JBL Xtreme 2 is the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker that effortlessly delivers dynamic and immersive stereo sound. The speaker is armed with four drivers, two JBL Bass Radiators, a rechargeable 10,000mAh Li-ion battery supporting up to 15 hours of playtime. On top of these, the speaker carries a convenient USB charge out. The speaker is IPX7 rated, featuring a waterproof design, with rugged fabric in exclusive colors complementing the Xtreme 2. Together with JBL Connect+ it can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers to elevate your listening experience and making the party even bigger. The speaker carries integrated hooks, a durable metal base, and an added bottle opener to the carrying strap adding to the consumer convenience level whilst on the go. Not to forget it’s just as well a perfect audio solution for any home. Whether in the living room, poolside, or tailgating for the big game, it brings bold sound, wherever!
JBL Xtreme 2 – Product information
|JBL Xtreme 2 – Black
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming
- 15 hours of playtime
- IPX7 waterproof
- Durable fabric and rugged material
- Connector type: 3.5 millimeter stereo
- Power source type: Battery powered
JBL Xtreme 2 – Ideal for large parties
Another plus point is the extreme volume. This speaker can easily fill large rooms with sound and even loud ambient noises outside are easily drowned out. If that’s not enough, you can use the free JBL Connect app to connect two speakers to a stereo pair and thus further improve the sound. This works not only with a second JBL Xtreme 2, but also with the first generation models and the JBL Pulse 3 .
Just hang out
JBL has also come up with a gimmick or two when it comes to equipment and mobility. The Bluetooth speaker is relatively heavy at around 2.4 kilograms, but thanks to the practical carrying strap, the cylindrical speaker the size of a 1.5 liter bottle can be transported without any problems. In addition, it is waterproof according to the IPX7 standard. This means: The speaker can be immersed in water up to a meter deep for a maximum of 30 minutes without damaging the device – ideal for parties by the pool and the sea. Unlike the predecessor the connections are no longer under an unwieldy zipper, but are easily accessible via a flap on the back. This includes a USB charging connection for smartphones and tablets, a 3.5 mm jack socket and a power connection for charging the box.
The Xtreme 2’s 10,000 mAh battery can be fully charged in just under three hours using the latter. The speaker then provides party music for almost 18 hours. For comparison: most of the other Bluetooth speakers in our list of the best are over after 10 to 15 hours. So the battery life is very good. The price is different: at around 250 euros, the JBL Xtreme 2 is only something for real sound enthusiasts who want excellent sound for hours on the go.
JBL Xtreme 2 – Conclusion
The JBL Xtreme 2 can be described in a nutshell: 2.4 kilograms of concentrated sound power. In the review, the cylinder-shaped Bluetooth speaker outshone almost all of the competition with its loud, but rich and balanced sound. In addition, the boombox is extremely robust and waterproof and offers long battery life of over 21 hours. However, the purchase price is almost as huge as the weight and sound of the speaker.
- Advantages of JBL Xtreme 2
- Clear and rich sound
- Outstanding battery life
- Power bank and hands-free function
- Disadvantage of JBL Xtreme 2
- No aptX support
- Relatively difficult