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Anker SoundCore

Anker SoundCore
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The long battery life is by far the best feature of the Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker. If you want a speaker that can last for 24 hours straight without needing to be plugged in, then the Anker sp... Read full review
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Pros
  • Superior sound quality for your favorite tunes any time you want
  • More than 10 million Anker customers worldwide
  • Dual drivers for high performance
  • Full-bodied stereo
  • Includes an unique spiral bass port
  • Guarantees less than 1% harmon...
Cons
  • Charging too frequently and too much will degrade battery life
  • Not water-, sand- or dust-proof
  • Shouldn’t ideally be used beside pools or at the beach
  • Not wall mountable
  • Might stop playing from connected d...
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Key features
  • Superior Sound Quality
  • Enhanced Clarity and Fidelity
  • Incredible Battery Life: 24-hour / 500-song Playtime
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
  • 18-month Warranty

Anker SoundCore is a very popular option on the lower end of the price range. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as TaoTronics Pulse X or Ancord Portable 4.0 .

Anker SoundCore was released in 2015. There are dozens of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

Anker SoundCore is $40 cheaper than the average bluetooth speaker ($69.99).

Physical Features
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Black
Blue
Red
Dimensions Length x Width x Height
1.8 x 6.6 x 2.1 inches
Weight

9.5 oz
 
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
No
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
No
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
No
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
1 day
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
5 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
2
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
Yes
Speaker Breakdown Use the speaker breakdown to better understand sound quality based on the makeup of the speaker. Manufacturers will often report additional details on the speaker drivers, such as the shape (cone or d ... Show more
Dual high-performance 3-Watt drivers
Total Output Power Also known as “power handling,” a speaker’s total output power is recorded in wattage. A watt is a measure of electrical power. Thus, higher output means more powerful (or louder) speakers. When deter ... Show more
6 watts
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
66 ft
Hands-free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
No
settings_input_composite Aux cable port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
phonelink_ring Remote / app control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
Yes
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
radio FM Radio
Yes
Info at a Glance
Brand
Anker
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Release Date
October 2015
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
98 / 100
Details
  • THE ANKER ADVANTAGE: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading technology.
  • SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY: Experience your music in full-bodied stereo realized through dual high-performance drivers and a unique spiral bass port (patented). Less than 1% total harmonic distortion ensures enhanced clarity and fidelity.
  • INCREDIBLE BATTERY LIFE: 24-hour / 500-song playtime powered by a built-in high capacity Li-ion battery and Anker's industry-leading power management technology.
  • BLUETOOTH 4.0 TECHNOLOGY: Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. Instantly connect to your smartphone or tablet from up to 66 feet away. SoundCore reconnects automatically to the last device used. Built-in mic for hands-free calls.
  • WHAT YOU GET: Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker, Micro USB charging cable, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
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Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Micro USB charging cable
Warranty
18-Month Warranty
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Questions about Anker SoundCore

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I’m looking for a speaker loud enough to be played in the street(I’m a vendor and need the music to be loud)
I did have beats pill Plus and liked that even on max volume it worked for at least 10 hours. And the sound quality with the bass was good. I had UE boom , the sound was good as well, but the battery lasted 3 hours max on high levels of sound.
Now I’m looking for some speaker maybe not that expensive, but loud and with long battery life (all day)
Wireless connection is a must as well
Related: Anker SoundCore, Beats Pill+, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Bogdan 3 days ago

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I'm looking at these 3 speakers. I was wondering which one has the best sound quality
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The Altec Lansing LifeJacket is designed more for its water resistance. It can float on water, and is very durable, but it’s rather huge and heavy. It has two subwoofers, two neodymium woofers, two tweeters, and two passive radiators. Unfortunately even with that many drivers you may find some issues with its sound quality once you pass half of its maximum volume level. The digital signal processing used by the Altec Lansing LifeJacket is not very subtle. It tries to prevent distortion upon reaching high volume levels by limiting the dynamic peaks of louder sections within the tracks, particularly tracks with lots of bass. This causes the sound to dip in volume when things are loud, and rise drastically during quiet moments. The JBL Charge 3 has a more “all around” sort of quality to it because its easy to carry around, water resistant, and charges other devices. It has two 50 mm transducers, and has a power output of 20 watts. Its sound quality is actually quite impressive, and you wont find the same sort of volume dips with this device. The Anker SoundCore is overall a much less powerful device, but also small, lightweight, and economical. It has dual high-performance 3W drivers, and a power output of 6W. Unfortunately, it has absolutely no water resistance. All in all, I would say when it comes to sound quality, you may find the JBL Charge 3 to have the richer, higher quality sound.

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Which is the best Bluetooth speaker in the market?
Related: JBL Flip 3, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Nirmalya 103 days ago
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It really depends on what sort of specs you like. The most popular curerntly is the JBL Pulse 3, and with good reason. It has three 40mm transducers, and a fantastic 20W output. I personally have one, and am extremely pleased with its performance.

Between the two you want to compare, the JBL Flip 3, and Anker SoundCore, it also depends. The JBL Flip 3 has a much larger power output, with dual 1.57in transducers, along with being water resistant. The Anker SoundCore on the other hand has a great bass quality. It has a 6 watt output, and includes a subwoofer. If you’re looking for something with raw power, I would say the JBL Pulse 3, or JBL Flip 3. For something a little simpler, less weight, and a long battery life (24 hours, twice that of the others mentioned), then the Anker SoundCore would be the ideal purchase.

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Hi, Is there any speaker that could compare to the bose mini soundlink in sound quality? Something cheaper? I planned to buy the bose, but then began to wonder whether it is really all too much about the name.
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Related: Bose SoundLink Mini II, JBL Flip 3, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 133 days ago
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 It depends on what sort of stuff you plan to get from it. If you want something that can get really loud then the Bose SoundLink Mini II would indeed be a great choice. It has an impressive 50 watt output, so you can bet that it will rock the house. On the other hand, the JBL Flip 3, and Anker SoundCore are great choices if you plan to have a more personal use out of it, and not try to have huge parties with it. The JBL Flip 3 only has an output power of 16 watts, and Anker SoundCore has about 6 watts. They all have their good points, so the best thing to do is just think about what you imagine to get out of the device, then base your decision accordingly to your needs. The JBL Flip 3, and Anker SoundCore are much cheaper than the Bose SoundLink Mini II, but won’t deliver the same sound quality when you go to high decibel levels. 

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I am planning to Buy one JBL xtreme and two JBL Flip 3 to listen synchronously movie sound by keeping JBL xtreme in front and JBL flip 3 at backside (L/R).
So Anker speakers are better than JBL and Can anker speaker synchronize with each other like JBL?
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The Anker speakers listed have a much smaller watt output the JBL Xtreme's setup. The JBL Xtreme has two 63mm woofers, and two 35mm tweeters. Unless you're trying to listen to all your music at very low volumes, then none of them would match up to the JBL Xtreme in terms of the power the speakers can pump out. The highest watt device on that anker speaker list is about 20 watts with the Anker A3143. So I would say, no, they are not better than the JBL Xtreme's speakers. As for whether the anker speakers can synchronize with each other, the answer would be no. None of the anker speakers listed in your related section have the ability to connect to other speakers like that.

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How do the Arisen Windbox R elegant 20 w speaker and the Anker Soundcore 20w speaker compare?
Related: Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 181 days ago
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They are both fairly awesome devices. The Arisen Windbox Elegant 20 watt speaker has dual high-definition drivers, a subwoofer, has an 8-hour battery life, and has Bluetooth 4.2 technology incorporated, which provides stronger connection, and data transmission. 


The Anker SoundCore Boost has 20 watts as well. The SoundCore Boost produces a clear, well-balanced sound with dual-performance drivers and twin passive subwoofers. Its' battery lasts 12 hours compared to the Arisen's 8 hours, and it's also water resistant (IPX5), so it's better to take on the go. It is maintains its composure at high volume levels, and is compact in size. So if you're looking for portability and durability, the Anker model is the better choice. But for aesthetic design and sound quality, the Arisen Windbox is the better choice. 

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What´s better, the Anker Soundcore or the Soundbot sb571?
thanks guys!
Related: Anker SoundCore, SoundBot SB571, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 202 days ago
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It depends on what sort of details you’re looking to find in the device. The SoundBot SB571 is fairly priced, has two 40mm premium drivers, a subwoofer, a battery life of 12 hours, is fairly durable, and has a total power output of 12 watts. The Anker SoundCore has 2 drivers, a subwoofer, runs on 6 watts, has an amazing battery life of 24 hours, and guarantees less than 1% harmonic distortion while playing music.

A few negatives about the Anker SoundCore is that charging frequently will degrade your battery efficiency, the sound may distort when turned to 100% volume, and in this case scenario, costs about 4x the amount the SoundBot SB571 costs.

A couple of negatives the Soundbot 571 has is that at full volume the sound also begins to distort, and the battery charges at a slow pace.

So, if you are looking for something with slightly better bass and sound quality then the SoundBot SB571 would be the right choice, but if you want something that has twice the battery life at the cost of slightly less bass, then Anker SoundCore would be your best option.

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JBL Flip 3 vs Anker Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker
Related: JBL Flip 3, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 209 days ago
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The JBL Flip 3 is IPX4 water resistant (splash proof), has a battery life of 10 hours, has dual 1.57in transducers, and a 16W power output. It's also incredibly durable and can be dropped or shoved into a bag for easy transportation without fear of breaking it. . A couple negative points about the JBL Flip 3 is that it sounds a little flat, does not have very crisp highs, and distorts a bit at high volume

The Anker SoundCore has a subwoofer, dual high performance 3-watt drivers, a battery life of 24 hours, and a 6W output. The Anker SoundCore’s negative points are that it also tends to distort sound at high volume, and has absolutely no water resistance, so it can't really be used outdoors safely.

So, If you are looking for something with overall power, loudness, and water resistance, then the JBL Flip 3 would be a wise choice. If you want something with a nice sounding bass, an exceptional battery life of 24 hours, at the cost of a lower power output (6W, as opposed to the JBL Flip 3's 16W), then the Anker SoundCore would be a fine choice.

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Which is a better buy: Anker SoundCore or Vtin 20W
Related: Anker SoundCore, Vtin 20 Watt, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Peter 226 days ago
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They are both pretty good, so it truly does depend on what it is you want exactly. The Vtin 20 Watt is IPX4 water resistant (splash proof), it has a rugged design (it is very durable), has an incredible 25-hours of battery life, two drivers, one subwoofer, and a 20 watt power output. Unfortunately, It has an issue where the lowest volume setting is still a little bit too loud, so if you’re looking to play soft, and relaxing music with it, then this may not be the best choice. It also has an issue where the charging ports not very sturdy, which may cause it to break easily.

The Anker SoundCore has dual high-performance 3-watt, drivers, a subwoofer, 24-hours of battery life, and has a 6W power output. A few negative points to this device is that it is not water or dust proof, the sound distorts at maximum volume, and charging frequently may degrade the batteries efficiency. That being said, you should go with the Vtin 20 Watt if you want to play music loudly, or if you need water resistance and durability. If you were looking for something similar in size, but very light in weight, along with the ability to play soft, and relaxing music comfortably, then the Anker SoundCore would be a wise decision.

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I work in a loud environment. Db around 130-50. Could this Anker provide proper listening while I work?
Related: Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 227 days ago
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Hi there, the Anker speaker is not so great for very loud environments. It only has an output of about 6 watts (compared to 16 watts on the JBL Flip 3 speaker, for example, which is roughly the same price). It also tends to lose some of the sound quality at high volumes.
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The Anker SoundCore only has a total power output of 6W, so that's 3 watts in each driver. This will not do you justice if decibel levels as high as you're mentioning are going on. Another issue is that even if you were to blast the volume to 100% the sound will most certainly distort. So, I would say it will most likely not provide you efficient sound quality, nor volume. You're better off with something that produces a little more power (Bose SoundLink Color II has an output of 55 watts, for example; or JBL Xtreme has an output of 40 watts). 

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hi im a little confused here of what im going to choose between Anker Soundcore and Oontz Angle 3. can you enlighten me? Thanks
Related: Cambridge Oontz Angle 3, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Ryan 280 days ago
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Hello! Here is a blog post directly comparing these two products:
https://reviewfinder.com/blog/anker-soundcore-dual-driver-vs-cambridge-oontz-angle-3-differences-reviews-pros-and-cons-compared/

Overall, the Angle 3 is better for use outdoors, because it is more durable and water resistant. But the Soundcore has better battery life, Bluetooth range, and slightly better sound quality. So it depends on what you will use it for.
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The Cambridge Oontz Angle 3 has IPX5 water resistance (protection from small water jets), a 12-hour battery life, two precision neodymium drivers, a bass radiator, and a power output of 10W. This device produces quality sound for a very reasonable price. The Anker SoundCore has a batter life of one entire day, a subwoofer, dual high-performance 3-watt drivers, and a power output of 6 watts. You may find the sound quality to be similar to the Cambridge Oontz Angle 3, however this device can last twice as long on one charge. It also has NFC support, unlike the Oontz Angle 3. The downside to this is that the Anker SoundCore is more than three times the cost.

All in all, if you want something with spectacular battery life then the Anker SoundCore would be the logical choice, but if you are on a stricter budget and want water resistance then the Cambridge Oontz Angle 3 would be better for you.

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RMS in Anker Soundcore?
Related: Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 343 days ago

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I'm confused to pick between Anker Soundcore, Dknight Magicbox II, and Oontz angle 3
Trying to get speaker under $50
Thanks
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The DKnight Magicbox weighs 10 ounces, and has an ultra small design. It is equipped with a 10W driver, has a 10W power output, and a 12-hour battery life. This is a great device to have if you are looking for a speaker that can fit in a backpack, suitcase, or a quick travel bag. One of its downsides is that it’s on the higher cost spectrum considering its power output.


The Anker SoundCore weighs 9.5 ounces, has a 24-hour battery life, is equipped with two dual high-performance 3W drivers, and has a power output of 6W. This device is particularly great if you want a lightweight device that has amazing battery life. 


The Cambridge Oontz Angle 3 has IPX5 water resistance (protection from small water jets), a 12-hour battery, two precision neodymium drivers, a bass radiator, and has a power output of 10W. This is a great device to have if you want something lightweight, and water resistant at a fair price.

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In the market for a bluetooth speaker for my daughter. I want relatively good quality, obviously, without a big price tag. I see good deals on amazon for the Etekcity bluetooth 4.0 and the Anker Soundcore. Anyone familiar with these speakers?
Related: Etekcity RoverBeats T3, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 386 days ago
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The Etekcity RoverBeats T3 has a very simple design and interface. It has a 3W output, mono sound, and 8-hours of battery life. Since it only has mono capability, and is extremely lightweight with a small design, it has a disadvantage when it comes to producing clear sound, especially at higher volumes. 

The Anker SoundCore has a subwoofer, dual high-performance 3W drivers, and a total power output of 6W. It's also lightweight, but not nearly as tiny as the Etekcity RoverBeats T3.

It pretty much boils down to if you want something that's very affordable with a very small design, but at the sacrifice of some sound quality. If this it the case, then Etekcity RoverBeats T3 would be a fine choice. If you want something that's a little bit more expensive, and that sacrifices size for stereo capabilities, then the Anker SoundCore would be a wise decision for you

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Which bluetooth speaker I should buy ? Anker soundcore or Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3?
Related: Cambridge Oontz Angle 3, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 455 days ago
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Hi! Here is a direct comparison of these two products: https://reviewfinder.com/blog/anker-soundcore-dual-driver-vs-cambridge-oontz-angle-3-differences-reviews-pros-and-cons-compared/
Overall, the Oontz Angle 3 is better for use outdoors, but the Soundcore has better battery life and better battery life, Bluetooth range, and sound quality.
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They are both fairly good. The Anker SoundCore has a subwoofer, dual high-performance 3-watt drivers, and a 6W power output. It's lightweight, and has a battery life of one entire day (24-hours). The Cambridge Oontz Angle 3 has two precision neodymium drivers, a bass radiator, and a power output of 10 watts. The Anker SoundCore is more expensive than the Cambridge Oontz Angle 3, but also has a lot more features, such as nfc support, and fm radio, not to mention it has twice the battery power. So if you’re on a strict budget the Cambridge Oontz Angle 3 may be a good choice, but if you want a device with impeccable battery life, that’s also lightweight, and includes features such as nfc, and fm radio then the Anker SoundCore would certainly be worth looking into.

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I want a bluetooth speaker which has awesome bass.I have a budget of 2000 INR
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is there a problem with the studio 4 being plugged in at all time with unit turned on/ Want to place it on a high shelf. ? is there a way to remotely power the unit on and off?

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can the hk studio 4 speaker be powered on and off with your phone?

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Oontz angle 3 ultra or ue boom 2? (for a College student in a dorm hall)
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