JBL’s popular Flip Bluetooth speaker is getting an upgrade after two years in the form of the Flip 6, which was announced on Thursday by the Samsung-owned company. JBL says the Flip 6 has better battery life and durability compared to its predecessor, the Flip 5. The company has also expanded its set of PartyBox speakers with the PartyBox 710 and PartyBox 110. Portable party speakers have a splash proof design, with an IPX4 rating, in addition to colored lights.
On Thursday, JBL also unveiled a bunch of wireless headphones and headphones, in the form of the Quantum 350 Wireless, Reflect Flow Pro, Tune 230NC, Tune 130NC and Endurance Race headphones. Read on for more details on the Flip 6 and PartyBox speakers, including price and availability.
JBL Flip 6: Price, Specifications
The JBL Flip 6 has a new audio setup compared to its predecessor, keeping the same tubular design, with two passive radiators, a racetrack shaped woofer and a separate tweeter. The speaker features Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. The Flip 6 comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. The Flip 5, in contrast, offered Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity and had an IPX7 waterproof rating.
Compared to the JBL Flip 5, the battery life remains unchanged for up to 12 hours. JBL Flip 6 will be available on JBL.com from November for EUR 139 (about INR 12,000). It comes in dusty pink, stone gray, teal, Fiesta red, ocean blue, midnight black, steel white, forest green or squadron color options. In the US, it costs $129.95 (about Rs. 9,500).
JBL PartyBox 110 and PartyBox 710: Price, specifications
The JBL PartyBox line of Bluetooth speakers has two new models. The PartyBox 110 and PartyBox 710 deliver more powerful sound, offer a new user interface and feature a completely redesigned light show with more robust connectivity options compared to their predecessors.
Both are equipped with strobe lights and figure 8 animation, with the larger PartyBox 710 offering colored strobe lights compared to the white strobe light on the PartyBox 110. The PartyBox 710 even features color projection lights, plus a starry light and a club light. The light show on both devices can be synchronized with music. Both speakers have USB and Bluetooth input and an IPX4 rating for water resistance. Users can plug their guitar and microphone into any Partybox to play. Both are supported through the JBL PartyBox app to control the party using a phone to change lanes, customize light show and more.
PartyBox 710 has an output of 800 W RMS, while PartyBox 110 has a speaker output power of 160 W RMS. Users can connect two PartyBox 110 speakers together for stereo sound output. The PartyBox 710 has two 2.75-inch low-distortion tweeters, two 8-inch high-sensitivity excursion drivers and an enhanced bass reflex port. It also features a set of sturdy wheels and handles, the company says, with the smaller PartyBox 110 featuring handles only.
The JBL PartyBox 710 will be available from October for EUR 749 (about INR 64,900) and the JBL PartyBox 110 is now available for EUR 359 (about INR 31,100). In the US, they cost $399.95 (about Rs. 29,100) and $799.95 (about Rs. 58,400), respectively.