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JBL Xtreme 2
Urbanears Ralis (2019)
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JBL Xtreme 2 vs Urbanears Ralis (2019)

Analysis:

The JBL Xtreme 2 is a great choice for people with a $130 budget. The Urbanears Ralis (2019), however, is merely decent when compared to its direct competitors.

The JBL Xtreme 2 was loved by reviewers at Wirecutter (NYTimes), a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker" roundup where it was named its "Upgrade pick", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

As for the Urbanears Ralis (2019), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Techradar, PCmag, and Wirecutter (NYTimes) enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

Sources that tested and scored both products, like TechHive and PCmag, haven't shown a preference for either in their reviews.

We also examined the available data to learn which sources liked these two Portable Bluetooth Speakers best and found that the JBL Xtreme 2 managed to get its highest, 10, review score from What Hi-Fi?, whereas the Urbanears Ralis (2019) got its best rating from TechHive - 8.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the JBL Xtreme 2 earned an average review score of 8.4 out of 10 points and the Urbanears Ralis (2019) received an average of 8.0, compared to the 7.6 average of Portable Bluetooth Speakers in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
SoundGuys
CNET
PCmag
What Hi-Fi?
powermoves.blog
Android Central
TrustedReviews
Expert Reviews
Gear Patrol
Tech. Specs Comparison
JBL Xtreme 2
$199
Urbanears Ralis (2019)
$199
Built-in Microphone
Yes
No
Water-resistant
Yes
No
Waterproof
Yes
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.7
Overall Avg. for Portable Bluetooth Speakers
8.4
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.7
Overall Avg. for Portable Bluetooth Speakers
8.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker” 
Last updated: 16 Nov 2020
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 7.8 out of 10
in “Best wireless JBL speakers” 
Last updated: 5 Jan 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Portable Sound
in “Best Wired and Wireless Outdoor Speakers in 2021” 
Last updated: 11 Dec 2020
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 10
in “Best outdoor speakers 2021: The best all-weather speakers” 
Last updated: 8 days ago
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker” 
Last updated: 16 Nov 2020

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