Aside from smart things and smartphones, a number of new audio accessories have just been announced at the IFA 2015 in Berlin this week. Harman showcased a slew of JBL and Harman Kardon-branded Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, and portable audio system. Harman has a lot of new offerings for audiophiles this year that if you’re a fan of the brand, you might have a hard time choosing which model to purchase.
Let’s start off with the JBL Pulse 2…
The JBL Pulse 2 is a portable speaker that is known for its light display. It’s also a splashproof speaker device so it’s perfect to use during pool parties or other indoor events that may get crazy. (Overflowing drinks? No problem.) Speaker is in sync with every song that plays. This is perfect for music lovers who really love to party. Or even if you’re not, you can just spend hours watching the light display and be mesmerized. You can connect up to three mobile devices that can take turns playing music up to ten hours non-stop. You can also receive calls from the speaker, as well as, customize a lightshow for your favorite songs. Available this month with a $199.95 price tag.
The JBL Flip 3 is a more rugged portable speaker than can withstand any weather. The Flip 3 is an award-winning speaker series and JBL is introducing the latest version of this wireless speaker that you can bring everywhere with you. This audio system is rugged and is splashproof so you can enjoy your favorite playlist all day long. This one boasts of a noise and echo cancelling features for super clear calls and high-quality audio listening. Now available in stores for only $99.95.
Next in line is the JBL Xtreme Portable Bluetooth Speaker that promises concert-quality sound, thanks to the bass radiators and active transducers. As with the Flip 3 speaker, this one also comes with a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone that you can use to take hands-free calls. It can last longer up to 15 hours and can even juice up other small devices via the dual USB ports. It’s ready for extreme adventures, thanks to the splashproof design, rubber housing, and durable fabric material the speaker is made of. Available in black, red or blue. Available in the US this coming September 27 for $299.95. Item is currently available in Europe.
The JBL Reflect Mini BT is an ultra stable, comfortable, and lightweight headphone pair that is is best for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. You can use this during any workout, run, or any sports-related activity as it’s Bluetooth-compatible and offer a secure fit for any user. It may be lighter and slower than the previous model but this one offers more powerful audio. You can use it to accept calls hands-free and listen to music up to 8 hours. Making this a winner is the fact that it is sweat proof so you don’t have to worry about your sweat seeping inside after a hardcore workout. Available in red, blue, teal and black. A pair costs $99.95 when it becomes available in October.
JBL Trip is a new in-vehicle portable audio system that delivers high quality sound and functionality even when you’re on-the-run. As with any other audio system we’ve introduced, this one allows hands-free voice calls so you can freely drive and navigate. It’s got noise cancelling technology as well so you are promised excellent clarity all the time. It’s also easy to install. Just clip it to a car’s visor and you’re good to go and start driving with your favorite music playing. Available this month for $99.
The Harman Kardon Esquire 2 is another wireless audio system that brings function and style together. It offers high audio quality all the time and, of course, hands-free teleconferencing for those who need to take calls with excellent quality. The Esquire 2 is a thing of beauty but it doesn’t compromise audio experience. It boasts of Harman Kardon’s sound engineering system so you know it’s top of the line. It also comes with 360-degree voice pick-up and quad-microphone VoiceLogic noise and echo canceling technology system for unparalled teleconferencing features. Available this October for $199.95.