Bose SoundLink 3 VS. Bose Revolve+: What Will Speak-er Better?

Music has always been a part of our life. It makes our day filled with liveliness and sometimes even resonates with our sadness and pain. And in this technological era, there is no such thing as shortness in music media where people can play their own genre of music, loud and clear on ​Bluetooth speakers.

Bluetooth speakers are one of the most common crazes for audiophile nowadays. And while several reputable companies manufacture their own high-tech Bluetooth speaker, Bose is one of those trusted manufacturers of edgy and stylish Bluetooth speakers with excellent sound capability.

And now, let us put the two of their best creation into a heated showdown— the Bose SoundLink III and Bose Revolve+! On first look, you can instantly see the difference between the two. Their appearance and design are much different than the other. But do they also function differently or it’s just about the design and builds? Follow us as we find out which Bluetooth speaker, “speaks” better in this loud battle!

The Winner: ​Bose Revolve+

​From the first look, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ already wins thanks to its stylish, sleek and modern design. Not to mention its weather-proof sealing, compact and durable build which allows you to carry this petite Bluetooth speaker wherever you go without any worries. Remove all that, and you will still love the excellent sound quality that this speaker provides. It might be a bit expensive, but it’s a good investment for an impressive speaker with amazing features, right?

Bose Revolve+ Speaker

Specifications

Bose SoundLink III

Bose SoundLink Revolve+

Height

​131.5 mm

​184.2 mm

Width

​256 mm

​104.9 mm

Weight

​1.37 kg

​907.2 g

Stereo Speaker

​Yes

​NO

Detachable Cable

​Yes

​Yes

Driver’s Count

​4

​1

Rechargeable Battery

​Yes

​Yes

Weather-Sealed

​NO

​Yes

NFC Pairing

​Yes

​Yes

Maximum Bluetooth Range

​10 m

​9 m

Wireless Charging

​Yes

​​NO

USB Port

​1

​1

Mute Function

​Yes

​NO

Voice Command

​NO

​Yes

Removable Battery

​Yes

​NO

Battery Life

​14 hours

​1​6 hours

Wi-Fi

​Yes

​NO

Pros

  • ​Sturdy design
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    ​Ample, deep bass
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    ​Weighty sound
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    ​Usability
  • ​Petite and stylish Design
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    ​Great Battery Life
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    ​Weather-sealed
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    ​Excellent Sound Quality
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    ​360-degree sonic

Cons

  • ​Does not charge via Micro-USB
  • ​Needs more clarity and subtlety
  • ​Expensive

Price

Bose SoundLink III Review

Bose SoundLink III Speaker

From Bose SoundLink 2 comes the Bose SoundLink 3 that features more technology and features and a sturdy appearance. This big bro offers more than its predecessors or the Bose Mini, but do double size,and features give you appreciably better sound quality? Let’s find out!

Key Features

  • Equipped with four neodymium transducers
  • Dual-opposing passive radiators
  • 10m Bluetooth connectivity range

As I have mentioned earlier, the Bose SoundLink III is better than its predecessors. Equipped with dual-opposing passive radiators andfourneodymium transducers, which is combined with an improved electronics and new digital signal processing algorithm to play louder while maintaining natural and balanced sound at higher levels.

​This means that the Bose SoundLink III can fill a room or two with its excellent sound. Moreover, it can receive a Bluetooth signal from as far as 10 m, so you can still play your favorite music even if you need to go outside for a bit.

Build

  • Sturdy Aluminum chassis build
  • Backlit icons
  • Responsive silicone-rubber control buttons

The Bose SoundLink 3 boasts a sturdy and hefty build quality andis fully equipped with an impeccable aluminum chassis. From its backlit icons and soft touch silicon-rubber control buttons to its stylish steel-grey finish, it exudes a premium feel befitting its price tag.

The Bluetooth speaker is quite heavy. However, it is compact enough for you to carryin a backpack. Its soft button is very responsive and does not need a firm push to work. There is a small battery icon on its front panel which indicates how much charge remains.

​The Bose SoundLink 3 keeps connectivity easy and simple— a 3.5 mm input for hard wiring other music sources and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming from smartphones and other devices.

Sound Quality

  • Bass-heavy performance
  • Loud and clear sound quality

The Bose SoundLink III features a robust, bass-heavy performance which provides a big, enveloping sound that is quite appealing. It has a smooth approach to detail glosses over low-resolution music and harsh recording, making it comfortable to listen. Plus, voices can benefit from a forward presentation of the Bose SoundLink III and provides warmth to fully engage a listener. And as I have mentioned earlier, it has no problem in filling an entire room or two.

Final Thoughts

Pros:
  • ​Strong vocal performance
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    ​Sturdy build
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    ​Ample, deep bass
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    ​Option to swap out protective covers

​The Bose SoundLink III has a strong bass performance that provides appealing sound that can feel an entire room. Also, its sturdy and durable build will make sure that it lasts for many years to come.

Cons:
  • ​Needs a dedicated AC adapter for charging
  • ​No speakerphone abilities
  • ​Booming bass
  • ​Heavy

​The sad thing about Bose SoundLink 3 is that its own strength also becomes its weakness. Its booming bass over whelms or overpowers every other detail. Also, its sturdy built made this Bluetooth speaker a bit heavy. Other than it has no speakerphone capabilities, it does not also make use of USB port which is a big “thumbs-down” for us.

Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Review

Bose Revolve+ Speaker

​With a modern and sleek design, the Bose Revolve+ makes a loud performance despite its tiny size. But, does this talented Bose speaker is worth enough to have a place in your home? We better find out!

Key Features

  • Bose Connect App
  • Full-range drivers
  • Vocal prompt and voice command (Siri and Google Now support)
  • 16 hours ofbattery life

The Bose Revolve Plus is a pretty straightforward Bluetooth speaker which has a swift pairing and automatically connects to your smartphone or other devices the next time you fire it up. It also features a 3.5 mm input if you wish to hardwire other music sources.

​Inside it, there is a full-range driver which fires downward into a patented diffuser plate and aims to spread the sound out evenly in all directions. Also, there are two passive radiators inside which is mainly responsible for reinforcing lower frequencies and they are placed opposite to each other to cancel out any vibrations.


You might also love the Bose Connect app for updates and also for checking the battery level of the speaker and activating Party Mode— which allows you to connect 2 Revolve+ speakers to play as a stereo pair or in tandem. And the battery has an impressive 16 hours life, given that the volume is not pushed too hard.

​Bose also allows you to speak to your smartphone’s voice assistant— even if your phone is on the other room. Pressing the power button will prompt a voice which tells you how much battery charge remains

Build

  • Aluminum Casing
  • IPX4 water-resistance
  • Soft-touch button controls

Featuring a sturdy aluminum casing, the Bose Revolve+ gives a stylish and modern look. It has 6responsivebuttons on top which allow you to switch between its two inputs (has LED lights to indicate connection), turn the power on and off and adjust volume. Nice addition from Bose is that you can now skip, play or pause using the multifunction button.

Looking very petite, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ can fit into just about any space in your home. It has a decent heft,but it can still be held in your palms. Designed to be portable, it is compact and sturdy enough to be carried in a backpack.

​It is water-resistant with IPX4 rating, meaning it can survive splashes of water. Other than that, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is designed to withstand drops and knocks.

Sound Quality

  • 360-degree sound
  • Bold and loud sound
  • Detailed sound quality

The sound that the Bose Revolve+ produce is undoubtedly detailed and expansive, coupled with a sweet treble and upper mid-range. The bass is full and can be further reinforced by placing the speaker closer to the wall.

Its 360-degree sound is also impressive, without any noticeable dead spots while you walk around the room which is certainly lacking to most 360 speakers.

​The Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus goes louder and sounds bigger than smaller Revolve. Its petite size does not hinder its capability to play louder and put out more bass without distorting other sound and provides a more natural decent, crisp details.

Final Thoughts

Pros:
  • ​Great omnidirectional delivery
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    ​Petite, portable design
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    ​Excellent sound quality
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    ​Longer battery life

​For its sleek and small design, the Bose Revolve+ produce excellent sound quality and provides a longer battery life for more hours of listening to your favorite music. It also provides an omnidirectional delivery which allows you to hear what’s playing in full detail in any directions.

Cons:
  • ​Expensive
  • ​Useful charging accessory not included

​The bad thing about this Bluetooth speaker is that it might be a bit too much for your budget. On top of that,the cradle which makes charging a lot easier requires you to spend more since it is not included in your purchase.

Conclusion

At the end of this clashing, the Bose Revolve+ speaks better features and sound quality than the Bose SoundLink 3. Loaded withthe latest technology such as omnidirectional delivery as well as voice prompt and command, the Bose Revolve+ exceeds the SoundLink 3.

Although it might be a bit pricey, with such excellent sound quality and additional useful features, why not?

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