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JBL Pulse 3

JBL Pulse 3
alaScore 94

84 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of JBL Pulse 3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The design and sound also get good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the price.

sound, design, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Pulse 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

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 : David Carnoy (

This may be the coolest new Bluetooth speaker at CES 2017


JBL's new speaker is fully waterproof, which means it can put on a light show underwater.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

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 : Alex Hernandez (

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.

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 : Lewis Leong (

JBL Pulse 3 review


JBL has been a leader in the Bluetooth speaker world for years due to its dedication to sound quality and the sheer number of speakers it offers.  A quick look at JBL’s site and you’ll quickly discover that the company has 10 different...

Balanced sound profile 360-degree sound Built-in microphone

Short battery life Reliance on Connect+ No smartphone charging

The JBL Pulse 3’s light show may be a gimmick but thankfully its sound quality doesn’t suffer for it. While not the most portable speaker, those who want a great-sounding speaker and a conversation starter will enjoy the Pulse 3.

Sep, 2019

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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 (

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

Consumer review (

Looks great


Bought for my daughter as a Christmas present , so not opened yet . Came day after ordering .

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (

Good sound for small speakers


I bought these to go along with my boombox. I didn't need them just thought I'd treat myself. I don't regret getting at all. They complement my boombox 100% with their clarity of sound. They look amazing too.

Sep, 2019

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Good looking great sound


Really good product sound is excellent and light show awesome

Jul, 2019

Price comparison for JBL Pulse 3

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JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speakers - Pair (Black)
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Bluetooth Connectivity Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.
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JBL Pulse Wireless Speaker, Black
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$89.00 TO SHOP

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