Product Comparison: Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 vs JBL Charge 2+


General Specifications
Brand
Ultimate Ears
JBL
Model
Boom 2
Charge 2+
Origin
China
China
About the product
UE BOOM 2 is the 360-degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Everywhere you go.
The renewed JBL Charge 2+ is an ultra-powerful, ultra-big-battery portable Bluetooth speaker with high-quality stereo sound. Revamped with fresh styles and a splashproof design, the Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplify the excitement with JBL Bass Radiators.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
15 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth version 4.0
Bluetooth 3.0
Range
100 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
15 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • I use it on my computer, when I camp, when I go literally anywhere. Even with constant use I’ve got about two to three days use.
  • The audio quality is great, it gets nice and loud, never have any issues with a seamless bluetooth connection, and I really like the graphic design of the speaker grille.
  • The best feature about this speaker is the endless battery life. It seems like I almost never charge it and it has 100 ft Bluetooth connectivity.
  • The product itself is great, but there are some firmware bugs. For example, it cannot connect to two devices simultaneously as advertised.
  • It will disconnect one device to connect to another one. Also, the tap control to pause and skip songs is not the best.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This is an excellent speaker. I went for this version rather than the newer Charge 3 as I read this one to be better, and the reviews weren’t wrong.
  • Crystal clear sound and enough bass for anyone’s needs. I’ve noticed some speakers aren’t loud enough, especially when using outside however this speaker certainly isn’t the case.
  • Battery is also very good and I only charge it once a week at most. Anyone looking for a decent Bluetooth speaker, definitely pick this one. You won’t be disappointed.
  • The JBL charge delivers brilliant sound from top end and has a nice round bass/low end.
  • Battery life doesn't last as long as it used to when new, but that's with anything brand new.
Size & Weight
Color
Black (also available in 6 colors)
Black
Height
7.1 in.
3.1 in.
Width
2.6 in.
7.3 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
3.1 in.
Weight
1.2 lbs.
1.32 lbs.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

JBL Charge 2+

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • It's not too big and not too heavy making it very portable.
  • It’s amazing to carry into different rooms at home and it’s perfect for anytime. It's size fits any design and home interior.
  • A very convenient speaker, you can easily take with you on trips.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use.
  • As for me it is big and uncomfortable and it requires a lot of space in the bag.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • That's what you need !!! Not too big, not too small. Sounds really good, looks nice.
  • The speaker is convenient to use in almost any place - as an acoustics for a laptop, outdoors, when riding a bicycle
  • The model fits perfectly in the hand and allows you to transport it in any bag or backpack.
  • I like that it can fit on my bike instead of a bottle.
  • A heavy speaker in order to take with you to nature, it is better to buy more smaller speaker than that.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Plastic / Metal
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
Splashproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Micro USB cable, 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
Extras
Pair up to 8 Bluetooth ® enabled devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time., 360° Sound, connect 150+ speakers
Can connect a maximum of 3 devices, JBL Bass Radiator
What customers say about "Features"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • However, the 360 sound is great, and it is really loud. Even at low volume the sound is clear and the bass is strong.
  • Very impressed with the amount of sound that comes from this speaker.
  • It also is Alexa compatible. Apparently, it is supposed to work with Siri and Google Assistant but I haven't figured out how to make either of those work yet. Very happy with this speaker.
  • I've had it plugged into the wall, playing music and the UE Boom app on my phone shows the battery is charging. I really like that I can turn the speaker on and off remotely with the app.
  • I just hope they update the firmware soon and maybe add actual buttons instead of unreliable tap controls.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The design is made of a nice soft-touch plastic and a metal “grill”.
  • The lower part is rubberized for better fixation on the surface. Large woofers are placed on the sides to give surround bass.
  • The speaker is cool, I bought it 2.5 years ago, it still works perfectly with everyday hours of use.
  • This speaker has amazing sound for its size but it has a BIG weakness. It's battery!
  • This speaker used to have a 12 hour battery life and after just 2.5 years it only lasts barely 2 hours before it's flat.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
No
Yes
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • Third one and I love it this is an amazing product that can handle any situation. Highly recommending these.
  • Overall very impressed by how easy the functions are, the quality of the sound, the size of the speaker, and the design.
  • Great interface is very simple and beautiful. There is nothing superfluous.
  • It's a shame that it can not be used as powerbank. This function would be needed.
  • Usb connector broke after a month of use. Charging may fall from the connector.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The JBL Charge 2 is a well-designed, durable portable Bluetooth speaker that features excellent battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices.
  • It also has built-in speakerphone capabilities, plays loudly for its size, and offers relatively strong bass.
  • I really liked the powerbank function because you can always recharge the phone from the speaker.
  • Bought this speaker two years ago and the charger cable has also bugged out.
  • The speaker distorts with certain material, particularly with bass-heavy tracks and more complicated songs.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.99 $
99.95 $


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