If you’re into tech and gadgets, chances are you’ve come across the Anker brand, they’re very well known for their wide range of wall chargers, power banks and charging cables along with their portable speaker range. The Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker reviews below will highlight some of the best wireless speaker they have to offer to date.
The last Anker Bluetooth speaker we reviewed was the SoundCore – a powerful little speaker in its own right. Since then, Anker has added quite a few more to their range. Here’s a quick look at some of the latest Anker Bluetooth speakers on the market at the moment – from most expensive to least expensive at time of writing.
Anker SoundCore Pro 25W Bluetooth Speaker
The Anker SoundCore Pro 25W Bluetooth speaker is at time of writing their most expensive wireless speaker. Under the hood, you’ve got two full-range drivers and two tweeters that combine to give an exceptional audio performance with the help of Anker’s very own proprietary BassUp technology.
They’ve designed the SoundCore Pro to handle pretty much anything you can throw at it – including a sleek IPX4 water-resistant body which means it can easily withstand a few splashes of water.
The original Anker SoundCore had an extraordinary estimated playback time of up to 24 hours – the SoundCore Pro, on the other hand, is only rated for up to 18 hours, this is very much understandable because of the raw power of the SoundCore Pro. Let’s face it, a 25W speaker is going to suck quite a bit more juice than a 6W one.
The one feature I love most about the Anker SoundCore Pro is its built-in power bank. Thanks to its massive 8000 mAh lithium-ion battery – the SoundCore Pro can be used to top up just about any mobile phone or tablet you’ve got.
Connectivity wise, Anker has upgraded the SoundCore Pro to Bluetooth 4.2 with a wireless range of up to 66ft. And if that wasn’t impressive enough they’ve even thrown in NFC capabilities which means you can pair and play in seconds – but if you prefer to go old school there’s always the option to use the wired AUX port. Here’s a quick look at the Anker SoundCore Pro specs:
|Playback Time||Up to 18 Hours|
Anker SoundCore Boost 20W Bluetooth Speaker
The recently released Anker SoundCore Boost 20W Bluetooth Speaker is another fantastic wireless speaker from the guys over at Anker. Just like the SoundCore Pro above – this one features a slpashproof design but with a slightly better water resistance rating (IPX5). Power wise, you’ve got dual high-performance drivers, and twin passive subwoofers which when combined deliver a truly immersive and powerful audio performance.
The battery life isn’t as impressive as the other Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speakers in this list but an average playback time of 12 hours is still very respectable in its own right. Connecting to the SoundCore Boost is extremely fast thanks to its NFC capabilities and once connected you can easily achieve a wireless range of up to 66ft.
If NFC isn’t your cup of tea you can still connect over the conventional search and pair process but trust me – once you’ve tried a speaker with NFC there’s no going back. Here’s a quick look at the Anker SoundCore Boost specs:
|Playback Time||Up to 12 Hours|
Anker SoundCore Sport XL
The Anker SoundCore Sport XL has been around for sometime now and it’s still going strong. Unlike the two speakers above – this one features an IP67 rating which means it’s dustproof and completely waterproof. It’s clear to see that Anker has made this to go pretty much anywhere, the beach should be no problem, the pool should be no problem – you can even dunk it for up to 30 minutes and it should survive with ease.
Performance wise, its a 16W (2×8) portable speaker with dual passive radiators – and although it might not seem as powerful as the two above it does pack a serious punch with a more than generous volume level. This one doesn’t have NFC capabilities but you can still connect and stream music effortlessly within the 66ft range using the standard Bluetooth 4.1 connection.
The battery life of Anker SoundCore Sport XL is slightly better (15 hours) than the SoundCore boost above and once again you can use the speaker as a powerbank to charge you mobile phone or tablet even while it’s playing. Here’s a quick look at the Anker SoundCore Sport XL specs:
|Playback Time||Up to 15 Hours|