Anker A3143 is a portable speaker Bluetooth that can provide a long hour of high-quality music at an affordable price. It is one of the latest premium speakers from Anker that display new design and upgraded features. Are you thinking of purchasing a unit of this Anker speaker? Check out this speaker Bluetooth review to learn more about this wireless audio device.
Anker Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 A3143
The Anker A3143 Bluetooth speaker has a stylish, curvaceous design. It looks very different from the previous Anker models such as the cube-shaped MP141 Anker speaker. The body is of a plastic material with a fabric covering on the speaker.
Even with the plastic material, it still has a sleek look and looks rather expensive. Behind the fabric mesh curtain, you can subtlely see the two drivers and subwoofers. On top of the speaker unit, there are four control buttons.
The buttons are On/Off button, Volume Up and Down, and a Play button. The manufacturer has done a good job in designing the control layout as it looks clean and intuitive. When you press one of the buttons, it gives a satisfying clicking sound and feels very assuring. The Anker wireless speaker responses very well to your clicks. If you want to turn it on, you can click on the Power button for three seconds.
There is a sound notification to alert you that the power is now on, and ready to play your music. Before you can use it, you will need to charge it for several hours. With a dimension size of 8.3 inches x 2.4 inches x 2.4 inches, the speaker is small enough for you to put it in your backpack. The weight is also light at only 22 ounces.
The music control of Anker A3134 is very smooth and easy. You may use the onboard buttons to control your music playlist. It integrates the tracking and volume functionalities to the two volume Up/Down buttons. If you wish to tune up the volume, you may give the ‘+’ button a quick press. If you are to press and hold it for several seconds, the speaker will automatically play the next track on your playlist. Turning down the volume and going to the previous track are controllable via the ‘-‘ Button. For a more comprehensive volume control, you can also adjust the volume setting on your Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets. Overall, the Anker A3143 speaker Bluetooth is very easy to handle, even for a newbie.
The low price of the speaker might make some of us doubt the quality of the audio output. However, I have to say that the Anker wireless speaker has a surprisingly good quality of stereo sound. Many of the users cannot help but to compare it with another high-end speaker, Bose MiniLink. They share an almost similar shape and a pumping bass sound. I have to agree with them. It might not have the premium, all-metal body, but the bass quality is very much the same. Perhaps, it is due to the powerful 10W speaker (it has two of them!) and the dual subwoofers. The hardware ensures an output of a soaring sound that has a well-balanced highs and lows. The music that you play has a great treble detail and significant voice clarifications. Even at a low volume, the bass is very noticeable. When set at the maximum level, the sound does not distort, and this quality is very rare for such mid-range portable speaker. I can see this speaker being used at an indoor party in your apartment or for an outdoor use, say a picnic in the park. As a summary, for a price below $60, Anker A3143 does not disappoint when it comes to the sound quality!
Bluetooth Pairing and Connection Quality
The speaker Bluetooth makes use of the latest Bluetooth connectivity, which is Bluetooth 4.0. This technology ensures a quick pairing process as well as comprehensive compatibility with many Bluetooth-enabled devices. You can reliably link the speaker with any of your iPhone 5 or 6 smartphones, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, or other Android tablets. For a pairing, you simply need to press the Play button for about five seconds. You will see the LED light flashing as it indicates that the speaker is now in pairing mode. You can then turn on the Bluetooth on your gadget and search for the Anker speaker. Once successfully connected, the speaker will emit a sound notification to indicate that is now connected and ready to play your music. This quick pairing process can finish in a minute! The speaker can remember up to eight previously connected devices, so you can expect it to connect to your smartphone automatically from now on. It is so easy to setup that a beginner will not find it intimidating or frustrating.
As far as the wireless connection is concerned, it is pretty stable. You can put the speaker as far as 33 feet away from your smartphone, and the Bluetooth connectivity will remain intact. The audio streaming stays solid. You should not experience any buffering or interruption in your music playing. Besides than Bluetooth, you can also connect it to other devices by using the Auxiliary port.
One of the main selling points of the Anker portable speaker is the powerful battery life. It takes several hours to charge it to full capacity. Once on a maximum power, the battery can play up to 10 hours of non-stop music. Other speakers with a higher range of price cannot even last as long as this particular Anker speaker! With the long battery duration, you can carry it anywhere with you while doing fun activities outdoor without having to take a break from your music. Charging it is as simple as connecting it to a USB cable!
Anker A3143 Bluetooth speaker offers lots of strong points to the buyers. Followings are some of the advantages of the speaker that I have prepared for you in this speaker Bluetooth review.
- Immersive sound performance with a well-balanced mid and high notes.
- The deep bass output that competes well with any low-end Bose speaker models.
- Long battery hours that is capable of playing up to 200 music tracks nonstop.
- Premium design that looks stylish and expensive.
- High-quality build material that makes it looks solid and reliable.
- An affordable price that goes well below $60.
- Long warranty up to 18 months.
Without a doubt, the manufacturer focuses on delivering the main aspect of the speaker, which is the sound quality. They do not bother to hyping the device up with any additional features. However, since there are many Bluetooth speakers out there that can do something more than just playing music, I cannot help but to expect several additional features. Hence, I have listed the cons of the Anker A3143 as below.
- It does not have any built-in microphone. I cannot pick up any phone calls and do voice command to control the music. If you think having a microphone is mandatory for a speaker, you can consider the smart speaker from Amazon – Amazon Echo.
- There is no battery indicator to alert about the dying battery. It simply goes out of power and stop functioning instantly. It would be nice to be able to charge it earlier before it shutting off out of power.
As a summary, I totally recommend Anker A3143 to any music lovers who do not wish to spend too much for a high-end speaker. This Anker speaker Bluetooth has a comparable stereo sound quality! It stays crisp and clear at all volume level. Plus, the beautiful look and powerful battery will make you fall in love with it even further.
Anker Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 A3143