JBL Pulse 2
- Prism Color Sensor Lens
- 6000 mAh Battery
- JBL Connect +
- Great Noise Cancellation
- Extra Bass Response
- No Waterproof
- Poor Connectivity
21 x 10.1 x 17 cm
7 Hours approx.
4 Hours approx.
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
JBL Pulse 2 is a second Bluetooth speaker from JBL Pulse series. In case you don’t know, Pulse series is based on impressive LED lights that give a 360-degree effect. The previous model, i.e., Pulse 1, comes with some basic features, but in Pulse 2, several changes take place.
Inside The Box
When you open the box, it contains an instruction book, the power cube, and we also have a USB cable. The cool thing about these guys they’re in like this orange color, which is JBL colors and easy to find compared to the other types of chargers. Also, here we have the speaker itself. All kinds of stuff are placed very neatly, that looks premium.
When you pick up the JBL Pulse 2, you will feel some weight. Let’s talk about design. The build material looks like some hard injected molded plastic looks like it has a built-in like subwoofer.
You can see that move and another subwoofer over there. So they’re basically a push and pull system if you actually can see that.
Push and pull gives you that extra bass response. There is an excellent grill, and you also have the beautiful JBL logo in orange color that looks fantastic at the front. By turning around the speaker, you will find a lot of buttons. There are a total of seven buttons.
A power button, Bluetooth pairing button, pattern changing button, volume up, volume down, JBL Connect, and the last play/pause button. The small five-light indicators are there to indicate the charging. After that, you will find a rubber flap under which two ports are present. One is an audio jack, and another is a charging port. The flap is tight as its IPX5 rated speaker.
Now the unique thing about the speaker is, there’s a little sensor on the back. The sensor picks up colors from the background, so the cool thing is you can get one of those LED lights and have it to switch different colors, and this will actually change the lighting of the speaker’s to match that light.
The speaker is water-resistant, not waterproof. So under normal circumstances, if it’s raining or drizzling, you definitely want to get into a dry spot.
The JBL pulse 2 has a little bit louder sound than pulse 1, which is a significant improvement.
The pulse 2 has a higher power output, and you can hear that difference in its sound.
There is a little bit of better bass performance from pulse two, but the difference is not as big as I was expecting. The most significant improvement for me here is that pulse 2 has less distortion while reproducing lower bass notes. Still, as far as hitting lowest frequency notes, it’s only at a maximum volume that you notice.
The highs on opposed to sounds slightly better if you’re right in front of it, and that’s because both the drivers are pumping right at you. But, as you move away to the back, the power street starts sounding way better.
JBL has claimed 10 Hrs of battery back up, but there are a lot of factors on which its backup depends. In most of the cases, people use its light effect, and full sound as both features are the identity of JBL.
But, if you use the whole sound and LEDs with full intensity, then you probably will not get 10 hours of battery backup. At the medium sound and intensity of lights, you will get 6-7 hours of reserve. The battery of JBL Pulse 2 takes 4 hours to reach full charge from zero to a hundred percent.
So if you are a lover of pulse series, and want to upgrade the speaker from the same series, go for Pulse 4 as pulse 2 has some drawbacks like you can not use it underwater, less durable than Pulse 4, etc.