JBL Pulse 3
- JBL Signature Sound
- 360° Lightshow & Sound
- IPX7 Waterproof
- JBL Connect+
- Highly Portable
- Great Noise and Echo-Cancelling
- Heavy Little Bit
9.2 x 9.2 x 22.3 cm
7 Hours approx.
4 Hours approx.
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 1 Power Cube
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
JBL Pulse 3 comes in the awesome box. The presentation and the unboxing experience is fantastic with this speaker, and you definitely want to keep the box.
Inside the box
Inside the box, you get the JBL pulse 3 itself that’s wrapped in some foam. Towards the left side of the box, you have another box that contains some paperwork, the charging brick, and the charging cable. The charging brick has folding prongs, and the cable is micro USB as you can see their orange, which makes it super easy to find in a bag.
Build Quality and Physical Appearance
At the front, you have the JBL logo, and you have a bunch of stuff on the back. Towards the top, you have five battery indicator lights and seven buttons.
These buttons are a power button, volume buttons, a play, and a pause button, that you can also use to access your voice assistant, a Bluetooth button, a JBL connect plus button, and a button to cycle between the different choices.
The LED area is made out of some hard plastic/glass material, and I would be careful not to drop the pulse three because the LED area could break. The LED area also collects fingerprints very easily. Still, it’s not very noticeable when it’s on, and you can easily clean it off.
Also, in the back, there is a little rubber flap that hides the aux port and the micro USB input for charging. The small rubber flap prevents the water from getting into those ports, which is excellent because this speaker has an IPX7 waterproof rating that means that you can completely submerge the pulse three underwater for up to three feet deep for 30 minutes.
On the top and bottom of the pulse 3, you have the passive radiators that help improve the bass response, and it’s just super fun to look at while you’re blasting music.
In my opinion, another thing that is pleasing to look at is the area with the LEDs. It goes all the way around the speaker, so you get a 360-degree viewing experience, which is fantastic.
When in Bluetooth pairing mode, the LED area turns blue, and it turns green momentarily when it starts charging this speaker. It also has a 360-degree sound, which goes along great with the light show, and these two features just compliment each other perfectly.
The JBL pulse 3 has 360 degrees sound, as I have mentioned before, and it’s pretty amazing. It can get deafening, and it can easily fill up a room with sound.
Everything sounds super clear, and the base is excellent, even at the higher volumes. The base sounds like it’s in the middle between a neutral sound profile and a bass-boosted sound profile. In short, if you like bass, you’re definitely going to love these speakers sound good in pretty much any genre of music.
The Pulse 3 is coming with a battery of 6000 mAh capacity. JBL claims that this speaker has up to 12-hour battery life, but that depends on how loud you blast these speakers and the brightness of the LED light show. If you want to use the speaker with full volume and with LEDs at high intensity, then you can not get much battery back up.
The JBL Pulse 3 comes with Connect + feature. If you have multiple JBL speakers with the connect plus feature, you can pair over a hundred of these things together and have them play at the same time.
Pulse 3 has an inbuilt speakerphone, which means that you can take calls through the speaker. The sound quality is pretty good, and I could hear the other person with no problem; the other person can also listen to me clearly, but when you’re taking calls, make sure you stand a reasonable distance.
The JBL pulse 3 is a fantastic speaker to have, and I highly recommend picking one up. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with an IPX7 rating so you can bring it pretty much anywhere, but be careful with the LED area. Speaking about the LED area, it’s super fun to look at, and you can customize the excellent look. The 360-degree sound and the 360-degree LED light show goes together perfectly, in my opinion. The sound quality is crystal clear, and the bass is incredible as well.