The Flip 5 is JBL’s portable Bluetooth line’s de facto flagship

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The Philips GO S7807 Bluetooth Speaker, which will be available in August, promises “big sound” thanks to a 70mm woofer housed in a smaller, more compact body. It has a built-in power bank that allows it to be charged while in use and can provide up to 24 hours of gaming on a full charge.

The A7607 Bone Conduction Headphones and the A7507 Hybrid True Wireless ANC Headphones will be available in September and October, respectively. The A7607s contain a bone conduction microphone for “crystal clarity calling” even during noisy activities, and they have running lights to make you more visible at night. The A7507s, meanwhile, boast “excellent sound quality” in a light and portable design.

The X7207 and X5206 Party Speakers, which Philips says will be available later this summer, round out the collection. The cube-shaped X7207, which comes with a wireless party link and up to 12 hours of play time, will be released somewhere in the third quarter (July through September). The X5206, which hasn’t been given a release date, has a 14-hour battery life with microphone and guitar inputs.

Philips’ sport-focused GO product line is slated to introduce several new headphone and speaker versions later this year.

The portfolio is detailed in a recent release by Philips, which says it will also be on show at this year’s Pepcom Well Now! event, which begins today in New York. The S4807 Bluetooth Speaker is first on the list, having a battery life of up to 12 hours on a single charge. The S4807 is supposed to be available to order right now on Amazon, but it’s currently unavailable.

The Flip 5 is the de-facto flagship of JBL’s portable Bluetooth line because the Flip series is the company’s most popular. For a few generations, JBL’s cylinder chassis with a directionally fired primary driver and two goofy pulsing “subs” on the ends has been the go-to design, but it’s also been imitated by companies like Ultimate Ears and other overseas manufacturers.

This appears to be cool, but it also implies “360-degree sound.” Although the speaker grille almost completely surrounds the device’s perimeter, there aren’t speakers shooting in every direction. I’ll go into more detail on playback quality in a subsequent section dedicated to sound.

The Flip 5 is the de-facto flagship of JBL’s portable Bluetooth line because the Flip series is the company’s most popular. For a few generations, JBL’s cylinder chassis with a directionally fired primary driver and two goofy pulsing “subs” on the ends has been the go-to design, but it’s also been imitated by companies like Ultimate Ears and other overseas manufacturers.

This appears to be cool, but it also implies “360-degree sound.” Although the speaker grille almost completely surrounds the device’s perimeter, there aren’t speakers shooting in every direction. I’ll go into more detail on playback quality in a subsequent section dedicated to sound.

Ruggedness and durability were an obvious focus in the design of the Flip 5, as they were with most other JBL products. I have no qualms about chucking this speaker onto the ground because the grille that covers the majority of the device is essentially a hard casing with tightly woven fabric. The rest of the chassis is made of a soft-tough but durable rubberized plastic that should absorb a lot of shock.

This gives me a lot of faith in this speaker’s ability to withstand abuse, making it an ideal companion for treks, pool parties, beach days, and other activities where more fragile devices can be damaged.Water resistance is the other half of the durability coin.

There is no pricing information for any of these new items yet, but once Pepcom Well Now! is gone for the year, we expect that to change.

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