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Q: Which of these two has clearer sound at high volumes, especially when listening to pop, hip hop, and dancehall?
A: I believe you’ll find that the VAVA Voom 21 will have better sound quality at higher volumes. It has a 20 watt output, 2 drivers, and a subwoofer. The Anker SoundCore is also a great bluetooth speaker, but its power output is significantly lower. It has a 6 watt output, dual high-performance 3 watt speakers, and a subwoofer. This means you’ll see higher decibel levels at maximum volume on the VAVA Voom 21 ’s side, not to mention cleaner sound quality. The downside is that the vavavoom 21 will cost more than twice what the Anker SoundCore does.
Q: 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
A: The Anker SoundCore would certainly be a great choice in terms of price, and battery. The downside to this particular speaker is that it's meant more for a personal type of use, rather than using it as a street vendor. Even though it has great sound quality, the sound begins to distort at max volumes because it only has a power output of 6 watts. A fairly good option would be the JBL Charge 3 , although it's more expensive than the Anker SoundCore . It has a battery life of up to 20 hours, and the speaker can even act as a charger for your other devices. It can also get fairly loud having a 20 watt output. It features two 50mm transducers, and is IPX7 water resistant (useful for those rainy days while vending).
Q: I'm looking at these 3 speakers. I was wondering which one has the best sound quality
A: 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.
Q: Which is the best Bluetooth speaker in the market?
A: 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.
Q: 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. Thanks d
A: 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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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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Physical Features
Color Color
Black
Blue
Red
Dimensions Dimensions
1.8 x 6.6 x 2.1 inches
Size Variations Size Variations
Weight 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 Water Resistant
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 Battery Life
1 day
Charging Time Charging Time
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
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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
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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
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Yes
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No
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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 FM Radio
Yes
Info at a Glance
Brand Brand
Anker
Model Numbers Model Numbers
Release Date Release Date
October 2015
Popularity Popularity
94 / 100
Details
  • ASTONISHING SOUND: Breathtaking stereo sound with deep bass is delivered with exceptional clarity and zero distortion by two high-sensitivity drivers and a patented bass port.
  • 24H WORRY-FREE BATTERY LIFE: Anker's exclusive, long-life battery technology provides 24 hours of sublime music.
  • EFFORTLESS CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth 4.0 ensures instant pairing and maintains a strong connection up to 66 ft.
  • DESIGNED TO PLAY: Combines a solid, drop-proof build with tactile materials and seamless controls.
  • GRAB, GO, LISTEN: Lightweight, yet robust unibody design provides the perfect soundtrack for the park, yard, or anywhere else at home or away.
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Additional Features
Accessories Accessories
Micro USB charging cable
Warranty Warranty
18-Month Warranty
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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's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Hussar Mbox or BestOnly Stereo .

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

Anker SoundCore is $13 cheaper than the average bluetooth speaker ($39.99).

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Which of these two has clearer sound at high volumes, especially when listening to pop, hip hop, and dancehall?
Related: VAVA Voom 21, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Gilda 221 days ago
A:

I believe you’ll find that the VAVA Voom 21 will have better sound quality at higher volumes. It has a 20 watt output, 2 drivers, and a subwoofer. The Anker SoundCore is also a great bluetooth speaker, but its power output is significantly lower. It has a 6 watt output, dual high-performance 3 watt speakers, and a subwoofer. This means you’ll see higher decibel levels at maximum volume on the VAVA Voom 21’s side, not to mention cleaner sound quality. The downside is that the vavavoom 21 will cost more than twice what the Anker SoundCore does.

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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: Beats Pill+, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Bogdan 246 days ago
A:

The Anker SoundCore would certainly be a great choice in terms of price, and battery. The downside to this particular speaker is that it's meant more for a personal type of use, rather than using it as a street vendor. Even though it has great sound quality, the sound begins to distort at max volumes because it only has a power output of 6 watts.


A fairly good option would be the JBL Charge 3, although it's more expensive than the Anker SoundCore. It has a battery life of up to 20 hours, and the speaker can even act as a charger for your other devices. It can also get fairly loud having a 20 watt output. It features two 50mm transducers, and is IPX7 water resistant (useful for those rainy days while vending).

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I'm looking at these 3 speakers. I was wondering which one has the best sound quality
Related: JBL Charge 3, Altec Lansing LifeJacket, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Manuel 283 days ago
A:

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 346 days ago
A:

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.
Thanks
d
Related: JBL Flip 3, Bose SoundLink Mini II, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 376 days ago
A:

 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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How do I charge this item? I can't find the charger - is it sold separately?
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A: Every USB charger will do the job

Using the provided USB cable, connect it to a common USB chargeur (like the one from your phone) or to a USB port on your computer. The first option is the best choice and I would recommend a 1 A charger, because the battery is huge and takes time to fill.

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