Bluetooth speakers in 2024: top launches and upcoming innovations

By Jurassic JennJun 30, 2024 14:01 PMTech
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Bluetooth speakers in 2024. Source: www.techradar.com

The Bluetooth speaker market in 2024 has seen several exciting launches that have brought innovation and improved features to the table. Despite the fierce competition in this saturated market, manufacturers have managed to keep things interesting by offering unique designs and powerful sound experiences. Let's take a closer look at some of the notable launches so far and what's yet to come. This was reported by SSPDaily.

Notably, Sonos caught attention this year with the launch of the Sonos Roam 2, although it was somewhat overshadowed by the introduction of their first headphones, the Sonos Ace. Nevertheless, the Roam 2 impressed with its improved Bluetooth connectivity and a subtle design upgrade.

JBL also made its mark with updates to popular models like the JBL Clip, JBL Go, and an enhanced version of their Extreme speaker. Apple surprised everyone with a new Beats Pill speaker, featuring both a specifications upgrade and a price cut, proving that Bluetooth speakers still matter to them.

However, the most peculiar Bluetooth speaker unveiled this year is undoubtedly the Samsung Music Frame. Unlike traditional wireless speakers that resemble art pieces, the Music Frame is an actual picture frame incorporated with twin woofers, tweeters, and mid-range drivers. Its integration capabilities with home cinema setups and standalone Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionalities make it a unique offering, although with a higher price tag than regular picture frames.

Another impressive launch is the Bose SoundLink Max, earning a well-deserved place among the best speakers of the year. Boasting powerful sound and a sleek design, it stands out as the flagship model in the SoundLink lineup.

Ultimate Ears also added to the mix with the release of the Everboom. With its omnidirectional sound emitting in a 360-degree pattern, this speaker pushes the limits with its maximum volume levels. Additionally, its Outdoor Boost feature raises the volume even further, while maintaining audio quality, at a more affordable price point.

While outdoor speakers have taken the spotlight this year, JBL's Extreme 4 stands out with its impressive sound and AI-powered capabilities. Modifications based on AI algorithms optimize sound according to speaker movement, resulting in a richer and more impactful audio experience.

Lastly, Apple surprises once again with the resurrection of the Beats Pill speaker lineup. The new model retains the familiar aesthetics but provides upgrades like Bluetooth 5.3, a USB-C connection, and an extended battery life of up to 24 hours. Furthermore, it comes with a reduced price, making it an attractive choice for music enthusiasts.

Looking ahead to the remainder of 2024, there are several speakers generating anticipation. The much-awaited JBL Flip 7, rumored with added features like Auracast mass-connection technology and faster charging, is expected to make its debut in the latter half of the year.

Moreover, upcoming advancements in Bluetooth technology will likely enhance the audio experience overall. New aptX codecs, such as aptX Adaptive and aptX Lossless, promise significant improvements in sound quality over Bluetooth connections. While premium models like the B&O Beosound A1 (gen 2) and the Bose SoundLink Max already support aptX Adaptive, it is yet to become a common feature in more affordable Bluetooth speakers.

The widespread adoption of aptX Adaptive could extend to traditional speaker systems as well. Fiio's introduction of bookshelf speakers with aptX Adaptive streaming hints at the expanding reach of this technology, potentially making high-quality Bluetooth audio accessible to a wider audience.

As the year progresses, audiophiles and enthusiasts can look forward to these exciting releases and technological advancements that push the boundaries of Bluetooth speakers to new heights.

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