JBL’s flagship portable clip-on speaker has returned for a fourth edition. Its completely new design promises new sonic performance.
Yet equally practical, robust, durable and easy to use, the fourth version of the Clip surprises with its advances in terms of sound reproduction. If there are some rare references beyond that, the difference it makes on this last point with most speakers of its size remains notable. If you don’t mind the absence of a mini-jack input, the JBL Clip 4 is positioned as the ultraportable speaker of choice.
- Surprisingly rich and balanced sound reproduction considering its size.
- Excellent build quality and finish.
- Rugged design, waterproof (IP67).
- The carabiner, still just as practical.
- Quick and easy handling.
- Sibilance marks are more or less marked depending on the listening conditions.
- Significant power reserve, strongly limited by distortion and pumping effects.
- No mini-jack input, no multipoint Bluetooth connection.
- Still no added functionality.
Note: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product in the previous month, excluding prices from those stores with safety rules. stores whose VAT policy is unclear (known as “grey” shops, usually in the case of imports from China).
The third version of the JBL Go marks a real evolution compared to the previous model. The Go 3 is full of surprises both in terms of its sturdiness and sound performance, more than respectable for an ultraportable speaker. If it doesn’t quite compare with our absolute reference, the Bose SoundLink Micro, it’s undoubtedly positioned as excellent value for money.