- Visual Experience With Programmable LED Lights
- Multi Connectivity Options
- 4000 mAh Battery
- Highly Durable
- No Water-resistance
- Low Battery Backup
10.16 x 22 x 10.16 cm
7 Hours approx.
4 Hours approx.
Value For Money
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 1 USB Adapter
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
JBL Pulse is another hit series from the most popular Bluetooth speaker manufacturer JBL. The entire series is based on the Pulse, i.e. running light effects on the whole speaker. This is a unique feature, and it separates the Pulse series from ordinary speakers.
Inside The Box
As the Pulse series is expensive, the packaging of the speaker also looks expensive. You will get premium packaging for this entire series.
The first thing you will notice when opening the box is the manual and then a protective foam cover. Once you remove that cover, you can see the speaker and another box with the accessories. The small box contains the micro USB cable, JBL USB power supply, which is rated from 100 to 240 volts 50 to 60 Hertz, and it outputs 5 volts 2.3 m/s. The speaker itself is placed in the plastic polythene in the soft cushioning cover.
Design and Build Quality
The JBL Pulse is made mainly out of plastic that has a rubbery feel to it. So dust and dirt will be able to cling onto it. The grill that wraps around about 90% of the body is made out of metal and covers the 64 multicoloured LEDs just right behind it. When the power button is pressed, the speaker will give you visual feedback by lighting up the LEDs.
On the back, there is Pulse imprinted, and on one side, we have pretty much all the controls and, on the other hand, we have nothing. On the left side of the speaker, we have pretty much all the controls, which will allow you to do multiple tasks. In the middle, we have the power control, and to the right of it, there is a Bluetooth link button.
On the left Bluetooth link button, we have the lighting control button that allows you to cycle through the presets, and we also have our volume up and down controls. We have touch sensors for the colours and the intensity on the right or the bottom of the speaker. We have our near-field communications sensor on the right side that allows devices with NFC to connect to the speaker by touching it. On the back of the unit, we have an auxiliary 3.5-millimetre mini-jack input as well as a micro USB input for charging the device. On the back to the right, we have five white LED lights that serve as battery level indicators, so you will have an idea of how much charge is left in your speaker.
Basically, the highs are excellent in this thing. The mid sounds nice and clear. But, there is a small disappointment with the bass, which is my personal opinion. I think this speaker has a lack of bass, so if you’re a bass lover and you’re looking for something with bass, this is definitely not going to work for you. But, the vocals and instruments sound good. Overall so the sound quality is definitely okay.
The JBL Pulse will be able to give you five hours of playback with the light show, and without the lights, it could be up to eight hours at medium volume. The battery is coming with 4000 mAh capacity and takes up to 4 hours to fully charge.
Please note that JBL Pulse is not a bass-riched Bluetooth speaker. I think JBL has taken a lot of effort into its physical appearance to grab the attention. It is a unique speaker with a visual light show, and it’s just fun to look at like never before.