If you’re looking for ultimate portability and one the best compact designs the Bose Sound link micro might be the answer.
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Bose Sound link micro-speaker Review
I’m David and I’m here to help you make that purchase decision welcome everyone to another review.
Now while Bluetooth speakers like the UE winter broom or the Jamie off the floor are considered as small Bluetooth speakers they’re not slim or portable as they both sound like micro.
Now made with tear-resistant silicone rubber it’s meant to be a durable outdoor speaker with span abrasions.
Now although there’s a quick mentioning on BOCE’S website saying quote there’s no need to panic if you drop it unquote I didn’t see any mentioning in the user manual of a formal drop-resistant height or certification well.
I dropped damn thing on tile flooring at the office actually I’m multiple occasions just to test it out here and it’s still fine today.
It’s also sealed to prevent water damage the Bose micro is IP 7 certified meaning it’s able to be submerged in water up to one meter they say three point three feet for up to 30 minutes.
Now Bose also claims it’s safer on ocean water as well so saltwater, not a big deal the bigger question though especially for those who bring this on a boat out on the water does it float with my testing dropping this into a bucket of water the speaker sadly does not keep that in mind.
Now one of the biggest reasons why you would buy the boat micro is this strap on the back from my testing it’s very simple to use and highly convenient at first it seems sketchy to use as it’s barely latching and to this little hole right here.
But after attaching this in random areas the tension provides a lot of security see you attach to a bike handlebar with these shocks and shakes it’s not going anywhere it’s not going to unsnap on you.
ow, I’ve always enjoyed the Bose pairing process they give you voice prompts when it’s connected but also who this speaker is connected to.
The Bose peers easily for me and the boast micro is able to remember up to eight devices at the same time.
Now placing the speaker on one side of my studio and walking I wouldn’t do the hallway over there letting the signal go through several walls I’m able to achieve 42 linear feet before the speakers started to crackle
Button’s & connectivity
Now button wise and going around the speaker here power and pairing is up top thankfully there’s a battery level indicator something that I wish that they Sony actually speakers would have I just reviewed those.
But to the front here you know simply vibe up and down and right in the middle here is the multifunction button one press pauses in play two taps the song moves forward and three taps goes back on your music.
Though most devices are wireless these days it would have been nice though to have a three-and-a-half millimeter input to connect this to your Play station controller or a PC there’s unfortunately not one.
But anyways like I said most devices are wireless so you’ll be the judge on that.
Now other than that this speaker is very simple to use without any extra features and gimmicks it’s very straightforward let’s get into some quick audio test be sure to put on your headphones or earphones as I’ll be using them by neural microphones.
so first up for a small speaker, it does very well at providing enough for personal space listening but also smaller reception like areas that need background audio.
Now although this is priced at $100 don’t expect it to be as loud as the JBL flip 4 or again the wonder boom in this price range but for the size of this thing, the boast micro is really good.
Now for such a small speaker, this thing has pretty darn good bass more so than any other ultraportable Bluetooth speaker that I’ve tested this includes the old UE rule 2 and be JBL clip that I have tested before.
Now those didn’t hit as deep as the boast micro now there’s a little thump in the music that helps make this little speaker enjoyable.
Now jumping into battery life Bose claims up to six hours of typical use Iran this at 50% vinyl I can do all my tests here in the studio.
and let them play from a full battery to dead with my test I achieved 14 hours in 35minutes to be exact very impressive.
Now moving to the mid-range any audio track strong in vocals we’re talking Sam Smith Adele songs of being once as a few examples here the most,
The boast micro that is doing exceptionally well that’s very clear and pushed forward.
Now I’m pop songs that have a lot of instruments and background audio this is slightly and they get slightly jumbled together with the upper mid-range frequencies and slowly heading into the very high frequencies.
There wasn’t much audio separation there when there’s a lot going on it gets slightly hard to distinguish some instruments and vocals that’s what I mean light gets kind of jumbled up there.
And for most small speakers for them to be this loud though there’s usually some sacrifice in the high-frequency range with screeching and ear-piercing notes you don’t get that here with the micro.
If anything Bose plays it really safe in the high frequencies and rounds off the top and in general with the lack of resolution on the top end it prevents the speaker from going overboard and sounding too sharp it’s not a bad thing most average consumers will find this perfectly fine.
Now is there any movie syncing issues a quick test with me Samsung si+ and they pixel XL – reading Netflix I personally didn’t have any issues?
Portability & Recommendation
So over on the portability makes the speaker and winner rugged waterproof and functional the only thing really missing for me is the ability for it to float just in case you drop into the pool or such demo I cannot dive in and get this for you guys a pride drowns.
seconds keep in mind how small this thing is for the quality comes out of this thing it’s quite impressive and I highly recommend you guys and get this if ultra-portability is on your list is at the top of your list that is.
If you want better sound quality but less portability of course again check out the JBL flip speaker or the use wonder boom.
If you love to listen to music while Sleeping then read Bose Wireless Sleeping Earbuds Review
- Very easy to pair
- Very comfortable
- Very easy to use
- Very affordable
- You can pair with multiple devices
- Good buttery Life