JBL Pulse 4-A 360° LED Lightshow With Powerful Backup

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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

Dimention

9.6 x 9.6 x 20.7 cm

Weight

1.26 Kg

Battery Backup

10 Hours approx.

Charging Time

3 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.3/5

Sound Quality

4.5/5

Battery Backup

4.7/5

Value For Money

4.5/5
jbl pulse 4
  • 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.

Sound Quality

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.

Battery Performance

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.

Remember

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.

Final words

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.

JBL Pulse 3- The Bluetooth Speaker With Vibrant Light Show

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JBL Pulse 3

  • JBL Signature Sound
  • 360° Lightshow & Sound
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • JBL Connect+
  • Highly Portable
  • Great Noise and Echo-Cancelling
  • Heavy Little Bit

Dimention

9.2 x 9.2 x 22.3 cm

Weight

962 Grams

Battery Backup

7 Hours approx.

Charging Time

4 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.3/5

Sound Quality

4.1/5

Battery Backup

4.2/5

Value For Money

4/5
jbl pulse 3
  • 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.

Sound Quality

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. 

Battery Performance

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.

Others

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.

Final Words

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.

JBL Pulse 2-Outstanding Show of Prism Colour Sensor Lens

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JBL Pulse 2

  • Prism Color Sensor Lens
  • 6000 mAh Battery
  • JBL Connect +
  • Great Noise Cancellation
  • Extra Bass Response
  • No Waterproof
  • Poor Connectivity

Dimention

21 x 10.1 x 17 cm

Weight

453 Grams

Battery Backup

7 Hours approx.

Charging Time

4 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4/5

Sound Quality

3.9/5

Battery Backup

3.8/5

Value For Money

3.6/5
jbl pulse 2
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Waranty Card

JBL Pulse 2 is a second Bluetooth speaker from JBL Pulse series. In case you don’t know, Pulse series is based on impressive LED lights that give a 360-degree effect. The previous model, i.e., Pulse 1, comes with some basic features, but in Pulse 2, several changes take place.

Inside The Box

When you open the box, it contains an instruction book, the power cube, and we also have a USB cable. The cool thing about these guys they’re in like this orange color, which is JBL colors and easy to find compared to the other types of chargers. Also, here we have the speaker itself. All kinds of stuff are placed very neatly, that looks premium.

Build Quality

When you pick up the JBL Pulse 2, you will feel some weight. Let’s talk about design. The build material looks like some hard injected molded plastic looks like it has a built-in like subwoofer.

You can see that move and another subwoofer over there. So they’re basically a push and pull system if you actually can see that. 

Push and pull gives you that extra bass response. There is an excellent grill, and you also have the beautiful JBL logo in orange color that looks fantastic at the front. By turning around the speaker, you will find a lot of buttons. There are a total of seven buttons.

A power button, Bluetooth pairing button, pattern changing button, volume up, volume down, JBL Connect, and the last play/pause button. The small five-light indicators are there to indicate the charging. After that, you will find a rubber flap under which two ports are present. One is an audio jack, and another is a charging port. The flap is tight as its IPX5 rated speaker.

Now the unique thing about the speaker is, there’s a little sensor on the back. The sensor picks up colors from the background, so the cool thing is you can get one of those LED lights and have it to switch different colors, and this will actually change the lighting of the speaker’s to match that light. 

The speaker is water-resistant, not waterproof. So under normal circumstances, if it’s raining or drizzling, you definitely want to get into a dry spot.

Sound Quality

The JBL pulse 2 has a little bit louder sound than pulse 1, which is a significant improvement.

The pulse 2 has a higher power output, and you can hear that difference in its sound.

There is a little bit of better bass performance from pulse two, but the difference is not as big as I was expecting. The most significant improvement for me here is that pulse 2 has less distortion while reproducing lower bass notes. Still, as far as hitting lowest frequency notes, it’s only at a maximum volume that you notice.

The highs on opposed to sounds slightly better if you’re right in front of it, and that’s because both the drivers are pumping right at you. But, as you move away to the back, the power street starts sounding way better. 

Battery Performance

JBL has claimed 10 Hrs of battery back up, but there are a lot of factors on which its backup depends. In most of the cases, people use its light effect, and full sound as both features are the identity of JBL.

But, if you use the whole sound and LEDs with full intensity, then you probably will not get 10 hours of battery backup. At the medium sound and intensity of lights, you will get 6-7 hours of reserve. The battery of JBL Pulse 2 takes 4 hours to reach full charge from zero to a hundred percent.

Final Words

So if you are a lover of pulse series, and want to upgrade the speaker from the same series, go for Pulse 4 as pulse 2 has some drawbacks like you can not use it underwater, less durable than Pulse 4, etc.

JBL Pulse- Introducing Visual Experience With Programmable LED Lights

jbl pulse

JBL Pulse

  • Visual Experience With Programmable LED Lights
  • Multi Connectivity Options
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Highly Durable
  • No Water-resistance
  • Low Battery Backup

Dimention

10.16 x 22 x 10.16 cm

Weight

680 Grams

Battery Backup

7 Hours approx.

Charging Time

4 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.3/5

Sound Quality

3.8/5

Battery Backup

3.8/5

Value For Money

4/5
jbl pulse
  • 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.

Sound Quality

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. 

Battery backup

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.

Final Words

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.