OK Google tell me about the JBL Link 300

JBL Link 300

The JBL Link 300 Bluetooth speaker continues the new tradition of its OK Google enabled portable JBL Link 10 and 20 – far better sound!

JBL Link 300 joins the explosion of Google Assistant Speakers expected to be in almost every home by year-end. You buy this one for room-filling sound, and OK Google is a bonus. Price is A$349.95.

The JBL Link 300 is currently it’s biggest, loudest, bass-est speaker- the larger Link 500 is not here yet. It pumps out 2 x 25W (50W RMS) from an 89mm woofer and a 20mm tweeter. Frequency response is from 55Hz-22kHz (good middle/high-range bass, mid and treble – balanced) and 24-bit/96kHz sound.

JBL Link 300

Music codecs include HE-ACC, LC-ACC, MP3, WAV, FLAC and more. It works with YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music and a range of smart home hubs.

It also has Wi-Fi AC (dual band) and Bluetooth 4.2. So it can be an OK Google speaker as well as a music speaker attached to an iOS or Android smartphone or PC. Or, if you are clever, a Wi-Fi music speaker attacked to a DLNA network storage AV server. Or a Chromecast Google Home multi-room speaker.

All in a squashed football shaped 23.6 x 13.4 x 15.4cm x 1.7kg package. It requires a 240V power source (adaptor supplied).

JBL Link 300“We are thrilled to pair JBL’s incredible legacy of award-winning sound with our growing line-up of voice-controlled speakers,” said Michael Mauser, President of the Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “JBL LINK is a first-class wireless smart speaker that allows consumers to entertain and enjoy world-class sound in a sleek package.”

GadgetGuy’s take – JBL Link 300 is a great OK Google Home speaker

OK Google we have not reviewed this yet. But we were impressed with the sound of the portable Link 10 and 20 – this builds on their strengths.

JBL Link 300
Rear view – white is not available here yet

And there is not a lot of point talking about OK Google – it can do that for itself. OK Get over asking it dumb questions like the weather. It is a  tool to set alarms and reminders, access vast music libraries and eventually control a smart home.