Best Buy Review by Milio
I dealt with JBL products since the speakers in my car had to get upgraded to meet my level of audio. The Pulse 2 is pretty big in size and a bit heavy like comparing the weight to a candle in a jar. When I first purchased it the unit played music for at least 5 hours with the led lights on (w/o would've lasted an hour and a half more). You can't put the unit horizontal, because the speaker itself is where the led lights are so it'll sound muffled hence why it should be propped vertically even if a subwoofer gets covered. For a full charge it can take an hour to an hour and a half after the speakers been completely used up. The Pulse 2 can last with the led lights on up to seven to seven and a half hours. Without the led lights it can be eight and a half to nine hours. The led lights are neat from fireflies, traffic lights, rain drops, and even a campfire flame. A couple come with ambient sounds according to the setting. (campfire sounds for the flame, ocean sounds for the waves setting, etc.) Each one you can customize the setting for each from low, medium, and high. If connected to the JBL connect app it can be updated to fix certain issues and add a few more tidbits, but mainly to added a touch effect that'll show up on the led screen. You don't have to keep the app on your phone, but if you want it running the most recent version of the Pulse 2 it wouldn't hurt to have it just for said option. As mentioned above you can use the led lights the whole time or just turn them off completely, so it won't burn the battery if it were just on all the time. There's also a small lens on the pulse 2 in which you press the sync button while having anything colored facing said lens the led lights change according to the color, but it's limited to basic colors not advanced. (red, blue, green, yellow, etc.) All in all I don't regret my purchase. The audio is ridiculous especially the bass depending on what I'm listening to and the battery is amazing compared to other speakers. If you can test one out in store give it a try you won't be disappointed.