Last Updated: 15 Feb 2019

Soundcore Flare Portable 360 Bluetooth Speaker by Anker Huge 360 Sound IPX7 Waterproof Bigger Bass Ambient LED Light 20 Hour Playtime 4 Drivers with 2 Passive Radiators Speaker for Parties

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2019
7.9
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Sound Quality
 39
speaker, speakers, sounds, music, bt
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The flare+ has some noticeable sound improvements over the flare. ... It is not a huge increase in sound, but it does sound a little better. ... The highs also sound a hint clearer. ... Overall, I am happy with the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  After going through a couple of famous BT speakers like the JBL flip and even the BOSE Soundlink, this has got to be the best size and value. ... I think the battery life is eternal, I have been playing music over BT, 3.5mm connected to the source and with the lights on and off and the battery has barely gone below 50% after about 8 hours. ... Stop looking for other BT speakers under $100, because this the end all be all of the category.  ...  "
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" ...  My last portable was the AOMAIS GO, it had a decent sound but the build quality was mediocre and the BT was miserable. ... I've also had a Photive M90 (it was just ok sounding) an Aiwa Exos-9 (great, great sound, but again, the price point and BT were the problem. ... This little speaker is actually quite amazing. ... The sound, for the size, is full and well rounded.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course though, when it comes to sound and volume, there is some subjectivity as what sounds good to someone may not to another.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter received the Soundcore Flare for Christmas and to say I was impressed by the quality of sound would be an understatement.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this speaker!!  ...  "
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" ...  I was sufficiently impressed with those 2 speakers to make a vow that I would immediately buy the larger speakers when they came out. ... I purchased 2 soundcore flair + speakers and am thoroughly enjoying the outstanding stereo that is apparently missing with any single speaker no matter what its quality.  ...  "
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" ...  This speaker performs excellent at higher volumes and doesn’t distort. ... At lower volumes the Flare+ sounds clear and average for a speaker in this price range. ... The Flare+ is built to perform at higher volumes making this speaker a true competitor against speakers costing more. ... •Sounds ordinary for a speaker in this price range at lower volume settings.  ...  "
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Volume
 22
volume, sounds, loud, sound, music
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Of course though, when it comes to sound and volume, there is some subjectivity as what sounds good to someone may not to another.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this speaker!!  ...  "
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" ...  This is pretty good speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  This little speaker is actually quite amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  It's exactly what I'd hoped for- top notch quality and loud and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  This is such and amazing speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker fills a large room with impressive, overwhelming sound and you can pair 2 for a stereo sound and extra power but I don’t believe that is needed.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound that this speaker puts out. ... It gets plenty loud enough for me even when I take it outside. ... It’s my own fault that I dropped the speaker.  ...  "
Bass
 14
deep, volumes, sound, pronounced, mids
+100%
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" ...  The Flare+ is quite an improvement when it comes to bass.  ...  "
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" ...  With the bass up it shakes my nightstand so that's a great thing.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass hits a little harder and you can actually feel the sound a little more. ... Although the bass is good, it doesn't have the responsiveness of a dedicated subwoofer.  ...  "
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" ...  •Deep Bass at higher volumes ... The stereo mode sounds clear with full bass. ... The bass is not ‘muddy’, the result is a clear medley of mids, highs and deep full bass. ... Where this system excels is at higher volumes, the bass is more pronounced and distortion free at all levels. ... Like all speakers, placement is important, find that sweet spot and the bass becomes more pronounced.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound for the price, good bass and an enhanced bass option, and very portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Imagine a badass, bigger, louder cousin of the Flare, with a better lighting base with smoother transitions, louder bass, better sound, with a smidge of improved fit and finish.  ...  "
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" ...  The highs, mids are impressive and the bass is very noticeable but not as deep and punchy as I would like.  ...  "
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" ...  I place it on the kitchen counter, in the corner and it fills my house with music and bass.  ...  "
Battery Life
 11
life, hours, watts, sound, seems
+100%
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" ...  The battery life is really good but the sound is way better than it should be.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know if this just means I haven't charged it up enough, or if there's some bug that reports the battery inaccurately.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave it four stars just based on battery life and durability.  ...  "
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" ...  Physically they feel very robust, if it wasn't for the oversized Lithium battery I'd suspect they had "quality" weights inside.  ...  "
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" ...  Too early to know how the battery life is but we love the sound quality and ease.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery seems to hold a good charge.  ...  "
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" ...  It improves upon the flare by increasing power from 12 watts to 25 watts, adding 2 tweeters, and increasing battery life from 12 hours to 20 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery does indeed last as advertised, especially with the lights off.  ...  "
Price
 10
price, worth, premium, flare, first
+100%
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" ...  I do think the speaker should be priced $10-20 cheaper though to really be a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  At lower volumes the Flare+ sounds clear and average for a speaker in this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice build but without fail not good enough sound for the premium price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Was hesitant at first but I was right to go with this speaker, worth every cent.  ...  "
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" ...  Really good speaker and worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely great buy for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  No other product on the market offers such quality for $100.  ...  "
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" ...  I just have no comparison to the regular Flare to see if the extra cost is worth it.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 7
audio, stereo sound, speakers, port, paired
+100%
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" ...  Stop looking for other BT speakers under $100, because this the end all be all of the category.  ...  "
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" ...  I have quite a few Bluetooth speakers and I'd have to say this is my favorite one.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio quality was very nice though (when over Bluetooth) .  ...  "
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" ...  BT seems to be excellent as does connecting, it connects every time.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two and pair them for stereo sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It isn't as rich as some other manufacturers that have Bluetooth speakers but above average for this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was easy and paired successfully.  ...  "
Size
 7
portable, soundcore, sound, flare
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Portable sound is no longer expensive.  ...  "
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" ...  Powerful punch for the small design .  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, not really portable).  ...  "
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" ...  These are a campers dream and you can bring the jams in a backpack.  ...  "
Charging
 6
charging, bigger, battery, anker, seems
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I wasn't expecting the full 20, but I feel like I'm charging way more than I should be.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the updated version it’s a little bigger and it can charge your phone:) it has a great sound the light show is a bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t timed how long it lasts and what settings I’ve used but I am charging it more frequently with the same amount of mixed use .  ...  "
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" ...  Battery seems to hold a good charge.  ...  "
Apps
 5
soundcore, update, iphone, found, download
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I guess there is an app … and she was bragging about being able to control the light from the app.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Pandora subscription and you can download channels for offline use .  ...  "
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" ...  •Customized Light settings and app ... • No voice integration when using Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  The app found the speaker quickly and was very responsive.  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
chipped, speaker, rubber, heavy, durability
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I love that it does have a carrying strap.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it has a strap on it, too many of these portables have to holding/handle.  ...  "
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" ...  It has great built quality and this thing is heavy, it may look like it's not but it is and it helps keep the speaker from moving due to it's good bass and from easily being bumped off the table.  ...  "
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" ...  •Quality feel, construction and durability  ...  "
Controls
 4
wish, volume, music, etc, control
+100%
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" ...  This is a great speaker but wish the volume controls on top were easier to see.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish it had actual control of eq instead of 4 presets but controlling the lights are pretty cool.  ...  "
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" ...  having buttons for different light settings and bass boost is a big plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use App for control of lights, volume, etc.  ...  "
Capacity
 4
unless, patio, house
+100%
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" ...  Now this thing won't shake your house but you can definitely feel it.  ...  "
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" ...  Its not over done yet bright enough to been seen from across the house, or backyard (evening/nighttime).  ...  "
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" ...  It's fine for smaller rooms but I would not imagine it would be adequate for outdoor parties at all - unless everyone stands next to it.  ...  "
As Gift
 4
gift
+100%
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" ...  Got this for the wife as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased three as Xmas presents, recipients were very happy with them!  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a Christmas gift for my sister and she loves the speaker. ... This speaker makes a great gift.  ...  "
Frequencies
 4
mids, equalizer, deep, custom, bass
+100%
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" ...  There are equalizer presets that are good but I know I could get this speaker to sound better if I could create a custom equalizer profile.  ...  "
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" ...  The highs also sound a hint clearer.  ...  "
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" ...  • Need additional EQ settings to optimize Metal and rock genres or a custome EQ mode. ... The bass is not ‘muddy’, the result is a clear medley of mids, highs and deep full bass.  ...  "
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" ...  The highs, mids are impressive and the bass is very noticeable but not as deep and punchy as I would like.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
+100%
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" ...  It looks sharp and it’s fully waterproof!  ...  "
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" ...  Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice, loud and waterproof speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it's waterproof, which means I can use it for kayaking.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price and the fact that they are waterproof, these are phenomenal!  ...  "
Comfort
 4
flare
+100%
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" ...  I love that it does have a carrying strap.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it has a strap on it, too many of these portables have to holding/handle.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel the flare+ is a nice improvement over the flare.  ...  "
Software Platform
 3
version, update, tried, soundcore, iphone
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Downloaded the update and tried countless times to update it and it didn’t work I thought it was an issue with the download so I tried it with my iPad mini 2 and still no lucky so I looked it up on the Anker forums and found out that everyone was having trouble with it so I borrowed my brothers Samsung galaxy s8 and downloaded the app and updated the soundcore flare plus after the update it restarted and I tried connecting it through via Bluetooth and nothing I couldn’t find it on my iPhone nor   ...  "
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" ...  The app or the current firmware version has a bug.  ...  "
Features
 3
+100%
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" ...  Also love the many different lighting options.  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom LED halo light system is really cool too.  ...  "
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" ...  The light feature is cool, and the sound is really good.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 3
music, flare, connect, bluetooth, using
+100%
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" ...  I think the battery life is eternal, I have been playing music over BT, 3.5mm connected to the source and with the lights on and off and the battery has barely gone below 50% after about 8 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this speaker to enhance the music that the Echo Dot produces.  ...  "
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" ...  • No voice integration when using Alexa. ... Set up was easy and paired successfully. ... I was getting an occasional skipping and pause, so I restarted my phone and paired the speakers again seems to be working no problems.  ...  "
Design
 3
+100%
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" ...  Design not bad .  ...  "
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" ...  It has great built quality and this thing is heavy, it may look like it's not but it is and it helps keep the speaker from moving due to it's good bass and from easily being bumped off the table.  ...  "
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" ...  The flare+ arrives and packs a great amount of power, features in compact stylish design that fits any decor.  ...  "

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