Published at : 07 Jan 2023 11:25 PM (IST)
The Consumer Electronics Show 2023 (CES 2023) is now going on, and we are witnessing a wide variety of interesting items, ranging from fascinating smartwatches and TVs to excellent smart home devices. In the realm of consumer audio, developments are also taking place; for example, JBL has just introduced several new products to its Tour line. JBL presented two new models of headphones at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES): the Tour One M2, an over-ear wireless model, and the Tour Pro 2, a true wireless model.
JBL is a well-known brand in the consumer audio industry. The company manufactures a wide variety of products, ranging from low-cost wired earbuds to bass tubes and home theatre systems that will blow your ears out, as well as everything in between. Even again, this is not the first time any of the new Tour models have been brought to our attention. The business made the announcement in August 2022 for customers located in Europe, saying that they will be available in retail outlets beginning in January of this year. Now, the new Tour models are making their way here, and it is anticipated that they will be available for purchase at retail establishments sometime in March or April.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 is a true wireless model that produces sound using 10mm dynamic drivers and has a battery life of 10 hours on a single charge when the active noise cancellation feature is turned off. When the active noise cancellation function is used, the earbuds only have a battery life of eight hours, making this feature of the case very useful. The inconspicuous earbuds, which are somehow equipped with six microphones and Bluetooth version 5.3, are quite similar to the Tour One M2. If you add the sleek carrying case that has a digital screen to the mix, we may have a strong candidate for the title of best true wireless earbuds here. Controlling playback, getting alerts, adjusting ANC settings, and doing a number of other tasks are all possible through the LED display that measures 1.5 inches.
The over-ear Tour One M2 headphones include adaptive active noise cancellation, four microphones for hands-free calling, Spatial Sound Support, Bluetooth v5.3 for connection, and a battery that provides 30 hours of listening with active noise cancellation and 50 hours without it. Because of their lightweight design (268 grammes) and excellent battery life, which make them ideal for travelling, they might become one of the finest wireless headphones currently available on the market.
JBL also used the opportunity to announce the launch of a new eco-friendly model of its Go 3 and Clip 4 portable Bluetooth speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Both of the eco versions are said to employ 90% post-consumer recycled plastic for the construction of the speaker mesh, and 100% recycled fabric for the rest of the speaker mesh. This is a significant improvement over the vanilla variants. It is only natural that the packaging for these brand-new models will be environmentally friendly as well. It is made out of paper and biodegradable soy ink and contains absolutely no plastic in any form.
Returning to the Tour models, the Tour Pro 2 will have a suggested retail price of $250, while the Tour One M2 will set you back $300 in the United States. Although JBL is a well-known brand in the audio market, its products are known to be on the more expensive side. However, even if you are looking for inexpensive wireless earbuds, you still have various alternatives to choose from. Even if the new JBL products won’t be available for purchase for a few more months, you won’t be left wanting for choices since there are several available alternatives.