If you are looking out for a new speaker, for your home, look no further, because a brand-new range of portable and awesome sounding speakers are here!
Here’s a list of the must haves!
JBL Bar Studio Soundbar
The JBL Bar Studio Soundbar is a 2.0 Channel Soundbar that comes with a Dual Bass Port design that will go great for watching movies, TV series, music and gaming. It has a total power of 30W which comes from an inbuilt woofer and two tweeters which are superbly packed within the soundbar’s minimalistic design. It delivers JBL Surround Sound with Dolby Digital audio processing without the need for additional wires or speakers. The inputs include HDMI, AUX, Optical and the device has wireless support through Bluetooth, so you can play music directly from your smartphones without a hassle. The JBL Bar Studio Soundbar is available for Rs. 9799/-
JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar
If you want to add more bass to your setup, check out the JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar, which comes with a wireless Sub-woofer. The sub-woofer provides rich and deep bass wirelessly, so you can place it anywhere in your room without worrying about cables. Regarding the power, this soundbar delivers 300W which comes from its four woofers, two tweeters and the 6.5” wireless sub-woofer. In addition to Dolby Digital, this speaker has support for Harman Virtual Surround which is a great addition. The inputs include HDMI, AUX, Optical and Bluetooth for streaming your content. The JBL Bar 2.1 Soundbar is available for Rs. 22899/-
JBL Bar 3.1 Soundbar
The JBL 3.1 Soundbar is for those who want better voice clarity with good bass and power. This speaker has a 10” (250mm) sub-woofer that delivers thrilling bass wirelessly and outputs a total power of 450W through its sub-woofer, 6 woofers and 3 tweeters. The inputs include the standard HDMI, AUX, Optical, Bluetooth and the device also has support for Dolby Digital and Harman Virtual Surround.
The thing that sets this speaker apart from the above models is its capability to support true 4K Ultra HD and is HDCP 2.2 compliant. If you are looking to upgrade your setup and don’t want it to get outdated soon, this is the speaker for you! You can get this for Rs.34099/-
JBL Bar 5.1 Soundbar
This is the speaker for those who can’t compromise on anything when it comes to sound. Be it wireless, surround sound, power, you name it, the JBL Bar 5.1 Soundbar has got it all! This speaker has a thundering bass with a total power of 510W through its truly wireless 10” subwoofer, 8 woofers and 3 tweeters. It also has support for Dolby Digital DTS and its battery powered detachable speakers can give you a true cinematic experience with surround sound that lasts up to 10 hours playback per charge. It also supports 4K Ultra HD like the 3.1 Soundbar. The JBL Bar 5.1 Soundbar costs Rs. 48399/-
JBL Boombox Bluetooth Speaker
Are you craving for a powerful, waterproof, easily portable yet trendy party speaker? Well, the new JBL Boombox might be the one for you! The JBL Boombox has a great rechargeable battery with a whopping 20,000 mAh capacity that can be used charge your other devices too! Its super-rugged body is waterproof and can stand any type of weather and also the craziest of parties. You can enjoy music for up to 24 hours without missing a beat and can connect two smartphones or tablets at the same time. This monster provides thundering sound with hard hitting bass through its dual 4” woofers and 20mm tweeters. You can get the JBL Boom box for Rs. 27599/-
X-mini INFINITI Bluetooth Speaker
This tower-like Bluetooth speaker from X-mini is the newest addition to their family that can fill the entire room with its Omni-directional sound. The INFINITI comes with a dedicated sub-woofer that houses 4 drivers with built-in DSP and DPAC audio technologies that provide unprecedented sound with a total power of 100W while still having a portable design. The speaker is Bluetooth 4.2 compliant and has a battery life of 4 hours from the 10,000 mAh battery, when played at its highest volume. The X-mini INFINITI costs Rs. 24899/-
Merlin Beat Master
The Merlin Beat Master is a unique speaker that houses LED lights, a microphone and guitar inputs for karaoke yet delivers good sound from its 600W speakers with Bluetooth 4.0 support. It also supports USB/SD card inputs which you won’t find on many speakers and even supports a car charger and cordless mobility. It comes with a remote, but you can also control it through your smartphone. The shoulder strap make it easy to carry around and it’s the perfect speaker for those parties where you want to sing with your friends all night long through its dual microphones. The Merlin Beat Master is available for Rs. 9990/-
Amazon Echo Family
The Amazon Echo is a family of smart-speakers that are designed to help you play music, make calls, answer questions, provide information about topics like the latest news, sports, weather and much more. These come with a digital voice assistant named Alexa and all you have to do is just say “Alexa” and she’ll respond to your command ,even when the device is playing music. The Echo family of devices have omni-directional microphones, so you can place them anywhere in your room and it can still detect your voice.
Just plug these devices into your power outlet and use the Alexa App on your smartphone to connect them to your home Wi-Fi. In addition to home entertainment, it can also control your lights and other smart devices, if you have a smart home setup. There are dozens of apps that you can use with Alexa ,which will set you free from your smartphone, for example, if you need to book a cab, just say “Hey Alexa! Ask Ola to book a ride” and you’re done! Based on your need, the Echo comes in three sizes – Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus. The Echo Dot is the smallest, priced at Rs.4499, followed by the Echo at Rs. 9999/- and the Echo Plus at Rs.14999/-. The Echo comes with a woofer which provides a richer sound and the Echo Plus has an even better speaker with a built-in smart hub.
Google Home Family
To give fierce competition to the Amazon Echo, comes the line of smart-speakers from Google. If you loved saying “Hey Google!” to your smartphone to get things done, you’ll love to find what Google Home can do for you! Google Home gets you answers, plays songs, goes through your calendar to inform you about important events and can control your smart home devices using just your voice. It has support for a variety of services and goes along well with your other Google gadgets. For example, you can simply say “Hey Google! Play Stranger Things on Netflix on the TV” and Google Home will automatically fire the Netflix app on your TV and play Stranger Things. The bigger Google Home provides a richer sound at a price of Rs. 9999/- while the smaller Google Home Mini comes at a price of Rs. 4499/-
Make sure you head to your nearest Landmark store and experience them first hand to make a wise purchase decision. I’ll see you all in the next article!