JBL continues with its huge launch list and has just added the Reference 420 and 610 to the travelling headphones line. The line has been around since last year and the latest addition improve on audio quality while making the headphones lighter. And focussing on "unusual but attractive" as the theme, JBL has also launched the Spyro Plug-and-Play desktop speaker system.
The JBL Reference headphone line has been available since last year’s IFA; two new models, the JBL Reference 420 and the JBL Reference 610, are now available. These new arrivals have the same features as their predecessors: first-class comfort, and high-quality audio reproduction for the ultimate in music-listening pleasure.
The JBL Reference 420 headphones are perfect for traveling. They offer the usual crisp JBL sound, as well as plenty of bass. And although they weigh only 170g, they’re tough enough to withstand the hazards (vibrations, getting dropped) that come with traveling.
The JBL Reference 610 headphones have been created for wireless-technology convenience. Capable of receiving audio signals via Bluetooth®, they offer maximum freedom of movement. And if you’re using them to listen to music on your iPod, the iPod can stay in your pocket – volume, track selection, play and pause are set by means of an integrated controller located directly on the headphones. The dongle necessary for iPod operation is also supplied. Of course, the JBL Reference 610 can also be connected, via cable, to other multimedia devices, including MP3 and CD players.
Both sets of headphones feature ear pads and headbands made from genuine leather, which provides a high degree of comfort, even during long periods of use. Advanced transducers provide crystal-clear frequency response and distortion-free bass. And all the headphones in the JBL Reference line are compatible with iPod and MP3 players, desktop computers and laptops, and most other portable audio devices. They’re also equipped (depending on the model) with a wide range of accessories, including carry cases, jack adapters, airline adapters, batteries and chargers.
Many attempts have been made to design unusual but visually appealing desktop speakers. Unfortunately, the byproduct has often been poor sound. The JBL Spyro™ system is different – in both respects. Initially, its look is what catches the eye. The subwoofer is flanked by two flower-shaped speakers; all three are available in a white, black, teal or fuchsia. Now, the system is being offered in a vibrant orange, giving consumers even more of a choice when matching their taste or décor. Cloth-covered cables complete its high-quality look.
But how does the JBL Spyro system sound? Thanks to the latest Odyssey® transducer technology in the satellites (which have 6 watts of power per speaker), and an Atlas™ driver in the subwoofer, the sound is more than impressive. And with 24 watts of power for the subwoofer, so is the bass. The JBL Spyro 2.1 system is a plug-and-play solution ideally suited to all kinds of applications, whether Mac®, PC, laptop, iPod or other MP3 player, or games console. And connection is simple using its 3.5mm mini stereo jack.
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