Today we’re going to break down JBL’s current portable speaker line up. Everything from the small and affordable but surprisingly useful Clip 3, the work horse that is the JBL Flip 4, the Old man Charge 3, the incredible looking Pulse 3, the versatile Xtreme 2 and the big daddy JBL Boombox. Lets find out which of these speakers is right for you.
Why Get the JBL Xtreme2 when for not that much more you can just upgrade to the JBL Boombox. And to that I say its kinds of like picking between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus... Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S9 Plus. Sure there are some improvements when picking the JBL Boombox, but you also have to take into account size preference and what your needs are. And for some people they'll might be better off going with the JBL Xtreme 2. So if you need help deciding checkout this JBL Boombox Vs JBL Xtreme2 video.
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.
The Sony XB41 is a very welcomed improvement over the Sony XB40. The Sony XB41 looks much better than the XB40 and its also much more durable. For the type of music I listen to I think the Sony XB41 sounds better than the JBL Xtreme. Although the JBL Xtreme 2 is right around the corner, I think the Sony XB41 is strong contender for this years best improved award.
Sony is clearly coming after JBL with their new XB21 XB31 and XB41 portable bluetooth speakers. The new Sony XB31 in particular is almost better than the JBL Pulse 3 and JBL Charge 3. The XB31 sounds great, has a decent battery, and its now more durable than the other 2 JBL Speakers. Don't get me wrong, I love my JBL Pulse 3... But for most people I think they will be better off with Sony XB31.
I've always really like the Sony XB30, and now theres the Sony XB31. The Sony XB31 isn't entirely new but its a much tougher and much more refined Sony XB30. Although both the Sony XB31 and Sony XB30 sound exactly the same, the XB31 looks much better and its much more durable than the out going Sony XB30.