The JBL 2021 range of BT speakers includes the new JBL GO3, CLIP 4 and Xtreme 3, and as usual, they sound superb, have BT 5.1 and are IP67 waterproof.
We will be reviewing the JBL 2021 range of BT speakers soon. Essentially you have the very portable JBL GO 3 with a lanyard loop, the JBL Clip 4 with an integrated carabiner clip, and the Xtreme 3 with a shoulder strap.
JBL 2021 range of BT speakers
JBL GO 3 $59.95
A 4.2W very portable mono speaker with JBL tuning. Available in a wide range of fabric colours. Five hours play on 2.5 hours USB-C charge. It has 3.5mm aux input.
JBL Clip 4 $89.95
A 5W clipable mono speaker with 100Hz to 20kHz frequency response and allegedly >85dB volume. Its 239g. It has up to 10 hours of play on a 3-hour USB-C charge.
JBL Xtreme 3 Price TBA
A stereo unit with 2x25W woofers, 2 x 25W 20mm Tweeters (50W total on AC power) and two passive bass radiators. The frequency response is 50Hz to 20kHz for a good bass response. It supports Multi-point and will connect two BT 5.0 devices
This supports the full USB-C PD fast charging (5V/9V/12V/15V/20V, 3A) and gives up to 15 hours of play on a 2.5-hour quick charge.
But wait, there is more – it is a power bank too and will output 5V/2A USB-A and 5V/1.5A (maximum 2.5A). It comes with a charger. It is 298.5 x 136 x 134mm x 1.968kg.
GadgetGuy’s take – JBL 2021 are great value
I like the JBL sound signature – its good easy listening with just the right amount of bass.
2021 is the 75th year of JBL. All the way, it has focused on quality and value. Although not as cheap as the generics, it has excellent warranty and support.
All portable speakers will be available at jbl.com.au and major retailers from March 1 2021
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