If there’s one thing about us millenials that consistent, it’s how each one of us wants to go out and explore new horizons, opportunities and experiences. Millenials strive for that work-life balance, being really hardworking on a 9-5 job, then spending leave credits and holidays by being whisked away to the beach, a weekend hike up a mountain, going on road trips, volunteering for worthy causes, among other endeavors. It’s safe to say millenials are more active, inspiring other generations to do the same.
With this lifestyle, we constantly update our social media platforms, and upgrade our gadgets just to keep up. More often than not, we get frustrated about our gadgets not giving us the performance we expect to get from them. Other than that, we also tend to pick gadgets which are multipurpose, it has to at least take good photos, be able to play great audio and video, with water resistance, shockproof features a very helpful add on.
Once you get through all that, you finally pick a decent gadget, but now comes the next obstacle, picking the accessories. While travelling, especially on road trips, I find these two things, really important: speakers and headphones. While they aren’t essential, they really do bring another dimension to every experience. Like say, you’re at a beach, the serene view is very calming, but come nighttime, you’d love to have a bonfire, complete with smores, and funny stories about friends, then to make it even more fun, you bring out your speakers, plug it to a party playlist on Spotify, and suddenly you’ve started an impromptu dance party. Then you and your friends have way too much fun and end up splashing in the water, inevitably hitting your speakers, wouldn’t it be perfect if your speakers were water proof for that?
Enter the Harman group of companies (JBL®, AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, and Revel®), where their newest products from
JBL® have better sound quality, functionality, and applications. As the leader in revolutionary sound, JBL continues to push audio boundaries through innovation and personalized sound technology. This year, JBL elevates every user’s experiences with immersive audio to make life even more epic!
Now, there are a lot of tech brands offering speakers and sound systems, so what sets JBL apart from everybody else?
These three features are the exact reasons why:
1. BIG SOUND
- Sound quality is the #1 consideration in portable speaker purchase, and with JBL, speakers have really great audio even in small enclosed spaces.
- WATER RESISTANCE: One of the most important value added future for use case extension, like what I said before, there’s nothing like a ruined gadget on a beach trip to dampen your mood
3. WIRELESS DAISY CHAIN
- MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS: Capability to wirelessly connect multiple speakers together that enhance your music experience. I was soo amzaed at how a speaker can connect to other speakers, or how you can use multiple speakers with same device, and vice versa
Currently, JBL has these amazing products in the market:
JBL Charge 2+ and Clip+ Speakers
Take music with you on outdoor adventures and during spring and summer months filled with days near lakes, beaches and water parks. These ultra-portable speaker systems are versatile in their durability, provide hands-free listening and deliver powerful, high-quality JBL sound. Splashproof means there is no need to worry about rain or spills, and you can even clean these JBL speakers with running tap water.
Both the JBL Clip+ and the JBL Charge 2+’s connectivity are not just about the music, but the devices are also about staying connected while you are out and about. Use Bluetooth to communicate with others through the built-in, hands-free conference speakerphones. With noise and echo-cancelling technology, along with a built-in microphone, the JBL Clip+ and the JBL Charge 2+ will ensure that your phone conversations are never less than crystal clear—even if you are near the loudest waterfall.
Both models are available in eight colors: Black, Blue, Red, Gray, Teal, Yellow, Pink and Orange.
JBL Charge 2+ Portable Speaker System (SRP P7,995)
Before a speaker can be described as truly versatile, it must be able to handle the unexpected. And the JBL Clip+ has been created for this purpose— from its durable, splashproof design to its portability. Its built-in carabineer makes it possible to bring music on all of your adventures. Whether you toss it into your backpack at the end of your day or bring it to your kayaking outdoor adventure, the JBL Clip+ can take care of itself. Its durable, double-injection housing protects the speaker and ensures that it will always produce the same quality audio as it had on day one. During the summer months, music can complement any activity with this very convenient form factor.
JBL Clip+ Ultra-Portable Speaker System (SRP P2,995)
The JBL Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplifies the excitement. It is a portable, compact stereo speaker with room-filling sound and a battery with capacity enough to power your lifestyle—however active it may be. Allowing you to listen wirelessly and charge endlessly in rain or shine, its 6,000 mAh lithium-ion battery keeps the music going for a full 12 hours, with power to spare for charging phones, tablets and other devices through its USB port to ensure that you are never left hanging without your tunes or mobile device while on any expedition. The device anticipates that some adventures will no doubt be taken with friends; the speaker’s social mode lets up to three people take turns streaming music from their mobile phone, tablet or laptop playlists.
JBL Flip 3
The JBL Flip 3 is a versatile wireless portable speaker that delivers powerful sound and equipped to travel the world with its new, rugged, splashproof design and 10-hours of battery life to play music from the day, well into the night.
JBL® Flip 3 (SRP P6,495)
For added convenience, the JBL Flip 3 also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBLConnect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
JBL Pulse 2
With sensational sound and synchronized flashes of vivid,full-color light, the JBL Pulse 2 intensifies music anytime, anywhere. Listeners can wirelessly stream songs from any smart device and watch the glow of the JBL Pulse 2 as it illuminates the room or evening sky to the rhythms of their favorite hits. To elevate and personalize the LED lightshow experience, the JBL Prism color sensor lens matches and reflects any color it’s pointed at,amplifying the colors of life.
JBL Pulse 2 (SRP P9,995)
The high-quality stereo sound, splash proof design and 10 hours of playtime make the JBL Pulse 2 the perfect party companion. To further amplify the listening experience, the JBL Pulse 2 features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls and JBL Connect technology to wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together. For those looking for the pinnacle of personalization at the tip of their fingers, the JBL Connect app lets users further customize the lightshow and configure JBL Connect settings. Download the JBL Connect app to unlock even more interactive features waiting to be discovered on the JBL Pulse 2.
This one was seriously trippy, I love how the lights really moved to every beat of the music it played. Even more amazing is how water bounces off the speakers when you pour some on it!
Through JBL’s technology and patents, the Xtreme’s rugged, splashproof portable speaker is empowered with four active transducers and two bass radiators that enable listeners to feel the music with its powerful sound, while on-the-go. The JBL Xtreme also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBLConnect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. This extraordinary stereo sound will fuel boundless adventures – whether indoors or outdoors, poolside or at the beach.
The JBL Xtreme isn’t just for playing music, as users can charge other devices with its dual USB charge-out ports, connect up to three smartphones or tablets and take turns playing DJ. The device also provides a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone option for clear conference calls by simply pressing a button.
JBL Reflect Mini BT,
JBL Reflect Aware™ Earphones
JBL Reflect Mini BT – a small lightweight Bluetooth sport headphone designed for ultimate comfort and stability in combination with great JBL signature sound.
JBL Reflect Aware™ – the world’s first sport headphone that delivers both best in class active noise cancelling performance and the ability to mix in sound from the environment for greater awareness of the surroundings when the user wants it.
JBL Grip – a new line of durable and comfortable headphones to enjoy JBL signature sound for action sports. Designed to never fall out and stand strong after every flip, grind and crash. Whether in the gym, on the slopes, pavement or mountain trails, JBL provides the soundtrack for every athlete.
I personally got to try the JBL Reflect Aware earphones, and the sound quality is just astounding. Surprisingly, the earphones fits in my ear really well, because I have a really bad history with in ear earphones (usually they don’t fit).
The speakers and earphones are amazing right? Wait till they announce the arrival of new products from Harman Kardon and Yurbuds this October!
For more information about the Harman Group and updates on their products do visit their websites for JBL and Harman Kardon, like them on Facebook, and Follow them on Twitter (@JBLPH) and Instagram (@jblph)
Every product posted here is currently available at JBL/Harman Kardon Concept stores and will soon be available nationwide
First two photos from 99TravelTips, others provided by JBL.
Ending this post with a photo from my blogger bestie Chessika!