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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.