|Item Weight||12.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.5 x 2.1 x 1.8 inches|
|Item model number||SoundCore 2|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.|
|Power Source Type||battery-powered|
|Number of Items||1|
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Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Superior Stereo Sound, Exclusive BassUp, 12-Watts, IPX5 Water-Resistant, 24-Hour Playtime, Perfect Wireless Speaker for Home, Outdoors, Travel
- Unbelievable Sound: 12W of pure audio power with enhanced bass thunders from dual neodymium drivers. An advanced Digital Signal Processor ensures pounding bass and zero distortion at any volume.
- Intense Bass: Exclusive BassUp™ technology and a patented spiral bass port boost low-end frequencies to make the beats hit even harder.
- Outdoor-Proof: IPX5-protection safeguards against rain, dust, snow, and spills. Get incredible sound at home, in the yard, or anywhere else imaginable.
- 24H Non-Stop Music: Anker's world-renowned power management technology and a 5200mAh Li-ion battery deliver a full day of sublime sound.
- Grab, Go, Listen: Classic design that has been refined and lightened, with effortlessly simple controls.
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From the manufacturer
Anker SoundCore combines superior sound with precision design and our leading power management technology to create speakers which put your music first.
SoundCore 2 delivers astonishing sound, boosted bass, and incredible build quality at an unbelievable price.
Its 24-hour playtime allows you to live and breathe music, every second of the day. Heighten the experience of every party and any adventure with powerful, distortion-free sound. Then take that feeling with you wherever you go.
- Unbelievable Sound
- 24-Hour Playtime
- Bluetooth 4.2
SoundCore 2’s refined build highlights its ergonomic controls and smooth curves. Choose from red, blue or black for a bold statement or understated style.
Customized dual drivers produce 12 W of huge stereo sound. A Digital Signal Processor with dynamic range control ensures high volumes are distortion-free and low levels produce rich bass.
The combination of exclusive BassUp technology and a patented spiral bass port takes the low end to new depths while retaining incredible clarity and intensity.
Play the soundtrack of your adventures. IPX5-rated protection effectively defends SoundCore 2 against rain, dust, and snow—making it ideal for almost any environment.
Anker’s leading power management technology and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery combine to power up to 24 hours of non-stop music.
Bluetooth 4.2 provides a rock-solid connection between your device and SoundCore 2. The connection remains stable up to 66ft away for skip-free music playback.
|Anker SoundCore Motion Q||Anker SoundCore||Anker SoundCore Flare||Anker SoundCore Pro+||Anker Soundcore Mini2|
|Playtime||2*8W full-range drivers||Two high-sensitivity drivers||2*8W back-to-back drivers||Premium 25-watt audio||6W driver with BassUp technology|
|Playtime||10 Hours||24 Hours||12 Hours||18 Hours||15 Hours|
|Use Case||Outdoor Activities/Parties||beaches/Indoor / Parties / Bedrooms / Kitchen / Bathroom||indoor/Parties||Home/backyard||Indoor/Outdoor|
|Features||360° Music/Grab and Go||Long Playtime / Balanced sound||360° Sound/BassUp Technology/Soundcore App/LED Light/Pool Party Proof||Heavyweight Sound/Boosted Bass/Advanced Connectivity||Powerful Sound/Ture Wireless Stereo|
|Size||3.5 x 3.5 x 4.2 inches||6.4 x 1.7 x 2.1 inche||3.5 x 3.5 x 5||8.1 x 2.8 x 2.7 inches||2.7 x 2.7 x 3.1 inches|
|Weight||14.7 ounces||12.6 ounces||1.17 pounds||1.6 pounds||12 ounces|
The Bluetooth Speaker with Enhanced Sound and Playtime
From ANKER, the Choice of 20 Million+ Happy Users
SoundCore 2 produces outstanding audio from an astonishingly compact speaker (165mm*54mm*45mm). Upgraded 2x 6W drivers blast out rich, clear sound.
Bring your music to life with proprietary Anker BassUp technology. Deeper bass ensures a wide, balanced audio range.
Play All Day
24h-hour / 500-song playtime means you can listen all day, and all night too.
Note: Playtime varies according to volume and audio content.
IPX5 water-resistant rating and dustproof engineering mean you can bring your beats anywhere - from the garden, to the beach. Upgraded materials provide smooth touch, and better grip.
Listen for up to 66ft with latest Bluetooth 4.2 technology, while an in-built microphone makes hands-free calling a breeze. No Bluetooth? No problem, an aux port allows you to plug in and play.
At Anker, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.
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The SoundCore 2 came in a white and light blue box with black and light blue text on the outside. Inside the box, wrapped in velvety plastic, was the speaker secured by cardboard on all but the top parts. With the speaker were the user guide, “Happy/Not Happy” card and an Anker-branded charging cable inside its own smaller box. Packaging was professional.
Pairing and Controls
Pairing the SoundCore 2 with an iPhone 7 Plus was a breeze. Shortly after turning the speaker on, “SoundCore 2” appeared on my phone. A couple of seconds after I tapped the name, paring was successful, confirmed by tone.
The controls are located at the top of the speaker. They include the power, - (minus), play, + (plus) and Bluetooth buttons. The + and – buttons are used for adjusting volume. The play button is a multi-function button that can be used to pause/resume playback, accept/reject/end calls as well as putting the current call on hold while accepting another call. Additionally, the play button can also be used to switch a call between speaker and mobile device.
On one of the sides are the auxiliary and micro USB charging ports.
When it comes to speakers, the most important factor for me is sound quality reproduction. Anker’s SoundCore 2 didn’t disappoint. Vocals by a basso vocalist were smooth. Middle frequencies produced by a flute and a clarinet were clear and pleasant. High frequencies from an acoustic guitar were crisp and very satisfying.
The sound of a bass drum was somewhere in between a “punch” and a “boom.” Applying an equalizer app got the bass drum closer to a boom but not quite there. This is an area where the speaker could use an improvement when it comes to sound quality reproduction.
The SoundCore 2 is loud. At maximum volume, it easily filled my 20-feet x 20-feet garage with sound. Bluetooth range was amazing. Without any obstruction in between the speaker and my phone, sound didn’t cutoff until both were about 100 feet apart, producing the best Bluetooth range of all speakers I’ve tested to date.
Phone calls were clear. The speaker has the ability to put an existing call on hold while answering another incoming call. I have yet to see this feature on other Bluetooth speakers. There is one feature that is common with most speakers I’ve tested but not present with the SoundCore 2 and that is the ability to call the last number dialed on the phone the speaker is paired with. This would normally be a double press of the play button but this action is assigned to skip to the next track. I found this to be surprising coming from an Anker product.
In addition to call the last number dialed, I was also surprised by the inability to go to the previous track. Unless I missed this in the user guide, this functionality is not present.
As already mentioned, the speaker has the ability to enable voice control software such as Siri on iOS devices. This is the second speaker I have tested to include this nice feature.
• Durable and rugged construction
• Good sound reproduction
• Comprehensive user guide in 9 languages
• Amazing Bluetooth range
• Advanced phone call answering features
• Ability to enable voice activated software (Siri with iOS)
• Anker-branded charging cable
• Can’t go to previous track
• Can’t call the last number dialed
• No auxiliary cable
Despite the minor quirks mentioned in my review, the pros far outweigh the cons making the SoundCore 2 an excellent choice for a Bluetooth speaker in the $46 (price at the time of review) range. Similar speakers I’ve tested are the Meidong 2110 and the Meidong QQChocolate Medium. While these two speakers are more accurate in terms of sound quality reproduction, they are not as loud as the SoundCore 2. If volume is more important, you can’t go wrong with the SoundCore 2. However, if sound quality reproduction is more important, take a look at the Meidong speakers. I had to switch between all three speakers while writing this review to make sure that my conclusions are as accurate as possible.
I recently purchased the SoundCore as I had seen it was one of the line-in/bt bestsellers. I was satisfied with the build quality, sound quality, and functionality. Then as I was about to write this review the devil's that be at Amazon decide to put the SoundCore 2 in my recommended.....so I did some research to determine if it would be worth the extra few bucks to get the SC2. I was set on just keeping the SC as I didn't want to have to deal with repackaging it to return but then I figured let's see if anyone has gone from the 1st to the 2nd... Not much that really got me sold turned up aside from the expected reviews saying it's not much louder, and it can be near water...the obvious. But the splash resistance and slightly more powerful speakers for only a couple more bucks really does make it a no-brainer! So I order the SC2. Received it yesterday and played around with the two throughout the day. Here's my observations/opinions without stating the obvious two features the SC lacks or whatever is already on the manufacturers/Amazon product description...
*The SC2 is physically ever so slightly larger in all directions due to the extra "armor cladding," think chubby kid eating too much cake.
*The buttons are more pronounced on the SC2.
*The grille mesh on the SC1 is recessed a slight bit more into the speaker opening which I prefer as I feel it offers a bit more protection having the "lip" around it from denting the speaker grille should it land flat on the ground on say a tiny grain of sand. I'd eventually be annoyed seeing the tiny ding and end up having to replace it....
*The SC2 grille sits out more flush(but not completely) with the surrounding so I feel it is more prone to my aforementioned ding.
*The BRIGHT LED on the SC1 is annoyingly placed smack on the front....and boy does it scream at you.
*The LED's on the SC2 are perfect!(think soft mood lighting) and placed on top next to the buttons.
*The sound output of the SC2 at any given level is noticeably louder than the SC1.
*The bass on the SC2 sounds better and "boomier" than the SC1.
*Neither unit distorted at unacceptable levels at max volume playing the following songs I picked from my gym payload at random: Jump Man by Buckethead, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough by Emancipator, Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw, Like A Virgin by Madonna, and Tootsie Roll by 69 Boyz.
*Don't expect either unit to put out the deep, rumbling, nose tickling, chest caving, hair moving bass you'd come to expect from an actual super legit subwoofer found in that annoying neighborhood kids car driving down your street at 2:30am every morning.
*The SC2 bass is noticeably, slightly more punchy.
*Justin Bieber sounds absolutely horrible from both units. For some reason both speakers make his music sound like a little boy crying...
*Thank God Anker decided to tone down the ginormous Anker logo across the front grille of the SC2.
All in all the additional couple bucks is money well spent. Do yourself a favor and buy the SoundCore 2(not that there's anything wrong with the SC1) as it's the upgraded version for the cost of tomorrow mornings Starbucks.
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