Here’s another battle between wireless speakers JBL Go vs JBL Clip 2. Both speakers are ideal for people who wants to have a small sized but sounding enough speakers from JBL series. Here’s we will look into the main features of both speakers and we will differentiate them based on their pros and cons. Finally we’ll conclude which wireless Bluetooth speaker is ideal for your use.

JBL Go vs JBL Clip 2 comparison


JBL Clip 2

  • Speakerphone
  • Durable construction
  • Available in 7 colors
  • 3.5 mm Stereo Input
  • Weight: 132 gram
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Integrated 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Built-in Carabiner
  • Wireless Daisy Chain
  • Durable construction
Battery life: 5 hours of play time
Battery life: 8 hours of play time

Now we have seen the basic features of both the speakers. Now its time to review each one, look into the advantages and disadvantages of both speakers. As we know JBL Clip 2 is a more expensive device, we should expect more features from it.


JBL go has a minimalist brick design. There is a metal grill on the front and the whole body is covered by a rubberized plastic. On the other hand, Clip 2 look clean, minimalist and it has a sporty design. The front is covered with a nice textured fabric grill while the back is made of mat finished rubberized plastic.

What makes the JBL Clip 2 super portable? Well it has a built-in carabiner which allows you to hook the speaker on to anything like your bag or a nail hook in your house. The JBL Go has only a loop, where you can attach the string or a carabiner but none of them are included in the box. So the attachment options in the JBL Clip 2 is much more versatile than JBL Go.


Both speakers have limited music control capabilities. This means you can play, pause music and skip a song. You cant jump to the previously played song or forward or backward in a song. If you have 2 Clip 2 you can connect them together to get an amplified sound. This is not possible with JBL Go.

Waterproof protection

Clip 2 has got a IPX7 protection which means it is completely waterproof, can be submerged in to water depth up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. So it is ideal for water sports or to use as a shower speaker. One advantage of JBL Clip 2 is that it floats on the water so that you can rescue it easily in case you accidentally drop it in water.

When it comes to JBL Go, it’s ports are not covered and it does not have any water proofing protection.


Both speakers can be connected via Bluetooth and via aux cable. The JBL Go has a 3.5 mm jack present whereas the JBL Clip 2 has built-in audio cable attached to it on the outside of the speaker.

In terms of Bluetooth range, the outdoor tests have shown a 20 feet connectivity range for Clip 2 while JBL Go allowed to walk way up to 60 feet before the audio cuts off. The Go has actually 3 times more Bluetooth range than Clip 2 . So if you plan to use your Bluetooth speaker far from the source, the Go is definitely a better choice.

Battery Life

In our test, when played songs at 70 % volume we have got the following results

  • 13 hours 10 minutes for JBL Clip 2
  • 5 hours 50 minutes for JBL Go

Repeating the same test on full volume gave:

  • 3 hour 50 minutes for JBL Clip 2
  • 2 hours 30 minutes for JBL Go

So in terms of battery life, Clip 2 is definitely a step forward. It is a common disadvantage that both speakers do not have battery level indicators, so they cant tell you the exact remaining battery level.

Sound quality

The Clip 2 is around 20 percent louder compared to Go otherwise they have a quite similar sound. Mids and highs are nice and clear, but there are some distortions on maximum volume.

Clip 2 has slightly better at low and treble frequencies so it sounds more spacious compared to JBL Go. The base of both speakers are generally weak and deeper low’s are completely missing.


The JBL Go is a small, cheap and decent speaker however it has only basic functionalities. For a price difference around $ 14 / Rs. 1000, Clip 2 provides water protection, a solid metal clip, stronger battery life and slightly better sound. The only disadvantage is the small bluetooth range.

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