EON Connect is a smart device application for controlling up to four JBL EON600 speakers via the EON’s built-in bluetooth functionality. EON600's DSP parameters, which include 3 PEQs, a Hi and Lo Shelf, delay, output mixing, and preset creation are available exclusively through this app. Additionally, user can update their speakers' firmware using EON Connect.
EON600 is a true step forward in technology developed specifically to deliver the best sound possible regardless of its application. Completely rethinking how truly good an affordable self-contained, portable PA system can be, JBL engineers purposely designed and built the EON600 from the ground up featuring JBL’s advanced waveguide technology, JBL designed and manufactured transducers, and convenient, wireless remote control of its onboard DSP EQ parameters via Bluetooth. This total redesign of the EON platform leverages the latest technologies in cabinet materials, acoustic science, transducer design and user friendliness that delivers the extraordinary quality of a high-end studio monitor in a fully professional, highly flexible, easy to use, portable system for today’s working musicians and sound providers.
- iOS 9 Compatibility
- EON 618S Subwoofer support
- Updated firmware binary images for all speakers in the EON 600 family: EON 610, EON 612, EON 615, EON 618S. This version of the app requires updating the firmware of all speakers in your network.
- Corrects a bug affecting iPhone 4S where the controls on the firmware update screen were misaligned and potentially unusable
- Network monitor has been improved
- Enhanced preset saving and loading
- Fixed potential timer crash that would look random to the user
- Fixed speaker data persistence issues that could trigger extra data synchronization procedures
- Fixed bug that could potentially cause a disconnection when loading presets
- Improved speaker pairing process
- Several usability and formatting improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
Poor execution of a decent idea
So.... the demo videos of this app are good, the menus are great and I love my speakers. However, I do not see how Harman could allow an app/function like this to go to market with these issues. Judging from the other reviews, I am not alone. The specific problem I have with this app/function is that it does not connect to my speakers via Bluetooth. That problem negates any perceived usefulness. Further to that, any attempt at performing a factory reset on the speakers to get the sync function to reboot does nothing. Would not be so bad if I could manually adjust the crossover in my 618S. It's as if JBL removed/ignored the manual adjustments for basic functions and are relying upon a faulty product to perform those functions, digitally. Not 100% sure if it's the app or the Bluetooth receiver, but all three of my Eon 600 series speakers are exhibiting the same behavior, so I am going with app. Please fix this.
EON connect does a decent at upgrading the speakers. Be aware that build 70 can lock you out from adding the speakers to the network. Once you add the speakers leave them there. I removed mine and now none of them come up in the scan anymore. The network tab shows them as not being part of the network.
JBL customer rep suggested a speaker factory reset by powering the speaker with Boot and EQ buttons pressed and waiting for the LEDs to flash. This made the speakers ready to be paired again.
The app should release the speakers as unpaired to avoid a factory reset. The app should also provide a help page detailing the factory reset procedure as this would be handy in other situations.
Good app, but needs and update
I have the JBL Eon 12 and love the speaker! The idea of having a mixer on my phone is great, but the connectivity only works short term. The only way to reconnect is the reset the speaker while holding the EQ+ and boot buttons together. I don't mind this, but it would be easier if I could just connect to it. The app gives me the option to delay the speaker and mess with EQ, but it would also be cool if there were more effects such as reverb. This app is good for my needs and I think this app is useful, but needs an update.😀
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.