Soundcore Boom 2 Review Floatable Bluetooth Speaker With Grab Handle

Monday, April 15, 2024

Get ready to crank up the volume and take your tunes to the next level with the Soundcore Boom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker! It's the perfect blend of power and convenience, offering immersive sound and rugged durability for all your music escapades. Say hello to your new favorite music buddy, ready to rock your world wherever you roam!

The Soundcore Boom 2 rocks a tough, all-plastic body that's ready for any adventure. Its clever floatable design ensures it stays afloat if it accidentally takes a dive into the water. Plus, boasting an IPX7 waterproof rating, it can handle being submerged up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes—perfect for beach days or outdoor soirĂ©es where rain might crash the party.

With a footprint akin to the  Motion X600 speaker, the Boom 2 is compact and portable, featuring a convenient handle design that lets you tote it around like a chic handbag. Crafted from the same durable plastic, the handle sports grooves underneath for a secure grip, ensuring you can carry it with confidence wherever the beat takes you.

Just below the handle, you'll find physical buttons with built-in LED lights, which are tactile rubbery ones with a satisfying clicky feel. They're neatly leveled, seamlessly integrated into the design for a sleek look that won't catch on anything while you're on the move.

At the front of the Soundcore Boom 2, you'll notice a plastic speaker grille that adds to its sleek design, while the bottom is also crafted from durable plastic, featuring vibrant yellow rubber feet. These not only provide a secure grip but also help to isolate the speaker, preventing unwanted vibrations when placed on a desk or any surface. Taking a peek at the sides of the Boom 2, you'll find rubber passive radiators, each adorned with built-in RGB LED lights that add a cool visual flair to your listening experience. The RGB lights and button lights can be adjusted via the Soundcore app.

Flipping over to the rear, you'll spot a large rubber plug, which safeguards two ports: a USB-A port and a USB-C port, both dedicated to charging the speaker. The USB-A port is especially handy as it supports quick charging and can juice up external devices, effectively transforming the Boom 2 into a convenient power bank on the fly. While the absence of a 3.5mm AUX port might disappoint some, it's worth noting that the USB ports don't support audio either, meaning there's no option for a wired connection with the Soundcore Boom 2.

Sporting an impressive 80W max RMS output, the Soundcore Boom 2 packs a serious punch. With a dynamic setup that includes a 50W racetrack subwoofer and two 15W tweeters, it dishes out robust sound that's perfect for filling a medium-sized room or energizing a cozy outdoor gathering.
Experience the thump of the bass and the clarity of vocals and instruments as they come to life with crisp treble. Thanks to the innovative BassUp™ 2.0 technology, you have the power to fine-tune the bass EQ to suit your personal preferences, ensuring your music hits just the right notes every time. And for those who crave even more control, the built-in EQ within the Soundcore mobile app allows you to further tweak the sound to perfection.

Now, let's talk about that "racetrack subwoofer" feature. Picture this: instead of the usual circular shape, the subwoofer takes on an elongated form, reminiscent of a racetrack. This clever design maximizes surface area within a compact build, resulting in deeper bass tones and richer sound than your typical subwoofer setup. Say goodbye to muddy bass and hello to a truly immersive audio experience with the Soundcore Boom 2.

When it comes to battery life, the Soundcore Boom 2 keeps the party going strong for approximately 18 hours when cranked up to 85% volume and with RGB lights turned off. Recharging is a breeze, taking just 4 hours with a 15W fast charger to get back to full power.

But wait, there's more! With its hefty 4900 mAh rechargeable battery, the Boom 2 pulls double duty as a power bank, ensuring your devices stay juiced up on the move. Now, let's talk about those eye-catching RGB lights. You have full control right at your fingertips or from the comfort of your couch using the Soundcore app. Whether you want to dim the lights, switch them off completely, or cycle through dazzling RGB effects, the choice is yours. With the Soundcore app, customizing your light show has never been easier.

With its Bluetooth 5.3 chipset onboard, the Boom 2 ensures a rock-solid wireless connection, keeping your music streaming smoothly. However, it's worth noting that while the chipset doesn't support multipoint or AAC codec for hi-res audio, it still delivers impressive performance.
But here's where things get really exciting: PartyCast 2.0 support! This means you can link up multiple speakers for an epic audio extravaganza—imagine syncing up to 100+ speakers for a party that's truly next level. With the Boom 2, the possibilities are endless, whether you're hosting a backyard bash or a full-blown fiesta.

Despite its impressive power, the Soundcore Boom 2 is surprisingly lightweight at just 1.6kg—making it a featherweight compared to the Motion Boom Plus speaker, which weighs in at 4.2kg despite sharing the same 80 RMS rating. Thanks to its compact size and grab handle design, the Soundcore Boom 2 is a breeze to carry wherever your adventures take you. Whether you're hitting the trails for a hike or simply kicking back in the backyard, this speaker is your trusty sidekick for immersive sound on the move.

Selling points
  • Impressive sound quality with deep bass and crisp highs
  • Long battery life
  • Power bank mode
  • Durable and IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Floatable design (doesn't sink)
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology
  • PartyCast 2.0 to link multiple speakers
  • Soundcore mobile app support with customizable EQ

Potential deal breakers
  • No AAC codec support
  • No built-in mic for calls
  • No multipoint connectivity
Accessories included are a charger cable. You can buy the Boom 2 from Soundcore and Amazon.

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