Bose SoundLink Micro review (Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker)
Bose SoundLink Micro: Earlier I have mentioned in my ‘Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II’ article that, Bose Corporation is a privately held American corporation, founded in 1964 by Amar Bose. Who was an electrical and sound engineer, at first he invent a compact speaker design with ‘high bass new sound dimension’ which is revolutionary popular to all. Bose is now one of the best American brands in the speaker world.
Nowadays, Bluetooth speakers come in various shapes and sizes, but the ‘Bose Soundlink Micro’ is extra little unusual. It’s a squarely-shaped, rubberized exterior make the speaker feel soft about the size of your palm, rounded corners edges, and is designed for those who want to take their music on-the-go. The speaker’s classified advance smartphones with every new generation of handset. But all new generation smartphones sound like rubbish when it comes to playing music without the using of headphones. That’s where ‘the Bose Soundlink Micro’ comes in. This practically small and able to carry into the pocket Bluetooth speaker isn’t cheap at $99.00, but it thumps far directly above its weight class.
We are clarifying the design through this Bose SoundLink Micro review. ‘The Bose Soundlink Micro’ build quality is brilliant for the most part and this little speaker feels exceptionally well made. ‘The SoundLink Micro’ is measured 98 x 98mm and has a depth of 35mm and its weight only 290g, making it easy to carry around. It’s covered in a soft-touch, impact-resistant rubber that feels ideally silky under your finger. It’s available in three colors such as Bright Orange, Midnight Blue, and Black and it looks pretty smart whichever color you go for. The device is made with a texturized rubber that could protect from some drops and also stop it from getting scratched when using it outdoors. The belt on the back has proved to be a great little addition that it is really handy being able to just hook it to a bag strap or over any handle. Its sound is far improved if the speaker is placed on a flat surface instead of being left to hang freely. Different between the other speakers in Bose’s portable lineup, ‘the Soundlink Micro’ is designed to be carried and usually battered. The whole product is coated in a silicone-like finish, which feels ideally silky into a grip.
The Bose Soundlink Micro is absolutely waterproof with an IPX7 rating, it’s able to survive under the shower or a dropped into the pool to a depth of one meter for up to half an hour. The speaker will produce around six hours of audio with a single full charge and it has only a micro-USB port for charging its battery. As with other Bose devices, the controls on ‘the Soundlink Micro’ are nominal but satisfactory. There are power and Bluetooth pairing buttons on the side of ‘the Soundlink Micro’, nearby the speaker’s LED power level indicator. On the side-top are the volume controls and a button that can be used to play/pause or to move back and into view between the track list on your mobile device or computer. The button also affords for Android and iOS users to access Google Assistant or Siri through the speaker, not on the speaker itself.
Presenting all features of this speaker into this Bose SoundLink Micro review. From a company like Bose, the features that are calling and Google voice assistant all worked exactly as we expected. I really don’t know many people that would use it in such a way or not. ‘The Bose Soundlink Micro’ pairing is fast and simple, all it took is a press of the pairing button and going on through the usual steps on our device.
After that primary setup, the phone would pick up the Bose in a matter of seconds. The grip or loop, whatever you call it, as mentioned is very handy.
Battery life is pretty poor for me. While Bose says publicly that the battery life is 6 hours, the reality is at louder volumes I have likely to get closer to 5 hours. That might be ok for some of you but, I prefer some more because every day charging the speaker is a hassle for me.
Water resistance is fine, we put under shower it and after a quick jiggle off, the water cleared from the drivers and sound quality back to normal.
Bose SoundLink Micro review: Feature at a glance
Its dimension is 98mm x 98mm x 35mm and weight is 290g.
The Bose Micro is a fully waterproof design (IPX7 rated) and drop-resistant.
Built-in battery has Six hours life.
There is a Multi-function button for Google Assistant & Siri voice control; Amazon Alexa compatible.
It has a Micro-USB recharging system and voice prompt battery percentage remaining.
It is Tear-free silicone strap for a hanging product.
The Bode Micro is available in three colors such as Black, Midnight Blue, and Bright Orange.
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This Bose SoundLink Micro review let you clearly understand its sound quality. Bose has a reputation for a veil of secrecy detailed specifications of their speakers. This is comprehensible to a grade. Bose has always maintained that listener experience matters more than numerical statistics, while many other manufacturers claim hugely overstated Wattage information or show off about driver sizes.
Bose’s transducer and pair designs are highly customized with silicone passive radiators to amplify the volume and fruitfulness produced by such a small speaker like ‘the SoundLink Micro’. There are dual passive radiators which can kick out massive bass than you might expect. We’re not talking ultra-low stand-in bass, but even so kick drums still boost, while even some lower-end starting point is still easily noticeable which isn’t something we’d expected at all.
My experience with speakers that small size usually hasn’t been constructive for a couple of reasons. First, because their size means max volume levels are never produced high enough sound for outdoor listening. Secondly, they almost generally have weak bass, terrible treble and usually sound comes not good. Which is why I was surprised how well ‘the SoundLink Micro’ performed. Maximum volumes aren’t produced on the same level sound as from the larger speakers, but they’re still insane for a speaker the Micro’s size and more than high enough for outdoor and lounge listening.
However, the general sound quality is more than good, even though not the very freshest we’ve ever heard. The speakers front-facing is foundationally very much advance, so if the speaker is not in line to your listening angle, it loses a lot of the top-end and sounds muted. It’s correctly positioning is important for better sound. Conversely, there’s sufficient energy of its output.
‘The Bose Soundlink Micro’ has a good punch of volume too, with “normal” listening levels it sounding the best. There might a few cranks if high push up the volume and the balance not quite crystal-clear quality, but you can’t say the sound is not loud! Even lower volumes accomplish enough balance to sound decent without annoying the surroundings. ‘The Bose Soundlink Micro’ has an exclusive DSP (digital signal processor) that are used to continue volume at differing levels, to try to normalize the way the product sounds.
At the moment of writing this Bose SoundLink Micro review, The prices were:-
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker – Black US$79.00
For Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker Portable Case by Khanka US$8.99
All including Total price is US$ 87.99
Bose SoundLink Micro review: Technical Specification
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Bose SoundLink Micro review: Warranty
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Bose improves the functionality of ‘the SoundLink Micro’ with smart voice features and the use of the Bose Connect app. While many Bluetooth speakers only play audio, Bose has added a microphone to enable voice calls. This feature adds a lot of suitability if you keep your phone put away. It’s so relaxed to take calls with from the speaker clipped to your backpack. Moreover, pressing and holding the multi-function button will activate Siri on Apple devices or the Google Assistant on Android, allow you the ability to recover information, make calls, send texts, set reminders, and more without ever demanding to touch your phone.
Into the Apple App Store or on Google Play offered the Bose connectivity app which able to adjust between multiple connections to ‘the SoundLink’, you may allow to let someone else pick a song. Also, if you have more than one well-matched Bose speaker you can play from both at the same time in Party Mode or Stereo mode to play back the audio as it was originally planned. A few Bluetooth speakers in the market go like ‘the Bose SoundLink Micro’ that take along mega sound and volume from a pocket-sized device that has to be heard to be believed.
At this $99.00 price point, you can’t expect the complete lowest-of-the-low bass or the most unspoiled of quality at every turn, but it doesn’t half bang out the tunes with passion. Ideal genuinely palm-sized portable Bluetooth speaker for hiking, boating, biking, on the beach or any outdoor adventure comfortably with no wires to get in the way. And it’s even waterproof.
Though its sound is not so crystal clear at high volume and battery life is satisfactorily no longer, through this Bose SoundLink Micro review, we recommend as an all-time companion for the music lover in this price range.