JBL PartyBox 110 Full Review

JBL PartyBox 110 Review: Is it worth getting?

The JBL PartyBox 110 is the upgraded version of its predecessor, the JBL PartyBox 100 and comes with new features such as IPX4 water-resistance and updated Bluetooth 5.1 codec. The PartyBox 110 delivers up to 160W RMS of output power and has a wide frequency range from 45 Hz to 20 kHz (which is slightly wider than the PartyBox 100’s 45 Hz to 18 kHz) and delivers really loud sound performance with deep bass. One of the features that we liked about the PartyBox 110 is that it comes with a bass boost button to bump up the bass for your music and it has three different settings: off, level 1 and level 2 for maximum bass output. This helps to greatly improve the deep low-end response in music performances especially if you need to blast the volume for a large outdoor party.

Furthermore, the JBL PartyBox 110 also comes with microphone and guitar inputs which allow you to use the speaker as a portable PA sound system. This can be really useful if you want a portable speaker that is easy to setup and can be used as a PA sound system for guitar or singing gigs – the speaker also comes with a built-in battery that provides up to 12 hours of playtime which is really good as you don’t need access to AC power to use the speaker.

JBL PartyBox 100 Full Specs Guide

SpecificationDetail
Driver TypeDynamic
Frequency Response45 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Maximum Power Input100-240 V / 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Output160 W (RMS)
Transducers2 x 5.25″ Woofer, 2 x 2.25″ Tweeter
Signal to Noise Ratio> 80dB
Bluetooth Version5.1
Compatible ProfilesAll Bluetooth Devices
Supported CodecsA2DP, AVRCP
TWS EnabledYes
Bluetooth Range10 Meters
Battery TypeLithium-Ion Polymer Batteries
Aux ConnectivityYes
Battery Life12 Hours
Charging Time3.5 Hours
Charging Cable TypeAC Power Cable
Transmitter Power≤ 15 dBm
Weight10.84 Kg
Waterproof RatingIPX4
Dimensions295 mm x 568 mm x 300 mm
AccessoriesJBL PartyBox 110 Bluetooth Speaker, AC Power Cord, Quick-Start Guide

Other features include powerful JBL Original Pro Sound, dynamic light show that syncs to the beat, ability to stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, USB, or aux cable, and the JBL PartyBox app for control and customization. It also supports mic and guitar inputs for live performances.

Read also: JBL PartyBox 100 vs JBL PartyBox 110 Specs

JBL PartyBox 110 IPX4 water resistance
The JBL PartyBox 110 is IPX4 water resistant which is a good upgrade over the Partybox 100 (which has no water resistance)

Sound Performance

We were pretty impressed by the sound performance of the JBL PartyBox 110 speaker. This speaker delivers really powerful and loud sound performance (up to 160W RMS) and has two levels of bass boost which allow you to scale up the bass depending on your preferences. We would say that even without the bass boost, the JBL PartyBox 110 has a slightly bass-leaning sound signature that emphasizes the lows and the highs equally well. The speaker has a V-shaped frequency graph that delivers really powerful lows and crisp highs, and the speaker delivers even more bass than the JBL PartyBox 100 or the JBL Boombox 3 due to its extended low-end down to 45 Hz.

We played a couple of EDM and hip-hop music soundtracks through the JBL PartyBox 110 including Ed Sheeran’s “Lay it all on me” and JVKE’s “Golden Hour” and we really liked how much low-end bass response this speaker can deliver. The bass notes are tight and punchy, and the speaker also delivers a good amount of sub-bass which makes EDM music really come to live (there is a lot of depth in the bass response that you won’t really get with PA sound systems). The vocals were also surprisingly crystal clear and well-defined due to the fact that the JBL PartyBox 110 has two dedicated tweeters for the upper frequency ranges.

One thing we did notice about the PartyBox 110 is that if you are playing music outdoors, the sound feels less bass-heavy and you will need to turn on the bass boost to level 1 or level 2 to get the low-end punch for music performances. You can also push up the volume on this speaker to maximum without getting less distortion, but we found that it really drains up the battery life of the speaker quickly (you get around 3-4 hours of playtime at maximum volume level). The PartyBox 110 works great as a portable PA sound system and you can easily connect a microphone or guitar to the speaker and use it as a PA system for your music.

With that said, the JBL PartyBox 110 is a much more powerful speaker compared to other outdoor speakers like the SoundBoks Go or the JBL Boombox 3 , and delivers deeper bass with more depth and gusto when you push up the bass boost to level 3. This makes the PartyBox 110 an exceptionally good speaker for EDM, rock and hip-hop music genres where you can enjoy the beats of the music with crystal clear highs and well-defined midranges.

JBL PartyBox 110 Bass Boost
The JBL PartyBox 110 comes with a top control panel with bass boost functionality

Design and Specs

The JBL PartyBox 110 has a really portable design with roller wheels for you to easily lug the speaker around. It features dynamic LED lighting that can be synced to the music, creating an immersive audiovisual experience especially if you are playing music for outdoor parties. The speaker is IPX4 splashproof and can also be used for poolside parties where it can withstand rain or outdoor splashes of water. It can be placed vertically or horizontally and is equipped with a built-in 3/4″ pole mount adapter for flexible stand placement.

The PartyBox 110 uses Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity which delivers consistently clean sound performance up to 30 feet. It also includes a USB port that supports playback of MP3, WMA, and WAV files, allowing for versatile music playback options beyond streaming. For analog connections, it allows both an Aux input for external audio sources and an output for daisy-chaining with other speakers.

One of the standout features of the PartyBox 110 is its dynamic light show capability which syncs with the beat of the music. This adds a visual dimension to the audio experience and makes the PartyBox 110 great for setting party vibes with its strobing LED lights. The speaker offers a variety of light modes and sound effects (including subtle pulsing or powerful strobing effects) and can be customized through the JBL PartyBox app. You can also wirelessly pair two or more PartyBox 110 speakers together to create a wider listening field for a true stereo sound experience using the app.

The JBL PartyBox 110 comes with strobing light effects that sync to the beat of the music for an added party vibe

The Verdict?

Overall, we felt that the JBL PartyBox 110 was an excellent all-round speaker for parties and playing music outdoors. It works really well as a portable PA sound system and comes with microphone or guitar inputs for outdoor gigs or as a party speaker. Compared with other Bluetooth speakers we have tested such as the Soundboks Go, the PartyBox 110 delivers much more deep low-end bass and sub-bass response, making them great for playing EDM, rock and hip-hop music genres. We also liked the two level bass boost customization option that you get with this speaker which allows you to pump up the bass if you want to get deeper music beats for your music. The entire speaker is IPX4 water-resistant and great for outdoor or poolside parties, and also comes with the ability to create an LED lightshow with strobing lights to add to the party vibe. The JBL PartyBox 110 is a solid all-round party speaker that delivers superb sound performance and great bass, and we highly recommend them.