Experience the sounds of luxury: JBL, Harman Kardon, AKGTuesday, June 30, 2015
I am so excited to share with you guys some really cool gadgets I saw at the Harman Singapore product launch! You people should know by now that I am a total geek when it comes to gadgets, so how can I reject an invitation after seeing the product preview popping in my email? #shamelessvivian HAHAHAHAHAHA
Alright grab your snacks and water, because this is an extremely long post, xD
And I have a surprise at the end, so read all the way ah!
I was greeted by Alvin at Royal Plaza @ Scotts when I arrived. I was freaking late lah, thank goodness they haven't start the presentation when I arrived. Hahaha, I was just in time!
And because I was late, the conference started shortly after I got my seat warmed up. Not sure if it was a good thing, but being late is never good lah! How embarrassing xD
Yingming started off with a really quick introduction about the company, Harman. Opening our eyes up to the audio industry. I've actually heard of the brands mentioned(JBL, AKG, Harman Kardon) on that day before I attended the showcase. So I was super stoked to find out what new products they have out in the market! As mentioned, I accepted the invitation without second thoughts, HAHAHAHAHAHHAA. SHAMELESS MAX.
After the quick introduction, Maarten and Andy proceeded to demostrating the products to us! I swear it was a hell of a show. I've never seen anyone so confident of their products. I mean, who would legitly throw the speakers on the floor and pour water directly on it????
That's Andy btw, xD
Anyway...... I actually wanted to get myself a wireless sports earphone a while back, (Not like I hit the gym, I'm a total bum LOL.) but I haven't been able to because I WAS SUPER POOR. Soon after, I just totally forgot about it,
I don't even have enough to eat lah, how do I pamper myself with new gadgets, :( BUT I HONESTLY FEEL I WILL BE MOTIVATED TO RUN IF I DON'T HAVE ANY CABLE SWINGING ALONG WITH ME WHEN I AM RUNNING OK!!
It's wireless, and connects through blutetooth!
Earbuds are extremely comfortable and it doesn't slide off even if you jump around or do your front flip, back flip, side flip, whatever flips, hahahha. But to be really honest, I wouldn't recommend listening to music while exercising outdoors. It can get dangerous if you can't hear what's going on around you. For gym, this pair of earphones is perfect!
After the event, I brought home a pair of really pretty AKG Y50 though!
Cushions so soft I can rest my cheeks, 8D
Come in 4 different colors!
The AKG Y50 has this extreme noise cancelling cushions that eliminates up to 85% of the sound around you. Something that I essentially need since my parents decided to bring home 5 noisy buggers that chirp and cockles non-stop everyday some time ago. I can't even watch my dramas in peace lah, wahlau!
Plus, I finally have a pair of decent headphones to do my video/sound editing! The audio produced doesn't distort much and it has clarity as long as your file is in good resolution.
It comes with an adaptor that allows you to plug into your instruments?
Now I feel extremely glad that I am poor af... At least I spare the money from buying a portable amp to play my guitar in the middle of the night, because I have my AKG Y50 now, hahahahhaha. One stone kill
Apart from that, I also brought home a cute little handy JBL Clip+ that is capable of filling my entire room with sound. Of course, not to the extent of filling an entire ballroom. If you are talking about your own room or living room, while you do your stuff and you want some music, this speaker can definitely do the job.
This too, doesn't distort at it's maximum volume!
Love the fact that most of JBL's portable products are splash proof. The JBL Charge 2+ is water resistant! No worries even if I bring them to pool parties. It'll float even if you drop it into the pool! Take a look at their splash test!!
The JBL Charge 2+ actually punches out the water when it leaks in! Plus, it is small, light-weighted, handy and comes in many different colors! That is the best part!
The colors are also super vibrant!
The JBL Charge 2+ also fits right into your bicycle bottle holder. You can play just leave it there with your playlist on while riding!
Well, better than having ear phones on and dangling, and then eliminating all the surrounding sounds. If got car honk you, and you cannot hear how?! No AKG Y50 in this sense. Plus soaking your headphone sponge with sweat is quite disgusting tbh..... :X
And there you have their brother, a slightly bigger version, JBL Xtreme. Both are water resistant, and has USB ports for you to charge your gadgets! It has up to 12 hours playtime and they are of course, undoubtedly loud. Was pretty surprised during the demo because I didn't expect the sound to fill the entire conference room. I thought it might just surround that area itself, but it turned out to be louder than that, hahahaha.
It has hooks for you to strap your JBL Xtreme, so you don't have to hand carry it. Can strap around you and be a LIVE PA speaker during event. LOL.
And not forgetting the coolest speaker of the day! JBL Pulse!!
Another powerful and filled with clarity bluetooth portable speakers from JBL!
The JBL Pulse actually comes with these really nice LED lights around it. The light even dances to the beat of music! You could say there's LIVE VJ show going on every time.
The JBL Charge 2+, JBL Pulse can even connect with each other and play the same music at the same time! With that, you can place 2 speakers at 2 different corners of your house and fill the entire space with the same music!
JBL aside, this other Harman Kardon speakers caught my eyes too! The Harman Kardon Esquire Mini!
I mean, we all go to parties, and chalets. Sometimes it's a pain if you wish to play music and your phone or gadget isn't loud enough to amplify the sound to fill up the entire room. I know I already have the JBL Clip, but Esquire Mini looks equally aesthetically pleasing as well? Different speakers for different events lah, huh? HAHAHAHA.
Like there was once, I went to a chalet and I had to bring along my huge ass JBL Horizon bluetooth clock/speakers. It was quite stupid lah, because it was so heavy and huge y'know, hahahaha. But good as a home-use product.
It is freaking sleek. To add on, it is light-weighted and undoubtedly portable. Fits right into my pocket! Palm sized, baby! *Nods in approval*
So thin and light, I feel fat. They are easily the Victoria Secrets' Angels of the portable speakers industry, hahahaha
The Esquire Mini is powered by rechargeable battery with 8 hours playtime, and a port for external USB charging! Something that JBL Clip doesn't have. Which is why I say, different event bring different speakrs, XD
Hahahaha spares me from bringing around my bulky portable charger. Can't believe the speakers is actually smaller than my charger? What the hell, >:/
A stand at the back of the speaker so you can direct your sound at a specific direction! But there is something else I'd do, :P
Tadah! Phone stand while watching drama! Just connect the speakers to your smart phone using bluetooth and you can watch your dramas with better sound. So much love man.... I had to fight with my 5 birds chirping every time when they start to plot for some great escapade while I watch my dramas. It's freaking annoying, some times I just wish to cook them alive. I'm joking, no really. I'm joking, hahaha.
But they can get really really noisy, to the extent they can become my alarm clock. So whenever I watch my dramas, I had to inch my face closer to my phone or wear earphones just so I could hear. Doesn't help if the video quality is so bad it makes me feel deaf.
Anyway! It is not recommended to put your phone directly on the speakers because laying something on your speakers directly might cause the speakers to burst due to noise rebound....... So before you do that, please grab a sponge and create a layer before directly placing your phone on it, ok!
There are also many other products showcased at the showroom! They even have home set-ups ready for you to quality check!
I have the Harman/Kardon Soundsticks at home!
And the JBL Horizon too!
Visit their showroom at JBL Sound Gallery!
328 North Bridge Road,
Raffles Hotel Arcade, #02-17/18
Mon - Sat
11:00am - 7:00pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
I am giving away this pair of AKG Y50 headphones! Just answer this simple question (Honestly simple) by leaving your answers in the comment section along with your email. Please ah, please, help leave more comments so I can fix the comment section, :(
How many colors does the AKG Y50 comes in?
VERY EASY RIGHT.
Okay, the contest will end on the 17th July, 23:59hrs. Mehehehe.
One winner will be drawed randomly by my birds. HAHAHAHHAHA