JBl Clip 2 Review
The JBL Clip 2 is the updated version of the Clip plus which was one of the best speakers under $50. JBL Clip 2 has a new design with a fantastic build and is also very pocket-friendly. It’s is worth every penny. To know more about the product, let’s have a brief review.
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Build and design
The all-plastic covering and grill have been replaced entirely with new things. The grill of JBL Clip 2 has the fabric covering making it a waterproof design. Even the housing has a smooth rubberized plastic. On the left side, you’ll find volume buttons, as well as a call button. The right side has the power button and Bluetooth pairing button which you need to use while pairing only.
Under a small flap of the JBL Clip, 2 is the micro USB port for charging, and the edges of the speaker are the built-in cable. But the most improved part is the new carabiner clip, it is a small piece of plastic with a hinge. The carabiner can clip to your bag which makes it perfect for hiking. It’s made of metal and feels like as solid as it looks.
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Though the JBL Clip 2 does have a 3.5mm built-in the audio cable, I never used it during testing. The connection isn’t that strong but if it’s clipped to a bag or somewhere nearby one shouldn’t have an issue. One thing that makes it better than any other product is that it connects instantly every time after turning on. After pairing it for the first time, one would not get bothered with Bluetooth settings which is a big plus in it.
Battery life is probably the most important upgrade. With most of the speakers in the market, 5 or 6 hours of battery life is considered average, but JBL claims that the this speakers have 8 hours of constant playback battery life. That extra bump in battery makes CLI 2 JBL speaker way easier to recommend since it’s played almost an entire day. But still, don’t expect more than 4 – 5 hours of playing on maximum volume.
Our expectations when it comes to a speaker which is too small should be curved. Still, these speakers are no doubt impressive. I did most of my testing wirelessly using the audio cable to make sure it works as I expected. Though it is not a great sounding speaker in any frequency range, somehow all together it works. The sounds good enough that you can enjoy your favorite music. I would suggest you don’t expect anything more than that.
If I compare JBL Go VS JBL Clip 2, JBL Clip 2 is an improvement over the JBL Go in every way that matters. There isn’t any reason not to pick up JBL Clip 2 if you’re looking for an inexpensive speaker.