Wireless speakers are loved all around the world by the musicophiles and generally outgoing people who love spontaneous lifestyles. You can carry them around in your backpacks without having to worry about plugging it into a power outlet or even a music source. They work with the Bluetooth technology but can also be used like traditional speakers by plugging in the 3.5 mm jack. Portability and Acoustic performance combined are the characteristics one must look for while purchasing wireless headphones. We have done JBL GO vs JBL Clip 2 comparison in the past. Now its time for comparing the big brothers of both models. Frontrunners in the manufacturing of speakers and headsets for over half a century, JBL has made a wide variety of wireless speakers available in the market for sale. Here we compare two of the popular models of the brand, namely the JBL Clip 3 and JBL GO 2, in terms of their design, battery life, and overall comfortability and connectivity aspects.


Battery Life 10 hours. 1000mAh Li-ion BAttery. 5 hours. 730mAh Li-ion Battery
Water Resistance Yes. IPX7 rating Yes. IPX7 rating.
Bluetooth version 4.1 4.1
Voice Prompts and Commands Yes No
Weight 220 grams. 184 grams
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Output Power 3.3 W 3W
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Noise canceling Yes Yes
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The major design features that you should take into account while buying a wireless speaker is its size, portability and in general the overall appearance. Wireless speakers can be carried anywhere from beaches to pool parties. It is necessary for them to be compact as well as comfortable as far as portability is considered. The  JBL Clip 3  and JBL GO 2 both are equipped with a control panel for its operation on the device itself. When the Clip 3version from JBL is weather sealed, the JBL GO 2 is not. This is a huge disadvantage for GO 2 as it restricts its outdoor usage options. The Clip 3 however, is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to weather conditions. Although both speakers have dustproof protection and water resistant features. The GO 2 model comes with IPX7 waterproof housing to protect it from splashes and spills.

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Neither has a remote control feature. The Clip 3 weighs about 220gms whereas the GO 2 weighs about 184 grams. The Clip 3 however as the name suggests can be clipped on anywhere using the built-in carabiner which makes it a perfect travel companion that you can take with you on your travels



Both JBL Clip 3 and Go 2 have active noise canceling or noise reduction features intact. They even have a microphone installed so that you wouldn’t have to disconnect the speaker from your smartphone for attending voice calls. This is a welcome addition to the new range of speakers solving the headache of disconnecting and reconnecting Bluetooth every time a voice call comes in your smartphones.


The Clip 3 is powered by a 1000mAh battery whereas the GO 2 is powered by a 730mAh battery. As we are so used to smartphones having above 4000mAh batteries, this may sound a low power battery. But for wireless speakers, these battery power would be enough. The Clip 3 would take around 3 hours for fully charging its battery whereas the GO 2 would take around 2.5 hours for a single full charge of its battery. The Clip 3 would last almost double the time that of JBL GO 2. JBL Clip 3 can play music at around 80% volume for about 10 hours whereas the GO 2 model gives a mere 5 hours battery back up. The JBL Clip 3 has a battery level indicator whereas the GO 2 model does not. This is also a letdown in the GO 2 model. The auto power off feature is a big plus for both the devices which would save the battery life.
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Both the wireless speaker models from JBL are operated with the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology. Neither has an aux input. However, you can connect a 3.5 mm Audio Jack since the port is available in both the speakers. So you wouldn’t have to worry about the music source not having the Bluetooth feature. It also does not have an option to play music from an SD card as both do not possess an external memory card slot. The JBL Clip 3 version has voice prompts and supports voice commands but the GO 2 does not.


With just a 500 Rs price difference, JBL Clip 3 will cost you around Rs.2500 and JBL GO 2 is now on the market at around 2oooRs.The JBL Clip 3 model is leaps and bounds a better choice for your outgoing lifestyle. With its better battery life and the legendary JBL sound performance, JBL Clip 3 is definitely the winner of the two.

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