JBL celebrates 75th anniversary, announces 2021 product lineup

World renowned audio brand JBL is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The brand has built a legacy based on passion, energy and love of sound, becoming one of the major contributors in the development of audio technology.

“For 75 years, JBL has been the global pioneer at the heart of the entertainment scene. JBL loudspeakers power the sound at more than half of the world’s movie theaters, sports stadiums and music venues,” said Ralph Santana, Chief Marketing Officer at HARMAN. “JBL has continued to explore new frontiers of technology and breakthrough innovation in product development and we are thrilled to kick off our 75th year by revealing exciting new products across headphones, portables, and home and luxury audio,” he adds.

To commemorate the milestone, JBL introduces its new products for 2021, extending their product line of headphones and TWS earphones.

Starting with a new series, the JBL Tour is designed for business professionals who are looking for headphones with advanced technology, smart features and a sleek design. The series includes two headphone models, the JBL Tour ONE over-ear noise cancelling headphones and JBL Tour Pro+ true wireless in-ear headphones. In addition to Adaptive Noise Cancellation, both models come equipped with JBL Pro Sound, Adaptive Ambient Aware and TalkThru technology.

JBL Tour one, JBL Tour Pro
L-R: JBL Tour one, JBL Tour Pro

The JBL Tour ONE offers True Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology, using its microphones to monitor environmental sound and adapts the level of noise cancellation needed. The headset is powered by 40mm dynamic drivers with up to 50 hours of music playback through Bluetooth connection, which charges via USB-C.

The JBL Tour Pro+, on the other hand, is true wireless earbuds with adaptive noise cancellation technology that can shut out all outside noises or uses its TalkThru feature to let sound in. The TWS is powered by 6.8mm dynamic drivers, and also features up to 30 hours of playback with the charging case, an IPX4 Sweatproof housing, Dual Connect + Sync, and Fast Pair.

JBL Live Pro
JBL Live Pro

The company also launched truly wireless earphones JBL LIVE Pro+, JBL LIVE FREE NC+, and JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS. All models are equipped with either Active or Adaptive Noise Cancelling and Dual Connect technology for music or making calls with either one or both buds, as well as built-in voice assistants.

JBL Charge 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Charge 5

Aside from the personal audio products, JBL announced the new JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker to add to its popular Charge series. The Charge 5 offers IP67 waterproof and dustproof build with Bluetooth 5 connectivity, a built-in 7,500mAh battery that can act as a powerbank, up to 20 hours of playtime, and a set of racetrack-shaped drivers with separate tweeters and dual passive bass radiators.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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