JBL’s Xtreme 2 ships this spring in three colour choices for $300.

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JBL introduced a number of new merchandise at CES 2018, a few of which I coated from the present. One I did not get an opportunity to jot down up was the upcoming Xtreme 2 wi-fi speaker, the the subsequent era of the corporate’s well-regarded jumbo moveable Bluetooth speaker. It is resulting from ship this spring for $300 (£250, $AU350).

Whereas the Xtreme 2 is not fairly as large as the everyday boombox from yesteryear (JBL’s bigger Boombox is), the concept is is that it is supposed to place out almost as a lot sound as one. To that finish, JBL has upgraded the drivers within the Xtreme 2 so the speaker has larger, fatter sound with much more bass. And now it is absolutely waterproof.

I had a fast take heed to it on the present, nevertheless it was arduous to inform simply how a lot improved its sound really is since I did not have the sooner mannequin to check it to. Nevertheless, for what it is value, JBL was providing up a listening check vs. the equally priced UE Megaboom and Xtreme 2 clearly output extra bass and quantity. Nevertheless, the Megaboom is a considerably smaller, extra moveable speaker. 

I will have a full overview of the Xtreme 2 as soon as I get my palms on a overview pattern this spring. For now, listed here are its key specs, in response to JBL:

Wirelessly join as much as two smartphones or tabletsBuilt-in rechargeable Li ion battery helps as much as 15-hours of playtimeIPX7 Waterproof (speaker will be submerged in water).JBL Join+-enabled (hyperlink as much as 100 JBL Join+-enabled audio system collectively)Up to date drivers and passive bass radiatorsColors: Midnight black, forest inexperienced, and ocean blueEquipped with noise- and echo-canceling speakerphoneAvailable this spring for $300 (£250, $AU350)

The Xtreme 2 has new passive bass radiators.

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