Anker A3143 Bluetooth Speaker Review – [Pros & Cons]

Anker A3143 review

Anker A3143 Review – Incredible Sound In A Compact Body

Forget annoying cables and switch to wireless convenience with Bluetooth speakers. You will find a number of products on the market that are made to look convincingly good and with an impressively small price tag. But as with any cheap product that gives you the initial satisfaction of having saved you money, you will soon realize that it was a complete waste of money. Cheap Bluetooth speakers may not be durable or even fall apart after just a few uses.

But you can buy some really good quality speakers that are affordable and some of which are even top sellers due to the number of features they pack. You don’t have to work your way through the internet to find such speakers as we have made the task easier for you with our review of the Anker A3143 Bluetooth speakers below.

Anker A3143 Specs and Features

  • An immersive sound experience with an incredible bass
  • Excellent battery life of up to 8 hours
  • Built-in memory for automatic re-connection
  • 18 months manufacturer’s warranty – [ See Full Specs and Features ]

Should You Really Get The Anker A3143?

Anker A3143

Even though all Bluetooth speakers may seem alike, there are really small differences that set each one of them apart. Advanced features like hands-free calling and waterproof exteriors may add to your overall comfort but may be unnecessary if you are only looking at using your Bluetooth speakers indoors most of the time.

Also, if you are budget-conscious, then the Anker A3143 will fit your bill of buying quality speakers that are affordable. Below we tease the features of the A3143 that will help you decide if it is the right one for you.

Sound

Treat yourself to some good sound that is amazing for a speaker under $60. It has dual speakers each of which can produce 10W of sound. It has two tweeters and two sub-woofers that together produce stunning sound.

The tweeters give you nice highs while the passive subwoofers are placed on the back and give you exceptional bass sound which is the best part of these speakers. Equally impressive are the highs and the mids that give you a completely immersive audio experience.

You can enjoy the mids to their maximum quality when you are directly in front of the speakers. The highs also do not get too annoying especially when you blast music to its max volume.

The speakers use MaxBass technology which does a wonderful job of converting low-frequency sounds to high-quality sound. Due to this, there is a 33% increase in the frequency and this is what gives you the much-desired bass sound to the speakers.

If you are wondering if such a compact device will be loud enough, then you are in for a surprise. The A3143 is incredibly loud for its size and can easily fill up a large room and that too with unbelievable clarity and no distortion. You couldn’t ask for more.

Bluetooth 4.0

The Anker A3143  uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology which is very dependable as it gives a good signal strength up to a distance of 33 feet. Pairing is very simple and all you have to do is long press the play button and check for the name of the device on your phone or other Bluetooth sources to begin the pairing process. A confirmatory sound lets you know that the pairing was successful.

But what you absolutely love about the A3143 is the ease with which you can re-connect to a device without going through the pairing process all over again. It has a built-in memory function which lets it automatically re-connect up to recent 8 devices.

Design

The shape of the speakers might vaguely remind you of a rugby ball but one with square ends. The front gives you a nice and serious speaker look with its mesh fabric covering. The casing is made of glossy plastic that gives it a very sophisticated look. The only downside may be that it tends to attract fingerprint marks easily.

On the top are four buttons for all the basic functions such as power on/off button, the play/pause buttons and the volume up and down buttons. There are rubber feet at the bottom to prevent the speakers from moving when you crank up the volume to its maximum or due to external movements.

Controls

The four buttons on the top panel are used to control the music. They give you a nice feedback with a click every time you press them. There is a button each for increasing the volume and decreasing it. When you click the ‘+’ button once or in quick presses consequently it increases the volume to the desired level.

However, you can also long press the same button to play the next track. The same way you can use quick presses of the volume down button to reduce the volume or press and hold it for a couple of seconds to play the previous track. This is a much better set-up of the buttons than having dedicated buttons for moving back and forth between tracks.

This is because once you get used to your speakers you won’t have to look for the buttons every time and you will simply be able to use them by feel. Alternatively, you will also be able to control the volume of the music from your smartphone or tablet.

Connectivity

Don’t worry if you have a device that is not Bluetooth ready. The Anker A3143 comes with an aux 3.5mm port through which you can use an aux cable for wired connectivity with your non-Bluetooth devices.

On the right side of the speakers is the aux jack and a micro USB port that is used for charging the speakers using the micro USB charging cable that comes in the box.

Compact

Be it taking your Bluetooth speaker with you around your home or taking it out for your weekend trips or parties, it’s easy with the Anker A3143. It has a streamlined design and is compact measuring only 8.3 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches. It is also very light weighing only1.4 pounds. You can easily carry it in your bag or backpack when you go out.

Even though the overall design looks as if it is not meant to be portable, you can easily use these speakers anywhere around your house or even on the go. On the whole, the speakers are very sturdy and stable despite its small size.

Long Playtime

A powerful 5200mAh lithium-ion battery is behind these speakers. It can be quite annoying to have to frequently charge your Bluetooth speakers and especially so when you are in the middle of a party.

But you won’t face this problem with the Anker A3143 as the battery when fully charged lasts up to 6 hours of continuous playing when used at. That is roughly equal to about a whopping 125 songs. There is also an LED indicator which will let you know if your speakers have been completely charged.

Compatibility

The Anker A3143 is compatible with a number of devices from iPhones to smartphones to tablets and more. So no matter what type of smartphone you have chances are that the A3143 is compatible with it. You can also pair it with your laptop, compatible smart TVs or Bluetooth-ready desktops making it very versatile.

Easy Set-Up

Setting up your Bluetooth speakers is child’s play even if you are not familiar with Bluetooth devices. All you really need to do is have your speakers sufficiently charged using the micro USB charging cable. Then simply press the play button to pair it with your music source. It doesn’t get easier than this.

Durable

Even though the body of the Anker A3143 is made of plastic it is very durable and long-lasting. Thus it also adds more value to your money in the long run.

Warranty

You can gauge the quality of product using its period of warranty. These quality Bluetooth speakers are backed by an 18-month manufacturer’s warranty for a complete peace of mind.

Pros

  • Excellent bass sound for its size
  • Good volume level for loud listeners and outdoors
  • Inexpensive but quality speakers
  • Long Bluetooth range of up to 33 feet
  • Easy to use design and controls

Cons

  • The buttons may feel a little tacky
  • No call answer button for hands-free phone calls

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Conclusion

The Anker A3143 will be a great addition to your computer table or your music console in your home, though it can easily be moved around inside your home or even be taken with you on the go. Its sleek look despite its plastic body gives it a very premium look that matches the quality of the sound.

It may not have all the bells and whistles of some Bluetooth speakers that come with features like hands-free phone calls, NFC and more. But it does a great job of giving you an incredible sound experience for its price point. It has great customer reviews that speak for its performance and quality. You can also enjoy uninterrupted music for hours together making it a really good buy if you cannot live without your music.


Resources

  1. https://www.anker.com/products/variant/Premium-Bluetooth-Speaker/A3143011
  2. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/bluetooth.htm
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  4. https://www.howtogeek.com/196125/the-htg-guide-to-portable-bluetooth-speakers/
  5. http://pocketnow.com/2013/05/22/bluetooth-4-0-devices
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