How I got the Speakers…
For the last one week I have been at my Uncle’s house for a certain family program. But my Gadget geek sense makes me keep on looking for new gadgets and Technical stuffs around me.
So when I reached here, I got my hands on the JBL Clip 2 bluetooth Waterproof Speaker & JBL Charge 2+ which my Uncle had bought 2 months back.
Here is a review of the JBL Charge 2+.
So here is a hands on Review of the JBL Clip 2 bluetooth Waterproof Speaker.
Waterproof : The device is IPX7 Waterproof, which means along with handling showers of water it can also withstand submerge of upto 1 metre for 30 minutes.
So even if you take it to your bathroom while you have bath you can enjoy the pleasure of music, just hang the Speaker using the built-in Carabiner.
Ultralight & Portable : It is one of the lightest Bluetooth Speaker you can get in the market, with the features of any highly bulky speaker.
Weighs 184 gms less than or equal to average weight of mobile phones in the market.
It is almost the size of your palm or little over more, which makes it portability at its peak, as well as the Built-in Carabiner lets you attach and lock it to anything and anywhere you would want it to be.
Wireless Chaining : The Speakers support Bluetooth 4.2, which is by far the latest supported version of Bluetooth by majority of Mobile phones in the market. Moreover you can connect two Clip 2 Speakers to amplify the sound.
Noise & Echo free Microphone : You can also pick up calls through the Speakers, it has a high quality microphone and can also work as a speakerphone within the connected Bluetooth range.
Aux In Support : You can use its Built-in cable to connect the Speaker to your phone or your PC incase you don’t have any Bluetooth Support.
General Specifications :
Price, Offers & Discounts
|Best Buy USA, UK|
Dimensions (H x W x D)
|141 x 94 x 42 (mm)|
|Music playing time||up to 8 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)|
|Battery charge time|
2.5 hour @ 5V, 0.5A
Lithium-ion polymer (3.7V/730mAh)
120Hz – 20kHz (-6dB)
1 x 3W
|Transducer||1 x 40mm|
Control and Connection Specifications
|Bluetooth transmitter power||0 – 9dBm|
|Bluetooth transmitter frequency range||2.402 – 2.480GHz|
|Bluetooth transmitter modulation||GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK|
Sound Quality :
I used the Wynk Music Player with Audio Quality set to Best HD (320 kbps) and connected it to my Samsung Galaxy J7.
In an average room of around 100 sq fts with among two of my siblings I played few songs while we were playing cards.
The sound was loud enough, everytime anyone among us wanted to speak something he urged to reduce the volume of the Speaker as the person who spoke was not audible(Speakers at its full audio level).
The Bass was impressive for a speaker sized this, without any loss to the audio quality you can enjoy the feel of a mini party for hours.
I suggest you to set the Volume level a bit less than the full which will give a perfect blend of loud sound as well a well mixture of Bass and low notes.
Build Quality :
The Speaker has a rubber Base while the Upper net is perfectly woven nylon String which feels soft and smooth on touch.
The all around look of the Speaker is impressive as well as sturdy and could also withstand drops from around 4 to 5 feets.
In my week long stay, I dropped it a few times from around 4 feets of height. Even after multiple falls on the hard floor surface the speakers were working without any problem.
|What’s in the Box?|
1 x JBL Clip 2
Final Thoughts :
Although the Speaker is adorable and premium in looks, at first glance it seems the speakers might be delicate and fragile until you hold it in your hands. You’ll definetely realise the difference, the speakers are best in build quality with rough and tough frame.
Talking about its audio quality, The speakers are loud considering its size.
As the speakers lack any special Bass Radiators, you can feel the Bassy feel a bit low. I will rate the Bass quality 7/10. All over audio quality of the Speakers is Best considering its clarity and melodious sound giving capability.
According to my Uncle, he has carried the Speakers with him on trekks and Campings, he looked more than satisfied with the Speakers.
Also the Portability of the Speaker is the feature which makes it favorite of mine.
If you are seeking for Bluetooth Speakers within a budget of less than $45-$50,
this will be the best choice of yours.
I would also pinpoint its feature of handling calls.
Best Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for Trekking.
JBL Clip 2
The device comes with a 1 year of limited Warranty.