Got one of these from MorningSave. Wish it were just a little louder for listening to podcasts. Also, the sound temporarily drops off from time to time, but that could be my old iPad, maybe not the speaker. Nice little size, I’d buy again if there were a white one.
Bem me up!
I have one of these, purchased from Meh. The sound for the size is quite good. And, the bluetooth connectivity is really outstanding. Better than any other bluetooth speaker I own. Walk into the room, the speaker beeps, and it’s paired with the phone and ready to go. Good value.
I believe my profile says i bought 80 items or so from Meh. i would also tell you iv’e bought at least a dozen speakers from Meh. some sucked but were what i considered fair value for the item , some were beyond expectations like the big 2 speaker “GO GROOVE SONA VERSE” was as good at it gets for 20 bucks or so but these 1 Watt speakers are no better then your music at a 1 on the 1 to 10 volume scale These are your dollar store speakers lil bigger then a matchbook but leave it to meh lol 2 fer 6 would have been the correct discount for these lil 1W speakers ok …but can i say meh you guys have been awesome so far this year now put up something i want please Us Meh Heads are speaker and headphone saturated it’s a big turnoff …I would like to see special offers or discounts for frequent flyers of Meh. lets call it the “Century Club” with 100 purchases as a minimum requirement,( that was clever no?) you can thank me later.:)LOL trust this i don’t take myself to serious …
Funny byline to all the speaker talk but my Amazon “Echo” has very,very good sound for a 9.75 inch by 3" tower … I’m impressed and music on demand sports, news and weather briefs for free is a plus i paid 129 and i am extremely satisfied with no monthly fees involved may i suggest you say hello to “Alexa” in the near future? I think its about 4 watts or so but seems so much stronger, allows me to play Bolero every morning as i’m leaving for work like they to do in Vama Veche Romania … on the beach at sunrise .
@mellowirishgent I worked on a tall ship and the people who rented it for a party for the bicentennial parade of sails in NYC blasted Bolero as we sailed in the parade. Sort of embarrassing considering the event.
@sammydog01 Well i was sucked in by the extras , and the 6 month payment plan on hsn …i did take the 2 year warranty so expect it to be broken before then …wink, full refund …lets just say i’m renting it free for 2 years …
I bought two of these last time they were on sale. They sound decent, but one came not being able to charge at all–dies as soon as it is unplugged. As a heads up, this item is discontinued by bem and they do NOT honor the warranty. I informed meh customer support of this last time so I am surprised that they still list it here…
Must be recharged after three hours?
And this is an improvement over wired speakers. . . how?
Sonny, let me 'splain something: the speakers in my living room stereo date back to September 1967. 49 1/2 years ago. Really. I remember the day I got them. I hooked them up to the stereo with wire. That took at least three minutes. They haven’t had to be charged ever since. They each have a woofer and a tweeter and they sound good.
Meanwhile, this “bluetooth” stuff never works right. Even if you do charge it.
@JohnSchubert I still have some wired speakers made by my younger brother’s junior high school friend in his garage and they still sound fantastic - rival many professionally made speakers made by top names.
@gak0090 – Oh, Jeepers, I’m ashamed to tell you. They are General Electric, from a crappy dorm room record player. The phono cartridge was junk, the turntable was, like “get ready to rumble,” the amplifier was bad – but the speakers sound okay.
You could ask why I’m not using my KLH 17s or my Lafayettes instead, but I don’t have a good answer. The General Electric ones were just sitting in the basement, ready to pluck and put into action. They’re hooked to a thrift store compact stereo, and the whole rig sounds, actually, pretty darn good.
Any decade now, I’ll get organized and re-establish my good stereo.
@JohnSchubert my brother had a stereo made by Westinghouse, the original American made Westinghouse and it was actually a pretty decent Hi Fi system, probably about a mid level system for the time. I think he still has it somewhere, curious to know what that would be worth.
@gak0090 – My dad was a manager for General Electric. He and his management buds all said that the high fidelity market was too small for GE, so they made cheaper stuff that was good enough. They left the high-end to companies like Fisher, Scott and McIntosh. Good component stereo was very expensive back then, so they may have had a point – but I lamented that we didn’t have really good hi fi in our house.
@arosemena not sure when it finished but it did charge… so this one and the previous same model in another color, the red light to the right of the usb port is solid while charging and off when fully charged.
Thank you for the info. I was expecting the red light to blink, since the instructions say "The red LED will slowly flash during charging and goes off when it has reached a complete charge."
My red LED does come on and never goes off. After many hours the battery does not charge. Mine is clearly defective.
Enjoy you speaker it has great sound for its size and price. Mine works as long as it is connected to charger.
@arosemena try another charger/cable, or just leave it plugged in for some time. the charger I use is one of those IQ ones so it prob was sending 2.4 amps… if its on a 1 amp usb port it might take some time.
The manual is wrong here too… I just checked and it does indeed say flashing, maybe that’s why we got such a good deal… they might have liquidated the ones with the typo manuals.
These have a 90 day, so if your doing warranty do it quick.
Thank you for your help. I was able to charge one of the speakers last night by using different chargers. The other one is definitely DOA. Let’s see what MEH has to say, I would hate to have to go to the Post Office and stand in line during my lunch hour.
Only opened one so far and it will not take a charge. I have tried several different chargers and even left charging overnight without any change. Red light is on when plugged in. Works plugged but that kills portability.
@jmbunkin If you are using bluetooth adjust the volume on the speaker independently from the phone volume control. I get best results when I set the phone at 90% volume and then adjust the speaker to the volume I want.
Also consider trying it with aux in cable… bluetooth does mangle things on its own.
Have tried to contact BEM about non charging speaker at least twice. I guess as long as they ignore me for 90 days they won’t have to deal with this. One works fine the other will not charge. Sorry BEM but if this is the way you treat customers you won’t be getting any more of my $$$$.
I gave one as a gift. Yes, I am one cheap skinflint. But I kept one and it sounds great paired with my phone so I can hear my cocktail lounge show. https://whupfm.org/show/post-modern-cocktail-hour/ BUT, the longest I can get it to play is about 4 hours/charge, not 8. But at this price, who cares?