You know how people throw around the phrase “Music is my life” , when what they really mean is that they just thoroughly enjoy and appreciate music? Well for me, that phrase applies in the realest way possible. Music IS my life. And my job. And my hobby. And my leisure. I get to buy my shiny new things because of the money I earn from music.
And you know what the most ironic thing about me is? I have NEVER thought of investing in a good speaker system. There’s my old laptop I’ve been using for six years whose built in speakers are TOTALLY busted. Once you max out the volume on that thing, it will rattle like marbles in a soup can. Hence, all forms of audio that I listen to have to go through the free earphones that come with my phone… Shameful, I know…
Up until I got my hands on the JBL speaker line. As you know, I just released my album last December 2015, and boy did these speakers come at a perfect time – right when I was finishing up with my recording sessions and was about to go into mixing and mastering (which is basically fixing the balance and relationship of all sound clips to get a flat mp3 track).
These JBL Xtreme, Pulse, Charge, and Flip speakers have all been my lifeline during the production and mastering of this album. Be it in the bedroom, in the studio, or in the shower, the speakers’ bluetooth connectivity helps me keep my music playing even in odd locations. Noting that the speakers have an excellent balance of treble and highs, it’s made my mixing and mastering notes much easier (and much more thorough) so that I could only deliver quality sound to my listeners.
The JBL Xtreme packs a punch – it is huuuuge, and it’s absolutely a dream to have when you want to fill your entire house with music and good vibes. It even comes with a shoulder strap, so if you want to walk about town with music booming from your hip, by all means do so. Blasting out my favorite pop songs so loud that the neighbors could hear has given me great pleasure, I’m not gonna lie.
The JBL Pulse is my favorite. It is such a show off, it impresses everyone that I show it to. I first publicly previewed “Home” (the wedding song I wrote for Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto) through these speakers, and I was not sure if everyone’s delighted reactions were due to my song or the Pulse’s show of colorful lights. The Pulse has multiple light themes that all flicker in a rainbow of colors. I turn it on every time I wake up early in the morning and make my bed. Let’s face it, we all just need that extra enthusiasm at 8am.
If this were Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the JBL Charge would be the “just right” option, every time. It’s not as imposing as the Xtreme, not as flashy as the Pulse, and not as handy as the Flip. It’s perfect as a mainstay for your work station. Just power up the Bluetooth wireless connectivity (or connect via auxiliary cables – it’s your choice) and your day is bound to boppy. Boppy is not a word, but you get what I mean.
The JBL Flip is the handiest, most powerful speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. This is what I take in every trip to the bathroom. It’s completely splash-proof and really compact, it even comes with a wrist strap for good measure. This is what I brought in my backpack every after my session of mixing and mastering. I would listen to my songs endlessly and make a long list of notes on what to change with the levels, etc.
It’s a long road to achieving perfection with Arigato, Internet! but the JBL speaker system has definitely amplified not only my work, but also my home, and my life. Bluetooth connectivity – check. Up to 15 hrs of battery life – check. All packed in style.
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