I want to apologize beforehand for hyping this up, it's well deserved but this is the second time I had to record and write this review. I had it all set on my laptop and lost it when the battery died. So here is a slightly different twisted review
The soundcore flare is the first speaker released under the soundcore brand. This is a tower style speaker with many new features that make it unique and well worth the hype.
2x 1.75 inch full range drivers, 2 x passive radiators
8w to each driver for a combined 16 watts of power
Cloth covered surround
IPX7 waterproofing, fully submersible to 3 feet for 30 minutes.
First and foremost, this speaker is not some cheap speaker. It feels very premium and has some nice heft to it, but despite the heft, the speaker still floats if submerged in water. This speaker has a feature which allows you to pair it with another speaker for left/right sound, and since the speaker features 360 degree sound it fully immerses you with sound from everywhich direction when paired together. When 2 speakers are paired together they can use used as such, or one can be placed further away.
This speaker really surprised me when it came to how loud and how well it sounds. I honestly didn't think that it would live up to the hype, but it really does and when paired to another speaker for surround sound I was blown away. I tested and used these at work and I placed them on a shelf 6 aisles apart, my coworkers were going around looking confused because they could hear it but not see where the sound was coming from. The 360 surround really throws the vocals and bass around so it does immerse you, and speaking x
Of bass this speaker features Bass up tech. What this does is amplifies the low frequency at lower volumes, it can be heard at full volume as well. With bass up enabled I was actually able to rattle the speaker playing rap and also some rock.
On the bottom of the speaker is a L.E.D ring, this can be controlled via the button on top or the soundcore app. When two speakers are connected, the led lights will sync and play same colors and pattern. If you control the lights via the app you can choose a number of settings, from light control to music wave equalizer.
Now I personally wish that the app aloud you to choose or adjust the EQ to your own preference instead of having to choose one of the presets, but if your not picky then they would work for you.
Here are some pictures and a video at the end. I apologize again for this was kind of rushed out of frustration having lost my initial review and video. Feel free to ask any questions and I will answer the best I can.
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Soundcore-Bluetooth-Anker-Waterproof-Long-Lasting/dp/B07BHP4W36