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Comparing JBL Go 2 and JBL Go 3

Lowest price found: $39.95 Show listings
Newer version available: JBL Go 3 [$39.95]
Lowest price found: $39.95 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
JBL Go 2 ranks #37 out of 328. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 16 / 375
96%
Consumer Score
In comparison:
JBL Go 3 ranks #10 out of 328. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Popularity Score
Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
Critic consensus:
A waterproof, mighty and clean-sounding portable speaker. However, it has a short battery life.
Opinion Breakdown
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Praised for [14 points]
Criticized for [5 points]
No critic consensus added yet for JBL Go 3.
Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [10]

75
Total expert reviews: 10
  • with a score: 7
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by TechRadar
80
Average score based on 10 reviews
75
Lowest score by Gadgets 360
60

Score distribution:

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

Expert reviews [5]

79
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 1
Highest score by day-technology.com
90
Average score based on 5 reviews
79
Lowest score by Rtings.com
63

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Consumer score distribution.
JBL Go 3 ranks #10 and JBL Go 2 ranks #37

Customers like JBL Go 3 somewhat more

JBL Go 3, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than JBL Go 2. In our awesomeness score JBL Go 3 ranks #19 out of 375 and JBL Go 2 ranks #36 out of 375.

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JBL Go 2 is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that JBL Go 2 is a more popular bluetooth speaker, based on its 20,000+ reviews. In our popularity score JBL Go 3 ranks #86 out of 375 and JBL Go 2 ranks #16 out of 375.

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To consider

Customers who view JBL Go 2 and 3 often consider JBL Go 3, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for JBL Go 2 and 3
JBL Go 3 $40
In comparison:
JBL Go 3 ranks #10 out of 328. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Soundcore Flare Mini $37
In comparison:
Soundcore Flare Mini ranks #25 out of 328. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 58 / 375
85%
Cheaper
Tribit XSound Go $37
In comparison:
Tribit XSound Go ranks #77 out of 328. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 23 / 375
94%
Cheaper
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation $40
In comparison:
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation ranks #50 out of 328. It is in the top 10%.
Go to rankings
9.6
Amazing
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 1 / 375
100%
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From Seller:
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • 5 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Speakerphone
  • Audio Cable Input
  • Connectivity Technology: Bluetooth
  • Included Components: Speaker; Micro Usb Cable; Quick Start Guide
  • Wireless Communication Technology: Bluetooth
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  • JBL Pro Sound delivers surprisingly big audio and punchy bass from Go 3’s ultra-compact size.
  • JBL Go 3’s ultra-portable design goes great with the latest styles, and its design make it look as great as it sounds.
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
Wirelessly stream high-quality sound from your smartphone or tablet.
Up to 5 hours of Playtime
Built-in, rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 5 hours of playtime.
Waterproof design
The IPX7 waterproof housing makes GO 2 perfect for worry-free listening by the beach or poolside, or even in it.
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EAN Numbers: 0050036343343, 0050036343367, 0050036343381, 0050036343435, 0050036343442, 0050036343459, 0050036346764, 0050036346771, 0050036354288, 0050036354295, 0050036354301, 0050036354318, 0050036354325, 0050036354332, 0050036354349, 0050036354356, 0050036354363, 0050036354370, 0050036354387, 0050036354394, 4968929039272, 6925281931840, 6925281931857, 6925281931864, 6925281931888, 6925281931895, 6925281931925, 6925281931932, 6925281931949, 6925281932007, 6925281938528, 6925281938535, 6925281938542
UPC Numbers: 050036343343, 050036343367, 050036343381, 050036343435, 050036343442, 050036343459, 050036346764, 050036346771, 050036354288, 050036354295, 050036354301, 050036354318, 050036354325, 050036354332, 050036354349, 050036354356, 050036354363, 050036354370, 050036354387, 050036354394
Model Numbers: JBLGO2BLK, JBLGO2BLKAM, JBLGO2BLU, JBLGO2BLUAM, JBLGO2CHAMPAGNE, JBLGO2CINNAMON, JBLGO2CINNAMONAM, JBLGO2COR, JBLGO2CYAN, JBLGO2CYANAM, JBLGO2GRNAM, JBLGO2GRY, JBLGO2GRYAM, JBLGO2MINTAM, JBLGO2NAVY, JBLGO2NAVYAM, JBLGO2ORGAM, JBLGO2RED, JBLGO2REDAM, JBLGO2YEL, JBLGO2YELAM, K951523, K951528, K951534, K951616, K951617, MAIN-54268
EAN Numbers: 0050036374255
UPC Numbers: 050036374255
Model Numbers: JBLGO3BLKAM
Physical Features
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Weight

6.6 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
IPX7 - Immersion up to 1m
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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
Yes
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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
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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
5 hours
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Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
2.5 hours
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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
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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
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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
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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
3.1 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
180Hz – 20kHz
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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
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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
No
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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
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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
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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
No
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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
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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
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radio FM Radio
No
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Additional Features
Additional Features Any other features that make this device unique
Audio cable input
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Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
1 x Micro USB cable for charging
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JBL Go 2 is a very popular option on the lower 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 Tamproad S37 or OontZ Angle 3 Ultra .

JBL Go 2 was released in 2018. There are quite a few newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

JBL Go 2 is $30.10 cheaper than the average bluetooth speaker ($69.96).

JBL Go 3 is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Tamproad S37 or OontZ Angle 3 Ultra .

JBL Go 3 is $30.10 less expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($69.96).

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