Anker SoundCore Review

8.3
Expert Rating

Established by Steven Yang in 2011, Anker is a Chinese company that’s based in Shenzhen, and is well known for producing battery chargers for phones and other devices. The Anker SoundCore is the first in its bluetooth speakers range, and it is one of the best bluetooth speakers you can get with a tight budget. If you’d rather have a speaker set, check out our DBEST Duo Bluetooth rechargeable mini speaker set review.

Why We Like It – Anker SoundCore

The Anker SoundCore bluetooth speaker delivers very crisp sound quality, and can be hooked up to almost any mobile device with Bluetooth Technology for instant music playback. If you like quality audio, you will also want to read our Edifier: Prisma E3350BT 2.1 Bluetooth audio system review. The device has a small, compact size that allows you to carry it anywhere, and a battery life that’s long enough to keep your music playing for up to 24 hours on a single charge. If you want to compare with another high quality portable speaker, you’ll also want to read our Phillips ShoqBox SB7200 portable bluetooth speaker review.  This isn’t enough charge for you? Check out our review of the SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth Speaker review for a speaker that could last 1500 hours.

Pros
  • 24 Hour Battery Life
  • Lightweight
  • Long Bluetooth Range
Cons
  • Not Waterproof
  • Generic design

Performance

The Anker SoundCore’s bluetooth range of up to 60 feet doesn’t match that of the Bose Soundlink Revolve, and it allows you to move with your music a good distance away from the source, though it might start stuttering if you have obstructions on your path. The speaker has 2 3-watt speakers that are loud enough for something like an indoor party, and in terms of sound quality, the Anker SoundCore features a spiral bass port that helps ‘fire’ sound out for increased audibility. The speaker also offers stereo sound, though it may earn substantial criticism due to its lack of WiFi support.

Design

The Anker SoundCore speaker measures 6.5 x 1.8 x 2.1 inches, and is quite lightweight at 12.6 ounces (0.7lbs). It bears a minimalist design, and comes in blue, red or black colors. It’s also made of plastic, with a speaker at the front that’s covered in grille. The UE Boom 3 looks a lot better than it, but the 15 hour battery life is no match for the SoundCore. On its topside, you’ll find the volume, play, pause, bluetooth pairing and power button. It also has a small LED light on the speaker’s front that flashes when it’s pairing, or red when the battery is low. If you want a speaker that’s better for when you’re traveling, compare this speaker with our review of the Nomadic Audio HiFi speaker for travelers.

Value

Despite its low price range, the Anker SoundCore does provide great sound through its two speakers. It might not be the best option for outdoor use since its durability is also not as high as that of the JBL Charge 4, but it is compact and easy to move around with. It’ll also allow you to play music from your favorite streaming apps without an issue.

Anker SoundCore Wrap Up

The Anker SoundCore is a great bluetooth speaker to go for, especially if you’ve never owned one before and don’t want to spend too much money on your first one. It’ll work with almost any mobile device that has Bluetooth, making it very versatile and adaptable for your use.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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