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SoundCore Pro+ Test

Test seal: Anker SoundCore Pro+ , Rating 7.6

last modified: 19.09.2019, 10:00

All rating criteria details:

Sound quality 40%
Range of functions 20%
Battery Performance 20%
Handling 10%
Volume 5%
Design 5%
Tested by: Tim

Tim

Resumee

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.

Pro

  • Long battery life
  • Compact
  • Can be used as a power bank

Cons

  • Charging cable without power adapter included
  • Comparatively poor sound quality

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Small Bluetooth speaker that can't compete with other models when it comes to sound.

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 anchor SoundCore Pro + Speakers in close-up
The anchor SoundCore Pro + Speakers in close-up

Operation

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.

er Anker SoundCore Pro + Speaker in close-up with the connections
The anchor SoundCore Pro + Speaker in a close-up

Ports

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.

Operation

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.

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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.

Sound quality

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.

The delivery of the anchor SoundCore Pro + speaker
The delivery of the anchor SoundCore Pro + speaker

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.

Summary: 75% positive and 15% negative ratings

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
Manufacturer Anker
EAN 0848061066463
Accessories Micro-USB cable
Party mode -
Waterproof IPX4 (resistent to splashing water from all directions)
App included -
Bluetooth version 4.2
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
Weight 759 g
Depth 7 cm
Height 7 cm
Width 19 cm
Manual language DE, EN, FR, IT, ES, JP
Quality of instructions Sufficient
Packaging Good
Quality impression Very good
Scope of delivery Speaker, USB cable (90 cm), manual
Music control without smartphone
Wireless charging -
Sound quality
Handling
Range of functions
Battery Performance

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Questions

2019-09-19
Can a USB flash drive be connected and the music played from it?
AskGeorge.com
No, this does not work because there is no suitable connection for a USB flash drive.
2019-09-19
Can the volume be adjusted directly on the loudspeaker or only on the terminal device?
AskGeorge.com
Yes, the + and - buttons can be used to adjust the volume directly on the loudspeaker.
2019-09-19
Is there a suitable case or bag for the speaker?
AskGeorge.com
Yes, Amazon has matching cases for the speaker.

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