JBL unveils new speaker ranges

JBL has launched a slew of new products including two new wireless earbuds – the Live Free NC+ and Reflect Mini TWS – two new mobile speaker systems – the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310 – and three new portable speakers – the Xtreme 3, Go 3 and Clip 4.

Beginning with the buds, the Live Free NC+ and Reflect Mini TWS both feature active noise cancelling and JBL’s Smart Ambient technology, designed to keep the listener aware of their surroundings when out and about. They also introduce the company’s new Dual Connect + Sync technology, which pairs with your device when the case is opened, each earbud connecting, “immediately and independently, allowing you to take calls with either side and assign unique functions to left and right.”

The £140 Live Free NC+ earbud promises up to 21 hours of combined playtime and is truly wireless as it doesn’t need cables when charging from the Qi-compatible case. Compatible with Hey Google or Amazon Alexa voice assistants via the dedicated touch control, the Live Free NC+ is also IPX7 water and sweat proof. It comes in black, white, blue and rose finishes.

The Reflect Mini TWS combines a secure ear-fin and IPX7 waterproof design with 21 hours of playtime in a discreet, compact form. Designed for working out, travel or getting work done, it comes in black, white or blue finishes and costs £130.

Additionally, the company is launching an upgrade to its Tune 220TWS in the shape of the Tune 225TWS, which boasts JBL Pure Bass Sound from a 12mm driver housed in the earbud design. It comes in six colours – black, white, pink, blue, grey and rose gold – and claims up to 25 hours of battery life, priced at £90.

On to the speaker systems, the PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310 both feature rechargeable batteries and are designed for maximum portability with either a shoulder strap or smooth-glide wheels.

The £280 PartyBox On-The-Go offers a claimed 100W of JBL Pro Sound, synced to a light show, and you can wirelessly pair two together for a dedicated stereo party sound. Boasting Bluetooth, USB and Aux connectivity it comes with a wireless microphone, bottle opener, padded shoulder strap, six-hour rechargeable battery and IPX4 splashproof protection.

The £400 PartyBox 310 has a quoted 240W of JBL Pro Sound, dual microphone and guitar inputs with built in vocal tuning,a synced light show and 18-hour battery life.

Finally, the three new portable speakers: Xtreme 3, Go 3 and Clip 4. All three are water and dust proof and also feature Bluetooth 5.1 and a USB-C connectivity. The JBL Xtreme 3 features four improved drivers and two JBL Bass Radiators, promises 15 hours of battery life with a built-in powerbank and comes in a choice of blue, black or ‘squad’ finishes. It will set you back £280.

The pocket-size JBL Go 3 is £35, plays for five hours from a single charge, will wirelessly stream from a smartphone, tablet or any other Bluetooth-enabled device, is water and dustproof and comes in black, blue, blue and pink, red, ‘squad’, pink, green and white finishes.

Completing the range, the £50 JBL Clip 4 boasts 10 hours of playtime, is both water and dustproof and comes in the same colour range as the Go 3.

Available to buy now, you can find out more about JBL's speaker ranges here.