Entries in JBL (13)

Thursday
Jan022014

JBL Synchros S700 Headphones Review

When you outgrow your tiny in-ears, there's only one way to step up your intimate audio experience. Over-ear headphones. Their ability to serve spacious sound whilst enveloping your ears like privately enclosed concert halls is one of the many reasons why these beats still exist. Only that you'll probably won't be listening to Beethoven. The experience is unbeatable. Unless of course, you're willing to pay a lot more for custom in-ear monitors. But that's an entirely different topic best left for another day. Today, we're going to be reviewing JBL's newly released Synchros S700 headphones. These cans don't come cheap, and that's because they're JBL's flagship over-hear headphones. To stand out, the S700 offer some really impressive new features baked in that we haven't heard about before. And that's excluding the fact that these headphones are constructed out of die-cast aluminum among other top notch materials, and made to look professionally menacing. Be sure to jump past the break for our full in-depth review!

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Monday
Dec092013

JBL Spark Wireless Speaker Review

JBL's most recent speaker offerings can only be described as creatively ambitious. From the Pulse to the Voyager, and now the Spark, JBL is pushing ahead with some of the most uniquely designed and innovative speakers we've seen yet. But we're here to talk you about the Spark, not the AllSpark, but JBL's new and trendy Spark speaker. With a unique funky translucent design which just so happens to be Harman Kardon's signature weapon of design language choice, the Spark brings a visually fun play on wireless speaker styling. Jump into our full review to find out what we think about JBL's Spark, and how it compares to other wireless speakers!

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Friday
Nov152013

JBL Pulse Wireless LED Speaker Review

Although it never really left, JBL is back in the game with yet another speaker offering. And you guessed it, it's completely wireless, portable and shaped like a 30oz energy drink can. But there's a wicked twist. The new Pulse by JBL comes with its own built-in LED light show that grooves to your tunes as it turns any boring environment into a lit-up party. Or if you're all by yourself, the Pulse does make a great mood lighting gadget you can turn on in your home or anywhere other than your humble abode. More importantly, the Pulse does not disappoint with its audio performance. But should you pick one up when there are some stellar alternatives at similar price points? Be sure to catch our in-depth review where we will put the Pulse and all of its glowing frontage head to head with some of the best wireless portable speakers out there.

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Sunday
Sep082013

JBL WR2.4 Wireless Headphones Review

JBL's first new pair of wireless headphones aren't exactly what you would expect to be a Beats Studio rival, they are however meant to be used as wireless home entertainment headphones. With a built-in rechargeable battery and an over-ear design, the WR2.4 wireless headphones can be connected to any audio source giving you the wireless freedom to roam when gaming, watching a movie or purely listening to music using a robust 2.4GHz wireless connection while keeping it quiet for those around you. And yes you heard correctly, no fancy Bluetooth 4.0 used in the making of the WR2.4. But there's a reason to this madness that anyone looking to get such particular wireless headphones will come to appreciate as an advantage over the common Bluetooth-featuring headphones - and that's compatibility and clean, lag-free audio transmission which is why most gaming headsets feature such wireless connectivity. As versatile as these may be, they do have a few shortcomings we'll be telling you about in our full review down below.

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Thursday
Jun272013

JBL Charge Portable Wireless Speaker Review

JBL's Charge sells itself as a portable wireless stereo speaker with impressive gadget-charging capabilities all rolled into one attractive and compact device. If there ever was a portable speaker that combined all-day long battery life, an ultra-fast backup battery charger with big sound in a small package - it would definitely have to be the Charge, and the Charge alone. As you might know, JBL gave us the $100 Flip late last year which at the time blew us away with its elite audio performance we called jaw droppingly powerful.

But like any good product, the Flip had its inconveniences and treble-heavy sound signature we pleaded JBL to fix and improve upon. Now that we've got our hands all over the Charge, we're going to find out if JBL did things a little differently this time around. And it also means putting the Charge up against today's leading portable speakers. Want to see who comes out on top? So do we! Our full review is just around the corner.

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Tuesday
Apr022013

JBL OnBeat Venue LT Review

Following our most recent review on JBL's hardwired OnBeat Micro speaker dock comes the OnBeat Venue LT - a much larger, more powerful wireless speaker with a Lightning connector dock that's designed to work with Apple's full line of Lightning connector-equipped iDevices including the iPad mini, iPad 4, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5. After spending an intimate time with the Flip (the best portable speaker of its stature based on our findings) as well as the OnBeat Micro, we now have a clear perception of what we can generally expect from JBL on audio performance terms. The OnBeat Venue LT is a modified and updated version of JBL's original OnBeat Venue, which supported Apple's now obsolete 30-pin Dock Connector. JBL's OnBeat Venue LT pretty much met our expectations, but it isn't without its flaws as you shall soon discover.

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Monday
Dec172012

JBL OnBeat Micro Review

Apple's recent transition over to the superior Lightning connector resulted in quite a few now obsolete 30-pin dock connector accessories and frustrated early adopters. JBL faithfully beat everyone to the punch in releasing the world's first portable Lightning speaker dock. JBL's OnBeat Micro is a smallish speaker dock which features a set of powerful speakers for room-filling stereo sound, and a built-in Lightning connector that will work with the iPhone 5 as well as the iPod Touch 5. JBL took us by surprise when we reviewed its portable Flip speaker, which turned out to be astoundingly awesome. We've even considered it to be the best sounding Bluetooth portable speaker in the $100 price range. Suffice it to say the OnBeat Micro will not disappoint us in the sound department either. Catch the full review after the beat!

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Tuesday
Nov062012

JBL Jembe Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review

It's not everyday that you come across suitable desktop speakers that pump out beautiful audio but won't burn a deep hole in your wallet. I mean sure, you could shell out for a studio monitor setup, but not many of us have the desk space or the need for such professional equipment. Besides, we shouldn't have to go through so much trouble for some quality music anyways. Good thing JBL has got our backs this time. The JBL Jembe are a pair of wireless desktop speakers that will produce excellent sound at a fraction of the cost. And to sweeten the deal, it's also Bluetooth compatible. The features and awesomeness doesn't stop there. Skip on past the cut for the full breakdown.

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