I have purchased a few Bluetooth speakers in the past. Some have impressed, where others have been a bit of a let down in terms of power and quality. But it’s now time to go up a notch and try out this mini Bose Bluetooth speaker.
What’s in the box?
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker, Micro USB Charging Cable, Instructions, Warranty
This mini Bose Bluetooth speaker arrived in a box that was a little smaller than expected. Taking it out the box, it is indeed small but feels like a quality product. So this isn’t just a speaker that you connect to around the house. It really is truly portable for the size.
The device has a micro-USB charging port with 5 LEDs showing the charge status, plus a single LED for power
To the right is the on/off button
To the left is the Bluetooth pairing button – Pressing and holding the button takes the device into pair mode. Back to my iPhone, selecting “Bose Micro Soundlink” from the discoverable list of Bluetooth devices and I’m paired, ready to go.
Starting at a sensible volume, I played Tchaikovsky’s No.6 ‘Pathetique’ a piece of classical music that should expose any limitations in a speaker of this size. The sound that came out simply blew me away. From the Contra-bass instruments right up to the high pitched instruments, everything came through crystal clear.
Moving over to a bit of Jazz-Funk and the speaker still shows its quality. As with all Bose products, they just seem to get it right when it comes to balancing the sound. Everything that comes out is so well defined.
It’s nicely made, with a grip rubber feel and sure it would just bounce safely if dropped. It’s also waterproof and although I haven’t tried it myself, Bose claims it can be used in the shower.
Although it is geared towards the ruggedness of outdoor use, it can really be used anywhere. I use it on my travels and in the garden where I find the volume more than enough to satisfy.
When paired with your phone you can also take hands-free calls
- IPX7 Waterproof Rating
- 6 Hours Playtime
- Built-in Speakerphone
Dimensions: 3.56 x 9.91 x 9.91 cm
Weight: 290 g
What can I say about the mini Bose Bluetooth speaker? For the price and the big audio name that is Bose, it’s hard to find a fault with this speaker. It delivers in all areas from the thumping bass at the low end right through to treble clarity at the other.
A speaker of this size simply has no right to sound this good. Sure, you may pay a little more than other speakers in this range but you get what you pay for with Bose and then some.
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