Soundcore Motion Boom

Soundcore Motion Boom Review

Soundcore may not be one of the first names you think of when you are looking for a new speaker or headphones. Let me tell you that they should be. The Soundcore Motion Boom is made by Soundcore, which is a division of a name that has become quite a common name in the world of technology, Anker.

More Punch Than Boom

How did my ears find the Soundcore Motion Boom? Continue reading to find out. You can also read our previous hardware reviews.

The Hardware

Opening the box we are presented with a well-packaged speaker, some quick start guides, and a USB C charging cable for the speaker.

Weight-wise, it doesn’t weigh that much for the size and what it can do too. It comes in at around 2KG, which isn’t that much if you chuck it in your bag. Great for those trips to the beach, or out camping for example.

When you turn the device on you’re presented with quite a charming sound to notify you that the device is powered on. There are also lights on the device that are located under the buttons up on the top.

Soundcore Motion Boom
The buttons, all seven of them.

In total, we have seven buttons to control various functions of our speaker. We have the following buttons. BassUp, Bluetooth pairing, volume up and down, the Soundcore button, power, and the TWS button. We’ll go more into TWS further down.

In addition to the above, we also have an IPX7 rating, which in simple words means you can fully submerge the device in water of a depth of 1 meter or less, for up to 30 minutes. Soundcore has also said that this device floats on water. I can confirm, that it does. The speaker also worked absolutely fine after submerging it in a bath of water. Just make sure you close the rubber gasket/seal on the back of the device to properly protect it from unwanted liquid exposure to the internals.

Design and Functionality

The device looks pretty modern with its sleek curves and speaker grill on the front that shows off the Motion Boom’s pure titanium speaker diaphragms. This helps the Motion Boom produce sound frequencies of up to 40kHz allowing a noticeably higher clarity. Trust me when I say it’s noticeable too. The sound is crystal clear.

The Soundcore Motion Boom also has “BassUp Technology” which is an exclusive technology developed by Soundcore themselves. BassUp allows the Motion Boom to process and analyse lower frequencies in real-time for some real punchy bass. This gives some songs a completely new-sounding life to me. For example, Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits sounds incredible through it. Turn BassUp on, and my god it goes hard. My wife was granny bopping around our kitchen in a heartbeat.

Soundcore Motion Boom
Reminds me of Johnny 5

I mentioned TWS up above. What is this? This is True Wireless Sound. Basically, this allows you to pair up two Soundcore speakers and use them as a bigger pair. So effectively you could have two Soundcore Motion Boom speakers paired together at opposite sides of a room for when you have a party or a get-together. Pretty clever really.

Unfortunately, I only have one Soundcore device, so I could not test this out, however, it sounds very useful. I could personally guarantee that you’d fill a small-ish function room with great quality sound with two of these speakers paired together.

Soundcore states that the battery will last up to 24 hours of playtime. It has an inbuilt 10,000mAh battery, that can also be used as a power bank to charge up your other devices on the go. Of course, you could reverse that theory and use an actual power bank to charge the Motion Boom via the USB C port.

Connection and Software

So this is where the device is a little limited. The only way you can connect to it is via Bluetooth. My old Anker Bluetooth speaker I have has many input connections to it, Bluetooth, 3.5mm, and I also believe USB in.

I was a little disappointed that the Soundcore Motion Boom only has Bluetooth as an input option, however, it’s not the end of the world and makes up for it in other avenues. For the record, the Motion Boom uses Bluetooth 5.0.

Soundcore Motion Boom
The app EQ

You can customise the sound of your Soundcore Motion Boom. You can do this by using the Soundcore app that is available on the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. Inside the app, there are various settings that allow you to change things around such as the EQ of your speaker. Other settings are enabling/disabling voice prompts, upgrading the firmware of your speaker, and more.

Conclusions

My initial thought of me being disappointed in the input being limited to Bluetooth only was alleviated by the quality of this bit of kit. The Soundcore Motion Boom sounds incredible, isn’t too heavy for the size, it’s IPX7 rated, allows you to charge devices using its USB port, and the battery lasts forever. Realistically, what more could you ask of a Bluetooth speaker?

I give the Soundcore Motion Boom a solid 10/10. It really is an incredible bit of kit which I highly recommend.

A sample was kindly provided for us to review this product.

We Score This Game

rating score: 10

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