83points
18points

JBL Xtreme 2

76points
10points

JBL Xtreme 3

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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JBL Xtreme 2 vs JBL Xtreme 3

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Why is JBL Xtreme 2 better than JBL Xtreme 3?

  • Has a subwoofer
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  • 4.96% less body volume
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    5170.18cm³vs5439.864cm³
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Has a sleep timer
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  • 10.5mm narrower
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    288mmvs298.5mm
  • 2mm thinner
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    132mmvs134mm

Why is JBL Xtreme 3 better than JBL Xtreme 2?

  • 1.5Hz lower low-frequency
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    53.5Hzvs55Hz
  • 0.1mm bigger driver unit
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    70mmvs69.9mm
  • 60W more audio output power
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    4 x 25Wvs2 x 20W
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
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    5.1vs4.2
  • 1h shorter charge time
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    2.5hvs3.5h
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 425g lighter
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    1.97kgvs2393g

Price comparison

JBL Xtreme 2

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$229.00

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$219.99
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$219.99
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$197.99
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$199.99

JBL Xtreme 3

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$319.95

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$349.95

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Design

1.volume

5170.18cm³

5439.86cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
3.control panel placed on a device
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There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
7.has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
9.has a detachable cable
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JBL Xtreme 3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.has a subwoofer
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JBL Xtreme 3
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
4.Has a passive radiator
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A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
5.audio output power

2 x 20W

4 x 25W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
6.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
7.has a noise-canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.
9.has a magnetic shielding
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A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.can be used with standard batteries
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You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.
7.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
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An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
7.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
8.Has Bluetooth aptX
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Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
9.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
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This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.Has a radio
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A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.has voice commands
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You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
5.has a mute function
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The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
6.has a sleep timer
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A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
7.Has voice prompts
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With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

JBL Xtreme 2

Buy used:

$229.00

ProductStorePrice
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Xtreme 2, Waterproof Portable Blueto...JBL Xtreme 2, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
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$199.99
JBL Xtreme 2 Amazon(Refurbished) JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Wate...(Refurbished) JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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$166.73
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Enceinte Bluetooth Xtreme 2 Noir
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$249.99
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Enceinte Bluetooth Xtreme 2 Vert
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$199.99
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Blue (Renewed)
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$184.95
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Xtreme 2, Waterproof Portable Blueto...JBL Xtreme 2, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Blue
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$219.99
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Green)
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$219.99
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Xtreme 2 Portable Bluetooth Waterpro...JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker (Camouflage)
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$197.99
JBL Xtreme 2 AmazonJBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Red)
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$199.99

JBL Xtreme 3

Buy used:

$319.95

ProductStorePrice
JBL Xtreme 3 AmazonJBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speake...JBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and Deep Bass, IP67 Waterproof, 15 Hours of Playtime, Powerbank, JBL PartyBoost for Multi-speaker Pairing (Black)
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$349.95

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