So at my work I can’t have headphones. Its a loud industrial workspace, so with an idiot on the hi-lo all the time I get it. Took me a month to get a nOK on a speaker, and this is what I got.
Now, I’d have rather had a JBL Charge series speaker as it had a better battery, but I bought it at midnight so my next day wouldn’t be miserable.
So with that, my use for this speaker is, again, in a loud ass factory. Its cranked up to 100% and the battery is done after 6.5 hours. Thats impressive for being wireless and having a 12hr rated battery. So, to geth through my 10 hour shift and not want to die, I plug in my 10500 PNY battery bank to it. It takes almost no juice off the battery and keeps it powered, though it still does draw from the battery super heavy even on the 2.4A line so be aware of that. The unit’s main battery still dhischarges even when on another battery.
The speaker itself is simple. Bluetooth connect, vol up, vol down, and a play button. The power button has a battery status light and if you have other JBL speakers you can use JBL connect and have them all over your house in a private bluetooth mesh network. I might actually consider this so I have google home around my house someday.
Price? 100 bucks. I don’t have a problem with this for the audio quality. Older versions are arguably worth the 20-45 bucks off if you just want a speaker, but I like to be up to date.
Audio quality? Actually? I can hear everything. Theres a little bit of high end shimmer with basic lo-fi benchmarks and more complex drum and bass, but I got used to it. If its not turned up to 100% you don’t hear it. But, for example:
This is the benchmark I use for most shimmer and reverb tests. Like my Pioneer HDJ-X7’s, I can hear everything without an issue at all.
Thats pretty much everything I know on it.