SOUNDBOKS 2 Review
In a world where music is an integral part of our lives, finding the perfect portable speaker to elevate our listening experience is essential. The SOUNDBOKS 2 has gained immense popularity as a high-performance, rugged, and durable Bluetooth speaker. In this review, we’ll explore the features, sound quality, design, and overall performance of the SOUNDBOKS 2.
SOUNDBOKS 2 Specs
|LF Driver:||2 x 10” drivers with 2 x bass radiators|
|HF Driver:||1” tweeter|
|Power Output:||216W Peak|
|Battery Life:||40 hours|
|Dimensions:||17” x 25.6” x 13”|
What Has Changed From the Original
- Power – The first significant adjustment is a power upgrade. The SOUNDBOKS 2 has three x 72W Class D amps for a combined output of 216W as opposed to the original SOUNDBOKS’s four 42W Class D amps for a combined 168W output.
- Aesthetics – The SOUNDBOKS 2 has a completely black aesthetic as opposed to the original’s silver trim and black grille and enclosure.
- Frequency Response – The internal processing of the SOUNDBOKS 2 has undergone some modifications to reduce the frequency response from 60Hz to 40Hz. This results in a deeper bass sound that your bass heads will undoubtedly enjoy.
- Controls – The SOUNDBOKS 2 now includes an Indoor and Outdoor setting, which we’ll explain later in this article, in place of the bass feature.
- Battery – Similar to the original, the SOUNDBOKS 2 has interchangeable battery packs. The only modification is that the speaker now has a battery level indicator on the side, allowing you to keep track of when batteries need to be changed or the speaker needs to be plugged into an outlet.
Design and Build Quality
The SOUNDBOKS 2 boasts a minimalist yet striking design. It features a rugged, weather-resistant exterior, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures, beach parties, and camping trips. The speaker is protected by a robust aluminum grille, shielding it from potential damage.
One unique aspect of the SOUNDBOKS 2 is its customizable appearance. Users have the option to switch the front grille with different colors, allowing personalization to suit their style. Additionally, the aluminum frame ensures easy transportation and doubles as a roll cage, guarding the speaker against accidental bumps and drops.
Portability and Durability
Despite its larger size, the SOUNDBOKS 2 remains relatively portable. The inclusion of sturdy side handles on the aluminum frame ensures easy carrying, though it may require some effort due to its weight.
As for durability, the SOUNDBOKS 2 is built to withstand harsh environments and extreme weather conditions. It is water-resistant and can endure dust and dirt, making it an excellent choice for those who love to take their music outdoors.
The SOUNDBOKS 2’s simplicity is its best feature. There aren’t many glitzy buttons or features on the speaker. It has an environmental preset selector and volume control that goes up to 11. The bass output could be changed using a switch on the original SOUNDBOKS. Now, SOUNDBOKS has replaced the functionality with Indoor and Outdoor modes and automated the bass feature based on the audio signal it receives.
While the outdoor mode offers better throw and power so you can project more sound over a further distance, the indoor mode makes the speaker sound fuller and richer to adapt to the surrounding environment. If you’ve ever used a speaker outside, you are aware that they typically sound weaker. The speaker can be adjusted in the Outdoor mode to make it sound the same outside as it does inside.
The incredible 40-hour battery life of the SOUNDBOKS 2 is another fantastic feature. Now, it must be acknowledged that using the AUX input and turning the speaker up to 50% volume is the only way to get the 40-hour life. This level is more than adequate in the vast majority of situations. You’ll most likely get close to 10 hours of playback time if you operate the speaker at full power and via Bluetooth. Considering the power this speaker produces, it is still very impressive.
Of course, you can buy more battery packs, and it takes about 4 hours for the battery to fully recharge from a dead state. So you can host a party all weekend long with just two packs. The speaker can also be used while plugged into a power source.
Connectivity and Battery Life
The SOUNDBOKS 2 comes equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, ensuring a stable and seamless connection with your devices. Pairing the speaker with a smartphone or tablet is effortless, and it maintains a reliable connection over considerable distances.
As for battery life, the SOUNDBOKS 2 doesn’t disappoint. Its powerful battery can last up to 40 hours at a moderate volume level, allowing for extended music playback during your outdoor gatherings without worrying about recharging.
If you want music on the go, the SOUNDBOKS 2 is a bit awkward to carry around at 33 lbs. So, the BACKPACK was created by SOUNDBOKS. With straps to keep the SOUNDBOKS 2 comfortably in place, you can carry a SOUNDBOKS 2 on your back with the SOUNDBOKS BACKPACK.
The most critical aspect of any speaker is its sound quality, and the SOUNDBOKS 2 truly shines in this department. Equipped with two 10-inch woofers and one high-frequency driver, the SOUNDBOKS 2 delivers exceptional sound clarity and depth. It can achieve a maximum volume of up to 122 decibels, making it one of the loudest portable speakers available.
The bass response is particularly impressive, with deep, punchy lows that resonate even in outdoor environments. The overall audio balance is well-tuned, ensuring that both high and low frequencies complement each other. Whether you’re listening to your favorite tunes or hosting an outdoor event, the SOUNDBOKS 2 fills the space with immersive sound.
What You Will Recieve
- BATTERYBOKS 2 (battery pack)
- AUX cable
In conclusion, the SOUNDBOKS 2 lives up to its reputation as a powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker. Its exceptional audio performance, coupled with its rugged design, makes it an ideal choice for music enthusiasts and event organizers alike. Although it may be bulkier than other portable speakers, its impressive sound quality and long battery life make it worth the investment. If you’re in search of a high-performance outdoor speaker that can handle any adventure, the SOUNDBOKS 2 is an excellent option.