Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker - Review

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Specification

General

Speaker Type
Number Of Channels
Amplification Type

Connectivity

Ethernet Port
USB Port
Aux Input
Bi-amp Inputs
Phono Input
Digital Input
HDMI Input
Headphone Jack
Subwoofer Output
3.5mm Stereo Analog Input
RCA Stereo Analog Input
Optical Digital Input
Coaxial Digital Input
HDMI ARC Input
HDMI eARC Input

Wireless Features

Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Bands

Audio Specs

Power Range
Sensitivity
Impedance
Frequency Range
Crossover Frequencies

Drivers

Tweeter Type
Tweeter Size (inches) 45.08
Midrange Size (inches) 10
Midrange Type 1 Item
Woofer Size (inches) in
Woofer Type 6

Surround Formats

Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Option 1
Dolby Atmos 12
DTS:X

Control

Handheld Remote Yes
Control by app Yes
Amazon Alexa Yes
Google Assistant N/A

Build Material

Enclosure
Finish
Color

Rating System

Ease of Setup
Ease of Use
Visual Appeal
Bass Performance
Build Quality
Where to buy

Details Review

  • Innovative Bose technology packs bold sound into a small, water resistant speaker
  • Built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear conference or personal calls out loud with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.
  • Rugged, with a soft touch silicone exterior that makes it easy to pick up and go
  • Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing so it’s easier than ever or even quick-pair with NFC devices
  • The lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to 8 hours of play time, rechargeable with USB power sources
  • Wireless Bluetooth pairing with voice prompts allows you to easily take calls and access your phone’s virtual assistant — hands free
  • Pair 2 SoundLink speakers together for party mode or stereo mode or use Bose SimpleSync technology to pair with a member of the Bose smart home family to play in sync

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