Bose’s wonderful SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker sells for round $150 and generally goes on sale for much less (it is now $119 forward of Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The Soundcore Movement 300 is Anker’s reply to that Bose speaker. Across the identical measurement because the Bose, it would not sound fairly nearly as good, nevertheless it sounds spectacular for its compact measurement and prices solely $80 — or $64 as a part of an early Black Friday sale (black just for now). That is the lowest worth we have seen for it thus far.
We gave the Soundcore Movement 300 a CNET Editors’ Selection award. You’ll be able to learn our full evaluation to seek out out why.
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Just like the SoundLink Flex, the Movement 300 could be laid down flat with its speaker firing up towards the ceiling (or sky) or propped up as proven within the photograph above. It is IPX7 waterproof and delivers as much as 13 hours of audio at reasonable quantity ranges. There’s additionally help for Sony’s LDAC audio codec for Android and different units that help Bluetooth wi-fi streaming with LDAC.
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The speaker has a bass enhance button that does amp up the low finish a bit. However I really thought the speaker sounded a bit higher with out the bass enhance engaged, as a result of it appeared barely overdriven with the enhance on. The bass simply would not sound that tight at increased volumes. That is the place the Bose does higher.
However except for that small draw back, the Soundcore Movement 300 is an excellent mini Bluetooth speaker and a great worth, notably at $65. It is obtainable in three colours however, as famous, solely the black model is on sale for now.