Bluetooth Speaker, Anker Soundcore Speaker Upgraded Version with 24H Playtime, IPX5 Waterproof, Stereo Sound, 66ft Bluetooth Range, Built-In Mic, Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone Samsung
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As for inputs, there’s a micro USB and aux-in at one end, covered by a little rubber plug to keep them waterproof. Five raised control buttons across the top are tactile and self-explanatory. Unlike the UE Megaboom 3, which supports multiple DJs at once, the Soundcore only allows one source to be connected at a time. You can connect several Soundcore devices together at once, however. In fact, Anker claims you can link over 100 Soundcore speakers together wirelessly through PartyCast and sync music to each. Sadly, I didn't have another Soundcore model to hand to try this feature out. If you are looking for a wireless speaker which is both portable and acoustically astonishing, soundcore Bluetooth speakers deserve your consideration.
Just visible behind the mesh speaker grille on the front of the cabinet are two circular drivers to handle stereo left and right high frequencies. These silver-colored drivers feature titanium cones, which is a rigid material found in popular speaker designs for the way it drives soundwaves forwards. Soundcore claims to be capable of delivering high frequencies up to 40kHz — this is a bold statement indeed, given this is beyond twice that of human hearing capabilities.
A cheap speaker that can put up with your abuse
Compared to similarly sized speakers, the Anker SoundCore 2 sounds strained, like its amp isn’t powerful enough to drive its speakers. In insolation, the SoundCore 2 sounds quite good but bass lovers will be wanting more.
The Xreal Air 2 AR glasses give you my favorite Apple Vision Pro feature at a fraction of the price Bluetooth speakers, with a relatively smaller and lighter design, you can use the portable speakers anywhere you prefer. And out of this reason, Bluetooth speakers usually adopt waterproof casing to protect themselves from being soaked or destroyed.
This Anker Soundcore 3 portable Bluetooth speaker delivers a big sound at a bargain price
Sound quality of the Anker SoundCore 2 is average, though miles better than playing music from your smartphone speaker. While sound quality is nicely balanced, bass sounds anemic at times with electronic dance music and hip-hop. Highs are good but exhibit distortion when the volume is pushed.