JBL Pulse 4
- 7200 mAH Monster Battery
- IPX7 Waterproof
- 360-degree LED light show
- Type-C Port
- Excellent Connectivity
- No Speakerphone and Voice Assist
- Little Bit Heavy
9.6 x 9.6 x 20.7 cm
10 Hours approx.
3 Hours approx.
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
JBL Pulse 4 is a high budget Bluetooth speaker that was launched by legendary brand JBL in 2019. This is the fourth model from the Pulse series. JBL upgrading features and bringing a revolution in the Bluetooth speaker sector. Basically, Pulse series focuses on the light effect that grabs the attention of everyone and JBL never fails to do this. There are a lot of changes in the design and styling of Pulse 4. Let’s check out.
Build Quality and Design
The most apparent difference is they’ve made the acrylic on the outside which actually I think is quite a significant improvement. I like the look of this. Colors are just brighter and more vibrant.
The most surprising fact is, even when you’re not playing the music a typical lava lamp adds a really nice ambience to a room.
When it comes to button placements, they’ve also changed.
Around the top of the JBL Pulse 4, you’ve got the volume up, volume down, play, pause button. In the middle, you’ve got the power and Bluetooth switch. You’ve got a dedicated button to switch the different light patterns between the preloaded ones, and you can customize that too.
There is a USB C charging, and there’s no cover over there because this is a waterproof charging port. Above that, you’ve actually got a power indicator which is just a little light bar which looks fantastic as well aesthetically it’s very pleasing. Under the glass, you got the small exclamation mark which looks beautiful. At the top of the poles, you’ve got a 2.25-inch driver, and it’s got a metal grille over the top with the JBL pattern.
At the bottom, you have a passive radiator, and it’s got the little exclamation mark there as well.
There is a lot of improvement in sound. If we talk about the base, it’s surprisingly better than the previous model. Every character of the music can be heard clearly. During performing high notes, it does not get distorted, which is a significant change.
Mid-range is a little bit muddy and lows are also good. The speaker can fill the large room because of its 360 degrees sound. Pulse 3 is perfect for the party as we can connect several speakers with the help of Party boost feature.
The JBL Pulse 4 is packed with a massive number of LEDs, so obviously, it needs the powerful battery backup. JBL has provided a 7200 mAh powerful battery to make sure your performance can’t get interrupted. JBL has claimed the 12-hours battery backup and trust me, with a volume of 50%, you will get more than 12 hours.
Again the battery backup depends on the intensity of LEDs and content type; it may vary. Because of the type c port, it manages to charge fully within three hours.
The speaker is certified with an IPX7 rating. It can survive in deep water.
The JBL Pulse is specially designed for the party; hence the JBL has focused on physical appearance, base, and LEDs etc. Several features are missing like calling function, voice assist, etc. So if these features are in your priority list, this speaker may disappoint you.
Despite the high budget speaker, JBL Pulse 4 is worth buying. I am thoroughly impressed by its overall performance. Especially the battery performance and LED light. Though this speaker has eliminated significant features, it could be the best option for indoor as well as outdoor parties.