A Bluetooth speaker that is so small you can literally carry it in your pocket seems like a great idea, but by going for such a small size you are sacrificing sound quality and especially bass performance. Smaller speakers are a growing trend, with more models hitting the market every day. Bose s SoundLink Micro ($100 or AU$150), currently holds one of the lowest prices on any Bluetooth speaker in its class.
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The price of the SoundLink Micro has dropped $10 and AU$20 in recent weeks, respectively. Although this is not a significant difference in price, you are still paying less for the Bose name and its portability. (A Bose representative confirmed to CNET that the purchase price cut is, indeed, permanent. Bose in addition has recently cut the cost of its SoundSport Free wireless headphones.)
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The SoundLink Micro is available in three colors: black, midnight blue, and bright orange. It’s also IPX7 certified, meaning it can resist water up to 1 metre deep or a total of 30 minutes. Despite its small size, the SoundLink Micro speaker has a bit of heft to it at 10 ounces (290 grams). It also includes built-in speakerphone.
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The speaker can attach to the user’s bag or bike with the integrated rubber strap and seems durable. On unsteady surfaces, the bass can become muffled and lacks punch. For instance, I clipped this speaker to the strap of my backpack and felt a lack of true bass performance.
The Micro-USB charging port has a battery life indicator, as does the volume controller. Additionally there is a multifunction button to control playback and mute the microphone. Battery life is rated at about 6 hours.
The speaker maintains a rock-solid Bluetooth connection in my own tests, and you can wirelessly link it with other Bose SoundLink speakers using the Bose Connect app.
I was most impressed with how much bass this little guy could output considering its size. It doesn’t provide the sound quality of Bose’s more expensive Bluetooth speakers, like the SoundLink Mini 2. But regarding low-end performance, it gives substantially more bass and volume than JBL’s Clip 2 and other essentially pocketable speakers.
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Compared to similarly priced speakers, like the JBL Flip 4 and Bose SoundLink Color II, it does not sound quite as good. However this is due in large part to its smaller size (it s a lot easier to carry around) and lack of Bluetooth Otherwise, if portability is the biggest priority and sound quality isn’t a huge deal, this is probably the best one to choose.