Product Comparison: Klipsch KMC 1 vs JBL Charge 2+


General Specifications
Brand
Klipsch
JBL
Model
KMC 1
Charge 2+
Origin
China
China
About the product
The Klipsch Music Center KMC 1 system is the ultimate portable music speaker. Its small size lets you take it just about anywhere, while its “front row center” sound will astonish you with its impact and clarity. Easy music streaming from any Bluetooth® wireless technology equipped smartphone, music device or computer with the added benefit of answering, conversing, terminating or even ignoring phone calls from that same smartphone, automatically pausing your music in the process.
The renewed JBL Charge 2+ is an ultra-powerful, ultra-big-battery portable Bluetooth speaker with high-quality stereo sound. Revamped with fresh styles and a splashproof design, the Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplify the excitement with JBL Bass Radiators.
Key Specs
Power output
40 W
15 W
Connection Type
Easy music streaming from any Bluetooth® wireless technology equipped smartphone, music device or computer
Bluetooth 3.0
Range
30 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
16 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This is an excellent speaker. I went for this version rather than the newer Charge 3 as I read this one to be better, and the reviews weren’t wrong.
  • Crystal clear sound and enough bass for anyone’s needs. I’ve noticed some speakers aren’t loud enough, especially when using outside however this speaker certainly isn’t the case.
  • Battery is also very good and I only charge it once a week at most. Anyone looking for a decent Bluetooth speaker, definitely pick this one. You won’t be disappointed.
  • The JBL charge delivers brilliant sound from top end and has a nice round bass/low end.
  • Battery life doesn't last as long as it used to when new, but that's with anything brand new.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.3 in.
3.1 in.
Width
10.2 in.
7.3 in.
Depth
3.4 in.
3.1 in.
Weight
3.6 lbs.
1.32 lbs.

Klipsch KMC 1

JBL Charge 2+

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • That's what you need !!! Not too big, not too small. Sounds really good, looks nice.
  • The speaker is convenient to use in almost any place - as an acoustics for a laptop, outdoors, when riding a bicycle
  • The model fits perfectly in the hand and allows you to transport it in any bag or backpack.
  • I like that it can fit on my bike instead of a bottle.
  • A heavy speaker in order to take with you to nature, it is better to buy more smaller speaker than that.
Features
Controls
Touch control
Buttons
Material
Plastic
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
September 25, 2013
Lithium-ion polymer
Extras
Up to eight different Bluetooth devices can be stored in the memory of a KMC 1.
Can connect a maximum of 3 devices, JBL Bass Radiator
Supported Systems
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Hand Strap
No
Protection
Splashproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable, 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
What customers say about "Features"
 
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The design is made of a nice soft-touch plastic and a metal “grill”.
  • The lower part is rubberized for better fixation on the surface. Large woofers are placed on the sides to give surround bass.
  • The speaker is cool, I bought it 2.5 years ago, it still works perfectly with everyday hours of use.
  • This speaker has amazing sound for its size but it has a BIG weakness. It's battery!
  • This speaker used to have a 12 hour battery life and after just 2.5 years it only lasts barely 2 hours before it's flat.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
USB
Yes
Yes
NFC
Yes
No
Ethernet Port
No
Micro USB
Yes
Lightning Port
No
Card Slot
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
 
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The JBL Charge 2 is a well-designed, durable portable Bluetooth speaker that features excellent battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices.
  • It also has built-in speakerphone capabilities, plays loudly for its size, and offers relatively strong bass.
  • I really liked the powerbank function because you can always recharge the phone from the speaker.
  • Bought this speaker two years ago and the charger cable has also bugged out.
  • The speaker distorts with certain material, particularly with bass-heavy tracks and more complicated songs.
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.95 $
Closed
Site of manufacturer
4.4
Newegg
4
Number Of Sound Channels
2
Product manuals
http://images.klipsch.com/KMC_1_-_Manual_(EN)_-_WEB_635429304087370000.pdf
Number of speakers
2
Reviews
Amazon
4.4
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE

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