Product Comparison: JBL GO 2 vs Anker SoundCore Mini 2

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
Go 2
About the product
JBL GO2 is a full-featured waterproof Bluetooth speaker that delivers JBL quality sound wherever you are. Connect your device wirelessly or with your audio cable and play your favourite music or take conferences call with impressive sound quality. Thanks to its Li-ion battery, in 2.5 hours you'll have enough power for 5 hours of music. Whether you are at home, at a pool party, or at the beach, you can be sure your JBL GO2 will deliver great quality sound all day long.
Press ‘Play’ to receive a reminder to never judge a book by its cover. Mini 2 defies its hand-held size and waterproof casing by producing a torrent of deep bass, sublime mids, and brilliant highs that will flood any space with irresistible sound.
Key Specs
Power output
3 W
6 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.2
30 ft.
66 ft.
Battery Life
5 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Small and powerful with a great rounded sound. Very impressed with sound given small size. Highly recommended.
  • Connection with the smartphone works fast & easy. Looking forward to experience the livespan of this thing. Hopefully many years.
  • It charges relatively quick and I’ve never had a connection issue to date.
  • Battery life is really good, even more than what's advertised.
  • I tried to connect it to my phone but it failed to connect. Now suddenly it will turn on and then immediately turn back off again but without making the turning off noise.
Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Excellent battery life. Recommended.
  • It has great sound, a separate volume control button, a long lasting battery.
  • Battery life is great for my needs.
  • Sound and battery life as well as Bluetooth range.
  • The battery life is bit shorter than they have advertised.
Size & Weight
Dark Blue
2.8 in.
3.1 in.
3.38 in.
2.7 in.
1.24 in.
2.7 in.
0.41 lbs.
0.45 lbs.


Anker SoundCore Mini 2

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Amazing sound for it's size, perfect to carry around, fits on my pockets discreetly as I walk around.
  • For its size it has a bass richness you would think was from a much bigger unit.
  • It's a lot smaller then I expected but I am very impressed with the sound quality and how loud it can get considering the size.
  • Great size to pop in your bag, looks fab and the sound quality is excellent.
  • Amazing sound for it’s size, very easy to carry and 100% value for money.
Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The sound quality is great for the compact size. Perfect.
  • It’s loud and very powerful for the tiny size.
  • It's size makes it easy to bring it with me as I move from room to room.
  • Good sound especially for it's small size.
  • You wont believe the sound quality from speakers this size.
Plastic / Metal
Metal / Rubber
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Smartphones / Tablets, PC
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable for charging, Safety sheet, Quick start guide
Micro USB cable
Auto-power off, 3.5 mm audio cable Input
Instant connection, No stereo cable, Unbeatable battery performance, Small but strong
What customers say about "Features"
JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This one is suitable for the bathroom too, so music when showering is now essential.
  • The controls on the unit are very useful when you can't reach your phone, and the waterproofing makes it the best option to play music in the bathroom or at the beach.
  • Battery life is excellent and it’s waterproof so you can take it into the shower!
  • Power button stopped working after about 10 uses, no option to return it or have it replaced.
  • I was slightly disappointed with the lack of JBL connect.
Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • I love that it has a volume control.
  • Fine sound and waterproofing.
  • Great little speaker with good controls.
  • Volume control is finicky. Disappointing.
  • Poor quality control by Anker.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • It’s a great looking unit, robust and well made, great user interface and battery life - colour is awesome too!
  • AUX is a really good way of listening to my music in the car, and not having to rely on dodgy reception of dodgy radio stations.
  • The interface is very convenient and easy to use. In minutes I can increase or decrease the sound without the help of a phone.
  • The port for usb broke after a month of use. Now you have to put on charging for a long time so that the cable charges the speaker.
  • Unfortunately, but this speaker cannot be used as a powerbank.
Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Love the fact that it has an input jack.
  • Having a port for an auxillary connection is very useful at times.
  • I like the AUX port and waterproofness so I'm keeping them.
  • Build quality is very nice. Durable ports here.
  • It feels like a good piece of equipment. Solid charging cable and good AUX connectivity.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
39.95 $

Other reviews