Anker Soundcore Infini Mini Soundbar
Product Name: Anker Soundcore Infini Mini Soundbar
Offer price: 75.99
Build and design - 75%
Features and connectivity - 80%
Sound Quality - 65%
Price - 85%
At just 6cm tall and 53cm wide, this is quite small as far as soundbars go, and that’s why I think it is more suited for PC use. This slots under my monitor nicely and the soundbar format means cable clutter is reduced compared to 2.0 or 2.1 speakers.
The official blurb from the Amazon listing states:
Soundcore Infini Mini Space-Saving Cinema Sound.
Amplify Your Audio Infini Mini's dual full-range drivers and bass port enhance your TV's audio to fill cozy bedrooms and compact spaces with huge cinema sound.
Flexible Placement Infini Mini's low profile and compact, 21-inch length ensure it can be placed almost anywhere. Position it discreetly in front of your TV or computer screen, or attach it to the wall using the provided mounts.
Tailor Your Sound Infini Mini's sound modes use a digital signal processor to automatically adjust and optimize sound output. Movie mode strengthens the bass and treble for a more cinematic experience, while music mode offers clear, well-balanced highs, lows, and mids.
Multiple Input Options Use the optical or RCA to 3.5 mm stereo audio cables to connect Infini Mini to your TV to enjoy your favourite shows, movies, and video games. Alternatively, use Bluetooth to wirelessly stream music, podcasts, and more from your mobile device. .
Dual Controls Use the remote to switch between input modes, adjust the volume, select a sound mode and more. For even greater versatility, Infini Mini's built-in buttons also give you direct access to its features.
Design & Set-up
The overall design is basic, it is just a black long speaker, but the overall build quality feels decent enough. You can connect to the speaker using optical, 3.5mm and Bluetooth making it easy to integrate with any set up you may decide to use this on. Bluetooth gives you the flexibility of streaming music from your phone.
At the back of the speaker, there are some mount points that will allow you to mount it to the wall. On the side of the speaker are physical controls for volume, power and to change source.
The speaker also includes a basic but functional remote control, which looks a lot like the one on Amazon Fire TV devices.
Set up is straightforward, you just need to plug it into power, and attach it to your source however you want. Bluetooth pairing is quick and simple.
The speakers I use on a daily basis are the Acoustic Energy Aego M which is a 2.1 set-up and costs around £200 so as you might expect this soundbar cannot compete with them.
For such a small speaker this can produce a surprisingly decent amount of bass, and the EQ settings on the remote will adjust this, with options for music or movies. With the movie mode on they is an obvious increase in the low notes. For heavy bass orientated music the lows can be very prominent and I can feel the bass vibrating my desk.
It can sound a little tinny with some music tracks and this is probably not helped by being on my wooden desk. At higher volumes, you can hear the speakers struggling and they are capable of going quite loud, though I wouldn’t recommend it due to the deterioration in sound quality.
In general, the sound quality is decent for the price you are paying, it works well for PCs and I find it more convenient than a multi-speaker set up.
While it is not quite as impressive as the exceptional Soundcore Flare Plus it is good for the price. It is perfect for a PC or console with a small monitor where you maybe sat quite close to it. There is a decent amount of bass for such a small speaker and this will be good for gaming. However, it does suffer in the mids and highs, especially at high volumes.