JBL Boombox Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker Review

The JBL Boombox is pass on a standout amongst the most dominant Bluetooth speakers you can discover with very substantial sound yield. It's worked to be a standout amongst the most dominant convenient Bluetooth speakers that convey high volume sound yield with ground-breaking bass reaction with no bending. The speaker is fit for conveying a gigantic 40 watts of intensity while on battery and up to 60 watts of intensity while associated with a power source. The speaker is assembled like a tank and accompanies a 20,000mAh battery that can convey an incredible 24 hours of constant music recess so you never need to overlook anything. It likewise serves as a power bank for you to charge your outside gadgets in a hurry. The speaker is intended to be extreme and rough and is appraised IPX7 waterproof, which implies that you can bring it outside under the downpour with no issues. This gigantic speaker accompanies four dynamic transducers and two JBL bass radiators that upgrade the lower end bass reaction. The JBL Boombox is the response for those looking for a Bluetooth speaker that can control a whole outside gathering for expanded timeframes (as long as 24 hours) without thinking twice.


The JBL Boombox begins off with the well-known woven texture round and hollow JBL Bluetooth speaker plan. The similarly commonplace JBL orange square logo is planted square on the facade of the speaker. Over the logo are the controls which incorporate (from left to right) Bluetooth, - , control, JBL Connect+, +, and play.

The barrel shaped speaker parcel is wrapped with strong dark plastic rings with a wavy kind plan around either end which are formed into a solitary handle that curves up ludicrous of the speaker. The handle is certainly required and makes this monster of a speaker simple to bear. While the JBL Xtreme had a separable shoulder tie, the handle is a greatly improved and increasingly practical structure decision. Along the highest point of the handle, the word BOOMBOX is debossed in the top while the underside of the handle is pleasantly finished for included grasp.

The ring on either end of the speaker is topped with a hard elastic piece which is a pleasant plan thought and should help keep incidental harm from the odd blast or knock. Focused inside this ring is, obviously, JBL's 4-inch woofers β€” one on either side. The focal point of every woofer has a finished metal plate with a smooth sparkling bezel around the outside. The JBL logo is imprinted amidst each metal plate.

The back of the speaker has another plastic piece which folds over the base and not exactly so far up the front of the speaker. Inset into this piece on the back is an indoor/open air switch catch with a house on the top (for inside) and a tree on the base (for outside). To one side of this is a huge elastic entryway. Flipping this open, which requires a touch of exertion because of the required tight seal to make the speaker IPX7 appraised, uncovered a 3.5mm sound jack, two USB-A ports for charging gadgets, and the round power connector port. Focused between the two USB-A ports is a Micro-USB port for firmware redesigns as it were.


The JBL Boombox is basically rich and offset with profound, enormous bass that doesn't overwhelm the mids and highs. Inside, you'll approve of around 25-30% volume for typical tuning in and would be unable to have it wrenched to 100% for any measure of time. Indeed, even at that volume, sound is clear and fresh and you can truly feel the bass also. Indeed, even outside at 100% volume is somewhat boisterous and it will truly rely upon the space you're engaging in to have the option to viably use the speaker at most extreme volume. Each classification of music I put through this from shake to hip-bounce to reggae and even some established and everything in the middle of sounded phenomenal with no requirement for adjusting.

The speaker has an indoor and outside mode and there is a positive contrast while flipping between the two. Frankly, I found that I favored the outside mode notwithstanding when inside as it appears to toss the sound more and, as I would like to think, that brought about a superior and progressively pleasant soundstage for tuning in to.


While it's not required, the JBL Connect application makes a few things somewhat simpler with the JBL Boombox, particularly on the off chance that you have numerous JBL speakers around. JBL Connect+ enables you to remotely interface more than 100 JBL speakers together for extreme gathering mode. In the event that you happen to have two JBL Boombox speakers, you can set one as the left channel and the different as the correct channel for stereo yield. Shockingly, I was unfit to test this as the JBL Xtreme underpins JBL Connect yet not JBL Connect+ like the more up to date JBL Boombox. At long last, you do require the JBL Connect application to empower Siri or Google Now voice associate usefulness.

When you empower voice collaborator through the application, the Play/Pause catch is utilized to empower your voice aide. While it pauses the music playing, it enables the voice right hand in the meantime. Squeezing it again will keep on playing your music and prevent the voice right hand from tuning in, however it is a touch of an odd setup as regardless of whether you need to delay the music for a moment, despite everything you're empowering Google Now or Siri. With respect to the remainder of the application, it's entirely essential. You can flip the sound criticism sounds for catch presses, just as switch among indoor and outside sound modes. I guess the last is valuable in case you're some separation from your speaker and have your telephone helpful.

At long last, you can check the rudiments of your speaker like the firmware and application adaptation. It'd be pleasant if there was an equalizer incorporated with the application also, anyway most gadgets have one. As you'll peruse in the following segment, be that as it may, one truly isn't required.

The Battery

Obviously, a beast measured speaker needs a similarly beast estimated battery. The JBL Boombox has a 74Wh battery which the organization cases will last as long as 24 hours on a solitary charge contingent upon music tuned in to and volume utilized. Amid our testing, and trust me it was difficult to test battery life at 100%, we tuned in to the speaker through the span of half a month at different volumes which regularly topped around the half dimension. In that capacity, we had the option to get around the 24-hour mark more than once and two or multiple times crawled scarcely over it. Amid our 100% volume tests, battery life was unquestionably affected and the speaker influenced it around 17 hours at full volume before expecting to be revived. While it's not the full 24 hours, 17 hours at 100% is still better than average, taking into account how boisterous the speaker is at that volume. To be completely forthright, it won't be a circumstance you'll likely experience expecting to utilize the speaker that long at that volume as even 40-half volume is nearing levels that make discussion troublesome. To the extent energizing the speaker goes, you're taking a gander at around 6-7 hours to completely revive it once it kicks the bucket.


  • Really loud and balanced sound
  • Can charge other devices from it
  • 24-hour battery life
  • Indoor - outdoor mode
  • Water-resistant + splash-proof


  • It’s pricey
  • No previous track button


The JBL Boombox is a gigantic convenient speaker that gets noisy, yet remains really fresh while siphoning the volume. It's substantial, and not the least demanding thing to bear, however it's tough enough to deal with any pool or back end party

JBL Boombox Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

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