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JBL Link 20

JBL Link 20
alaScore 97

38 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of JBL Link 20. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Link 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Link 20 Review: Google Assistant in a Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 

The JBL Link 20 outperforms the Google Home in almost every way. It sounds better, and offers portability and ruggedness. When using Google Assistant, it's responsive to commands, and I found only one thing it couldn't do: make calls. The benefits of...

Powered by Google Assistant ; Portable and rugged ; Well-balanced overall sound

Can't make calls

The JBL Link 20 delivers almost all the features of Google Home in a portable speaker that sounds great.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Leslie Shapiro (soundandvision.com)

Hands On with JBL's Versatile, Voice-Activated LINK 20 Speaker

 

The LINK 20 has Bluetooth in addition to Chromecast and a Wi-Fi connection is required to take advantage of all that the Google Assistant has to offer. You can set up multiple LINKs throughout the home to all play the same music — even using the LINK...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Wiggins (trustedreviews.com)

JBL Link 20

 

JBL Link 20 review: Want a Google Assistant speaker that you can take out of the house? the JBL Link 20 might be the one you're looking for.

Confident sound ; Rugged, waterproof build ; Responsive microphones ; Built-in Bluetooth

No Google Assistant without Wi-Fi ; Sound is solid rather than stunning

A strong Google Assistant speaker that you can take out of the house

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

JBL Link 20 review

 

Want decent sound with minimal fuss? JBL has a solution...

Good sound quality ; Google Assistant ; 24-bit/96kHz streaming ; IPX7 waterproofing

Sound quality could be more nuanced and authoratitive ; Google Assistant needs wi-fi connection ; No 3.5mm input

Small, smart, and a solid sound – the Link 20 ticks a lot of the right boxes

May, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Willliams (techradar.com)

JBL Link 20 Google Assistant smart speaker review

 

A smart home speaker you can also take out to the park

Fully portable ; Has Bluetooth as well as Google Home ; Good mic array ; Full sound

Not as dynamic of exciting sounding as the best ; Constrained soundstage ; No aux input

It may not be the pinnacle of sound dynamics and coherence, but this full-sounding smart home speaker is more flexible than most. The JBL Link 20 is a wireless speaker that flips with a button press between roles as a smart home unit and a portable...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

JBL Link 20 review

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The JBL Link 20, bigger brother to the JBL Link 10, packs in larger sound drivers and a longer-life battery. The Google Assistant voice assistant functionality not only lets you control your music hands-free, but also carry out useful tasks such as...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Does not live up to expectations

 

The JBL Link 20 claims to be everything to everyone in terms of bluetooth speaker, mobile with battery operation, WiFi connected, Spotify connected and of course a single device that includes Goggle Assist that means you dont need a seperate Google...

May, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great portable speaker

 

Got a black Link 10 for my daughter and liked the sleek look of the unit. Sound quality seemed better than my other daughters Google Home and the integrated Google Assistant was exactly what I expected. Since then have purchased two white Link 20s and...

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great product

 

Nice and easy to set up!! Quality is Amazing!! 100% recomend

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great sound and amazing battery life

 

Purchased this recently mainly as I wanted a good quality speaker with Google Assistant built in. Works well in our kitchen. The speaker has good low end for its size and the mids and highs are clear as well. All music sounds pretty good on this...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:65 - 20000
RMS rated power:20
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Speakers RMS power:10

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Design:Cylinder / Tube
Housing material:Fabric, Rubber
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Product type:Stereo portable speaker
Protection features:Waterproof

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Driver diameter:1.97
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1 / 2

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Performance

On/Off switch:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Bluetooth/USB / Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):10
Battery recharge time:4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:3.7
Input current:2.3
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery
USB charging:Y

Technical Details

Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.66
Height:8.27
Weight:33.5
Width:3.66