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JBL Xtreme 2 Review: A master of quality and extreme portability

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JBL Xtreme 2 review

The JBL Xtreme 2 grows a little bit bigger compared to its predecessor but does it also means a better audio quality and louder sound experience?

Join us as we share our experience with the JBL Xtreme 2 portable speaker.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

Aesthetically, we love the physical design of the JBL Xtreme 2. It looks so nice and tough. It has this durable rugged fabric coating around and take note that it is IPX7 waterproof which means that it can tolerate splashes of water. Using this on a pool party will give you no worries.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

The audio coming out on the Xtreme 2 is just on the front. Even though the side passive bass radiators are moving, there is no sound coming out from the left and right part of the speaker.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

The buttons on the top part of the device are very common to most JBL devices. Still, you have the power button, volume +/- buttons, Bluetooth button, play/pause button, and the JBL Connect+ button.

The Play/Pause button can also use to skip a track but unfortunately you cannot go back to a previous track. It can also trigger voice assistant from your smartphone like Google Assistant or Siri.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

Speaking of the JBL Connect+ feature, what it does is; it can sync with similar JBL devices that also have this feature then all of them will play together creating a stereo or surround sound experience. What’s good about it is that you can connect wirelessly more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers and place each of them around your house to create a centralized audio experience. This feature works very quick and efficient and pairing two devices has been very easy.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

At the back, it has the 3.5mm jack port, a microUSB port, a USB charge out port, and the AC charge port. The full-sized USB port works like a powerbank in case you ran out of battery on your smartphone.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

Inside the package, JBL has been very generous and considerate with the AC charging cords. We got a total of four charging cords which are different in label and socket type. A strap was also included so you can carry the Xtreme 2 wherever you want to go.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

Bluetooth connection has always been pretty fine even though it was still on Bluetooth version 4.2 which means we never encountered connectivity loss.

When it comes to battery life, the JBL Xtreme 2 was rated at 15 hours of continuous music playback and we can agree to that when we test it for review. Charging the speaker took an average of 3 hours from 0% – 100%. There are LED light indicator at the bottom of the JBL logo to monitor its battery capacity.

JBL Xtreme 2 review

As a conclusion, the JBL Xtreme 2 offers a rich audio experience and great portability thanks to its shoulder strap hooks. For the SRP of Php16,996, it might be too expensive for most Filipinos. Regarding the features that it can offer, we will be very pleased if we see NFC connectivity and livelier LED lights as present to some of its competitors. Never-the-less, if we talk about the quality and extreme portability, the JBL Xtreme 2 boast in both and it should be on your choice.

The JBL Xtreme 2 is now available in all JBL Store nationwide or visit their website at https://jblstore.com.ph/products/jbl-xtreme-2.

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