I just got my SL Mini 2 today. I have huge expectations for this little beast. Mainly coz I owned a Bose SL Mini 1st generation. And I loved it so much. I regard the Bose Mini range very very highly. It’s the best portable speakers that I have. And I compare that with my other speakers, such as Bose Soundlink 3, Bose Soundlink Color and Moto Republic X-Sol. At any time, my Bose SL Mini comes up top.
Yes, it’s amazing to hear that Bose SL Mini 1st Gen beats even it’s bigger brother, the Bose Soundlink 3. The Mini 1 is THAT good. It’s got clarity both on the high and low notes. But I do have my complaints about Mini 1.
Often, when traveling, I sigh at the fact that I have to bring along its own charger. I wished that I could just charge it with my phone charger. And just because of that, when Bose came out with Bose Soundlink Color, which charges with a typical mini-USB phone charger, I grabbed it.
Even though the SL Color is way below compared to the Mini, I took it wherever I go, just because it’s easier to charge.
So, enter Mini 2 and just with the mere fact that it now can be charged with a phone charger, I grabbed it without even reading reviews. Why? Coz the Mini 1 is so damn good. I don’t think I need anyone else telling me how it would sound like.
As soon as I got the Mini 2, I linked it with my phone and, wow. It sounds just as good. Probably slightly better. Maybe. Whatever it is… it sounds awesome.
I took the black version. It’s really solid to hold. The black is beautiful. But I somehow missed the metal look on the Mini 1. If I could change anything, I’d probably would want my Mini 2 to be grey just like the Mini 1. I think it looks better.
The charging port is located at the back of the docking station. Which is better compared to Mini 1, which had it’s port at the side. But the headphone jack on the docking station is missing on Mini 2. But no biggie here.
There’s no more AUX button. Rather, there’s a weird button with 3 little dots. I don’t really know what it does. So far, I only pressed it once, when it prompted me to select my language. After that on, I only use the Bluetooth button.
Seriously, if you are a huge music fan, loves quality sound that are portable, the Mini 1 or 2 hits the bullseye. Hands down. Don’t think that the more expensive range of Soundlink means better sound quality. I made that mistake, and was very disappointed to hear that my Mini 1 sounds better than my more expensive Soundlink 3. Try it first.
But, Mini 1 or 2…. it doesn’t matter. Both are good. And even unreal, to think of something so small, sounding so delicious.