Attention Soundlink III owners
I love music period! My music library is extensive, with over 3k songs across pretty much all genres. Some times its smooth jazz, reggae, classical, easy listening, hiphop, rock and roll, R&B, and so on. Now I’ve had every Soundlink BOSE has offered, beginning with the Soundlink I; so this review is going to be straight forward.
Again I LOVE MUSIC, so I want a speaker that produces crystal clear notes across the highs, mids, and lows, and fills whatever area (room/outdoors) I’m currently
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occupying. So I’m more interested in a speaker that delivers “complete balance” and not necessarily projects more bass, or mids., I like clear, natural, and loud notes that give you a great experience. I also use it when watching movies, cutting the grass, and taking a shower. In other words, I never leave home without it!
Now for the review…the Revolve Plus is BEAUTIFUL, in fact, the website pictures don’t do it justice. Its light weight (lighter and louder than my Soundlink III), impressive volume, and crystal clear! It has other whistle and bells I won’t mention in this review however, they’re more “added value” as opposed to sound quality. As well, I won’t be able to provide any objective feedback on battery life, although I did do a complete charge, and 8 hours later, its still going strong.
So here’s where the review gets disappointing. I did a “side by side” sound quality comparison between my Soundlink III, and the BOSE Revolve Plus, and the results where surprising. While the Revolve Plus is noticeably louder than the Soundlink III, BOSE comprised on “complete balance” to increase the volume. In all fairness, both speakers were placed against the same wall, set to the highest volumes (minus 1 notch), using the same computer, same songs, and in my humble opinion, the Soundlink III wins. Yes that’s correct. The Soundlink III delivers a more complete sound quality across the music notes, all crystal clear, with a touch of deep bass. Just enough to be distinctive without drowning out the rest of the range. On the other hand, the Revolve delivers the same crystal clear sound quality, at a much higher volume however, the touch of bass is more appealing on the Soundlink III. Yes its there on the Revolve, Just not as good as the Soundlink III.
So all you Soundlink III owners, DO NOT rush out to upgrade to the Revolve Plus unless you’re like me, and just want a 2nd speaker that’s more portable than the Soundlink III. Which by the way, now belongs to my wife (she’s very happy!) Overall, I’m happy with the Revolve Plus and plan to continue enjoying my music library!
This review was originally posted to bose.com.