If you have been paying enough attention to the Bluetooth Speaker space, you are likely aware that such characteristics are nothing new. The cylindrical, battery-powered and portable Bluetooth speaker Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus and Revolve are two models. And between the two, I like and prefer the Revolve Plus because of its ability to play louder and superior bass.
You might think that both Bose SoundLink Revolve and the better Revolve Plus work the same, with just the difference in size and name, but the difference is more than that. Y’all have desperately wanted to know what the Bose SoundLink Revolve offers, so I am here with the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker review!
Let’s first know the key specifications!
- Size: 3.25 inches deep, 6 inches high, 1.5 lbs.
- IPX4 Water-Proof
- Shock Resistant
- Battery life: 12 hours
- A Tripod mount with threads on the speaker’s bottom
- NFC tap-to-pair technology (For Devices that support NFC).
- Integrated microphone as a speakerphone or one that works with Google Assistant and Siri.
- Bose Connect app links two SoundLink speakers with Bose SoundLink Colour II (stereo pair or double-up party mode).
- Bose SoundLink Revolve Price: 730 AED
- Colours: triple black, grey lux
It has raised the Sound Bar High for Tiny Speakers!
There are many speakers with cylindrical shapes out there. Revolve’s biggest rivals are UE Wonderboom, UE Boom 2, JBL Flip 4 and JBL Charge 3 (the charge 4 is coming soon). The Plus 2 from JBL also has a light show.
Better Sound Quality for its Size
Most speakers are less expensive than Revolve, while Flip 4 and UE Wonderboom are half as expensive as Revolve. But the question is, that Revolve is twice as efficient as those speakers?
No, in a nutshell, but it does provide a superior sound. In addition to playing louder, it has a better bass response, sounds a little more natural and has slightly better detail. Plus, it outperforms the high-priced UE Boom 2 and hamburger-sized Beoplay A1 from B&O Play which costs 918 AED and has excellent sound quality for its size.
Both of those speakers offer a better and longer battery life. The Beoplay A1 has a 24 hours battery life, while UE Boom 2 is rated for 15 hours of battery performance. SoundLink Revolve offers a 12 hours battery life when played at moderate volume levels. The Boom 2 is completely water resistant and is ideal for outdoor use. The UE Boom 2 is a wonderful speaker, but I have experienced a slightly better sound quality from Revolve.
Unsurprisingly, the larger Revolve Plus produces more bass and plays music louder than the smaller Revolve. However, the Revolve can still outperform SoundLink Mini II and comes close to, if not slightly exceeds, the audio quality of the SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III.
Some Sound Limitations But it Performs Better than its size!
Although both Revolve speakers have some sound limitations, they play a much bigger and higher-pitched sound than their size suggests. Your small to the medium-sized room can easily be filled with sound. They would look great and work excellent in a bedroom, dorm room and your home office as well.
360 Degree Sound
While you might think that they have featured 360-degree sound, it would mean that they should be best placed in the centre of the room. It actually helps to put those speakers close to the wall to get some reflection that enhances the bass. The Revolve’s audio sounded the same whether running via battery or plugged in. However, Bose claims that audio is slightly limited to conserve power whenever the battery drops down to 30 percent. To be honest, I struggled a lot to find the difference between the two, but others might.
The Revolve has an interconnected microphone, so it can function really well as a speakerphone. It’s a feature that works really well in my testing. There is an NFC tap to pair innovation for the devices that support it. But more notably, you can easily pair two of these speakers or other latest Bose Bluetooth Speakers, beginning with the SoundLink colour II using the Bose connecting app. You can also create a set of stereo speakers and double them to amplify the sound. Another interesting thing is that you can upgrade the speaker’s firmware using the app. It is more important to update it as Bose is already making a software update to fix any bugs and preferably enhance the speaker’s overall performance.
I played some 1960s and 1970s songs by The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles to test stereo pairing because they have a lot of stereo separation. Though they sounded suitable for small-size and battery-powered wireless speakers, you must not expect a pair of Revolve to outperform a decent pair of wireless-powered speakers. These include Bose’s Soundtouch 10 or Sono Play:1 speakers, which can be configured as a stereo pair.
Louder in A Compact Size!
I definitely restate my remarks about Revolve Plus Speaker. When I say that this Bose sounds fantastic, what I actually mean to say is that it sounds excellent when compared to the extremely small and compact Bluetooth speakers. The truth is that once in a while, you might ask yourself, doesn’t it sound a little rough or a bit weird?
The Revolve can only do so much and can’t escape the limitations inherent in Bluetooth audio streaming to a tiny speaker.
A little Louder and More Bass, Many Small Speakers!
What makes the Bose superior to its rivals is its ability to play a little louder, produce more bass without distorting as well as sound a little more realistically detailed and decent. For instance, UE’s Wonderboom, a fantastic mini Bluetooth speaker that costs only a third as much, bumped over some parts of the bass line in the Chainsmokers “Closer” remix by Shaun Frank.
The Revolve has made it through those parts without breaking up. When I hit it with the complicated music or deep bass, it did not sound fantastic, but I would say it sounded better than many small speakers.
Audiophiles may not like it that much!
In my opinion, the Revolve’s sound will disappoint the audiophiles, particularly when compared with wired 200 dollars speakers. However, the vast majority of consumers will believe it to be a great-sounding little speaker that can be moved easily from a room to another and taken outside. When taken outside, it can cover the patio area with sound– perhaps not the dance party levels but most definitely a background music volume.
In my final verdict, the sleek Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker performs admirably and impressively for its compact size. The battery life is also good at 12 hours, and the speaker has a threaded tripod mount on the bottom as well as a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls.
So, I personally think that I’m leaning towards spending extra money on the SoundLink Revolve Plus. However, if you don’t require that extra bit of volume and fullness, you will be quite happy and satisfied saving some money with Revolve.
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