Small Bluetooth speaker that can't compete with other models when it comes to sound.
last modified: 10.07.2019, 9:51
The Anker SoundCore Pro+ Loudspeaker is a small and lightweight speaker that is easy to carry. However, the speaker is not waterproof. The sound quality is okay for the size of the speaker. In this respect, the loudspeaker cannot compete with the other products compared in our test.
In my test the Anker SoundCore Pro+ Lautsprecher could convince as a small handy device. Due to the low weight of only 759 g, the speaker can be easily transported. IPX4 protection against splash water from all directions is promised. The loudspeaker can withstand rain, but you shouldn't take this device into the pool.
The Anker Bluetooth speaker can be controlled via five buttons. The loudspeaker is switched on by briefly pressing the On/Off switch. In addition, the loudspeaker has the obligatory Bluetooth key, which activates the Bluetooth connection by pressing and holding the button. The volume can be raised or lowered using two additional keys. The central button is suitable for pausing. If you double-tap this middle button, the current title will be skipped. An NFC contact can also be found here.
With the AUX port and an AUX cable (not supplied), a smartphone can be connected to the speaker and music can be played even without a Bluetooth connection. If the speaker is connected to the power supply, the device can also be used as a PC speaker or sound bar for the TV. This is also possible through the AUX connection.
The speaker is loaded via a micro USB input. Most Android devices also have such an input. The charging cable of the Android devices can therefore also be used to charge the loudspeaker. The device also has a USB output.
The loudspeaker can be charged with the supplied mains cable. Like all other connections, the charging connector is located on the side of the device behind a cover. There are four small indicator lights. The lower the energy level of the device, the fewer lamps light up.
To turn on the speaker, press and hold the on/off switch for 2 seconds. The Bluetooth button must also be pressed for two seconds for the speaker to establish a Bluetooth connection. A blue button flashes. The name SOUNDCORE PRO must be selected on the terminal device (computer, smartphone, tablet). As soon as the connection has been established successfully, a tone will sound and the light will illuminate blue permanently.
According to the manufacturer, the battery life is 18 hours. In practice, however, it has been shown that only a maximum value of 14 to 16 can be achieved. Of course, the battery life always depends on the volume, but 14 hours is also a very good value for such a small Bluetooth box.
The sound quality is absolutely solid for the size and price of the speaker. However, especially at higher volume levels you can hear that the device is not one of the best Bluetooth speakers. The bass sounds artificially amped up at high volume, which leads to a reduction in treble. Nevertheless, you can also move in all directions with this speaker without sacrificing sound quality. The speaker sounds best if it's not too close to larger objects or a wall.
Scope of delivery
The loudspeaker lacks a real power supply. Included is only a micro-USB cable, which can be plugged into a laptop.
We have evaluated about 250 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 75 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of evaluation was 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Good price-performance ratio
- Long battery life
- Practical function as a power bank
The following points were noted negatively:
- Especially when the volume is loud, the sound is not very good.
- Weak bass
Is there a suitable case or bag for the speaker?
Yes, Amazon has matching cases for the speaker.
Can the volume be adjusted directly on the loudspeaker or only on the terminal device?
Yes, the + and - buttons can be used to adjust the volume directly on the loudspeaker.
Can a USB flash drive be connected and the music played from it?
No, this does not work because there is no suitable connection for a USB flash drive.
Best price winner
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|Waterproof||IPX4 (resistent to splashing water from all directions)|
|Power supply connection||Micro-USB without power supply|
|Length of the power cable||90 cm|
|Battery life||14 bis 16 Stunden|
|Accessory products||B017QZ2Z4K, B07CSLKSYD, B01C73FAG6|
|Manual language||DE, EN, FR, IT, ES, JP|
|Quality of instructions||Sufficient|
|Quality impression||Very good|
|Scope of delivery||Speaker, USB cable (90 cm), manual|
|Music control without smartphone||✔|
|Range of functions|