Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker

Last updated: October 13, 2023

This brand is known for its great sound, and this set of Bluetooth speakers doesn't disappoint. The 360-degree sound makes this one even more powerful, providing deeper tones than we expected from such a small speaker. We also liked the sleek design, easy-to-use button interface on top of the speaker and the 12-hour battery life. It also paired easily with our phones, which is a must when it comes to Bluetooth speakers.

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker

We looked at the top Bluetooth Speakers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bluetooth Speaker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This gold-standard rechargeable Bluetooth speaker lives up to the hype in terms of sound, portability and design. Pairs easily with phones for a headache-free, high-quality listening experience.

In our analysis of 48 expert reviews, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker placed 9th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The sound link Revolve Bluetooth speaker from Bose is engineered to deliver Deep, loud and immersive sound in every direction. Place it in the center of the room to give everyone the same experience. Or set it near a wall and sound will radiate and reflect around the room, immersing you in that same feeling you felt at your favorite show. The Tapered cylindrical shape makes this wireless speaker easy to grab and go. Its durable aluminum body provides worry-free protection, and its water-resistant design lets you keep the party going, even if it starts to rain. The rechargeable, lithium-ion battery plays up to 12 hours—for full-day listening. Voice prompts talk you through wireless Bluetooth pairing, and you can easily take calls with the built-in speakerphone. You can even access Siri or Google now right from your speaker. Pair two sound link Revolve speakers in party mode for more performance. Or put them in stereo mode: instruments and vocals will naturally separate and spread across an immersive soundstage—making your music sound and feel as you know it should. The Bose connect app also helps you manage your devices, unlock Features and access future updates. You can easily charge the speaker via Micro-B USB port. And the auxiliary input allows you to connect to other audio sources. This mobile speaker is available in triple black or Lux gray. Included: sound link Revolve Bluetooth speaker; USB cable; wall charger.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

What separates the Bose from its competitors is the ability play a little louder, put out more bass without distorting and sound a little more natural with decent detail
The 360-degree sound makes the Revolve more suited to listening outdoors than the directional sound of the SoundLink Color II.
The sound from the Revolve is detailed and spacious, with good release of the treble and upper mid-range.
In our testing, the Revolve delivered the kind of crisp, balanced, immersive sound that we did not expect to come from a Bluetooth speaker.
Generally speaking, the SoundLink Revolve delivers modest response in the sub-bass realm, plentiful presence in the lows and low-mids, and sculpted highs to match.

What reviewers didn't like

The Revolve sounded the same whether plugged in or running via battery, although Bose says output is limited slightly to conserve power when the battery dips below 30 percent.
It’s disappointing that Bose didn’t throw in the $30 (£19.95) charging dock for free like it does with the slightly cheaper SoundLink Mini II, which costs $180 (£170, AU$300).
However, it does sound a bit ragged and distorted by the time it hits its limit.
This isn't particularly heavy in the scheme of things, but it is heavy enough that you'll probably at least notice the extra weight in your bag or backpack.
Both of these speakers are well-made and sound great—but they also feel a tad overpriced.
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