In another milestone event, JBL Philippines recently had their product launch in an intimate face-to-face event with members of the tech press to give an update on their company status and new product line.
JBL has had a very strong presence in the audio gear market thanks to their family of products spanning from high-end audio to personal listening. In the event, JBL announced a new pair of ANC true wireless ear buds, another set of ear buds for the active lifesrtyle, a new PartyBox speaker and a brand new condenser microphone as part of their Quantum gaming product line.
Noise-Cancelling True Wireless Earbuds: JBL Tune 230NC, Tune 130NC and Endurance RACE
JBL’s earbuds line-up receive the much awaited noise-cancelling treatment as JBL debuts a pair of true wireless earbuds feature active noise cancellation with the TUNE 230NC and the TUNE 130NC: the TUNE230NC features a stem-shape while the TUNE 130NC has a more traditional earbud design.
JBL TUNE 230NC TWS
The TUNE 230NC features JBL’s signature pure bass sound and features 5.8mm drivers. Four (4) microphones work together for the best call experience. JBL’s 200-series earbuds design continue to evolve with the TUNE 230NC with a slicker design and will be available in various colors for different tastes.
New improvements in battery life sees total playtime at 40 hours with a single earphone charge lasting almost 8 hours in my testing. A 10-minute charge is expected to give about an hour of playtime.
The JBL Tune 230NC will retail for P5,999.
JBL TUNE 130NC TWS
The JBL Tune 130NC features larger 10mm drivers but offers the same 40-hour playback of its stem TWS sibling as well as 4 microphones for crisp voice audio. The Tune 130NC is part of the Tune 100-series earbuds styling from JBL and is ideal for who want a more discrete pair of listening devices with active noise cancelling.
The JBL Tune 130NC will retail for P5,999.
JBL Endurance Race TWS
The JBL ENDURANCE RACE is a pair of true wireless earbuds from JBL designed for active users. With an IP67 rating, the Endurance Race can endure sweat and splashes of water for even the most demanding workout or sports activity. JBL rates the Endurance Race for a total of 30 hours playback.
The JBL ENDURANCE RACE will retail for P4,999.
JBL QUANTUM STREAM USB Condenser Microphone
With streaming and web conferences becoming the norm the past 2 years, audio has been an integral part of our daily lives. You can get away with a cheap webcam but a cheap microphone will almost automatically get your audience yawning or clicking away. For streamers, this can definitely hinder growth and for online workers, it really hurts communications and potential collaboration.
Condenser microphones have went from the studio to the desktop and the days of Php20,000 condenser mic are now being replaced with more accessible condenser microphones for all users.
As part of JBL’s gaming lineup, JBL Quantum, the JBL Quantum Stream is the company’s first gaming microphone but can be used in any application. Featuring an intuitive design, the JBL Quantum Stream features tap-to-mute on the top and a gain knob for monitoring volume.
The JBL Quantum Stream features cardioid and omnidirectional pick-up patterns for single-user and group use. The mic features two 14mm electret mic capsule and supports 24-bit 96khz sampling. But best of all, all of this come in a lightweight 248gram body with an included stand. The ball-jointed, flat-base stand allows some articulation on the neck and is completely removable for mounting on microphone arms.
The JBL Quantum Stream is a plug-n-play compatible but works best with the JBL Quantum software for customization of the RGB lighting and other features.
The JBL Quantum Stream will retail for P5,499.
JBL PartyBox Encore Essential
Joining the JBL PartyBox family of speakers is their smallest speaker yet: the JBL PartyBox Encore Essential is a standalone Bluetooth speaker feature 100W RMS output and the signature RGB illumination from JBL.
Rated for up to 6 hours of battery life, the ultra-handy PartyBox Encore Esential goes even smaller than the PartyBox On-the-Go with more compact body. The speaker is designed with IPX4 splashproof rating so it can be used near bodies of water like a pool or the beachside.
The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential supports Bluetooth, USB and AUX input for various types of sources and new app features allow more dynamic lighting option on the PartyBox Encore Essential.
JBL Partybox Encore Essential will be available online and in stores on June 30, 2022 for P15,999.
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