Officially, CES 2021 will begin on Monday January 11th and close on January 14th. This year, the CES announcements will be posted online due to the pandemic. We are far from the original concept of this show, where thousands of people typically walk between the stands of more talented and innovative brands than the others. However, despite the sanitary conditions, CES 2021 promises to be made available especially with regards to announcements.
Some brands like JBL take advantage of the quiet before the start of the fair to introduce some new products. This year the Harman Group, mainly represented by its JBL brand, was full of new products.
Discover the new tour series.
JBL has announced 5 new products for headphones alone. The ultimate benchmark is undoubtedly the JBL Tour One helmet. The latter is presented as a real competitor to the Bose Headphones 700 or the Sony WH-1000XM4. The Tour One offers a battery life of 25 hours with noise cancellation and activated Bluetooth. This headset charges ultra-fast as it can restore 2 hours of autonomy in 10 minutes. Of course, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant will also be represented in this high-quality headset. Price side we will be around $ 299.
At the same time, we notice that JBL is introducing a new line of products called Tour. Unlike the Live range, which was developed for the city, Tour products are intended for professionals who are used to working remotely.
The flagship of the Live series is no longer the JBL Live 650BTNC, but the JBL Live 660NC. Like the JBL Tour One, this helmet is a high-quality product with properties that are worthy of the great. The Live 660NC has multipoint Bluetooth that allows the headset to be connected to two devices at the same time. In terms of design, it looks very similar to its predecessor and also offers noise reduction. In terms of autonomy, the Live 660NC far surpasses the Tour One’s offering. You can enjoy 40 hours of constant playback with noise reduction turned on and 50 hours with playback turned off.
This headset, which will be available from March 14, costs 199 US dollars, whether in black, blue, but also in white.
The Live range will also feature another headphone innovation: the JBL Live 460NC. A more compact and less optimized headset for lower budgets with still nice similarities to the JBL Live 660NC.
Finally, the company is announcing two more headsets: the JBL Tune 660NC and the Tune 510BT. These headsets are priced at $ 49 and $ 99, respectively.
4 new wireless headphones.
Now we come to the headphones, and here, too, JBL has seen the big picture for the beginning of 2021. First of all, let’s return to this new line of products dedicated to professionals with the JBL Tour Pro Plus wireless headphones. Like the AirPods Pro, these in-ear headphones offer noise reduction and a battery life of 6 to 8 hours regardless of whether they are on or off. Like the Tour One, the Tour Pro Plus is at the top of the shopping cart and costs around $ 199.
In terms of wireless headphones, JBL has spoiled us with three additional references this year. First, we find the JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS, which is very similar to the previous JBL Live 300 TWS. Then the Live range will be expanded with the introduction of JBL Live Pro Plus and JBL Live Free NC Plus.
For athletes and other addicts on the cable between the headphones, JBL continues to satisfy you with the presentation of the JBL Tune 215BT and Tune 125BT. They’re sweat resistant and more accessible than any wireless headphone.
JBL Charge is celebrating a comeback.
Finally, JBL is introducing two new speakers, including the long awaited Charge 5. The Charge range features some of the most popular products in the world of Bluetooth speakers. Aside from a slightly different look, JBL doesn’t change the recipe that works by presenting a Charge 5 with a design that is almost what we would expect from this series. The Charge 5 was developed for outdoor use, is dust and waterproof and offers up to 20 hours of constant reading.
The JBL Charge 5 will arrive next April for $ 179.
We’re quickly leaving JBL while staying at Harman Group to say hello to the high-end Onyx Studio 7 speaker. Its design, worthy of a beautiful decorative object, is ideal to place the Onyx Studio 7 in your interior. Thanks to its spherical shape, you can enjoy high quality sound. The stereo effect is available in combination with a second loudspeaker. Onyx Studio 7 will be available starting April for $ 299.