JBL Bluetooth Speakers: Which one is for you?


Now more than ever before, the Bluetooth speaker has become a staple in the everyday life of the 21st Century person. With over 80 speaker brands in the market, JBL continues to be a pioneer in the industry of audio engineering. From handheld devices to coffee table occupants, the company continually pushes boundaries in design and specification all whilst maintaining their signature JBL sound. That’s why we’ve highlighted 5 JBL speakers with distinct features so you can match your personality and your lifestyle to the speaker.


1.JBL Clip 3


If you’re a person who never seems to stay in one place, then the JBL Clip 3 is your best bet. Because this speaker includes a built-in carabiner, you can clip it onto your backpack, belt and just about anything that has a space to latch items.


What’s beautiful about this IPX7 waterproof Bluetooth speaker is the fact that its compact size doesn’t compromise on sound. It also features up to 10 hours of playtime a crystal clear noise-cancelling speakerphone.


Ideal for: campers, adventurists, travellers, bikers & trail bikers, hikers.

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2.JBL GO 2


The JBL GO 2 range is the perfect speaker for those of us looking for an affordable speaker in the JBL range. Much like the JBL Clip 3, the JBL GO 2 is also IPX7 waterproof and includes JBL’s signature pure bass sound.


It also offers a crystal clear phone call experience with its built-in noise-cancelling speakerphone. With up to 5 hours of playback time and a 3.5 mm audio cable Input for those times Bluetooth isn’t connecting, the GO 2 is by far the best bargain speaker in the JBL range.

Ideal for: pool lounging, children, play areas, studio apartments, beach.

3.JBL Xtreme 2


If you’re a person whose goals in 2019 include summiting a mountain, then this speaker is the companion you need at base camp. The robust and Xplosive JBL Xtreme 2 is an apex speaker that features powerful drivers and JBL bass radiators with up to 15 hours of playtime.


Designed for the main purpose of outdoor use, this IPX7 waterproof Bluetooth speaker can withstand all the elements and still deliver on bold sound. The speaker also carries integrated hooks, a durable metal base, and an added bottle opener to the carrying strap adding to the consumer convenience level whilst on the go.


Ideal for: indoor & outdoor parties, bedroom, living room, camping, adventurists.

4.JBL Horizon 2


The JBL Horizon 2 is, without doubt, the most versatile speaker in the range. This clock radio includes an ambient LED glow with two separate customizable alarms for you and your partner. It also doubles as a power bank so you can charge your devices while you sleep.


The minimal design of the speaker can be seen with its LED display, rounded shape and metallic finish that make it a decor-friendly speaker that can blend in with any style of decorations. It also features a built-in battery backup system so it will still operate even when load shedding hits.


Ideal for: bedroom, office, kitchen, living room.

5.JBL Playlist


If after a long day at the office, you enjoy coming home to a glass of your favourite drink and listening to music then the JBL Playlist is for you. Aptly named Playlist due to its high-fidelity streaming ability, this speaker has Chromecast built-in so you can instantly stream music from apps, radios and podcasts in extremely high quality.


The speaker also includes a 3.5mm cable input and sleep mode function that will reduce energy consumption after 10 minutes without operation.


Ideal for: bedroom, kitchen, living room, bar/lounge.


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