Both the JBL Xtreme 2 and Sony XB41 are all new for 2018. And if you're in the market for a new large portable bluetooth speaker then the JBL Xtreme 2 and Sony XB41 are your most popular options out there. Personally I really like both the Sony XB41 and JBL Xtreme 2, but depending on your needs one will might be better for you than the other. So watch this Sony XB41 Vs JBL Xtreme 2 video to find out which one is right for you!
The JBL Xtreme 2 is finally here! And for the most part the JBL Xtreme 2 is a refined JBL Xtreme. And over all the JBL Xtreme 2 is a good speaker... but personally I did expect a little more. Even though the JBL Xtreme 2 sounds better, has an IPX7 certification, and JBL Connect Plus I would have liked if the JBL Xtreme 2 had a better battery life, an out doors mode button like the JBL Boombox, and maybe even quick charging.
While we wait for the JBL Xtreme 2 to get here, I thought we should take a look at the new JBL clip 3 since it was announced alongside the JBL Xtreme 2. And to be honest, the JBL Clip 3 impressed me right out of the box. The clip 3 sounds better and has a better battery life than the out going JBL clip2. Obviously the Clip 3 is no flip 4, but the Clip 3 is a good little ultra portable speaker for the price.
There has been a lot of hype around the new Zhiyun Smooth 4 smartphone gimbal. And its for good reason, the hardware is great. But I feel the Zhiyun Smooth 4 could be better is its ZY Play app had better stability and active tracking. Even though I really like the Zhiyun Smooth 4's zoom wheel, I still wish there was a joystick for for tilt and pan movements. But still if you're a mobile phone film maker the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is still a great tool to have.
There are a lot of smartphone gimbals out there, but the Zhiyun Smooth 4 and DJI Osmo Mobile 2 are perhaps the most talked about smartphone gimbals out there right now. They cost relatively the same and they both do the same thing. But I feel the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is better for filmmakers cause it manages to stabilize your phone better and the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is better for people who want to go live because of its light weight design, easy to carry handle, and USB A out makes it easy to charge you're own phone.
I don't really like on-ear headphones cause I find them uncomfortable. But my bias makes it all that more surprising how much I actually like the new Marshall MID ANC On-Ear Headphones. For $270 these headphones justify their price tag with a very premium materials and accessories, and build quality. And not to mention, the Marshall MID ANC sound very good and have some pretty good active noise cancellation. The Marshall MID ANC aren't for me, but I think they are a pretty good option for a woman looking for some low profile headphones.
Sony has a pretty large ANC headphones line up, and personally I love the Sony 1000XM2 cause they have the best active noise cancelation on the market right now. But Im also a fan of the Sony H.ear On 2 cause of their roomie ear cups design and I really like the Extra Bass on the XB950N1. Even Sony's WH-CH700N are a great pair of Budget ANC Headphones. But trying to choose between the Sony 1000XM2, Sony H.ear On 2, Sony XB950N1 and Sony WH-CH700N can be a little hard. So today we're going to break down Sony's ANC headphone line up so you can choose the right ANC headphones for you.
The Sony 1000XM2 has the best Active Noise Cancelation on the market right now. But I know dropping $350 on a pair of ANC Headphones is a lot for some people. So today we are going to be taking a look at 3 ANC headphones in the $200 budget range. Specifically the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC700BT, the Sony WH-CH700N and the JBL Everest Elite 750NC because they are usually on sale now.