From the start, the JBL Xtreme 2 leaves no disarray about what sort of speaker it is. This thing is enormous, weighty, cumbersome, and constructed like a tank. Fundamentally, in the event that you took a Charge 4 and extended it in Photoshop, you’d get the JBL Xtreme 2. It has a similar intense texture covering which makes it IPX7 waterproof and similar double uninvolved radiators on one or the flip side. The latent radiators not just assistance out the low end by pushing more air, but on the other hand it’s very amusing to take a gander at (particularly when wet). The JBL Xtreme 2 even has a little stand incorporated into the lower part of the speaker so you can put it down someplace without stressing on the off chance that it will roll away.
JBL didn’t keep down with the Xtreme 2 with regards to measure. This thing is immense, weighing 2.4 kgs and having measurements of 13.6 x 28.8 x 13.2 cm. So how is this goliath thing convenient? Indeed, JBL additionally put two metal circles into the highest point of the speaker and incorporated a shoulder lashes in the case. So on the off chance that you would like to take it with you to the seashore, for instance, you don’t need to squander valuable arm space and can simply sling it behind you. In spite of the fact that I will say that doing so isn’t the most agreeable arrangement, however, it is commonsense. One fun little component that merits referencing is that the tie has a metal change piece that serves as a jug opener for airing out one when you have to.
Covering the highest point of the speaker is the place where you’ll discover the entirety of the catches including playback controls and force, while the ports are covered up underneath a waterproof fold on the back. Reasonable admonition, opening the fold is truly troublesome which is incredible for the waterproof viewpoint yet somewhat badly designed when you’re attempting to pry it open. I really needed to go after my Leatherman just to pry it open the first run-through, however, it got simpler over the long haul.
How’s the battery life on the JBL Xtreme 2?
You would believe that with a goliath speakers like this JBL would have an insane long battery life, yet shockingly JBL just cases around 15 hours of steady playback, and that is without charging any gadgets through the USB yield underneath the waterproof fold. We figured out how to press out 19 hours and 57 minutes of steady playback at a yield of 75dB(SPL), which is more than adequate for a day at the seashore. In the end, you must charge it which can be irritating a result of how it charges.
Talking about the charger, the JBL Xtreme 2 doesn’t charge through a USB-C port or even a miniature USB. To juice up this terrible kid, you need the included force connector, which appears to be profoundly awkward. I’m no battery master, however, I don’t get why this speaker which has a 10,000 mAh battery inside requires a monster AC power connector when I can purchase a 10,000 mAh battery pack on Amazon right now that charges by means of a miniature USB. It just appears to be a simple issue to fix. On the brilliant side, you’ll likewise get a USB yield to charge your gadgets. The miniature USB port is only for administration.
How does the JBL Xtreme 2 sound?
The JBL Xtreme 2 handles lows pleasantly, with the perfect measure of accentuation without trying too hard. The pounding bass kicks through Chanel by Frank Ocean are obviously felt and simple to follow without making it sound like they’re impeding the vocals.
All things considered, on the off chance that you take a gander at the diagram of the recurrence reaction above you’ll see that the Xtreme 2 doesn’t similarly underline all notes in the mids and highs. There’s a slight plunge that helps shields the music from displaying any brutal sounds, yet it comes at the burden of lucidity. This can be heard pleasantly during the pre-theme around one moment into the tune So Many Details by Toro y Moi where the synth components in the foundation mix into different parts of the melody and are fairly difficult to observe.