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Klipsch The One II Review

True Score

74
71
3

Experts

83
1,795

Consumers

Product Awards

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Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

Product reviewers were quite pleased with how loud the Klipsch The One II speaker could get and its vintage design. They also commended it for its stereo output; however, they didn’t like that it didn’t have a graphic equalizer or WiFi connectivity.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Klipsch The One II is a premium wired speaker meant for indoor use. Released in mid-2019, the speaker has an elegant retro design, and it is one of the best speakers to consider as part of any modern home. Available in walnut or matte black color trims, the speaker has an AUX input that can be used to wire older devices to it, and because of its low iOS and Android latency, it is an excellent pick for watching videos or listening to music since there won’t be any lag. Its build quality is also quite good, with a top and bottom covered with real wood veneer and a body tightly wrapped in fabric. This Klipsch speaker also has Bluetooth connectivity, but since it is wired, it is hard to rank it beside the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers on the market. If you’re looking for a wireless alternative, then our JBL Xtreme 3 review may be worth looking into, but for speakerphone and voice assistant functionality, consider the JBL Xtreme 2.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Klipsch The One II speaker was lauded by expert testers for its mid-century modern design and how loud it could get. Product testers from Rtings liked that the speaker got very loud during their tests, with a maximum level of 99.1 dB. Experts from Input Mag also hailed it for its stereo output and decent bass depth. They were also impressed with its sound quality and lauded it for its ease of use.

Still, its acoustic performance can’t compare to that of the best soundbar for dialogue, and testers were also disappointed with its lack of a graphic equalizer and WiFI connectivity.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Vintage design
  • Gets loud
  • Stereo output
  • Decent bass depth
  • Good build quality

Reason to Avoid

  • No WiFi connectivity
  • No Graphic equalizer

Klipsch The One II Specs

Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneNo
Charge TimeCharge Timen/a
DepthDepth5.2"
HeightHeight6.1"
IPX RatingIPX Ratingn/a
Smart AppSmart Appn/a
Speaker PairingSpeaker Pairingn/a
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WattageWattage60W
WidthWidth12.7"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)0
Volume Output (dB)99.1
Low End Roll Off (Hz)93.773
High End Roll Off (Hz)15,565.829

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Klipsch The One II Review

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Market Context

The Klipsch The One II is a premium wired speaker meant for indoor use. Released in mid-2019, the speaker has an elegant retro design, and…

The Klipsch The One II is a premium wired speaker meant for indoor use. Released in mid-2019, the speaker has an elegant retro design, and it is one of the best speakers to consider as part of any modern home. Available in walnut or matte black color trims, the speaker has an AUX input that can be used to wire older devices to it, and because of its low iOS and Android latency, it is an excellent pick for watching videos or listening to music since there won’t be any lag. Its build quality is also quite good, with a top and bottom covered with real wood veneer and a body tightly wrapped in fabric. This Klipsch speaker also has Bluetooth connectivity, but since it is wired, it is hard to rank it beside the highest-rated Bluetooth speakers on the market. If you’re looking for a wireless alternative, then our JBL Xtreme 3 review may be worth looking into, but for speakerphone and voice assistant functionality, consider the JBL Xtreme 2.

Buyers might find it a bit difficult to distinguish between the Klipsch The One II and the Klipsch The Three II due to their similar…

Buyers might find it a bit difficult to distinguish between the Klipsch The One II and the Klipsch The Three II due to their similar design and build However, the Klpisch The One II is slightly smaller than The Three II, but the Three II has USB Audio ports and Other ports that are not available on The One II. You can learn more about it through our Klipsch The Three II review.

The Klipsch The One II is wired and has no battery, while the JBL Xtreme 3 is battery-powered. Because of this, the Klipsch The One…

The Klipsch The One II is wired and has no battery, while the JBL Xtreme 3 is battery-powered. Because of this, the Klipsch The One II is meant for indoor use, while the Xtreme 3 is built for the outdoors. Lastly, the Xtreme can be controlled through the JBL Portable app, while the Klipsch speaker cannot.

The Klipsch The One II gets louder than the JBL Charge 5 and can play stereo content as is, while the Charge 5 will have…

The Klipsch The One II gets louder than the JBL Charge 5 and can play stereo content as is, while the Charge 5 will have to downmix it into mono. However, the Charge 5 can be controlled through the JBL Portable app, while the Klipsch speaker does not have an app.

Battery Life

n/a

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15 hrs

20+ hrs

Built In Microphone

No

No

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No

Charge Time

n/a

n/a

2.5 hrs

4 hrs

Depth

5.2"

8"

3.67"

Height

6.1"

7"

3.76"

IPX Rating

n/a

n/a

IP67

Smart App

n/a

Yes

Yes

JBL Portable

Speaker Pairing

n/a

n/a

Yes

Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

71

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Customer Score

83

*.25

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True Score

74

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Klipsch The One II is alright for music. It has a boomy sound profile… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Consumer Reports
    46.86

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    The Klipsch The One II is part of the Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers test program… read more

    By:

    Jason Murdock
  • Good Housekeeping
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    54
    If you’re after a stylish home speaker that sounds great, you should consider buying the… read more

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro

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