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JBL Pulse 2

JBL Pulse 2
alaScore 94

250 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of JBL Pulse 2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and size also get good reviews.

usability, size, design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Pulse 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL Pulse 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of JBL Pulse 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views about the design and price are mixed.

usability, size

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Pulse 2 Portable Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker (Black)JBL Pulse 2 Portable Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker (Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for JBL Pulse 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of JBL Pulse 2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the size.

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Pulse 2 Portable Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)JBL Pulse 2 Portable Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

JBL Pulse 2 review: A great-sounding Bluetooth speaker that really lights up a room

 

JBL has improved both both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

The JBL Pulse 2 is a compact splashproof wireless Bluetooth speaker that delivers strong sound for its size and distinguishes itself with an integrated light show that's far improved from the original model. The built-in rechargeable battery offers 10...

There's no carrying case included.

JBL has improved both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

JBL Pulse 2 review

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The JBL Pulse 2, wrapped in its lightshow jacket, certainly has flare. This added novelty adds a bit of fun to proceedings, but a few lights a fantastic speaker does not make. Could these pulsing LEDs just be a distraction for a poor sound? Find out...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

JBL Pulse 2 review: A great-sounding Bluetooth speaker that really lights up a room

 

JBL has improved both both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

The JBL Pulse 2 is a compact splashproof wireless Bluetooth speaker that delivers strong sound for its size and distinguishes itself with an integrated light show that's far improved from the original model. The built-in rechargeable battery offers 10...

There's no carrying case included.

JBL has improved both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

JBL Pulse 2 (Silver)

 

You press a button on the speaker itself to toggle through 12 different light show options, including fire, rain and fireworks, holding that button down to turn off the LEDs completely. The speaker has a companion app for iOS and Android devices that...

The JBL Pulse 2 is a compact splashproof wireless Bluetooth speaker that delivers strong sound for its size and distinguishes itself with an integrated light show that's far improved from the original model. The built-in rechargeable battery offers 10...

There's no carrying case included.

JBL has improved both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Pulse 2

 

The JBL Pulse 2 separates itself from the crowded portable Bluetooth speaker field with a dazzling LED light show, and it's also capable of a solid audio experience.

Powerful audio performance for the size, with full bass response and solid balance. Intriguing multicolored LED light show reacts to your music's tempo. Splash-proof design. Built-in speakerphone.

Low on accessories. Digital signal processing is not for everyone. Could use more high frequency presence.

The JBL Pulse 2 has strong bass response for its size, and doles out enough crisp high frequency presence to keep things balanced, though some listeners might wish it had a bit more treble. If you're comfortable shopping in this price range, there are...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

JBL Pulse 2 review: A great-sounding Bluetooth speaker that really lights up a room

 

JBL has improved both both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

The JBL Pulse 2 is a compact splashproof wireless Bluetooth speaker that delivers strong sound for its size and distinguishes itself with an integrated light show that's far improved from the original model. The built-in rechargeable battery offers 10...

There's no carrying case included.

JBL has improved both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

JBL Pulse 2 Portable Bluetooth speaker

 

JBL Portable Bluetooth speaker with customized lightshow : HARMAN International recently announced the JBL Pulse 2, a wireless, splash-proof speaker that transforms any space into a party through a captivating light display. The JBL brand offers...

The Pulse 2’s high-quality stereo sound, splash proof design and 10 hours of playtime make it the perfect party companion. The new Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls. Its JBL Connect...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

JBL Pulse 2 Review: A Vibrant, Excellent Sounding Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 

There's no shortage of options for portable Bluetooth speakers these days, and they're available at a number of price points depending on build and sound quality. Some companies are getting creative with extra features, and JBL is no exception. Our JBL...

Great sound and battery life, light show is fun

JBL Prism Color Sensor feature is hit and miss. Light show doesn't seem to really sync to the music

If you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that is well built, splashproof, and great sounding, you'll definitely want to check out the JBL Pulse 2 speaker with its customizable light show — a feature that's sure to generate conversation at...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

JBL Pulse 2 review: A vibrant, excellent sounding portable bBluetooth speaker

 

Our JBL Pulse 2 review takes a look at a portable splashproof Bluetooth speaker which also includes an interactive light show that brings your music to life.

Great sound and battery life, light show is fun.

JBL Prism Color Sensor feature is hit and miss. Light show doesn't seem to really sync to the music.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Smith (tweaktown.com)

JBL Pulse 2 LED Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review

 

With all the lighting options one could hope for, the Pulse 2 LED Bluetooth portable speaker certainly carries the sound quality to suit the JBL name.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:85 - 20000
RMS rated power:16
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Design

Backlight: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Product Type:STEREO
Protection features:Splash proof

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:4.5
Driver Size:4.5
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Hands-free mode: Yes
On/off switch: Yes
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX In: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 2.48
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm
USB charging port: Yes
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):10
Battery recharge time:5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:3.7
Power source type:Battery
USB charging: Yes

Technical Details

USB port:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.4 / 8.42
Height :19.4
Weight:775
Width:8.42