JBL Xtreme series got extremely popular when the third generation speaker was released with 100 watts of driver power. And to maintain the popularity, they need to bring their new model of this series with better specifications and appropriate features. So in this article, we will get to know about the estimated JBL Xtreme 4 Release date and expected features about it.
JBL Xtreme 4: Release Date and Latest News
Better water and dust protection, bigger battery capacity, and loud & clear sound quality make a portable speaker best for outdoor usage. JBL Xtreme series is the one that meets these criteria very well with powerful earth-shaking stereo sound effects. JBL Xtreme series is well known for loudness.
Even in the first generation JBL Xtreme you will get 40 watts of total RMS, which is huge considering the release time of it. However, there is no official announcement of the JBL extreme 4 release, but considering the previous models’ release date and time gap, we can get an estimated release date. So, first of all, let’s have a look at the chart below.
|Model||Realese Date||Driver Power||Battery Capacity||IP Rating|
|JBL Xtreme 1||9 January 2015||40 watts||10,000 mAh||IPX7|
|JBL Xtreme 2||18 January 2018||40 watts||10,000 mAh||IPX7|
|JBL Xtreme 3||November 2020||100 watts||10,000 mAh||IP67|
So as we can see, the first two models of the JBL Xtreme series were released in January with 3 years of the time gap, and the third one doesn’t match any month pattern and time gap. However, since the upcoming year will be the third year of the JBL Xtreme 3 release, we can expect the JBL Xtreme 4 release this year.
And if it follows the previous pattern, the release date should be January 2023, and if there is no time gap pattern, then it can be released any month in 2023. However, check out the section below to know the expected features of the upcoming JBL Xtreme 4.
We Expect to Have These Features in the New Xtreme 4
As we can see, every JBL Xtreme series speaker models come with minor update except the latest JBL Xtreme 3. However, as it has been passed many years since the JBL Xtreme was released and the technology got advanced, we can expect JBL Xtreme 4 will come with a vast improvement over various sections of it. Let’s talk about them.
- The first thing we check about a speaker is its driver section, its power, and how loud it can be. As the JBL Extreme 3 comes with huge driver power, and music experts appreciate it, we can expect the same driver power for the JBL Xtreme 4; however, if it comes with any driver setup change, like adding a subwoofer or extra tweeter, then the total RMS may increase a bit. So if the change happens in the driver section, the total RMS will be between 100 watts to 120 watts.
- One thing that we may get updated on this time is the battery capacity. All of the previous JBL Xtreme models come with a 10,000 mAh battery setup by which you will get 15 hours of playback time which is decent enough. But as extra drivers come with extra RMS, the speaker will need more power to perform. So we can expect at least a 12,000 mAh battery this time for JBL Xtreme 4.
- JBL Extreme 1 and 2 came with a 19V 3.42A 65W power adapter, so there was no micro USB port or USB type C port to fill them up, which was pretty annoying. But the issue was solved on the JBL Xtreme 3, where we get a USB Type-C port to charge it where you can charge it with variable voltage input though it will work best with a powerful Type-C laptop charger. And as it is very convenient, we can expect the same charging technology on the upcoming JBL Xtreme 4.
- JBL Xtreme 1 had Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, whereas version 2 had Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. As a continuous update, we can see the JBL Xtreme 3 had Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. So as Bluetooth 5.3 is the latest technology yet, we can expect this Bluetooth connectivity on the next JBL Xtreme 4.
- JBL Xtreme 1 and 2 both had IPX7 water and dust protection, whereas the JBL Xtreme 3 had an IP67 IP rating which is pretty suitable for water and dust protection. But in the present time, if you consider the superiority, the IP68 and IP69K will take their place. So as a new-generation speaker, we can expect either IP68 or IP69K IP protection on the upcoming JBL Xtreme 4.
Xtreme 4 Estimate Price
All of the previous JBL Xtreme models come with a $200 to $300 price tag, and as the upcoming technology requires more money to implement, the JBL Xtreme may come with a little bit of high pricing. The expected JBL Xtreme 4 price is around $300 to $350.
Is the JBL Xtreme Bigger than the Charge 4?
If we consider the JBL Xtreme 3 to compare with JBL Charge 4 in sizewise and power-wise, JBL Xtreme is much bigger and better. JBL Xtreme has a 29.7 x 13.7 x 13.3 cm body dimension with 100 watts of total RMS. On the other hand, JBL Charge 4 has a 22 x 9.5 x 9.3 cm body dimension with 40 watts of total RMS, which is way inferior to the JBL Xtreme 3.
Does JBL Xtreme have Good Bass?
Suppose you want a powerful loudspeaker with impressive bass depth, then the JBL Xtreme series speakers can be an ideal option. The bass depth depends on the woofer driver’s quality and its enclosure.
For the sealed type enclosure, we need to use a passive/bass radiator to enhance the bass. So all of the JBL Xtreme series speakers come with the dual passive radiator setup, which brings an extra bass depth for the woofer drivers. So in terms of the bass quality, we can say JBL Xtreme is a good option without any doubt.
Is JBL Xtreme Good for Party?
If you have JBL Xtreme 1 or 2, you can cover a small room party in your home, but for a whole house party, they are not enough as the total RMS power of these two speakers is only 40 watts. But the third generation JBL Xtreme 3 has 100 watts of total RMS, which is pretty loud but still not enough for a whole house party.
For bigger party arrangements, you can go for the JBL Party box. The biggest JBL Partybox 1000 has 1100 watts of total RMS, which is enormous and very much capable of a whole house party.
How Long does a JBL Extreme Rechargeable Battery Last with One Charge?
Till now, all of the JBL Xtreme speakers have a 10,000 mAh battery capacity by which all speakers can deliver 15 hours of non-stop playback time. Though JBL Xtreme 3 has a more powerful driver setup for its intelligent power management, it can still give 15 hours of playback time with the same battery as the previous models.
Is JBL Xtreme Stereo or Mono?
All of the JBL Xtreme speakers have the stereo driver setup over mono.
Is The JBL Xtreme waterproof?
Yes, all of the JBL Xtreme speakers are waterproof, and you can able to submerge the speakers up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes without damaging them.
From the above discussion, we hope you got to know all about the upcoming JBL Xtreme 4. So if you need the best technology with all the latest features, wait for the JBL Xtreme 4 release. But if you don’t want to wait, we will suggest going for JBL Xtreme 3, which is still a better option for you.
If you want to know more about JBL Xtreme 3, you can search for it on Google to see its specifications and features of it. You can also check sound test videos from YouTube for better understanding. Don’t forget to use headphones while watching sound test videos.