SoundCore Motion+ Review (2019) inc IPX Water Testing

Soundcore

#1

Disclaimer: This review was written as part of the We Love Testing program here.

Product Links

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Key Features

  • Two 40kHz ultra-high frequency tweeters, neodymium woofers and passive radiators for 30W of Hi-Resolution audio output
  • Qualcomm aptX for improved bitrate and audio of lossless tracks
  • Built-in & App controls for Power (On/Off), Play/Pause, Vol Up/Down, Bluetooth & BassUP control
  • 6700 mAh Battery for up to 12hrs playback depending on volume level & content type
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3-4hr charge time from USB-C charging port (USB-A to USB-C cable included)
  • Built in microphone for hand free calls
  • Auxiliary input (cable included)
  • Wireless Stereo capabilities with pairing to another SoundCore Motion+
  • IPX7 Waterproof rating - spray, splash or drown :stuck_out_tongue: for up to 30 minutes at 1m maximum depth

The Impressive

  • Very good audio definition over several genres tested :metal:
  • USB-C charging port, backing those after a single cable solution :open_mouth:
  • Battery life that seems to go on and on, for the loudness it was at…:+1:
  • App control with power control, including remote power down
  • Customisable equaliser via the SoundCore App :nerd_face:
  • Ability to pair with another Motion+ for increased volume and/or wider stereo playback
  • Water resistance - good for life accidents or your need to torture a speaker :grin:

Slightly Disappointing

  • Low battery warning alert has been removed, not certain why….so playback of favourite albums come to a dead end…literally… :coffin:


#2

Great review @ndalby! It’s well laid out, and you’ve made some excellent points! I will watch the video later on my YT feed when I have time :wink:


#3

Great review from our great moderator!
That remote power down feature sounds good. Sometimes I’m too lazy to get up and turn off my Flare+ :rofl:


#4

Another Great review @ndalby asusual, good to see the IPX7 tested and proven.
Sad to know that there is no low battery warning. Does it give you any warning on the app??


#5

Great review @ndalby, as usual!


#6

Great review and photos! :ok_hand: good job! :ok_hand:


#7

thanks for sharing!


#8

Great review as always!

Doesn’t look like a need for me. But, thanks for sharing!


#9

A very good review, Thank you for sharing @ndalby


#10

Thanks for the comments guys & gals :slightly_smiling_face:


#11

Great review, @ndalby. I appreciated the way you laid out your details, and the emojis were a nice touch with each detail.

I’m also glad to see that I’m not the only one that misses the alert tone telling you the speaker is dying.


#12

The ZERO is dying quietly too.
This is a little bit annoying when listing to streaming sources.
I always think first the stream had crashed.
(This happens of course too)


#13

Good point Franz…didn’t notice at first as I’ve always seen the button start flashing red on the Zero so it went straight on charge but over the weekend I noticed I missed it on my Zero review…forrest / trees I guess :man_facepalming:


#14

Terrific review and photos as always Neil. :ok_hand:t2: