Model Number: A3102 Soundcore The Bluetooth Speaker with Superior Sound and Playtime Superior Sound Quality Wherever life takes you, experience your music with powerful stereo sound and crisp, tight bass. Boasting less than 1% total harmonic distortion, SoundCore sounds great even at the highest volumes. Incredible Battery Life Anker’s industry-leading power management technology keeps your tunes playing for up to 24 hours on a single charge—that’s over a week’s worth of playtime (based on average usage). IPX5-Rated Protection Soundcore is defended against water and other liquids thanks to its IPX5-rated build. Uncompromised Portability To keep SoundCore small but also sounding great, we’ve designed it using a unique spiral bass port design. The result is a clean bass sound you can easily pick up and put in your bag. Bluetooth 5.0 Connectivity Unlike most other speakers, SoundCore uses the very latest Bluetooth technology to maximize device compatibility and pairing speed.
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From what i read on the anker speaker comparison spread sheet. says this is "3 Watt * 2 Dual Speaker" so 6 watt. my source was from another anker speaker scroll down to read the spread sheet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0107WH8Q4/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2KDEQK9V799LT&colid=3K1CIRJS9WPT8
Yes it has an earphone jack that will allow it to connect to anything.
Yes. The charging circuit disconnects completely when the battery is fully charged. Supposedly, rechargeable lithium batteries have the longest life when left at 80% charge or less. Left fully charged all the time one can probably expect a life of 3 to 5 years vs: maybe 5 to 6 years when left partially charged. The… Yes. The charging circuit disconnects completely when the battery is fully charged. Supposedly, rechargeable lithium batteries have the longest life when left at 80% charge or less. Left fully charged all the time one can probably expect a life of 3 to 5 years vs: maybe 5 to 6 years when left partially charged. The batteries in this are standard 16850s and can be replaced easily – just pry off the grill from the edges to reveal the screws retaining the speakers.
Yes, this speaker has 3.5mm input jack.
I use mine daily and sit it on top of the shower door rail (can’t even think what it is called). Got mine in November 2016 and just recently started having problems with it charging. Not that it won’t hold a charge…but when I try to plug it in it doesn’t get a good connection…but for almost 3 years of use I conside… I use mine daily and sit it on top of the shower door rail (can’t even think what it is called). Got mine in November 2016 and just recently started having problems with it charging. Not that it won’t hold a charge…but when I try to plug it in it doesn’t get a good connection…but for almost 3 years of use I consider that a win. I always have it connected to my phone so can shut off alarms and answer calls without having to get out of the shower and potentially get my iPhone soaked… def recommend!!
As the written and posted documentations has conflicting info regarding the wattage, all I can say it is is most likely 6 watts totally, via 2x 3 watt speakers. That being said, I will confirm that the volume is quite nice for any single room of the house, i.e. Bathroom, Kitchen or bedroom. It will provide excellent … As the written and posted documentations has conflicting info regarding the wattage, all I can say it is is most likely 6 watts totally, via 2x 3 watt speakers. That being said, I will confirm that the volume is quite nice for any single room of the house, i.e. Bathroom, Kitchen or bedroom. It will provide excellent listening volume in those circumstances, but not to the level of throwing a party, LOL… Also, we use ours on the deck when cooking outside and it sounds great. Our deck is 16’x40′ and we get complete coverage.
Storing a Lithium battery fully charged will damage it! Look it up! Here’s a quote from US Chemical Storage.
"Lithium-ion batteries might become unstable if not stored at their proper levels. Be sure to know the specifics unique to YOUR battery. To ignore such information may cause excessive heat to damage the batt… Storing a Lithium battery fully charged will damage it! Look it up! Here’s a quote from US Chemical Storage.
"Lithium-ion batteries might become unstable if not stored at their proper levels. Be sure to know the specifics unique to YOUR battery. To ignore such information may cause excessive heat to damage the battery internally and potentially create a fire event. Some batteries specify a charge between 30% and 50%. The cells can be stored fully discharged, although the cell voltage should not drop below 2.0 for optimal safety. The maximum voltage should not exceed 4.1 volts. Always follow the charging instructions provided with each Li-ion battery."
6.5 x 1.8 x 2.1 inches
Get a blue tooth mic clip and then use this speaker for the computer, then configure the computer’s blue tooth speaker to listen to the microphone device.
Yes, it has the best base for a speaker its size i have ever heard.
It does not match a 10 or 12 inch woofer, but it has good base for its size.
Sure, it is loud enough to hear in the shower over the running water. It is however not water proof. So I don’t think you can take it into the shower with you.
That’s a negative
Yes, there is an auxiliary input mini phone jack on the right side next the USB micro charging port. Will also need to keep a charger plugged into the USB port to keep the unit charged.
I wouldn’t hold it underwater, but I’ve Definately spilled water on it with no ill effects. The case is soft rubber.
Seguramente, nuestro altavoz Anker Soundcore puede conectarse con el dispositivo que admita la función Bluetooth, incluido el iPhone 12 mini.
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Anker Soundcore Review
I bought this device 4 weeks back and have been using it and testing it on a consistent basis. Here’s my review of the Anker Soundcore. I base my review on the following criteria.
1. Sound clarity
5. Battery Life
Pros – Amazing sound clarity, Very good mids and highs, Superb Battery Life, Very Loud
Cons – Bass can be so-so (but for $25 it can’t get better)
1. Sound clarity.
I will give you a very realistic assessment of the sound quality of the speakers.
Bass – Most speakers in this price range have little to no bass at all. The bass on the Anker Soundcore can surely be a little underwhelming (ignoring the price point for now) but saying it has little to no bass would surely be an understatement. When these speakers are placed near a wall and you are listening to them from upto 2-3 feet, you can hear some bass. This bass is slightly on the higher end of the bass spectrum, so there is not much oomph to it, but it does sound clear. Now taking the price point into consideration, I think Anker has really done an amazing job with the bass. It really doesn’t get better than this at an $25. Sure it doesn’t sound like the $150 JBL Charge 4, but so what? I believe it is not possible to provide amazing bass at this price point, and the Anker Soundcore gets out the best it can for 25 bucks.
Mids and Treble – Oh my my! This is where I fell in love with the speakers. The mids sound really good and the treble might give other twice or triply priced speakers a run for its money. I actually bought these speakers to listen to videos and audiobooks (and some occasional music), and its just so damn perfect for this. I absolutely love listening to the mid-range voices coming from the speaker. Additionally, the hihats and other high sounds very crisp.
If you have a small budget and are looking to get Bluetooth speakers, please stop reading all reviews, do yourself a favor, and just get one of these, you surely won’t regret.
Sound clarity doesn’t mean anything if the speakers can’t get loud enough and/or can’t maintain clarity at loud volumes. These speakers surely tick (infact, maybe even double tick) these boxes. I stay in a 1000 sq ft house with two bedrooms. When I play this in the living room (~500 sq ft) at full volume, this fills the entire room and a good amount of the remaining house. It is loud and if you were to not look at this and just listen to it, you would surely feel as if the sound was coming from speakers that are much larger. The small package pushes out a really good volume of sound. The sound maintains clarity at the highest of volumes. So, Loud Volume – Check, Clarity at loud volume – Check.
The package seems very sturdy and seems like it’s built to last. Haven’t tried to drop it active or put it into water, but the Anker Sound core seems like it could take a lot of abuse if needed. One of the reviewers here was mentioning that they dropped the speaker from a height of 8 feet onto a tile floor but it still worked fine. Please don’t do it, but I think it might last if you were to.
I have no issues with connectivity in the house. Even when I place the speakers in the corner of the room and take my phone to the other end (with multiple walls in between), I have faced no connectivity issues. For other ranges, I haven’t been able to test it actively. I did some research on amazon and other places online and found out the actual range varies between 40 and 70 feet, with a clear line of sight. This should also be fine enough for this range.
5. Battery life
This claims to have a battery life of 24 hours. I am not mad enough to test it in reality, but in my experience, I have had to charge it only once in the past four weeks. I listen to it for an hour or two a day. When I used the speakers out of the box, it had a battery about 20%. That battery lasted a week and could have lasted more, if I didn’t choose to charge it because of the annoying low battery sound below 10%. I think this has a really fantastic battery life. No complaints at all.
I got the blue color and I got my girlfriend the black color. The unit looks sexy AF and I have no complaints in this department at all. Just one little thing, the speakers are slightly prone to finger prints.
Final Verdict – Budget below $30? Please stop reading and buy it.
P.S. This is an honest review of these. I have not been sponsored by anyone. If you found this review helpful, please select “Yes” below.
It would be great if others could access this in-depth review. I fear this review will be lost in the sea of reviews. Anyways, thanks if you read this through
Great little speaker—especially for the price. Sound is crisp and full, it looks great, and has a nice, solid heft to it. It’s also extremely easy to pair to an iPhone. Once paired, it quickly and reliably connects to my phone when turned on.
I get that Anker wants people to see their brand name and the white paint they used isn’t so bright that the logo is obnoxious, but I still didn’t want to look at it. So, using a metal pick in holes around the perimeter, I slowly and carefully pried off the grill. It’s held in by tension and a very thin strip of black adhesive tape. Once the grill was off, I wrapped masking tape around the small ledge all the way around the grill. This was to keep from painting and ruining the black adhesive so I could reattach it later. If you use the slick, non-sticker paper from a sticker sheet you might get better results than I did. The masking tape took off a small amount of the adhesive, but it still worked. Then, with a $4 can of generic-brand metallic copper spray paint from the hardware store, I gave it a couple coats from all directions. Don’t spray too heavily or you’ll clog some of the small holes in the grill. IMO, it turned out perfect. Really classes up the little speaker.
The media could not be loaded. Intro : I needed a speaker for the rides i go to because our van’s speakers dont work and it would be more expensive to buy the speakers and the labor to put them all together would be eh. So i went on my search and came to this speaker.
-Sadly it didnt come with an aux cord
-The charging card cardboard on the side was kind of hard to get out until i forced it out and it tore
-Pairing bluetooth was very simple. 3 steps and you’re connected
-The controls are easy to read so i wont get into that.
– The range is very great. Wow is what i like to say because unlike others this speakers BT range went through walls and very far also
-Very nice and clear
-Theres not much bass in this speaker
-Price and sound quality ? For whats its worth , the sound quality is worth its price.
-The video also shows the sound at 50% and at max volume.
-I use this for the van and it over powers our conversations to the point i have to lower it down.
-Really great if you have a car without sounds.
-The battery life is really long. I used it for a whole 8 hour but thats with the volume going up and down
-It automatically turns off when not in use . Which is great because it saves power like that.
I purchased this speaker because my tv is 12 feet across the room and I am a senior with hearing loss.
My tv is louder than normal and always told by family it’s too loud.
I decided to try this item out since so many great reviews.
Took 2 or 3 times to Bluetooth to my tv but that’s because I didn’t set it right.
Now, I put the speaker on and I was disappointed the speaker wasn’t that loud.
I was ready to send it back.
Then something told me to check the audio on tv. I thought I had the type of audio wrong checked which may have lowered the volume due to the type of audio. But, before I could do that, I noticed that the volume on the tv was low. Naaah, that couldn’t be the problem could it? Well, I raised the volume on the tv ( the tv doesn’t get louder) and guess what!
THE VOLUME ON THIS SPEAKER WAS BLASTING!!!!
I then had to lower this speaker because it was too loud!
This speaker is great, great and GREAT!!!
Great sound! U will not be disappointed!!!!
Take it from a half deaf senior!!!
I’ve had this speaker for not quite two years now and I have to say I really love the battery life. It goes and goes! The problem is that the usb-c plugin (where you plug in to recharge) is messed up and became that way shortly after using it. I have been “making it work” for more than a year by wriggling it in a funny position to get the charging light to come on but now it seems to have gotten worse each time and now it has become harder and harder to get it charged which is a shame because I find this to be a great little speaker in general… one that you can just take anywhere and not have to worry too much about it because the rubbery surfaces are great and it sounds pretty decent too especially for the price. I’m not sure how long the warranty is for something like this but I’ve had great luck with many Anker products in the past but this one hasn’t really held up as well as I think it should have.
After reading my review above Anker customer service reached out to me and promptly sent me a new speaker! They did this on their own accord. I was not seeking a new speaker, my review above is based on my honest experience with this speaker. Anker customer service is top notch and in fact, I always buy a lot of Anker products knowing they are a great value and if you do have an issue they will practically bend over backwards to make it right! The new speaker is working great, you should get one of these if you’re interested because it’s a great value for what it does and Anker always stands behind every product I’ve purchased from them!
We were looking for a relatively inexpensive portable wireless Bluetooth speaker to replace a fun –looking Big Lots “boom box” style speaker that lasted for about a year. Our primary use is for streaming music or internet radio services such as Pandora and Spotify, and listening by the pool and while having dinner.
My wife and I decided to take a listen to 3 highly reviewed speakers that received mostly positive reviews on Amazon. Here are the 3 speakers tested:
1. Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 (Cost: $27.99)
2. Anker SoundCore (Cost: $35.99)
3. JBL Flip 3 Splashproof ($81.30)
We were really hoping that the less expensive speakers would have been close in sound quality to the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof. Sadly,that just wasn’t the case. Upon the very first look, when opening up the box, you get a sense that Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 is a very no-frills, inexpensive speaker. The packaging, the speaker, the extremely short, tiny USB charging cable. Visually speaking, this speaker screamed no-frills.
Conversely, the Anker SoundCore gave the impression that you were opening up a well-constructed, tiny speaker. It was packaged nicely, easy instructions, it felt a lot more substantial than the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3. Aditionally, the USB charging cable looked like your average size charging cable for your portable devices.
Last, was the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof. At $81.30, it was a lot more money than we were hoping to spend on a portable pool speaker. It was plain to see that this speaker just looked “ more expensive” than the other two models. Great packaging, a super long and thick USB charging cable that came in an eye-catching orange colored jacket. The speaker itself looked awesome too with its compact cylinder shape.
Enough about the appearance… a speaker is all about ease of use and more importantly — how it sounds. How did all 3 sound and how easy were they to use?
On all 3 speakers in our test, we used 3 separate Samsung Galaxy 7s phones. We played the same identical songs on each speaker and set the volume identical on all 3 phones. Here were our results-
1. Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3. Unfortunately, this speaker was the least inspiring of the three speakers. The sound was clear. However, it sounded tiny, none to very little bass. It projected a rather flat sound with the various music we played through it. It was though extremely easy to use, and the Bluetooth worked flawlessly. I would generously give it 3 Stars. On sound alone, I’d say it’s more 2 Stars.
2. Anker SoundCore – This speaker was hands-down better than the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 for just a few dollars more. Lots of great features – all of which worked perfectly. The only downside of the Anker SoundCore was that it lacked bass. The sound coming out of the Anker SoundCore is very balanced and fairly loud for such a small speaker. I would lean more towards the 4 Star mark on the Anker SoundCore simply for delivering a very nice, balanced sound quality, and is capable of filling a small room.
3. JBL Flip 3 Splashproof – At $81.30, we were really hoping that this wouldn’t be a situation where “you get what you pay for”. Unfortunately, it was in the end. Regardless of the song, or the type of music we played through it, it was far superior to the other two speakers. It worked flawlessly and the sound/projection of sound coming out blew away the other speakers. The Flip 3 Splashproof produced a rich, full sound that was extremely clear and thumped just the right amount of bass. It easily fills space with great clarity.
All-in-all, the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof blew away this competition. 5 Stars. If you’re on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with the Anker SoundCore. If you can swing the extra bucks for the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof – go for it! It sounds amazing!
Update: Even though the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof sounds very good, the Bluetooth range is awful. As long as your phone is within a very short distance of this speaker you will be happy. The Bluetooth range on the Anker is WAY better than the JBL.
UPDATE: I’ve had this speaker for about 3 years now, and I continue to be amazed. It sounds just as good as day one, despite getting a bit wet on more than one occasion (it isn’t certified waterproof like the SoundCore 2). And the battery STILL lasts about a week on a charge. I legitimately forget I have to charge it, after 3 YEARS! The value in this thing is insane, I can’t recommend it enough! I know some people think Anker has been slacking a bit as of late, but this speaker is still king in my book!
I’m never let down by Anker products. I bought my first battery pack from them back in 2012, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This speaker is no exception. Let me just break it down into my personal pros and cons-
-Crisp, clear sound. Highs are clean, mids are pronounced, and bass has a bit of oomph. Not room shaking, but more than enough for a speaker this portable. Easily the best sound I’ve heard from a $33 speaker.
-Battery life. Oh my god, it lasts forever. I’ve charged it once since I got it (a week ago) and used it every day for at least a few hours. I’ve left it playing at low volume while I sleep twice (16 hours at least). Basically, you can count on charging this thing about once or twice a week. If you have an iphone on iOS 11 you can also see the battery percentage in increments of 10% on your widget screen. Pretty nifty!
-Build Quality. This thing feels so premium. The texture, the weight, the attention to detail. I have the blue one, and it really stands out.
-Port placement. I’ve had many speakers, and the ports are usually on the back. Not here. Anker put them on the side, so you can listen to music with the speaker facing toward you, or facing upward to give a more room-filling sound. All while being charged or connected via aux input.
-Little details. When I turn on my old speaker, it makes a loud BLOOP BLOOP noise, making everyone within 100 feet of me aware of its presence. This speaker, even when the volume is up, plays its "turning on bloops" much more quietly. Loud enough to hear, but not gonna wake up your sleeping spouse if you want to listen to some quiet tunes. Also, the blue light is behind the speaker grill, so it’s not obnoxiously bright when it’s on. Another detail that I really appreciate. You can tell Anker puts a lot of thought into their product designs.
-It could stand to be a little louder. It gets plenty loud for a medium sized room, but my older soundbot speaker (which is much more cheaply made) got a bit louder than this one. Still, it sounds so clear and dynamic that I would always choose it over the soundbot.
-Not waterproof. Can’t get too mad at this, though, since they remedied this with the SoundCore 2. So avoid the beach with this lil guy.
So, I’m obviously in love with this speaker. You did it again, Anker! On top of how much I love the actual speaker, I also always appreciate the followup email from Anker, asking if everything is up to my expectations. Their extra effort in customer satisfaction is greatly appreciated in a time when many companies seem to be skimping. Thanks again for a knockout purchase, Anker!
I can’t sing the praises of Anker and their products enough. I own several other products of theirs (it all starting with their PowerCore Chargers) and they’ve hit it out of the park on another one. Solid, quality products that are highly functional, versatile and affordable. Live in SoCal and got this for beach / backyard patio / general Bluetooth speaker. Researched a few others including Bose SoundLink / Beats and I found the reviews (and notably the price) to guide me toward buying. I’m SO glad I did. Truly y’all (from the south so no apologies) buy this. Stop your endless pursuit I hear some of you here "but that bass though" "the distance for connectivity." Please. If the bass isn’t enough for you, you’re A) Out of your mind and setting unrealistic expectations and B) Probably should be looking at more expensive products and not wining about this one. This is solid no matter how you compare it to the competition. Pairing is super simple. Have a 2100 sq ft home and in an upstairs bedroom I can still hear it and it fills a room completely (when placed at top volume limit). Materials are quality and I even got the case ($14.99 or what have you) that they make to go with. Don’t waste time or money looking, this is your guy/gal. Trust.
So I bought this thing almost two years ago now, and I’ve been meaning to write this review for almost as long. This is, without exaggeration, the best thing I’ve ever bought off Amazon. After all this time, the sound quality is still on point.
The batter life is stupid-good. I have literally left this thing on for days – DAYS – and it still had juice. One such story – after using it at admittedly lower volume for about 4 hours, I left it in my backpack and forgot about it all weekend. As I never disconnected it from my device, and t never got far enough away to autodisconnect (which it’ll do if it isn’t connected to anything for about 10 minutes), it stayed on for over 48 hours after having been actively used for an evening. The kicker? I didn’t realize I’d left it on until I went to use it again. Which I did. For another four hours. That’s 8 hours of actual use plus the 48 hours of just being on. My phone barely lasts all day on airplane mode.
As for the sound quality – I’ve never had any issue. I play a wide range of music genres and styles: from country to metal, hip hop to classical. In fact, I regularly connect my laptop through this player instead of through the internal speakers because the sound is so much richer.
Also, this thing is built like a tank. I’ve dropped this thing onto the street from a speeding motorcycle – the speaker didn’t even stop playing.
I love this little black box. I’ve convinced anyone I know who’s been interested in a bluetooth speaker to buy one, and none of them have looked back either.
If you’re trying to decide what you want – and aren’t exclusively planning on taking it scuba diving with you or whatever, this is your best choice.
I purchased this unit in August 2021 to use in the garage, while out on the boat fishing, sitting around the campfire, or watching movies on my Kindle Fire. After a successful fishing trip, I loaded the boat and forgot this speaker on the gunnel of the boat and started driving off. After bouncing over the speed bump, I realized I forgot it and stopped. It had fallen approximately 6 1/2 to 7 feet to the pavement, and that’s where I found it. I figured it was toast. It’s a cheap speaker, I got what I paid for… or did I? When I got home, I turned it back on, connected to my S20 and it worked perfectly with no sound distortion or broken pieces rattling around inside. I still use it frequently, it made it out on several ice fishing trips and now mostly resides in the garage. The battery life is awesome, the specs indicate 24 hours but I can’t say for sure. I know I’ll use it on and off for several hours at a time in the garage and it lasts all week and weekend long before I re-charge it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a device that’s easy to connect to a device and has great sound quality for what it is. I can’t justify a $150 dollar speaker when this little bugger does a great job and takes the abuse I throw at it. I’ll probably order another for the RV this summer. Do it, you won’t be disappointed.
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