Bring the Party Anywhere – JBL Boombox Review

Looking for a speaker for your outdoor activities? Check out this JBL Boombox Review, it just might be the speaker you’re looking for.

The JBL Boombox is one of JBL’s new Bluetooth speakers. But is it worth the money? Or are you better off with their other smaller and affordable speakers.

JBL Boombox Unboxing

The unboxing experience was pretty straightforward. Inside the box you’ll find a Quick Start Guide, the Charging Brick, four kinds of Power Cords, and the speaker itself. You can check out my unboxing video below.


JBL Boombox 1

The aesthetics are a little similar to most of JBL’s speakers, except the Boombox has ha handle to carry it around. It is a bit heavy, probably the heaviest of JBL’s speakers, so handle really helps when lugging it around.

Build Quality

JBL Boombox 1

The speaker is really well built. It feels as though it can take some punishment, certainly a plus when using it on outdoor activities. And like most, if not all, of JBL’s speakers, it is waterproof. It has a IPX7 rating, which means it can survive underwater for up to 1 meter.

Sound Quality

The quality of the sound is great. It has more punch on the bass which I personally like. It has incredible mids and has decent highs. You can switch it to outdoor mode which makes the speaker louder than normal. Though the Outdoor Mode is really loud, the sound quality is still the same.


JBL Boombox 3

The Boombox also has some other features besides its waterproofing and the outdoor mode. The speaker also has a huge battery, having up to 24 hours of playtime. It can also act as a powerbank to charge other devices through its 2 USB ports.


The JBL Boombox is definitely a great speaker to have, but it is not perfect. There are two things that I don’t like about the device. First is its weight, it is a bit heavy for me. And lastly is the price tag. It is a bit expensive than most Bluetooth speakers. You can opt to buy the more affordable JBL Charge 3.

But all-in-all, the Boombox is a pretty awesome speaker. You may not appreciate it if you’re using it alone. But it is a great speaker to have on outdoor activities with friends such as parties and gatherings. The JBL Boombox is priced at Php 23,999, you can check out the JBL Boombox at The JBL Store located at the 2nd level of SM Lanang Premier, Davao City and at A. Refinery located at the 2nd level of Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City (As well as other JBL Store and A. Refinery branches nationwide.).



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The Good
  • Great sound quality
  • Waterproof
  • Can charge other devices
The Bad
  • Heavier than most Bluetooth speakers
  • A bit expensive
3 Fair
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