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The Soundcore Boom 2 Plus is the latest, and most powerful, Bluetooth Speaker from Anker in their Boom range of audio devices and it definitely packs a punch, even though its compact dimensions might make you think otherwise. Below is our full review covering various aspects of the new Boom 2 Plus from Soundcore.

Design & Build Quality

The Soundcore Boom 2 Plus sports a rugged and sleek design, catering to those who want something that not only looks the part but also offers impressive durability. It features slightly textured handle and exterior that enhances grip and provides substantial protection against accidental drops. This model is rated IPX7 for water resistance, making it suitable for outdoor use, even in harsh conditions.

Soundore Boom 2 Plus Review | TheEffect.NetThe speaker’s handle adds to its portability along with the option to connect the included shoulder strap.

The build quality is solid, with well-placed control buttons on the top for easy access. There’s also access to Soundcore’s own ‘PartyCast 2.0’ which, when using other Soundcore ‘PartyCast’ enabled speakers, allows users to connect up to 100 speakers to each other, which is quite the claim but we doubt anyone will actually be able to test this. What is handy though is, if you’re able to connect two of the same ‘PartyCast 2.0’ devices to each other, you’ll create a stereo pair.

Overall, the design and build quality of the Soundcore Boom 2 is solid while also offering a bit of personality, thanks to its illuminating 50w woofers on either end that are sure to turn heads.

Audio Quality

When it comes to audio performance, the Soundcore Boom 2 Plus excels with its powerful and clear sound output. The speaker is equipped with dual 4-inch woofers and two 1-inch tweeters, delivering a balanced and dynamic audio experience.

Soundore Boom 2 Plus Review | TheEffect.NetThe sound profile leans towards a bass-heavy output, thanks to its BassUp 2.0 technology, which intensifies low frequencies for a more immersive listening experience. Despite its focus on bass, the mids and highs remain clear and well-defined, ensuring that vocals and instruments are distinct. The speaker can also get quite loud, making it suitable for larger gatherings without distorting at higher volumes.

Soundcore App Usability & Features

The Soundcore Boom 2 Plus pairs with the Soundcore app, (available on the Play Store and Apple App Store) providing users with additional control and customisation options. The app is user-friendly, with a clean interface that makes navigation straightforward.

 

Within the app, users can adjust the EQ settings to tailor the sound profile to their preferences, along with the option to choose between eight different light modes for the speaker’s light set up. Users can also edit the colours used in each mode, if they’d like. When it comes to the audio editing options, there are preset modes for various genres, or users can create their own custom settings.

Additionally, the app allows for firmware updates, ensuring the speaker remains up-to-date with the latest features and improvements.

Battery Life

Battery life is a crucial aspect for portable speakers, and the Soundcore Boom 2 Plus performs impressively well, given its sound output capabilities. The speaker boasts a battery life of up to 20 hours on a single charge, depending on the volume level and usage. This extended battery life makes it ideal for day-long outdoor activities without the need for frequent recharging.

The speaker charges via a USB-C port, which is a welcome feature for its faster charging capabilities compared to the older micro-USB standard. Additionally, the speaker can function as a power bank, allowing users to charge their devices on the go, adding to its versatility.

Conclusion

The Soundcore Boom 2 Plus is a versatile and durable Bluetooth speaker that stands out for its robust build, impressive sound quality, and user-friendly features.

Its IP67 rating makes it a reliable companion for outdoor adventures, while its powerful audio output and customisable settings cater to various listening preferences. The long battery life ensures continuous playback, and the additional power bank functionality is a convenient bonus.

Overall, the Soundcore Boom 2 Plus offers excellent value for its price, making it a strong contender in the portable Bluetooth speaker market. Whether you’re hosting a party, heading to the beach, or just enjoying music at home, this speaker is designed to deliver a satisfying audio experience in any setting.

Soundore Boom 2 Plus Review | TheEffect.NetSoundcore Boom 2 Plus Pricing & Availability

The Soundcore Boom 2 Plus is available now via Soundcore’s own website or Amazon for €199.99 in three colour options, black, green or blue.

REVIEW: Soundcore Boom 2 Plus Bluetooth Speaker
  • Design & Build Quality
  • Audio Quality
  • Soundcore App Usability & Feaures
  • Battery Life
4.3

Summary

The Soundcore Boom 2 Plus is a versatile and durable Bluetooth speaker that stands out for its robust build, impressive sound quality, and user-friendly features.

John Reilly

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