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5 features to look for in audio equipment


Whether you’re a casual listener or an audiophile, the right audio equipment can make a world of difference. With all the new speakers and headphones on the market, it can be hard to figure out which capabilities and features are worth the extra cost. Here are 5 important things to look for when picking out audio equipment:

1. Long-lasting battery

The last thing you’ll want to do is put the party on pause because the speaker ran out of charge. If exceptional battery life is high up on the priority list, it’s worth checking out the JBL Link 10. With a 4,000 mAh rechargeable Li–ion battery, the Link 10 delivers up to 5 hours of continuous playtime.* Looking for a reliable listening experience? Get a more robust, speedy and stable connection thanks to the Link 10’s compatibility with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi.

2. Voice activation

Great music can make for a great party. And that’s why it pays to have a device that can take voice commands even when you’re out on the dance floor. The JBL Link 20 Voice Activated Speaker allows users to change songs and adjust settings without needing to walk over or put down their drink. Want to try out a podcast or new artist? Just sync your phone up and listen to high-quality sound from the speaker that Tech Radar described as having “impressive volume levels for its size, with some real heft to its bass despite the portable form factor.”

3. Integration

Linking audio equipment with other systems can be a quick and efficient way to simplify a routine. The JBL Link 300 includes a built-in Google Assistant that works with the Google Home app to provide directions, check the weather, create to-do lists and more. And a Built-in Chromecast allows users to stream music directly from their speakers. Play music throughout the house by connecting multiple speakers to the same device.

4. Ease of use

It shouldn’t take a PhD in engineering to listen to a song. With the JBL Free Truly Wireless Headphones, one button does it all. Skip a song, answer a friend’s phone call or turn up a favorite tune. Enjoy up to 24 hours of playing time by connecting the headphones with the included charging case.* And since everyone’s ears are different, you can pick between 3 ear tip sizes and sleeves and find the fit that’s best for you.

5. Durability

Want to turn your Moto Z Droid or Moto Z Droid Force into a high-quality sound system? Love listening to music by the water? No problem. TrustedReviews described the JBL SoundBoost2 Moto Mod as a super useful product with genuinely impressive sound quality. But it’s also tough enough to defend against splash damage. Throw a pool party without worrying about a few splashes damaging the speaker.

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*Usage based on average user profile. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data and other application–usage patterns. Results may vary.

Speaker can be splashed, but not submerged.


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