Anker MP141 Review – Best bluetooth speakers on a budget

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Anker MP141 Bluetooth Speaker ReviewThe Anker MP141 bluetooth speakers are as the title of this post states –  The best bluetooth speakers on a budget.  That may sound like an overstatement, but it’s not. If you can point me to a better bluetooth speaker for under the tiny price of $34.99 I will happily retract that statement and issue as sincere apology.  I would even argue that you won’t find better bluetooth speakers for under $70, I’m that confident of their performance.

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Price information last updated on the 25th of March 2016 at 11:00 GMT
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For the price range the Anker MP141's are the best bluetooth speakers you will findSo let’s start with possibly the only negative thing I can say about the Anker MP141 – Its shape.  Let’s face it, this bluetooth speaker is not going to win any awards in a looks department, it’s basically a cube.  With that said, I can no longer think of any other thing that I don’t love about this speaker.

So, what makes the Anker MP141 Bluetooth Speaker so damn good?

20 hours of battery Life off a 2.5 hour charge!

The Anker MP141 has 20 hours of playback off a single charge. To put that into some perspective, the JBL Flip 2 which is a highly rated,  quality bluetooth speaker priced at around $90 has just 5 hours of playback.  Infact you will actually struggle to find a bluetooth speaker in any price range that can last 20 hours off a single charge.  This could be the reason why the Anker MP141 has a bog standard cube shape, I’m guessing that it’s jam packed with battery goodness.

Solid build quality

I’ve had experience testing other Anker devices and have always been surprised by the build quality of their products. The Anker MP141 bluetooth speaker is quite possibly their best build yet.  The body of the speaker has a really nice non-slip texture and it feels amazingly solid.  The top features a metal grille to protect the 4W 2inch Driver and bass port. The underside has a anti-slip pad ideal for placing it on pretty much any surface.

Amazing features rarely seen on low price bluetooth speakers

  1. Bluetooth 4.0 – The latest bluetooth connectivity making this speaker compatible with just about every bluetooth enabled device.
  2. Built in Microphone – Very rare to see a cheap bluetooth speaker with a decent built in microphone to take speaker calls or to use with Skype.  The Anker MP141 actually does a better job with audio quality on a Skype call than my laptops microphone.
  3. Pairing Devices – Really simple and easy to do, the Anker MP141 enters pairing mode when turned on and also remember previously paired devices.
  4. Bluetooth Range –  Exceptionally good range, the product info states 33 feet, I would say it’s closer to 40, far better than many other bluetooth devices I have tested.
  5. Warranty –  Most low end affordable bluetooth speakers will typically come with a standard 1 year warranty.  The Anker MP141 has an impressive 18 months full manufacturers warranty, which speaks volumes about the confidence Anker have in their products.

Sound Quality

A bluetooth speaker that lasts for 20 hours, is built like a tank and has a ton of features is basically worth nothing without a level of sound quality that makes it enjoyable to listen to. The Anker MP141 does not disappoint.  While it won’t cause a stir amongst the secret circles of initiated audiophiles, I think the sound quality holds it’s weight against many other bluetooth speakers I’ve tested.  Some of which have cost  2 or even 3 times more than the Anker MP141.

There are well over 1000 Customer Reviews on Amazon (970 of them are 5 out of 5) and I genuinely struggled to find any negative reference with regards to the quality of sound.

The Price

Wow!.  anyone who can say they are not getting value for money needs to be tested for their sanity!  As Kevin Bacon would say: “It’s a no brainer”

So, if you have been hunting for the best bluetooth speakers within this price range, consider your search over and grab an Anker MP141 before the company wakes up and realises that they should be charging double.

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Price information last updated on the 25th of March 2016 at 11:00 GMT
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

I’ll leave you with this decent unboxing review and sound test of the Anker MP141 bluetooth speaker by a popular youtuber called wwjoshdew

9 COMMENTS

  1. Awesome little bluetooth speaker! I bought 2 for friends for Christmas, they were both amazed by the sound quality

  2. Really impressed with the Anker MP141 bluetooth speaker, I’ve had about 4 or 5 other small portable speakers over the years, this one is one of the cheapest, yet it sounds better and lasts way longer than the rest on battery life.

  3. How does it compare to the JBL Go ?
    Ad how is possible to see when the battery is charged/discharged ?
    Thanks !

  4. Man, this bluetooth speaker is wicked, loud, clear the battery last FOREVER! And it’s bluetooth 4.0 so I get to see the battery level on my iPhone and iPad, not that it ever seems to fall. Think I charged it like a month ago, amazing product.

    • I’m actually using it in my car at the moment, my car radio died on me about a month ago, so I have the Anker bluetooth speaker wedged into my centre compartment blasting out tunes from my phone. It’s loud enough even with the windows down (The Air-con has also died)

    • Hi Terry,

      I seriously can’t fault it, been using it almost daily for the last 6 months, and I barely ever seem to need to recharge the thing. One of the best battery life’s I’ve ever got from a bluetooth speaker, such good value for money.

  5. Yeh it sounds pretty punchy for such a small bluetooth speaker. The reason I like the Anker MP141 over the other portable speakers I have is the battery life. 20 hours is pretty insane for a speaker that small. I took it on a hiking weekend we had it playing at a moderate level for for the 2 evenings in the camp, and it barely touched the battery. Anker have definitely made a quality little speaker.

  6. I agree that this is definitely the best Bluetooth speaker for under $50. Most of my friends do not believe me when I say that the music is playing out of the speaker it sounds amazing.

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