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Old 08-14-2019, 06:05 PM   #1
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I have both bosch and milwaukee 18 volt battery platforms.

Did want the Bosch p180; great sound, lightweight, does mp3... No matter because it has been discontinued I've learned.

Anyone by chance have the Milwaukee M18 2890 radio?
Saw it locally and it looks like quality but it doesn't do charging. Which I could almost live with. Lifting like what seemed a cinder block, I might be able to live with the weight given its other features...

Ideally I wanted a cd player, a rechargeable function, digital fm and aux jack for mpeg player that is starting to take precedence over lugging around cd's -- those models stating "takes flash drive" - might this mean you can link up strict files without a player?

Then there's the Pyle bluetooth amp's having fm - with the downside that of no fm readout if I understand this correctly...makes no sense.

Suggestions? Looking to spend less than a hundred if that helps.
And yes I mainly work among multiple rooms during the day (hole patching, etc) and so weight is a factor.

note: did search CT for boom boxes and radios...nothing.

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You ever consider Bluetooth earbuds?

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You ever consider Bluetooth earbuds?
Nice idea. What powers them?

There has to be a a cut in sound quality. What might be a decent pair?
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AH! better scratch that - recently caught an ear infection. Went to the dr. and got rid of it. Then one started in the other ear. Strange indeed.

Probably best to stay away for this reason.
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Nice idea. What powers them?

There has to be a a cut in sound quality. What might be a decent pair?


Have the apple air pods. Best $150 Iíve ever spent. Bought them last December. Sound is great too.


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Rechargeable battery via USB. I have the Beats X which have been good so far. Decent sound, good at blocking out noise from tools, mowing, etc. 6 hour battery life on a 2 hour charge. A 5 min quick charge gets you 2 hours. I normally have one earbud in for what Iím listening to and the other one out so I can hear and talk to people on site.

Iíve also had some LG tone pros. Not quite as compact as the. Eats and the sound may not be as good, but they had a 14 hour battery life which was awesome. Iím going to grab another pair of Beats X so I can just rotate them when the batteries go out.

The main thing I like about earbuds over a radio, is that I can listen to whatever I want, all the time and no one else has to hear it.
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I have the milwaukee m18 that also plugs in and charges batteries. It has bluetooth as well as 2 plugs for your phone and an mp3 to charge or play. It cranks and is well worth the money.
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I have the milwaukee m18 that also plugs in and charges batteries. It has bluetooth as well as 2 plugs for your phone and an mp3 to charge or play. It cranks and is well worth the money.
Do you feel it is heavy?
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It is heavy, but not heavy like a miter saw, just heavy for a radio. Not a deal killer for me.
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If you're just hopping room to room and want a little tunes, the M12 Bluetooth speaker is decent. I used one for two years.... Either with a dedicated cellphone with a playlist downloaded, or with an mp3 player (remember those?!) plugged in to it.
Super portable, and with a 4aH battery you can get up to 11 hours of playback.

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If you're just hopping room to room and want a little tunes, the M12 Bluetooth speaker is decent....
except only have the 18v batteries, no 12's.
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I use the long bluetooth only speaker. I only use my phone as a source. If I want radio, I stream it, but mostly use Spotify, Audible or Talkstreamlive.

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I use the Bosch PB180, it's just a radio. I'm low teck and don't know about any of that phone stuff.

https://shop.boschtools.com/us/en/pr...tails/PB180-RT
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I use the Bosch PB180, it's just a radio. I'm low teck and don't know about any of that phone stuff.

https://shop.boschtools.com/us/en/pr...tails/PB180-RT
So you're out there on you own island -- wish I were there and had one.

Feeding the fantasy?

All yet so coy.
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So you're out there on you own island -- wish I were there and had one.

Feeding the fantasy?

All yet so coy.
I live in a big city,, no fantasy just life.
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I have several el cheapo blue tooth speakers. I donít remember the brand names , didnít pay more than $40 for any of them . Radio sucks anymore and itís nice to listen to what I want . If I want to listen to the radio I use iHeartRadio, music is Spotify .

Just went out to the trailer and one is a monster brand , it looks like a portable radio the other one in the trailer is a JBL tube type both are okay but not very loud . I have other ones spread around in the shop and house , I donít remember what they are . I just pick them up when I see one when out and about .

Mostly I donít listen to a radio on the job , lím usually in occupied homes or if outside Iím in established neighborhoods. I donít like to blast music on the job , it looks kinda bad on you sometimes.

Sometimes when job conditions are right , I listen to music or podcast or talk
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...Mostly I don’t listen to a radio on the job , l’m usually in occupied homes or if outside I’m in established neighborhoods. I don’t like to blast music on the job , it looks kinda bad on you sometimes.

Sometimes when job conditions are right , I listen to music or podcast or talk
Would agree with the sound factor for lived-in places.

Although I do a lot of unoccupied preps for sale and move-ins, and customers trust me with their keys while they're away that would be better for the tunes.
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I have a $20 little magnetic bluetooth speaker from the Depot that I love. It will last about 2.5 days on a charge, I pay for Pandora so I stream it to the speaker.

Edit: I don't see it on their website but I did buy it around Christmas time so it's probably a seasonal thing. I wish I had purchased two of them.

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I have a $20 little magnetic bluetooth speaker from the Depot that I love. It will last about 2.5 days on a charge, I pay for Pandora so I stream it to the speaker.

Edit: I don't see it on their website but I did buy it around Christmas time so it's probably a seasonal thing. I wish I had purchased two of them.
What brand/type?
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What brand/type?
I'll get a pic of it later, I don't think it even says on it. It does have a belt clip as well as the magnet and is usb charged.

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