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Test: JBL Xtreme 2 in the test

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Conclusion from 22. 12. 2018

The JBL Xtreme 2 can to describe it briefly and succinctly: 2.4 kilograms of concentrated sound power. In the test, the cylindrical Bluetooth speaker outshines 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. In our video we show how you can tell whether the JBL is the right choice for you.

Advantages
Clear and rich sound
Outstanding battery life
Powerbank and hands-free function
Disadvantage
No aptX support
Relatively difficult

From 174, 00 €: Find the best price for the JBL Xtreme 2

The values ​​in the article refer to the test time of the product ( 22. 12. 2018 ) .

The ratings below show how it is in Compared to the other products in the leaderboard.

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JBL Xtreme 2 in the test: ideal for large parties

Already the JBL Xtreme of the first generation convinced in the test with rich bass and detailed highs. However, he had to struggle with an unpleasant roar at high volumes. The latter has disappeared from the JBL Xtreme 2, the very good sound of four drivers and two bass membranes remains. The former deliver clearly defined and detailed highs, the latter provide deep and rich bass. Overall, the sound of the JBL Xtreme 2 looks crisp and balanced in every music genre without becoming too flat.

Another plus is the extreme volume. The JBL Xtreme 2 easily sonicates large rooms and even loud ambient noises outside are easily drowned out. If that's not enough, you can use the free JBL Connect app to couple two speakers to a stereo pair and further improve the sound. This not only works with a second JBL Xtreme 2, but also with the models of the first generation and the JBL Pulse 3 .

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Rich sound and completely waterproof: The JBL Xtreme 2 is predestined for outdoor use. JBL

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JBL has also come up with a few gimmicks 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 easily transported. In addition, it is waterproof according to the IPX7 standard. That means: The speaker can be up to one meter deep for a maximum of minutes in water without damaging the device – ideal for parties at the pool and sea. Unlike the Predecessors the connections are no longer under an unwieldy zipper, but are easily accessible via a flap on the back. This includes a USB charging port for smartphones and tablets, a 3.5 mm jack and a power port for charging the box.

The latter can be used to 10 . 00 0 mAh battery of the JBL Xtreme 2 fully charged in just under three hours. Then the speaker takes care of 21 hours for party music. For comparison: For most other Bluetooth speakers in our leaderboard is after 10 to 15 hours end. The battery life could hardly be better. The price is different: with round 250 Euro, the JBL Xtreme 2 is only something for real sound enthusiasts who want excellent sound for hours on the go.

Is the JBL Xtreme 2 too expensive for you? In from our best list you will find other strong Bluetooth speakers at sometimes significantly lower prices.

Marius Eichfelder

Marius Eichfelder

As an external author, Marius Eichfelder supports the editing of test and purchase advice in all areas and is particularly responsible for TVs, headphones and notebooks. He also looks after our practical tips page.

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