JBL’s popular range of portable Bluetooth speakers and wireless gaming headset series expanded at CES 2022 with new launches – two smartphones or tablets at the same time. The new JBL Pulse 5 combines the immersive 360-degree sound from JBL with an LED light show, while the JBL BoomBox 3 has an acoustic three-way loudspeaker design and should provide up to 24 hours of playtime.
With the new JBL PartyBox Encore, JBL has also expanded its PartyBox speaker series. The portable party speaker is said to deliver 100 W of sound power and has a splash-proof design with IPX4 certification. JBL also announced new additions to its Quantum line of products with the company’s first true wireless gaming headset, JBL Quantum TWS, and two over-ear headsets – JBL Quantum 810 and JBL Quantum 610. In addition, there is the first USB microphone from JBL – JBL Quantum Stream. All three Quantum headphones use JBL’s QuantumEngine PC software to adjust RGB colors and more. JBL Live Pro 2 In-Ear True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones are another new audio offering from the brand.
JBL Pulse 5, JBL BoomBox 3, JBL PartyBox Encore Price, availability
The new JBL Pulse 5 costs 249 euros (approx. 20,900 Rs.) And the JBL BoomBox 3 costs 549 euros (approx. 46,200 Rs.). In addition, the JBL PartyBox Encore is sold for 349 EUR (approx. 29,300 rupees).
JBL BoomBox 3 will be available in the color options Black and Squad. JBL has not yet revealed color options for the other two devices. JBL’s new portable speakers and the JBL PartyBox Encore will be available from summer 2022 on the company’s official website and from selected retailers.
JBL Quantum Stream, JBL Quantum TWS, JBL Quantum 810, JBL Quantum 610, JBL Live Pro 2 Price, availability
JBL Quantum Stream will be available in stores for 99.99 euros (approx. 8,400 rupees). JBL Quantum TWS and JBL Quantum 610 cost 149 euros (approx. 12,500 rupees) and JBL Quantum 810 headsets are launched at a price of 179 euros (approx. 15,000 rupees). JBL Live Pro 2 in-ear TWS earbuds will be available at retail outlets for 179.99 euros (approx. 15,100 rupees).
All new additions to the JBL Quantum series will be available in the color options blue, red and green. JBL Live Pro 2 is available in the color options blue, black and white.
According to JBL, all new devices in the Quantum series will go on sale together with JBL Live Pro 2 from spring 2022 via the official website and selected dealers.
Details on pricing and availability of the new JBL products in India will be announced.
JBL Pulse 5, JBL Boombox 3, JBL PartyBox Encore specifications, functions
The new portable speakers from JBL come with fresh designs and improvements over their predecessors. As already mentioned, JBL Pulse 5 combines immersive 360-degree sound with an LED light show. The JBL BoomBox 3 has an acoustic three-way speaker design. Both devices have Bluetooth v5.3 for connectivity and offer a wireless connection of up to two smartphones or tablets to the speaker. They are also rated to IP67 for water and dust resistance. Users can choose colors and effects through the JBL Portable app, which is available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. JBL Pulse 5 and JBL BoomBox 3 can be paired with two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers for stereo sound or connect several JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers.
JBL Pulse 5 is designed to deliver up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. It also supports USB Type-C charging.
JBL Boombox 3 contains a subwoofer, two mid-range speakers and two tweeters. The portable speaker is said to deliver deeper bass than its predecessor. JBL Boombox 3 should provide up to 24 hours of playtime. It has a built-in power bank that users can use to charge their devices.
The JBL PartyBox Encore is supplied with a digital wireless microphone (with AA batteries). With the special JBL PartyBox app, users can customize the light show. It has a loudspeaker output of 100 W and offers up to 10 hours of playtime with JBL PartyBox Lightshow. The party loudspeaker is waterproof according to IPX4 and has a USB and Aux-In input. It offers wireless connectivity via Bluetooth v5.1. JBL PartyBox Encore can also be used to couple two speakers for stereo sound.
JBL Quantum Stream, JBL Quantum TWS, JBL Quantum 810, JBL Quantum 610, JBL Live Pro 2 specifications, functions
JBL Quantum Stream introduces the company as the first USB microphone. The dual condenser microphone has a reversible stand that allows 360 degree movement with additional mounting options. It has a metal design and the stand is made of aluminum. It also includes a metal ring and an iron net. The microphone of the JBL Quantum Stream has 2x14mm electret condenser with 24bit and 96kHz sampling rate. It has two voice pick-up patterns to choose from, to isolate one voice or to include several. JBL has provided a mute button with an RGB ring indicator. The latest JBL USB microphone is compatible with the JBL QuantumEngine PC software.
JBL Quantum TWS is another new addition to the company’s Quantum range. JBL advertises the JBL Quantum TWS as the first true wireless gaming headset. The Quantum TWS are equally suitable for mobile and console gamers. With a USB Type-C adapter, the headset ensures low-latency playback on PC, Mac, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile phones.
The in-ear gaming headset has six beamforming microphones (three on each earbud). They support virtual surround sound, adaptive noise cancellation and an ambient pass-through. The gaming headset is IPX5 waterproof. JBL Quantum TWS also supports two connections at the same time via USB Type-C dongle or Bluetooth v5.2. Users also get Multi-AI support through JBL Quantum TWS when connected to a mobile device. In addition to the JBL QuantumEngine PC software, they are compatible with the JBL Headphones App. According to JBL, they last up to eight hours with a single charge and up to 24 hours with the case.
JBL Quantum 610 and JBL Quantum 810 support JBL Quantum Surround and DTS Headphone: X 2.0. Like all other new models in the Quantum series, the JBL Quantum 610 and JBL Quantum 810 are compatible with the JBL QuantumEngine PC software and allow users to customize the audio and RGB lighting effects.
JBL Quantum 810 has 50 mm drivers and has active noise cancellation (ANC) as well as a beam microphone with speech focus. The gaming headset uses a 2.4 GHz wireless connection and enables pairing via Bluetooth v5.2. According to JBL, they should deliver a battery life of up to 30 hours.
Like the JBL Quantum 810 model, the JBL Quantum 610 has high-resolution, certified 50 mm drivers that are driven by the JBL Quantum Sound Signature. They have a voice-focused, flip-up boom microphone with automatic switch-on and switch-off mute. They use a 2.4 GHz WiFi connection and are said to offer up to 40 hours of battery life. They can also be charged while playing.
JBL Live Pro 2 TWS earphones have real adaptive noise cancellation. The earbuds have 11mm drivers and six microphones with noise and wind isolation technology. JBL Live Pro 2 supports dual connection and syncing with Google Fast Pair. They also support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and offer users a hands-free voice control option. Users can access the device via touch controls or via the dedicated JBL headphones app. They are also certified for water to IPX5. JBL Live Pro 2 is designed to deliver up to 40 hours of playback time with 10 hours on the earphones and 30 hours from the charging case on a single charge. The earphones should offer up to four hours of playback time with 15 minutes of charging time. They also said they support Qi compatible charging as well.
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