Bose SoundLink Micro: Small size, big sound
February 22, 2018

The Micro is small and portable but packs big sound as well.

Bluetooth speakers are now the norm for portable audio and usually the smaller the size, the better – though that doesn’t usually translate to a better sounding experience. The Bose SoundLink Micro is the company’s smallest portable speaker and it’s also the least expensive – considering how much their speaker line is. But don’t let the small size fool you, the Micro is actually one of the better sounding speakers we’ve tested in a while, especially something in this size.

The Micro comes in three colors: midnight blue, black and orange (tested here) and is also IPX7 certified, meaning that the 290-gram speaker can be placed underwater and it will still play sound.

The Micro also comes with a tear-resistant rubber strap that lets you attach it to anywhere that you like. Most of the functional buttons are placed on the front and at the top, including the paring and volume buttons. There is also a LED status indicator telling you how much battery is left. A covered micro USB port is present that is used for charging the speakers.

Hooking it up to a Bluetooth connection was easy and hassle-free. For testing, I used my own Spotify playlist to stream music to the Micro – the result? It was better than expected. Bass is decent and works better with the Micro facing flat on a surface. There’s a tiny bit of distortion when I put it on max volume, but it isn’t really a deal breaker. The Micro easily filled the room with rich full sound, something you won’t expect from a speaker of this size.

The internal battery of the Micro offered about 6 hours of usage which should be enough for the causal outside picnic – we do wish it could’ve lasted longer though.

You can get the Bose SoundLink Micro for less than 500 AED – already a great price from a premium speaker brand.

We Love:

+ Excellent sound output

+ Waterproof

+ Can function as a speakerphone

We Hate:

– Battery life could be better

Final Rating: 4/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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