My family has used this stereo bluetooth speaker for nearly a year and wow its a cracker. This replaced out old and rather good sounding jambox, until it developed the 3. 5mm jack defect issue and refused to acknowledge or correct the problem. So buying anker with its excellent customer service reassured me should something go wrong we’d be ok, and its been perfect. This speaker is loud although not screaming loud which is a good thing as its very controlled with tight rich bass and balanced trebble. All in an excellent speaker with great battery life. Its still wearing well too considering the white colour. Its also a good step-up from this mono bluetooth speaker anker soundcore 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 for iphone, ipod, ipad, samsung, lg and others.
Not as powerful as i expected, bit lightweight on the sound-front, to be honest. Following my comments above, i have since been given the upgraded soundcore boost speaker to trial, and this is a definite improvement on the above speaker. The soundcore boost has much greater quality and depth of sound, the bass-boost really helps the sound fill a larger space. The speaker paired with my phone within seconds, and the wifi range is much greater – i was able to be ten yards away, with two walls between me and the speaker, and no loss of signal at all. A very noticeable improvement all-round.
Love, love, love this speaker and everything about it. The power of the sound, the ease of use, the design – everything is great. The only issues i’ve had with it haven’t even been because of the speaker. A new windows 10 update keeps blocking the speaker from playing any media when it’s connected to my laptop unless it’s disconnected and reconnected. I’ve tried fixing it on the laptop but to no avail. It works perfectly on my phone and other devices i connect it to. One tiny issue that’s arisen only recently is with the charging – it doesn’t seem to hold a full charge or ever get to full charge. For this i’ll be contacting anker directly because i feel it is a hardware fault from the get go but their customer service is always on point so i’m not fussed. Update:i didn’t even have to contact anker support. A quick google showed me that the output of the charger has to be strong enough to support the battery charging.
Comments from buyers
“EDIT 9.9.17 Good sound ,unreliable product.
, Not powerful enough, but the new Soundcore Boost is a great upgrade!
, GReat little device – pity about the in-built soundbytes
This is a very pleasing product. I am glad i went for this device. Anker does do smaller bluetooth speakers but the sound clarity of this model is excellent and i have high standards in that regards. It compares very favourably to other brands which are three or four times the price. I like a richer, fuller sound and this ticks all the boxes. The clarity is really great too. Setting up is pretty straightforward. The bluetooth connection was found in all the devices i use in under a minute. [i’m an adroid user, so can’t vouch for apple but i expect it would be the same in most cases i would say about 30 seconds to get a connection. The unit has substantial weight and i am saying that as a positive because to me it is a sign of its quality. ]
I bought both this model and the soundcore (version 1 i think) to compare the two. Overall the sound quality of this model has a lot more bass. Although i’ve found the actual volume seems lower than the soundcore. There were a few issues with it randomly cutting out even though the music was still playing. The buttons also seemed like after a few months of usage they might become less responsive however i haven’t had the problem yet. Volume was also about 25% louder over aux than bluetooth, tried with multiple phones and devices and the effect was the same. I think the audio quality is fantastic and quite impressive for the size. It also wasn’t as portable as the soundcore and slightly heavier. Very solidly builtworth the money.
I bought this 20 months ago and it worked well at first. Was good but it has no battery indicator to the phone. Mine died after 20 months and i contacted anker who just said ‘ you are 2 months out of warranty please buy a new one from us’they had no interest in any kind of fix or looking into the issue , mine now goes flat very fast and when you charge it the light flashes quickly. Tried a few chargers all the same. I wont be buying another one from them as that will more than likely fail as well and customer support don’t care the second they can get out of a claim. Way to stand by your products. I did love the quote in the email saying ‘even bose fail in less than a year’ what has my query got to do with the bose speaker?i guess i’ll go back to my xiaomi speaker which is 6 months older and still working a treat. 17after leaving this review i was contacted by another anker customer support staff member who went beyond what i expected and not only offered to replace the speaker but to upgrade it to new soundcore boost which i have been using for this last week now and it is a very good upgrade over the 3143. Better battery life, louder sound and a battery indicator on an iphone. My faith in anker and their customer support is intact and i will continue to recommend them as a brand.
Quality and volume are good enough for a device like this. But after 18 months the charge only lasts about an hour. And i used it for only a few hours each month. Anker, i’ve already bought several items from you. What can you doupdate: anker contacted and sent me another a3143 bluetooth speaker. The good thing is they didn’t ask me to sent the previous one, so i could keep both. Even if the charge on the first one barely lasts, it’s good i didn’t had the hassle and cost of sending it back and i will use it from time to time. This last one lasts for about 6 hours on the volume level i use, which is good. I will change the feedback rating from1 start to 4 stars because i appreciate the post sales support. I will not give it 5 stars because it had the problem in the first place.
I bought this to use in the bedroom to stream music and radio from a roku device. Bluetooth pairing was simple to achieve (it paired equally readily with a number of other devices as well). The build quality seems good and the sound is perfectly acceptable to a non-audiophile like myself. My main gripes are the in-built sounds which announce switching the unit on or off, and bluetooth connection. There is no way i can find of attenuating these to a more acceptable level or (better still) turning them off completely. Other than that, i like the speaker very much and it is in constant use.
Great inexpensive speaker which is sized small enough so it can be placed out of the way, yet big enough to sound good. Whilst it’s not the most dynamic of speakers and lacking some bass depth (which is fair enough at this price point / size), it fills a typical lounge-sized room with some decent sound. I have mind connected to an echo dot and the result is that i don’t have to have the ‘dot in the same place as the speaker and it sounds better than the standard echo speaker for less money. Found this a good, inexpensive bose sounddock alternative when i wanted a wireless version of my sounddock, although it’s not as good.
I bought this speaker for my bathroom as i like to listen to music while i’m in the bath. Excellent sound from such as small unit, but not as much bass as i had expected from other reviews. However, it’s perfectly adequate for my requirements, and fills the room well on a fairly low setting. The charging cable is ridiculously short – it’s only 60cm in total, which means in my home, i’m limited to which plugs/ surfaces i can use to charge it. I’m not sure how accurate the claim of 24 hours of usage is, as even as it’s only used when i’m in the bath, there have been a couple of times the battery low light has illuminated when i’ve switched it on, even though there’s not been 24 hours of play since last charge. I feel a reduction of a star rating is appropriate for these two points, which are minor, but still annoying.