JBL has launched their MS-8 integration digital processor, a $799 system that, the company claims, can tune your factory-fit (or aftermarket) in-car audio setup to produce audio of the sort even the designers couldn't envisage. Designed to install in the trunk, with only the dash-mounted display on show, the JBL MS-8 uses a binaural microphone headset to automatically adjust frequency response, bass performance, dynamics, clarity, detail and stereo imaging.
In a world near-saturated with iPod docks, JBL still managed to carve a niche with their diminutive On Stage Micro. The battery-powered portable speaker system is now around three years old, and JBL have updated it in the shape of the On Stage Micro II. Fresh to the spec sheet is iPhone compatibility but, more importantly perhaps, JBL reckon they've worked wonders on the audio quality too. Does this iPhone speaker dock's musical prowess belie its compact form? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Way back in the day I had a set of JBL Creature II speakers. The things always reminded me of the ghosts from the Pac Man cartoon my brother and I watched as kids. The newest version of the speakers is the JBL Creature III and they have a very similar design to those Creature II speakers I had.
Motorola Japan have announced two new Bluetooth speakerphones and wireless speakers. The Motorola EQ7, left, and the Motorola EQ5, right, were designed in collaboration with JBL, and each support the A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile and the AVRCP wireless control profile, and run on battery power for total flexibility.
You can always count on JBL to create top-quality and interesting looking speakers. But in case you didn't have enough speaker options already, they've just updated the EON speakers line and let me tell you something: they look awesome!
If you're sick and tired of having to run wires through your house to mount speakers for surround sound, the JBL WEM-1 is the perfect thing to cut you free. This device transmits two channel audio over a 2.4 GHz wireless connection for up to 70 feet, making it so you don't have to run wires across the floor or snake them around furniture to hook up your rear speakers.
If you've ever had trouble installed boxy speakers in corners, JBL has heard your cries. With the JBL Control NOW Speakers, you can easily mount speakers in corners without leaving that awkward space behind them.
On occasion I do get sucked in like most women, into falling for gadgets that are disgustingly feminine. These speakers would happen to be one of those things, but in my defense it does come in colors besides pink.
By going wireless they are not only easier to install, but easier to move and repostion, and like I said, its less clutter in your home theater. Now they haven’t quite figured out the whole wireless power thing, so you will still need an outlet to plug the sub into, but an outlet is probably far easier to come by than it is to install audio wiring to wherever you want your sub.
The downside, other than the price of each, is that they run on the 2.4GHz frequency which means wireless devices galore have a chance of causing interference. There are however four channels to choose from which combined with the channel selection on the other 2.4GHz devices in your house should make it easier to find an interference free signal.