You must have heard about Bose’s Audio Equipment. It is one of the leading brands and is well known for producing high-quality audio products like speakers, headphones, and other audio equipment.
Today we’ll compare the two speakers made by this company, SoundLink Mini 2 and SoundLink Flex, and see which one stands out to have amazing features.
Bose SoundLink Mini 2 Vs SoundLink Flex: Comparison Chart
|Particular||SoundLink Mini 2||SoundLink Flex|
|Model name||SoundLink Mini 2||SoundLink Flex|
|Color variants||Black, pearl white||black, blue and white|
|Speaker type||Mobile, tablet, or laptop||Mobile, tablet, or laptop|
|For outer usage||Yes||Yes|
|USB Ports||USB- Type-C||1 USB port|
|Battery life||up to 10 hours||up to 12 hours|
|Compatible with voice assistant||Yes||Yes|
|Item dimensions||2×7.1×2.3 inches||3.56×7.93×2.06 inches|
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SoundLink Mini 2 Vs SoundLink Flex : Detailed Analysis
|Particular||SoundLink Mini 2||SoundLink Flex|
|Price||Rs 16,200||Rs 11,590 (approx)|
Design and Build:
SoundLink Mini 2 is a small Bluetooth speaker but not small enough to carry every day and it’s not going to fit in your pocket. If you have seen the SoundLink Mini then you can relate that both Mini and Mini 2 look almost the same but are not identical. However, SoundLink Mini 2 has a sleek and robust aluminum finish and comes in two color variants, carbon (black) and pearl(white). Control buttons can be found on the top and an auxiliary jack on the side of the speaker. This speaker can be paired with two devices at the same time and can swap between them. It also features a microphone so you can use it as a hands-free speaker when paired with your smartphone.
SoundLink Flex has a compact design so you don’t need much space to store it. It comes in three color variants, black, blue, and white. The speaker is made of silicone back and powdered coated steel grille which is designed to resist discoloration from ultraviolet rays and corrosion from the elements. It has a built-in utility loop so that it can be attached to a carabiner.
A microphone is enabled so you can use it to issue commands via your smartphone and can take calls.
The SoundLink Mini 2’s battery life has improved over the original and is around 10 hours while the original one maxed out at 7 hours. Charging the SoundLink Mini 2 is easier as the charging cradle is included so you can just drop the speaker onto its cradle which gets charged through the contact of the base.
SoundLink Flex comes with a Lithium-Ion battery which has 12 hours of operating time. The battery is charged with a USB-C-type cable. It takes about 4 hours to get fully charged.
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The SoundLink Mini 2 has two speaker arrays and a passive bass radiator which fleshes out the low range. It delivers a smooth and well-textured tone with a decent mid-range. There is not too much bass. The SoundLink doesn’t support aptX (the higher quality codec than the Bluetooth standard SBC). Overall, the Mini 2 delivers good quality sound despite its small size.
SoundLink Flex has immersive sound quality despite its small size. It features PositionIQ that automatically adjusts the output audio based on how it is placed. Therefore you don’t have to worry about its position. It has a custom-engineered transducer that allows the speaker to produce a clear, deep bass. It gives you balanced, crisp, and undistorted audio.
The SoundLink Mini 2 does not feature water resistance while the SoundLink Flex has an IP67 rating which ensures dust and water resistance. It is a pool-safe speaker and therefore the company claims that it’ll float on the surface when dropped into water.
Connectivity in SoundLink Mini 2 is easy as you only need to turn it on and it will connect automatically to the paired device and a voice will let you know if it is paired. It has a 3.5 mm jack input on the side so that anything can be plugged in that doesn’t have Bluetooth. The range of the Bluetooth is 30 meters.
SoundLink Flex features SimpleSync connectivity that can be linked up with any Bose speakers or soundbars and you can even stereo pair with other SoundLink Flex or any other Bose portable speaker. It comes with Bluetooth 4.2 with a range of about 30 feet.
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Customer Reviews And Feedback
SoundLink Mini 2
- An excellent, high quality portable speaker with good sound and bass but not that much loud.
- Pairing with Android tablet and mobile phone is quite easy and compatibility with Google assistant is quite useful.
- Sound Quality is very good for its size and the PositionIQ feature is very impressive and it sounds good no matter its position.
- Good battery life and water resistance makes this speaker very useful.
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SoundLink Mini 2 Vs SoundLink Flex : Quick Result
|Particular||SoundLink Mini 2||SoundLink Flex||Which is better?|
|Design & Build||Sleek and robust aluminum finish with two color variants, black, and pearl(white).||compact design with three color variants, black blue, and white. It is made of silicone back and powdered coated steel grille which resists discoloration from UV light and corrosion from elements.||Both|
|Sound Quality||smooth and well-textured tone with a decent mid-range. There is not too much bdd and doesn’t support aptX||custom engineered transducers produce clear, deep bass, giving you balanced, crisp, and undistorted audio. PositionIQ feature adjusts audio automatically.||SoundLink Flex|
|Battery life||Lithium-Ion battery which lasts up to 10 hours.||Lithium-Ion battery which lasts up to 12 hours and takes 4 hours to charge||SoundLink Flex|
|Water & Dust resistant||Not water resistant||IP67 rated water resistance||SoundLink Flex|
SoundLink Mini 2 Vs SoundLink Flex : Final Verdict
As you can see both the speakers are good in their way. However, SoundLink Flex has some impressive features over SoundLink Mini 2. IP67 rated water resistance makes it more durable while the SoundLink Mini 2 is not waterproof. The PositionIQ feature in Flex is quite impressive as it can automatically adjust output audio regardless of its position. The sound quality is almost the same in both of them.
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