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JBL's new CES 2024 lineup: Portable speakers that bring the party anywhere

Meet JBL's new eco-friendly sound.
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Published onJanuary 8, 2024

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JBL
TL;DR
  • JBL updates its portable lineup with Xtreme 4, Clip 5, and Go 4 speakers featuring better sound, new colors, and recycled materials.
  • The PartyBox series expands with the Club 120 and Stage 320 models and a new Wireless Mic, offering powerful sound and immersive lighting.
  • Both series emphasize sustainability and have features like AI Sound Boost, long battery life, and Bluetooth 5.3 with LE audio.

JBL is making a big splash at CES 2024, expanding its popular portable speaker lineup with new Xtreme 4, Clip 5, and Go 4 models and elevating the party scene with the latest PartyBox Club 120, PartyBox Stage 320, and PartyBox Wireless Mic. These new speakers promise not only an improved listening experience but also a commitment to sustainability with post-consumer recycled materials.

JBL Xtreme 4

JBL Xtreme 4 speaker
JBL

The JBL Xtreme 4 introduces AI Sound Boost for real-time audio optimization, leading to powerful, clear sound. With a replaceable battery providing 24 hours of playtime, Bluetooth 5.3, IP67 rating, and multi-speaker connection, it’s built for any environment. The Xtreme 4 also showcases a commitment to the environment. The company claims 70% of its plastic and 100% of the fabric are made from recycled materials.

SpecsBattery lifePrice
JBL Xtreme 4
Specs
● IP67 Certified waterproof and dustproof
● Handy shoulder strap
● Made of recycled fabric and plastic
● AI Sound Boost
● Bluetooth V5.3 with LE audio
● Multi-speaker connection via Auracast™
● Power bank
● Replaceable battery for enhanced serviceability
● Works with JBL Portable App
● Available in three colors
Battery life
24-hours of playtime
(Up to 6 hours longer
when listening in
Playtime Boost mode)
Price
$379.95
JBL Xtreme 4
JBL Xtreme 4
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JBL Extreme 4
MSRP: $379.95
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JBL Clip 5

JBL Clip 5
JBL

The JBL Clip 5 has been redesigned for greater accessibility and portability. The improved carabiner, increased driver power, and consistent bass at all volumes make it an ideal travel companion. It features 12 hours of playtime, Bluetooth 5.3, an IP67 rating, and a multi-speaker connection via Auracast.

SpecsBattery lifePrice
JBL Clip 5
Specs
● IP67 Certified waterproof and dustproof
● Bluetooth V5.3 with LE audio
● Multi-speaker connection via Auracast™
● Made of recycled fabric and plastic
● Works with JBL Portable app
● Available in six colors
Battery life
12-hour battery life (Up
to 3 hours longer when
listening in Playtime
Boost mode)
Price
$79.95
JBL Clip 5JBL Clip 5
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JBL Clip 5
IP67 • Multipoint connection • Companion app w/ EQ options
MSRP: $79.95
The JBL Clip 5 is built to go places.
The JBL Clip 5 features some welcome upgrades. Now offering support from the JBL Portable app, which includes both preset and a customizable EQ, not to mention a boost in wattage and better battery life, the JBL Clip series remains a solid choice for an on-the-go outdoor Bluetooth speaker.

JBL Go 4

JBL Go 4 portable speaker
JBL

The JBL Go 4 offers a robust sound and punchier bass in a compact size, perfect for on-the-go. It has an updated silhouette and durable strap, making it carry-friendly, along with 7 hours of playtime, an IP67 rating, and Bluetooth 5.3. With 80% of its plastic and 100% of the fabric said to be made from recycled materials, the Go 4 is as stylish as it is sustainable.

SpecsBattery LifePrice
JBL Go 4
Specs
● IP67 Certified waterproof and dustproof
● Bluetooth V5.3 with LE audio
● Multi-speaker connection via Auracast™
● Made of recycled fabric and plastic
● Works with JBL Portable app
● Available in six colors
Battery Life
7-hour battery life (Up
to 2 hours longer when
listening in Playtime
Boost mode)
Price
$49.95

JBL PartyBox Club 120

JBL

The JBL PartyBox Club 120 aims to amplify your party with powerful sound, deeper bass, and a synchronized light show. It allows for unlimited pairing with other JBL PartyBoxes and connection to Auracast-enabled speakers. The speaker offers 12 hours of playtime, expandable with a replaceable battery, and includes versatile inputs for microphones and guitars. Committed to sustainability, it’s also said to be made with 70% recycled plastic and comes in eco-friendly packaging.

SpecsBattery lifePrice
JBL PartyBox Club 120
Specs
● Foldable handle
● IPX4 certified splash proof
● AI Sound Boost
● Bluetooth v5.3 with LE
audio
● Multi-speaker connection
by Auracast™
● Stereo pairing via JBL
PartyBox app
● 2 mic inputs and 1 guitar
input
● Customizable elements
via JBL PartyBox app
● Symmetric and themed
light show
● Made with recycled plastic
and FSC-certified paper
packaging
Battery life
12-hour playback +
replaceable battery
(FastCharge: 10
min for 80 min
playtime)
Price
$399.95

JBL PartyBox Stage 320

JBL

Designed for those who like to party hard, the JBL PartyBox Stage 320 features JBL Pro Sound with dual woofers and tweeters, complemented by a light show. Transport is easy with its telescopic handle and wheels. JBL says you can enjoy up to 18 hours of playtime, extendable with a replaceable battery, and seamless pairing with other JBL PartyBoxes and Auracast-enabled speakers.

SpecsBattery lifePrice
JBL PartyBox
Stage 320
Specs
● 240W RMS power output,
2x 25mm dome tweeter +
2x 6.5” woofer
● Telescopic handle and
wide, sturdy wheels
● IPX4 certified splashproof
● AI Sound Boost
● Bluetooth v5.3 with LE
audio
● Multi-speaker connection
by Auracast
● Stereo pairing via JBL
PartyBox app
● 2 mic inputs and 1 guitar
input
● Made with recycled plastic
and FSC-certified paper
packaging
Battery life
18-hour playtime +
replaceable battery
(FastCharge: 10
min for 2 hours of
playtime)
Price
$599.95

JBL PartyBox Wireless Mic

The JBL PartyBox Wireless Mic is marketed as a plug-and-play companion for your JBL PartyBox, promising clear sound with minimized background noise. It maintains a 2.4GHz connection up to 30 meters and provides 20 hours of playtime. JBL claims the microphone is made with 30% recycled plastic and the dongle has a 70% recycled make, all in sustainable packaging.

SpecsBattery lifePrice
JBL PartyBox
Wireless Mic
Specs
● Compatible with all
PartyBox speakers
● Stable 2.4GHz connection
over 30M
● Made with recycled plastic
and FSC-certified paper packaging
Battery life
20-hour microphone
playtime; 12-hour
dongle playtime
Rechargeable
battery (10 mins
charging for 2 hours
microphone
playtime)
Price
$149.95

JBL continues to be a popular choice for Bluetooth speakers. As these speakers hit the market in June 2024, we look forward to reviewing them to help you determine which is right for you.

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