I recently got the Soundcore Flare Mini and LOVE IT! It’s significantly smaller than the Flare+, but still packs that familiar punch we’re use to with these speakers. The sound is loud, crisp, and even in a rainstorm, carries well to fill the space. I brought it to my brother-in-law’s house yesterday to test it out in a woodsy setting. Well, it started to rain right as I was getting ready to take the pictures. I ended up just leaving it playing out in the rain to test it out and see how it handled that scenario. I was very impressed and pleased with the results. The family could hear the music perfectly from about 10-15 feet away and it held the connection with my phone that was inside the house well even during our brief downpour.
What does it do?
The Flare Mini connects via bluetooth to your device to deliver all high-quality audio from it’s powerful little body.
It offers the Bass-Up technology all the time. There’s no turning this setting off. It sounds great as is, so I wouldn’t turn it off anyway.
It has IPX7 waterproofing as well as 360º sound.
Can be paired with another Flare Mini for stereo sound.
Control the light-show with the touch of a button from the top of the speaker.
What does it not do?
There is no compatibility with the Soundcore app.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe there’s any internal microphone, so no phone calls can be made with this.
Cannot customize the equalizer or turn off the Bass-Up.
Overall, SOLID LITTLE DEVICE! I’ve only charged it once when I first got it a week ago and have use it a lot. The lights aren’t that bright, but it does help locate it at night. It sounds really and fills most rooms with quality sound. I’m more impressed with it than I originally thought I’d be too. It’s light, portable, and easy to cary around/pack in a bag.
The price difference isn’t that much between the Mini and the Flare, so I’m not sure I’d choose the Mini over the OG since you will get slightly better audio and app access, which is great for the light show, custom EQ, and activating the Bass-Up tech.
All you Flare owners, which do you have and what do you like about yours?
I have 2 flares and they are some of my favorite speakers. My favorite things would be the battery life and the sound, the battery can surely last a whole day, the sound is what got me the most though. Being a long time Anker user I already knew it would sound good but the bass it reproduced was amazing, it still suprises me to this day.
Interesting! So you basically pair the speakers with some GH devices and then have all those GH devices in a speaker group to play the same audio out of any speaker that’s connected to the GH devices. Very clever!
I have tried using the dual audio feature on my Note 9 and connecting two regular (Flares Bluetooth 4.2) and (2 Flare+'s Bluetooth 5.0) and they were slightly out of sync. I’m assuming they were out of sync because the different Bluetooth protocols and that it would work if you had four of the same speakers. 4 regular Flares or 4 Flare+.
That being said the Flare mini also uses 4.2 so they might be able to be synced perfectly with two regular Flares also BT 4.2
OR two Flare+ BT 5.0 and two Flare S+ BT 5.0 (when the Flare S+ is released.)
If you keep playing with 4 speakers synced, it will eventually normalize and be in sync. You can also adjust the play speed so they will be in sync.
The reason for the delay has nothing to due with bluetooth protocol being different, its an inherent feature of using dual audio. It even states, at least on my phone, that when dual audio is enabled there will be audio lag.