Anker Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker is a great choice if you are looking for a quality portable speaker. This speaker offers great sound quality and bass that will make your music-listening experience much better.
In this article, we’ll look at the Anker Soundcore Select Pro Speaker in more depth and see what makes it ideal for outdoor activities and trips.
What’s in the box?
You will get only two things in the box – the Anker Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker and a micro-USB cable. The packing is very simple, but it is good enough to protect the speaker.
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The Anker Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker is a decently built speaker that comes in black color. Its construction is a mixture of plastic and metal with a so-so overall finish.
There is a built-in handle at the top that makes it easy to carry around. The speakers’ base consists of two protruding rubber ovals that keep the cylinder stable when set on the ground.
6 rubberized buttons (Power, Bluetooth pairing, volume up and down, LED lights button, and Bass up Button.) are located on the top panel. Whereas, the charging ports (USB and IQ) are present at the rear protected by a thick rubber flap.
The Soundcore logo is present on the front of the speaker and on the carrying handle. The RGB lighting is integrated into these speakers to create an exciting light show at night.
It’s a little heavier than the usual portable speaker, weighing in at 3.3 pounds and 4.75 x 12.00 x 6.50 inches, making it unsuitable to take on extended outdoor hiking and camping trips.
The left and right ends of the speakers have passive bass radiators which Anker claims will deliver a thumping bass. In addition to this, the two titanium drivers at the front are protected metal grilles.
The Soundcore Select Pro has IPX7 protection, which means it can be submerged for up to a meter (3.3 feet) for 30 minutes while the rear compartment cover is shut.
The speaker can float which makes it suitable for pool parties. Keep in mind that there will be no sound from the speakers when they are fully submerged in the water.
As mentioned above Soundcore Select Pro features two (total 30 watts) titanium drivers that can play frequencies up to 40kHz. The sound is loud enough to rock outdoor parties and is a bit overkill for indoor setups.
The sound accuracy and bass response on this speaker are also something to be impressed with. Though it struggles to reproduce deep thumps and rumble in low bass, the overall sound signature is still balanced and natural.
The speaker can handle a wide range of music genres and doesn’t distort the sound even at high volumes. There are 4 preset EQs available, which can be tweaked using the Anker Soundcore app.
Connectivity control and app:
There is no 3.5mm, Jack, on the Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker. So the only way you can connect it to external devices is through Bluetooth (5.0). The good thing is that the connection is very stable and we have found no issues with it.
You can connect to other portable Speakers by Anker via PartyCast. You can line up almost 100 Anker speakers with this technology all playing the same song.
Also, it comes with an app (dubbed Soundcore) that you can use to control the speaker’s settings. You can change the EQ, pair it with other Anker speakers, or manage your playback. Also, you can toggle extra base on/off both through the app and the dedicated button on the speaker.
The Anker Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker comes with a powerful 6700mAh battery that can last up to 16 hours of continuous playtime. This makes it a great choice for outdoor activities and trips, as you don’t have to worry about running out of power.
However, the performance takes a hit if you listen to music at high volume, charge external devices, or when the Bass Up technology is turned on. The speaker takes almost 2.5 hours to fully charge from 0-100%.
The Anker Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker is a great choice for anyone looking for a loud, durable, and water-resistant speaker. It has good sound quality and bass response with no distortion at high volumes. The only downside is that it doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack, so you can only connect it to external devices through Bluetooth
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many watts is the Anker Soundcore Select Pro?
It features two 15W driver units and delivers a combined 30W of power. They can reproduce Extended Treble Up to 40kHz
How do I factory reset my select pro speaker?
If you are having trouble connecting your Anker Soundcore Select Pro Portable Speaker to your device, you may need to reset it. To do this, u003cstrongu003ehold Bluetooth and Vol+u003c/strongu003e for around 5-10 seconds.
Can you pair multiple Anker Speakers with Soundcore Select Pro?
You can pair Anker Soundcore Select Pro with only those Anker speakers that support the PartyCast connectivity protocol. You can set up 100 speakers in total, all playing the same song.
Is the SOUNDSCORE Select PRO Compatible with AMAZON ALEXA?
No, at the moment Anker Soundcore Select Pro is not compatible with Amazon- Alexa.
What’s the difference between the Soundcore select pro and the Soundcore motion boom? Will they sound the same?
The main difference between Soundcore Select Pro and the Motion Boom is that Motion Boom has a much larger battery for some reason, 10,000mAh instead of the Select Pro’s 6,700mAh. Aside from that, they sound very similar.