In this review, we compare the JBL PartyBox 710 and the PartyBox 1000 side by side to see which one is the better speaker and delivers better sound performance. Both the PartyBox 710 and PartyBox 1000 are massive JBL speakers that deliver extremely loud and powerful sound performance. The JBL PartyBox 710 is designed to deliver a massive 800W of output power and is equipped with two 8” woofers and two 2.75” tweeters that deliver crystal clear highs and very deep bass performance. It has a wide frequency range of 35 Hz to 20 kHz and can deliver tremendous bass response, making them suitable for blasting EDM and hip-hop music performance.
The JBL PartyBox 1000, on the other hand, is the loudest JBL speaker currently available with an incredible output power of 1100W. The PartyBox 1000 comes with one single 12” woofer for deep bass output, and two 7” full-range drivers for crisp highs and mids. This speaker also has a wide frequency range of 30 Hz to 20 kHz and is much larger (15.6” x 43.3” x 15.3”) as compared to the JBL PartyBox 300 (15.6” x 35.6” x 17”) – the JBL PartyBox 710 has a wider base but the JBL PartyBox 1000 is slightly taller.
Both the JBL PartyBox 1000 and PartyBox 710 come with LED party lights which allow you to transform any space into a party area with dazzling LED lights and patterns – you can also control the flashing patterns using the PartyBox app or sync the lights to the beat of the music. Both speakers are also designed to be portable and come with roller wheels for you to lug the speaker in indoor or outdoor open spaces together with the built-in handle.
In terms of sound performance, both the JBL PartyBox 710 and the PartyBox 1000 deliver extremely loud and earth-shattering bass. We felt that both speakers sound relatively good at mid-volume levels with very good bass response; the highs and midranges are well-defined and sound precise and clear. Vocal performances also sounded surprisingly good and crystal clear without any distortion at loud volume levels. The mid-ranges on both the 710 and 1000 are smooth and crisp, and they do not bleed into the upper frequency ranges. We liked the fact that the bass on both speakers sounds punchy and well-defined with hardly any distortion at high volume levels; the bass levels also remain present and consistent even at lower volume levels.
With that said, we felt that the PartyBox 1000 definitely performs better than the PartyBox 710 at louder volume levels. The bass from the PartyBox 1000 has more depth and impact, and the midranges also sound more precise and pristine with minimal distortion. At maximum volume, the PartyBox 1000 is capable of delivering extremely loud bass and volume with crystal clear clarity, while the bass on the PartyBox 710 starts to level out above 80% volume level. The highs and midranges on the PartyBox 1000 also sound much better and more articulate as compared to the 710 with slightly more clarity.
In terms of bass response, the PartyBox 710 performs very well but can be enhanced with bass boost, although the bass on the PartyBox 1000 is much deeper and louder. The lows are well-articulated on both speakers – they both handle EDM, rock and hip-hop music genres really well and you get really punchy beats with these speakers for parties and outdoor gatherings. With that said, we felt that the bass on the PartyBox 1000 was much stronger and present than the PartyBox 710; you really get much more extra power with the PartyBox 1000 especially with the low-end. The PartyBox 1000 also has one dedicated subwoofer which gives the bass more depth and power as compared to the PartyBox 710 which as two 8” woofers.
In our view, the PartyBox 1000 sounds better overall as compared with the PartyBox 710 in terms of bass and midrange quality. While both speakers sound really good, we felt that the PartyBox 1000 has more earth-shattering bass response with plenty of depth and brighter highs. The midrange also sounds cleaner and distinct at louder volume levels with virtually no distortion, especially when we played rock music and EDM through the speaker. While the PartyBox 710 gets loud, the PartyBox 1000 gets much louder in comparison and has more output power (1100W) as compared to the PartyBox 710’s 800W. The PartyBox 1000 delivers more value than the PartyBox 710 when you take into account the louder sound performance and deeper bass that this speaker has to offer, and the improvements that you get in sound quality is worth the upgrade to the PartyBox 1000.
In terms of specs, the JBL PartyBox 710 comes with two 8” woofers and two 2.75” tweeters that deliver full-range sound performance. It also features a bass reflex port which enhances the lower-end bass response, and you can also use the JBL app to switch on the bass booster mode for extra bass performance. Like other JBL PartyBox speakers, the PartyBox 710 comes with party lights that is great for partying and pool parties where you can dazzle your audience with pulsating light effects. It also features a portable design with smooth-running wheels and an easy grip handle that allows you to lug the speaker around with you indoors or outdoors. One advantage that the PartyBox 710 has over the PartyBox 1000 is that it is IPX4 splashproof and can be brought outdoors or by the poolside – it is resistant to rain and splashes of water.
The JBL PartyBox 1000, by contrast, comes with one single 12” subwoofer that pumps out really deep and impactful bass. It also features two 7” full-range drivers that handle the highs and midranges with distinct clarity. The PartyBox 1000 provides much more pronounced bass than the 710 and accuracy in the highs and mids due to the fact that it comes with a dedicated subwoofer and two full-range drivers. Like the PartyBox 710, the PartyBox 1000 comes with a full panel lighting effect which creates a captivating light show that can be controlled using the JBL app. One extra feature that the PartyBox 1000 has is the DJ launch pad which allows you to play drums, keyboards, piano and record on the fly like an actual DJ, making it great for karaoke sessions. This speaker also comes with mic and guitar inputs which allow you to transform the PartyBox 1000 into a concert PA speaker system – the PartyBox 710 does not support microphone or RCA inputs.
Compared side by side, the JBL PartyBox 1000 is much larger and taller than the PartyBox 710. It has a slimmer base as compared to the PartyBox 710, but is slightly taller with a height of 43.3” compared to the PartyBox 710’s 35.6”. The PartyBox 1000 is also much heavier than the PartyBox 710 with a weight of 76.5 lbs compared to the PartyBox 710’s 61.3 lbs. With that said, both speakers are easily portable due to the roller wheels and grip handle that you can use to lug the speaker around indoors or outdoors.
In terms of design, we liked the design of the PartyBox 1000 as it felt cleaner and sleeker than the PartyBox 710 – which feels slightly large and bloated. The PartyBox 1000 has a cleaner design that makes it easier to blend into your surroundings and modern spaces – it looks more “serious” as compared to the PartyBox 710’s party style design. Both speakers have dazzling LED lights which you can control using the JBL app and sync the lights to the beat of the music. Both speakers do not come with any built-in battery that require an external AC power source to power the speaker.
Having said that, the JBL PartyBox 710 is more suited for outdoor use because of the IPX4 water-resistance, which makes a huge difference if you intend to bring the speaker to an outdoor beach or pool party. The speaker can easily hold up against rain and splashes of water, making it highly durable and slightly more versatile than the PartyBox 1000. Although you definitely get much more volume from the PartyBox 1000, the PartyBox 710 has the added advantage of ruggedness and water-resistance – making it ideal for poolside use or in wet surroundings.
Compared with the PartyBox 710, we felt that the PartyBox 1000 delivers much louder sound performance, deeper bass and overall better sound with crisp highs and midranges that are well-articulated due to its dedicated subwoofer and full-range drivers. Although both speakers deliver stunning bass performance, the PartyBox 1000’s sound feels much more refined and gets much louder than the PartyBox 710 – the bass on the PartyBox 1000 feels tighter and does not level off at higher volume levels, unlike the PartyBox 710. Both speakers are easily portable due to the roller wheels which make them easy to lug around. The PartyBox 1000 is much larger than the PartyBox 710 and we liked the black sleek exterior design that feels modern – the PartyBox 710 feels much wider and has a larger base compared with the PartyBox 1000.
With that said, we felt that the PartyBox 710 has a major advantage when it comes to blasting music outdoors due to its IPX4 water-resistance rating and more rugged design – you can tell that this speaker is built to withstand outdoor elements and is a much more versatile option if you need a PA speaker that can withstand rain and splashes of water. It’s clear that the PartyBox 710 is designed for outdoor parties and beach events, while the PartyBox 1000 works better in spaces where there is shelter from rain and outdoor elements (such as an indoor concert hall).
If you are looking for one of the loudest JBL speakers that can deliver superb sound for outdoor open spaces and poolside parties, we would recommend the PartyBox 710 due to is more rugged and water-resistant design. Having said that, we did find that the PartyBox 1000 delivers more powerful bass and much louder volume compared to the PartyBox 710, due to the fact that it comes with a dedicated subwoofer and two full-range drivers on its own. Playing music on the PartyBox 1000 feels like you are listening to a high-end PA system, with very nice midrange and deep bass that makes EDM, rock and hip-hop music very enjoyable to listen to. Overall, the PartyBox 1000 provides much better sound performance and louder bass and versatility due to its microphone and guitar inputs, while the PartyBox 710 is more suited for outdoors and poolside events due to its water-resistant design.