Bose’s glorious SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker sells for round $150 and generally goes on sale for much less (it is now $119 forward of Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The Soundcore Movement 300 is Anker’s reply to that Bose speaker. Across the identical dimension because the Bose, it does not sound fairly pretty much as good, but it surely sounds spectacular for its compact dimension and prices solely $80 — or $64 as a part of an early Black Friday sale (black just for now). That is the lowest value we have seen for it thus far.
We gave the Soundcore Movement 300 a CNET Editors’ Selection award. You possibly can learn our full evaluation to search out out why.
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Just like the SoundLink Flex, the Movement 300 could be laid down flat with its speaker firing up towards the ceiling (or sky) or propped up as proven within the photograph above. It is IPX7 waterproof and delivers as much as 13 hours of audio at reasonable quantity ranges. There’s additionally assist for Sony’s LDAC audio codec for Android and different gadgets that assist Bluetooth wi-fi streaming with LDAC.
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The speaker has a bass increase button that does amp up the low finish a bit. However I truly thought the speaker sounded a bit higher with out the bass increase engaged, as a result of it appeared barely overdriven with the increase on. The bass simply does not sound that tight at greater volumes. That is the place the Bose does higher.
However other than that small draw back, the Soundcore Movement 300 is an excellent mini Bluetooth speaker and a great worth, significantly at $65. It is obtainable in three colours however, as famous, solely the black model is on sale for now.