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- Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12W Stereo Sound, Bluetooth 5, Bassup, IPX7 Waterproof, 24-Hour Playtime, Wireless Stereo Pairing, Speaker for Home, Outdoors, Travel
Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12W Stereo Sound, Bluetooth 5, Bassup, IPX7 Waterproof, 24-Hour Playtime, Wireless Stereo Pairing, Speaker for Home, Outdoors, Travel
- Unbelievable sound: 12W of pure audio power with enhanced bass Thunders from dual neodymium drivers. An advanced digital signal processor ensures pounding bass and zero distortion at any volume.
- Intense bass: exclusive bass up technology and a patented spiral bass port boost low-end frequencies to make the beats hit even harder.
- Outdoor-proof: IPX7 protection safeguards against rain, dust, snow, and spills. Get incredible sound at home, in the yard, or anywhere else imaginable.
- 24H Non-Stop Music: Anker’s world-renowned power management technology and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery deliver a full day of sublime sound.
- Grab, go, Listen: classic design that has been refined and lightened, with effortlessly simple controls.
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Product Dimensions||6.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 inches|
|Item Weight||12.7 ounces|
|Item model number||A3105|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||January 15, 2017|
|Country of Origin||Vietnam|
|Rating||4 stars and up|
Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on July 16, 2023
The first one of these I owned, I did not buy on Amazon. When I got to my office one day, it was lying on the side of the mostly empty parking lot. I turned it in to security at the lost & found, and nobody ever claimed it. 90 days later, security gave it to me. It's the one I still use many times a week. Although about the size of a small paving brick, it puts out remarkably good sound. If placed on a rigid surface, the bass is surprisingly fat. Good mids and highs too. At full volume, it's loud enough to fill a large room, or the back patio by the pool. Weather resistant, long battery life on a full charge, and unlike some other wireless BT speakers, can be used WHILE charging. I did notice that using an Aux cord for video, there was noticeable lag when attempting to watch streaming videos. Fine for music, but the lag on TV was enough to annoy - no lag on Bluetooth, however. And it looks like Aux ports are going the way of the dodo anyhoo, so not a big deal breaker. I liked this speaker so much, that I ordered a second one in 2018. That one lives in my car for camping. Both units are still working great. On a full battery charge, at top volume, both can play for about 6 hours. At half volume, much, much longer. I've never gotten the full 24 hours out of one, but I have used it to play background music on a camping trip for about 14 hours straight at low volume. The only thing I can really gripe about is the rubber cover to the charging port. It's difficult at times to close. It DOES close, but you gotta find JUST the right angle to press it down. This cover does, however, protect the device from water damage rather well - I accidentally left it on the back porch during a hard rainstorm, and the speaker was sitting on the ground in about 3 inches of water for a day. No damage at all. If you're looking for a smaller BT speaker for good sound and great battery life, this is a really good choice.
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 out of 5 stars Loud, good sound reproduction, advanced call answering featuresReviewed on July 11, 2017
When Anker’s SoundCore 2 went on sale, I immediately made the purchase so that I could compare an Anker Bluetooth speaker with those from other manufacturers. Anker is a well-known brand producing quality products. My expectations were high. Packaging The SoundCore 2 came in a white and light blue box with black and light blue text on the outside. Inside the box, wrapped in velvety plastic, was the speaker secured by cardboard on all but the top parts. With the speaker were the user guide, “Happy/Not Happy” card and an Anker-branded charging cable inside its own smaller box. Packaging was professional. Pairing and Controls Pairing the SoundCore 2 with an iPhone 7 Plus was a breeze. Shortly after turning the speaker on, “SoundCore 2” appeared on my phone. A couple of seconds after I tapped the name, paring was successful, confirmed by tone. The controls are located at the top of the speaker. They include the power, - (minus), play, + (plus) and Bluetooth buttons. The + and – buttons are used for adjusting volume. The play button is a multi-function button that can be used to pause/resume playback, accept/reject/end calls as well as putting the current call on hold while accepting another call. Additionally, the play button can also be used to switch a call between speaker and mobile device. On one of the sides are the auxiliary and micro USB charging ports. Performance When it comes to speakers, the most important factor for me is sound quality reproduction. Anker’s SoundCore 2 didn’t disappoint. Vocals by a basso vocalist were smooth. Middle frequencies produced by a flute and a clarinet were clear and pleasant. High frequencies from an acoustic guitar were crisp and very satisfying. The sound of a bass drum was somewhere in between a “punch” and a “boom.” Applying an equalizer app got the bass drum closer to a boom but not quite there. This is an area where the speaker could use an improvement when it comes to sound quality reproduction. The SoundCore 2 is loud. At maximum volume, it easily filled my 20-feet x 20-feet garage with sound. Bluetooth range was amazing. Without any obstruction in between the speaker and my phone, sound didn’t cutoff until both were about 100 feet apart, producing the best Bluetooth range of all speakers I’ve tested to date. Phone calls were clear. The speaker has the ability to put an existing call on hold while answering another incoming call. I have yet to see this feature on other Bluetooth speakers. There is one feature that is common with most speakers I’ve tested but not present with the SoundCore 2 and that is the ability to call the last number dialed on the phone the speaker is paired with. This would normally be a double press of the play button but this action is assigned to skip to the next track. I found this to be surprising coming from an Anker product. In addition to call the last number dialed, I was also surprised by the inability to go to the previous track. Unless I missed this in the user guide, this functionality is not present. As already mentioned, the speaker has the ability to enable voice control software such as Siri on iOS devices. This is the second speaker I have tested to include this nice feature. Pros • Durable and rugged construction • Good sound reproduction • Loud • Comprehensive user guide in 9 languages • Amazing Bluetooth range • Advanced phone call answering features • Ability to enable voice activated software (Siri with iOS) • Anker-branded charging cable Cons • Can’t go to previous track • Can’t call the last number dialed • No auxiliary cable Conclusion Despite the minor quirks mentioned in my review, the pros far outweigh the cons making the SoundCore 2 an excellent choice for a Bluetooth speaker in the $46 (price at the time of review) range. Similar speakers I’ve tested are the Meidong 2110 and the Meidong QQChocolate Medium. While these two speakers are more accurate in terms of sound quality reproduction, they are not as loud as the SoundCore 2. If volume is more important, you can’t go wrong with the SoundCore 2. However, if sound quality reproduction is more important, take a look at the Meidong speakers. I had to switch between all three speakers while writing this review to make sure that my conclusions are as accurate as possible.
Reviewed on July 22, 2023
If you're searching for an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker that looks more expensive than it is and sounds far better than any I've had in this price range...this is the speaker to get. The sound quality is great...good (true) stereo separation and the Soundstage goes beyond the edges of the speaker. Has decent (quality) bass at lower volumes. Most speakers in this range are DSP'd to only have bass at higher volumes. If you're listening in a small/nedium room and want to enjoy the music, this speaker is great for that. It is not a loud party speaker though so if that's what you are looking for look elsewhere. Good: True L/R stereo sound Sounds great at low/medium volume Very musical, especially for the price. 3.5mm input jack (unfortunately, this is getting difficult to find anymore) Nice appearance and feel Bad: Absolutely nothing, unless you are looking to rock a party. This is not the speaker for that. What you give up in sheer volume you get in actual sound quality. I'll take that trade off any day of the week in a small bluteooth speaker. Compared to speakers like the Doss' in this pricerange, the Anker is far superior and sounds borderline audiophile compared to those.
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