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Review on Portable Speakers JBL Soundgear

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Why did I buy a JBL Soundgear?

I really like watching movies in maximum quality and with good sound. I recently bought a TV with a 60 “screen and was very surprised that it does not have a 3.5 mm output through which speakers are usually connected. Naturally the question arose: how to organize high-quality sound? And given that a small child appeared in the family, it was necessary a non-standard solution. Headphones didn’t fit, because you’re almost completely isolated from the outside world in the headphones, and this is not always acceptable. Fortunately for these cases, JBL released an original solution: JBL Soundgear. Thanks to JBL! By the way, JBL is American The company, which was founded back in 1946 and is now well known to all lovers of good sound and high-quality devices. Personally, I have long been familiar with JBL products, I have headphones and a portable speaker.

So, after conducting a marketing research, I found out that the lowest price for JBL Soundgear is in internet shop. A few days later I was already carrying my order home. And what did I see in the box:

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Here is such an unusual “horseshoe” that you need to put on your neck, pair with Bluetooth with a device that transmits sound and enjoy your own personal sound space!

This device comes in a dense box with a chic printing, of course in the corporate colors of JBL. The picture in the front view clearly shows how to wear the device:

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In the rear view, we see a picture of the device and the location of the speakers, as well as some life situations in which it is convenient to use JBL Soundgear:

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End view:

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On the other side, some technical features of the JBL Soundgear are indicated:

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Opening the box, he involuntarily said: you are!

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The photo does not convey all the beauty, but it feels like a piece of jewelry in front of you. There are only two buttons on the left side of the horseshoe: power and Bluetooth:

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On the right side there are three buttons: “add”, “decrease” and “play / pause and answer the call”:

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Also on the right side there is a microUSB connector for charging the battery. The connector is closed with a rubber plug.

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Fabric photo:

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on the back of the horseshoe is a very nice soft touch plastic:

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Also in the package there is a separate black box with a cable, a brief user manual, warranty card and safety data sheet:

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We pass to brief characteristics:

  • Weight – 350 gr.
  • Bluetooth Version – 4.2
  • Emitter Size – 4 x 31 mm
  • Rated Power – 2 x 3 Watt
  • Speaker Sensitivity at 1 kHz, 1 mW – 96dB
  • Speaker Frequency Range – 100Hz-20kHz
  • Bluetooth music play time – 6 hours
  • Battery Type – Lithium-ion polymer
  • Battery capacity – 800 mAh
  • Charging Time – 2.0 hours
  • Built-in microphone.
  • Hands-free calls.

Full specifications are available on the JBL website.

We turn to personal impressions and sensations:

A horseshoe is put on easily, sits on the neck confidently, no discomfort is felt. Owners of thick necks can not worry, as the “horseshoe” is a little stretched. And by the way, I specifically chose the gray color, since in close contact with the skin the gray color will not get so dirty. Inclusion is made by a light button shift, while the “horseshoe” plays a special sound resembling a car engine and the diode lights up. Pairing with the TV via Bluetooth took literally 10 seconds and after that my ears seemed to teleport into the movie, and I myself remained outside.

It is difficult to convey the sensations, it is very unusual and the face is blurred in a childish smile. The sound, of course, is great, bass is present. In reality, your own sound space arises and you can even turn away from the TV or walk and nothing will change, you still hear the perfect sound picture. The sound from the “horseshoe” does not interfere with others, as the speakers are aimed directly at the user’s ears. And it’s very convenient that you are not isolated from the outside world. An interesting trick: if you press the volume up button and at the same time reach the maximum level, then with subsequent clicks the device will give special signals, which will make it clear that you do not need to press further. Although at the maximum volume level, I personally am no longer comfortable.

In addition to watching movies, the horseshoe showed itself very well on bike rides! Yes, it is much more convenient than headphones, it should even be said safer. You’re going to be shrouded in music, you’re not annoying anyone and at the same time you are in great control of the situation. Of course, there are many situations in which you can use the horseshoe: computer games, outdoor activities, working in an apartment, etc.


For me, JBL Soundgear is a great and indispensable device. The quality of JBL is beyond praise. Thank!

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