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Insignia™ - Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2 - Red

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Improve your listening experience with this versatile Insignia red Bluetooth speaker. Make and take calls with the unit's built-in speakerphone button and communicate with friends and colleagues while you’re on the road. When you’re done, charge the Insignia red Bluetooth speaker's rechargeable battery via the device's built-in port to remain ready for audio action.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Insignia Portable Wireless Speaker

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8177 out of 8510)

    Features


    Connect wirelessly from a distance

    Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

    Rich sound you can carry in the palm of your hand

    This portable device can slip into your bag to bring your music, movies and games to life on the go.

    Rechargeable battery

    Play your favorite tunes for up to 8 hours on a full charge.

    Built-in microphone

    Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 8509 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice bass cheap price

      Posted
      Chinna
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Here's the deal, I went through a million other speaker reviews till I ended up on this speaker, with zero reviews. But that meant I wasn't reading a review that was bought with cheap or free items. I trusted the name, and I took the risk. Here are my thoughts: Sound: If you are worried about bass, this has it. I played Love Lockdown, and it kicks. I mean, it KICKS. It has some serious bass on this thing. It was super surprising to me how hard it kicked, like Pele in the Euro Cup hard. However, it lacks a little with the highs, but it is still able to get there, just not as well as the bass. I imagine it is perfect if you only want to use it for R&B style music, but it is still fantastic for everything else. It is loud. Even with the treble. It'll get some attention, but you aren't using it as your speaker at the next party you DJ. Size: It isn't exactly pocket sized, but it is not throw it on your shoulder big either. It is light-ish, and is super easy for me to take places, and for that, I let it keep it's 5 star, because it is small enough to carry around, and be portable, but not small enough to where it feels weak. I don't know, it's preference, and mine is in a little bit beefier of a speaker. You don't need a gym membership to lift it, but you need to be a little bit stronger than SpongeBob with his stuffed animal weights. It's like maybe 2-3 pounds. It probably says it, so just go use that if you really care still. Style: I mean, it's Black, and a speaker. I don't know, I guess it is cool looking. I haven't exactly really cared about style, but it looks good, and with the rubber, it feels pretty cool too. Whatever, look at the picture, it is exactly what it looks like. This section is just so I cover all the bases of this speaker. Oh, wait! Snap, I forgot, it has a little blue LED on it, when it is connected, and it flashes when it is trying to connect. I like it. It isn't blinding, but it makes it just a little bit cooler. Great little detail about it. If you care, ask for a picture, but as I said, the picture on Amazon is literally it. Buttons and Everything Else: Alright, I read some reviews on other speakers where people complained about the speaker making a loud noise when turned on and off, and pressing the volume buttons. This one does that. But it isn't blaring loud. I kinda like it, it is pleasant. But hey, if you want a stealth speaker for some crazy reason, know that this one doesn't have it's black belt yet. Oh, and the Bluetooth connect makes a noise, so, note that. The power bank is nice, it does its job, and is a bonus because I didn't even read that it did that, so, win for me I guess. Oh, and the aux port is convenient, because I can use it with my laptop too. Pros: Bass Charging Bank Style (I guess) Clear sound Cons: None Go for it, it's pretty legit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally worth it for the price!

      Posted
      mrkthmn
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had been doing a lot of work on my car in the garage and found that I wanted more sound than my little phone speakers. I borrowed my dads little bluetooth speaker and it did a good enough job so I watched out for a good price on one for myself. This one came up on sale for about $15 around the holidays and had good reviews so I gave it a shot. I was very surprised how heavy and solid it felt. It has a plastic back and a metal face but I'm guessing the speakers have decent sized magnets. It just a surprising feel of quality given the price because of the weight and construction. For $15 I was honestly expecting it to feel light and cheap. It connected to my iPhone 6 very easily. It shows up in your device list as a bunch of letters and numbers which isnt as nice as being prelabeled "Insignia BT" or something. If you have a couple randomly named devices in your bluetooth list just remember which one this is. It's not going to sound as nice as $150 Bose speaker but for $15 I was amazed at the quality. I pretty much use it for two things: Audiobooks and Hard Rock. With the audiobooks I found the voices sounded pretty natural. The highs were not harsh so you could turn it up if you needed to and it has enough mids and lows that male voices sound full. For rock it was pretty similar. I wasnt feeling double bass pedals in my chest, haha, but having it in the garage as I worked on my car I didnt feel like I was missing out on too much considering the ease of using the speaker, its size, and price. You can control the volume on either the phone or the speaker which is nice and if the speaker doesnt sense a signal for a little while it will shut itself off to save battery. A battery which seems to last quite a while anyway. I let my mom borrow it once to listen to my favorite audiobook, Ready Player One (dont watch the movie, read or listen to the book!) and she was so impressed by it that she asked me to get her one for christmas. No lie. In conclusion, if you are looking for an audiophile grade speaker or even a large speaker for like parties or events than this is not what you want. But if you find yourself in situations where you would normal just play music off of your phone and you want more and better sound, then definitely give this a shot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just the Ticket!

      Posted
      John
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a 1,000 sq. ft. attached garage and a 700 sq. ft. detached garage where I spend considerable time tinkering with my collector cars. Wanting to have some tunes while I worked I tried a couple of different radios and tuner/receivers, but both garages have numerous T-8 fluorescent light fixtures and the commercial ballasts in the fixtures caused excessive radio frequency interference. The static with the lights on was intolerable and I contemplated changing out all of the ballasts to residential grade, but that would be a pain and fairly expensive so I went to Best Buy and explained my situation to a service representative. I told him I wasn't looking for a high end stereo system, but just something I could listen to tunes with while working in the garage. He suggested I buy the Insignia Bluetooth Speaker 2, download the Tune In Radio app to my iPhone and then have the ability to listen to thousands of radio stations via my Wi-Fi connection. The representative told me he had one that he used regularly and felt it would suit my needs, so I went ahead and made the purchase, plus it was on sale and was really quite inexpensive. The instructions for the speaker were straightforward, it paired up easily to my iPhone, and I was amazed at the variety of stations available through Tune In Radio. I was also amazed at how the little speaker could "fill up" the 1,000 and 700 sq. ft. garages at less than half volume and still provide very respectable sound quality. Really solid quidance from the Best Buy representative and the speaker was a great value at a very modest price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Trial & error- give it a chance!

      Posted
      BrianUSF
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is one of those rare instances where you can actually get more than you paid for. I got the Insignia bluetooth speaker (CSPBTHOL16-BL) on sale for $15. I wasn’t expecting much, as I purchased it for use in my garage. At first, the sound was very narrow and flat, but I figured out that I can make it sound louder with better bass response by putting it on a wood/solid surface and tilting the speaker up slightly (best thing to use for tilting it up is sticking a couple small felt pads on the base of the speaker toward the front). The wood surface & slight angle adjustment turned an initially weak sounding speaker into something much better than a $15 price would suggest. I’d put the quality just under a Sony XB20. Granted, it took some trial-and-error on my part to get the sound how I wanted it, but that’s a trade off I am more than willing to make for the performance (and conference call features) I am now enjoying for just $15.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GOOD SPEAKER AS BASIC USE FOR MINI IPAD 2

      Posted
      TraiTaoThomUSA
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      THIS SPEAKER IS GOOD FOR IPAD MINI 2 . I'M TURNING IT ON AND PAIR WITH IPAD MINI 2. THE SOUND IS LOUD AS BASIC ENOUGH TO HEARD . I'M NOT SURE OF HOW LAST LONG YET BUT AT LEASE FOR NOW. I LIKE IT. THE SIZE SHOULD SMALLER THAN THE WAY OF IT NOW FOR MAKE EASY TO CARRY ON IF WANT PUT IT INTO THE PURSE. I LIKE IT AND I WANT TO BUY MORE .I AM TRYING ON HP LAPTOP AND LG 41C TRACFONE SMART ANDROID PHONE MAKE SURE OF IT CAN PAIR THEN I AM GLAD I CAN USE WITH ALL MY DEVICE. THE PRICE IS $10.00 USD + TAX GOOD DEAL. IF YOU ARE EXPECT HIGH QUALITY SOUND THEN THIS IS NOT RIGHT ONE FOR YOU. IT IS GOOD FOR BUGET MONEY. SAFE MAIL FROM BEST BUY AND FAST COMES TO ME. I CAN SEE BESTBUY IS IMPROVE THE WAY TAKE CARE OF CUSTOMER NOW IF COMPARE WITH BEFORE VERY BAD SERVICE .I WERE WORRY IN MY HEART NOT SURE OF IT IS WORKS WITH MY MINI IPAD 2 OR NOT THEN NOW I AM FEEL HAPPY AFTER TRY. I AM TURN ON THE BLUE TOOTH IPAD MINI 2 AND IT WILL SEARCH FOR DEVICE AS BLUE TOOTH THEN I WILL SEE THE BLUE TOOTH NAME OF THIS SPEAKER SHOWING ON THE SCREEN FROM THERE I DO CLICK FOR PAIR , I WILL HEARD THE BEEP ON THE SPEAKER WHILE THE LIGHT SIGNAL TURN ON AND THEN I HEARD THE SOUND IS CONNECT TO IT. IT IS EASY PAIR WITH DEVICES HAS BLUE TOOTH FUNCTION. I LIKE IT BECAUSE NOT HAS CORD AND CAN PUT IT FAR AWAY FROM THE DEVICE WHILE LISTENING THING. I AM TESTING WITH MY CELLPHONE FOR LISTEN THE YOU TUBE CAN SEE IT IS WORKING GOOD NOT DROP OFF SOUND AND VERY CLEAR. IT IS NOT GOOD FOR TURN TO VERY MAXIMUM SOUND WILL CAUSE NOT CLEAR SOUND. I HOPE OF IT IS NOT DEFECTIVE AND LAST LONG BUT TIME WILL SEE JUST GET IT NOT KNOW YET. SO FAR IT IS WORKING GOOD FOR NOW.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Bluetooth Speaker for the Price

      Posted
      Charlie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I was looking to use a rewards certificate that was expiring and this speaker was on sale, so I decided to give it a shot and was I impressed! I regularly use a Bose Soundlnk Mini II as my primary bluetooth speaker but I found it was too big and heavy to bring when traveling and have been using an older Logitech Mini Boom Box for it's portability as a speaker for music and speaker phone at hotels, but carrying a mini usb just to charge that device was annoying. The Insignia Portable Wireless speaker has replaced the Logitech. The Insignia speaker has richer sound, gets louder, charges with a more universal micro USB cable, and the speakerphone works well. I liked it so much I even bought an extra one as backup. It's no Bose, but at a fraction of the price, it's really good and you likely can't find anything as portable and decent sounding at that price (especially if on sale). Pros: price, loudness, speakerphone, charges by micro usb, portability Cons: frequency range is limited (especially bass, but expected for size), no accessories available (like cases) Can't go wrong with this product for the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Budget Speaker

      Posted
      Finkelstein
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      For the sale price I paid at Christmas time, this speaker is a steal! I had owned a previous version of this Insignia speaker which I loved and used a ton, but I finally had to replace it. Instead of getting this speaker right away as a replacement, I ordered a similarly sized, highly rated speaker on another website and I was incredibly disappointed with it mainly because the battery, features, and sound quality could not compare to my prior Insignia -- and the thing cost twice as much! After a few months, I decided that I needed to come back to Insignia and I'm so happy I did. For a little speaker, it can get quite loud. A couple of minor features that I appreciate are the fact that it self turns off after a few minutes of not being used which obviously preserves the battery. Also, when the battery is nearing empty, it gives you notification beeps (which is an improvement over the annoying phone 'busy signal' sound in the last model) every minute or so while still letting you enjoy your music instead of just dying right away which my non-Insignia speaker would do. Anyhow, if I ever need another inexpensive bluetooth speaker, I'll never stray from Insignia again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Speaker at a bargain price!

      Posted
      Kidder
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My father wanted a speaker for his tablet. After some searching and reading reviews, I bought this speaker and the upgraded version of this speaker for him to try. Between the two it was under $40 and they were well worth the price. This speaker was a perfect fit for my father and his needs. He wanted something that he could easily use (as he is not very technical), be loud & clear enough for him (he is very picky with sound and sometimes is hard of hearing), but also be portable if need be. This speaker is very easy to use - had it paired and running in under 30 seconds, and not many buttons to get confused with pushing. The sound was great even at a low volume - at the lowest level, it was 4 times the sound he was getting from his tablet. And he now can turn on his music streaming on his tablet, leave the tablet and take his speaker anywhere in the house. If need be, I would purchase this speaker again, due to it's excellent sound performance and it's quality build. For it's price it is a steal compared to similar models.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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