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Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Review

True Score

82
79
6

Experts

91
20.7k

Consumers

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Top experts love the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom portable speaker, and they endorsed it for music, podcasts, and outdoor use. They were delighted by its loud maximum volume, low compression, and outstanding 39.9-hour battery life. However, they criticized its poor soundstage performance.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker released in 2020, promising crystal-clear sounds and a waterproof design for use on the go. It has an IPX7 water-resistant rating and boasts a lightweight, portable design. You can find devices with similar features on our list of today’s finest speakers. This device has Bluetooth 5.0 technology, running for up to 40 hours on a single charge. Read on to learn more about the Motion Boom and see how it compares with the best-ranking Bluetooth speakers today.

Best For

  • Under $100

Consensus

our Verdict

Product researchers praised the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom and recommended it for podcasts, music, and outdoor use. Testers at RTINGS loved its 55.0Hz to 14.7kHz range and -0.36 slope accuracy, although its poor low-bass is not suited to movies. Reviewers at LaptopMag adored the 3.4-lb portable design and carry handle. They praised its speakerphone functions and submersible IPX7-rated construction. Clocking in at 93.1 dB in SPL tests at the highest volume, this portable speaker gets really loud, although the 2.78 dB DRC at the maximum volume shows some audio quality deterioration. It’s battery-powered, running for an incredible 39.9 hours on a single charge. The speaker supports voice assistants via smartphones, but the performance was poor during experiments. However, this Bluetooth 5.0 device has a poor 297 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 223 ms Android Bluetooth latency. Check out our Anker Soundcore Motion+ review for a device with better latency. Posting a 7.24 dB directivity index, this device provided a mediocre soundstage, although it supports stereo.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding 39.9-hour battery life
  • Device gets really loud
  • Low sound compression at high volume settings
  • Remarkably compact design with a carry handle
  • IPX7-rated construction

Reason to Avoid

  • Lacks multi-device Bluetooth pairing
  • So-so soundstage performance
  • Mediocre low-bass not ideal for movies

Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life24 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Time4 hrs
DepthDepth13.62"
HeightHeight7.87"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIPX7
Smart AppSmart AppSoundcore
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage30W
WidthWidth5.83"
Wireless RangeWireless Range20 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)23
Volume Output (dB)93.1
Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)13,472.794

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Market Context

The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker released in 2020, promising crystal-clear sounds and a waterproof design for use on the…

The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker released in 2020, promising crystal-clear sounds and a waterproof design for use on the go. It has an IPX7 water-resistant rating and boasts a lightweight, portable design. You can find devices with similar features on our list of today’s finest speakers. This device has Bluetooth 5.0 technology, running for up to 40 hours on a single charge. Read on to learn more about the Motion Boom and see how it compares with the best-ranking Bluetooth speakers today.

With a 93.1 dB SPL and 2.78 dB DRC at the maximum volume, the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom gets louder with less sound compression than…

With a 93.1 dB SPL and 2.78 dB DRC at the maximum volume, the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom gets louder with less sound compression than the Flare 2, which has an 84.9 dB maximum SPL and 3.81 dB maximum volume DRC. However, the Flare 2 has a better 2.17 dB directivity index than the 7.24 dB of the Motion Boom portable speaker. Browse our Anker Soundcore Flare 2 review for details about the Flare 2.

The JBL Charge 5 has a more neutral 4.27 dB directivity index, producing more natural-sounding audio out of the box than the Anker Soundcore Motion…

The JBL Charge 5 has a more neutral 4.27 dB directivity index, producing more natural-sounding audio out of the box than the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom outdoor speaker, which has a 7.24 dB directivity index. However, the Motion Boom supports stereo, unlike the JBL device.

With a 39.9-hour battery life, the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is better for on-the-go use than the 17.7-hour Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM portable speaker. Conversely, the…

With a 39.9-hour battery life, the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is better for on-the-go use than the 17.7-hour Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM portable speaker. Conversely, the Ultimate Ears model has a superior 1.74 dB directivity index, which dwarfs the 7.24 dB of the Motion Boom.

Battery Life

24 hrs

24 hrs

20+ hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

No

Charge Time

4 hrs

4 hrs

4 hrs

Depth

13.62"

13.62"

3.67"

Height

7.87"

7.87"

3.76"

IPX Rating

IPX7

IPX7

IP67

Smart App

Soundcore

Soundcore

JBL Portable

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

79

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Customer Score

91

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    59
    The affordable, waterproof Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is an impressively powerful portable speaker for your… Read More

    By:

    David Carnoy
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Motion Boom’s sound didn’t blow us away out of the box, but EQ’ing with… Read More

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    83
    Well-designed mini boombox-style Bluetooth speaker with a built-in handle, Very good sound for its size… Read More

    By:

    Sophie Arsenault
  • Which?
    62.66

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Anker SoundCore Motion Boom portable Bluetooth speaker looks a bit like a builder’s toolbox… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Laptop Mag
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is adequate for music. When placed horizontally and with its… Read More

    By:

    Momo Tabari
  • Techhive
    43.37

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a good outdoor speaker, but even if you’re stuck… Read More

    By:

    Jon L. Jacobi

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