Soundbars, headphones and speakers were among the best-selling JBL items during the pandemic, as a lot of people who found themselves stuck at home decided to upgrade their entertainment systems to watch Netflix, movies or listen to their favorite music. And as work from home and distance learning became the norm, sales of headphones/earphones continued to surge in the past few months.
This was shared by Harman Philippines, Country Head, Larry Secreto as JBL Philippines, revealed their latest consumer, and semi-professional audio lineup that’s scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season.
He also noted the strong demand for JBL’s Quantum line, a new category specifically targeting gamers.
According to Secreto, their online presence both on Shopee and Lazada as well as other online appliances retailers, helped consumers get access to all of JBLs various products safely and more conveniently. He even shared that JBL products would soon be available at beautymnl.com.
In its first-ever online launch, JBL, a brand under Harman, presented an exciting lineup of home and personal audio offerings that will meet the demands of every type of consumer.
Here are our favorite picks that would make a great purchase for yourself or as a gift to your loved ones.
1.JBL PartyBox On-the-Go:
While office Christmas parties have been canceled this year it doesn’t mean you can’t have small gatherings with your friends and the JBL PartyBox On-the-Go, may just be the thing you need to get the party started. The JBL PartyBox On-the-Go appeals to the karaoke-loving Filipinos as this portable party speaker comes with two JBL wireless microphones with a 10-meter range good for sing-along sessions with family and friends. Similar to its siblings in the JBL PartyBox line, it delivers music with a powerful bass courtesy of JBL’s 100W Pro Signature Sound that’s complemented with a synchronized light show and carries the same plug-n-play mic and guitar inputs.
Since it’s designed for users to take the party anywhere they go, the JBL PartyBox On-the-Go has IPX4 splash proof protection making it the ideal audio buddy for beach and poolside parties. What makes the JBL PartyBox On-the-Go even more interesting as a party speaker is its shoulder strap which has a bottle opener attached to it. The JBL PartyBox On-the-Go also offers continuous and convenient music playback with its 6-hour battery life and Bluetooth and USB port music sources.
The JBL PartyBox On-the-Go retails for P20,999 and will be available by the end of 2020.
2. JBL Xtreme 3:
JBL has likewise launched in the Philippines the upgraded JBL Xtreme 3 which now has four improved drivers plus two JBL Bass Radiators, providing a powerful sound in a sleek form factor. This speaker has a 15-hour battery life and comes with a built-in power bank which can simultaneously charge devices through its USB-C power input. Its Bluetooth v5.1 feature allows up to two devices to be connected to the JBL Xtreme 3 to take turns in playing their favorite tunes delivered with JBL Pro Sound.
The JBL Xtreme 3 can also be connected to speakers compatible with the JBL PartyBoost app for an amplified music experience. For rugged portability, the JBL Xtreme 3 comes with IP67 protection making it safe from dust and water splashes. The JBL Xtreme 3 retails for P16,999 and will be available by the end of 2020.
3.JBL Go 3:
One of the most popular and well-loved JBL speakers, the JBL Go 3 is a pocket-sized portable speaker that doesn’t compromise in audio performance. Veering away from the previous straightforward cube design of the JBL Go and the JBL Go 2 variants, the JBL Go 3 now has a rectangular form factor with rounded edges dressed in a mesh outer cover for added aesthetics and protection.
On top of its IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating. This petite yet powerful speaker can deliver non-stop music with punchy bass, clear mids, and outstanding highs for five hours straight through its Bluetooth v5.1 connection. Also an upgrade from the previous JBL Go speakers is the inclusion of a USB-C connection for faster and steadier charging.
The JBL Go 3 retails for P2,399 and will be available by mid-November.
4. JBL BoomBox 2:
With a design that’s reminiscent of the cassette tape-bearing portable music players the BoomBox2 is JBL’s own take on a symbol of music from the past. The JBL BoomBox 2 is the loudest BoomBox JBL has made to date, and this can be proven with its monstrous bass. This speaker offers a 24-hour music playback and allows users to charge their devices with its built-in power bank.
Just like most JBL speakers, the JBL BoomBox 2 is compatible with the JBL PartyBoost mode which means users can connect more JBL speakers for an all-out music-filled party. Made for outdoor entertainment, the JBL BoomBox 2 is IPX7-rated, meaning it can survive being submerged in water up to three-feet deep.
The JBL Boombox 2 retails for P23,999 and will be available by the end of 2020.
5. JBL Club Series:
My current favorite headphones, this much-awaited premium line of JBL headphones, is comprised of the JBL CLUB ONE, JBL CLUB 950NC, and the JBL CLUB 700BT. First announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the JBL CLUB series is the first line of JBL headphones inspired by touring musicians.
Among the JBL CLUB Series high-end features include its High Res certified graphene drives, True Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC), and SilentNow listening capabilities which makes the audio experience a hundred times better than normal over-ear and on-ear headphones. On top of these, the JBL CLUB Series also has Google Assistant services and is the first line of headphones to carry Harman’s Personi-Fi technology which allows users to customize and calibrate the headphones according to their preferences.
These Bluetooth headphones can also be used with their package-included 1.2m audio cable and microphone. For utmost ergonomics and premium-looking aesthetics, the JBL CLUB Series comes clad in sleek black leather.
The JBL CLUB Series is now available in the market at P19,599 for JBL CLUB One, P13,799 for JBL CLUB 950NC, and P8,599 for JBL CLUB 700BT.
6. JBL Tune 115 TWS earphones:
True wireless earphones have become 2020’s must have gadgets and JBL latest line of TWS devices carry functions not just for a hassle-free listening experience but also with the signature JBL sound.First on the list of the new true wireless earphones to be available in the local market is the JBL 115TWS. Carrying the JBL Pure Bass Sound, this pair of comfort-fit cable-free earphones boast a combined battery life of 21 hours — 6 hours from the earbuds and 15 hours from the charging case. This also has the Dual Connect feature which allows users to utilize either earbud in stereo or mono mode. For ease of use, the JBL Tune 115TWS promotes hand-free calls and quick access to Voice Assistant. The JBL Tune 115TWS will be available in PH by the end of 2020 for P4,699.
7. JBL Tune 125TWS
This is the JBL first product to have the Fast Pair feature, which allows the earbuds to instantly connect to a music source right after they’re taken out of the case. This pair also has the Dual Connect feature which gives users the freedom to listen with either of the earbuds. With this, users can save the battery life of the JBL Tune 125TWS to further prolong its 8-hour music playback capability. This is on top of the 24-hour battery life this device has stored in its charging case.
Apart from the signature JBL Pure Bass Sound, the JBL Tune 125TWS has a range of features for ease of use including hands-free calls, a built-in microphone, and accessible controls on both earbuds. The JBL Tune 125TWS retails for P5,999 and will be available by the end of 2020.The JBL Tune 225TWS, on the other hand, carries the same features as the JBL 125TWS.
While the JBL tune 125TWS is designed in a small circular physique, the JBL tune 225TWS comes with a stem wherein users can access audio controls like switching to the next or previous tracks, or increasing and decreasing volume. The JBL Tune 225TWS offers a combined battery life of 25 hours from the pair of earphones itself and its pocketable charging case. The JBL Tune 225TWS retails for P7,199 and will be available by the end of 2020.
Bringing in the holiday cheer, JBL is set to host its #Squadgoals promo which will take place from November 1 to December 31. For every purchase of selected products under the JBL’s portable and radio speakers, headphones, and home entertainment offerings, customers are entitled to get a free limited edition JBL Go 3 Squad speaker.
Qualified customers must register at www.harmanwarranty.com with their complete
name, contact number, complete mailing address, email address, store/ branch where the item was purchased, product model and serial number, purchase date and upload the official receipt.
Get to know more about JBL’s wide array of audio products through its official website: www.jbl.com.ph. For more details about pricing and availability, visit JBL Philippines on Facebook and @jblph on Instagram.