JBL Boombox Review

JBL Boombox Review

Summary – JBL Boombox Review

The JBL Boombox is hands down one of the most powerful Bluetooth speakers you can find with extremely large sound output. It’s built to be one of the most powerful portable Bluetooth speakers that deliver high volume sound output with powerful bass response without any distortion. The speaker is capable of delivering a massive 40 watts of power while on battery and up to 60 watts of power while connected to a power source. The speaker is built like a tank and comes with a 20,000mAh battery that can deliver a whopping 24 hours of continuous music playtime so you never have to miss a beat. It also doubles as a power bank for you to charge your external devices on the go. The speaker is designed to be tough and rugged and is rated IPX7 waterproof, which means that you can bring it outdoors under the rain without any issues. This massive speaker comes with four active transducers and two JBL bass radiators that enhance the lower end bass response. The JBL Boombox is the answer for those seeking a Bluetooth speaker that can power an entire outdoor party for extended periods of time (up to 24 hours) without having to miss a beat.

JBL Boombox Review

The Pros & Cons

The Pros. The JBL Boombox is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers we have tested that can deliver a massive 40 watts of power performance (up to 60 watts when connected to a power source). The battery life on this speaker is an incredible 20,000mAh which is capable of delivering a whopping 24 hours of continuous music playtime. It also comes with a nice handle at the top of the speaker which makes it easier to carry around.

The Cons. The JBL Boombox has a really steep price point. It is only suitable if you need an extremely powerful speaker to power a large party or gathering. The speaker is also large and bulky which may result in portability issues. It is definitely not a speaker you can take along with you on a hiking or outdoor trip.

Sound Performance

We were blown away by how loud the JBL Boombox sounded straight out of the box. The sound quality is crystal clear with crisp highs, very detailed midranges and bass that goes very deep. The bass from this speaker feels almost as though it is coming from a dedicated subwoofer and hits hard with great impact; the bass feels deep without muddying into the midrange frequencies. In terms of sound output, the JBL Boombox is truly a monster – you can crank up the volume on this speaker up to maximum and it will not produce any distortion with crystal clear sound clarity. The speaker really shines with bass heavy music genres such as electronic dance music and rock – vocal performances are reproduced accurately and the beats are well-defined. Instrumental music and country folk music genres also sounded great with the JBL Boombox. The bass on this speaker goes very deep and has great impact. If you are looking for a speaker that can deliver excellent sound performance and is powerful enough to blast music outdoors, the JBL Boombox is probably your best bet next to a portable PA music system.

Design

The JBL Boombox has a really sleek and modern looking design. It is designed to be extremely rugged and durable and is IPX7 waterproof, which means that it will survive rain and direct splashes of water; it’s the perfect speaker to place beside the beach or pool. We liked the button controls on the top of the speaker which allow you connect your Bluetooth device, change music soundtracks and adjust the volume controls. It comes with NFC Bluetooth connectivity and remembers the last paired device automatically which is really convenient. The Bluetooth connection to the JBL Boombox is excellent and we did not experience any dips in sound quality while streaming music via Bluetooth. We liked the fact that the speaker also comes with a nice handle on the top which makes carrying the speaker around quite convenient, although we would recommend getting a carrying case for this speaker. The Boombox comes with a massive 20,000mAh battery which can pump out an incredible 24 hours of continuous music playtime on a single charge at 40 watts. It also doubles as a power charging bank for your mobile devices which is great.

The Verdict?

The JBL Boombox is easily one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers you can find that will pump out massive sound and great sound performance. The music from this speaker sounds crystal clear, with crisp highs, good midranges and very powerful bass – in fact, the bass hits so hard that it feels almost like a standalone portable dedicated subwoofer. The entire speaker has a really rugged design to handle the outdoor elements and is IPX7 waterproof, which makes it perfect for outdoor trips and pool parties. The speaker comes with four active transducers and two bass radiators to enhance the overall bass performance. The Bluetooth connectivity on this speaker is consistently clear and intuitively connects to your mobile device to stream music on the go. We liked the fact that the speaker also comes with a nice carrying handle at the top which makes it convenient to carry around. The JBL Boombox is really the answer to those looking for a portable sound system for large party gatherings in open spaces with extremely powerful battery life.

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