The audio giant used IFA 2021 as an opportunity to show their 2021 updates for their most loved products.
The big star is definitely the new JBL Flip 6, which will retail for $130 when it launches in December.
JBL Flip 6
The JBL Flip 6 might look identical to the previous model but on the inside it has a new “audio configuration”, using a dual passive radiator, a separate tweeter and a racetrack-shaped woofer.
It offers 12 hours of playback, is fitted with Bluetooth 5.1 and has the IP67 water and dustproof rating.
For bigger parties, JBL introduced two models – the Partybox 110 and Partybox 710, going for $400 and $700 respectively.
JBL PartyBox 110 and PartyBox 710
The cheaper model, the JBL PartyBox 110, has a 160-watt output with angled-back design for better sound projection, dynamic light show syncs, guitar and mic inputs for karaoke and True Wireless Stereo which lets you join two speakers together.
All of this comes with an IPX4 splash-proof rating and 12 hours of battery life.
For double that price, you can pick the top of the line JBL Partybox 710, a huge speaker with an 800-watt RMS output.
This one comes with two 2.75-inch low distortion tweeters, two improved high sensitivity 8-inch excursion drivers and improved bass reflex port for stronger and deeper bass.
It also has a light show that syncs with the beat of the music and has a color running strobe, color projection light, club light and even starry light. It comes equipped with wheels and a handle and also carries the IPX4 splash-proof rating.
JBL Reflect Flow Pro
As for new headphones, JBL introduced the JBL Reflect Flow Pro, a pair of $180 earbuds with active noise cancelling.
With ANC on, the JBL Reflect Flow Pro have 8 hours of battery life and another 20 in the case, and if you turn it off, the battery life goes up to 10 hours (with another 20 in the case).
They’re compatible with Qi Wireless chargers and a 10 minute charge gives you an hour of playtime. They’re also IP68 wave proof protected and feature sport fins so you can use them during most workouts.
JBL Tune 230NC and JBL Tune 130NC
Cheaper options are the new JBL Tune 230NC and the Tune 130NC, each with a different form factor but both available at $100.
The JBL Tune 230NC have the added bonus of silicone tips over their predecessor. They feature active noise cancelling, 5.8mm drivers, four mic technology (2 on each bud) and touch controls.
They’re IPX4 water and sweat-resistant and feature 40 hours of playtime (10 hours on the buds and another 30 in the case), with speed charging that gives you an hour of playtime in just a 10 minute charge.
The Tune 130NC keep most of these features but have the traditional bud design and 10mm drivers.
The same bud design is found in the cheaper fitness model called JBL Endurance race.
This one costs $80 and lacks active noise cancellation. What they do have is a waterproof IP67 rating, TwistLock and Enhancer Technologies and a ruggedized charging case that keeps two extra 10 hour charges.
For fans of over-the-ears headphones, JBL introduced two models – one designed for kids, and one for gamers.
JBL JR 460NC and JBL Quantum 360 Gaming Headset
The JBL JR 460NC is the first pair of kids’ headphones from JBL to include active noise cancelling and feature a volume limiter that doesn’t allow sound to pass over 85db.
They offer a up to 20 hour battery life and quick charge that tops them up in just two hours. They will retail for $80.
And lastly, meet the gaming headphones JBL brought at IFA. It’s the latest model in the Quantum series.
The JBL Quantum 350 wired gaming headset can be used by both PC and Playstation gamers with a 2.4G wireless USB dongle and can be used in wired mode with a USB-C cable.
They have a 22 hour battery life and a five minutes charge using the USB-C cable gives you one hour of playback.