On top of that, the Mini has a very simple and basic control which is designed to be used with clear labeled buttons like all Bluetooth speakers. There’s a power button when pushed, you’d get a light indicator for that. There’s a mute button and pairing device that will go to pairing mode if it is not paired to anything, and then you have your simple volume buttons.
My Verdict On Bose’s SoundLink Mini
Overall, Bose’s SoundLink Mini has a punchy sound that you don’t expect from such a tiny speaker. The Mini is the better choice over other tiny speakers in the market. It is water-resistant and great for pool use and better suited for outdoor use as well. If you are targeting for a tiny and very sleek wireless speaker with a very good quality sound that you can easily move from room to room, SoundLink Mini has a fantastic sound with high quality construction. It is a much underrated Bluetooth speaker for its tiny feature, but I will definitely recommend the Mini to all my friends. I’d give it a 9 out of 10!
BOSE SOUNDLINK COLOR— A Tiny Portable Speaker with High Sounding Impact That Will Get You Grooving
This is the SoundLink Color, Bose’s lightest and least expensive portable Bluetooth speaker. It comes in multiple colors and Bose’s new style seems to be targeting a younger crowd with a more sleek design on it. Looking at the speaker’s side, you will notice a rubber grip so you can have better grip when you’re holding it. It’s available in red, blue, black, white and mint green. It’s a compact speaker measuring 5.3 inches high, five inches wide and 2.1 inches thick. It’s got a little bit of weight to it, weighing 1.25 pounds. Bose says it’s designed to fit easily into a handbag and even on the palm of your hand, with a carrying case included. As far as features go, it has a basic set up even a child can operate with a pause and play button on top and volume controls. My only concern is that it has no speakerphone capabilities. The speaker remembers 8 devices you’ve paired with it and at the same time pair 2 devices at once, but it can only play 1 sound from a device at a time. It has approximately 8 hours of battery life, which is pretty much decent for a very tiny Bluetooth speaker.
How does it sound?
Bose SoundLink Color plays a lot louder than you think— its small size is deceiving but it has a fairly decent extent of bass. Sound-wise, it is not similar with the SoundLink Mini, but it does charge via USB which is very useful. Bose has done a good job about its sound considering its size, and placing it near a wall will enhance its bass performance. The music is a little bit controlled and rolled off at certain frequencies. It also has a little trouble with more complex music.
My Final Thoughts
Although there are 2 drivers on it and a bass, there is no stereo split-up. In my opinion, if you really want sound quality, you’d be better off with a more expensive sound like Mini. But if you value portability and a bit inexpensive portable speaker, the SoundLink Color is a GOOD CHOICE! I think the majority of people will be awestruck by what it can do, particularly in closed rooms. In general, I would recommend this to you both as a personal gadget or a gift. I’d definitely say yes to SoundLink Color. This is a very high quality speaker and I love the colors! I think Bose did a great job on this, giving you that loud and clear sound that you want. If you are in a tight budget but want a high quality sounding speaker, I’d highly suggest SoundLink Color. I think it is worth what you are paying!