New line-up of products from JBL at IFA

JBL Pulse 4: A portable speaker with LED lightshow and JBL Signature sound

Pictured above, high-resolution LED lights beneath its surface produce light shows that bring a whole new dimension to your favourite songs.

The JBL Connect app allows you to choose colours and effects to suit any mood. Use your phone camera to really take customisation to the next level, letting you scan and colour-match any object that takes your fancy.

Up to two smartphones or tablets can connect at once to keep the music flowing among friends, while a 12-hour battery life and IPX7 waterproof build ensure the Pulse 4 can handle any environment. Head to the PartyBoost feature in the JBL Connect app to really crank up the fun and wirelessly connect more than 100 JBL PartyBoost enabled speakers.

“The JBL Pulse speakers are loved all over the world, thanks to their eye catching design, but we wanted to make them better while staying true to our values,” said Dave Rogers, President, HARMAN Lifestyle Audio. “The JBL Pulse 4 is unique, using cutting-edge technology that provides the perfect form for our customers to express themselves and their individuality. We’ve introduced a full speaker lightshow to really elevate the sound and make it shine.”

The JBL Pulse 4 will be available in the Autumn.

Raising the bar with new Soundbar series

JBL has introduced three brand new soundbar products at IFA, including a compact, all-in-one solution, a deep bass beauty and a surround-sound room-filler.

For ultimate movie fans, the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround provides a panoramic surround sound experience from a single bar and 10-inch wireless subwoofer, and, thanks to JBL’s proprietary MultiBeam technology, all without additional rear speakers and cables.

The special configuration of five full range drivers and two side-firing tweeters delivers a room-filling experience. JBL’s Bar 5.1 Surround seamlessly becomes part of your home wireless music system, with built in Wi-Fi, Airplay 2 and Chromecast too.

Next in the range is the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass, turning your living room into your own private cinema or stadium with built-in Dolby Digital. Offering 300W of powerful sound and a slim design, Bar 2.1 Deep Bass also lets you stream music from a mobile or tablet with Bluetooth.

The compact yet powerful JBL Bar 2.0 (left), is an all-in-one soundbar with a built-in bass port and incredibly simple set up. Perfect for those looking to boost the audio of a bedroom or small living room TV, Bar 2.0 also features built in Bluetooth for music streaming.

“JBL designs soundbars for every home environment and use case and we’ve just raised the bar with our new collection,” added Mr Rogers. “Whether customers are looking for a full surround-sound system, an amped-up bass or a sonic solution for a small space JBL soundbars turn the everyday into the epic.”

Sound on-the-go

Free from wires, the brand new JBL LIVE 300TWS (pictured) allows you to stay connected in every moment; using the Ambient Aware function you can hear what’s happening around you, so if you’re in a busy city, or listening out for your flight to be called, you’ll never miss a beat. The TalkThru mode allows you to turn the music down and talk to your friends, without removing your headphones. With Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa on-hand you get answers straight into your ears, be it directions to a gig or checking the weather.

Mr Rogers added: “Last year saw a huge increase in the true wireless headphones market. We wanted to develop a range of true wireless headphones to let everyone feel fully immersed in the moment, no matter their activity.” 

JBL LIVE 300TWS will be available from November. This product joins a growing range of True Wireless headphones from JBL, including…

The JBL REFLECT FLOW – exercise-friendly, with patented FreeBit ergonomics, easy connection to your device’s voice assistant, IPX7 waterproof rating and 30+ hours of combined playback time.

JBL’s ENDURANCE PEAK comes with 28 hours of combined playback time, meaning that sporting athletes will love the completely wire-free experience, touch controls and PowerHook design. Suitable for the gym, running or hiking, no matter the weather condition.

Or for those looking to push themselves to the limit, the UA True Wireless FLASH headphones sport wireless in-ear waterproof headphones, designed for runners, by runners. The ultra-comfortable Sport Flex Fit design keeps headphones secure to sidestep the hassle of constantly readjusting. And with UA Storm Proof waterproof technology and an IPX7 rating, these headphones can endure any sweat session or the outdoor elements.