At the moment there are lots of Bluetooth speakers in market with different sizes and shapes and of course they carry different price tag. So today’s review is on best affordable portable Bluetooth speaker Anker soundcore and Cambridge soundworks oontz angle 3 Next Gen. Both are Top Selling (under $50 category) inexpensive Bluetooth speakers on Amazon.com
Anker soundcore portable Bluetooth speaker comes with Two front-facing high-performance dual drivers can create strong sound and I love these speakers for their ability to deliver music for long time, specially when I am on hiking expedition and don’t have an access to charging points, the Soundcore info-lithium battery makes my moments unforgettable.
When it comes to Cambridge soundworks oontz angle 3 it’s not only Resistant to water but also Dust-proof and Sand-proof with IPX5 certification. Such lightweight speaker is very much useful for camping in all seasons since you are already loaded with so much stuff. This local American company provides you the best budget wireless speaker with Decent sound.
What’s the Difference Between the Anker soundcore and Cambridge soundworks oontz angle 3 Next Gen?
|Anker soundcore||Cambridge soundworks oontz angle 3 Next Gen|
|Price & Offers||Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Bluetooth Version||4.0||3.0 Hands Free Profile (HFP)|
|Effective Range||60 feet||30 unobstructed feet|
|Battery||4400 mAh||2200 mAh|
|Battery life||24 hrs||7 hrs|
|Battery Life Indicator||Yes|
|Charging Time||5-6 hrs|
|Waterproof||No||No (Water resistant)|
|Micro SD card||No|
|3.5 mm Jack connection||Yes|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 1.8 x 2.1 inches||5.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 inches|
|Weight||358 g||254 g|
|Manufacturer||Anker Technology||Cambridge SoundWorks|
|Price & Offers||Best Buy||Best Buy|
Features of The OontZ Angle 3 and Anker Soundcore BT speakers
- Chemistry with Echo Dot
The OontZ Angle 3 and Anker Soundcore Speaker works great with the Echo dot, it connects in just seconds and sounds excellent. Both connects easily over Bluetooth using the Alexa app and sounds excellent.
Google Home does not support connecting to speakers over Bluetooth so you can’t connect speakers using bluetoth. Both speakers can pair with multiple devices but play one speaker to one Source Device at a time.
- Answering the Phone-calls
Say you are playing music wirelessly over Bluetooth from your Android smarthphone or iPhone and you receive an incoming call, after picking up, the music will pause automatically and will resume after the call is ended .
With the help of Micro USB Charging Port you can easily charge or connect to your laptop with usb cable. Charging stops automatically when it’s fully charged. There’s a light indicator that shows the battery is dying. The good thing about these cheap bluetooth speakers is you can use it while Charging but remember every idle charger consumes power of approx 4 to 10 watts, so as a nature lover I would like to suggest buyers to put off AC charging when not in use.
- Music Control
With both Anker soundcore and Cambridge soundworks oontz angle 3 it is very simple to control the music, simply use your phone’s mute button to mute the speaker, and skip songs from your phone app only.
I love this feature which saves my valuable battery pack on the go, in case i forgot to switch off the speaker, it automatically shuts-down after 10 mins of inactive time .
- BT Range & Connectivity
Although Bluetooth connectivity of both budget bluetooth speakers is very good. About Bluetooth 4.0 people claim it to be till 60 feet. If you are using it indoor with hurdles of solid walls or furniture, many times the BT signal gets interrupted, in fact my observation is that even human interference cause signal to break in between. So surely you get best range in wide-open area, but less with interference making BT signal weak. Anker soundcore pairing is very easy just Press and Hold down the Bluetooth button for 3 to 5 seconds and it will connect to your Iphone or Android smartphone easily.
- Sound Quality When you When compared, these bluetooth speakers with their sound quality Anker soundcore comes with dual high-performance speakers and a unique spiral bass port which gives you Superior Sound Quality and Oontz angle 10 watts speakers gives you surprisingly loud volume. As per the OontZ speakers manual they are not equipped with drivers. If your computer is asking for drivers, it may be that you have to download the latest driver for your specific computer its available on Internet.
Every speaker will have its company owned signature sound, the same is true for Anker Soundcore & OontZ Angle 3 by Cambridge Soundworks, you may be already fan of one of them due to sound quality. But other things like powerful battery backup during outdoor use are also important. In that case the Anker Soundcore beats OontZ Angle 3 ! It provides 24 hours of battery backup.
But you also may not forget that OontZ Angle 3 is completely American product 🙂 this can also be one of the deciding factor for you !!
Anyway enjoy your weekends !!