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 purchased this speaker roughly a year ago. I leave my iphone upstairs and walk around the house with this blasting. The sound is very clear even at full volume and the bass is surprising especial from such a little unit. The battery life is great, i use it all day at roughly half volume and plug it back in at night because after roughly 9 hours the little red light comes on the power button letting you know the battery is low. Iv never had the speaker die on me so im not sure at what % the red led comes on,bugs: sometimes the unit can get confuses and disconnect randomly and then reconnect after a second or two, this isn’t a bi issue. Sometimes if i press volume up or down on my phone the speaker does not change volume but will change using buttons on the speaker its self which is irritating but not a deal again,i highly recommend this product to anyone wanting long battery and loud clear tunes blasting.
I purchased this speaker as a bedroom device and for travelling (hotel use, not beach). I am very impressed with the sound, the build quality and the overall quality. It replaces a bose sounddock portable (moved to a different room) and i would say it is better sounding in a bedroom environment – the sound is much more vibrant. I mainly listen to bass driven music (dance, hiphop) and it performs very well streaming from spotify. It won’t shake a room but you’re able to tell the lows and they don’t sound like a fart. My main gripe is the sound when you turn it on or off. A simple beep would have sufficed. With regards to my use case, i think it might be a little heavy to cart around on holiday – it weighs in at 621g. I will definitely keep the device because i got it for a really good price in a lightening deal but – if you want to use it for travel – maybe look at the slightly soundcore anker soundcore 6w dual-driver portable bluetooth stereo speaker with 24-hour playtime, bluetooth 4. 0, low harmonic distortion, patented bass port and built-in microphone for calls.
Key specs for Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker (A3143), 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:
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- Huge Stereo Sound: Enjoy crisp, clear audio with impressive volume powered by dual ten-watt drivers. Combined twenty-watt output the high available in this price range.
- Booming Bass: Features MaxxBass technology and two passive subwoofers for enhanced bass performance. Hear the soaring highs and deep lows of all your favorite tracks.
- Bluetooth 4.0: Instantly connect to your smartphone or tablet from up to 33 feet away. And automatically reconnects to the last device used.
- 6 Hours of Music: Play up to 160 songs at 50% volume before needing to recharge. Compact size lets you easily move it about from room to room.(Playtime varies by volume level and audio content).
- What You Get: Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth Speaker (A3143), Micro USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
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“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”
I bought this to use with my android phone (oneplus 3t) so some of what i describe may be specific to that. Sound quality out of the box was pretty poor. It needed a lot of tweaking via graphic equalisers before it sounded reasonable. Sound quality is also very directional: if you’re up close but standing above it, you lose most of the treble and the output becomes overly bassy. It’s better from a bit of a distance, with the speakers pointed directly at your head. It’s prone to distortion, particularly if you have boosted the bass frequencies using equalisers and then play loud bass through it. It often seems to generate a lot of white noise when playing quiet music (or the noise is only noticeable in quiet sections). It’s particularly noticeable when the speaker decides it’s not receiving any signal and fully mutes itself. Once muted, it make take a few seconds to reactivate after you start playing sound to it again, and it has a strange habit of occasionally failing to notice that you are playing music. This may be in part down to volume levels sent to the device from my phone.
Really great sound, glad i read the positive reviews before buying. Clear crisp sound with good balance of bass. Easy to connect & looks neat. As good as other makes that are four times the price.Would definitely recommend without question.
This item replaced a sound bar from a competitor which i return to amazon because of a notable hiss, even at low or no volume. This item arrived well before the scheduled delivery date and does not suffer from the hiss issue. I use this speaker system with two computers, a mac and a windows 10 pc, i’m therefore sitting less than a metre from the speaker and the quality of the sound output is superb and meets my requirements totally. I used the bluetooth input with the mac computer and the aux input for the windows 10 pc. However, i had a problem switching the sound input between the computer systems, i either had to remove the aux input and then reinsert it after un-pairing bluetooth on the mac computer, or i had to switch the speaker off and then back on again, both of these solutions were not totally satisfactory. Following a number of emails to anker support, it turns out that this speaker system was designed to function with only one of the inputs, either bluetooth or the aux input, apparently the aux input was to be used if the controlling device didn’t have bluetooth. I had hoped there’d have been a means of switching between inputs on the device it’self. As a solution to my problem i purchased a bluetooth adapter for the windows 10 pc and i’m now able pair or un-pair the respective computer system via software to direct the sound output as required. I certainly recommend the speaker system to any one requiring to use only one of it’s inputs. I have dropped one star because of my switching issue.
After years of slowly transferring my cds to a hard drive & with years to go. I finally got around to buying a bluetooth speaker for the house despite streaming in the car/van etc already. A few days before buying this i picked up the best one available in my supermarket & loved it for all of two days. Convenience & lack of a dedicated stereo on the shelf was great, but after a while the inadequacies of the sound quality began to irritate. I decided to invest in ‘best quality’ & went looking for a bose or b&o unit then i spotted the great reviews for this and given the price, features decided to buy. I am utterly delighted with it. It’s as good as the sound from my sony stereo (if not better), neat, compact & powerful and whilst i do see reviews where people talk about a whole load of tweaks to bass & trebles & such things, the graphic equalizer on ipad or phone is plenty clever enough for my untrained ear. I like quality sound but i’m not a music buff or pedant. I can rattle on about this speaker for ages. Just take it from me and almost a couple of thousand of other reviewers on here.
I bought this for my son who wanted a portable speaker for his birthday, primarily to play in his bedroom, but also in other rooms in the house where he does his homework, and when he has his friends in after school. He has a set of bose headphones, so his standards are high. This speaker delivers on all fronts. It looks very stylish in its shiny black finish. It is easy to use, easy to connect to from an iphone, and the sound quality is second to none. It is of sufficient weight to feel reassuringly solid, yet it is easily carried around the house. If you were taking it regularly outside the house, i think you would need a carrying case, so that it doesn’t get scratched or damaged. I am really pleased with this purchase. Anker have a good name for quality and i think this speaker is good value for money.
I have had my anker wireless bluetooth speaker for about 18 months now. The sound quality has been impressive for such a small speaker, and the weight and battery life have been a pleasant surprise. The only issue is that ours has broken after 18 months of occasional use (~5 hours per week); the power light flickers and no amount of discharging or charging the battery has helped. I bought this at about £10 more than it is listed today and, with the exception of the 18 month shelf life, i’ve been incredibly pleased with it. Edit:anker contacted me after this post and replaced the speaker *for free*. I’m very grateful and impressed with their fantastic service. The new speaker is just as loud and wonderful as the first.
Really happy with this and the sound is a lot better than i expected it to be. No, it doesn’t sound like a top of the range sound system, but for the price and portability, i wasn’t expecting this. It doesn’t sound tinny and the quality is great. It also can get pretty loud considering how small it is. It’s super easy to hook up to your phone/tablet etc. To play songs, and i haven’t once had an issue with it cutting out or skipping when i’ve used it. Perfect for taking on holiday and i’d definitely recommend.
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.
Bought this as an xmas present based on the good reviews on here. I’ve been very impressed with the anker brand and have since bought a few of their products. This is a very solid feeling unit, you could say heavy. I don’t really have a problem with something like this feeling quite heavy as to me that indicates that it’s well made (or i could be getting well tricked and they might have stuck a few layers of tin underneath to give that illusion)no, i think it really is very good quality. It’s all about the sound though of course, and the sound from this is excellent. It pairs easily and it blasts out sound that’s certainly as loud as i’d want to be going anywhere that this was taken as a portable speaker (and if listening at home i’d be playing it though my hifi separates so wouldn’t need it. ) i honestly can’t think of any drawbacks to this speaker. It’s pretty cheap, it sounds great, and it seems to hold a charge for a few hours (though i tend to keep things plugged in or attached to a powerbank these days – sort of power supply ocd). I should mention that i paid full price for this speaker (actually it may have been a lightening deal but i wasn’t given a discount to review it). Well recommended and look out for their other products.
I scoured the internet for my first bluetooth portable speaker and this one had some excellent reviews and rating so i though i’d give it a blast. It’s 20w and boy does it have some powerful sound. You’d think something this small would be quieter, lack bass and power and not be up to the job, like a jockey auditioning for a part in an opera. How wrong i was, the passive bass is extremely good and you do get genuine bass and not just a bass effect, the speaker is extremely loud and it’s range is about 33 feet, the bluetooth sound is very clear and good quality and the unit is extremely portable. I’ve watched a few video reviews and comparisons and this one even seems to get one over the bose units. It looks great, it’s very lightweigh and setting it up with bluetooth devices is a doddle. If you can’t use bluetooth, it will use aux in, which it includes a separate lead for. I’ve not had to charge it after a few uses yet so the battery seems to be doing well. The unit looks great but the gloss finish on top is a fingerprint magnet so you’ll need to mind that. Also, the buttons on the top do feel a bit too squashy and cheap but the unit it extremely well built and sturdy.
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.
The best bluetooth speaker of this size, i totally recommend this product. I first bought the sony srs x2, and was impressed with that until i heard this one. Luckily i bought the sony at a retailer who allowed 30 day returns so i took it back and kept this anker 3143. Considering its relatively small size (it’s the first thing i pack in my suitcase) it has an awesome sound and can fill a room with a decent amount of bass and treble sounds. It’s not going to replace your bigger 1 meter length sound bar systems, but if you’re looking for a portable bluetooth speaker this is the best there is.
I ordered this product after reading some of the numerous positive reviews. I didn’t believe what had been written by others as i am a cynical soul and just thought they were all ‘staged’ or fake reviews by people associated with this product. However, i received my anker speaker today and saw it for myself. I was struck by the weight of the item. I could instantly tell that it was not just a cheaply built product. It is very heavy for it’s size. I knew that this item was the real deal when i paired it with my phone. The beep sound that came from it was amazing with a deep heavy bass sound. I then played some music from my phone and just thought wow. This product will out perform your expectations by a long shot, even if you read my review.
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’m truly amazed and absolutely blown away. How is it possible for such a small piece equipment to produce such a massive sound it can only be described as magical. I received this today about 18 hours after i ordered it with prime. Well pleased with the service. I must admit i was expecting a bigger unit as i forgot to look at the dimensions before i purchased but after unboxing and feeling the solid build quality of the anker plus loving the smooth slick design i immediately feel in love. The unit comes with enough charge to give you a taste of the amazing sound and incredibly bass once paired with a device. I hooked up my mp3 player in a couple of seconds pressed play, well. My face must of been a picture i couldn’t believe what i was hearing i listen to a lot of uk garage and house music mostly heavy bassline and loud, the anker was giving me the same sort of sound you would normally get from an older compact hifi unit with speakers probably x4 the size, the sound quality is very good and didn’t distort at all when i had the volume on full with heavy bass pumping out of the speaker. I haven’t had a chance to check battery life or connection range so can’t comment there. Ps, it will be coming to the beach with me this summer.
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.
This is good, regardless of the price. Sound is a bit more muffled than i expected, but then you disconnect the speakers from your tablet, laptop or smartphone and the world goes bland. Some notes:- the depth of the sound is incredible for something this size. – bass is there but not overpowered (unlike the vava voom 20 i also considered), and mids/highs are very good. – battery life is decent (4 hours with volume almost maxed out, 3. 5mm connection enabled)- speaking of volume, no way to tell which volume step you’re at. I’d like to know if i’m at 50% or 75%. – build quality is very good. The rubber foot is incredible.
I bought this to use with my amazon echo. In fact the speaker sound on the echo is much better than i expected and i probably didn’t need to buy this speaker at all. In fact the sound quality on the echo is actually a little better. Nevertheless, the anker speaker has a decent sound and being rechargeable will come in handy for barbecues in the garden.
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.
I bought this to replace a logitech 2. 1 speaker in my kitchen, that i have a dab radio plugged into. 1 speaker is rather large and ugly, so i thought i’d tidy the setup up with a neat and hopefully good sounding bluetooth speaker. Well it looks a lot better than the logitech, but the sound is really rather disappointing compared to the logitech 2. I think i must have been swayed by the zillions of glowing reviews here for this speaker. Edit: after leaving the above review anker customer support emailed me and asked what i didn’t like about this speaker, and kindly offered to send me a replacement. I got the replacement and in a blindfolded test with two other people listened to them both.
*update*after having some communication with anker because they were concerned about the problems i had with their speaker they decided to send me out a replacement as they try the best to help their customers with any problems they may have. I got the replacement speaker and i gave it a good test and this time the speaker worked perfect paired up with all my phones the sound was very good a nice bit of bass also some people talk about the bose mini soundlink ii and try to compare the anker speaker they are two different speakers for the price you pretty much can’t get a speaker this good yes you can go and buy a bose or jbl and i have a jbl charge 2+ and i also had a bose mini soundlink ii and send that back these two speakers cost far more that the anker speaker so remember that before you judge. I want to say a big thank you to anker customer service for the all the help to sort my problems a top company and with a top customer service. *first speaker*i was really looking forward to getting this speaker heard a lot about it and i missed out on the last special deal they had on this item. Unfortunately there’s nothing good i can say about the item it just wouldn’t work i tried all day and night to get it to pair with my samsung galaxy s3 & s5 phones it just wouldn’t have it even when i connected the speaker with an audio cable the sound would cut out from time to time so i would have to fiddle with the audio cable. I’ve brought various anker products in the past and that’s why i went for this item on the strength of that but it was a big let down.