Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon)
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It's the small speaker with the big, big voice. The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you'd expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it's wireless and ultra-compact, it's easy to take Bose sound anywhere. The SoundLink Mini II has a built-in speakerphone, so you can take calls out loud with clear sound. And voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, so connecting to your music is easy. The speaker's lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of unplugged playtime, and it can be conveniently charged from most USB power sources. At home, the included cradle keeps the speaker charged while serving as a home base, so it's always ready to grab and go. The SoundLink Mini II was engineered to stand up to everyday use and be placed almost anywhere. It connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth enabled devices--up to two at a time. The SoundLink Mini II is available in Carbon or Pearl and can be customized with colored accessory covers to fit your unique style. Included: SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II; charging cradle; wall charger; cable.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #285 in Speakers
- Size: Medium
- Color: Carbon
- Brand: Bose
- Model: 725192-1110
- Fabric type: 1%
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 2.00" h x 2.30" w x 7.10" l, 1.47 pounds
- Big sound--with deep bass--for a full-range listening experience
- Wireless and ultra-compact so you can take Bose sound anywhere, Bluetooth Transmission Range Up to 30'
- Built-in speakerphone lets you take calls out loud; Lithium-ion battery plays up to 10 hours on full charge
- Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, so it's super easy
- Kindly check User manual on Product Information for Troubleshooting steps
Most helpful customer reviews
827 of 858 people found the following review helpful.
Better than expected.
By Robert Walden
Based on a stupid amount of research and reviews I purchased the Bose SoundLink Mini II and the JBL Charge 3 for review to replace an aging Monster Clarity Bluetooth speaker I had been using for beaches/pools/vacations. Disclaimer: I have never liked Bose anything. I have always thought their product was overrated junk marketed to less than savvy consumers. After reading multiple reviews from sources I trusted, I landed on the MiniLink II and the JBL Charge 3 as best options for my needs. Outside of my mentioned purchases I informally "reviewed" several other Bluetooth speakers owned by friends. None of them were worthy of mention here.
In summary (and to my surprise): the MiniLink II produced the highest quality audio of any wireless speaker device I have auditioned. It is the unit I kept, and will continue to use. For context, I almost exclusively listen to Spotify on this device, and almost exclusively around the pool. From a music reproduction perspective, nothing I have heard in this price range matches the MiniLink II for wireless sound. It emits truly high-quality audio. However, it is not as loud as the JBL Charge 3. If you are looking for pure volume, the Charge 3 is easily louder. Does this matter? Well, if you are simply looking for something you can hear at a loud pool, the Charge 3 is the better option. It does not have the low-end or fullness of the MiniLink II, nor does it as accurately reproduce audio, but it can attain more audible volumes at large gatherings.
I'm not entirely sure these are the best two devices to compare, but if you are looking for great audio, go with the Bose. If you are looking for loudness, go with the Charge 3.
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139 of 145 people found the following review helpful.
Nicely updated Bluetooth Speaker
By Stuart Goldberg
I bought the original Soundlink Mini about three years ago and have been very happy with it. I used it at home and at my office. In my office, I had to keep it at a low volume but it never sounded muffled and delivered clear and crisp highs and sonorous lows. At home with the volume cranked up, it never failed to deliver. When the updated version came out, I hesitated but the updates made it worth jumping into the newer version. My original unit is now gracing my sister's home.
The ability to use it as a speakerphone is a handy feature. Callers have noted that my voice sounds clear. An incoming call can be answered (or refused) with a tap of a button on top of the unit.
For me, the more noteworthy improvement is in the Bluetooth implementation. This newer unit has the ability to remember up to eight paired devices and actively (and concurrently) be paired with two of them. When you turn it on, the unit announces the battery level and to which two devices it is paired. (The audible prompts can be disabled.) At that point, it will play content from the first device which is outputting audio content. If that device stops and the other device starts playing, the speaker will seamlessly switch to that second device. My device automatically connects to my laptop and smartphone. It remembers my Kindle Fire and, if the laptop is off, will connect to the Kindle. Very clever. Bose has replicated this Bluetooth implementation on their other devices.
They have also increased the battery life and changed from a proprietary charging connector to a standard mini-USB port. All-in-all a worthy update.
907 of 967 people found the following review helpful.
Better than the last in every way!!
- Longer battery life
- Longer Bluetooth range
- Multi-function button for changing songs
- MICRO USB CHARGER!!!
- Speakerphone is worthless
- Voice alerts are gimmicky and generally not useful
- Heavy for a portable speaker
I owned the SoundLink Mini 1 for a year and a half and I loved it. It traveled with me everywhere; India, Dubai, across Europe, Japan, Singapore... There is nothing like coming back to the hotel room after a long day of work and listening to your music in crystal clear quality cranked up loud enough to annoy your neighbors...beautiful. Long story short everything that was wrong with the SLM 1 (this wasn't a long list, granted) is fixed in the SLM 2. The improvements in order of importance: Micro USB charging port replaced customer charger, multi function button now allows for song switching and pausing from the speaker, Longer bluetooth range means much less cutting in and out, better battery life (I haven't tested on a long trip yet) means less charging, voice prompt tells you batter life in 10% increments rather than the cryptic Green/Yellow/Red LED. All in all this is an improvement on the best portable bluetooth speaker out there.
For those who've never tried either, what you can expect: Amazing sound quality even at high volumes, great sound output, a substantial (read: heavy) build quality, beautiful exterior, rock-solid functionality (connecting to a phone is fast and simple) and the list continues. Basically, if you're in the market for something that will last you a long time and you put some value on sound quality this is the speaker for you. Don't get the old one, get this one.
No product is perfect as you can read above, this is a heavy speaker, even carrying a backpack with other stuff, you will notice the extra weight. The speaker phone does not work, not sure if it's because I have the soft case on it, but when I tested it, no-one could hear me on the other side, although I could hear the other people on the line just fine. Also, every time you turn it on it is obliged to tell you which device it is connected to and what the battery level is, when all I really want is to listen to my music. It would be better if their was a query button that you could press when you wanted this information. All these problems amount to very little, though as it preforms its core function so well, the sound is so beautiful and clear and to add to that I don't have to bring an extra charger with me. I would make this purchase any day of the week.
Also for those wondering, the same cases fit this as the SLM 1, so if you already have a case you don't need to buy another. Check out my pics to see how close in size these two are. The new one is the lighter color.