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Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

Hi All, 

 

Is there any difference of

Bose soundlink mini

Bose soundlink mini 2

Bose soundlink mini 2 special edition 

 

Cause previously I used to have a sound link mini, but it's faulty and I got a new soundlink mini 2 special edition. But the base sound so much weaker then the soundlink mini. 

 

 

 

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Author Accepted Answer selected by Cirala

Hello Cirala, 

 

Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the Bose Community Forums. 

 

That's a great question, I would love to answer it!

 

Bose SoundLink Mini

  • Battery Life: 7 hours at a typical volume and 3 hours at max volume.
  • Input Connections: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo and micro-B USB (for updates only).
  • Bluetooth 3rd Party Device Compatibility: The 3rd party device must support A2DP.
  • Bluetooth previously paired device memory: 6 devices.

 

Bose SoundLink Mini II

  • Bluetooth Device Memory: Remembers the 8 most recently paired devices.
  • Battery Life:10 hours at the typical listening volume.
  • GSM (cell phone) shielding: Yes.
  • Input Connections: 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo and micro USB-B.

Bose SoundLink Mini II special edition 

  • Battery Life: 12 hours at the typical listening volume.
  • GSM (cell phone) shielding: Yes.
  • Input Connections: 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo and USB-C, although USB connection is for charging and updates only
  • Bluetooth Device Memory: Remembers the 8 most recently paired devices.

In regards to the bass issue you are having, can I please take a few details so that we can look into this further? 

  1. What device are you connected to? 
  2. What source are you using for your music e.g. Spotify, YouTube etc?
  3. How are you connected to your speaker? 

I very much look forward to hearing back from you. 

 

Kind Regards, 

Vicky W - Community Support 

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

Author Accepted Answer selected by Cirala

Hello Cirala, 

 

Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the Bose Community Forums. 

 

That's a great question, I would love to answer it!

 

Bose SoundLink Mini

  • Battery Life: 7 hours at a typical volume and 3 hours at max volume.
  • Input Connections: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo and micro-B USB (for updates only).
  • Bluetooth 3rd Party Device Compatibility: The 3rd party device must support A2DP.
  • Bluetooth previously paired device memory: 6 devices.

 

Bose SoundLink Mini II

  • Bluetooth Device Memory: Remembers the 8 most recently paired devices.
  • Battery Life:10 hours at the typical listening volume.
  • GSM (cell phone) shielding: Yes.
  • Input Connections: 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo and micro USB-B.

Bose SoundLink Mini II special edition 

  • Battery Life: 12 hours at the typical listening volume.
  • GSM (cell phone) shielding: Yes.
  • Input Connections: 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo and USB-C, although USB connection is for charging and updates only
  • Bluetooth Device Memory: Remembers the 8 most recently paired devices.

In regards to the bass issue you are having, can I please take a few details so that we can look into this further? 

  1. What device are you connected to? 
  2. What source are you using for your music e.g. Spotify, YouTube etc?
  3. How are you connected to your speaker? 

I very much look forward to hearing back from you. 

 

Kind Regards, 

Vicky W - Community Support 

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New to the community? Check out our Community Guidelines and How to use the Bose Community for helpful hints on getting started.

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

Dear Vicky

 

  1. What device are you connected to? 

- Huawei P30 Pro

- IPhone 11

- OPPO R15

 

  1. What source are you using for your music e.g. Spotify, YouTube etc?

- I've tried Spotify, MP3 and YouTube the sound the same

 

  1. How are you connected to your speaker?

- Bluetooth

 

 

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

Hi Cirala,

 

Thank you for coming back to us and confirming this information!

 

I would recommend in this case, to make sure you are running the most recent firmware version for your SoundLink Mini II Special Edition. You can do this by heading over to the LINK HERE on your PC or laptop and following the onscreen instructions!

 

Let me know how you get on!

 

Kindest,

 

Jessie O 

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

Hi Jessie,

 

I've done the update and the sound is still as flat as before unlike the previous soundlink i had..  : (

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

Hello Cirala,

 

Sorry that the update has not improved the quality for you. Has the environment you're using the speaker in changed?

You can relocate the system to increase bass. Sound characteristics change depending on the location and environment of the sound source. Moving the system closer to a wall or corner, or placing it on or near hard surfaces, increases bass response. You can also adjust the bass on some sources (certainly Spotify) and on some devices. 

 

Are you able to test the speaker using the AUX input? Does the quality sound the same?

 

I look forward to hearing back from you.

 

Warm regards,

Charlotte G 

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

To whom this may concern, 

 

I am having the exact issues as aforementioned. I recently bought my Bose minisound link II special edition and it's extremely quiet. I have updated it using the bose installed software. The sound quality is low both on my iphone and mac, on several platforms (youtube, Spotify, apple music & tidal). 

 

I wanted to know if you had any other suggestions for sorting this out, as the decided factor in choosing bose was the sound volume and quality.

 

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Re: Bose soundlink mini II (special edition)

@DerekE, sorry to hear that the sound quality of your speaker is not what you expected. Thanks for trying the troubleshooting in this thread. Have you tried connecting the speaker via AUX at all to see if this improves the sound quality? Also, @Charlotte_G's post about where to position the speaker is great too! 

 

Let me know how you get on. 

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