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SoundBot SB571 vs JBL Go: Which Bluetooth Speakers are Better?

Not everyone is a fan of earphones and headphones and prefers a proper speaker to listen to their music. This can often pose a problem when it comes to taking your music with you until you look at portable speakers or ‘beat boxes’.

We are going to look at two portable speakers from different brands, the SoundBot SB571 vs JBL Go. We will look at their size and design, connectivity, and sound capabilities. We will include a comparison chart and some pros and cons of each before deciding which of the two portable speakers is the best buy.

As we are looking at two different brands, not all of the information is available, but we have still gathered enough to make a great comparison. Let’s start by going over what the SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go have in common.

SoundBot SB571 vs JBL Go

SoundBot SB571 vs JBL Go – Similarities

Quick Glance

Here are all of the SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go features side by side.

Name
Our Pick
SoundBot SB571 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for 12 hrs Music Streaming & Hands-Free Calling w/ 6W + 6W 40mm Driver Speakerphone, Built-in Mic, 3.5mm Audio Port, Rechargeable Battery for Indoor & Outdoor Use
JBL GO+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Grab and Go Wireless Boom Box with Built-in Strap-Hook - Black
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SoundBot SB571 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for 12 hrs Music Streaming & Hands-Free Calling w/ 6W + 6W 40mm Driver Speakerphone, Built-in Mic, 3.5mm Audio Port, Rechargeable Battery for Indoor & Outdoor Use
JBL GO+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Grab and Go Wireless Boom Box with Built-in Strap-Hook - Black
Size
12.1 x 8 x 6 inches
5.63 x 3.94 x 1.61 inches
Weight
1.01lbs
10.3oz
Colors
Black, blue, red, gray, black/red, black/silver
Black, gray, red
Connection
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth
Range
Up to 33 feet
N/A
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours of playtime
Up to 5 hours of playtime
Battery Charge Time
N/A
2.5 hours
Audio Input
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
Controls
Answer/end call, next track, previous track, play/pause, volume up and volume down
Play/pause, volume, answer call
LED Lights
Speakers
X2 6W HD, 40mm premium drivers
N/A
Noise Cancelling
N/A
Speakerphone
Transportable
N/A
Built-in strap-hook and optional carrying strap
Prime status
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Our Pick
Name
SoundBot SB571 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for 12 hrs Music Streaming & Hands-Free Calling w/ 6W + 6W 40mm Driver Speakerphone, Built-in Mic, 3.5mm Audio Port, Rechargeable Battery for Indoor & Outdoor Use
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SoundBot SB571 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker for 12 hrs Music Streaming & Hands-Free Calling w/ 6W + 6W 40mm Driver Speakerphone, Built-in Mic, 3.5mm Audio Port, Rechargeable Battery for Indoor & Outdoor Use
Size
12.1 x 8 x 6 inches
Weight
1.01lbs
Colors
Black, blue, red, gray, black/red, black/silver
Connection
Bluetooth 3.0
Range
Up to 33 feet
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours of playtime
Battery Charge Time
N/A
Audio Input
3.5mm jack
Controls
Answer/end call, next track, previous track, play/pause, volume up and volume down
LED Lights
Speakers
X2 6W HD, 40mm premium drivers
Noise Cancelling
N/A
Speakerphone
Transportable
N/A
Prime status
-
Name
JBL GO+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Grab and Go Wireless Boom Box with Built-in Strap-Hook - Black
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JBL GO+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Grab and Go Wireless Boom Box with Built-in Strap-Hook - Black
Size
5.63 x 3.94 x 1.61 inches
Weight
10.3oz
Colors
Black, gray, red
Connection
Bluetooth
Range
N/A
Battery Life
Up to 5 hours of playtime
Battery Charge Time
2.5 hours
Audio Input
3.5mm jack
Controls
Play/pause, volume, answer call
LED Lights
Speakers
N/A
Noise Cancelling
Speakerphone
Transportable
Built-in strap-hook and optional carrying strap
Prime status
-

Connectivity

As wireless portable speakers, you can connect the SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go to any device with Bluetooth. This includes smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. The SoundBot SB571 has Bluetooth 3.0 but there is no information about the Bluetooth version of the JBL Go.

Audio Input

The SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go also have a 3.5mm jack to connect with devices when Bluetooth is not available.

Speakerphone/Mic

Aside from listening to music, you can also use the SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go to answer calls thanks to the built-in speakerphones.

LED Lights

The LED light indicators will tell you about the battery status of the SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go.

For the next part, we will focus on how the SoundBot SB571 and the JBL Go differ.

Differences Between SoundBot SB571 and JBL Go

Appearance

Needless to say, as they are different brands, there aren’t many similarities to their design.

SoundBot SB571 Review

SoundBot SB571

This is the larger speaker measuring 12.1 x 8 x 6 inches. It weighs 1.01 pounds. There is a great range of color options. You can choose from black, blue, red, gray, black and red or black and silver.

JBL Go

At 5.63 x 3.94 x 1.61 inches, it weighs just 10.3 ounces. It comes in three colors, black, gray and red.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Bluetooth Range

The Bluetooth range lets you know how far away from your device can be from the speaker.

SoundBot SB571 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

 SoundBot SB571

It has a range of 33 feet.

JBL Go

There is no product information about the product range.

The Winner Is- The SoundBot SB571

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The Batteries

You will want to know how much music you can listen to before the battery needs charging. Both the speakers come with a USB cable for charging.

JBL Go comparison

SoundBot SB571

You get an impressive 10 hours of music playback time. We aren’t sure how long it takes to fully charge the battery.

JBL Go

The playback time is quite a bit less at 5 hours. It will take two and a half hours to fully charge.

The Winner Is- The SoundBot SB571

Speakers

As the main use will be listening to music, it’s important that you get the right sound quality.

SoundBot SB571 Comparison

SoundBot SB571

It comes with 2 6W HD speakers with 40mm premium drivers. We don’t know if there is noise-canceling technology.

JBL Go

On the contrary, this speaker has noise-canceling but there is no information about the type of speakers.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Controls

On the speakers, you will find several controls.

JBL Go review

SoundBot SB571

There is a button to answer and end the calls, there is also a next track and previous track button, volume up and volume down and a pause/play button.

JBL Go

There are an answer call button, volume controls, and a play/pause button.

The Winner Is- The SoundBot SB571

Easy Transportation

As they are both compact, neither are difficult to take with you. However, one has an advantage.

SoundBot SB571

There is no handy way to carry this speaker.

JBL Go

There are a built-in strap hook and an optional carrying strap.

The Winner Is- The JBL Go

Pros and Cons

Just before we deliver our final verdict, we will look at some pros and cons of each portable wireless speaker.

SoundBot SB571

SoundBot SB571

Pros:

  • Excellent sound quality and loud enough for outdoor parties
  • Really decent battery life with frequent use
  • Can’t beat the value for money

Cons:

  • Not the greatest lifespan

JBL Go

JBL Go

Pros:

  • In terms of sound quality, you get more than you expect
  • Battery life is far better than advertised
  • Bluetooth connection is more reliable

Cons:

  • It’s not loud enough for everyone

The Final Verdict

We have a clear winner today, both based on the product description and after testing. It’s not that the JBL Go isn’t good because it is. The connectivity is easy and reliable, it’s great that it has a handle to carry it and the design is nice. It’s a shame about the large logo but that is a personal preference.

We chose the SoundBot SB571 because of the superior sound and volume. The design was also a little nicer and it was handy to have more controls on the unit. The battery life is more than sufficient and we enjoyed being able to answer calls without losing any quality in the sound.


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