BOSE SOUNDLINK REVOLVE

Design & Construction

When you see the Bose SoundLink Revolve for the first time, you might have wondered about its uncanny resemblance to your regular water bottle. Bose has certainly gain design cues from there and take it to the next level. The SoundLink Revolve is intentionally crafted with no seams around its aluminium body and with such a design, the speaker is bump-resistant, So you don't have to worry about your investment failing again the next time it slips out of your hand. It is also splash-resistant with a IPX4 rating. All the controls can be found on the top of the speaker. There is the (In Clockwise Direction); the Power button. the Input button, Volume +, Multi-function button, Mic, Volume - buttons and the Bluetooth button. The Multi-function button enables  play/pause with a single presses, skip forward with double presses or skip backward with triple presses. To answer or end a call, just press the Multi-function button once. Finally, to bring up Google Assistant/Siri, long press the Multi-function button. Under the Bose logo, there is a NFC tag for easy pairing. Each time, you turn on the speaker the voice prompts will tell you the battery life remaining and the device connected to. At the back, there is 3,5mm aux port and Micro-USB port. However, it does not come with a strap on the top which makes it easy to carry or hang anywhere like its larger brother, the SoundLink Revolve+.


Sound Quality

The SoundLink Revolve boasts about its 360° sound. At maximum volume, the speaker pumps out tunes really loud without distortion. At 60% volume, it can fill a medium-sized room. The bass response is fantastic too, it hits deep and equivalent to its competitors. Highs sound bright and are not too sharp to listen to. Mids are very clear and details like instruments do stand out. Users can also double up with another SoundLink Revolve for stereo sound. However, do also note that it does not have a wide soundstage but that is typical of portable Bluetooth speakers.

 

Connectivity & Portability

Pairing via Bluetooth or NFC is simple and quick. An aux port is offered for wired usage. Its battery life peaks at a high of 12 hrs and charging it takes approximately 4 hours. There is also a optional charging cradle to allow the speaker to be docked hassle-free. Underside, a tripod mount is available to mount the speaker at a higher height. Using the Bose Connect App, you can easily pair both speakers together and switch between Party Mode and Stereo Mode. Party Mode allows for a louder sound overall, while Stereo Mode allows distinct left and right channels and a slightly wider soundstage.

PROS

  • Durable Construction

  • Fantastic 360° Sound

  • Modern, Stylish Design

  • NFC Enabled

  • Loud Sound With Clarity

  • Stereo Pairing *Requires 2 SoundLink Revolve

  • Bump-Resistant

  • Splash-Resistant

  • Long Battery Life

  • Charging Via Cradle

CONS

  • Not Waterproof

  • More Expensive Than Other Speakers Of Similar Class

The Bottom Line

The Bose SoundLink Revolve is indeed the most unique yet durable speaker but at a price. With 360° Sound and bright sound signature. It is a contender if you are shopping for a new mid-sized speaker. A pair will offer even louder stereo separation. Two colours are offered to suit every type and gender of users.

WE RATE IT!

9/10

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