Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon – review

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon


Overall rating



  • Major improvements compared to first edition
  • excellent built quality
  • Impressive sound for tiny size
  • Price/ quality


  • Heavy for its size


Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon is quite similar to the first edition but has undergone major improvements (see bellow).

It is drastically smaller than the first edition. Wireless and ultra compact, it fits in a bag, a backpack or even the pocket of your coat. You can take it everywhere!

It has an excellent built quality and its aluminium design is very well designed.

It’s very easy to set up and comes with accessories such as a USB charger, a wall charger and the ‘cradle‘ or bottom of the speaker.

You can charge it with any USB sources and the speaker ships with a charger that can also be charged via a standard USB chord. It allows you to pair 2 devices at the same time.

There are 2 ways of doing so. You can charge it directly using the plug on the side of it or you can recharge on the cradle by plugin the power supply directly into the cradle.

It charges now via a standard USB cable instead of a propriety AC adapter.

The power supply is a US plug that can fold on itself for easy storage ( 100 -240 V) and can be used about anywhere in the world. (You might need a converter for the plugs).

Besides the carbon coloured model, there is also a ‘Pearl’ colored edit. All accessories fit very well with the new colors.

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii (pearl)

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Big Improvements compared to Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker!

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker first edition was already considered one of the best Bluetooth speakers around but it had some shortcomings.

  • When the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker’s battery rating was up to 7 hours, the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii’s rating is up to 10 hours in full charge. It will recharge in 2 to 3 hours.
  • Some new buttons and functions have been added to usual ones. There are 6 buttons in total and some buttons have a feedback Led that shows you which buttons are pressed.  Besides the power button, volume down and volume up buttons, mute and Bluetooth,  you now have a speaker phone button. The built in speakerphone that lets you take calls out loud.
  • The Voice prompt that talks to you through Bluetooth pairing and connection and it’s is super easy to pair. You can pair up to 8 different devices at the same time.

Sound quality

The sound quality is excellent for its small size!

It truly has an exceptional sound quality throughout the whole frequency spectrum.

Compared to the larger model it has quite similar and comparable sound quality but it has a more defined mid-range and a clear and natural sound. 

It can handle a higher volume and is probably best bass rendering speaker compared to same size speakers.

It has no stereo separation like any type of Bluetooth devices and has the ability to restrain the volume and clipping certain frequencies to avoid distortion.

Tip: You will get the best sound rendering by placing the speaker in a corner of your room. It will increase the sound a make it sound like a much larger speaker!


Weight: 1,5 pounds ( 680 gr.)

Dimensions: 7,1 x 2,3 x 2 inches (18 x 5,8 x 5,1 cm)

Battery: Lithium -ion battery

Power source type: AC and battery

Connectivity technology: Bluetooth/Wireless


It has some limitations on sound quality like the restraining of volume and clipping of certain frequencies. Which might happen with bass heavy music or more complicated music genres.

The sound quality is better though  than some more expensive larger models out there and they made a real effort into improving some shortcomings that the first model had.

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon is definitely one of the best Bluetooth speakers in that price range and a choice you won’t regret.

The pro features are definitely the sound quality for its tiny size and will hardly find any better for that price!


Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon


Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker ii carbon

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