Jawbone Big Jambox
Bigger, better, and bolder – this is how I describe the new Jawbone Big Jambox. If you love its little brother Mini Jambox, surely you will love this even more. As its name suggests, Jawbone’s Big Jambox is obviously supersized, yet still awesomely portable. That makes Jawbone’s Big Jawbox our Top 10 Best Portable Speaker of 2016.


  • Huge Sound
  • Completely Wireless
  • Portable Design
  • Powerful Speakerphone
  • LiveAudio Technology
  • Smart & Updateable
  • 15 hours of battery life

Jawbone Big Jambox is not only big in size, it has also a big price tag, which is at $299.99.

Jawbone Big Jambox

Preview: What is Jawbone Big Jambox

Big Jambox was launched in May 2012, as Jawbone’s second portable speaker (their first speaker product was named Jambox). It weighs around 2.7 pounds and designed to carry the Jambox’s signature look of a metal grille wrap around as well us a rubberized touch top and sides.

Even if it is huge, its shape makes it comfortable to garb and carry with one hand.

Jawbone Big Jambox – Performance

The BIG JAMBOX is capable of providing you enough sound to fill a room, as it is built with two passive bass radiators along with proprietary neodymium drivers.

It is designed to feature an omini-directional microphone that is efficient for a 360-degree sound input, an upgraded echo cancellation capability and optimized duplex communication. It also feautures the new LiveAudio technology, which promised to give extraordinary depth, realism, and detail of sound output.

Given a 2600 mAH rechargeable battery in it, you can now listen and enjoy your favorite audio files for around 15 hours (and approximately 500 hours on standby mode).

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Jawbone Big Jambox – Design

Jawbone Big Jambox

It is good to see that Jawbone maintains their speaker’s signature metal grille body wrap, and a rubberized finish for the sides and top. The speaker is designed with rubberized feet to avoid movements and to ensure a stable position when it started to pump huge sound.

On top of the speaker, you will the Talk, Play/Pause, Previous/Next, and Volume Down/Volume Up buttons. On its side, you will find the Power ON/OFF button, Pairing button, 3.5mm Audio Port, Micro USB Port, and the Charging /Power Line Port.

Jawbone Big Jambox

Unlike the other portable speakers in the market today that comes in either black or white, Jawbone’s Big Jambox comes in multiple color options – Blue Grey, Graphite Hex, Graphite Platinum, Red Dot, Sapphire White, White Platinum, and White Wave. In addition, Jawbone is giving you also the freedom to customize and design your own (in terms of color combination – like button and side panel colors).

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Jawbone Big Jambox – Connectivity

This portable speaker offers both wireless and wired conncetivity. Big Jambox is built with bluetooth technology and can be easily paired to any bluetooth compatible devices. If you have mp3 player, you can still enjoy this speaker by utilizing its 3.5mm audio port. Interestingly, Big Jambox allows multiple devices to be connected at once while giving all the devices’ users the power to control the volume as well as the playlist sequence.

If you want to enhance your conference audio communication, this speaker also sports a powerful speakerphone feature.

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Jawbone Big Jambox: Conclusion

Now, do you think Jawbone’s Big Jambox worth it at $299.99 price tag? Personally, I must admit that my answer is a big YES! Unlike the Beats Pill+ that may only appeal by its design; this supersized yet still portable speaker is a headturner in every aspects – sound, functionality, companion app, as well as its battery life.

This is definitely a good buy!


  Huge Sound & Huge Size, yet still Portable   LiveAudio Technology can be a hit or miss
  Completely Wireless  
  Powerful Speakerphone  
  Outstanding battery life  
  SmartSpeaker & Updatable  


If you are looking for a portable speaker that is great for both outdoor and indoor, Jawbone Big Jambox will be a good choice. You will not only get a aesthetic design, but also a huge sound output.