The headphones in the Tour series are designed for work contexts and have a lot of smart features. Tour One is a pair of noise-reducing over-ear headphones while JBL Tour Pro Plus is a pair of true wireless. Both models have adaptive noise reduction, something called “adaptive ambient aware”, a function that adapts noise reduction based on the environment you are in, and the ability to control Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa via voice commands.
The JBL Tour One also has a technology that allows you to optimize the bluetooth connection for “normal listening”, increase the sound quality in a “music mode” or watch movies with “video mode” that has low latency. The JBL Tour One has up to 50 hours of battery life. Price and launch date are not determined.
JBL Bar 5.0 MultibeamTM is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s series of soundbars. According to JBL, it is the first with Virtual Dolby Atmos and still uses JBL’s beamforming technology: multibeam. In terms of volume, it should keep up with the turns. The loaf contains four passive speaker elements to give the base a boost.
Multibeam technology should make surround sound possible without the need for additional. Sure, it’s clearly better sound than the TV speakers, but no sound lump in the world beats a 7.1 system when it comes to surround sound.
However, it can be integrated with all multiroom systems and music services. You can stream music wirelessly via Alexa, Apple Airplay 2, Chromecast and bluetooth. It is also compatible with all iOS and Android devices. JBL Bar 5.0 MultibeamTM has a recommended price of SEK 4,500 and will be released in the spring of 2021.