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Best Portable Speakers 2016: 10 best Bluetooth speakers you can buy

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Bose SoundLink Mini II

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Bose SoundLink Mini II

Originally reviewed by Andrew Williams 29 July 2015

Key features:

  • Charging dock
  • 10-hour battery
  • Aux input
One of the first Bluetooth speakers we always suggest when asked for buying advice is the Bose SoundLink Mini 2. We often struggle with Bose’s prices, but here the £150-170 price makes sense.

You get massive sound for such a small box, down to both Bose’s clever sound processing magic and careful use of passive radiators to back up the two main drivers. It gets you more sophisticated-sounding mids than a lot of cheaper speakers.

It also has a bit of extra hardware you don’t get with most other speakers, a charging dock. Just plonk the SoundLink on it and it starts charging. What’s new in the second-gen version? As well as some little sound tweaks, this version also uses a microUSB charger, the same as most phones. The old version didn't have a universal plug.

Price: £169

Our Score

9/10

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