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Three Killer JBL Products

Three Killer JBL Products

Thursday 13 May 2021
Three Killer JBL Products

When it comes to the sheer power of sound you can’t really beat JBL. The brand markets its products across three different categories – Headphones, Home Audio and Portable Audio – and it brings its patented strength to each.


Below we detail three great JBL products – one from each of the different product categories.


JBL BAR 9.1 Channel True Wireless Surround Soundbar System with Surround Speakers and Dolby Atmos


Looking to upgrade your home cinema experience? With Covid-19 shutting down movie houses, people have shifted to trying to recreate that experience in their own homes. The result has been a surge in demand for soundbars.

If you are looking for a more affordable cinema sound experience then the JBL 2.1 Soundbar with Deep Bass is a great choice. It comes in around 5.5K and it pounds out sound with over 300W of power. Its 6.5’ subwoofer slams out the bass and ups the ante in action movies and thrillers.

A mid-tier option is the JBL 5.1 Multibeam Soundbar. This awesome device mimics surround sound for a fraction of the price with specially angled speakers inside the soundbar.

But if you want the Crème-de-la-crème of the soundbars then the JBL 9.1 bar wins.

The JBL Bar 9.1 Soundbar is the latest soundbar from JBL, delivering the ultimate 3D surround sound experience without a receiver or wired speakers. Two detachable surround speakers with built-in rechargeable batteries provide up to 10 hours of detailed playback. Place them at the back of your room on a flat surface, facing inwards towards the listening area, firing upwards toward the ceiling to provide Atmos effects.

Atmos is a new surround sound format that adds elevation to your soundstage or to your mix. So, for instance, when you hear a helicopter around you, you can hear the sound way up high, when if it scoops down then the sound will come down low. So now when you watch a movie, not only does sound go front to back, left to right, it goes up and down as well.


JBL Tune 500BT Wireless on Ear Headphones


If you are looking for a pair of quality headphones you can’t really go wrong with the Tune 500BT from JBL.

With up to 16 hours of battery life (and fast charging functionality), you can pump your jams the entire day. A 3-button remote with a built-in microphone for controlling Android and iOS devices is also available.

This Bluetooth variant of the Tune 500 also has a high output, which offers bass-intensive listening pleasure even at low volume. The bass foundation reaches into both the low bass and the fundamental tone range but does not cover the middle and highs. Despite this presence in the lower frequencies, the sound image is clear, and the headphones have a well-structured stereo image. At the same time, bass-driven music styles such as hip-hop, R’n’B and electro come into their own and benefit from high sound quality, so that listening to music is a fun experience.


JBL Charge 5 Speaker Black

The JBL Charge 5 is the latest iteration of the celebrated Charge speaker line. If there is any device that typifies JBL, and which the average joe would recognize, it is the Charge speaker.

The Charge 5 continues the excellence of its predecessors with bold, rich tones and up to 20 hours of playtime when fully charged. It also comes with a nifty power bank for charging on the go.

Charge 5 is wonderfully rugged and possesses the audio capabilities to position itself as one of the top portable Bluetooth speakers around. If you are a fan of the JBL sound, want that power bank functionality or simply prefer its looks, the Charge 5 is a solid choice for a portable (and waterproof) Bluetooth speaker.

Alternatively, you can look at the Charge 4 which has been discounted with the release of the Charge 5.


Credit: Lesly Mogale – Category Manager