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Comparing Bose SoundLink Color II and Bose SoundLink Micro

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  • Innovative Bose technology packs bold sound into a small, water resistant speaker
  • Rugged, with a soft touch silicone exterior that makes it easy to pick up and go
  • Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing so it’s easier than ever or even quick pair with NFC devices
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  • Crisp, balanced sound and unmatched bass for a bluetooth speaker its size, plays loud and clear outdoors for beach days or camping trips
  • Built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear conference or personal calls out loud with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
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In comparison:
Bose SoundLink Color II ranks #53 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 9 / 322
98%
Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.8 Read reviews
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Bose SoundLink Micro ranks #3 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 10 / 322
97%

Expert reviews [11]

81
Total expert reviews: 11
  • Reviews with a score: 7
  • Reviews without a score: 4
Highest score by Gadget Review
92
Average score based on 11 reviews
81
Lowest score by loudersound.com
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [20]

78
Total expert reviews: 20
  • Reviews with a score: 11
  • Reviews without a score: 9
Highest score by Old Time Music
96
Average score based on 20 reviews
78
Lowest score by Expert Reviews
60

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Consumer score distribution.
Bose SoundLink Micro ranks #3 and Bose SoundLink Color II ranks #53

Customers like Bose SoundLink Micro noticeably more

Bose SoundLink Micro, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Bose SoundLink Color II [ 4.8 vs 4.6 ]. In our awesomeness score Bose SoundLink Micro ranks #3 out of 322 and Bose SoundLink Color II ranks #43 out of 322.

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Bose SoundLink Color II is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Bose SoundLink Color II is a more popular bluetooth speaker, based on its 20,000+ reviews. In our popularity score Bose SoundLink Micro ranks #9 out of 322 and Bose SoundLink Color II ranks #8 out of 322.

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Customers who view Bose SoundLink Color II and Micro often consider Beats Pill+, a pricier option with better reviews.
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Beats Pill+ $126
Avg. customer reviews:
4.8 Read reviews
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Beats Pill+ ranks #2 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 39 / 322
89%
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JBL Flip 5 $120
Avg. customer reviews:
4.8 Read reviews
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JBL Flip 5 ranks #6 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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9.8
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 20 / 322
94%
JBL Charge 3 $120
Avg. customer reviews:
4.7 Read reviews
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JBL Charge 3 ranks #9 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 8 / 322
98%
More Popular
JBL Charge 4 $170
Avg. customer reviews:
4.8 Read reviews
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JBL Charge 4 ranks #4 out of 281. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 15 / 322
96%
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Physical Features
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Polar white
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Coral red
Midnight blue
Black
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Weight

1.2 lbs
 

10 oz
 
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Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IPX4 - Splash proof
IPX7 - Immersion up to 1m
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more
No
Yes
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Yes
Yes
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Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
8 hours
6 hours
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
3 hours
4 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
No
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Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
Stereo
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
2
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wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
No
No
Total Output Power Also known as “power handling,” a speaker’s total output power is recorded in wattage. A watt is a measure of electrical power. Thus, higher output means more powerful (or louder) speakers. When deter ... Show more
55 watts
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graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
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2400 to 2480 MHz
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wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
30 ft
33 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
Yes
No
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
No
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
Yes
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
Yes
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
Yes
No
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
No
radio FM Radio
Yes
No
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Additional Features
Additional Features Any other features that make this device unique
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Equipped with intelligent assistant such as Google Assistant & Siri
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
USB charging cable
USB charging cable
Attachments Hook, clip, strap, etc
No
Strap
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Key features
  • Rugged
  • Soft-touch silicone exterior
  • Bluetooth pairing
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 8 hours of play time
  • Rechargeable with USB power sources
  • Built-in mic for speakerphone

Bose SoundLink Color II is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Harman Kardon Allure or UE Boom 2 .

Bose SoundLink Color II was released in 2016. There are a lot of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

Bose SoundLink Color II is $71.10 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($57.99).

Key features
  • Has Siri and Google Voice commands
  • Speakerphone
  • Voice alerts
  • Waterproof rating at IPX7

Bose SoundLink Micro is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Altec Lansing LifeJacket 2 or Alphasonik Phantom .

Bose SoundLink Micro was released in 2017. There are dozens of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

Bose SoundLink Micro is $41.10 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($57.99).

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