The Soundlink Revolve Plus is the best-performing portable speaker from Bose. It delivers deep, loud, jaw-dropping sound with true 360-degree coverage, so I decided to check it out.
The first thing I noticed was how compact this speaker was, its light and with the carrying handle makes it very easy to move around. The Revolve plus is bump resistant and IPX4 certified, which means you could drop it in the shower and it’ll be fine. There is also an NFC chip under the Bose logo, meaning paring is a breeze.
When you turn the speaker on, the voice prompt will tell you the exact percentage of battery the speaker has left. I was able to stand around 45 feet away from the speaker and still connect to play music. There are volume control buttons and a multi-function button, which can play/pause and activate Google assistant. There is also io for a 3.5mm jack or micro-USB to charge it up with.
Battery life is excellent, I was able to get around 20 hours of battery, a bit past the 16-hour claim. Charging from dead to full took around 5 hours for me.
Bose Soundlink Revolve Plus Speaker Specs:
- Dimensions/weight – Speaker:18.4 cm H x 10.5 cm W x 10.5 cm D (0.9 kg)
- Inputs and outputs – 3.5 mm auxiliary input and Micro-B USB port
- Wireless range – up to 9 m (30 ft.)
- Battery life – up to 16 hours
The sound quality for the Soundlink Revolve Plus is excellent. The bass has a definite blast to it. There isn’t any sign of distortion when I play loud tracks. The vocals all sound balanced with the clarity of the instruments. Highs are matched in that balance, and overall sound really good. Though when on high volume, the bass will start to overpower the music. Thanks to the 360 design, you can place this in the middle of the living room and the sound is thrown at you from every angle.
If you have two of them, you can enable party or stereo mode. Party mode syncs the music between the two speakers, while stereo uses one for the left speaker and one for the right. The Bose app is useful for pairing the speakers with each other.
Overall I really like this speaker, the design is sleek and the sound is really good. The features are lacking, but as this is for living room use, it ticks all the boxes for me. After that please check out our other audio reviews.