Hi all, after reviewing two of the best Bluetooth speakers – JBL Charge 2 plus and JBL Flip 2, here we are again with another review on one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers – JBL Pulse 2. Let check it out!
Until a few years ago, our expectations for a portable wireless speaker have been described as a tiny, small speaker with 30-pin docking ports and whatever other features we can manage to squeeze in.
With many innovations leading to the production of portable speakers by high-end audio engineering, it’s possible to expect more these days from portable Bluetooth speakers just as we have imagined.
Portable Bluetooth speakers are in the categories of gadgets that we expect high standards from. For most, it’s the love of having quality mobile gadgets while for others the sound is the ultimate reason why a portable wireless speaker should be bought.
However, for whatever reason you choose to buy a wireless portable speaker, you might want to consider those that are not very commonly offered but still have features generally new to us.
You’ll most likely have noticed that the options on the market are near limitless and deciding on which one to go with can be difficult if you’re looking to own you’re a quality portable Bluetooth speaker.
The JBL Pulse 2 fits the descriptions explained above and is good value for your money. Points to support this claim are explained below in details.
1. Features & Specifications
The specifications and designs of the JBP JBL Pulse 2 are major upgrades to the previous version. Being that, your expectations should not be less than perfect.
The JBL Pulse 2 is a 1.7 lbs splash proof speaker with a cylindrical design that houses drivers and a LED system with the splash proof grille. It also has passive bass radiators located at the top and bottom of the speaker panels.
The JBL Pulse 2 has its control panel in a position that keeps the splashproof grille from wrapping totally around the speaker. The control panel features a light sensor, power button, Bluetooth pairing button, connect mode button, light show mode, volume up/down buttons and a play/Pause button. Just beneath the controls, there’s a compartment where you’ll find the 3.5mm AUX port and a USB charging port.
The JBL Pulse 2 has 64 LED lights that flash in an in any pre-programmed sequence of your choice putting music streaming with this portable speaker into another level. With various potential patterns, the LED show is a well-executed gimmick that oft times appear to be in-sync with the beat of the audio.
It has a built-in Prism lens that mirrors the color closest to it when you press the light button, although there needs to be a very bright lighting around for the sensor to work. Most importantly, you can turn off the LED light show when you do not need them.
The JBL Pulse 2 has a very powerful Bluetooth connectivity technology that makes a connection to your Android, Microsoft or iOS devices very smooth, flawless and easy. It allows for connection of up to three devices simultaneously and features a very effective option for switching source music in between devices.
Apart from the Bluetooth capability of this speaker, you can also connect your mobile smartphones to the speaker using the NFC function or via the 3.5mm AUX Jack available on the speaker.
The JBL Pulse 2 speaker has the capability of being linked or connected wirelessly to another JBL Pulse 2, to play music from your smartphone all with the help of the free JBL connect app that can be downloaded from the iOS app store and the Google play store.
The JBL Pulse 2 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that projects audio in such way that not many other speakers in its range can produce, be it indoors, a small gathering in a room or even a get-together where energized loud music will be played.
The JBL Pulse 2 produces a thumping bass relative to its size and even at the highest level, it produces little or no distortion. It has two high-performance drivers, a built-in bass port. It’s passive radiators aren’t as powerful as a sub-woofer, but they make it possible for the speaker to produce excellent sub-bass without sacrificing the quality of the overall sound produced.
The bass from this speaker is quite intense at moderate listening levels and there’s no distortion experienced at very high volume. However, the bass frequencies are limited by the digital signal processing that kicks in.
The JBL Pulse 2 comes with a 6000-mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 10 hours of uninterrupted playback time (after full charge) for your listening pleasure.
2. Alternatives of JBL Pulse 2
The JBL Pulse 2 performs well on so many fronts and separates itself from other portable Bluetooth speakers with its LED light show but nonetheless can still be compared to a few other speakers in the same range.
The JBL Pulse 2 performs beyond expectations with its good quality sound and other features that come with it. Overall, if what you need is a portable Bluetooth speaker that produces great bass with LED lights that can set the tone for a great music experience, then the JBL Pulse 2 is the speaker you need.
Also, if you want to look through more Bluetooth speakers before making a decision, then here is a guide of the best Bluetooth speakers for 2017. Take a look!