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Differences between Anker SoundCore 2 and BoostBasically the comparison of the SoundCore 2 and SoundCore Boost corresponds to the comparison between the JBL Flip 5 and JBL Charge 4, because here too the Boost is the larger model of the SoundCore 2.
Size and weightIn the size we find the first difference between the two speakers. Of course, this also affects the weight of the two devices. The differences in size are not as extreme as with JBL. Also the weight is not as extreme as there.
- Anker SoundCore 2: 5.4 x 16.5 x 4.5 cm - 414 grams
- Anker SoundCore Boost: 7,2 x 20,4 x 6,9 cm - 585 grams
Battery lifeInterestingly enough, the Anker SoundCore 2 beats the Anker SoundCore Boost in battery life. The Boost can only play 12 hours of music. The SoundCore 2 can play up to 24 hours of music.
Reasons for this are the stronger performance of the Anker Boost and the function of the Powerbank.
It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the Anker SoundCore 2. Building the SoundCore Boost takes about 4 hours.
WaterproofBoth Anker Bluetooth speakers are waterproof, but in different standards. The Anker Boost is equipped with IPX5. The SoundCore 2 with IPX7. This means that the SoundCore Boost is protected against water jets from all directions. But it's not really waterproof. The Anke SoundCore 2 is waterproof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. This is also a difference between the SoundCore 1 and the SoundCore 2.
Sound performanceThe SoundCore Boost gives a little more in sound performance. There are 2 x 10 Watt installed. The Anker SoundCore 2 has only 2 x 6 watts on board. So the boost can be a bit louder. However, this also affects the battery life.
Ports and technologyIn principle, both loudspeakers have very similar connections. Both have:
- AUX input (music without Bluetooth, via cable)
- MicroUSB for charging
- Microphone, hands-free
- Bluetooth Version 4.2
Technically, the two speakers are now on the same level. However, there is a difference in the connections. The SoundCore Boost has one more USB port, which can be used as a power bank.
PowerbankA huge difference between the two devices lies in the Powerbank. Like the Charge 4 from JBL, the Anker SoundCore Boost can also be used as a power bank. You can charge any device via a USB port on the speaker. Therefore the device also has a larger battery, which affects the weight.
Which is better?Overall, I recommend the Anker SoundCore 2*. You get a much longer battery life of up to 24 hours. In addition, the SoundCore 2 is waterproof compared to the SoundCore Boost and not only water-repellent. The Anker SoundCore 2 is much more attractive in terms of price*. The SoundCore 2 is also newer than the SoundCore Boost and already the second generation of the SoundCore series.
The only advantages of the Anker SoundCore Boost* are its USB port for use as a power bank and slightly more power in the sound of a total of 20 watts instead of 12 watts.