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Description

JBL is an American manufacturer of loudspeakers and headphones. The company has two divisions: JBL Professional produces speakers for studio, live, and cinema applications, while JBL Consumer produces speakers and headphones for the consumer market.

History

James B Lansing started a company in 1927 to produce speaker drivers named Lansing manufacturing Company. In the 1930s, the company marketed Shearer Horn and later the Iconic System loudspeakers for cinemas. The company was bought by Altec in 1941, and its name changed to Altec Lansing.
In 1946, after his contract with Altec expired, James Lansing left and founded JBL. Early products were near copies of Altec Lansing products.
In 1969, the company was sold to the company headed by Sidney Harman, which would later become Harman International. In the 1970s, JBL became a household brand, selling large numbers of loudspeakers and studio monitors.
Over the next decades, JBL went more mass-market with their entry-level speakers. It also supplied many automakers.

Current Products

JBL's consumer products currently include numerous wireless headphones, wireless speakers, and soundbars.

Scores

4.8
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Innovation
Design
Service
Value
Love my JBL Boombox
boy_racer on 01 Jun 2020

Products

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JBL Xtreme 3 Review Rundown

JBL's Xtreme 3 speaker delivers robust bass depth in a rugged, waterproof build. It's a fantastic Bluetooth option for outdoor settings and parties or a...
08 Jun 2021
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JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Review Rundown

The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam offers one of the easiest ways to dip your toes into Dolby Atmos. At 27.9-inches wide and 2.4-inches tall, it's very compact for a...
20 May 2021
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JBL Charge 5 Review Rundown

The JBL Charge 5 is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers at its price point. It's waterproof, has a USB-C charging port, and is PartyBoost compatible...
28 Apr 2021
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JBL GO 3 Review Rundown

JBL's Go 3 speaker delivers solid wireless audio performance in a waterproof, easily portable design for a low price. The brand-new edgy look and expressive...
17 Apr 2021

Reviews

boy_racer published on 01 Jun 2020
4.8
Innovation
Design
Service
Value
Love my JBL Boombox
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