Background and Identification
JBL speakers are manufactured by American audio equipment company JBL (owned by Harman International Industries, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics) and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company is divided into JBL Consumer, which focuses on home audio equipment, and JBL Professional, which specializes in professional studio, cinema, tour, and DJ audio equipment.
JBL was founded in 1946 by audio engineer James Bullough Lansing, who also founded audio company Altec Lansing.
JBL’s portable Bluetooth speaker lines include JBL FLIP, JBL Boombox, JBL Pulse, JBL Charge, JBL Xtreme, JBL GO, and JBL CLIP. JBL’s PartyBox Bluetooth speakers include built-in light effects. Most of these speakers are waterproof.
The JBL Link series includes portable, voice-activated speakers equipped with Google Assistant.
The company also manufactures home theater equipment, including soundbars, wireless subwoofers, and wireless surround sound speakers.
JBL has achieved many professional accomplishments in audio technology. In 1955, JBL’s D130 speaker was used in a Fender amplifier. JBL products were used at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. In 2002, JBL’s VerTec professional loudspeakers were used during the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, and 2002 FIFA World Cup ceremony.
JBL has a guide on identifying counterfeit versus authentic JBL products.