JBL is updating its entire catalog with three new Bluetooth speakers, five new wireless earphones and a pair of updated PA-shaped PartyBox speakers. Along with a bold and fresh style, JBL̵7;s latest products feature Bluetooth 5.1 technology, USB-C charging and unmatched heat resistance.
There is a lot of ground to cover here today, so let’s take things one at a time. We start with JBL’s updated Bluetooth speakers before looking at the new wireless earbuds and PA systems.
The new Xtreme 3, Go 3 and Clip 4 speakers
Forget the boring brick-shaped Bluetooth speakers yesterday. JBL continues to stand out from the crowd with its sleek and colorful Bluetooth speakers. Apart from a bold new logo and stylish color schemes, the new generation of JBL Bluetooth speakers inherits a lot of small quality of life improvements, such as Bluetooth 5.1 and USB-C charging.
Let’s take a look at each new JBL Bluetooth speaker:
- JBL Xtreme 3 ($ 350): JBL’s “flagship” Bluetooth speakers now use four drivers and base radiators and Bluetooth 5.1 technology for improved sound quality, volume and low clarity. Its 15-hour battery, USB-C charging and upgraded IP67 water resistance make it the perfect candidate for pool parties or outdoor experiences.
- JBL Go 3 ($ 40): JBL’s smallest Bluetooth speaker now has a built-in keychain loop, IP67 water resistance, Bluetooth 5.1 technology, USB-C charging and a decent 5-hour battery life. It’s a major upgrade from the old JBL Go 2, which already looks outdated along with the Go 3.
- JBL Clip 4 ($ 70): The compact JBL Clip 4 has a 10-hour battery life and an upgraded carabiner for improved portability. Its new IP67 water resistance, USB-C charging and Bluetooth 5.1 technology are a serious improvement over the aging JBL Clip 3 specification.
JBL launches its new Xtreme 3 and Go 3 Bluetooth speakers in October 2020. The JBL Clip will be available one month later, in November 2020.
JBL Club Pro + and Endurance Peak II wireless earplugs
JBL is finally adding a pair of genuine wireless earbuds to its popular “Club” series of headphones. The new JBL Club Pro + earbuds provide a wealth of sought-after features, including ANC, “ambient sound” mode, adjustable EQ and wireless charging. For $ 200, Club Pro + is a direct competitor to advanced earphones from Apple and Sony.
Along with the launch of JBL’s new Club Pro + earphones, there will be an update for almost all other wireless earphones that have a JBL logo. There are the new Endurance Peak II earphones, the JBL Live FREE NC + earphones, the small Reflect MINI TWS knobs and the stylish JBL Tune 225TWS knobs.
There’s a lot to look at! Here is the overview:
- JBL Club Pro + ($ 200): According to JBL, the new Club Pro + is inspired by in-ear monitors used by performing musicians. They have adjustable sound through the Personi-Fi app, ANC, a transparent “ambient sound” mode and IPX4 waterproofing. Wireless charging is also a plus, and JBL claims that Club Pro + has an 8-hour playing time or a 32-hour battery life with the charging case.
- JBL Live FREE NC + ($ 150): The new Live FREE NC + earbuds have the same design and signature sound as its predecessors, along with ANC and transparent “ambient” sound settings. They are JBL premium earplugs for most people, with a comfortable fit, built-in Google Assistant and Alexa, IPX7 water resistance, wireless charging and a 7-hour lifespan that extends to 21 hours with the charging bag.
- JBL Reflect Mini TWS ($ 150): JBL Reflect Mini TWS is a sporty alternative to Live FREE NC + earphones. They are small and comfortable, with the ANC and JBL’s transparent “surrounding” listening mode. Its built-in voice assistants and IPX7 heat resistance are perfect for training, and the 7-hour battery life extends to a cool 21 hours with the charging case.
- JBL Endurance Peak II ($ 100): The updated Endurance Peak training earbuds have flexible ear hooks, excellent IPX7 water resistance and a 6-hour bid life (up from its predecessor’s 4-hour life) with a total listening time of 30 hours. The new Endurance Peak II is also $ 20 cheaper than its predecessor and comes in new coral and navy colors.
- JBL Tune 225TWS ($ 100): It’s time to listen to music in style. The AirPods-designed JBL Tune 225TWS earbuds are stylish and ergonomic, with large 12 mm dynamic drivers and a small charging case. They have a lifespan of 5 hours and a total battery life of 25 hours with the charging case.
All JBL’s new wireless earbuds were launched in October 2020. They are available in several color options, including black, white, bronze and navy blue.
PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310
“Portable, powerful and ready to party.” This is how JBL describes its new PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310 PA-stylish speakers. The new speakers have built-in lights, wireless and wired connectors, an instrument input for artists and water resistance.
Check it out:
- PartyBox On-The-Go ($ 300): The smaller of JBL’s new PA-shaped speakers, PartyBox On-The-Go, has a practical shoulder strap, a 6-hour battery life, a 100 watt speaker, a wireless microphone and IPX4 splash resistor. It is perfect for partying, bushing or walking around your apartment complex. You can also pair two On-The-Go speakers for stereo sound.
- PartyBox 310 ($ 500): The huge PartyBox 310 is based on JBL’s older PartyBox 300 PA system. It has built-in wheels, an airhorn, an 18-hour battery life, an IPX4 splash-proof rating and 240 watts of stereo sound. It also has dual microphone and guitar inputs for performance and the ability to control music via the JBL PartyBox app.
The new ParyBox On-The-Go is available via JBL’s online store today. The company plans to launch its new PartyBox 310 sometime in September 2020.