Of all the audio equipment brands in the world, JBL is no question one of the most resounding one the world ever have today. And why not? From amplifiers to loudspeakers, this audio electronics firm has been a resonating one to hear in both professional and consumer markets.
And with the advent of mobile and wireless technology that is sweeping and continuing to penetrate the worldwide market full of portable audio afficionados, JBL just went on board and rolling on the road with a speaker intended for some of car audio-less vehicles called the JBL Trip.
The Trip can function in an instant by simply having Bluetooth connectivity with your smartphone. not even a step and hassles of installation is required. it connects easily with both Android and iphone devices, but hardly with a Windows phone and laptop. But since they are basically intended for smartphones (specifically, the two popular mobile Oses), i quite understand where this speaker is coming from. Still it didn’t help that JBL only sports a USB port that is intended for charging and no audio jacks were present for a wired kind of alternative input.
Somehow, JBL provides the quite-balanced formula of highs, low, and kicks, which sounds good in either closed or open vehicles, with the all-treble setup speaker on the left and bass-dominated on the right, plus exclusive patented noise-cancelling technology
it’s not just a simple playback speaker for your auditory pleasure. The Trip has another reason why it lived up to the role of being a travel companion: that is to serve its communication function. This small wireless speaker can be one’s virtual assistant by means of Siri and Google now, and it can be either mounted or just placed atop of the compartment or anywhere in the dashboard as long as it doesn’t really distract you from driving.
However, the Trip’s main buttons appear to confuse the hell out of me sometimes. it could be highly sensitive on a random moment while the next time around, it requires pressing in a sort of precise fashion. either it changes constantly to the extent of confusion regarding its userfriendly experience, or one must learn that the power button (when pressed lightly) is alternately serving as its key security button. you better hope you remember your pressing history while using this speaker.
The JBL Trip is a promising journey companion with the technology it boasts. But that said, it also – and definitely – needs some issues on functions and portability so people can really get its worth.