Not sure if Audioholics is the place for this question. Considering i've had really good suggestions here for my system, thought i'd give it a shot first.\n\nThis is for my mom, so small, portable and ease of use is what I need. Nothing fancy. Mostly for use when working in kitchen, painting, ect.\n\nPrefer accurate reproduction without distorting.\nGood vocals.\nDecent battery life (Prefer > 4 hrs).\nCrazy bass is not really priority here.\nPreferably below 150$.\nNice to have some external connectivity for music (USB Perhaps).\n\nI did hear JBL Xtreme, it played loud in an open space in the showroom. But the emphasis on bass distorted the music quite a bit.\nAlso heard the JBL Go, for the really small size it played surprisingly quite well, and unlike Xtreme it did not distort the music. But it doesn't play loud enough. I need something with a bit more loudness.