The era of Bluetooth speakers has just started, and Bose is not showing any signs of staying behind. Bose SoundLink Micro is a tiny Bluetooth speaker is quiet portable that you can carry in your pocket. But, I said “literally,” which means sacrificing the bass performance or the sound quality. This is Bose’s least expensive and smallest Bluetooth model hitherto, priced at $100, aims to challenge those small speaker conventions.
In Australia and US, the price of SoundLink Micro dropped $20 and $10, respectively in past few weeks. However, this is not any considerable saving as. Still, you have to pay for the speaker’s portability and “Bose” brand name.
It is accessible in three prominent colors – bright orange, black and midnight blue. The SoundLink Micro is waterproof with IPX7 certification and can be entirely submerged. The size of the speaker is quite small. However, it weighs 290 grams. Also, it comes with built-in speakerphone for making calls.
When we talk about the build quality, then it gathered some favorable reviews. Its sturdy design and flexible “tear resistant” rubber strap can let you clip it on your bike’s handlebars or your bag or pretty much anything you want to clip it with. Moreover, it is designed to sit on the flat surface, and its bass port is also employed on the underside that allows it to maximize the bass performance.
You can control the playback with the multifunction buttons. Near the Micro-USB charging port, you will find the battery life indicator along the volume controls. You cannot expect much in battery life as it commits on 6 hours like like any other quality portable Bluetooth speaker.
When talking about the sound quality, you will be impressed to hear its bass output – which is quite commendable for its size. Although, when compared with Bose high range of Bluetooth speakers like SoundLink Mini 2, there is undoubted of quality difference – but hey, do not ignore the size and price of this little gut before comparing it with large speakers. SoundLink Micro surely delivers bass and volume better than JBL’s Clip 2 and other portable speakers of the category.
Specs at Glance
- Weight – 290 grams or 10 ounces
- Size – 38mm high by 95mm wide and deep
- Charger – Micro-USB
- Battery Life – 6 Hours
- Colors – Bright orange, midnight blue, and black
- IPX Rating – IPX7 certified (waterproof)
- Price – $100
When compared with other micro wireless speakers Bose SoundLink Micro is the pocket-sized portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers louder and richer sound. It has a built-in microphone and completely waterproof. Plus its integrated strap makes it a perfect go-to device.
The only drawback with this Bluetooth speaker is its battery life is average which is least expected when Bose like the brand designs it. However, our final verdict is it is “WORTH the MONEY” as compared to other Bluetooth speakers in the market currently.