JBL - LINK 300 Wireless Speaker with Google Assistant - Black
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Built-In Google Assistant
Voice control your music and ask questions from your google Assistant.
Let’s you instantly stream your favorite music, radio, or podcast from your mobile device to your speakers.
Hands free voice control
Far-Field voice recognition allows for easy hands-free operation. Ask questions across the room.
Multiroom compatible speaker
Plays music in multiple rooms at once with the Google home app.
Wireless streaming lets you access all the music you love in one place
Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services.
2-way speaker system
Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
Supports WAV and FLAC formats
For high-resolution sound.
Rich, powerful sound
Includes a woofer and a tweeter.
With the free Google Home app, you can easily setup and manage your JBL Link 300 on your Android or iOS devices.
- JBL LINK 300 Wireless Speaker with Google Assistant
- Speaker TypeAll-In-One
- RMS Power50 watts
- Product NameLINK 300 Wireless Speaker with Google Assistant
- Model NumberJBLLINK300BLKUS
- SeriesLINK 300
- Color CategoryBlack
- Speaker TypeAll-In-One
- RMS Power50 watts
- Minimum Frequency Response55 hertz
- Maximum Frequency Response22 kilohertz
- Number Of Speakers1
- Number Of Tweeters Included1
- Tweeter Size0.79 inches
- Number Of Woofers Included1
- Woofer Size3.5 inches
- Wireless Multi-Room AudioYes
- Works WithGoogle Assistant
- Voice Assistant Built-inGoogle Assistant
- Product Height5.3 inches
- Product Width9.3 inches
- Product Depth6.1 inches
- Product Weight3.8 pounds
- Speaker Wire IncludedYes
- Manufacturer's Warranty - PartsNot Available
- Manufacturer's Warranty - LaborNot Available
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Basically a Better-Sounding Google HomePosted .
I already owned a Google Home and recently acquired a Google Home Mini, so I knew going into using the JBL Link 300 I was going to be a fan of the built-in Google Assistant. It's a great-sounding speaker and will fill the role of a normal Google Home if you're looking for something that sounds better, but don't want to go all the way up to the Google Home Max. In the box you will get the speaker, manuals, and a power adapter. The photos on JBL's website make it look like this doesn't have to be plugged in, but it does need to be powered off of an outlet. Setup is extremely simple with the Google Home app - if you've setup a regular Google Home or Google Home Mini this is exactly the same process and doesn't take more than a few minutes. On the speaker itself you get an array of buttons across the top of it. They're decently large and well separated, but besides the plastic Google Assistant button in the middle, the other buttons are all underneath the same layer of rubber. They're actually pretty easy to press, but it's tough to know whether or not you've pressed them by feel. I'm kind of split on the design on this thing. I like the understated look; it's the kind of thing you can put up on a shelf and it won't stick out like a sore thumb. At the same time the oval shape seems a bit odd to me. There's also an always on LED on the front of it. Using the speaker is, again, just like using a Google Home. You can Chromecast to it with Spotify, Google Music, etc. You can also play music by voice and control other Chromecasts and speakers through it. The sound quality is a big improvement over the regular Google Home and easily fills our entire living room with sound. The built-in microphones seem to function just as well as the Google Home as well. The speaker also had Bluetooth as well, but no 3.5mm jack. If you're already in the Amazon Echo camp then this is probably a tougher sell, but if you already use a Chromecast or Google Home then this is a really nice home speaker.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A great speaker with voice assistantPosted .
For the past year or so, I’ve been trying out different digital assistants. I love the voice activated speakers that you can install around the house that integrate the assistants as a feature. It’s wonderful to be able to ask Siri or Alexa to turn off lights around the house or asking Google about the weather, calendar, or to play a game. The voice-activated speakers with digital assistant have become a staple around our house and a very welcome addition. So, when I started looking at this new line of JBL speakers, I was very excited to see that Google was included. JBL is a quality name when it comes to speakers. It’s sometimes left behind other consumer brands because they focus a lot of professional users, but this speaker, the Link 300, is a really nice example of a classy, quality speaker. For starters, it’s a standard Bluetooth speaker with a traditional set-up. When you turn it on, it automatically enters Bluetooth pairing mode and for me, it appears immediately in my Bluetooth device menu on my iPhone. I tapped on the device name and was connected. In subsequent uses, I’ve noticed a bit of a delay in connecting, but no more than I usually do with Bluetooth speakers. One nice feature of the Link 300 is that it will also connect via WiFi, which does have a stronger connection than Bluetooth. I found the sound to be of similar quality for either type of connection, but the delay was much less when connected to the WiFi than the Bluetooth. I love the look of this speaker. It’s a sleek black speaker and is about the size of a child-size football. It fits nicely on our coffee table and because it’s such a classic design, it blends in with the rest of our décor. Even though it's voice-activated, the speaker also has tactile controls on the top of it. You can play/pause music or increase/decrease the volume using the +/- buttons. One thing I want to point out is that within my collection of smart devices is a Google Home speaker. While the speaker works very well and the microphone is sensitive enough to pick up commands from our TV, it’s meant more for the Google Assistant than the speaker. JBL designed the speaker first and added in the assistant. This makes for a higher quality speaker. There are full bass sound and clear, crisp treble. Even without the Google Assistant built-in, this is a very nice speaker that would make a welcome addition to any home or office. Even though the price of this speaker is a bit higher than others in its class, I think you really get what you pay for. Set up is simple and you get a very capable digital assistant.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
JBL + Google Assistant FTWPosted .
The market for smart speakers that control home automation or do other tricks is growing and becoming more saturated. While the Home is a competent device, I never warmed to it from a sound perspective. I loved the power of Google Assistant, but in the Home, it was hampered by a speaker setup that wasn't as good as competitors. Enter the JBL LINK 300... this bad boy is designed more like the new Home Max. It supports Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, but don't go thinking you can Aux in - the LINK 300 only supports Wifi for streaming / Assistant requests and Bluetooth for streaming / casting. Compared to the Home, Echo, etc - this thing is a beast. It's big. There's other smaller speakers in the LINK family that I'm sure offer battery life - but the LINK 300 requires a plug in all the time, just like a Home or Echo. I've found the responsiveness of the voice recognition to be very good. I've been at the other end of the room and simply saying, "OK Google" and this thing hears me. Set up is handled just like other Google smart devices, using the Google Home App. It was pretty easy to add it to my existing Google device setup. If you're an avid user of Google's products, then the JBL LINK 300 is a great speaker. If you're an iPhone user, be prepared to be using the Bluetooth functionality a lot. Compared to the other Google products, the reason I like the LINK 300 better is that it's JBL - a company that has been in the business of making speakers for years. The reason for the 4-star rating is the lack of Aux input, battery option and the overall clunky setup of adding smart home devices to my Google setup - I know this is more of a ding on Google, but since JBL is partnering with Google, they take the hit too.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Sounding Google-enabled SpeakerPosted .
The JBL Link 300 Speaker sounds great and because it has the Google voice assistant built-in, is easy to use. It really packs a punch with clear highs and deep lows for its size. Like most Google-enabled home speakers, it can also connect to phones and tablets as a bluetooth speaker. There are six (6) access buttons on top of the speaker to supplement the voice-enabled commands. Here is where my first small complaint about this speaker comes in: the button that initiates the Google Voice Commands has a nice indent and is easy to find by touch alone. This is great at night or in low-light conditions when you want push a button but are not looking at the top of the speaker. All other buttons are flush to the top surface of the speaker and have no tactile indication of where they are or what they do. In other words, these other buttons (volume up/down, play/pause, mute, etc.) are really only usable in normal room lighting and when looking directly at the top of the speaker; you can’t really feel for them. My preference would be to at least have a raised dot on each so you can feel for the Voice button’s indent and then count the dots to either side to determine where the buttons are and what they do; first dot to the right of the Voice button is volume down, next over is volume up, etc… My next small complaint is that there is a white WiFi icon on the front that stays on 100% of the time when the speaker is plugged in and connected to WiFi. While this is nice to know when the speaker is disconnected (by the color change of the icon, etc.), it also is a bright glowing LED at night - not great when you’re trying to sleep. It would be nice if that LED would turn on when the speaker first connects to WiFi and again when commands are initiated but then turn off until there is a status change. Aside from these two small nits, the speaker sounds great, is compact and attractive. It does exactly what you’d expect it to do; be a (mostly) unobtrusive access point for the Google Assistant and a nice speaker for music playback.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Two Thumbs Up!Posted .
The box gave me the impression that the Link 300 would be too big to be discreet on my tv stand but it is much smaller in a good way. This is very easy to setup and I was using the built in Google Assistant in a few minutes. Having the Link 300 voice activated speaker allows me to now have Google upstairs and downstairs. I love playing music and have the song playing in sync with my Google Home. The Link 300 is very loud for its size. I know for small gatherings it will make a great companion and provide entertainment for my guests. Guests can connect via Bluetooth and play music on their playlists or just say “Hey Google” and have fun asking the Google Assistant things. The Link 300 does everything it describes and very easy to use with big buttons on top for basic controls. If you want great sound and also want voice control for your smart home this is it. From adjusting your thermostat to turning on and off your lights without getting up. This will continue to get better with updates and the way of the future.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Complete audio devicePosted .
This JBL Link 300 is incredible classy device that delivers clear and signature sound with crispy bass.Design is sleek and you are free to stream music drom your own library vis BT or wifi, Google assistant is a huge addition and handy assistant that can control your music and any smart devices such Philips Hue lights.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Sound, Great AssistantPosted .
We’ve moved past the era of the shelf system - into a sea of bluetooth connected speakers. The JBL Link 300 is one of those speakers, but what separates it from the rest of the fishes in the sea is it’s stunning sound and connected nature. The JBL Link 300 is not a portable speaker, but rather it fills that more traditional shelf system role, but in a fraction of the space. It comes with a power brick, which is somewhat of a negative in my book. Wall warts are bad enough, but if you install this on a kitchen counter or other location you have to deal with managing the cable and brick. It would have been nice to see an integrated power supply, and increasing the enclosure’s size would have been a valid trade off. The enclosure itself is solid and well made, with a decent amount of weight. The fabric covering the speaker seems high quality, and the shape is broken up by the passive radiator on the back. There are volume buttons, a bluetooth button, and Google Assistant button found on top, with a WiFi LED near the bottom. When you active Google Assistant, either via the button or saying “Ok, Google” 4 LED lights on the front will light up to show status and activation. Sound wise, you get a bass heavy relatively omnidirectional dispersion. While bass heavy, it’s important to note that the sound isn’t muddy. Unlike some smaller speakers that either rely on acoustic suspension, or bass reflex ports, the JBL relies on a passive radiator that puts on quite a show. The advantage of this speaker configuration is great bass performance. The radiator isn’t driven, but rather reverberates in a resonance with the enclosure and active drivers. It makes the bass very defined and punchy verses many other brands. Go listen to any JBL speaker, as they seem to have perfected this approach. Almost every JBL I’ve seen recently uses this design to great effect, and the JBL Link 300 is no exception. Highs are clear and crisp and mids seem to keep a decent definition without getting lost. Unless you’re standards are way above the budget of this speaker you’ll be impressed with the audio quality. Functionality wise, the Link is amazing. The integration of Google Assistant makes this speaker extremely useful. My house is filled with Alexa devices, so the Google Assistant is fighting an uphill battle in my household. Where Google excels is answering questions. Where I can trip up Alexa with most questions, Google does a great job of finding, and reading an answer. It seems more natural in how it approaches answers, and interactions with a human. Google can also recognize your voice, which is somewhat freaky. Some integrations want to identify you to avoid privacy issues. Furthermore Speaking of integrations, this is one place where the Google Assistant falls a bit short. It can integrate with many different devices, but some of them setup through the app, while others require asking the assistant to pair. Logitech Harmony integrates this way, while many other hubs can be paired through the app directly. I found this process a bit more frustrating than establishing skills on Alexa. Another downside for me was the lack (as of this writing) of integration with Insteon, which powers much of my home lighting (however I was able to setup some helpful groups using Harmony and activate them). These are some growing pains that I think will get worked out over time. Google assistant makes it easy to use YouTube music, Google Play music, Pandora, or Spotify. You can choose which service is your default, and asking to play songs is extremely easy. I’ve found that if you don’t specify the exact song title, Google is quite good an understanding the song you meant. Another advantage is the integration with other Chromecast devices. You can ask the speaker to play YouTube videos on your TV, assuming you have either a Chromecast or built-in casting in your TV. This is pretty cool, and quite useful. All in all the JBL Link 300 is an amazing speaker, with great functionality and sound. It outshines all but the most expensive speakers in its class, and offers tons more functionality with the integrated Google Assistant. Despite some teething issues with Google Assistant, there is more value here. Despite being an almost exclusive Alexa household, this speaker has taken over music duties in our living space, and is setup quite well to take over many of the automation tasks as it’s integrations grow. If you’re in the market for a Google Assistant - then look no further than the JBL!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Sounding Bluetooth Speaker With One IssuePosted .
Pros: Rich Sound Google Home Built in Wifi and Bluetooth Capabilities Has a good sized woofer for some bass Attractive design Cons: Audio delay on bluetooth makes watching movies impossible This is a really rich sounding speaker and Google Home makes it do some tricks that other bluetooth speakers can not. With Google Home you do not need to have a Bluetooth device paired at all. The speaker can stream music directly from your wifi using services such as Google Play Music, Pandora, or Spotify. However, the 1-2 second audio delay over bluetooth is a bit disappointing. I feel it was engineered first for the Google Home assistant and bluetooth was less of a priority. I have other wireless bluetooth devices (including those from JBL) that do not have an audio delay at all. I realize most people will only use this device for music however it is a bit frustrating that at this price I couldn't use it with the audio from a movie or game as well. Hopefully, this can be fixed with a firmware update in the future. Overall, would be five stars if not for this one issue. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great sounding wireless speaker to play some music.I would recommend this to a friend
Asked by 1962GUTK.
- A:Answer Yes. From your phone, connect via Bluetooth to the jbl link 300.
Answered by pltnum1
Q: QuestionBluetooth question - once a phone is connected, how do you disconnect? Can you disconnect using the speaker, or only by using your phone? Can Google Assistant disconnect the phone from Bluetooth?
Asked by Eddie.
- A:Answer You can disconnect by turning off the Bluetooth option on the connected device.
Answered by CommunityAnswer
Q: QuestionThe power supply is auto volt so i could plug it in in a 110 or 220 source without adjusting anything?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Hi there, you are correct when saying that the JBL Link 300 is an auto volt unit that can be used in all regions without adjusting anything prior.
Answered by JBL Support
Asked by Storm.
- A:Answer Yes that is the only thing I have streamed from this speaker so far. It works great
Answered by Angel
Q: QuestionDo you have to download Google Home in order to connect to the JBl Link 300 with Bluetooth??
Asked by Tamdogg.