Testing: Mobile Speaker Anker SoundCore
Bluetooth speakers enjoy an ever growing popularity – and that’s for a reason. Thanks to these gadgets, you can play your music wherever and whenever you want. We have tested for you the mobile Bluetooth speaker Anker SoundCore because it is one of the most sold portable sound devices with more than 20 million sells worldwide.
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The first impression
The workmanship and the light and compact design of the device are convincing. The speaker makes an impression of high quality and can be started very fast. The intuitive operation works via the clearly visible icons on top of the speaker. Thanks to the Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the SoundCore can be connected to an iPhone with a distance of 60ft (20m). Once the device is paired and set up, the speaker will always connect to the last paired device. You can even take phone calls with the built-in microphone. If you don’t want to use Bluetooth, you can connect an iPhone via audio cable as well.
Sound quality: Weak bass
The Anker SoundCore is equipped with a Dual-3-Watt driver and a dedicated bass port. It supports the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). The sound is clear and considering the small size of the speaker, it has a solid bass. According to Anker, the Spiral Bass Port takes care of the controlled deep bass tones, which are played with an emphasis. However, the SoundCore definitely cannot reach the quality of bigger, solid speaker in terms of the bass. At this point, the compact size takes the toll.
The speaker gets a plus for the almost not-existing distortion. There are no noises even at a high volume level. According to Anker, the SoundCore beats other providers, because it has a distortion of less than 1%.
Another huge advantage is the long running time. When the SoundCore is fully charged, it can play up to 500 songs (total playing time of 24 hours), because it has a 4400mAh Li-Ion battery. In our test, it even played music for 30 hours. You can charge the Bluetooth speaker with the included micro-USB cable.
If you are planning to get a mobile speaker, you have to be aware that they never can reach the sound quality of a big, expensive speaker, because it’s impossible for the physical size. Therefore, the Anker SoundCore is suitable for hobby music fans, who don’t want to invest too much into a speaker and who are not looking for the best professional quality. The speaker is a solid and well-processed device for on the go with a good sound.