There are now 16 different speakers in the JBL portable Bluetooth speaker range including three OK Google voice-controlled LINK speakers. GadgetGuy has become quite a fan of the JBL sound signature.
No, JBL does not sound for ‘Just Bloody Loud’. Its native sound signature is a warm and sweet (bass/mids boosted, treble recessed). What that means is fatigue free listening, warm upper-bass, solid-mids, and little treble harshness.
It is the native signature many brands try to achieve (but usually fail) especially from a portable speaker or headphones where software EQ is not available.
GadgetGuy has not yet reviewed the new Go 2, Clip 3 and Extreme 2 speakers. But based on JBL experience this should be their signature too. Something that is not easy to do in a portable speaker, much less a waterproof one.
Sound Signature 101
Surprisingly there are only six native sound signatures
- Analytical: (bass/mids recessed, treble boosted)
- Balanced: (bass boosted, mids recessed, treble boosted)
- Bass: (bass boosted, mids/treble recessed)
- Mid: (bass recessed, mids boosted, treble recessed)
- Warm and Sweet (bass/mids boosted, treble recessed)
- Bright Vocal (bass recessed, mids/treble boosted)
Go 2 has
- 5 hours of playtime. 730mAh battery requires 5V/.5A for a 2.5-hour recharge
- 1 x 40mm 3W speaker with 180Hz-20kHz frequency response and 80dB volume
- IPX7 waterproof
- noise-cancelling speakerphone
- audio cable input
- 2 x 86.0 x 31.6 (mm) x 184g
- Website https://www.jbl.com.au/JBL+GO+2.html
Clip 3 has
- 10 hours of playtime. 1000mAh battery requires 5V/.5A for a 3-hour recharge
- 1 x 40mm 3W speaker with 120Hz-20kHz frequency response and >80dB volume
- 137 x 97 x 46 (mm) x 210g
- Tough built-in carabine
- IPX7 waterproof design
- Noise-cancelling speakerphone
- Website https://www.jbl.com.au/JBL+CLIP+3.html