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Soundcore Motion 300 Review

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Featuring a decent sound profile, waterproof construction, and remarkably portable design, the Anker Soundcore Motion 300 makes a good speaker for the outdoors. That said, its battery life is short.

$79.99

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is a budget-friendly Bluetooth speaker that made it to the market in 2023. Featuring a graphic EQ and presets, this speaker is easy to customize, and you may wonder how it stacks against the highest-rated speakers retailing today. The Motion 300 connects via Bluetooth only and has no Wi-Fi or 3.5mm inputs.

Its 1.7-pound design boasts a strap for hanging, and it’s IPX7-rated as submersible waterproof. It works as a speakerphone and has easy-to-use buttons. You can also control it through Google Assistant via a smartphone. To explore alternatives, check out the best-rated Bluetooth speakers.

Consensus

our Verdict

Equipped with a huge selection of physical controls, the Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is intuitive. This speaker is outdoor friendly, boasting an IPX7-rated submersible design. However, if you require something dustproof, consider our Marshall Willen review. Although the Motion 300 produces decent vocals, the treble is dull and lacks deep bass. It has a decent 89.8 to 18,200 Hz frequency response range, and there’s an intuitive in-app graphic EQ and presets for fine-tuning settings. It supports stereo, but its soundstage is not very immersive.

Maxing out at 91.6 dB, the Soundcore Motion 300 gets really loud and ranks in the top third of our certified tested speakers. It works with Google Assistant via a phone. Connectivity is via Bluetooth 5.3, and its 334.6-foot Bluetooth range is excellent. It also supports multi-device pairing. If you prefer a similar Wi-Fi-enabled speaker, explore our Sonos Move 2 review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Average sound quality
    • The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 has an okay frequency response range of 89.8 to 18,200 Hz is okay but lacks deep bass and the treble is also dull. However, it has a graphic EQ and presets for shaking things up.

    • With a 6.48 dB directivity index, its soundstage is decent but not as good as 360-degree speakers

  • Waterproof construction
    • IPX7-rated submersible construction makes this speaker a favorite for swimmers.

  • Portable design
    • Weighing in at just 1.7 pounds, this carrying strap-equipped Anker Soundcore Motion 300 speaker is remarkably portable.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor battery life
    • The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 has a tested runtime of just 11.5 hours, ranking in the bottom quarter of our tested certified speakers.

  • Few connectivity options
    • It connects only via Bluetooth and doesn’t support Wi-Fi or have a 3.5 mm jack.

Soundcore Motion 300 Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Time4 hrs
Battery LifeBattery Life13 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
DepthDepth3.9"
HeightHeight2.2"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIPX7
Max Wireless Rangen/a
SizeSize2.2" (h) x 7.9" (w) 3.9" (d)
Smart AppSmart AppSoundcore
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage30W
WidthWidth7.9"
Wireless RangeWireless Range

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)0
Volume Output (dB)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Market Context

The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is a budget-friendly Bluetooth speaker that made it to the market in 2023. Featuring a graphic EQ and presets, this…

The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is a budget-friendly Bluetooth speaker that made it to the market in 2023. Featuring a graphic EQ and presets, this speaker is easy to customize, and you may wonder how it stacks against the highest-rated speakers retailing today. The Motion 300 connects via Bluetooth only and has no Wi-Fi or 3.5mm inputs.

Its 1.7-pound design boasts a strap for hanging, and it’s IPX7-rated as submersible waterproof. It works as a speakerphone and has easy-to-use buttons. You can also control it through Google Assistant via a smartphone. To explore alternatives, check out the best-rated Bluetooth speakers.

With a smaller profile, the Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is more affordable and better for travel than the Anker Soundcore Motion+. However, the Soundcore Motion+…

With a smaller profile, the Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is more affordable and better for travel than the Anker Soundcore Motion+. However, the Soundcore Motion+ has better battery life and offers a wider soundstage.

Equipped with a graphic equalizer and presets via the app, the Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is easier to customize than the Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker,…

Equipped with a graphic equalizer and presets via the app, the Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is easier to customize than the Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker, which doesn’t have a graphic EQ or presets. It also gets louder at the maximum volume than the Bose speaker. The Bose speaker has a wider sound stage and slightly better runtime.

The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is much more portable, so it’s better for the outdoors than the Tribit StormBox Blast. It also has speakerphone functions,…

The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is much more portable, so it’s better for the outdoors than the Tribit StormBox Blast. It also has speakerphone functions, unlike the Tribit model. On the other hand, the Tribit speaker has a wider stereo soundstage, gets much louder, and boasts a much better battery life.

Battery Charge Time

4 hrs

4 hrs

Battery Life

13 hrs

12 hrs

32 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

n/a

Depth

3.9"

3.2"

6.4"

Height

2.2"

10.02"

8.9"

IPX Rating

IPX7

IPX7

IP67

Max Wireless Range

n/a

Size

2.2" (h) x 7.9" (w) 3.9" (d)

16"(w) x 8.9"(h) x 6.4"(d)

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The portable and rugged Anker Soundcore Motion 300 speaker offers excellent Bluetooth streaming quality, customizable… Read More

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • Sound Guys
    55.87

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Anker Soundcore Motion 300 is a budget-friendly audio adventure companion. Featuring an IPX7 protection… Read More

    By:

    Dave Carr
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    While the Bose SoundLink Flex is still the mini Bluetooth speaker to get if you… Read More

    By:

    David Carnoy
  • Android Police
    45.33

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Soundcore Motion 300 is a hard portable Bluetooth speaker to not recommend. It’s very… Read More

    By:

    JAMES HOLLAND

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