Portable Bluetooth speakers 2023
JBL, Sony and Sonos Bluetooth speakers of 2023:
Bluetooth speakers have revolutionized the way we listen to music, offering more flexibility and portability than ever before. In 2023, industry giants such as JBL, Sony and Sonos continue to innovate to offer ever more powerful products tailored to our needs. In this article, we present the main features of the new Bluetooth speakers of 2023.
One of the main concerns when buying a Bluetooth speaker is the sound quality it can deliver. JBL, Sony and Sonos speakers are renowned for their excellent sound quality, offering deep bass and enough power to fill a room. To choose the right speaker for you, be sure to compare specifications such as wattage and frequency response.
Photo: JBL PartyBox 310
JBL: deep, powerful bass
The bass from JBL Bluetooth speakers is well known, thanks to their passive radiator technology. This technology delivers deeper, more accurate bass than many other models on the market. Whether you're listening to low-volume music or throwing a big party, JBL speakers are sure to satisfy.
Sony: exceptional sound quality
The Sony Bluetooth speakers deliver clear, precise sound with well-balanced bass. Sony's EXTRA BASS™ technology amplifies low frequencies for an even more immersive audio experience. What's more, Sony speakers are often equipped with LDAC technology, which enables high-quality sound to be transmitted via Bluetooth.
Sonos: rich, detailed sound
The Sonos Bluetooth speakers sound optimized for the environment and audio content, thanks to their Trueplay™ technology. They're also renowned for their ability to connect to each other, allowing you to create a multi-room audio system for an even more immersive listening experience.
Autonomy: never run out of battery again
In 2023, JBL, Sony and Sonos speakers offer impressive autonomies, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music for long hours without having to worry about recharging. In fact, JBL and Sony speakers offer battery life of at least 24 hours for some models. Sonos speakers generally offer up to 10 hours' autonomy.
Reach: stay connected wherever you are
Range is another important factor to consider when buying a Bluetooth speaker. Most offer a range of around 10 meters, which is generally sufficient for indoor use. However, if you plan to use your speaker outdoors, it may be worth choosing a model with a longer range. Some models from Sony and JBL offer ranges of up to 30 meters. Sonos, meanwhile, holds Trueplay™ technology, which enables the speaker to adapt to the environment it's in, offering optimum range and connection quality.
Waterproofing: enjoy your music in complete safety
If you intend to use your Bluetooth speaker outdoors or near water, it's essential to consider its waterproof function when purchasing. There are several types of waterproof rating in the technology field. To help you understand how these ratings are formulated, here's how to read them.
- The first number indicates the effective protection against the device.
- The second number indicates the water protection rating.
The following are examples of water-resistance ratings:
- IPX5 : The device can withstand a small amount of unexpected water (6.3mm). This rating also includes light dust protection.
- IPX6 : The product can be hit by a more powerful jet of water, for 3 minutes at a rate of 100 liters per minute. This rating makes it dust-tight.
- IPX7 and IP67: To achieve these ratings, the product can be submerged to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. This means it is fully waterproof (dust and sand).
JBL offers speakers with an IP67 rating, such as the Xtreme3, the Clip 4 Eco and the Go 3. For Sony, it offers the new SRS-XE200 with the same level (IP67). As for Sonos, the Roam portable speaker has an IP67 rating.
Photo : JBL GO 3Photo : Sony SRS-XG500 : Sonos Roam
Pairing capability is an interesting feature that lets you connect several Bluetooth speakers together to play the same music simultaneously. This feature is particularly useful for parties or events at home, as it allows music to be spread more evenly across the room.
Photo: JBL family of high levelers
JBL: Connect+ technology for easy pairing
Thanks to JBL's Connect+ technology, Bluetooth speakers can easily connect to each other. This feature is available on many JBL models, allowing you to create a customized audio system to suit your needs.
Sony: Party Chain for a stereo experience
Sony also offers the possibility of coupling several speakers together thanks to the Party Chain function. This function creates a stereo audio system for an even more immersive listening experience.
Sonos: a multi-room audio system
Sonos Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to create a multi-room audio system. Thanks to the Sonos app, you can easily control music playback in each room and adjust the volume accordingly.
Now you're ready to take your favorite music on the road, wherever you want, wirelessly. Have a great summer!
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