Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4, EDIT 9.9.17 Good sound ,unreliable product.

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.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on 2,830 reviews

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  1. To whom it may concern:thanks for the offer of a replacement speaker. The address you have is correct. I look forward to receiving it soon.
    • To whom it may concern:thanks for the offer of a replacement speaker. The address you have is correct. I look forward to receiving it soon.
  2. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    I’ve had my anker speaker for under 2 years now. Yes its done me well and yes for the price its good (when on offer). But when buying, i ignored the bad reviews saying that the battery becomes faulty and does not charge. My battery has become faulty and no longer charges. I’ve contacted anker and they’ve basically said to me there’s nothing they can do. That’s the product life-cycle. So if you want to buy a temporary product that won’t last you two years, this is your product (baring in mind i’ve never even taken it out of the house).
  3. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    I’ve had my anker speaker for under 2 years now. Yes its done me well and yes for the price its good (when on offer). But when buying, i ignored the bad reviews saying that the battery becomes faulty and does not charge. My battery has become faulty and no longer charges. I’ve contacted anker and they’ve basically said to me there’s nothing they can do. That’s the product life-cycle. So if you want to buy a temporary product that won’t last you two years, this is your product (baring in mind i’ve never even taken it out of the house).
    • Battery slow, then failed to charge entirely, after 18 months.
  4. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    Battery slow, then failed to charge entirely, after 18 months.
    • Portability, sound quality, noise level, bass. This speaker has not let me down after three years of using it. It drowned in water one time and after letting it dry for 2 days it was perfectly fine.It’s fell, it’s been soaked, it’s lasted 3 yearsi’m amazed. Only now is it having minor issues but for the price, i got way more than i paid for.
      • Portability, sound quality, noise level, bass. This speaker has not let me down after three years of using it. It drowned in water one time and after letting it dry for 2 days it was perfectly fine.It’s fell, it’s been soaked, it’s lasted 3 yearsi’m amazed. Only now is it having minor issues but for the price, i got way more than i paid for.
  5. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    Seems well made and connects without any problemsnot the best sound quality but i suppose it was only £50.
    • Seems well made and connects without any problemsnot the best sound quality but i suppose it was only £50.
  6. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    Really good speakers, battery runs out very quick though unfortunately but still pretty good.
  7. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    Really good speakers, battery runs out very quick though unfortunately but still pretty good.
    • I purchased this speaker a while back and was initially extremely happy with the purchase, i felt that for the price of the speaker, the sound quality, particularly bass and volume was unmatched. These plus points still stand. However, i would be weary of recommending this speaker to any friends due to the disappointing long term durability. I noticed the battery life slowly start to deteriorate. Also reducing volume as this happens. The amount of charge held diminished further and further. When i contacted anker support, i was informed that as the product was out of warranty period, there was nothing able to be done other than sending me the link to simply purchase another speaker. At the time, i resolved to leave it and move on, as the issue was not affecting me too much. However it continued to deteriorate to the point that the speaker will turn off in a few minutes even whilst remaining plugged in the entire time. It will not even switch on without power plugged in.
  8. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    I purchased this speaker a while back and was initially extremely happy with the purchase, i felt that for the price of the speaker, the sound quality, particularly bass and volume was unmatched. These plus points still stand. However, i would be weary of recommending this speaker to any friends due to the disappointing long term durability. I noticed the battery life slowly start to deteriorate. Also reducing volume as this happens. The amount of charge held diminished further and further. When i contacted anker support, i was informed that as the product was out of warranty period, there was nothing able to be done other than sending me the link to simply purchase another speaker. At the time, i resolved to leave it and move on, as the issue was not affecting me too much. However it continued to deteriorate to the point that the speaker will turn off in a few minutes even whilst remaining plugged in the entire time. It will not even switch on without power plugged in.
  9. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    Product stopped turning on after 21 months. Well, it turns on and then turns off instantly. The product is fully charged and i’ve tried all sorts of methods to try and fix it. Very good speaker for the price, just such a shame it didn’t last long. I have sent a message to the seller to see about getting a repair – will update.
    • Product stopped turning on after 21 months. Well, it turns on and then turns off instantly. The product is fully charged and i’ve tried all sorts of methods to try and fix it. Very good speaker for the price, just such a shame it didn’t last long. I have sent a message to the seller to see about getting a repair – will update.
      • Got this as a replacement for a more expensive version (with longer battery life) from the same company on which the sound was disappointing. The sound on this model is very acceptable and a great improvement on the speakers that are fitted to our 30″ flat screen tv. Bluetooth connection is easy but sound consistency is better if you use the wired connection. That said, one of the great benefits is that you can position the speaker nearer to you which delivers some degree of spatial audio, whilst keeping the volume down if desired. Battery life has not been a problem and in any case it’s near the tv where there is a charging point.
  10. This review is from : Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker, 20W Output from Two 10W Drivers, Dual Passive Radiators / Subwoofers for Bass, 8-hour Playtime, Portable Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Echo, Nexus, HTC and More

    Got this as a replacement for a more expensive version (with longer battery life) from the same company on which the sound was disappointing. The sound on this model is very acceptable and a great improvement on the speakers that are fitted to our 30″ flat screen tv. Bluetooth connection is easy but sound consistency is better if you use the wired connection. That said, one of the great benefits is that you can position the speaker nearer to you which delivers some degree of spatial audio, whilst keeping the volume down if desired. Battery life has not been a problem and in any case it’s near the tv where there is a charging point.

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