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JBL Control X: tiny rugged speakers needed a bit more punch

The JBL Control X are powerful weatherproof speakers with the myriad of waterproof and weatherproof portable speakers for listeners on the go.
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October 27, 2015
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With the myriad of waterproof and weatherproof portable speakers for listeners on the go, there’s a void where large, rugged, and powerful speakers belong. Tiny waterproof speakers are great for bringing great sound wherever you go, but if it’s hanging around as a standalone speaker for an outdoor pool the sound is just not sufficient for a permanent solution. Obviously water is the enemy of electronics, so conventional speakers won’t fulfill the job either. The JBL Control X speakers bridge the gap by combining the power of conventional speakers and weatherproofing.

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The flagship feature of the JBL Control X speakers is the weatherized housing engineered to combat the elements. The design is pretty ordinary as far as form factor goes. The modern design allows the speaker to fit in with its surroundings with black and white color options. Indoors, the speaker becomes another great pair of speakers with a familiar design, but in reality it’s a weatherproof speaker in disguise. Outdoors, it stands as a resilient opponent of the elements.

The housing contains woofer cones and everything that keeps the speaker alive. It’s also engineered to project accurate sound with High Definition Imaging technology to deliver minute details from any location. But what good is a speaker without compatibility? The Control X comes with gold binding post terminals to deliver the signal directly from the source device. 

At $299.95 per pair, the JBL Control X speakers are available right now online, along with local dealers from T-Mobile to Microsoft to Staples.