Updated 1 Mar 2018

Bose

SoundLink Micro

Snapshot: The Bose SoundLink Micro has a battery with below-average runtime. It is light, but can't connect to WiFi.

SoundLink Micro
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$159

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Test results

Overall score
60
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Sound signal
?/10

Good points

  • OK ease of use.
  • Excellent sound signal.
  • Good battery.
  • Is battery powered.
  • Can be paired for stereo-quality sound.

But

  • Just OK sound.
  • No 3.5mm line input.
  • Doesn't have a remote control.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Sound (45%): Scored by our panel of expert listeners judging a variety of music, spoken word, and other sounds on each device and scoring them out of 10. These scores are collated to get our overall sound score.

Ease of use (45%): Considers the clarity and accuracy of the manuals supplied and the ease of setting up the speaker, as well as connecting it to a device and sending music to the speaker.

Signal (10%): Tested by looking at several factors, including having the audio source in different positions, using various audio sources, interference, obstruction and degradation.

Price is based on an October 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$159

Audio adjustments

Bass on device
×
Treble on device
×
Tone presets on device
×
Bass on app
×
Treble on app
×
Tone presets on app
×

Specifications

Weight (g)
289
Mains powered
Apple Airplay
×
Lightning cable port
×
Bluetooth
Handsfree phone over Bluetooth
×
Micro USB port
×
Line in (3.5mm)
×
Built-in FM radio
×
Battery powered
Battery low indicator
LED lights on top of device. App also states battery life left
Claimed battery life (hours)
6
Battery runtime (mins)
595
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
39x98x98

Features

Controls

On/Off, Pair, Vol +/-, Multi function button

Microphone
×
Travel case
×
WiFi capable
×
Ethernet capable
×
Headphone jack
×
Charge external devices via USB
×
Remote control
×
Audio cable included
×
Streaming services supported
n/a
Audio formats supported
n/a
Multi-room capable
No
Can be paired for stereo
Yes