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JBL Boombox

JBL Boombox
alaScore 94

239 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of JBL Boombox. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the treble quality and design. The usability and bass quality are also appreciated, but comments about the size and price are different.

sound, bass quality, usability, design, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Boombox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (techradar.com)

JBL Boombox review

 

JBL gets real loud with this ode to retro boomboxes

Really loud and balanced sound Water-resistant + splash-proof 24-hour battery life

It’s pricey No audio cables included Buzzing sound at low battery

The JBL Boombox is a monstrous portable speaker that not only gets loud, but stays pretty crisp when pumping the volume. It’s heavy, and not the easiest thing to carry around, but it’s rugged enough to handle any pool or tailgate party

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

JBL Boombox review: Portable, powerful and very bassy

 

A thunderous outdoor Bluetooth speaker with stupendous bass

Thunderous bass ; IPX7 waterproofing ; Charges devices via USB

Expensive ; Average sound quality at this price ; Heavy

The JBL Boombox is far from the perfect Bluetooth speaker, but for many it will serve a purpose. It’s loud enough to fill a large room with party-scale audio and will also thump out the tracks outdoors. With the ability to link other JBL speakers...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

JBL's new Boombox is big and crazy awesome

 

Forget small Bluetooth speakers, JBL's Boombox is your ultimate waterproof party companion.

Expert review by (digitaltrends.com)

JBL Boombox review

 

Bombastic bass response ; Good outdoor performance ; Waterproof ; Charges two devices at once ; 24-hour battery life

A little heavy for backpacking or camping ; Poor clarity in treble register ; Limited EQ control

The Boombox didn’t blow us away with crisp clarity, but it doesn’t really need to. It’s sturdy, stylish, big enough to power a party for hours, and it can charge two phones at once. If you’re in search of some jams for your picnic, camping trip, beach...

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Boombox 2 Review

 

Very powerful audio performance, with booming bass and sculpted highs ; Waterproof ; Can charge mobile devices

Expensive ; Heavy and bulky ; Sound signature not for those seeking accuracy

JBL's Boombox 2 speaker is built for backyard parties, tailgates, and anywhere else you want to bring big Bluetooth audio.

Apr, 2020

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Boombox

 

The outdoor-friendly JBL Boombox delivers thunderous bass balanced with solid high frequency presence in a nostalgic design.

Exceptionally powerful audio performance with booming bass and crisp highs. Portable despite its power. Waterproof.

Expensive. App lacks EQ. Not for purists seeking flat response-style sound signature.

If the bass boosting sounds like it might be too full for you, there are Bluetooth speakers that still deliver solid low frequency presence in this price range (and lower), but don't necessarily sound like they're packing a subwoofer. The B&O Play...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

JBL's new Boombox is big and crazy awesome

 

Forget small Bluetooth speakers, JBL's Boombox is your ultimate waterproof party companion.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

JBL's new Boombox is big and crazy awesome

 

Forget small Bluetooth speakers, JBL's Boombox is your ultimate waterproof party companion.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (techhive.com)

JBL Boombox Bluetooth speaker review: Large, loud, and sonorous

 

The Boombox portable Bluetooth speaker marries the famous JBL sound with a ton of volume and long run time.

Pumps the volume and bass ; Great overall sound ; Long battery life

Pricey ; Bulky and heavy (understandbly so, given its size)

The Boombox is easily the best-sounding large/loud Bluetooth speaker I’ve tested. I’d say compare it to the similarly-priced and -sized , but that speaker is no longer available from Zagg. Regardless, at $400, the JBL is the better deal unless you need...

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

JBL Boombox review: JBL puts the "boom" back in boombox

 

We've reviewed a few JBL speakers in the past, including a personal favourite — the JBL Xtreme. It turns out that JBL has one-upped the size of that one and our JBL Boombox review takes a look at one of the larger portable Bluetooth speakers you'll see.

Huge, balanced sound ; Plenty of bass ; Fantastic battery life ; IPX7 rated ; Solidly built speaker ; Can charge other devices from it ; Indoor/outdoor mode ; App for settings control ; Voice assistant compatible ; Can connect over 100 speakers together

On the pricey side ; Long time to recharge ; No previous track button

Mar, 2018