Planning to buy a HomePod 2 or Sonos Era 300? Then it might pay to wait a very short time. After all, Anker is coming up with a spectacular alternative.
The HomePod 2 and the Sonos Era 300 are two of the best speakers currently on the market. Anker now comes up with a bold alternative that is also considerably cheaper.
Anker as Apple HomePod and Sonos competitor
Anker is obviously not a brand where you immediately think of a quality speaker. For that, you’re more likely to end up with the Sonos Era 100 or the Apple HomePod 2. Yet the brand now wants to join that list with the Soundcore Motion X600.
Still, there is a difference between the Sonos Era 100, new Apple HomePod and the Anker Soundcore Motion X600. Namely, the latter is not a smart speaker. If you don’t necessarily need that feature, then it might be a better alternative for you.
Dis the Soundcore Motion X600
The new Anker Soundcore Motion X600 supports both Spatial Audio and LDAC. Because of the latter, it can transmit three times more data than you’re used to from a regular Bluetooth speaker, and that’s close to CD quality like you’re used to from Sonos Era 100 and the Apple HomePod 2, allowing you to really enjoy music at a high level.
Inside the Anker Soundcore Motion X600 with an output of 50W are two woofers, two tweeters and an upward-firing full-range driver. Through a special algorithm, this should ensure a good audio experience.
Also in green. (Image: Soundcore)
If that’s not enough, you can pair two of the devices together for even more powerful stereo sound. You can easily adjust the nine-band EQ via the Soundcore app.
The beauty of the Anker Soundcore X600 is that it also works wirelessly. On a full charge, it can last up to twelve hours. So you can easily take it anywhere.
Now if you want to enjoy Spatial Audio and take advantage of a technology like LDAC, you normally spend quite a bit of money. For example, the Sonos Era 100 costs 279 euros and an Apple HomePod 2 even 349 euros.
The Anker Soundcore Motion X600 is quite a bit more affordable in that regard. The speaker would normally cost you 199 euros, but people who pre-order it get a 50 euro discount. That means that the device costs only 149 euros. You can choose between gray, green and blue.