensation inside the bag and protects my phone in case I drop it in the water.)
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Oontz Angle 3 Ultra vs JBL Flip 4
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2019
Color: White
BACKGROUND I''m an owner of the [non-Ultra] Angle 3, which I used the spit out of. I''m still a huge fan of it, and it''s now lent to a friend. I eventually wanted to upgrade, so I considered a newer Oontz. First, I had to determine which was better: the [Angle 3] "Plus"... See more
BACKGROUND
I''m an owner of the [non-Ultra] Angle 3, which I used the spit out of. I''m still a huge fan of it, and it''s now lent to a friend. I eventually wanted to upgrade, so I considered a newer Oontz. First, I had to determine which was better: the [Angle 3] "Plus" or "Ultra". [TO CAMBRIDGE SOUNDWORKS: really bad naming convention, btw: just call them "Angle 4" and "Angle 5", will ya?] The research was clear: Ultra was newer, more powerful, and sounded better. I read the JBL Flip 4 had better sound, but was aghast at the price. I bought the Ultra.

MINE WAS DEFECTIVE
Bluetooth (BT) would connect with some transmitters, not with others. One it did connect to, I''d get dropouts, and weirdly playing at wrong speeds (both too fast and too slow); this was witnessed by another person. Sadly, a firmware update did not resolve the issue. Through lots of troubleshooting with multiple devices, I know it was the Ultra.

DEFECTIVE DESIGN: RESONANT FREQUENCY
-There''s an odd physical resonance at a certain (low) frequency. At high volumes, the internal (metal?) frame audibly rings/resonates/vibrates on certain frequencies in the lower-end. How did that get out of prototype? I noticed this before the BT issue, and it was worrying, but not a deal-killer. I don''t usually listen at higher volumes.

DISAPPOINTING SOUND
Let me say I really wanted to like this thing, as I''m a HUGE fan of the [regular, and cheaper] Angle 3. The [regular] Angle 3 is smaller, cheaper, is powered by a real 18650 battery [I know, I opened it to verify], has really good sound for its size [way better than anything I grew up with, for its size], and really reliable. While not perfect, I got a ton of use out of it. The Ultra [I think] has two 18650s, a larger frame [allowing more bass], more powerful, and theoretically should have better sound overall. Disappointingly, that''s not what I experienced.

BOOMY BASS
The Ultra has a disappointing peaky-ness I''d say around 170Hz. This means "boomy". The true "low" bass is hard to find or boost. For instance, in a custom EQ program, setting a 40Hz filter all the way up, yielded no real audible difference (!), except distorting earlier. Bass only improved by boosting 70Hz. Sound actually IMPROVED by LOWERING the 40Hz filter to zero [40Hz is about as low as most people can easily hear, even though everything you''ll read will say humans can theoretically hear down to 20Hz. That low bass note so common in slow rap is basically 40Hz.] With the Flip 4, bumping up 40Hz yielded an improvement in sound, not detriment, and no distortion (unless ridiculously high; I''ve tried it to extremes). As with any device, you might need a precut function in your EQ if you go crazy with bass boost, which some EQ''s don''t have. But this is more about the input signal becoming too high and less about the drivers themselves being overloaded.
As much EQ''ing as I did [and I did a lot], I couldn''t get the Oontz Angle 3 ULTRA to sound satisfying. DISCLAIMER: I''m an audiophile, I hear things most people do not, or if they do they may not care. Then again, if you don''t really care about sound, what are you doing buying the Ultra, when it costs around 50% more than the regular Angle3 and is bigger and heavier.

MORE BASS DOES NOT EQUAL BETTER BASS
MIDRANGE DISAPPOINTING TOO
The Ultra has substantially more bass than the ''regular'' Angle3--so bassy to the point that it can be distracting on non-music sound where lots of bass isn''t desirable (such as audio books). Even worse, the overweight of bass energy is in the UPPER bass region (more like a cheap boombox than a fine speaker). And perhaps most importantly, the MIDS never really sounded right to me either (just thin or muffled--not ''crystal clear''). When I FIRST was playing with the Ultra, comparing it to the ''regular'', I was at first like "Oh yeah"--mainly due to "more" bass, but with time, I realized there was something dissatisfying about the sound (mids and low-lows). I was actually happier with the mids of the ''regular'' Oontz, and of course there was the reliability/QC issue.

MOST PEOPLE WILL STILL LIKE THE ULTRA!
That said, I THINK MANY/MOST PEOPLE WILL BE VERY SATISFIED WITH THE SOUND OF THE ULTRA. Especially if they''ve never had a bluetooth speaker before. For most people, "good sound" is defined as "loud". That''s all many people want to know: "how loud does it go"? I''m not one of those people--are you? If you buy a motorcycle, is that the only thing you ask: "how fast does it go?", or are other things important too?

From the videos I watched, the Ultra has similar sonic characteristics to the JBL Charge 3 and Charge 4. These are large-ish BT speakers designed more to be loud, and provide a lot of "bass", than to sound great. Ultra is cheaper and smaller than the JBL Charge 3 & 4, but almost certainly not as loud.

JBL FLIP 4 vs JBL CHARGE 3 & CHARGE 4
Enter the JBL Flip 4, which from my research kept coming up as the go-to speaker for those who really want ''good'' sound quality over ''loudest sound''. I still think the asking price is gouging, despite the quality (I could be wrong), considering that these are still pretty simple devices, so I refused to pay the retail price. I took a risk and bought a returned unit. I also noticed there are a lot of ones dubbed "refurbished" out there--with mysterious origins. The interesting thing is that right now (January 2019), the JBL Charge 3 is on blowout/deep discount and often cheaper or same price as the JBL Flip 4. If you''re debating between these two, if you just want big sound and don''t plan on carrying it around a lot (it''s pretty big), go for the Charge 3. If you are finicky about real audio quality and don''t want to play really loud a lot, go for the Flip 4 even though it costs more. The Charge 4 (not Flip 4) is actually monaural (single speaker/not stereo) and yet still seems to retain some disappointing sonic characteristics of the Charge 3 (boominess & unsatisfying midranges), while losing stereo. I used to scoff at the idea of stereo in such a small speaker system, but after tons of use, I have to say, I was wrong. I can really hear stereo effects even in my ''regular'' Angle3. Plus, if you get a Youtube video where some yahoo''s sound card put the audio channels out of phase (rare, but it happens), you''ll get no sound instead of weird sound. Or, any sound effect that depends on phase will be lost on you.

In videos I listened to, the Charge 3 & 4 sounded like they had a sweater over the speaker, esp. when comparing side-by-side with a Flip 4; that''s the best way I can describe it. That''s similar to how I feel about the Angle 3 Ultra, after comparing it side by side with the JBL Flip 4. Leading me to believe the Charge 3 and Oontz Ultra basically have similar sound, although the Charge 3 & 4 probably go louder, and are more suitable for "party" type situations, where you need quantity over quality.

JBL FLIP 4 VS OONTZ ANGLE 3 ''ULTRA''
I was going to return the Angle3 Ultra anyway, and had the luxury of demo-ing it side-by-side with the Flip 4. I''m sorry, I didn''t make a video or audio recording, one reason being I didn''t have time to find acceptable royalty-free music, plus other reasons. But I can tell you how it was. What people say about the Flip 4 is right. At sounds below ''loud'', it sounds really nice: it seems better than the Ultra at all frequencies below the highest, and the Ultra didn''t seem to best it in highs either. The Ultra goes a little louder, but both start to sound like crap at high volumes, even if they''re not distorting: the Flip 4 definitely moreso. At some point as you continue raising the volume, the Flip 4''s bass just stays the same, and only the upper mids and high frequencies get louder, with unacceptable resulting sound. I''m not sure if this is some kind of DSP [digital signal processing], or if it''s naturally that way. Many people believe there is DSP in most of these high-end BT speakers, but if that''s true, I don''t see why they wouldn''t have EQ''d the Flip 4 better, as it responds REALLY well to careful EQ''ing, to the point where I can make the non-EQ''d Flip 4 sound like ''crap'' when doing an A/B comparison, and it sounds pretty darn good without EQ already.

I am converted to the side-firing passive radiators JBL uses. It pretty much completely negates the vibration issue. Oontz is down-firing, which leads to several obvious problems.

The Flip 4''s BT range is AMAZING. When I could get a BT connection on the Ultra, its reception was, IIRC, comparable to the regular Angle3. With the Flip 4, I can take it into rooms pretty reliably that I couldn''t previously at all, and can walk through the kitchen usually without it breaking up.

Battery life of Ultra and Flip 4 are both very nice. I suspect both use two 18650 cells [a very mature lithium-ion platform used in laptops and electric cars], and if so, that''s why. The ''regular'' Angle 3 has one 18650 [verified], and still lasts a long time compared to the bigger blokes because it''s more efficient. The reason I bought the original Angle3 was because it used an honest-to-God 18650 cell, instead of a more-questionable rectangular old-school cellphone style battery. Battery quality is more important than you think, and in the world of lower-end BT speakers, that is make-or-break. Making all that bass takes lots of energy. Read bad reviews of cheapo BT speakers, and you''ll find a lot of the probs are due to poor internal, non-replaceable batteries. I''d still love to see a hi-fi BT speaker with a replaceable 18650 battery. I have a belt-clip "PA" speaker which takes a removable 18650 battery, and use it all the time for non-music audio.

The Flip 4 comes with a lanyard, but I wish it had a lanyard attachment on both sides for sling-type or around-the-neck carry, like the [original?] JBL Charge [the one that looked just like the Flip 4]. Both are substantially heavier than the regular Angle3, but are small enough to carry from room to room without being a bother. For frequent pack carry, I''d go for the regular Angle3.

Both Oontz varieties were prone to doing a weird audio shutdown/gate when fed unusual audio signals, such Line-in of a monaural telephone line through adapters. The Flip just plays it confidently out of one speaker and doesn''t flinch. All 3 have a weird sound gate, which mutes the line-in after a (pretty short) period of not detecting audio, which means that quieter passages of audio don''t get ''played'' until you turn the volume way up so the speaker board can ''hear'' the audio :( .

The ULTRA needed to be played at higher levels for it to sound its best. I largely judge a speaker by how well it sounds at lower volume levels [more difficult]. Then again, at slightly higher volumes than its sweet spot, the Ultra''s performance starts to deteriorate. (Not a good combo.)

When you disconnect a line-in from an Oontz, it automatically goes into Bluetooth-searching mode. I find this mildly annoying. Flip 4 you have to manually make it search BT, but then again there''s no way to unpair from the Flip 4 that I''ve found, without just turning the speaker off.

The Oontz you have to hold the power button down to make it turn on. The Flip 4 you just press the button, and it''s a really high quality feeling recessed button that won''t get turned on accidentally. I wish the Flip4''s Bluetooth button were the same, as I accidentally hit the Bluetooth Search button ALL THE TIME, esp when fumbling for the volume (which is easy to find on the Oontz''s).

JBL FLIP 4 ISN''T PERFECT EITHER
There are things I DON''T like about the Flip 4. I love the Oontz''s TRIANGLE shape: it''s stable, and aims at you more than not. The Flip 4 can roll around, and you run into issues with cables sticking out the back (including danger of torquing them). The Oontz''s have a MUTE function on Aux-In (very handy sometimes); I can''t find a Mute function on the JBL. The JBL''s fabric tends to attract dirt. The JBL makes a pretty loud noise on both bootup and shutdown; this is something Cambridge Soundworks learned not to do on earlier versions of the Oontz (<cough> original Angle 3). The Oontz Ultra has a noticeably much "quieter" alert sounds. I''ve woken up people turning the Flip 4 on and off (tip: the only way I''ve found to avoid shutdown sounds on the Flip 4 is to either turn it off while still connected to BT, or to disconnect BT and let do a timeout power-down ). Everyone complains about this, and JBL could easily change this with a firmware update. The Flip 4 disgustingly does NOT have APTX (for all that money you pay!), and the BT lag is atrocious. Videos of people speaking are not sync''d up. Workarounds for such audio delay are beyond the ability of most people. Apparently the Ultra doesn''t have APTX either: still surprising, but it''s less-understandable for the Flip 4, given that it''s almost DOUBLE the already-expensive price of the Ultra. If I''m right, this means you''ll get delay on the Ultra as well [I tested it mostly with music when I had it]. The only thing you can really do is watch the video through a program that can adjust audio sync [like non-mobile versions of VLC or MPC-HC], and to do that you''ll most likely have to be able to watch the video offline (i.e. download it), which is usually not practical. I really wonder if the mfr''s are purposely withholding APTx just to give us a reason to do ''another'' upgrade.

I prefer the button locations of the Oontz. The Oontz has a way to manually disconnect BT using buttons; I haven''t figured out a way to do this from the Flip 4.

The Flip 4 is VERY noisy: for something basically considered quasi-"audiophile", there''s a ton of self-noise. All these BT speakers are pretty noisy internally, buy the Flip 4 the most. It''s so bad that when I''m not playing anything, I sometimes point the Flip 4 downward, or just move it out of earshot. If you live in a noisy environment or are as hard-of-hearing as most people, you might not notice, but I live in a quiet environment and good hearing. The Flip4''s self-noise becomes a REAL problem at lowest levels (i.e. when I''m trying not to wake someone nearby). The self-noise can actually all but wash out really soft sound. That''s ridiculous. The Oontz Ultra had self-noise like any BT speaker, but it wasn''t as much of a problem.

The Flip4 is the most finicky about speaker placement of all 3 mentioned here. The high freq''s mysteriously start to be less audible outside of the sweet spot of about 1.5 feet. Don''t get me wrong, it''s still nice, but I can actually pinpoint the sweet spot down to within ~3 inches! 360 degree speakers are made, but I prefer directionality for a variety of reasons, including efficiency, sound quality, and (at low levels) disturbing others less. That said, I recently was able to borrow a set of Taotronics Bluetooth headphones, and I have to say, they''re better for not disturbing others when they''re sleeping, and I''m quite happy with them, except I can''t lie on my side with headphones, and I''m kind of anti-headphones in general, largely due to greater risk of hearing damage.

If you have kids or naughty pets, the exposed passive bass radiators on the sides of the Flip 4 could get damaged. The Oontzes seem a bit more rough-and-tumble. The JBL Flip 4 seems more refined.

The "manual" for the Flip 4 is horrible: very short on info, high on "hieroglyphs". It''s like a really long, annoying, multi-language Quick Start Guide. I think Cambridge (Oontz) provides better documentation and their support (from what I''ve read) seems to be okay and US-based. (I did not contact them over the BT issue because I knew, after the firmware update, that nothing would fix it.)

I find with all these speakers, it''s easy for them to be upside-down, or oriented wrongly. This is especially true fpr the Flip4. I frequently grab for the invisible tactile buttons and don''t feel them b/c it''s upside-down.

I first mistook the JBLConnect button as the Bluetooth button. It''s not. That''s why I needed the manual. I literally couldn''t even see the Bluetooth button on the Flip 4. I still wish the JBLC button were the BT button. I''m not crazy about the JBLConnect feature and thought I''d never use it, but one night when trying to listen to a show with someone making dinner for me in another room, I could see the use. I ended up trying to aim the speaker for both of us to hear, but a built-in repeater would be nice; I just don''t like proprietary. And if there is no delay problem with JBLConnect, which the JBL BT speakers already have, why can''t JBL fix the main units'' delay problem?

Battery life meter on Flip 4 is way too optimistic and lies. When you plug it in, it shows its true state, which is usually 1 or 2 ''dots'' lower than it portrayed itself while not charging. Seems to be a linear voltage reading, but li-ion voltage curve is not linear! IMO, if you''re even 1 dot down, you should charge it after you''re done. Then again, with the Oontz line, you get less of an indicator--especially the original Angle3.

I''m not sure about micro USB port sturdiness with the JBL. I almost boycotted JBL over complaints of too-weak USB ports on a variety of models. I''m SUPER careful about attaching & detaching USB on the Flip 4 (no more one-handed fumbling). The Oontz Ultra connector seemed sturdier, and has proved quite sturdy in my ''regular'' Angle 3.

With the Flip 4, the question is: did (almost) twice as much (retail) cost result in twice as good sound quality? I''d say NO, BUT--in reality, it was twice as much ENJOYABILITY. That''s a fine distinction, but it''s a real one. I''d say for double the price, you get about 50% better sound quality ("diminishing returns" is considered "normal" for "hi-fi"). But that 50% improvement for me, was the difference between being satisfied and not satisfied with the sound. I find myself listening to music more than I used to, just because I like the sound a lot (and I was able to make good EQ''s with my equipment--farther than most people will go). I have less listening fatigue with the Flip 4 over the Ultra. In fact, the Ultra gave more fatigue than even the original Angle3. With the Flip 4, there is "less" bass, but it is "better" bass, and with good EQ, it can produce quite stunning amounts of realllly nice bass, with nothing lacking, amazingly. I mean, the sound is better than a lot of decent bigger boombox/shelf systems. In reality, because I got an orphan Flip 4, I only paid about 20 bucks more over the retail Ultra, but it was more risky. In my case, it worked out.

For years (and perhaps still currently in January 2019), the (regular) Oontz Angle 3 (not Ultra) has been the best-selling BT speaker on Amazon, and for a good reason. The Ultra proved (for me) to be a dud design, considering the anticipated "improvements". Cambridge better get its act together, after embarrassing itself with the "Plus" and then replacing it with the "Ultra" like Microsoft replaced Vista. Don''t be ashamed to get the regular Angle 3. While nothing is perfect, it''s a proven design that is reliable and a great performer if you want smallish size and/or medium-low cost. Cambridge Soundworks is still making the regular Angle 3, despite 2 newer iterations, and that says something. I can fit a regular Angle 3 in a fanny pack, but really not larger models. If you want a more "party" type sound and don''t mind something the size of a large water bottle, consider the Charge 3 at a discount now. If you want to sit with the thing actually pointed at you and actually LISTEN to the music, and can appreciate the difference, but still want something you can carry around easily from room to room, I think the Flip 4 is best. If you want a glorified desktop-only speaker, there are even larger models out there to consider. Where does the Oontz Ultra fit in? Nowhere, in my opinion! Cambridge, get yer act together! And improve your naming convention!
I also invite Cambridge to get ahold of me for further feedback, and/or beta programs.
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