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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely!

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    David
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    The Bose SoundLink Micro is a very pleasant surprise! Though we obtained it for the family to use, I plan to get another one just for myself. Honestly, it is QUALITY audio from such a diminutive design that it is hard to resist. Here are some thoughts about our experience with Micro so far. First and foremost - the sound! I have a very expensive pair of headphones as my primary means of listening to music. When those headphones are not in use, I also have a very nice set-up of loudspeakers in a couple of rooms in our home. I am picky about sound quality and I know every nuance of some of my favorite albums which I have listened to for years. Believe it or not, the SoundLink Micro actual competes! At much lower volumes, of course, and only when the Micro is placed in close proximity; yet, this little speaker puts out very rich and pleasing high-quality music. The lows, mids and highs are all there and well represented. The sound is as detailed, dynamic and accurate as a little speaker possibly could put out. When compared to other bluetooth speakers we own, I like the Micro somewhat better (more accurate) than our Bose SoundLink Mini II. The bass is also tighter on the Micro when compared to the MIni. The Mini has bass that punches deaper but it tends to drown out the highs. The Micro does not have that problem. I also like the Micro much better than our Bose SoundLink Color II. The Color is not nearly as dynamic though it plays louder. The only bluetooth speaker I like better is our Bose SoundLink Revolve which handedly tops the Micro in every area. That is, every area except for ruggedness and portability. Speaking of portability, that is another aspect that makes the SoundLink Micro stand-out. It fits so perfectly in the hand. There is a nice weight to it that feels right. Also, the silicon outer shell has a quality feel to it. It does not quit feel rubbery in a cheap way. It reminds me more of the fluoroelastomer sports band that came with my wife’s smart watch. It just feels right. The back strap has the same quality feel. The strap secures firmly in place and seems durable enough to last for years. Though the speaker is small enough to fit in my pocket, I probably would rather use the strap to attach the speaker to a bag or belt. My son likes to strap it to his trumpet case when he goes to band practice (see photo). The speaker is both water proof and shock resistant which just adds to its portability. The small size and rugged “take anywhere” aspect of the Micro is what really sets it apart from every other speaker we own. Bose claims that the battery will last up to six hours. Honestly, I have not kept track of how long we use the speaker before needing to charge it. I do know that our experience with Bose with our older speakers is that they tend to under promise and over deliver on their battery claims. I fully expect the Micro would last longer than six hours if played near 60% volume which is where I tend to keep it. As to features, the Bose Micro has plenty. The speaker doubles as a speaker phone with a dedicated button to answer phone calls. The same button also multitasks to pause/play music, skip tracks and summon our devices’ voice assistant. The Bose Connect App is available to download to tweak the speaker’s auto-off settings and to update the firmware when available. Bose says that the App also serves to link the Micro to other Bose bluetooth speakers. I have not tried this feature yet, but certainly will soon. How awesome to have two speakers playing stereo music on the go! The Bose SoundLink Micro is probably not for everyone, but for most will be absolutely fantastic. It certainly sounds nice for its size. Actually, it just sounds great - period. Great job Bose!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely!

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    David
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    The Bose SoundLink Micro is a very pleasant surprise! Though we obtained it for the family to use, I plan to get another one just for myself. Honestly, it is QUALITY audio from such a diminutive design that it is hard to resist. Here are some thoughts about our experience with Micro so far. First and foremost - the sound! I have a very expensive pair of headphones as my primary means of listening to music. When those headphones are not in use, I also have a very nice set-up of loudspeakers in a couple of rooms in our home. I am picky about sound quality and I know every nuance of some of my favorite albums which I have listened to for years. Believe it or not, the SoundLink Micro actual competes! At much lower volumes, of course, and only when the Micro is placed in close proximity; yet, this little speaker puts out very rich and pleasing high-quality music. The lows, mids and highs are all there and well represented. The sound is as detailed, dynamic and accurate as a little speaker possibly could put out. When compared to other bluetooth speakers we own, I like the Micro somewhat better (more accurate) than our Bose SoundLink Mini II. The bass is also tighter on the Micro when compared to the MIni. The Mini has bass that punches deaper but it tends to drown out the highs. The Micro does not have that problem. I also like the Micro much better than our Bose SoundLink Color II. The Color is not nearly as dynamic though it plays louder. The only bluetooth speaker I like better is our Bose SoundLink Revolve which handedly tops the Micro in every area. That is, every area except for ruggedness and portability. Speaking of portability, that is another aspect that makes the SoundLink Micro stand-out. It fits so perfectly in the hand. There is a nice weight to it that feels right. Also, the silicon outer shell has a quality feel to it. It does not quit feel rubbery in a cheap way. It reminds me more of the fluoroelastomer sports band that came with my wife’s smart watch. It just feels right. The back strap has the same quality feel. The strap secures firmly in place and seems durable enough to last for years. Though the speaker is small enough to fit in my pocket, I probably would rather use the strap to attach the speaker to a bag or belt. My son likes to strap it to his trumpet case when he goes to band practice (see photo). The speaker is both water proof and shock resistant which just adds to its portability. The small size and rugged “take anywhere” aspect of the Micro is what really sets it apart from every other speaker we own. Bose claims that the battery will last up to six hours. Honestly, I have not kept track of how long we use the speaker before needing to charge it. I do know that our experience with Bose with our older speakers is that they tend to under promise and over deliver on their battery claims. I fully expect the Micro would last longer than six hours if played near 60% volume which is where I tend to keep it. As to features, the Bose Micro has plenty. The speaker doubles as a speaker phone with a dedicated button to answer phone calls. The same button also multitasks to pause/play music, skip tracks and summon our devices’ voice assistant. The Bose Connect App is available to download to tweak the speaker’s auto-off settings and to update the firmware when available. Bose says that the App also serves to link the Micro to other Bose bluetooth speakers. I have not tried this feature yet, but certainly will soon. How awesome to have two speakers playing stereo music on the go! The Bose SoundLink Micro is probably not be for everyone, but for most will be absolutely fantastic. It certainly sounds nice for its size. Actually, it just sounds great - period. Great job Bose!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great, small speaker that can go anywhere

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    Pablo
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    If I could, I would give this speaker a rating of 4.5 out of 5 but I rounded up. I purchased the orange speaker for my wife last year and picked up the blue version for myself a couple of months ago. I wanted something that I could stereo pair with hers and I already knew what I was getting into. First off, I will go over the positives that Bose did with this speaker. It is extremely portable and I like the rubber strap on the back. I use it all the time to mount the speaker under umbrellas at the beach, on chairs by the pool, and even in the bathroom on stands so I can listen to music while showering. The speaker fits in my hand and is small enough to throw in any bag or backpack for trips. The rubber strap is durable and Bose added a rubber-like coating/cover over the speaker making it drop resistant and waterproof (up to about 3.5ft). I have dropped our orange speaker in the pool, at the beach on sand, and in the ocean. It has survived and I usually wash it off once a month using tap water under a low flowing tap. I don't have any hesitations taking the speaker with me everywhere. Due to the speaker's size, you would expect the sound quality to be awful. I'm not sure what Bose has done but the audio quality from this speaker is great, especially for its size. There is a fair amount of lows and highs being pumped out by this speaker. The mids are recessed, as usual, but this speaker has a fun (and typical of Bose) sound signature. Other, larger speakers are going to get louder and have more bass output, they may also cost less. With this speaker, you are paying Bose for a small, rugged design that has higher sound quality than any other speaker in this size. Competing speakers from Sony and JBL don't remotely close to the same sound quality as what Bose has done here. It really is a remarkable speaker for its size and pairing two together makes it even more immersive. The front controls are easy to operate and I use Siri a lot with this speaker. Hold the middle button for a few seconds, you'll hear the Siri chime sound, and give your commands. If my phone is near my I'll just use the "Hey Siri" command. Either way, Siri always understands me with the microphone in the SoundLink Micro and doesn't have any issues dictating a text or understanding music playback commands. There are a couple of things Bose could have done to improve the overall experience with this speaker. First, they could have went with USB-C for charging instead of micro USB. It's a small complaint but I have a Lightning cable for my phone, USB-C cable for my iPad, the same USB-C cable for my headphones, and now micro USB for the speaker. It's one more cable I have to worry about carrying when I could have just used the same cable and charger for my iPad and headphones. Second, it's the battery life. 6 hours is abysmal. Other speakers in this price category are rated for 10+ hours of use, even speakers in the same size range are rated for 9-10 hours of use. I get that Bose is using larger, higher quality drivers that consume more energy but it would have been nice had they been able to get at least 8 hours of use on a single charge. I always have a charging pack on me so it's not the end of the world but it still isn't ideal. Lastly, Bose's app is pretty lacking. It makes things easy for pairing two speakers together but I would like more functionality such as being able to customize an EQ. I think the drawbacks are small compared to what this speaker does well. That's why I would have really given it a score of 4.5 out of 5 but I rounded up. The sound quality, ruggedness, and extreme portability outweigh the use of micro USB and the short battery life. Seriously, the bass level for a speaker this size is extremely surprising. I highly recommend this speaker for anyone who wants the best audio quality they can get in a small speaker that they can take anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small only in size; Big in sound

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    bzm3j81
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    I've been a Bose fan for a long time. This Soundlink Micro Bluetooth speaker reaffirms my admiration for their products. I have a Logitech X100 that I bought when Amazon introduced the 2nd Gen Echo Dot. I used that to boost the audio quality above the Echo Dot's speaker. For $50, the Logitech X100 did the job. The Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth speaker may be about $100, but its sound quality is far above the Logitech. Once you start pumping Pandora, or iHeartRadio from your phone or tablet, you are enveloped in the rich soundscape that you would normally expect from Bose. When compared to a Bose Revolve+ Bluetooth loudspeaker, you don't get the same heart-thumping bass nor the overwhelming volume. But the Soundlink Micro will certainly fill a decent sized room and will definitely pump more bass and better clarity than any Bluetooth speaker in its size class. Controls are fairly simple, on top, there are volume controls and a multi-purpose button. On either side of the micro-USB charging port is a power button and a Bluetooth button. Above the charging port there are 6 lights. 5 that indicate charge level and 1 that indicates that the unit is powered on, blinks for activity or changes blue for Bluetooth pairing. I wasn't sure when I read about the strap, but after playing around with it, it's a nice idea. It's a silicone strap that's fixed on one side and has a hook on the other end for the catch point on the other side to secure the strap. This is great if you want to attach the speaker to the shoulder strap of a backpack. It is far better than having to deal with a bulky, hard plastic clip. This speaker is built solidly. There is a speaker grill on top and a grill on the underside for the bass. The feet are tall enough to make sure the speaker is not sitting on the strap. The speaker has a nice rubberized texture that gives you a more rugged feeling. It's been built to take modest falls. It can even be submerged in up to 1 meter deep water. Bluetooth initial pairing is easy and the Bose Connect app allows you further control over voice prompts and other settings. It is also responsible for firmware updates. I like that it even works as a speakerphone using the volume up/down and multi-purpose buttons to start, end, flash, and mute calls. If I had to ding this product it's that it is only a Bluetooth speaker. There is no aux port and you cannot use the micro-USB port as a aux input port either. Both those features you can find on the Bose Revolve speakers. In the box, you get the speaker, some legal, safety, warranty and basic instruction booklets and a 20" charging cable (micro-USB to USB A). There is no wall adapter included. The speaker charges at up to 5V @ 1.5A. At that rate, it takes about 3 hours to fully charge. Battery life runs about 6 hours. I really enjoy this Soundlink Micro speaker and I find it far more portable than the Bose Revolve. I can see myself strapping it to my backpack and taking hikes with it. Unfortunately for me, I can also see that the rest of my family wants their own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stock up now for the holidays

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    RonH
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    Bose soundlink micro The first thing I noticed when I opened the box, other than how great the packaging is, is the feel of the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker. The build is solid, the silicone skin just feels good in your hand and the weight is surprising for how small this speaker is. Like my other SoundLink speakers, the battery needed charged right out of the box. The battery life is rated at six hours. I played the speaking throughout the weekend on one charge. It comes with a USB cable but no charger, which shouldn’t be a problem as most have several laying around from other devices. There is no NFC pairing but the speaker paired with everything I threw at it with ease. The most important issue, how does it sound? AMAZING! This little speaker kicks out some room-filling volume with a clarity and fullness that is definitely Bose. The sound coming from this little speaker is so immersive and full, stereo sound is a non-issue. Once again you wonder how so much bass is possible from such a small speaker! There is an app for this speaker, Bose Connect but its pretty lackluster, only offering volume and connectivity options, oh and you can use it to rename the device and select the voice language. I’m convinced the attitude at Bose is “we know how your music is supposed to sound” and you’re going to like it. I would have like to have seen the app allow some sound adjustment for the speaker, similar to the Sony app that lets you adjust the Extra Bass and add sound profiles. The app also allows you to pair two speakers together for Party Mode or left and right channels. I paired the SoundLind Micro and a SoundLink Revolve. This also allowed me to compare the sound of the two speakers. I have to say other than the directional difference between the revolve’s 360 design and the Micro’s direct facing, the sound is clearly Bose and almost identical between the two. I found the Party Mode to have a bit of an echo between the two speakers, which may be the way it is intended. The stereo mode worked flawlessly, even with the mismatched devices. A nice touch or reason to grab a second speaker! There are three buttons (volume up and down and multi-purpose) on the top of the speaker and power, Bluetooth link and the mini usb power jack on the top edge. The multi-purpose button is used to pause, select next track or go back, by pressing once, twice or three times in succession, similar to the button on iPod headphones. As the other Bose Bluetooth speakers, the Micro also acts as a speaker phone if you have it paired with your phone. The microphone was clear, the person on the other end of the call was able to hear the conversation with out issue. Aside from the amazing sound, the defining feature of the Bose SoundLink Micro is that it’s not just water resistant but water proof, and Yes, I had to try this out. I dumped the Micro in a bowl of water and it kept on playing, unbothered by its new surroundings. I pulled it out of its batch, shook the excess water off, towel dried it and its good as new. The silicone strap on the bottom of the unit is quite strong and holds the speaker to the handle bar of my mountain bike with no problem, keeping the speaker upright and stable enough to push the volume buttons. Conclusion: Get two! This is the best sounding speaker of its size I’ve heard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Micro size, Big sound

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    Viabledata
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    I am quite impressed with this Bose micro speaker. It is very easy to set up (just push the Bluetooth button on it and pair it on your device). The speaker will get pretty loud at max level but you will start to hear the bass disappear and a small bit of distortion, especially depending on what type of music you want to listen to. This does best with music like rock, country, alternative or anything that isn't overly bass heavy. The overall clarity is amazing for such a small speaker setup. This speaker definitely works best in smaller rooms or small outdoor spaces. I tried using it at work in large open areas and the sound was largely diminished. It sounds the best sitting on a flat surface, as the radiator is on the bottom and needs to bounce off a surface. It does have a strap on the back you can use to attach it to some things but there is not much slack and it is not adjustable. The size is perfect. It's able to fit in my back and side pockets snugly. I would compare it to a thick wallet. I'd imagine you can use the strap on the back to put around your belt and carry around that way as well. The sound quality playing through the pocket is awesome as well. I had it in my pocket while playing and got into my car and it sounded like it was coming from the car speakers. When powering on, a woman voice will tell you how much battery life is left and what device you are connected to. The front face has volume buttons on it and has a button in between the volume to play/pause and holding down the same button will open google voice search on my Android phone. There is a built in microphone and can be used as a speakerphone during phone calls. I was told the microphone had a good clarity level when using it during a call. It has a rechargeable battery, and a 4 light indicator to show how much is left. I was able to have this speaker on full volume for just over 3 hours before the battery got too low to use. You can play and charge at the same time and it does auto power off after about 20 minutes of inactivity. The speaker comes with a charging cord (Full USB to I believe Mini-USB) but does not come with the wall plug for some reason. You can use a phone charger if it has the right end on it, but I ran into a situation where it did not like one of my charging cables, but worked fine with the provided cable. Not a huge issue. It does have a companion app you can download which is very basic. You can use it to auto pair your device with the speaker, control the volume, and also use basic music playlist controls. The neat part is you can activate party mode when two of these speakers are connected and will play in stereo when you put each one on different sides of the room. That is the only function I have not tried. Overall this speaker sounds amazing for it's size, as you would expect from a Bose product. I am only giving it 4 stars though for it's lack of a wall plug. Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tough Buddy for the Outdoors

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    phoenixfta
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    I've held off on acquiring a Bluetooth speaker for quite a long time. After seeing the pros and cons of those owned by friends, I decided to give the Bose Soundlink Micro a try. I'm really pleased with this little guy. It has the sound quality we've come to expect from Bose. Nice midrange, highs that aren't tinny and decent bass (actually exceptional bass for its size). IThough sized for personal use, the volume has enough oomph for others to enjoy it while at pool party or hiking/biking. You can control the volume via your source (phone, computer or other Bluetooth origin) or via two indentations/buttons on the Bose. The Soundlink is covered in a satin silicone coating for resilience and waterproofing (IP7!) This means you can have it outdoors in the rain, or accidentally drop it into a puddle, ice chest or your drink (you know you have!) and it comes out like a champ. Of course, you shouldn't drop it because it has an integrated flexible strap allowing you to wrap it around a handlebar, backpack strap, etc. Another cool feature is that the Soundlink has a microphone so you can use it as a speakerphone. It looks good enough for an office environment. Pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SO much sound from a small package!

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    GRDUG111
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    Tons of sound coming from this little speaker! I own several Bose products, including 3 Bose Soundlink Mini speakers... this speaker comes very close to them in sound and build. BTW, the app allows for Party or Stereo mode when connecting a pair. A nice feature. Packaging and set-up: Packaging is Bose standard: quality and careful packaging. Once unpacked, the speaker includes instructions, warrant info, as well as a USB cable and power adapter. The setup is easy: connect via Bluetooth to your device and install the Bose Connect application. Be sure to install all updates as needed in order to keep the unit compatible with other devices (and sometimes add new & exciting features). Build and sound: The build is great! Heavy enough to let you know that it's well crafted, yet light enough for portability. The silicon coating and waterproof design makes it durable and worry-free. The sound is amazing for such a small speaker. It's loud and maintains a good tonal balance. A lot of research and development went into this product. The silicon strap allows for easy mounting on bags, bikes, belts or even cabinet handles.... very versatile placement. (I’ve include pictures for reference). Final conclusion: This is definitely worth acquiring if you need a great portable speaker for hiking, biking or just for use around the pool. Moisture resistant, so no worries. The price is reasonable, especially considering the quality. Bose recently released several amazing products, so take a listen. This is a company that has evolved so much over the past few years, and all for the better! I look forward to seeing what’s in store for the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound Quality

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    MarilynB
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    The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is like a dream come true. Bose makes top quality audio products so pairing a company of its caliber with a portable Bluetooth speaker was bound to produce grand results and it did not fail in that regard. The product came well packaged and secure. Setup was easy. Plug it in to begin charging, but you don’t have to wait for it to charge to begin setup. Download the app to your smart phone, push the power button on the speaker and hold in the Bluetooth button until you see a solid blue light on the speaker. Open your smart phone and go into your Settings to the Bluetooth menu. Find the Bose speaker on your list and click to pair the device. After pairing, my speaker immediately asked to download the latest update to the speaker. After the update was installed, I tested out the speaker by starting a music file on my smart phone. It worked easily and effortlessly. Bose claims that this speaker is unmatched in sound quality for a speaker of this size and I agree! The sound is loud and clear and I was very surprised to hear such great bass in a speaker of this size. It is only 3.75 inches wide and deep and 1.5 inches high and with a weight of 0.64 pounds it is amazing how well it performs. I like the tear-resistant strap on the back. It is stretchable to fit around bike frames or handle bars, but tight enough to not sag or come loose when strapped to a belt or backpack strap. This feature gives this speaker a huge added bonus since you can easily attach the speaker to so many different types of objects for complete portability. It has a lithium ion battery that lasts about 6 hours before needing a recharge. It not only has a waterproof case, but every component inside the case has been sealed to make it waterproof inside too. It is waterproof in depths of 3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes, but it doesn’t float so you still have to make sure it is secure if you use it during water sports. It is also made to withstand extreme temperatures. The case is very rugged too. Bose says it can be dropped, stepped on, or sat on without breaking. I do wish it had an AUX port for wired connection since I have an older iPod that I would love to use it with. But it works with a Bluetooth connection at up to a 30 ft range. In addition to enjoying your music, you can make or answer cell phone calls with this speaker, as with most mobile speakers. It also lets you talk to Siri or Google Assistant. PROS: Sound Quality Volume Portable Tear-Resistant Strap Waterproof Battery Life CONS: No AUX port

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Small Bluetooth Speaker

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    Indiaj0nes
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    What's in the Box ------------------------ Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker USB cable Owner's manual What's the Cost --------------------- About 110$ at the time of review How does it look ---------------------- it is small to fit in your palm and that is the intend. it comes with a nice rubberized strap which can be used to either strap it your backpack or bike or even your palm! it looks sturdy. it is IPX7 rated. i am not too much worried about dropping it in water or toilet but IPX7 also means that it is waterproof and well built which is more important for me It is also made of silicon rubber exterior and feels nice in hand. in addition to feeling nice, it also means that when you drop it, you dont have to worry about denting it. How does it connect -------------------------- it connects via bluetooth to any bluetooth capable device. I used my phone to test it out. i connected to my Alexa echo dot to this speaker and it connects seamlessly and plays my amazon music. it is rated at 6 hours of battery, i did not get a chance to fully test it yet. How does it sound ------------------------- i have two other bluetooth speakers at home. i have the bose soundlink mini and i also have a TDK life on record TREK 360. One thing about bose is that you can clearly hear all the instruments used and with great amount of clarity, be it the bose mini or the bose micro. I have to tell you that i am comparing apples to oranges here and i did this on purpose. I wanted to check how good/bad the speaker sounded when compared to bigger speakers. I am happy to say that i am pleasantly surprised to hear the music play on this one. it does really sounds larger than it looks. It is physically small in size which also means that the bass response will not be as good as a bigger speaker and that is expected. Should i buy it? -------------------- If you are on the go or you live in a dorm and need a small speaker and dont want headphones on all the time when you are listening to music or movies, this is a good buy. The Competion for this speaker would be the JBL Flip 2 or the UE wonderboom or roll 2. you are only a few dollars here and there, get the bose, you will be happy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good always comes in tiny bottle

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    gonzaloejimenez
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    My first impression was, that it looks a little pricey for that small speaker. I never thought that such small speaker will deliver that quality sound. And considering the other benefits like the durable package, and absolutely water proof (I still don’t know how it manages to do it, because you can see the holes for the Micro usb connector, but I will leave that concern to the engineers). It’s covered by a solid rubber protector, and it also has a strap so you can attach it to belt loops, brackets etc. The strap attach it securely, and you can rely on the fact that if you drop it, it will still working like nothing happened. If you are jogging and you have attached it to your belt, it isn't heavy enough to be noticeable and the sound is clear and loud enough to hear, I was impressed with the level of bass this unit can deliver without distorting. It is an advantage using a unit that delivers that quality sound and not using earphones while I am jogging or simply walking in the park. The Bluetooth setup with my IPhone was simple, just press the button on the Soundlink and then check the list of Bluetooth devices on my phone. Pairing was automatic. The App allows you to have two different sources on the unit. So I have my wife's Android and my IPhone configured in app, if you pressed the Bluetooth button on the micro, it will connect to a second source, and through the app you will be able to select which source to play the music. I found this very clever idea, as well as you can have several Bose devices connected to the same source playing music. I have a Bose Soundlink Speaker too, and I was able to play my music on both of them, connecting at the same time. The Bluetooth range distance is pretty amazing. I would say more than 60f range. I left my cell phone upstairs, in my room with the door closed, and the speaker was continuing playing music while I was downstairs. It Takes around 2 hours to fully charge, and I have had this unit playing music constantly for around 6 hours and still have battery charge to continue playing. My final conclusion was, that the price is totally justified. I have had other small Bluetooth speaker devices and nothing compares with the quality, reliability and sound of this unit. The bass and higher tones are clear and pleasant to hear while I was listening my classical music. So, in this case, and as the said states “good always comes in tiny bottle”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classy little speaker sounds amazing

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    SweetTeaBlogger

    I love this little speaker. I have review a bunch of Bluetooth speakers so I know what I like. Setup was easy. There is a special Bose Connect app, but you don't need it. You can connect just through the bluetooth setting like any other speaker. The only thing the app does that you might need is a firmware update oh and party mode where you connect multiple Micros together. I am not keeping it on my phone. When you turn it on a very nice lady tells you the battery level. I love this. When you connect to a device, she tells you and even says the name of what you connected to. The documentation says it is waterproof. For me that means it's ok to be outside when it starts to rain. Then I put it under cover. I'm not going to push it. There is a rubber strap on the back that disconnects on one ent then snaps back. It's kinda tight, so I'm not sure what I can use it for. The charging cable is the standard USB Micro. I wish it was USB C because that is where things are moving. Finally, the sound! It is awesome. gets nice and loud with full base. I listened to it for hours around my campfire and decided I just love it. The size is very nice too. Overall a very well made classy speaker. Notes: - Water proof so you can use it outside without fear - Sounds amazing, loud volume, clear sound - Long 6 hour battery life - Nice lady tells you the battery level and when you are connected - Don't really need the app to connect. - Uses micro USB cable, would have liked USB C - Strap on back to attach speaker to something

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising sound from this small speaker

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    SoundGuy
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    After reading many positive reviews on this speaker and noting that two can be connected for stereo, I went to my local Best Buy and bought a pair of them. I Installed the Bose Connect app on my ipod and gave both speakers a full charge. The app was very easy to use to set up the speakers. I also liked the five battery charge and status lights on the tops of the speakers. Next it was time to see what they sounded like. Being that I am somewhat of an audiophile, I wasn't expecting too much, but I was very surprised at the full and rich sound that issued forth from the first speaker. The highs were all there; very detailed and realistic. The all-important midrange showed the true characteristics of instruments and vocals with very low coloration levels. Then there is the bass - Wow! And It is in nice balance with the highs and mids, and remains so even at very low volume levels. Now for the reason I purchased two of these; Using the app, I set up the second speaker which starts up in Party Mode (which is really double monophonic mode). Then I moved the mode switch in the app to Stereo Mode, and the sound suddenly opened up and became very three-dimensional with a wide sound stage and great depth! To say I am fully satisfied is big under-statement. Other pluses are the fact that they are rugged and waterproof. I also like the low-volume voice prompts. Most other Bluetooth speakers prompt you at full volume which can be distracting in a quiet setting such as an office. Of course nothing is perfect and here are some suggestions for Bose for a second generation model; How about designing a small flat area on the bottom so the speaker can sit upright on a flat surface or at a small back angle. A case or bag would also be a welcome addition as these speakers are meant for travel or camping. So, go out and buy one and you won't be disappointed. But better yet, buy two and use them in Stereo Mode for the best sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge sound from this tiny speaker!

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    BellaB

    I am so impressed that a speaker this small can produce such great sound! This speaker blows away any other mini speaker I have ever owned. The sound is rich and the bass sounds great. The speaker is waterproof and encased in rubber so it will hold up to picnics and pool parties but I like to listen to it in the house too. It's the perfect bathroom speaker and it's great in the kitchen while I'm making dinner. It's very lightweight and has a stretchy rubber strap on the back so you can hook it on almost anything. The app lets you name the speaker, check the devices it's currently connected to, pair two speakers in Party Mode and set auto timers. You can control the volume from the app or directly from the speaker. When the speaker is paired to my smartphone it acts as a speakerphone and the sound is very good. There are two buttons on the speaker, on/off and Bluetooth. When the speaker is first turned on it tells you how full the battery charge is and what devices it is connected to. It remembers the last two devices it is paired to and you can clear devices and keep them in memory for next time. With the amazing sound quality and compact size, I use this speaker daily and in many different places. Definitely recommend this little speaker for its great sound quality and portability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid bluetooth speaker

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    Henry
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    I've been using this speaker for a couple weeks now. I've used it with an iphone 6 and iphone 8. Out of the box, syncing was extremely straightforward. I did have to charge the device out of the box. Preferably, I'd like for items to at least have a minimal charge so you can connect before charging, but it's not a major issue. Once the device is paired, it is near instantaneous to connect to your device when you turn it on. It reminds me of the connection integration between apple and beats, which is a major positive considering apple has no affiliation with bose unlike beats. A nice option feature (not sure if to credit apple or bose) is that you can view the actual charge percentage on your iphone battery section. I appreciate the integration in that you can only gauge your battery so much with a 5 light meter, as is shown on the device. Overall, the sound quality is great. The music does damper a bit with heavy bass, but I don't see this as a negative since it is protecting the speaker. While the sound does damper, it doe not reduce the sound quality delivered. I only have a couple minor cons. The first is that there is no aux input. I understand that aux is slowly being phased out, but I would like to see it continue as an option for bluetooth speakers. Not only do they typically stay in one spot, using aux for friends is much easier than using party mode. The only other issue is that I noticed the sound distorts a bit if you stand the speaker up on a table/counter with a back as opposed to laying it down. The sound quality diminishes quite a bit when doing this. It almost sounds a bit like the speaker is underwater. If you set the speaker down on a surface you won't experience this issue. Overall, this is a great speaker that I would recommend to anyone. I do think the price could be a bit better (the JBL clip 2 is only $60), but you know you are getting a quality product with Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressively BIG sound, small speaker!

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    Mike
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    This bluetooth speaker from Bose boasts impressive volume from such a small unit, very capable of playing over crowd or background noise, and has the capability of connecting to other SoundLink Micros to offer a multi-speaker environment. Though, the numerous speaker set up seems unnecessary from my experiences with it. The speaker is able to produce a decent quality sound with more than enough volume to make itself heard in a crowd. The sound quality is comparable to other bluetooth speakers of a similar and even slightly larger size, good but not great. With that being said, for the settings you'll use it, the sound quality is more than good enough! Pros: -Compact and lightweight -Durable -Easy setup -Ability to pair with other Bose SoundLink Micros -Waterproof -Elastic strap to clip your speaker to a bike, backpack, or shower curtain rod! Cons -Elastic strap is not able to be used as a stand as well (makes sense as it is elastic) -Price per unit, one is sufficient for most things it's designed for but the ability to connect multiple to one device for a multi-speaker setup can be more costly than a larger bluetooth speaker I would highly recommend for smaller outdoor gatherings for some background music, cookouts, using on group bike rides, and for music in the shower. Very nice and durable little device!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, but MIGHTY!!!

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    CAPNDigital
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    How on earth did Bose put such power into this little speaker?! It is a powerhouse of sound, rich full sound, deep bass, and just all around amazing. I can not get over the sound quality, it sounds better than many full size speakers, crisp clear, full deep bass. It took a while to charge (charged overnight and was only at 90% in the morning) and lasted around 10hrs on a single charge. Out of the box you can see that this is made to last, it has some weight to it for a small speaker, but durable (I did accidentally drop it and it survived!) Pairing to my phone was quick and was ready to enjoy my music in less than 5 mins. The Bose connect app is basically your manual and quick start guide, that is where I learned what the strap is for on the back of the speaker. The app will allow you to pair two speakers for party mode. Overall this is the smallest and most enjoyable Bluetooth speaker I have owned at this point in time. I love my Sony Bluetooth speaker, but this Bose blows it out of the water! I would buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable and portable speaker, great for the price.

    Posted
    ngtdn

    #1 feature about this speaker is that it’s waterproof. Pictures are worth a thousand words so they speak for themselves. I wouldn’t recommend it, but I had this strapped to my bag and accidentally dropped it into the river for like 30 seconds while kayaking, but to my surprise it was still playing the entire time. The name micro is misleading because it fits perfectly in my palm and sound quality is solid. Sound starts fading out at peak so best to keep volume below 80-85% to keep it crisp and balance. It has better than average bass for a speaker this size, but don’t expect too much out of it. I like the durable tear resistant strap and the outer shell design. So far, I haven’t encountered any problem with strapping it to my bag or bike, but to the on the safe side I would loop another strap around it because it’s not a cheap speaker and I wouldn’t want to lose it. Batter life has been great for me ranging ~5 hours continuously playing. Make sure to download Bose Connect to get the best out of it because it offers “party mode” in which you can connect multiple speakers together. Unfortunately, I am the only one in my group that has this speaker so I don’t get to use this functionality, yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little speaker that packs a punch

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    leanwolf
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    We all have come across multiple small portable speakers and am sure everyone owns a few of them. Bose soundlink micro is a small portable speaker but with a difference - excellent sound. The packaging itself is as simple as it gets. The box includes speaker and a micro usb charging cable. The chaging indicator has 5 leds that turn solid when the speaker is fully charged and lasts around 6 hours of playtime. The speaker has a built-in strap that works really well when attaching to a bag or to a bike handlebar. It is really good quality that seems will last. The top has 3 buttons - dedicated volume up, volume down and a multifunction button that changes function based on what you are using the speaker for. WHile playing music it can be used to skip forward or go back and in call mode it can be used to answer calls. The side of the speaker has the bluetooth pairing button as well as the power on/off button. The speaker itself is rated at IPX7 waterproof and works well. The sound has excellent base that does not fade at high volume. The audio quality is crisp and makes this speaker a no brainer. This little bose speaker has raised the bar for all micro speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much sound from such a little box!!

    Posted
    Orion
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    The Bose SoundLink Micro speaker is the best sounding pocket sized bluetooth speaker I’ve heard yet. This speaker really sounds like it’s coming from a much larger unit and fills the room nicely, it’s fantastic. The sound quality is much louder and richer than other speakers in this category and probably outperforms many larger bluetooth speakers. I love the IPX7 rating which protects against splashes, rain, and temporary submersion in water. The casing is made of a smooth and rugged silicone shell that seems like it can take a beating and hold up well. I like the stretchable strap on that back that allows me to attach it to my backpack strap, belt-loop, tent pole, or other places. This speaker can be operated using the Bose app, which will allow it to connect to another Bose speaker to sync in party mode and produce stereo sound, which is great if you have another Bose speaker. You can also operate the speaker without using the app. I’m extremely pleased with the Bose SoundLink Micro speaker. The sound quality is top of the line for it’s size. The size is perfect and the design is ruggedly simple. I recommend this to anyone who is willing to pay a little bit of a higher price for a premium bluetooth speaker that’s sure to last many years.

    I would recommend this to a friend