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Anker Soundcore Motion+ Review

True Score

80
77
5

Experts

88
20.5k

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

Experts lauded the Anker Soundcore Motion+, approving it for outdoor use and podcasting. They were delighted by its 15.5-hour battery life, fairly accurate, balanced sounds, and low Bluetooth latency. However, they criticized its inaccurate voice assistant.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Anker Soundcore Motion+ is a compact mid-range Bluetooth speaker released in 2019, promising lossless hi-res audio streaming for outdoor use. Like some of the best speakers on the market, this battery-powered device uses Bluetooth technology, pairing wireless up to two devices. It gets really loud and produces balanced mid-range. Continue reading our Anker Soundcore Motion+ review and see how this speaker compares with the top Bluetooth speakers on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers praised the Anker Soundcore Motion+, for outdoor use and podcasting. Experts at CNET love its portable construction, weighing just 2.3 lbs. However, if you need a device with a removable carrying strap, check out our Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 review. Analysts at PCMag hailed its IPX7 submersible construction. They loved its calling and speakerphone functions. It supports stereo music and features a decent soundscape, offering a 4.95 dB directivity index. The speaker has a 60.8 Hz to 10.7 kHz frequency response range and a balanced -0.34 slope with an outstanding mid-range. During tests, reviewers recorded an excellent 15.5-hour battery life. However, if you require a better runtime, see our JBL Partybox 110 Review. Although it has smartphone-based voice assistants, voice control was not accurate. Reviewers lauded its dual-pairing Bluetooth 5.0 tech and good 104 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 42 ms Android latency, which favor movie streaming. The audio remains fairly accurate at high volume settings, featuring a 91. 0 dB SPL at the maximum volume.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Gets really loud
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Well-balance mid-range
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • App-based graphic EQ and presets

Reason to Avoid

  • Voice assistant requires a smartphone
  • Compression at maximum volume
  • Mediocre low-bass
  • Understated treble
  • So-so soundstage

Anker Soundcore Motion+ Review Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life12 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Time4 hrs
DepthDepth3.2"
HeightHeight10.02"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIPX7
Smart AppSmart AppSoundcore
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage30W
WidthWidth3"
Wireless RangeWireless Range20 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)15.815
Volume Output (dB)83
Low End Roll Off (Hz)75.36
High End Roll Off (Hz)2,873.503

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Product Comparison

Anker Soundcore Motion+ Review

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Market Context

The Anker Soundcore Motion+ is a compact mid-range Bluetooth speaker released in 2019, promising lossless hi-res audio streaming for outdoor use. Like some of the…

The Anker Soundcore Motion+ is a compact mid-range Bluetooth speaker released in 2019, promising lossless hi-res audio streaming for outdoor use. Like some of the best speakers on the market, this battery-powered device uses Bluetooth technology, pairing wireless up to two devices. It gets really loud and produces balanced mid-range. Continue reading our Anker Soundcore Motion+ review and see how this speaker compares with the top Bluetooth speakers on the market today.

Featuring a better 4.95 dB directivity index, the Anker Soundcore Motion+ has a better soundstage than the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom, which has a 7.24…

Featuring a better 4.95 dB directivity index, the Anker Soundcore Motion+ has a better soundstage than the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom, which has a 7.24 dB directivity index. The Motion+ also has a lower 42 ms Android Bluetooth latency than the 223 ms Android latency of the Motion Boom. However, the Motion Boom features a better 93.1 dB SPL at maximum volume than the 91.0 dB SPL of the Anker Soundcore Motion+. Browse our Anker Soundcore Motion Boom review to learn more about the Boom.

The JBL Charge 5 speaker features a better water- and dust-resistance IP67 rating than the IPX7 rating of the Anker Soundcore Motion+. Additionally, the JBL…

The JBL Charge 5 speaker features a better water- and dust-resistance IP67 rating than the IPX7 rating of the Anker Soundcore Motion+. Additionally, the JBL model has a more balanced 0.29 frequency response slope compared to the -0.34 slope of the Anker Soundcore Motion+. However, the Anker Soundcore Motion+ supports stereo audio, while the Boom device downmixes stereo to mono.

The Sony SRS-XB43 has higher IP67 dust and water-resistant rating than the IPX7 water-resistance rating of the Anker Soundcore Motion+. However, the Motion+ has a…

The Sony SRS-XB43 has higher IP67 dust and water-resistant rating than the IPX7 water-resistance rating of the Anker Soundcore Motion+. However, the Motion+ has a wider-sounding soundstage, featuring a directivity index of just 4.95 dB compared to the 7.34 dB index of the Sony SRS-XB43.

Battery Life

12 hrs

24 hrs

20+ hrs

24 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Charge Time

4 hrs

4 hrs

4 hrs

5 hrs

Depth

3.2"

13.62"

3.67"

Height

10.02"

7.87"

3.76"

IPX Rating

IPX7

IPX7

IP67

Smart App

Soundcore

Soundcore

JBL Portable

n/a

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

77

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Customer Score

88

*.25

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    63
    Anker’s Soundcore Motion Plus came out in 2019 and managed to slip beneath my radar,… Read More

    By:

    David Carnoy
  • Sound Guys
    55.87

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Soundcore Motion+ is a powerful Bluetooth speaker in an unassuming package. It might look… Read More

    By:

    Chase Bernath
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    87
    Although this compact, $100 Bluetooth speaker could do with a little more high-end detail, its… Read More

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Anker Soundcore Motion+ is a solid all-around Bluetooth speaker that delivers a loud sound… Read More

    By:

    Jennifer Allen
  • Techhive
    43.37

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Anker Soundcore Motion Plus is good for outdoor use. It has an IPX7 rating… Read More

    By:

    Ben Patterson