JBL Pulse 3, Perfect combination of sound and light show. Along with sound I fell in love with JBL Pulse 3 for its light show. JBL pulse can be a good choice for small celebrations at home or backyard fun not only because of its unique stereo effect but also the illumination of various colored lights that creates a pleasant environment.
A Watertight IPX7 rating makes it fully waterproof. So JBL pulse3 can be the better choice for an outing. Though it's a little uncomfortable for a small backpack because of its rigidity, it's better to have a little bigger bag if you really want to enjoy your trip with full proof and energetic music. Let’s dive in deep to see more unique features of JBL Pulse 3.
JBL hardly disappoints. Rarely you don't get what you expect from JBL. Pulse 3 also is not an exception. The most noticeable thing is it's aesthetic. It really looks pleasant to the eyes with multiple lightning colors that creates your mood. Precise and convenient control buttons. well balanced sound with good lows and highs.
Battery life is a little bit less than what they claimed but that's not JBL's fault. Sometimes we may miss the optimum settings that reduce battery life. Overall it's a great speaker with JBL connect plus option enabling you to connect Pulse 3 with up to 100 JBL speakers. No noticeable issue I faced. overall quite happy. powerful bass lovers may not get enough bass but I think it has enough bass for this size.
How is the Design and Build Quality of JBL Pulse 3 ?
JBL Pulse 3 is more than just a speaker. Almost 2/3 height of the speaker looks like a lava lamp with multiple attractive colors that really looks pleasing to the eyes. except for the 2/3 part of the height remaining part is made up of plastic. It's 8.77 inches in height with 3.62 inches width and almost 1 kg in weight (0.97 kg). JBL pulse is not just to soothe your ears but also soothes your eyes and makes your mood. Actually the main purpose of Lava lamps is to create your mood rather than illumination.
JBL Pulse 3 is a portable speaker. This is IPX7 certified and highly waterproof. Go for a beach or keep it near your swimming pool while swimming. It gives you that rocking sound where normal speakers can't survive due to water or splashes. They have dual passive radiators. At the bottom of the speaker, you can see the sound drivers that deliver the JBL signature sound.
Control buttons are pretty nice and easy to click. There are 7 control buttons. Volume up, Volume down, Play and pause, Bluetooth pairing, JBL connect plus, the power button, and a button to change the color of light. 5 LED lights show the battery and charging status of the speaker. There is a waterproof flap that protects 3.5 input and USB charging port. Cool and appealing look with the compact design and construction that adds beauty to your home.
How is the Sound Performance of JBL Pulse 3 ?
Most of us including me love JBL sound. This time they delivered something unique. JBL Pulse 3 decorates your room with soothing music with 360° audio. It delivers 20 W output power with an ≥80dB signal to noise ratio. Signal to noise ratio is one of the important factors to know about the overall sound quality.
Pulse 3 has impressive lows with crystal clear highs. This compact and beautiful model of JBL does not disappoint you if we talk about audio quality. It has a good quality built-in microphone with the noise and echo-canceling feature that gives crystal clear sound when you use it as a speakerphone.
Another cool feature that might not be useful for most of the people but still it's useful for some people that is JBL Connect +. The connect plus gives you freedom to connect up to 100 JBL speakers. This feature is useful when you are planning a party at home or you want to hear the same track in the kitchen as well as in the bedroom. Still, I don't think someone needs to connect 100 speakers at a time.
Voice assistant for google or Siri is quite simple with JBL to connect the app with the play button makes things more convenient. For those who want high bass it might disappoint you a little bit. Otherwise, it is a great speaker that looks cool and plays a great sound.
How is the Charging and Battery performance of JBL Pulse 3 ?
It has a USB C for charging that is protected under the waterproof flip. JBL said it gives 12 hours of playtime. Actually it gives 10.5 to 11 hours that is quite impressive. Battery playtime greatly varies in audio and lighting settings. you can get 12 hrs battery playtime with optimum settings. The 6000 mAh Lithium-ion battery of JBL Pulse 3 takes almost 4.5 hours for full charging. I wish JBL could give some better options for fast charging in this price range.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x JBL Pulse 3
- 1 x Power Adaptor
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Quick start guide
- 1 x Safety sheet
- 1 x Warranty card
Who should get the JBL Pulse 3
- Do you celebrate every moment of life with the music? then JBL Pulse 3 is definitely for you.
- It's perfect for parties and gatherings
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