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JBL Boombox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 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. Comments about the bass quality and design are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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reliability

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

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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 : 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.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Bill Henderson (the-gadgeteer.com)

JBL Boombox portable Bluetooth speaker review

 

Within the last couple of years, I've gotten to review some big (in size and sound) Bluetooth speakers. These massive new generation boomboxes have replaced the old cassette and CD driven monsters from the 80s with better sound and much better ease of...

Solid build Powerful, but tamed bass Comfortable to carry Can withstand outdoor elements

Expensive Lackluster speakerphone Harsh treble at higher volumes with some music

The Boombox is bigger, louder and sounds better than most other portable Bluetooth speakers—at a price. Can it replace a standard stereo speaker setup? Not unless you buy two and use them in stereo mode (which you can!). The Boombox is expensive, but...

Feb, 2018

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

JBL Boombox review: The best Bluetooth speaker for bass

 

A thunderous outdoor Bluetooth speaker with stupendous bass

Thunderous bass ; IPX7 waterproofing ; Charges devices via USB

Expensive ; Average sound quality at this price ; Heavy

However, it’s not accurate sounding as rivals, lacks 360-degree sound, doesn’t support aptX and is also rather expensive. Plus, if you don’t need the volume the Boombox, there are plenty of better-sounding rivals. Those looking for an all-weatherproof...

Aug, 2018

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Expert review by (eisa.eu)

JBL Boombox

 

Here's a seriously lively loudspeaker – its 20,000mAh battery is punchy enough to power a party for over 20 hours non-stop. Indeed, the Boombox keeps going come rain or shine, thanks to its IPX7 waterproof certification – and the indoor and outdoor...

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

JBL BoomBox review: Making all the right noises

 

At Rs 27,999, JBL BoomBox is an interesting portable Bluetooth speaker and yes, it even comes with a 20,000mAh rechargeable battery.

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Quality!

 

99% happy with everything about this. Just wish it had an equaliser option. Sound clarity bass, mid range and treble AMAZING. Looks great too.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

JBL BOOMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Rugged Portable Waterproof Speaker with 24 hour Battery life and Connect+

 

Bought one for my nan about 4 years ago and it was great until she started to throw it around, what a speaker though....

Sep, 2019

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