Best Buy Bluetooth Wireless Speaker in India.
Topic: Best Buy Bluetooth Wireless Speaker in India.
JBL GO Wireless Bluetooth Speaker inbuilt mic
Color: Black Brand: JBL
Companies that make compact bluetooth speakers need to ensure (unintended pun) harmony between sound, portability and design. It’s a tough job to achieve this, but we’ve seen some really niche products from Logitech and Harman in the recent past. Sporty circular designs, both Logitech X100 and Harman’s JBL Clip have good sound quality as well.
JBL Go is Harman’s newest miniature Bluetooth speaker that was announced at CES this year and hit Indian shores in February. We have to spend some time with it and see if it is worth the money, even though its price is very low.
Design and Specifications
We’ve always loved designing Harman products, and JBL Go is no different. It might not have the flair of Red Dot winners like the E40BT or the Clip headphones, but the JBL Go’s minimalistic design is fun in its own way. We got the blue option for review but JBL Go is also available in seven other colors: black, red, orange, pink, gray, blue, yellow, and teal blue. Dimensions of 82.50 x 29.95 x 67.91mm mean it will fit in a pants pocket, although the weight is 222g on the top side.
Harman has used the same high-quality materials on the JBL Go body as it has on its other products. The hard plastic has a rubberized finish on all edges and back. The front part consists of a perforated mesh through which sound is emitted.
The top edge houses the power controls, Bluetooth, volume up, volume down, and speakerphone. The marks are of the same color as the body and as a result, they are not visible in the dark. Thankfully, they’ve been raised a little more which makes it easier to feel like them instead.
The 3.5mm input jack, Micro-USB port, and microphone are all on the right edge. There are two unusually large holes the rope can run through on the left. It would have been nice if Harman had included a rope cable in the box. There is JBL logo in dark orange lettering on the front and back.
The JBL Go has a single 40mm driver that can operate in the frequency range from 180Hz to 20kHz, which means it cannot achieve truly low-end bass sounds. We’ll investigate how this affects performance in the next section. Pairing the speaker with any device using Bluetooth is a fairly easy process. The JBL Go can maintain communication at distances of up to 3 meters if there is no obstacle between them.
As expected, Jasmine Jay Paul looked hollow and empty thanks to the lack of sub-bass sounds. If you are going to listen to new electronic dance music artists like Jai Paul and Nicolas Jaar, you can safely avoid JBL Go as they rely heavily on low strokes.
Having said that, this was the only real issue we ran into with JBL Go performance. Firstly, it can be a very loud speaker for its size. In our test, it easily managed to fill 200 square feet. A room with strength to spare. Additionally, the mid, loud and bass sounds above 180Hz are well detailed. We played Avicii’s The Night and the bass beat is clearly audible.
One song that most speakers of this magnitude cannot properly reproduce is Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys, especially in the final section of the song where a lot of the instruments are put together. However, JBL Go did a fairly decent job of separating the sounds and all instruments were clearly audible.
Bernhoft’s C’mon Talk to Me is a great song to check out for mid and triple performances thanks to the use of vocals, percussion and high-hats, which are all placed on top of each other as the song progresses. JBL Go really surprised us with its mid-range sound when we played this song.
If you want a Bluetooth speaker to enhance your laptop audio, the JBL Go might be your best bet. A good mid-range response ensures that dialogue in the movies is clearly audible. However, like most bluetooth speakers, it only fires on one side and one cannot expect to hear multi-dimensional sound. The JBL Go can last at least 5 hours on a single charge, which is not great but sufficient for most practical purposes.
This puts it in direct competition with the JBL Clip and Logitech X100 – two other great alternatives in the same price range. The overall sound quality of the JBL Go is definitely better than the Clip but we still think the Logitech X100 is the best portable Bluetooth speaker out of the lot.
- Clean well design.
- The mid-range and third-pitch sounds are very narrow.
- Affordable, affordable, affordable.
- A little heavy.
- Sub-bass sounds are completely absent.