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1 Bose Portable Home Speaker Review

Bose Portable Home Speaker Review

Find the Best Price Setup Unfortunately, setting up the Bose speaker required two things that annoy me: a separate account and a separate app. After installing the special “Bose Music” app, which is a different app from the ...
9.6
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Excellent
The Bose Portable Speaker includes the incredible sound quality you would expect from Bose, along with Alexa and Google voice assistants and Apple AirPlay 2. With up to 12 hours of music playback on a single charge, this speaker can be taken along with you and function as a regular Bluetooth speaker when WiFi is not available.
Sound Quality
9.7
Sound Quality
9.6
Bass Performance
9.6
Features
9.8
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
9.4
PROS:
  • Amazing sound quality
  • Alexa AND Google Assistant
  • Long Battery Life
CONS:
  • Requires a Bose account
  • Requires a separate app
2 JBL Link 20 Speaker Review

JBL Link 20 Speaker Review

Sound Quality The JBL Link 20 features two 10W drivers and can get loud enough to fill a large room with music without distortion. As is typical with many JBL products, the sound quality is very good with crisp mids and highs and adequate bass, ...
9.5
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Excellent
The JBL Link 20 is an excellent speaker based on sound quality alone, but the built-in Google Assistant feature makes it even more of an excellent value. It lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge and can play music directly from Pandora, Spotify and Google Play Music via WiFi by using voice commands.
Sound Quality
9.5
Bass Performance
9.5
Features
9.8
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
9.3
PROS:
  • Great sound performance
  • Google Assistant Built-in
  • Long 10-hour battery life
CONS:
  • No EQ settings
  • Google Assistant music services are limited at the moment
3 Sony SRS-XB32 Bluetooth Speaker Review (2019 version)

Sony SRS-XB32 Bluetooth Speaker Review (2019 version)

Pricing What's New in 2019? So what's new with the 2019's Sony SRS-XB32 compared to 2018's Sony SRS-XB31? Exterior: The XB31 had a fabric coating covering the entire unit. The XB32 only has fabric on the front where the drivers are ...
9.4
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Excellent
Overall, the Sony SRS-XB32 delivers great sound along with a great light show. If you already have last year's model (the XB31), then there is really no reason to upgrade as the changes seem to be cosmetic only. There is also no stereo pairing compatibility between the XB32 and XB31, although you can link the two models together to play non-stereo sound ("Wireless Party Change").
Sound Quality
9.6
Bass Performance
10
Features
9.5
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
8.5
PROS:
  • Great bass performance
  • Built-in light show
  • Micro USB charging
CONS:
  • App sometimes doesn't connect
  • Short battery life with lights on
  • Not many changes from 2018
4 Soundcore Trance Review

Soundcore Trance Review

Is the Soundcore Trance the ultimate party speaker? Let's review it and find out. Sound Quality If you need to fill a large area with sound, you'll have no problem doing that with the Soundcore Trance. The speaker's app has settings for both ...
9.4
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Excellent
The SoundCore Trance provides great sound and can get really loud for large gatherings or outdoor events. The SoundCore app unlocks some additional features and games, such as Light DJ where you can control the LEDs on the front. Long battery life and IPX7 water resistance make it ideal for all party situations.
Sound Quality
9.6
Bass Performance
9.3
Features
9.5
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
9
PROS:
  • Great sound quality and bass
  • Gets very loud (80w)
  • 2 LED light rings on the front
CONS:
  • Large size can limit portability
  • Proprietary charger
5 Anker SoundCore Boost Review

Anker SoundCore Boost Review

  Sound Quality As is typical with Anker's other SoundCore speakers, the sound quality of the Boost model builds upon the already great sound of the Anker SoundCore 2.  The Boost also features clear mids and highs and takes bass to the next ...
9.4
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Excellent
The SoundCore Boost builds upon the great sound quality of the SoundCore 2 with louder drivers and surprisingly strong bass performance with the BassUp feature enabled. The Boost can also last up to 12 hours on a single charge and includes a USB port for charging your smartphone.
Sound Quality
9.2
Bass Performance
9.6
Features
9.0
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
9.5
PROS:
  • Awesome bass performance
  • Water resistance
  • Up to 12-hour battery life
CONS:
  • Callers had a hard time hearing me when using the speakerphone function
6 Soundcore Flare 2 Review

Soundcore Flare 2 Review

Anker's original SoundCore Flare 1 speaker was a hit: great sound, cool lights, and long battery life. The Flare 2 continues the highly rated design with a few enhancements. If you're simply interested in what is different, you can check out our ...
9.4
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Excellent
The Soundcore Flare 2 gets louder and has stronger bass than the Flare 1, making it an all-around crowd pleaser -- literally -- with it's 360 degree sound. The built-in light show is also enhanced with a new light ring on the top in addition to the light ring on the bottom.
Sound Quality
9.1
Bass Performance
9.6
Features
9.3
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
9.3
PROS:
  • Great sound and improved bass
  • 2 LED light rings
  • Long battery life up to 12 hours
  • Waterproof
CONS:
  • LEDs might not be very noticeable in the daylight
  • Soundcore app displays full-screen ads
7 Sony SRS-XB30 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Sony SRS-XB30 Bluetooth Speaker Review

You can take the party anywhere with the great sound and built-in multi-color light show of the Sony SRS-XB30 Bluetooth speaker. Heads up! A new version of this speaker is available: Sony XB31 (2018) PROs Sound quality: ...
9.4
Excellent
Sony's new SRS-XB30 speaker features great sound, a multi-color LED light ring and easy pairing for NFC-equipped phones. The optional "Extra Bass" setting does a great job of kicking it up a notch if you're all about the bass.
Sound Quality
9.6
Bass Performance
10
Features
9.5
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
8.5
PROS:
  • Great bass performance
  • Built-in light show
  • Impressive feature set
CONS:
  • Proprietary charging
  • Buggy app
8 Sony SRS-XB31 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Sony SRS-XB31 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Music? Check. Lights? Check. Bass? Check! This year's Sony SRS-XB31 knows how to start a party and features several improvements over last year's SRS-XB30 model. Sound Quality You're likely most interested in the sound quality of the Sony ...
9.4
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Excellent
Sony's new SRS-XB31 speaker features great sound, party lights and (finally) Micro USB charging! The optional "Extra Bass" setting does a great job of kicking it up a notch if you're all about the bass and it can be paired with other Sony speakers if you want to get loud.
Sound Quality
9.6
Bass Performance
10
Features
9.5
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
8.5
PROS:
  • Great bass performance
  • Built-in light show
  • Micro USB charging
CONS:
  • App sometimes doesn't connect
  • Short battery life with lights on
Recommended 9 Anker SoundCore Flare Review

Anker SoundCore Flare Review

This is one of the first speakers from Anker that includes built-in LED lights. But how does it sound? Surprisingly awesome! Find the Best Price Sound Quality The SoundCore Flare has impressive all-around sound.  Crisp highs, full mids and ...
9.3
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Excellent
The SoundCore Flare not only sounds great, it looks great too! The LED light ring puts on a show while you're listening to your favorite music. The optional Bass Up feature enhances the bass when you want it. It can also be paired with a second Flare for wireless stereo sound.
Sound Quality
9.1
Bass Performance
9.4
Features
9.2
Bluetooth Range
9.5
Battery Life
9.3
PROS:
  • Great sound and bass
  • LED light ring
  • Long battery life
CONS:
  • May not be loud enough for large outdoor gatherings
  • LED lights can be hard to see in the daylight
10 GGMM M4 Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker Review

GGMM M4 Bluetooth and WiFi Speaker Review

If you're looking for a high quality shelf speaker with Bluetooth, AirPlay, and DLNA streaming capabilities, the GGMM M4 speaker will fill the room with rich sound wirelessly. PROs Sound quality: Obviously one of the most important ...
9.3
Great
The GGMM M4 provides high-end sound close to Sonos quality. Music sounds rich and the built-in bass boost function can add a little extra "oomph" when you need it. The speaker can connect wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0, AIrPlay (iPhone) or DLNA (Android).
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