Since the new CEO, Bose has continuously introduced new products such as QuietComfort Earbuds, Sleepbuds II, and more. Recently, Bose has introduced new versions of two very successful portable Bluetooth speakers – Bose SoundLink Revolve II and Revolve+ II.
Entering the second generation, both the Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker models did not have too many changes in appearance still with the familiar cylindrical design. This is simply a refreshed version, slightly upgraded compared to before.
The Bose Revolve II is the smaller of the two brothers. The battery life of the device is also improved slightly up to 13 hours compared with 12 hours of the first version. Revolve II products will also get improved IP55 dust and water resistance.
The Soundlink Revolve+ II model is a larger wireless Bluetooth speakers with higher volume and more capacity, and better room coverage. The Revolve+ II also gets a slightly larger battery life of up to 17 hours. You can easily distinguish the Revolve+ II from the hurricane-like handle.
Both Bose portable smart speaker models sport a downward-firing full-range transducer and omnidirectional acoustic deflector. This means that both wireless Bluetooth speakers can deliver 360° of audio throughout a room, whether it’s placed dead center or against a wall, reflecting audio to you and your guests.
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Recently, Sony has also introduced the new Sony SRS-RA5000 (REVIEW) wireless portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 Reality Audio Technology. It is a type of analog of theatrical immersive 3D Audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, but does not require complex multichannel systems and is implemented using “virtual speakers”. Music in this format can be listened to with headphones or compact speakers that support it.