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JBL Pulse 3

JBL Pulse 3
alaScore 97

121 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of JBL Pulse 3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and price are generally positive. The usability and size also get good comments.

design, size, usability, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Pulse 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sudhanshu Singh (techradar.com)

JBL Pulse 3 review

 

More a party light than a speaker

Balanced sound profile ; 360-degree sound ; Built-in microphone

Short battery life ; Reliance on Connect+ ; No NFC

The JBL Pulse 3 has a great sound, but it’s still not the best sounding speaker in its territory. But, what makes up for the price is its water resistance and the cool party lights The JBL Pulse 3 offers an attractive party light feature, which might...

Feb, 2018

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

JBL Pulse 3 review: This weatherproof Bluetooth speaker puts on a fun light show

 

An IPX7 weatherization rating means this speaker can survive a dip in the pool, but it's audio performance left us wanting.

Undeniably attractive light show ; Can be linked with better sounding JBL speakers ; IPX7 weather-proofing

Pricey given the sound quality ; Distinctly mediocre sound

The Pulse 3 provides an attractive, waterproof light show that is indeed eye-catching. It also ticks all the boxes in terms of Bluetooth speaker features, such as speakerphone functionality. But its weatherization and all that bling comes at the...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Pulse 3

 

The JBL Pulse 3 delivers solid Bluetooth audio, but the main event is its LED light show, which makes the speaker a tad pricier than alternatives with similar sound quality.

Solid audio performance with rich lows and crisp, well-defined highs. LED light show is unique and entertaining. Waterproof.

Better sound quality is available for the same price.

The JBL Pulse 3 is priced like a speaker that might have some sub-bass power to it, but it sounds more like a speaker that costs about $50 less in that regard. That extra cost money goes into the design—those dancing LEDs aren't free, and neither is...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

JBL Pulse 3 review: The JBL light show returns with waterproofing

 

The JBL Pulse 3 is the 3rd generation of JBL's popular Pulse series and this time you won't have to worry about the Pulse getting wet.

Nice sleek design ; Great build quality ; Fun light show ; Waterproof

Lacks some low end ; Light show doesn't really completely sync with the music

This is a great speaker with a fun light show. It sounds really nice but does lack the low end that I prefer. I would recommend this to those who aren’t in need of heavy bass and prefer a more flat sound.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

JBL Pulse 3 review

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The JBL Pulse 3 is the successor to the excellent JBL Pulse 2, retaining the LED lightshow finish that proved previously to be a well-integrated feature rather than just a gimmick. Will the JBL Pulse 3 speaker build on the strengths of its...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Sameer Mitha (digit.in)

JBL Pulse 3 Review

 

The JBL Pulse 3 is available for about Rs 15,000. The bluetooth speaker is waterproof and puts on an amazing light show

Well built ; LED lights are elegant on the device ; 360-degree audio ; Built-in Siri/Assistant support ; Waterproof

Battery life could have been better ; Some similar priced speakers have better sound

This has to be the best LED implementation on a JBL Pulse speaker. It looks like a Lava Lamp and can easily blend into your home decor. It can also be an attraction at a picnic or a party with the light show. The battery life suffers, clocking in under...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Sebastian Schack (maclife.de)

JBL Pulse 3 im Test: Der Disco-Lautsprecher

 

Bereits die dritte Generation des beliebten JBL Pulse hat Hersteller Harman anlässlich der CES im Januar 2017 präsentiert. Ab August ist er endlich auch zu kaufen. Wir hatten die Chance, den Pulse 3 vorab zu testen. Wie gut ist der Bluetooth-Lautsprecher?

wasserdicht, Party-Spaß dank integrierter LED-Lichtorgel

etwas schwacher Bass

Ein Hingucker auf jeder Party, der auch klanglich zu überzeugen weiß.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Nina van Hoof (techpulse.be)

JBL Pulse 3 review: muzikale lavalamp - TechPulse

 

De Pulse 3 trakteert je op een unieke lichtshow, maar daar betaal je ook wel de prijs voor.

Solide audiokwaliteit ; Unieke lichtshow met LED ; Waterdicht

Duur

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by : Carsten Rampacher (areadvd.de)

TEST: JBL Pulse 3 – Hochwertiger, 20 Watt starker portabler Bluetooth-Lautsprecher mit per App steuerbaren Lichteffekten

 

Wenden wir uns den Steuerungsmöglichkeiten per App zu. Es gibt verschiedene Lichtspiele, die sich hinsichtlich der Darstellungsart unterscheiden: Equalizer, Rave, Regenbogen, Feuer, sowie personalisiert. Bei „personalisiert“ kann man bis zu 3 Muster...

Der JBL Pulse 3 überzeugt durch das innovative Lichteffekt-Konzept, das sich bequem und zielsicher per App verwenden lässt. Auch klanglich tritt der Pulse 3 stark auf: Pegelfest, räumlich dicht und impulstreu bleibt kaum ein Wunsch offen. Der Teufel...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great design

 

Overall a great speaker although I wish there were more effects.

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:65 - 20000
RMS rated power:20
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Design:Cylinder
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Product Type:Mono portable speaker
Protection features:Waterproof

Loudspeakers

Driver diameter:4
Number of drivers:3
Number of Speakers:1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box

Performance

Built-In Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 2.48
Interface:Bluetooth
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:4.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-in
DC input voltage:5
Input current:2.3
Power source type:Battery

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:92
Height :223
Weight:960
Width:92