Sounds great, paired first time with my echo dot. Battery lasted 4 days so very happy with that.
I’m very glad that i bought this over other more expensive models i’d been considering. For my purposes, just playing music around the house or in hotel rooms it’s perfect. It’s certainly loud enough for that so i have no issues with the volume and to be honest, my musical ear isn’t sophisticated or developed enough to hear any ‘tinniness’ or distortion. All good for mearrived before the eta too.
Received the anker soundcore bt speaker within the specified delivery date. The packaging of the product was also good. I am currently using the speaker for around 2 hours per day and must say that it’s performance exceeded my expectations. The volume can go really loud on the max. Volume and you would most certainly never need such high volume unless you are throwing a big party at home. Surprisingly even at the high volume, the sound quality is pretty good and doesn’t crack up. The device charges up fully within 2-3 hours of continuous charging. Once you connect the speaker to any smartphone or tab (ios or android) you can see the amount of battery charge remaining on the speaker in the notification bar of the phone or tab. I have used the speaker for approx 2 hours per day for continuously 5 days now and surprisingly the battery has only drained around 20%.
Simply unbelievable sound from such a small unit. Shouldn’t be surprised as bought its small brother the cube and that sound was spot on too. Great for listening round the house and took it to a bbq recently and it stole the show. 1st thing i pack when i’m on my holidays.
- Sounds great – would recommend
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- Great for listening round the house and took it to
Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 6W Dual-Driver, Low Harmonic Distortion, Patented Bass Port and Built-in Microphone for Calls
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- Patented Sound Technology: Full-bodied stereo realized through dual full-range drivers and a unique patented spiral bass port. Carefully designed transducers keep total harmonic distortion below 1% for superior audio clarity that’s unprecedented in this price range.
- Groundbreaking Battery Life: 24-hour / 500-song playtime powered by a built-in high capacity Li-ion battery and Anker’s innovative power management technology.
- Bluetooth 4.0: Instantly pair to your smartphone, tablet or to any Bluetooth compatible device and start streaming lossless CD-quality sound from up to 66 feet away. SoundCore reconnects automatically to the last device used. Built-in mic lets you take hands-free calls at any time.
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Really great value, and fantastic volume boost. A bit too bass-y for my liking, but able to software tweak the eq settings on my macbook and iphone to compensate for most of it. If they could enable it to allow use of the usb to charge a smartphone, it would be an instant winner – bluetooth soundbar/backup battery pack in one devicealways satisfied with anker products, the one star knocked off was for the extreme bass – maybe it’s just my older ears don’t like it too much, but it’s an honest review, so i thought say it how i felt.
Took a while to figure out how to pair with ipad, (which is already paired with an anker keyboard) but once sorted (ie unpaired the keyboard, switched everything including the ipad and the bluetooth button off, and then back on again, and then did the pairing process) it has been working fabulously, and it sounds great and looks good.
Bought this anker soundcore to go with my echo dot in dec 2016 and so far it has been great. However 18 months later, june 2018, it developed a fault where the charging socket would not retain the cable so it could no longer be charged. I didn’t expect such good customer service from anker but it was exemplary. Within 5 days i received a replacement which was great as the sound is far superior to anything else of this size. I can’t praise their customer service highly enough. It can never compare to the state of the art speakers but it’s handily portable and so i can move it to wherever i wish to listen to music or books. The sound is excellent and without distortion even at higher volume. For the money this is a superb bit of kit. The temporary replacement i bought whilst awaiting the new soundcore to arrive was a very poor substitute in spite of costing more before being reduceddon’t think twice, buy it.
I don’t think i’ve ever really reviewed an item i’ve bought from amazon seriously but really felt like i needed to with this. I’m a university student who, which anyone who’s in a similar situation knows, has limited budget and room for a big stereo system. Whilst not an audiophile, i’ve recorded music before and know what sounds good and what doesn’t. I was completely blown away by this little speaker. From previous experience with portable speakers, i was expecting a lot less from the anker speakers. Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to an eq curve, but this speaker comes out the box sounding ‘perfect’ to me (for a speaker that fits in a pocket) lows are under control, highs are crisp but not too excessive, can anyone else not stand these big bass and treble boosts in most modern music?. Low-mids and miss sound similar to what i usually set on an eq. It’s loud enough, and stays clean up to top but starts to break up if you’re listening to a loud song at a high volume, don’t expect it to be the sole speaker at a party, but sat at a desk working or as background music, i don’t think you can go wrong at all buying this anker speaker.
Great product sounds very good for the price. I would say almost the same sound quality as the equivalent as the bose system. Just missing a little bit of the bass response. The speaker seems to be very well built and has a soft touch covering. As far as i can tell there isn’t a skip button on the top of the device. The buttons in general have a nice pressure and click to them. There is an audible tone when the device is turned on and a blue indicator led that lights up behind the metal grill on the front of the device. This grill seems to be made of a fairly thick metal and has a anker logo painted on the front. Overall the device seems a good bit of kit and i would definitely recommend the product if someone was looking for a high quality portable speaker.
Connects, plays, feels- all greathowever, during gaps in tracks or when connected to bluetooth but not playing music it intermittently emits loud crackling bursts or hissing noises. I am hoping this is a fault rather than a ‘feature’ although i have noted that several other reviews have noted similar issues. This spoils an otherwise great product as its not great to use, particularly at night or in quiet surroundingswill get a replacement and see if it’s betterupdatei was contacted anker with an apology and an assurance that they had had a small number of similar faults, and offered me a free replacement to try. I have had it a few days and the replacement is so much better. No signs of static or crackling even at high volume. They haven’t asked me to update my review and a free replacement was given without any clauses or conditions, so having go that sorted i thought that it would be useful to give it a proper review as an honest update of my last one. First impressions of the look, feel weight and finish remains excellent. I like the simple design and the matt black rubberised finish, even if the branding is on the large side, it’s a great size for packing and travelling, and the reported long battery has so far proven to be pretty good. Would have preferred that power and aux connections were at the rear for a cleaner look, but they are on the rh side- it is what it is. Bluetooth range is excellent; it pairs straight away and has so far remembered sources every time.
I have been very happy with my speaker and the performance is as good as i required. Not too easy finding out how to pair it up with my amazon echo dot but it suddenly sorted and it has been fine. My only criticism is the controls on the top and i just would prefer them to have been in white and more visible but i might be tempted to painting them carefully. Price is excellent for the output and worth every penny for the conversion made to the dot sounds.
I found the sound on this speaker lacking in a bit of punch with its bass and so felt the need to return it. However i received some first class follow up customer service from anker when they learnt of my disappointment with the product and as a result have now got to hear the soundcore2 speaker which i highly recommend. Anker went out of their way to ensure i was happy and can therefore fully recommend them for delivering great customer satisfaction.
I originally wanted something smallish that could be carried in a bag for a variety of reasons (gym music, garden, out and about with the kids etc. ) and was very very impressed by this little speaker. I’ll be totally honest, i read the line ‘up to 24 hours battery life’ and thought it was laughable, but it really is true. I’ve been using it mostly everyday for around 4 weeks and have charged it only a handful of times, it just doesn’t run outunpacking and setting up was a simple affair, just took it out of the box (it had a little charge in already to get me going), pressed the bluetooth button (my phone found and paired with it straight away), and had music pumping in under a minute. For a little compact speaker it really does pack a punch, with the bass kicking (i mostly listen to dance music) and the crisp tweeters, the sound clarity is ace, especially at full volume which it gladly doesn’t distort at – no more fiddling with the volume or eq to find an optimal balance of volume and bass. The unit itself has power, volume up/down, play/pause and bluetooth buttons across the top which blend in to the rubberised coating but give a satisfying click when pressed. As my anker speaker has been previously paired with my phone, when i turn the speaker on it connects automatically if it’s in range which is a very nice touch so i can to work with music straight away, no waiting to connect each time i wish to use it. The bluetooth range is fairly good, about what you would expect from bluetooth – although i have been building at the moment so have been in and out of rooms, i would imagine a clear line of sight would improve the range somewhat – but there is an aux in (headphone jack) on the side, so devices without bluetooth connectivity can be easily connected to the speaker too. As well as the aux in, on the side there is also an led indicator with a variety of flashing combinations for things like, power on, searching for devices, charging etc, as well as the micro usb charging port and mic. The speaker supports hands free for phone calls and is pretty clear, i’ve had no problems so far, the playback pauses, the call is clear and the playback restarts after the call has ended. Simpleas previously mentioned, i’m mostly using it at the moment for background music (well, i say background, on full volume it’s quite loud, so you’d have to turn it down for it to be ‘background’ music), and must confess to accidentally knocking it around and dropping it a few times, but it is amazingly resilient. The thick rubber coating is very forgiving for bumps and scrapes and the solid construction gives me every confidence that it’s going to last. I can’t say anything for anker as a company as i’ve had no problems with their product so haven’t had to have any dealings with them, but all in all, i am hugely impressed with this little speaker that seems to have some sort of ‘little man’ complex, so obnoxiously tough and loud in such a small frameas a dj i like my audio and would definitely buy more of these, in fact i have, one for the house/garden, one for the kids playhouse and one for out and about in the car. The sound is solid, bassy and crisp.
I can say without a doubt this is the best portal bluetooth speaker for the price. Audio-it has a very clear tone to each instrument pumped out of these tiny speakers, with good mids, highs and the bass is very acceptable. They are not perfect by any chance, but they are still damn impressive. Bluetooth-bluetooth is very easy to setup, i have not experienced any lag/delay even with the phone in the pocket or being 5-10 metres away. Battery-well, this is where the speaker comes into its own element of expertise. Holy damn this lasts forever when just connected via aux. I use this speaker alot, i mean alot. I have managed to run it for at least 90+hrs without a charge. If you dont own a bluetooth speaker, buy it.
So i’ve had this a couple of years now and decided it needed reviewing again. This has to be one of the best portable speakers i have ever used, if not the best out of any of them. The charge lasts forever and the sound quality is second to none. This has coped with several environments, it lives in the shower room most of the year so coped well with humidity. The rest of the time it comes along for traveling or when sun bathing in the garden/park. It’s coped perfectly with temperatures hitting mid 40s for long periods of time as well as winter windowsill lows from being in the shower room. It’s been dropped, bashed about in haul luggage etc and not even showing any signs of scuffs or damage. I have to mention the battery once more because it’s amazing. I literally charge it once every three weeks when it’s having heavy usage. It just works without issue and usually i only charge for an hour even thenthe clarity of the audio is clear, rich and also the bass is too.
An amazing piece of hardware, really surprised at how good this speaker is at such a low price. Both the highs and lows are very clear and audible in most cases, the strong bass and clean highs are the best you’re going to get at this price point. It’s really simple to use and setup, i’m pretty happy that it doesn’t speak to you like other soundbars do. The only issue i has was the sound via the 3. 5mm trs input is not as good, a huge loss in sound by my standards, but that might not be the case for everyone.
I bought the anker soundcore speaker for my holidays. Before leaving i tested it, although the quality was there, i decided it did not quite pack enough bass. I was able to return it and bought the soundcore 2 instead (designed for extra bass). Quite an improvement, although a similar size unit with 2 forward-facing circular speakers, the soundcore 2 also has a central bass-focussed square-shaped speaker. It gives a great tone and enough base for me now. I use it mostly in my bedroom and it’s ideal. Plus its easily portable and travels wherever i go. Living with the speaker few weeks now, i love the automatic connection. Just turn on the speaker and it automatically connects straight to my iphone. Also, when connected, my iphone displays a little icon showing the battery level of the speaker. That’s a sweet feature, although the battery lasts ages. As well as better sound and more bass, the soundcore 2 also has its micro-usb and aux-in connectors covered with a rubber cover. I’ve got to say, for the money this thing is brilliant.
It looks like it’s charging (red light) but doesn’t power on even after 15 hrs of charging. I’m going to exchange it, as it has very good reviews. I will write an update on that. I have ordered the second one and it works perfectly ok. The customer support is very good and contacted me quickly about the issue offering a replacement, however it looks like they have a faulty batch or some other issue that they need to resolve.
Amazing sound, great sound, well made. I have a few anker products and they all seem to be pretty solid so no surprises. However after a few months of use ours has stopped taking a charge which is a shame. The charging port seems to have disintegrated; like another reviewer i had the metal band around the port break and the pins have bent to the extent it won’t charge anymore. I’m generally quite careful with my electronics and i don’t force the charger in (what’s the saying. It’s always the right way round the third time you try to plug it in) unfortunately the unit is beyond saving. A real shame as it was a really good little unit, i was impressed enough to buy a few as gifts over the last year. We are currently running down the last charge on the poor little guy.
Personally, this speaker is perhaps not as loud as i was expecting, nor as clear – it seems a little ‘thick’ as far as the treble is concerned, but in respect of it’s purpose- in my case to enhance the sound from an alexa dot – this little speaker excels. Although the buttons on top are embossed i’d still have liked the symbols highlighted as they aren’t instinctive in the dark when i use it. Battery life is little short of superb and i’d happily recommend albeit with the couple of caveats above, which to be fair probably won’t bother a great number of potential buyers.
This is a great little product and very well made. I bought it because of the reviews. However it is a liitle lacking on the bass side of things. The bass is there and it is very well controlled but just not deep enough ie: level forty two (now showing my age) sounds good with that tight funky bass that mark king plays so well. Acoustic guitar sounds great. The sound is clear and crisp. So i now also own the sound core 2 with the bass up option and it does have much better bass although a little wooly on some songs. A combination of the two would be a brilliant product.
Bought as an external speaker for my new samsung kitchen tv, which has rubbish sound. Easy to connect via the aux socket and sounds great. Loses a star because, when connected via aux, the blue light flashes constantly and it’s impossible to turn it off. ‘solved’ with a piece of black tape, but not ideal.