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JBL Pulse 2


Splashproof portable Bluetooth speaker with interactive light show

$149.95149.95 each $199.95
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Elevate your music experience to another dimension with the JBL Pulse 2, a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers sensational sound with an interactive light show. Bring your music to life with glowing, multi-coloured visuals and transform wherever you are into a party. Take full control of your Pulse 2 light show using JBL Prism color sensor lens. Just point and shoot the lens at the color you want, and watch the Pulse 2 amplify the colors of life. The splashproof design enables the Pulse 2 to light up any stage or show with high-quality stereo sound for up to 10 hours of playtime, thanks to its built-in 6000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. Pulse 2 also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. Customize your light show experience and configure your JBL Connect settings, all at the tip of your fingers with the JBL Connect app.


General Specifications

Support A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
Battery type Lithium-ion polymer (3.7V, 6000mAh)
Output power 2 x 8W
Battery charge time ≤5 hour @ 5V, 2.3A
Music playing time up to 10 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
Transducer size (mm) 2 x 45

Audio Specifications

Signal-to-Noise Ratio >80dB
Frequency Response 85Hz – 20 kHz


Weight (kg) 775g
Dimensions (H x W x D) in (mm) 84.2 x 194.4 x 84.2

Wireless System Specifications

Bluetooth transmitter power 0 – 4dBm
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK, π/4-DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range 2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth version 4.1
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Spec Sheet (EN)

English 4 MB
  • 1 x JBL Pulse 2
  • 1 x USB Adaptor
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
JBL Pulse 2 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 91.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my favorite speaker, here's why! I have been a long time fan of JBL and I bought the JBL Pulse 1 because of the lightshow, and was pleasantly surprised with it! Now we're back again with the JBL Pulse 2!!! It has been a couple months having the JBL Pulse 2 that I've finally decided to write a review (also upon finding the website, which is beautifully crafted). While all things are not perfect, I will tell you why the JBL Pulse 2 is a must buy over every other speaker. The Sound: The sound quality is good! The dual subs on both sides are a definite plus, and it adds a lot more depth to the music being played. The sound is crisp and clear, but for owners of the previous Pulse 1, you'll notice that the highest volume the Pulse 2 reaches is not as loud as the Pulse 1. However, this is compensated with the definite increase in sound quality. Appearance: Let's face it; The Pulse 2 looks EXACTLY like the other JBL products, however, as is signature to the Pulse, it has a lightshow! Before I get into that, the Pulse 2 is bigger than the Pulse 1. The Buttons are more built into the speaker than they are protruding, which is nice! There aren't as many rugged edges on the Pulse 2, however, this sacrifices sideways placement of the Pulse 2, which is a drawback, but not a big one. The charging port now hides away behind a little tab, which is great for protecting the charging port (there was a widely reported issue of the charging port breaking on the Pulse 1, which has been fixed and I have not had problems with on the Pulse 2!). The dual subs on the top and bottom of the speaker are great, but I would NOT place the speaker in sand if you go to the beach. Sand could get into the speaker, and while it has not happened to me since I was wary of it, I would still be cautious. The Lightshow: As I mentioned earlier, the lightshow is the signature feature of the Pulse line. Some things have been added, and some removed. The new JBL lineup comes with a new app, which is great! This app further customizes your lightshow for the Pulse 2 as well. There are a ton of light options to choose from, and some even come with an ambient track (This includes the Rain, Firepit, Fireflies/Night lights), and a lightshow you can draw your own design on (it isn't too distinctive, but it's cool!). The lights however, are not as bright as the Pulse 1 lights. This was a bit of a downer, but the lights are still very nice. Out of the box, the Pulse 2 does not come with the equalizer lightshow. A simple firmware upgrade fixes this, and adds a bit more too! The lightshow is honestly worth the purchase alone as it provides more options than any other JBL speaker and is a very nice attraction. Durability: The speaker is VERY durable now. I have kept it safe from water and sand/dirt and the likes, but the speaker itself is durable. I take my JBL Pulse and I put it in the water bottle holder in my bike, and it hasn't broken after all the shock and shake! The problem with the charging port has been fixed, as I have not had any problems with the port breaking. I will mention that while the speaker does survive shock, it will occasionally disconnect from bluetooth and/or stop playing music from shock and shake. This has been a little troublesome for keeping it consistent on bikerides, but that might just be a me problem. Overall, I would highly recommend the best JBL speaker to date and I hope the JBL Pulse line continues to grow and shine!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy Bought this for my parents over the summer and they loved it! Just picked one up for my husband and we are very happy. We had a jbl that we love but decided to upgrade. Great sound, excellent quality, love the light show!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift my son loves it! Would buy again and recommend to others
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Speaker ! I purchased this for my teenage son who absolutely loves it ! The speaker is loud and clear and the light show is awesome !
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite portable Bluetooth speaker Great sound for the size. Light show is fun. Love it! One wish, a holiday themed light show. Falling drifing snow or red and green tinkle lights.
Date published: 2016-12-12
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I cannot connect my iphone 6+ to pulse2. My phone cannot even recognize the pulse2. This problem is one of the popular problem, I can find a lot of complains here. I use 10.2 ios.

Asked by: koblenz
What you are experiencing is not normal. Try pairing with the speaker again by pressing the Bluetooth button on your speaker and selecting the PULSE 2 on your phone. If this does not resolve the issue, please do a reset by pressing and holding the "Volume +" and "Play/Pause" buttons at the same time for 2-3 seconds. When the device switches itself off, it has been reset. Do the same procedure to re-pair and see if the problem persists. If none of these things work, Please send an e-mail to support.apac@harman.com and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-13

How many jbl bluetooth connect capable speakers can be connected one mobile device

Asked by: steffy_noble
You can connect two speakers at the same time using the JBL CONNECT Feature. The models with this feature that you can connect together are the FLIP 3, BOOST TV, CHARGE 3, XTREME and PULSE 2. As for stereo mode, it is only available if you are using same model speakers and is using the JBL CONNECT Application that is available for download in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-11

How do you change the light show? Manual indicated you it can change like by clapping your hands.

Asked by: NewtoJBL
This is correct. The PULSE 2 has a “Make a Sound” feature that you can activate via the JBL Connect Application. This allows the PULSE 2 to change its light effects when it recognizes a sound, for example, a clap. The JBL Connect App can be downloaded on Android and iOS phones/tablets.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-07

Is there anywhere I can find what the battery level indicator leds mean? I have a single flashing light and it will not change nor will the unit power on. It has been charging for an hour. I have tried multiple cords and power supplies with no change.

Asked by: goodoledn
What you are experiencing is not normal. The PULSE has 5 LED "dots" that indicates the battery level, turning off one at a time as the battery gets depleted. If the unit is charging, one of those "dots" would blink showing battery level and charging status. If the speaker is fully charged, all the LED"dots" would go dark. Since you've already tried different cables and power supplies, please submit a case at jbl.com/contactus and our Customer Service Team will be glad to assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-06

Hi Love the speaker, it sounds great. However, the startup and shutdown sounds are too loud, even when the volume is turned down. Is there a way to disable this feature?

Asked by: Rockhopper
Unfortunately, there is no way to turn the system tone off on the PULSE 2. All our portable speakers have the audible tone when switching from one state to another and cannot be switched off or turned down.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-05
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