IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Updated JBL Pulse 2 with the camera can memorize and reproduce color, mini soundbar JBL Boost TV, line of headphones JBL Everest, «bundle» FitBit YurBuds and other interesting models with IFA 2015.

Stand for comparing columns

The JBL prepare a separate room where you can compare the sound of various systems, a selection of price categories. In my opinion, a very controversial selection of competitors, in all cases, including budget Bose plays better than Flip, among large columns comparison is not entirely correct, Xtreme’s just more of itself. In general, we wanted to show the difference clearly, turned strange. However, it should be noted he stand, perfectly made, you can quickly play music on the first or second system, there is no delay when switched on.

Harman / Kardon Esguire 2

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Most small version of Esquire Mini, imagine that it has increased almost fourfold. This system has its own chip, there are four microphones for the organization of negotiations or meetings, promise tremendous voice quality. Column works 8 hours of music playback, due to the fact that the body is flat, it can be worn in a simple portfolio.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Harman / Kardon Onyx Studio 2

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Remember column H / K Onyx? Quite an interesting system and in terms of functionality and in terms of design, there was still a carrying handle made of metal. In general, here’s an overview.

And Onyx Studio 2 is a budget version of Onyx, there is no handle, but retained an interesting sound (for the money), 5:00 heater can operate in isolation from the mains, a built-in microphone. In Europe, Harman / Kardon Onyx Studio 2 is 229 euros, almost twice cheaper than usual Onyx.

JBL Xtreme

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

A large column of water protection, in principle, it can be used as a single audio system in a small apartment, enough power. In case there are slots for attaching the strap to wear Xtreme shoulder. Left and right are the same movable elements, like the Charge 2, very nice framed to protect ports, rubberized zipper to avoid dripping. Soon there will be a review on the site, Xtreme is a very curious thing.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

JBL Everest

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

An interesting line of headphones, there is a plug-in JBL Everest 100, overhead 300 JBL Everest and “monitors» JBL Everest 700, larger versions are equipped with noise reduction. In general, noise control is the same trend as the protection of water. Apparently, consumers have realized the benefits of this function, and focus groups to respond positively NC.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Larger Everest interesting design if you look at the article on headphones Sony, presented at the IFA, you probably see the similarity. Nothing more, simple form, matte casing. The same trends in all companies. At Everest is very well-made controls, the finger immediately gets to the right place. Listen managed 700 JBL Everest, “denoising” works well, the sound quality is difficult to assess.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

JBL Grip 200 and cooperation with FitBit

As for JBL Grip 200, they have been developed in conjunction with snowboarder Ben Ferguson, and, ostensibly, they are able to stay in your ears even when performing complex tricks. Well, even on the bench I found interesting “bundle», FitBit Charge plus YurBuds (company owned by JBL, headphones for jogging), set for active lifestyles. I think these here things are lacking, many people will not understand what headphones sport, which are not, then both manufacturers benefit, well, the consumer can immediately go to a box in the gym or use accessories while running on the street .

AKG N-90Q

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Headphones and a half thousand euros c the active noise reduction system and built-in DAC, developed in collaboration with Quincy Jones, the announcement took place in the summer, in the European retail model is already sold. The sound quality is amazing, listening on the bench. Despite its weight, it sits well. Headphones work 12 hours and then you have to charge, there is even a complete external battery (still, 1,500 euros). Walk past the model could not, here are some pictures – have long wanted to hold in your hand, that’s possible.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

JBL Pulse 2

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Let me remind you, the first JBL Pulse has a unique design, the speaker system is surrounded by a light that creates a very interesting effect, for many consumers Pulse 2 was the impulse purchase. A man comes into the store (or read the review), and involuntary hand reaches for the purse.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

In the second version was more than any tricks, some of them unique. Imagine speakers have a camera, you can bring it to the surface, press the button on the front panel. Column stores color and reproduces it on the body – if you shake the column, the colors are mixed. For example, you can take a picture my car and get the same color. Or jacket, or a wall, anything. All this is necessary to show, to tell difficult. The system called Prism. In addition, the second version has a splash protection for a short time it can be immersed in water, battery life of 10 hours, supported by JBL Connect, any device can be connected to each other in the exhibition five Pulse 2 run concurrently. There speakerphone. The sound quality of the exhibition did not really appreciated, but as said on the stand in comparison with the first version there were some improvements. Let’s see when the sample arrives. Design has become more aggressive in general, this applies to all systems upgraded JBL. Sales column will appear in October.

JBL Boost TV

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL

Miniature soundbar, positioning is very simple – Boost in any case better speaker in televisions and inexpensive system can be used while watching movies, and paired with game consoles. To fully appreciate the failed sample wait. I think that the JBL try to experiment with form factors soundbar, those who want the most miniature decision certainly pay attention to Boost.

IFA 2015. New products Harman and JBL updated: September 5, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis