Deep. Loud. And immersive, too. SoundLink® Revolve+, the best-performing portable Bluetooth® speaker from Bose, delivers true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage. Place it in the center of the room to give everyone the same experience. Or set it near a wall so sound radiates and reflects. This wireless speaker is durable, water-resistant and easy to grab and go - with a rechargeable battery that plays up to 16 hours.
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Shocking sound. Quite literally.
Posted by: FrankD from: on
The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ enters the market not only as Bose’s best bluetooth speaker ever, but also as the first true omnidirectional speaker of its product category. With beautifully powerful 360 degree sound, long lasting battery life, and a great looking design, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is an extremely well-rounded product that deserves the praise it has been getting.
SOUND QUALITY: Every time I listen to the Revolve+, it impresses me. The bass is solid, punchy, and deep, so it vibrates whatever surface it is placed on. Midrange is incredibly natural; vocals and orchestras sound vivid and lifelike. Treble isn’t perfect, but given the limitations of the cylindrical speaker design, it is still quite detailed and crisp.
The speaker sounds the best around 50-60% volume, where it has the most musical balance between bass, midrange, and upper frequencies. The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is truly shocking loud. It can easily loudly fill small to medium sized rooms, and it is loud enough to almost fill an indoor basketball court with music, even with 30 or so people playing basketball. At maximum volume, the Revolve+ still performs impressively, but if you end up getting your hands one, I would suggest avoiding the last two notches of volume on your device, because they barely increase volume, and bass notes and treble become less defined. But that aside, the Revolve+ truly does sound incredible. I can’t even count how many people have complimented the speaker on how good it sounds.
Here’s a fun story: When I was staying home over spring break, I placed the Revolve+ in the corner of our living room, where my family’s theater speaker system is set up. I played some music, then asked my father how the speakers sounded and he shrugged, "Sounds great like it always does… why do you ask?". When I revealed to him that the powerfully deep bass notes and crystal clear vocals came from the small speaker in the corner and not the theater system, he was genuinely blown away… and he was the one who set up the theater sound system!
The Revolve+ is beautifully designed. It looks industrial and artful, and fits nicely in any setting. The aluminum body is rock solid (but is soft in texture like felt), and the buttons are nice, too. The soft-touch rubber bumpers provide drop protection, and the water resistance is also very reassuring. Over the past month, I carried the Revolve+ with me everywhere: to classes, to the gym, to hikes, and the aluminum body has not a single scratch. The built-in handle and tripod mount are also both great inclusions. When using the Revolve+ for personal listening, I found that it sounds the best mounted on a tripod, because it eliminates reflections from being placed on a surface.
The speaker connects to devices very quickly, and bluetooth range is about average: around 50 feet with no obstacles, and the range decreases if the signal must travel through walls or doors. The ability to pair two devices simultaneously, and the ability to wake up the speaker remotely through the Bose Connect app are both great touches.
Battery life is impressive. At half volume, the Revolve+ played just over 24 hours, so the Revolve+ actually over-delivers on its advertised battery life. There was no way for me to test how long it would last at maximum volume, but I would estimate it could last around six hours. Unless you rarely need to blast the speaker near maximum volume, the battery will easily last long enough to stretch one or two weeks.
VS. THE COMPETITION:
Bose Revolve+ vs. UE Megaboom: The Revolve+ is marginally louder, has significantly deeper and stronger bass, and significantly more detailed midrange and treble… the Megaboom sounds quite muffled in comparison. The Revolve+ is slightly shorter than the Megaboom, but also slightly wider, so size is roughly comparable. The Megaboom has an edge over the Revolve+ in that it is waterproof, rather than just water resistant.
Bose Revolve+ vs. JBL Charge 3: Both have similar levels of bass and volume. In terms of midrange and treble, it mostly just comes down to personal taste, but I personally find the Revolve+ to sound more natural. The Bose is slightly smaller and more portable, but the JBL has stronger waterproofing.
I would like to reiterate - the Revolve+ is really the only true omnidirectional speaker in its class (UE Boom models have speaker drivers facing opposite directions, and JBL bluetooth speakers have fire bass to the sides in opposite directions, and midrange and treble forward). This in itself gives it a huge advantage over its competitors. If you are looking for a speaker that would be great for group events, the Revolve+ is unmatched by any competing speaker.
In the last month or so of using the Bose SoundLink Revolve+, I have enjoyed using it to sing along to Ed Sheeran songs with my friends, party by blasting Kendrick Lamar’s new album, push myself through workouts in the gym and on the track, and sometimes just relax by myself. The Revolve+ is so good for so many purposes, I bring it with me everywhere. I hope my review was helpful to you!
28 out of 30 found this review helpful.
Excellent Bluetooth Speaker
Posted by: SoCalPaul from: Los Angeles, CA on
Bose makes some pretty top quality products and the Revolve + is no exception. Well built, dark grey anodized, made out of a single piece of aluminum with no seams anywhere. All control buttons are soft touch and on the top of the speaker. Both the top and bottom of the speaker are rubber so if it's tipped over I don't think it would be damaged. On the bottom are the charging contacts for the optional charging pad and a place to attach the speaker to a tripod. The USB charging port is on the side of the speaker. As a bonus the Revolve + is water resistant so a trip to the pool is in the cards next week or so. Has a handle on top to make carrying around a bit easier.
Bose has also included support for Alexa and Google Assistant.
I used GA through the speaker while it was connected to my phone and it worked quite well.
The sound, in a nutshell is great. The Revolve + can get really loud, I mean I've had to turn it down every once in awhile, so if you like the volume high you won't be disappointed.
The omni directional design of the Revolve + really shines. Put it in the middle of the room and it's filled with sound. Not a directional type of sound from most Bluetooth speakers but a surround type of sound, really good. Highs are clear, midrange sounds are distinct and the base is quite good for a small speaker of this size. A well balanced sound that should work well for whatever you listen to.
The Bose Revolve + is easily one of the most innovative Bluetooth speakers on the market, well made with great sound and my new favorite Bluetooth speaker. Highly recommended.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Great but not for bass heads
Posted by: Archy from: on
This is a great speaker that has crisp and clear high beautiful mids and a good amount of bass. If you love your bass get the JBL xtreme(I own one) best bass in this price range. This thing gets loud I mean I can hear this speaker clearly in ever room of my two story home. Even at max volume it is perfectly clear. If your looking for a great speaker for the home you can't go wrong with this. Didn't like the look of the speaker at first but after using it for a day I realized how easy it is to move and carry around the house.
9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Bose Revolve+ is a Versatile Bluetooth Powerhouse!
Posted by: gadgetguy11 from: on
INTRODUCTION: The Bose Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker is a Versatile Bluetooth Powerhouse! It is the Revolve's larger, more powerful sibling that offers deep, perfectly balanced, amazing sound!
SUGGESTION: Go for the optional Soundlink Revolve Charging Cradle. It is a charging stand with hidden wire management that eliminates the Revolve + external side-mounted USB cable. This allows for Bluetooth operation while charging.
1- Best sounding & most versatile Bluetooth speaker I have encountered
2- Water resistant IPX4 aluminum housing permits use outdoors for picnics, tailgating & parties
3- Lithium-ion battery provides steady power up to 16 hours to keep the party rocking! Battery percentage is announced by voice when power is turned on
4- Bluetooth & 3.5mm audio aux cable input for versatility
5- Bose Connect app makes connecting to multiple bluetooth devices a breeze with connected device voice identification
6- Built-in flexible carry handle makes carrying & hanging the speaker super easy. The handle folds out of sight for a clean look when not needed
7- Rubberized body will not slip out of your hands, even when wet
8- Master Power button with LED indicator keeps the Bluetooth, volume & other settings untouched when turned on / off & prompts voice status of settings
9- NFC on top of unit offers easy pairing with optionally equipped phones.
10- Hands-free telephone calls are so clear, they sound like the caller is in the room with you!
CONCLUSION: The Resolve + represents the GOLD STANDARD for BEST SOUND QUALITY in a portable Bluetooth speaker today!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great sound, questionable aesthetics
Posted by: bzm3j81 from: Detroit, MI on
The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is cylindrical bluetooth speaker. This affords the sound to radiate 360 degress around the speaker. Sound quality is superb for a portable bluetooth speaker. For such a small speaker, it really produces rich sound for highs, mids and lows. It has enough volume to probably fill a house, but definitely fills a 10' x 20' room.
The bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair up to two devices at the same time.
In addition to bluetooth connectivity, it also offers auxiliary connections via standard 1/8" audio jack as well as USB audio.
The buttons on top of the unit are power, bluetooth, volume control, auxiliary connection selection, and a select button.
Power is supplied by micro-USB connection or by charging cradle (sold separately).
Aesthetically, it looks like a camping lantern. It's narrower at the top and has a wider base. It even has a rigid loop handle that can't be removed. Once you discount those attributes, it looks similar to a full size Amazon Echo. A cylindrical speaker with buttons on the top and a speaker grill on the bottom half.
At the time of this review, there aren't any user manuals available. What's included in the box is a basic instruction manual. I would like to see more instructions, especially for the Select button.
Battery life is rated at 16 hours. However, I seem to be experiencing a slight battery drain issue when the unit is off. I charged to 100%, used for 30 minutes and did not turn it on for a couple days. I then powered it on and it's down to 90%. I played some music for about 30 minutes and turned it off. Turned it back on to hear the level and it reported 90% and then turned it off. The next morning, it was down to 80%. I suspect this may be solved by a firmware upgrade.
It has a microphone on top which allows it to be used as a speakerphone.
The bottom of the unit features a rubber non-slip ring, a tripod mount, and a c-shaped groove to align the speaker correctly to the charging contacts on the charging cradle (sold separately).
Because of the tripod mount, I have to assume that the Bose engineers meant for the speaker to be elevated to at or above ear level. With the speaker below ear level, you start to lose a slight bit of the soundscape.
The Bose Connect app allows you greater control and allows you to obtain information such as the firmware revision. The user manual in the Bose Connect app has not been published at the time of this review.
Overall a very nice speaker with great sound.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Linksys from: Richmond,VA on
I can't say how much I absolutely love this speaker, it's small, extremely well built and sounds amazing for its size! The 360 degree design is perfect for when you have a party or cookout, this design gives everyone the perfect sound. I fully charged the battery and streamed music from my phone to it for about an hour and a half and the battery only dropped 10 to 15 % at the most. If I had one knock it would be the short charging cable, but I can easily over look that as sweet as this speaker is. When you turn the speaker on it will announce what it's connected to and the battery life which is very nice. The whole unit just reeks of quality from the enclosure to the nice carrying handle. If the review could be this short, it would be this, BUY IT!
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great sound and portability
Posted by: Beradon from: on
I would consider myself a bit of an audiophile. I have a number of high-end speakers in my house, high end headphones, and enjoy music of all sorts from them. Rarely have I found a portable speaker that is worth writing about, but this is one.
The Bose Soundlink Revolve+ is definitely one of the best bluetooth portable speakers I have ever heard. It is easy to use, has good battery life, great volume and thoughtful options.
First, I'd like to mention that the sound from the Revolve+ is definitely the best of the portable speakers I own, and better than the vast majority of portable speakers I've used. With the Bose name definitely comes the sound quality you would expect and it does not fail to impress. The speaker even manages to deliver noticeable bass response for something so small. The only slight drawback I found is that at higher volumes there was a very very slight muddiness that I'm unused to in other Bose lines, as usually Bose tends to favor the treble more than the bass, however this is mostly not an issue as at these volumes it's uncomfortably loud.
On the point of pure loudness, this speaker also delivers, though the jump in volume per notch up or down seems to be a little extreme, it feels as though it should support a few more steps one direction or the other so that a single tick of the volume button does not have such a vast difference. That said though, it does play plenty loud and quietly enough in either given situation.
The construction is thoughtfully done. The device is covered in a soft-touch rubber feeling material which is nice to hold, but more than that it even has a built in handle for portability. It's a touch on the heavy side when compared to a lot of other portable speakers but I think this is OK as it is designed to be set on a table for 360' sound, not to be carried around. It has a micro USB port for charging and a 3.5mm jack for hard-wired audio in the event your device does not support bluetooth. Something I did not expect was this: It has a tripod screw mount on the bottom which I found very interesting, though I dont know how many people would benefit from it.
The device came with absolutely no charge on the battery, and while that isn't necessarily a problem, it's uncommon, and it forces you to charge it at least a little bit before use. The device supports a charging dock, though the dock uses electrical contacts and has an odd horseshoe mounting guide which can be difficult to get lined up since it is in the middle of the bottom of the speaker and cannot be seen when going to set it on the charger. I find this to be a bit of an archaic design in this world of wireless Qi chargers where devices like facial cleansers and toothbrushes support induction charging and can be put on their chargers facing any direction.
Overall the device sounds great and has some interesting options in the build, though the lack induction charging was a bit of a letdown.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MsGiGi from: on
We bought this speaker because we like to entertain guests. The speaker is very easy to place, its size does not represent its power, and its battery life is great. It has the awesome Bose quality too.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Best Bluetooth Speaker Ever!
Posted by: ninjabreadgirl from: on
Easy to use, just connect with bluetooth to your cellphone, laptop or any other bluetooth device. I also downloaded the Bose connect app which will also control the speaker. You will have to open a music app or folder, then the Bose connect app does the rest. This speaker makes all my old songs sound great, turned down or all the way up! Highly recommend!
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Don't judge this speaker by it's size!
Posted by: Gizmo from: New Jersey on
Bose Soundlink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker
I signed up to review this new Bose Soundlink Revolve+ speaker without having ever seen it. From having owned other Bose products, I expected a solid, well built speaker with excellent sound quality. Unlike other products I have tested, this speaker is new and not available in stores yet, not even a leaked photo on the web could be found!
After waiting several weeks, the package finally arrived, having seen the other Bose speakers, I was expecting something similar: small rectangle or square and easy to take along in a backpack. What I got, however, was a round cylinder, approximately 7” tall (not including the carrying handle). To describe it best, it sort of looks like a lantern you would take camping. The top of the cylinder is where you’d find all the buttons to control volume, pair devices etc. I have to say, initially, I was a bit disappointed, I was hoping for something more compact.
The build quality is typical Bose, solid construction (black metal cylinder with rubberized top and bottom) and excellent fit and finish. Included in the box are the speaker, a microUSB charging cable/wall plug, and instructions. The wall plug is designed to be plugged into a socket without extending too far form the wall, a nice touch. I made use of this by plugging it behind a dresser that I normally don’t plug things into due to the lack of clearance between the outlet and the dresser.
Pairing the Soundlink Revolve+ to my devices couldn’t have been easier, press and hold the bluetooth button for 2 seconds, a blue light blinks and a clear voice says “ready to pair”. I have 3 devices paired to it currently: iPad, iPhone and iMac. When the device is turned on, it tells you the % battery life left and what devices it’s connected to. You can toggle through the connected devices by pressing the Bluetooth button. This is impressive as I’ve had other bluetooth speakers that was only able to connect to 1 device at a time. For example, if it was connected to my iPad and I wanted to connect to my phone, I’d have to turn off bluetooth on the iPad and force it to connect to my phone.
In addition to being a bluetooth speaker, this device is also a speaker phone. According to the manual, its’ splash resistant as well, but it can’t be submerged in water. I have not tested this feature yet. Multifunction button is great, I’ve used it to skip songs, hold it down for Siri functions, and answer and end calls. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack input so you can plug in your favorite non-bluetooth device as a source.
Let there be music!
The sound quality is fantastic! I was blown away by the amount of sound this little device can put out, it can easily fill an entire room with sound (think bedroom size)! I love the heavy mids and base; this easily blows the other bluetooth speakers I’ve owned out of the water!I was watching Netflix on my iPad connected to this little speaker and it sounded fantastic, the voices crips and the intro music loud with that deep base! My wife had to ask me to turn down the sound, and she was upstairs!
Oh, and remember how I wasn't thrilled about the design? The more time I spent with this speaker, the more I liked it! The handle makes it easy to carry around the house. With the round cylinder design, the sound isn’t directional, I can place this in the middle of the table and everyone would hear the sound equally.
Bose has done it again with this new bluetooth speaker. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality, versatile speaker. I can see this coming in handy for backyard BBQ’s, pool parties, camping or just sneaking off to a quiet room and catching up on Netflix shows. Battery life so far, is very good. I’ve used it several hours and it still tells me 60%.