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JBL Clip 2

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Black)

26 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Overview

Our take on the JBL Clip 2

The original JBL Clip was a Crutchfield customer favorite and we think the Clip 2 will be, too. It has all the great features of the original Clip — lightweight, durable, great sound — and it's completely waterproof. So the Clip 2 is ideal for outdoor listening whether you're seaside, on the slopes, or just hanging by the pool. And with an extended battery life of 8 hours, the Clip 2 lets you make a day of it.

JBL Clip 2

Yes, the Clip 2 is totally waterproof.

Get wet and wild

The original JBL Clip was a Crutchfield customer favorite and we think the Clip 2 will be, too. It has all the great features of the original Clip — lightweight, durable, great sound — and it's completely waterproof. So the Clip 2 is ideal for outdoor listening whether you're seaside, on the slopes, or just hanging by the pool. And with an extended battery life of 8 hours, the Clip 2 lets you make a day of it.

Designed for travel

Integrated into the body of the Clip 2 is a sturdy carabiner clip. Just hook it on your backpack, bag, or belt and set out for adventure. You can wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The Clip 2 also has a built-in stereo mini cable to plug into your device's headphone jack. The cable reels into the speaker's back panel when not in use, so you don't have to keep track of a separate cord.

Built-in speakerphone

If you get a call while you're listening to music on your phone, you can hit the play button to talk hands-free. The Clip 2 has a built-in microphone so both you and your caller will enjoy a clear conversation.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth streams music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible device
  • integrated carabiner-style clip
  • IXP7 waterproof rubberized casing
  • internal microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • attached 10.5" cable with 3.5mm mini connector to plug into portable devices
  • built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 8 hours
  • USB Type-A-to-USB mini charging cable included
  • 3-5/8"W x 5-1/2"H x 1-11/16"D
  • weight: 6.5 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker (attached 14" stereo minijack cable)
  • Caribiner clip (installed)
  • 12" microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Card

I purchased this as a gift for a friend to pair with his phone. After three months he is still saying "Thank you" and letting me know that he uses it all the time, including in the shower, garage, driving, etc.

Petey, Alaska

Reviews

JBL Clip 2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(26 Reviews)

Works as advertised

Petey from Alaska on 3/14/2018

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I purchased this as a gift for a friend to pair with his phone. After three months he is still saying "Thank you" and letting me know that he uses it all the time, including in the shower, garage, driving, etc.

Pros: Weather resistant, sounds good, still going strong

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Has its used

Jason from Prosper, TX on 2/16/2018

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This is a handy little speaker for the "on the go" types who don't always want to be plugged in with earbuds, headphones, etc. controls are easy, clip is durable to leave attached to backpack, etc. The con for me is the sound quality compared to my UE Boom I take on long trips. Speaker seems to rattle under an increase in volume above 50%. Best use is speakerphone or when a little more volume than phone speakers is required.

Pros: Size Durable clip

Cons: Sound quality

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Anonymous from Cedar Grove, NJ on 10/1/2017

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Not Bad

Anonymous from Lebanon, TN on 9/19/2017

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Still better than just the speaker on a cell phone. The short cord and shorter than hoped battery life are my only real complaint. I'm not used to having to treat it like a cell phone that needs to be recharged between uses. The bass sound gets lost in wide open and noisy areas, but still better than a cell phone speaker.

Pros: Decent sound in smaller spaces. Cost is reasonable.

Cons: 7-8 hrs battery life. Bass sound gets drowned out in louder areas more open areas. Charging cord is too short.

Amazing

Jonathan from Louisville, KY on 7/20/2017

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It's amazing and it's some of the best money I've ever spent

Pros: Great battery life and amazing sound quality

Cons: The charging cord is short

Okay

Ahmed from South Amboy, NJ on 7/7/2017

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Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

JBL Clip 2 portable bluetooth speaker

Gregory from Long Island City, NY on 6/19/2017

Bring it to your Maine camp or your Florida cottage. Play Peggy Lee or Nat Cole on Spotify. Good for vocals, poor for rock. Don't play Metz or Shellac. Pro: good for vacay. Con: when you move to Maine, you won't need it. You will build your own system then.

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Great sound for the size.

RM from North Las Vegas, NV on 6/18/2017

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Love this little thing. Packs good sound for the size.

Pros: Good sound.

Cons: None.

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John from Lafayette, LA on 5/28/2017

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Great sound for on the go.

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Great little one!

Rick from Kensington, MD on 5/5/2017

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Excelente sound quality for the size, very good battery life between charges, great design with well positioned soft to the touch rubberized switches easy to command with one hand! Loved the strong "carabiner" style clip! Bottom line: great deal!

Pros: Everything just well made and perfect!

Cons: None

Great for Listening While Biking

Bill from Brooklyn, NY on 4/23/2017

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Nice Bluetooth speaker! Love using it while biking. Allows me to listen to music while still hearing all the important street noises. Earphones would block out the important street sounds, and are illegal here. But this speaker still lets me listen to music on my ride safely. Doesn't have much bass, but don't really want to sound like a ghetto blaster while riding!

Pros: Nice sound, adequate volume.

Cons: Limited Bass.

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Scott from Seattle, WA on 4/18/2017

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I travel weekly and use this in my room. Small and easy to pack with great sound and long battery life. Produces more volume than I could ever use in a hotel room. I couldn't ask for more.

Pros: Sound quality and size

Cons: Non yet! (1 month in)

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Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 4/3/2017

It won't stay on charge for 6 hours 5 minutes or less it turns itself off over and over. Now I know why there was lot refurbished ones. They aren't any good.

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Derek from Reading, MA on 4/2/2017

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This little speaker rocks! Connects very easily to all of our iPhones and has a very good range for Bluetooth. The attached clip is a bonus. Big sound for a little speaker. Great for the beach to listen to some streaming music.

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Anonymous from Wallkill, NY on 3/19/2017

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I just wanted a light speaker for my iPad. Easy to connect and sounds good for its size

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Highly Recommended

Mark from Bronx, NY on 2/26/2017

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Easy to use. Easy to carry - attaches to my bag, my belt, whatever. Great sound. Very loud. Highly recommended.

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Lightweight with a great sound

Doug from Berlin, NJ on 2/19/2017

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Light and powerful. Sound is great for being so small

Pros: Light and easy to store

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Fairmont,mn on 2/13/2017

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Excellent product. The sound is very very clear at both low and high volume. Very handy to take with you. Would not hesitate to buy another one!

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Anonymous from Osceola MO on 1/6/2017

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Great sound from such a small speaker - great colors too! Very portable - clip is a plus.

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Good little speaker

Anonymous from St Louis, MO on 1/1/2017

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Great sound from such a small speaker - great colors too! Very portable - clip is a plus.

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Anonymous from Cincinnatus, NY on 12/27/2016

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I wish I could exchange my JBL Clip 2 for a better product, but I cant find my receipt. 1. Instructions too faint + not detailed 2.Are there online instr? 3. Disappointed item dropped $10 right after I bought iy

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Crutchfield response on 12/28/2016 Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Tony from Warren, PA on 12/27/2016

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Got this as a gift for my wife. The sound is good, especially for it's size. She loves the portability and the light weight. It took no time at all to connect thru Bluetooth.

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Anonymous from Augusta, KS on 12/26/2016

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Good sound, easy to use.

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Great value portable speaker

Scott from Acton, MA on 9/29/2016

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Fantastic speaker for the price... plenty of volume and a fair amount of low end considering its size. No issues so far with battery life... looking forward to picking up a second one to try out the pairing option.

Pros: Good value Plenty of volume Decent battery life

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HayesH from St. John , VI on 8/28/2016

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I love this little Bluetooth unit. Out performs it size for sure. I'd like to get another one and daisey chain link them. Thanks again Crutchfield

Pros: Small, light and sounds great

Cons: Non that I have found

JBL Click 2 bumps!!

Loso from Providence, RI on 8/9/2016

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Kind of hard to find an issue with this, because so far it has surpassed my expectations. Have it clipped in the shower and it's an awesome addition to getting ready in the morning. Had family over and let the kids use it for the basement. We could hear the music from upstairs. Definitely has great output. Have only charged it once since it got delivered & I use it every morning. Really happy about this purchase.

Pros: -Good sound -Battery life -Water resistant -aux cable available too -can pick up calls using the phone button -remembers your device, connects once you turn on the JBL Clip 2

Cons: -short cord for charging -not strong on the bass side (I listen to hip hop) but volume is still loud

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Features and Specs

Features
Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

Product Research

Features

Bluetooth 3.0 The JBL Clip 2 is a self-powered Bluetooth (v.4.1) portable speaker that is ideal for your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth certified devices. The JBL Clip 2 supports Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP 1.3/AVRCP 1.6) and Bluetooth hands-free communication (HFP 1.6/HSP 1.2), as well as a simple pairing procedure.

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: The JBL Clip 2 portable speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or other device. You'll be able to control Play & Pause functions from the speaker. You will need to continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information.
  • Hands-Free Communication: The JBL Clip 2 has a built-in, noise-free & echo-free microphone so you can use it as a hands-free speaker phone. Use the Clip 2 to answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or with Facetime. A long press of the call-answer button will activate the voice command feature of your smartphone (if applicable). You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
  • Simple Secure Pairing: A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Clip 2 speaker. Once paired, the JBL Clip 2 will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JBL Clip 2.

Full-Range Driver: The JBL Clip 2 houses a single 1.5" full-range driver with powered by a built-in 3W amplifier. It has a frequency range of 120Hz to 20kHz (-6dB) and signal-to-noise ratio of 80dB.

Wireless Daisy Chain: You can also wirelessly connect two Clip 2 speakers together via Bluetooth to enjoy amplified sound.

IPX7 Waterproof: The JBL Clip 2 features a rugged, rubber housing and is covered with durable waterproof fabric. The JBL Clip 2 carries an IPX7 waterproof rating and can even be submerged in water (up to 1m for up to 30 minutes).

Note: To ensure that the JBL Clip 2 is waterproof, please remove all cable connections and tightly close the cap; exposing the JBL Clip 2 to liquids without doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker. And do not expose the JBL Clip 2 to water while charging, as doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker or power source.

Built-in Carabiner: The JBL Clip 2 is lightweight, rugged, and comes with a built-in carabiner letting you hook it easily to whatever clothes you're wearing or backpack you're shouldering.

Integrated Aux Cable: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the JBL Clip 2 features an integrated 14" Aux cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker has a built-in Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery (3.7V/730mAh) that provides up to 8 hours of playback time. You can easily recharge the battery using the included USB cable and a free USB port on your computer or 3rd party AC/USB adapter (sold separately). Charging time is approximately 2.5 hours.

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Why did you buy this?

Portable and on sale [ MARIA C  Apr 05, 2018 ]
Looks easy to leave attached to backpack as travel extensively. [ Jason  Jan 20, 2018 ]
Small size, carabiner clip, portability, durability, good reviews, brand reputation, and trusted Crutchfield service and support. [ Rebekah  Oct 14, 2017 ]
Nice portable speakers. Produce a lot of sound and can be Daisy chained with other JBL Clips [ Jody  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Read other customer reviews who rated it as a great product [ Jared  Sep 12, 2017 ]
I have one and just took it to the beach. It was awesome to use it for listening to music on my phone. The bluetooth feature works great. My daughter is headed to the beach over the Labor Day weekend and thought she would enjoy having one (and I'm not letting her borrow mine!) [ J  Aug 28, 2017 ]
Very good sound for such a small speaker.. Can easily be clipped to a strap on anything-backpack, golf bag, belt loop etc. [ James  Feb 05, 2017 ]
waterproof [ VIJAY  Dec 27, 2016 ]
I love JBL's products, first and foremost. I have JBL speakers in my cars, JBL headphones, and as my hands free speaking tool as I drive. My daughter loves the sound from JBL speakers and wanted this clip for Christmas. [ A  Dec 22, 2016 ]
This is a birthday gift for my teenage niece. She goes to boarding school in the U.K. so I needed something waterproof, portable, and with a bit of flash from her American Uncle. [ Robert  Dec 18, 2016 ]
I just wanted a nice gift for someone to enjoy music on the run without having some bulky piece of electronics to keep track of. [ Steven  Dec 11, 2016 ]
Easy process, good pricing [ Rafael  Feb 17, 2018 ]
Price point, portability, size, reviews, brand [ Tony  Aug 09, 2017 ]
Size, great reviews, cost. [ Derek  Mar 06, 2017 ]
My 12 year-old nephew didn't have one. ;) :) [ LORI  Feb 06, 2017 ]
Pice an reviews [ JOSHUA  Dec 17, 2016 ]
Heard about how good your product is from my friends ,and decided to try one for myself. [ Norma  Mar 03, 2018 ]
For travel to use with my smart phone. [ BRYAN  Jun 19, 2017 ]
Size and jbl brand. I have two extremes I purchased from crutchfield and one of them had problems holding a charge. Jbl was great with their warranty on the product. [ KEITH  May 31, 2017 ]
I purchased two of these. My husband uses his in his car without Bluetooth capability for receiveing phone calls. He is very hard of hearing and it works great for him! Definitely a worthwhile solution and purchase. [ Cynthia  May 28, 2017 ]
I really enjoyed listening to a friend's JBL speaker, so I decided to get myself one. [ Christa  Jan 07, 2017 ]
Chose this for my son. He wanted something portable to take to the "rocks" at the river and use around the pool at home. It is small and waterproof. Camping and hiking will be other great times to use this little guy. [ Beth  Dec 16, 2016 ]
It's small and more portable than other speakers and the price is reasonable. [ Jesus  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Gift for a friend to use at the pool. [ Kenny  Dec 13, 2016 ]
quality brand, color options and price [ EDWARD J  Dec 02, 2016 ]
Good product quality. [ JOSE O  Nov 26, 2016 ]
quality, price and the positive reviews. [ Mitchell  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I needed a portable Bluetooth speaker. [ MICHAEL S  Oct 13, 2016 ]
Wireless Bluetooth speaker with good reviews was a plus. Belt clip makes it perfect for use while at work. JBL reputation. Price was right. [ Mark  Oct 11, 2016 ]
Ease of use and convenience for when I sit outside or have a party. [ DAVID  Aug 09, 2016 ]
First off JBL has always had excellent products, and I wanted a BT speaker that could be used while busy in a variety of areas and this clip does the job. [ Shawn  Dec 21, 2017 ]
Waterproof. JBL reputation. Carabiner clip. Small and portable. [ Kimberly  Jul 18, 2017 ]
My husband and I both wanted a smaller Bluetooth speaker and we love the quality and sound of the the JBL FLip 3 and the JBL Charge 2 so we were willing to try this. [ Cynthia  Feb 19, 2017 ]
For my wife to use in the shower and when working in the yard. [ THOMAS J  Nov 25, 2016 ]
This is a birthday gift for my millennial daughter. I'm sure she needs nonstop music, even while in the shower. [ Mario  Sep 01, 2016 ]
THIS IS MY SECOND ONE I PURCHASED NICE PRODUCT [ Tracey  Aug 12, 2016 ]
Its for a 50th birthday gift and believe the person is going to love the small size and ability to take it to the pool/beach. [ MICHAEL T  Apr 26, 2017 ]
Combination of size, portability and sound [ Anthony  Dec 13, 2016 ]
The color matches our daughters bathroom, it is waterproof and she loves music and to sing. [ KYLE  Dec 08, 2016 ]

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