JBL Xtreme Portable Bluetooth Speaker Unboxing and Review

We get up close and personal with the JBL Xtreme portable bluetooth speaker courtesy of A. Refinery. So is it worth the price tag? Read our review.

JBL Xtreme Unboxing

Inside the box are:

  • Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Safety Instructions
  • Charging Brick
  • Power Cord x2
  • Shoulder Strap
  • JBL Xtreme Speaker

You can also watch my unboxing video below.

JBL Xtreme Review

Build Quality and Aesthetics

The JBL Xtreme basically looks like a giant JBL Flip 3. It is heavy and feels strong. The speaker is normally available in 3 colors; red, blue, and black. But we had the special camouflage version.

Like the Flip, the bass is located at the sides. It also has a rubber stand that suggests that the speaker should be oriented horizontally. The device is splashproof (not waterproof), which means it can withstand a bit of rain showers but can’t be submerged underwater. A zipper can also be found near the back of the stand to protect the connections inside from water splashes.

JBL Xtreme

The device certainly looks good but it is very heavy to carry around outdoors. But a strap is included and can be attached to the speaker making it possible to carry it on the shoulders.

Sound Quality

The speaker has a great overall sound quality. Lows and Mids were easily distinguishable and blend beautifully. It has a louder bass than some speakers which is a good thing for using the speaker outdoors, especially on outdoor parties.

It has, however, terrible Highs on a loud volume and used indoors. It can be remedied though by just lowering the volume. And it shouldn’t be a problem during outdoor use.

Connectivity

The bluetooth connection on the device is good, but not great. I sometimes experienced a bit of a stutter during the start of a song. It was not a sound quality issue, but a connectivity issue.

You can also opt for an auxiliary input if you do not want to use Bluetooth.

Battery Life

The JBL Xtreme is equipped with a 10,000 mAh battery which is said to last for 15 hours of play time. Charging the device is also relatively fast. At the back (inside the zipper), you’ll find two USB ports. You can use these ports to charge other devices such as smartphones.

Other Features

Like the Flip 3, the Xtreme also has JBL Connect. JBL speakers who also has JBL Connect can be interconnected to use more speakers while only using one source. This is perfect for outdoor parties or just hangin out with friends that has JBL Connect speakers.

The Verdict

The JBL Xtreme portable bluetooth speakers is a good speaker to use for outdoor activities. Although I can’t really call it portable due to its size and weight. The shoulder straps make it easier to carry around though.

JBL Xtreme

The JBL Xtreme is available at A. Refinery for Php 15,995. It is a bit expensive so I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re just looking for a portable speaker to use in your room. You are better off just buying the JBL Flip 3. But if you are an outdoorsy person, this speaker might be for you.

At the time of writing this review, the JBL Xtreme is on sale at A. Refinery for only Php 11,995 for cash, and Php 13,495 for 6 months installment. You can check out the store at the 2nd level of Abreeza Mall, Davao City. The Promo is running from March 1 to 31, 2017.

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The Good
  • Good Mids and Lows
  • Awesome Bass
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Big Battery Life
  • JBL Connect
  • Can charge other devices
The Bad
  • High Price Range
  • A bit Bulky
  • Heavy
  • Stutter sometimes at the beginning
3 Fair

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