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JBL Pulse

JBL Pulse
alaScore 92

469 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 469 reviews of JBL Pulse. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the bass quality and reliability.

usability, size, price, design, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Pulse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL Pulse

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of JBL Pulse from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, sound

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

JBL Pulse: Wireless Bluetooth speaker with a built-in light show

 

The $199.99 Pulse is designed to be both heard and seen. That makes it a unique product in a crowded field of mobile speakers vying for your attention.

The ; is a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker that delivers good sound for its size and distinguishes itself with an integrated light show with preprogrammed and customizable themes. The built-in rechargeable battery offers 10 hours of battery for...

Can distort at higher volumes with rock tracks and bass-heavy material; no carrying case included.

It may not sound quite good as some $200 competitors, but the JBL Pulse's integrated light show adds a flashy new dimension to the listening experience that makes it a worthy contender in a crowded market.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

JBL Pulse

 

The JBL Pulse is a good-sounding, good-looking Bluetooth speaker that displays a customizable light show to go with your music.

Mesmerizing light show. Impressive volume. Good general sound quality.

Weak, shallow bass response.

Still, the JBL Pulse is the ultimate small-sized party speaker thanks to its unique light show. It's mesmerizing enough to make us accept its $200 price tag despite falling short of class-leading sound quality. It does sounds good, though, and the...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

JBL Pulse

 

At least in shape, the Pulse has a similar design to JBL's highly rated Flip and Charge Bluetooth speakers , but it's covered with a metal mesh grille that, when combined with the lights underneath, makes you think it's capable of killing mosquitoes...

The JBL Pulse is a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker that delivers good sound for its size and distinguishes itself with an integrated light show with preprogrammed and customizable themes. The built-in rechargeable battery offers 10 hours of battery...

Can distort at higher volumes with rock tracks and bass-heavy material; no carrying case included.

It may not sound quite good as some $200 competitors, but the JBL Pulse's integrated light show adds a flashy new dimension to the listening experience that makes it a worthy contender in a crowded market.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Aaron Sigal (ecoustics)

JBL Pulse 4 Bluetooth Speaker Review: See Your Music - ecoustics.com

 

The JBL Pulse 4 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker sounds pretty good at higher volumes and has an entertaining lightshow effect built-in for parties.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Pulse Bluetooth Speaker Review: See Your Music

 

Fun LED light show ; Loud speakers

No speakerphone ; Limited battery life

The JBL Pulse's LED lights are a treat for the eyes, but the sound is just average.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

JBL Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

 

The JBL Pulse is definitely one of the best portable speakers out there. It packs a great build, portable body, long battery life, good set of wireless functions, visually enticing customizable light themes, and very good sound quality. On the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

JBL Pulse Bluetooth speaker Review

 

This Bluetooth speaker stands out in a crowd quite effortlessly. The flashing lights are perhaps the biggest attraction. With an adequate sound quality to keep you interested, the Pulse could very well be the Bluetooth speaker of choice for the...

LED lights are the biggest attraction, Good sound for its size, Good battery life

Volume can be stretched only to a certain level

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

JBL Pulse Bluetooth Speaker: Review

 

The JBL Pulse will mesmerize you as it fills the room with its booming sound and bright colors. This is hands down the most fun we have had in a long time with a Bluetooth speaker. We were disappointed that there was no included carrying case; since...

Ingenious design that will intrigue everyone. Loud booming sound that fills the room. Very portable. Great app integration. The most fun you’ll ever have with a Bluetooth speaker.

No carrying case. Some songs might experience some very light distortion.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : gadgetmac.com (gadgetmac.com)

JBL Pulse Wireless LED Speaker Review

 
Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

JBL Pulse: Fancy lighting effects don't make up for average sound quality

 

The JBL Pulse has fun lighting effects to go with your music, but the audio quality is not as colourful given the high retail price

At a price tag of Rs 14,990, the JBL Pulse feels quite expensive for what is essentially a pretty average sounding Bluetooth speaker with some lights. Features like a built-in microphone and the ability to pair multiple devices are also missing. It...

Jan, 2014

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