Portable speaker manufacturer JBL is a leading company worldwide. Many users when choosing sound systems prefer this particular company. And not just like that. JBL brand products are of high quality, decent sound, and most importantly, ease of use. Now it can be seen both in the hands of ordinary users, and among popular connoisseurs of sound systems.
We will figure out how not to miscalculate with the choice of a portable speaker and buy the one that will meet your needs.
The assortment of the JBL brand has many models worthy of the attention of users. But why it is worth choosing it, and what is it better than other well-known companies producing sound systems?
Here are five reasons to choose JBL from a variety of different items.
The company offers its users not only high-quality sound, but also a choice of many original types of design. Large JBL Bluetooth speakers are presented not only in a variety of colors, but also in various shapes, from various materials.
It is impossible not to note the excellent sound quality. The company is popular primarily because of the quality of its products.
Today, JBL is considered one of the most upscale brands in the world and, of course, users appreciate it.
- A wide range of prices . A user with any level of income can afford one or another model. On average, prices range from 1,500 to 40,000 rubles. Most samples are in this range.
- Functionality Electronics . You can purchase a speaker, which will also act as a voice assistant, will be able to pair with other speakers, Bluetooth devices and even smart-watches.
- A wide range of products of the company will allow anyone who wants to find for themselves what will meet their needs, taste and financial situation. However, among such a wide range of models, it is sometimes difficult to find something that is really worthwhile and distinguish it from other offers.
JBL itself has been on the market since 1946. From its very foundation, it has positioned itself as a manufacturer of speakers and other electronics. She specializes not only in professional, but also in consumer technology. JBL has already received recognition from many music lovers, musicians and even sound engineers.
Here are some popular models of large speakers.
JBL PartyBox 300
Excellent wireless speaker with stereo sound. Its battery life is as much as 18 hours of continuous use.
The housing has standard linear jacks (mini jack). For charging, the column has a connector for USB Type A, and it can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth.
Dimensions - 310x690x320 mm.
Owners of this model distinguish its following advantages:
- excellent sound of a wide range;
- high-quality assembly of the column;
- its complete set;
- excellent backlit appearance;
- large battery capacity.
Of the shortcomings, it can be noted that a rather large size, in connection with which there may be problems with its transportation.
JBL OnBeat Xtreme
This model is an indoor sound system. It is designed to be powered exclusively from the network. Included is a remote control. At the top of the column is a special place for your phone. And this model also has a built-in microphone so that you can answer calls without having to approach it. However, the system only supports compatibility with iPhone and iPod devices .
It weighs 4 kilograms, and in size 445x230x244 centimeters.
Among the advantages of JBL OnBeat Xtreme are the following:
- built-in equalizer;
- high build quality and minimal gaps between parts;
- compact sizes compared to similar music systems;
- A design that easily fits into any interior.
However, users negatively note the fact that the model completely lacks airplay.
The price of such a system is 22,000 rubles.
JBL Xtreme Special Edition
The power of this speaker is 2x20 W, however, it can operate on the built-in battery for 15 hours. Of the inputs, she has only a standard mini jack and USB Type A connector, used for charging. Just like in the previous version, it has a built-in microphone.
A distinctive feature of the model is that it is fully waterproof. Therefore, it is perfect for a day on the beach or near the pool. In addition, its weight is only 2110 grams, including batteries, so carrying it with you is not difficult. On its upper part there are special half rings for fastening the belt, which is very convenient during transportation, and in the lower part there are stable legs.
They do not allow the column to slide on inclined surfaces or slide on wet.
The build quality of the column is also top notch. Despite the fact that the speaker is still portable, the bass in it is pretty good. In addition, if you take this with you to the beach, you can be sure that neither water nor sand will prevent your equipment from working properly. Well, for relaxation in a large company, the JBL Xtreme Special Edition can connect with other speakers similar to it.
This model can truly be called the most powerful speaker from JBL. Its power is 2x30 watts.
It will not only give you the best sound you can expect from a portable speaker, but it is also fully operational under water. It can easily be left at the bottom of the pool or reservoir, dive with it and not worry about subsequent performance.
The battery of this system is quite powerful, it is enough not only to maintain the health of the system, but also to charge two mobile gadgets. For this, two USB ports are even provided.
Its price is only 18,000 rubles. Few other companies can provide competitive acoustics in the same price range.
Of course, such a column weighs a lot, but for ease of transportation, a special handle is provided in the design for which it can be carried.
Criterias of choice
The first thing to think about when choosing a JBL speaker is its power. Based on the purpose for which you are purchasing a column. If you intend to use it mainly indoors, then excessive power is useless. Well, for hiking, outdoor activities and other types of outdoor activities, a more powerful option is suitable.
Fans of long-distance trips should pay attention to the weight of the column. If the model weighs more than 1 kilogram, carrying it can be problematic and difficult . However, if you are going to take it no further than to the city beach on a summer day, then putting an even heavier column in your bag or taking it with a special pen will not cause you any particular discomfort.
Be sure to pay attention to how the column is connected to other devices. Most modern models do this via a Bluetooth channel.
However, some speakers can connect to multiple points at once, while others can only connect to one. The same goes for pairing the system with others of the same kind.
A nice bonus will be the presence of a Wi-Fi module and a built-in radio . If you plan to connect your future speaker to a computer, make sure that it has the appropriate connector for these purposes.
If you are considering models with a built-in microphone, be sure to find out if it is equipped with a noise canceler. Otherwise, there will be little benefit from such a microphone. The voice recognition distance will be relatively small, and the sound quality is even lower.
If you choose a column for home use, then in many ways it is much easier to choose. For example, you do not need to think about the volume margin.
On the road, an insufficiently loud speaker will constantly be blocked by extraneous noise. Therefore, this parameter is also worth keeping in mind.
How to distinguish an original from a fake?
It is quite easy to distinguish a column from the original JBL company from a fake. It is enough to pay attention to a few little things.
The box with the original column must contain instructions in several languages. And also there you can find the original QR code and serial number. In the kit of a fake device, this will not be all . But what if there is no way to open the box before purchase?
Then you have to carefully examine the packaging itself. If the box contains an original column, then the company logo will be displayed on its image on the front side of the box.
In the case of fake - just a rectangle. The same goes for the Harman logo.
If the box looks dented or as if it has already been opened several times - be sure that this is a fake. Boxes of original products are made of high-quality, dense materials. Chinese counterfeit packages have an outer cardboard case, which is absent from the original products.
After opening the package, pay attention to the condition of the column itself. It should lie in a soft bag fixed with tape. Fakes are usually put in simple plastic bags without additional fixation.
And also complete with the original product you will always find instructions, a variety of adapters, a power supply . As for fakes, then with them in the kit either there will be nothing, or one wire of jack-jack format, which is never included in the original package.
Well, of course, it’s easiest to distinguish a fake from the original, if you just look at the column itself.
First, pay attention to the logo located on the side. On the original item, it should be slightly pressed inward , while on a fake it is simply pasted on top. If you already have original JBL products, then you may notice a difference in color and quality of the logo. If desired, such a sticker can be easily torn off with a fingernail.
The buttons of the Chinese speakers almost do not protrude above the surface, and the original ones create a clear relief.
In addition, a low-quality replica is often an order of magnitude lighter than the original product.
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