We are getting a bundle of new JBL speakers and headphones today. Just about all of its current generation speakers are getting refreshed today, including the Xtreme 2, GO2, and the JBL Clip 3, but we are also getting new party speakers and a series of truly wireless headphones. Hit the jump for a closer look at all of the updated 2020 JBL audio gear announced today.
New JBL speakers:
To kick-off today’s announcement, let’s take a look at the new JBL speakers. We are getting updated versions of the Xtreme 2, GO2, and the JBL Clip 3 today with upgraded internals, “bold logo design, and hot new colors to match the powerful audio.”
First up is the JBL Xtreme 3 with four “improved” drivers and a pair of JBL Bass Radiators. It boasts 15 hours of battery life, IP67 water- and dust-proof ratings, Bluetooth v5.1, a USB-C power adapter, and three new colorways: black, blue, and a sort of camouflage treatment known as Squad.
The new JBL speakers will begin shipping in October of this year starting with the Xtreme 3 at $349.95 — the same price JBL Xtreme 2 goes for on Amazon right now.
Next up, we have the street fashion-inspired JBL Go 3 — “JBL’s smallest speaker.” This extremely portable model features a
50-hour 5-hour battery life on a single charge, the same water and dust-proof ratings as the Extreme 3, USB-C connectivity, and an integrated carrying loop. The color options are much more varied here as well with black, blue, blue & pink, red, squad, pink, green, and white options on tap.
The JBL Go 3 will also come available in October at $39.95.
The new JBL Clip 4 also offers a heightened level of portability with its integrated carabiner, but it falls in between today’s new releases in terms of its feature set. The Clip is now both water- and dust-proof like the other new models getting announced today, but it sports double the battery life of the mini Go 3 with its own list of color options: black, blue, blue & pink, red, squad, pink, green and white.
The new JBL Clip 4 is coming in November 2020 at $69.95 or about $10 more than the current generation model is fetching.
Party speakers too:
The new JBL speakers don’t stop there, though. Also part of today’s wide-ranging product unveil, JBL is introducing a pair of new big-boy party drivers as well. The new PartyBox On-The-Go is now available at $299.95, but the upcoming PartyBox 310 won’t begin shipping until September of this year. Here are some of the most notable specs for the new JBL speakers:
JBL PartyBox On-The-Go:
- Powerful JBL Pro Sound with 100W output
- Padded shoulder strap and 6 hours battery life for ultimate portability
- Wireless mic included with bass, treble and echo tuning
- Light show synced to the beat of the music
- Physical mic and guitar inputs
- IPX4 splashproof
JBL PartyBox 310:
- Powerful JBL Pro Sound with 240W output
- 18-hour battery life and smooth-glide wheels
- Dazzling light show synced with PartyBox App control
- IPX4 splashproof
- Dual mic and guitar inputs with built-in vocal tuning
New JBL Truly Wireless Headphones:
(Update 9/2 2:00 p.m.): JBL has informed us that the two headphone launches below are actually European releases only.
Outside of today’s new JBL speaker announcements, the company is also introducing a pair of new truly wireless earbuds.
The JBL Live FREE NC+ are coming in October alongside the new JBL speakers at 159€ in black, white, blue, and rose. They boast active noise cancellation with up to 21 hours of combined playback when you factor in the included charging case. They are Qi-compatible, feature a USB-C charging case, implement an IPX7 water-resistance, and have built-in voice assistants courtesy of Google and Amazon.
JBL’s new Reflect MINI TWS are also hitting in October at 149€ in black, blue, and white. They are essentially the same as the Live FREE NC+ above in terms of features but are specifically designed for workouts. You’ll find the same active noise canceling with Smart Ambient tech but with added adjustable ear-fins for a secure fit.
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