Bose Soundlink Revolve Review

Bose SoundLink Revolve Review

Summary – Bose SoundLink Revolve Review

The Bose SoundLink Revolve is a powerful Bluetooth speaker that delivers deep, clear and immersive sound with a true 360 degree sound coverage. The unique design of the SoundLink Revolve speaker allows instruments and vocals to naturally separate and spread across an immersive soundstage. It is crafted with a sleek aluminium body which is durable and water resistant up to IPX4, and comes with an incredible battery life of up to 12 hours of continuous playtime. The SoundLink Revolve also supports wireless pairing with your mobile devices with voice prompts, and allows you to take calls or access Siri or Google Now from the speaker microphone. You can also pair two speakers together for extra sound and larger sound coverage. If you are looking for portable speaker that can deliver a fully immersive 360 sound experience, the Bose SoundLink Revolve would be an excellent choice.

The Pros. The Bose SoundLink Revolve delivers really crisp 360 degree surround sound coverage. It has a good battery capacity of up to 12 hours of continuous music playtime and charges quickly via the included micro USB cable. It also supports multiple mobile devices via the Bose Connect App.

The Cons. The price of the Bose SoundLink Revolve is definitely on the steeper range. At a similar price category, the JBL Charge 3 or Xtreme would be competitive choices.

Bose Soundlink Revolve Review

Sound Performance

We really enjoyed the sound performance of the Bose SoundLink Revolve. The sound which this speaker produces fills the entire space easily and has depth and good bass response. The 360 design of this speaker allows the sound to separate out evenly with detailed clarity – we were extremely pleased with the rich quality of the sound and impactful bass. The 360 design allowed the music to spread out in all directions, which means that you do not need to orientate these speakers at a certain angle to make them sound good – you could place them in the center of the living room and they would sound just fine. Furthermore, this speaker produces very good highs and detailed midrange which made our music sound natural and smooth. The speaker can go up to maximum volume and play music without any distortion – we got consistent, smooth, clear and crisp sound throughout while streaming music on the SoundLink Revolve. The speaker itself has very good bass response, although we would recommend placing the Bose SoundLink Revolve near the corner of the wall to improve the bass resonance if you require more bass.


The sleek and stylish design of the SoundLink Revolve speaker makes it blend in easily into most modern home settings. The speaker itself feels very high quality and the round aluminium finish gives it a very elegant appearance throughout. The battery life on this speaker is incredible and can last a good 12 hours on a single charge. We also liked the fact that we could connect this speaker up to two mobile devices and the setup was almost instant with the Bose Connect App. The speaker also charges fairly quickly with the included micro USB. The voice prompt functionality was also useful to guide us through the wireless pairing process with our mobile device.

The SoundLink Revolve comes equipped with an auxiliary input in case you need to connect the speaker to other non-wireless sources. The speaker itself is designed for portability and the cylindrical shape of this wireless speaker makes it easy to grab and travel on the go. One great aspect about this speaker is that it is water-resistant which means that you can take it to the pool or the beach without having to worry about splashes of water damaging the circuitry. It is also possible to pair two SoundLink Revolve speakers in party mode through the Bose Connect App to increase the overall sound performance; this is perfect if you need to use this speaker in wide open spaces or for a larger party.

The Verdict?

The SoundLink Revolve is a really powerful Bluetooth speaker which provides a truly immersive 360 degree sound experience with deep and impactful sound. Apart from the stylish and sleek aluminium finish, the speaker itself is designed to be extremely durable and water resistant, allow you to take it virtually anywhere on the go. The battery life is a good 12 hours of continuous playtime on a single charge, and the speaker can be paired with another SoundLink Revolve for twice the music output for larger spaces. It can also connect instantly to your mobile device via the Bose Connect App which also provides firmware updates to enhance the sound performance of the SoundLink Revolve. All factors considered, the Bose SoundLink Revolve is one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can take along with you on the fly for parties or outdoor gatherings and provide really crisp and crystal clear 360 degree sound performance.

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