Updated 1 Mar 2018

Bose

SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II

Snapshot: The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II has a battery with above-average runtime. It is light, but can't connect to WiFi.

SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$229

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Test results

Overall score
88
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Sound signal
?/10

Good points

  • Good sound.
  • Excellent ease of use.
  • Very good sound signal.
  • Good battery.
  • Has a 3.5mm line input.
  • Is battery powered.

But

  • Doesn't have a remote control.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Sound (45%): Scored by our panel of expert listeners judging a variety of music, spoken word, and other sounds on each device and scoring them out of 10. These scores are collated to get our overall sound score.

Ease of use (45%): Considers the clarity and accuracy of the manuals supplied and the ease of setting up the speaker, as well as connecting it to a device and sending music to the speaker.

Signal (10%): Tested by looking at several factors, including having the audio source in different positions, using various audio sources, interference, obstruction and degradation.

Price is based on an October 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$229

Audio adjustments

Bass on device
×
Treble on device
×
Tone presets on device
×
Bass on app
×
Treble on app
×
Tone presets on app
×

Specifications

Weight (g)
669
Mains powered
Apple Airplay
×
Lightning cable port
×
Bluetooth
Handsfree phone over Bluetooth
×
Micro USB port
×
Line in (3.5mm)
Built-in FM radio
×
Battery powered
Battery low indicator
Lit battery symbol
Claimed battery life (hours)
10
Battery runtime (mins)
501
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
52x180x58

Features

Controls

On/Standby, Bluetooth Pairing, Volume up, Volume down, Multifunction button Play/Pause/Next track/Previous track/Make a call/Activate voice dial _Siri/Turn off speakerphone and switch to amobile device _in-call/Receive call/Reject call/End call/Mute call/Unmute call/Switch between calls_

Microphone
×
Travel case
×
WiFi capable
×
Ethernet capable
×
Headphone jack
×
Charge external devices via USB
×
Remote control
×
Audio cable included
×
Streaming services supported
n/a
Audio formats supported
n/a
Multi-room capable
No
Can be paired for stereo
n/a

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