Summary – JBL Pulse 3 Speaker Review
The JBL Pulse 3 is a powerful Bluetooth speaker with 360 degree sound performance that comes with dazzling LED lightshow capabilities. The JBL Pulse 3 comes with a customizable 360 lightshow which cycles through multiple colors and looks really stunning. It also comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime on an IPX7 waterproof housing, which makes it ideal for listening on the beach or poolside. The speaker also features JBL Connect technology which allows you to link multiple JBL speakers together to create a wider soundstage. It also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone which allows you to take calls from your speaker at a touch of a button. We also liked the fact that you can shake the JBL Pulse 3 to create a synchronized lightshow with other Pulse 3 devices, and customize the lightshow with the JBL Connect app. Overall, the JBL Pulse 3 combines a visually stunning LED design with crystal clear audio performance and come highly recommended.
The Pros & Cons
The Pros. The JBL Pulse 3 provides crystal clear highs, detailed midranges and deep bass performance that resonate to the beat of the music. The LED lights on the Pulse 3 look visually stunning and come with multiple customizable settings.
The Cons. The Pulse 3 is relatively heavy which makes it harder to carry around. That being said, it still retains a compact size which is portable enough to be put in a backpack.
The sound quality of the JBL Pulse 3 is very good, with crystal clear stereo sound and balanced bass. We liked the fact that you can set the sound on the equalizer on the JBL Connect app according to your individual music preferences. The speaker delivers 360 degree surround sound and can easily fill up a large room with rich and filling sound quality. We also liked the fact that you can really turn up the volume on the JBL Pulse 3 speaker without hearing any distortion which is great. Bass-heavy music genres such as electronic dance music and rock and hip-hop sounded genres sounded really lifelike through the speaker and well-presented. The speaker delivers crisp highs, nice midranges and deep low tones that feel deep and punchy. The bass does not muddy into the midrange frequencies and stays where it should be as bass, which helps the music to come across as well-textured and layered. In terms of the sound performance, we would say that the JBL Pulse 3 performs better than any other LED Bluetooth speaker we have tested.
Design & LED Lights
The JBL Pulse 3 comes with a very sleek and modern looking design with vibrant LED colors. The pairing of the JBL Pulse 3 to the mobile device was really fast, and there is an input for auxiliary connections if required. The light button on the Pulse 3 has 8 light modes – wave, rainbow, fire, camp, equalizer, rave, jet and your own customized option. We really liked the fact that you can customize the LED lighting on the Pulse 3 using the JBL Connect app. The JBL Pulse 3 allows you to connect up to 2 smartphone or table devices while playing music. It also comes with a built-in 6000mAh rechargeable battery that provides up to 12 hours of continuous music playtime on a single charge. Furthermore, the JBL Pulse 3 is IPX7 waterproof which provides resistance to rain, spills or immersion into water. It also comes with a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone which allows you to take calls on your speaker with a touch of a button.
The JBL Pulse 3 is a really powerful Bluetooth speaker with a visually stunning LED display of colors that dance to the beat of the music. The LED speaker provides a 360 degree LED lightshow which cycles through multiple color modes and looks visually stunning. It also delivers 360 degree surround sound performance which is ideal for outdoor parties and gatherings. The sound quality that we got from the JBL Pulse 3 is exceptionally clear, detailed and pristine. The highs and midranges are smooth and very nicely reproduced, while the mid-range and bass performance hits hard and feels very deep. Music genres including electronic dance music and rock music sounds very vibrant through the Pulse 3, and you can hear the beats literally dance to the LED light waves. We also liked the fact that the JBL Pulse 3 comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 12 hours of continuous music playtime with an IPX7 waterproof housing. Overall, the JBL Pulse 3 ranks at the top for sound quality and performance, and the visual LED lightshow is definitely an attention grabber for parties and outdoor events.