Bose SoundLink Color II vs JBL Charge Essential 2 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's compare the Bose SoundLink Color II and the JBL Charge Essential 2 and take a closer look at the differences. The speaker SoundLink Color II of Bose is from the year 2016. Thus, the device is older than the JBL Charge Essential 2 with the year of publication 2022.
Size and weight
The two devices differ in their dimensions. The smaller a loudspeaker is, the more practical it is in use, of course.
- Bose SoundLink Color II: 5.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.3 cm
- JBL Charge Essential 2: 9.38 cm x 22 cm x 9.6 cm
The battery life is shorter with the Bose SoundLink Color II with up to 8,0 hours than with the JBL Charge Essential 2. There the battery life is up to 20,0 hours. In practice, the specification of the battery life can often be somewhat lower, since the manufacturers specify the maximum possible performance. In comparison the Bose SoundLink Color II with 2,1 hours has a shorter loading time than the JBL Charge Essential 2 with 4,0 hours.
Both speakers are waterproof. The Bose SoundLink Color II is certified with IPX4. With the JBL Charge Essential 2 a IPX7 certification is present.
The JBL Charge Essential 2 can be used as powerbank. With the Powerbank function, other devices can be charged via USB using the speaker. Of course, this is at the expense of the battery life of the speaker.