- Bluetooth speakers
- JBL Xtreme 2, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
JBL Xtreme 2, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming
- 15 hours of playtime
- IPX7 waterproof
- Durable fabric and rugged material
- Connector type: 3.5 millimeter stereo
- Power source type: Battery powered
- Bluetooth version:4.2
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Product Dimensions||7.9 x 12.1 x 18.1 inches|
|Item Weight||5.27 pounds|
|Item model number||JBLXTREME2BLKAM|
|Batteries||1 CR2 batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||June 30, 2019|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Rating||4 stars and up|
Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on July 13, 2023
I got the JBL Xtreme 8 years ago as a gift and it was a big upgrade from my boombox, but I didn’t think much of it. It’s since carried me through some of my favorite years in my 20s. Recently though, it disconnects as soon as I hit play on my phone. We can’t tell if it’s the charge or the Bluetooth but it won’t play, even plugged in. So I went to replace it only to see how expensive these bad boys are. I also didn’t love how heavy it is (I can’t pick it up one handed easily). I decided I do really like good sound, so I ruled out the lowest end of speakers and narrowed it down to the Charge and Xtreme models. I got a really good deal for Prime Day where they were similarly priced. This is purely subjective, but we played the same song on both of them at similar volumes and there was a noticeable difference in quality. The Xtreme2 sound hit me in the heart and the soul and the feels (lol I know). The Charge4 just sounded like noise when it was too loud. And I started with that one first. Also I was at the lower end of the volume scale with the Xtreme with much more room to grow but I was almost at the max end of the Charge when it sounded the same loudness. So if you’re throwing house parties or on a loud boat, you’ll want the Xtreme. Both were super easy to pair and I switched back and forth easily. It would be a much tougher call at full price, but I scoured reviews looking for cross-product-line reviews and found nothing so here’s my subjective test for ya. Xtreme all day.
Reviewed on July 20, 2023
I got this in August of 2022. It’s a great speaker. Sounds very clear and bassy. Pairs amazingly with my Charge 4 speakers. All three speakers can cover every part of my yard without having to crank anyone speaker. The battery life is great also, lasts just alittle less than my Charge 4s. I’ve had other JBL models that have lasted years and were gifted to family and friends and is still going strong. JBL is my go to for outdoor portable speakers. My only rule is I never buy their current line up as they are always too expensive for me. I have no problem waiting to buy their older models they are still that good.
Reviewed on July 26, 2023
Its waterproof and has long battery life. the audio is good, but not great. not much high end. IF you are a true audiophile, you can probably find better. but for me it is good enough...an upgrade to what i have out on the patio now. When you first get it, notice that the blue tooth pairing button is on the left, kind of hidden in the dark paint. its NOT the big button with the X shape on it!
Reviewed on July 14, 2023
This is the coolest Bluetooth I've ever owned and it's the most powerful. Has a 20 hour charge. And it can rip out some cool sounds. My son has the biggest Bluetooth JBL but I couldn't afford that one. And it screams. I'm talking like all complete audio stereo system. These sneakers crank it out.
Reviewed on January 22, 2021
Hope my biases didn't creep into the headline. :-) I don't leave tons of reviews. Too busy. But finding a good bluetooth speaker so hard decided to review these to maybe help someone else. Have JBL 305P studio monitors on my office desk. Eclectic music tastes, like rap, techno, some metal, also some classical and Lillechick music. No sub with 305P studio setup, I would get kicked out of my office. This is review of Extreme 2, not 305P, but mention them because I had an objective reference speaker to compare these to. THE GOOD Bluetooth connect so simple Forrest Gump could do it after a lobotomy. Loud thumping bass and phenomenal volume for guttural pleb music. Eminem Without Me, Gin and Juice, and hip-hop or pop music where artists aren't actually singers (or shouldn't be) and most of the sound is electronic not instruments, sounds pretty good. EASILY fills huge room with fairly clean sound, for guttural pleb music. I put it 75% volume my office and can hear it out in kitchenette still loud. For movies, especially those with explosions, guns, etc., it is really impressively loud. I need something truly portable and durable, which means many of the speakers that might sound better I can't buy because this will be in a camper van eventually and certainly getting muddy and wet. THE BAD I am NOT an audiophile, but when I listen to actual instrument music with actual singers on this, The Beatles, Mazzy Star Fade Into You, Saxuality, Imagine John Lennon, the Ludwig Von, it sounds, as another reviewer noted, as if someone is singing into a cup or playing two counties over, hollowness. BRUTALLY AWFUL. Often a Bird Wim Mertens, River Flows in You Yurima, etc., the music sounds so flat it almost defies comprehension. Voices especially. I am not sure what range this is, but it is so bad I almost returned the speaker. I can't believe JBL sold a speaker this bad for playing general music. There appears to be some electronic modification or some balancing or something, especially at the low volume end, it is non-linear and very frustrating. Flatness seems to be worst at low volume. I have $20 computer speakers that sound better for general music. Stone cold serious. Maybe I can install an EQ on computer or phone and correct, but it is astounding that JBL whiffed this bad. Yet for loud pleb music, especially at a distance, the speaker is still good and amazingly loud for its size, again as long as you don't listen to anyone who actually sings or plays real instruments. As noted, I have JBL reference speakers in my office, and can directly compare. I do not have the unrealistic expectation that a bluetooth speaker should sound anywhere near as good as properly positioned and aimed reference speakers on vibration stands, but having these allowed me to objectively quantify just how bad the mids or highs or whatever you call it on the Extreme 2 are. On certain songs the bass or low seems too intense and drowns out the mids and voices, and this effect does not vary linearly with volume. Maddening. I plugged in speaker to make sure not a bluetooth issue, it is not. OTHER OBSERVATIONS It is also very cumbersome, I'm 6'4" with ape mitts, don't have straps on, and could easily see myself dropping if not super careful. Of course, a big speaker being cumbersome isn't JBLs fault, LOL, and I GREATLY prefer the lay on side design rather than standing tower tall design of competitors. It is pretty impressive to have a speaker just a bit smaller than a loaf of bread, that is waterproof, has the battery to last all day long, and can pound bass and party music like this. For this use, loud party music, this thing crushes, but It is almost impossible to overstate how bad the instruments and voices sound on actual real music with real instruments and real singers. EXTREME 3 AND OTHERS Thought of buying Extreme3 for $349, especially for USB-C charging which is HUGE versus the proprietary adapter on Extreme 2, but $350 for a Bluetooth speaker that can't play midrange is felonious, and $150 extra for USB charging is absurd. The sound profile reportedly more balanced Extreme 3, it had better be. Seems like a switch that enables bass mode would be ideal, so non-pleb music sounds more balanced. Can only dream of bass treble switches as on Marshall, you sure need them. I got this for $199, and had a Charge 4 Amazon Warehouse like New for $120, which was flat, ordered this to see if just got a bad speaker or one entry in line flat or if it was the entire line. It is the entire line. I don't live near a store where I can test several out, such as Marshall, Treblab, Sonos Move, etc., and don't have 8 months to buy return 20 speakers, so decided to keep this and look for something better when I get to big city and can shop. I ended up keeping these speakers because they are really good at some things, and mainly need them for pleb workout music by hacks like Eminem and Dre who can't even sing or play an instrument, not real music, and have to have something virtually indestructible for camper van. Despite the manifest limitations and flaws, for some kinds of music, having a speaker this small this loud with good sound quality, with portability and waterproofness, is still really impressive.
Reviewed on July 25, 2023
funciona super bien me encanta que los sonido so de muy buenas calidad y trabajamuy bien en casa
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