Product Comparison: JBL Xtreme vs Bose SoundLink Mini II

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General Specifications
About the product
JBL Xtreme is the portable Bluetooth speaker that effortlessly delivers earth-shaking, stereo sound by incorporating four active transducers and two visible JBL bass radiators. Packing a massive rechargeable 10,000 mAh Li-ion battery that supports up to 15 hours of playtime and dual USB charge out.
The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with deeper lows than you’d expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it’s wireless and ultra-compact, it’s easy to take Bose sound anywhere.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
50 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.1
33 ft.
30 ft.
Battery Life
15 hour(s)
10 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
4 drivers
3 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • This speaker sounds pretty good and has decent volume.
  • Great sound, great volume, great battery life and portable Bluetooth distance is reasonable.
  • Amazing, high powered, room-filling sound.
  • Great power, nice sound. Lasts long - played all day and the battery didn't drain.
  • A marvelous Bluetooth speaker with a great bass sound, powerful and very good for playing in a large room.
Bose SoundLink Mini II Portable Bluetooth Speakers
  • I am very disappointed in the battery life of Bose products. In the 1 1/2 years I have had this Speaker I have taken very good care of it and used it very little. At this point, it will not charge over 50 percent.
  • This is my first BOSE product - I love the sound clarity and battery life.
  • The battery life is awesome. The unit itself cosmetically looks a little dated, but the sound makes it worth it.
  • The Bluetooth connects immediately upon turning on the device. Most take at least a couple seconds, but not the SoundLink.
  • Good battery life - charge level was still 100% after watching the first movie.
Size & Weight
4.96 in.
2 in.
11.14 in.
7.1 in.
4.8 in.
2.3 in.
4.65 lbs.
1.5 lbs.

JBL Xtreme

Bose SoundLink Mini II

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • This has an amazingly powerful sound in relatively compact and transportable form.
  • Very compact. Loud and spill proof! Great speaker.
  • This speaker is awesome, especially for its size.
  • Considering the size, it is amazing how loud this can be without any distortion.
  • The weight while heavy is still portable and holdable in one hand.
Bose SoundLink Mini II Portable Bluetooth Speakers
  • I wanted a well made, good sounding, small portable speaker for the home and I don't think I could have made a better choice.
  • The sound from this small speaker is spectacular. It produces great bass with well balances treble and is made with precision quality- it is surprisingly heavy.
  • I enjoy the excellent battery life, sounds, tones, and volume range from this small speaker.
  • The bass is absolutely astounding from such a small unit.
  • Great little speaker; very big sound for its size. I'm also really surprised by the BT range - much better than the JBL flip I've used in the past.
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Android, TV, MacOS, PC, iOS
Smartphones / Tablets, PC
Hand Strap
Accessories Included
Power adaptor, Strap
Charging cradle, Power adaptor
Speakerphone, Auto-power off, JBL Connect+, Powerbank, JBL Bass Radiator
Built-in speakerphone, allows you to enjoy hands-free calling, Easy pairing, Charges easily
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The sound is amazing, crystal clear with no distortion.
  • It is a very solid and powerful device. Made of great materials.
  • It is covered with a beautiful waterproof material.
  • The quality and clarity of sound is truly brilliant.
  • The strap enables you to carry the speaker around, it’s waterproof so you can take it out in the rain.
Bose SoundLink Mini II Portable Bluetooth Speakers
  • The ability to use it as a speakerphone is a handy feature. Callers have noted that my voice sounds clear. An incoming call can be answered (or refused) with a tap of a button on top of the unit.
  • Just push the button on the speaker and you can speak through it. I can hear others well through it, and they tell me they hear me normally.
  • Connecting is also a breeze, after your initial set up. Its as easy as pushing a button.
  • The action button is a really cool way to let you pause and change tracks without fussing with your phone.
  • I like the multifunction button to pause and skip songs.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 15 hours of playtime and charges devices via dual USB ports.
  • It can charge your phone/devices if you bring your own cable as it has USB ports.
  • Thanks to its 2 USB ports in the back it can be used as a charger for any other devices.
  • Comes with custom charger so you can't charge from a USB charger.
  • The charger and USB ports are slightly less accessible.
Bose SoundLink Mini II Portable Bluetooth Speakers
  • They have also increased the battery life and changed from a proprietary charging connector to a standard mini-USB port.
  • I really appreciate that it can charge through the included proprietary base or through micro-USB.
  • I use it with phone and desktop computer via bluetooth and now have it working via the aux input as sound system for my TV.
  • Everything great except it buzz really loud connecting with aux when nothing is played.
  • The AUX jack, thru which music plays fine, shuts off after 15 minutes.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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