JBL - Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - White

Add color to your life with this JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker. Its hues change in time to music, and it links to two devices at the same time to stream your playlists in 360-degree stereo. The rechargeable battery of this JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker lasts up to 12 hours.

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$199.99

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What's Included


  • JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (111 out of 114)

Features


Connect wirelessly from a distance

Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

Rich sound you can carry in the palm of your hand

This portable device can slip into your bag to bring your music, movies and games to life on the go.

Rechargeable lithium polymer 6,000 mAh battery

Play your favorite tunes for up to 12 hours on a full charge.

20W RMS system power

Delivers crisp, robust sound to complement your favorite music.

Water-resistant design

Water-resistant exterior enables use by the lake or out on the water.

65Hz - 20kHz frequency response

Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.

80dB signal-to-noise ratio

Provides clear audio.

360° sound technology

Offers rich audio.

Built-in microphone

Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice improvements over Pulse 2

    Posted
    MaestroJanks
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this to replace my Pulse 2, hoping for improved battery life, better lighting effects, and amazing sound quality. Out of those three categories, the battery life is only slightly better than the previous generation, but not quite living up to my expectations of 10-13 hours of playback at moderate listening level (with and without light effects). It couldn't make it through a 10-hour shift of mine. Despite this one shortcoming, JBL has delivered in spades across the board--improvements in all areas, technically. The lighting effects are mesmerizing. The sound is rich and deep. Water-proof index is definitely better than Pulse 2. My only area of concern lies in its construction of the light casing, which is definitely more prone to damages, such as light scratches, dents, and chipping. I never worried about this with Pulse 2 because it felt more durable from accidental drops and whatnot. Pulse 3 is bigger and better in every aspect, but be wary of handling it near rough surfaces and don't expect it to last as long as stated; it's incrementally better than its predecessor by at least 25%. If you are looking for a fantastic Bluetooth speaker, now is the time to grab one while it's still on sale. For all Pulse 2 owners on the fence, don’t hesitate to upgrade to this newer version. You can’t go wrong!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE my JBL

    Posted
    Dorak
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I take this thing with me every time I work out with my trainer at his gym. I took it with me in my bus when I ran Ragnar 2018. And I use it everytime my girlfriends come over to get ready to go out. Not only does it give me surround sound, but it also gives a unique and fun light show that bounces to the beat of the music that I'm playing. Honestly, it's been such a fun and enjoyable purchase, I would HIGHLY recommend to anybody. People are constantly asking me about it... I'm sure other portable speakers might give you slightly better sound quality, but unless they're in a side-by-side comparison, you would never know the difference. The light show in itself is a show stopper. Everybody loves it and I love having it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers but has some problems

    Posted
    Gweezel
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    Sound better than the Pulse 2 and has full 360 sound. Colors and patterns are beautiful but limited. Biggest complaint is with the new Connect+. I can understand that it isn't compatible with the original Connect, but it has some other major issues. If you connect one speaker via Bluetooth, you can't even select the Connect button in most cases. Sometimes, if you are quick, you can get them connected. Connecting 2 should allow stereo, however, the app sometimes doesn't allow it, even though "Party mode" works. Unlike the Pulse 2, these speakers don't remember what mode you used before...the always connect in party mode when the do connect. This means you always have to have the app running on the device that is playing. Bluetoothing to another device then using the Connect+ buttons to play stereo is out of the question. I really hope these issues get fixed. Right now, I went back to the Pulse 2s. (I have 2 of each)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker But Not Good Enough

    Posted
    Pixel
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    I loved everything about this speaker except the most important thing...How it Sounds, The build quality is excellent and the light show is fantastic. The lights were so hypnotic and mesmerizing I almost kept the speaker for them alone. I would say the sound is excellent and if I hadn't compared it to another bluetooth speaker I would definitely had kept it. I happen to also own the Bose Soundlink Revolve Plus which just sounded so much better (imo) that I would always want to listen to it over the JBL. I know there is a $100 price difference between the two speakers so it's not a totally fair comparison for JBL. Having hear the Bose Soundlink Revolve which is priced at $200 as is the JBL I would say the Bose still sounds better and therefore would purchase it over the JBL unless waterproofing/light show are more important to you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but really 4.5 stars

    Posted
    WifeyMommy
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    Hubby is serious about his music n he loves it. Sound n base are important n it delivers. The music “light show” is really cool n it’s so portable. Wish it came with a case for the price. Con why 4.5 instead of 5 “Pairing” with another one isn’t great. Cuts in n out on one of devices ie connects n disconnected often losing appeal of louder n more base with 2 devices. Also if paired to phone n you get an email/someone calls it’s uber loud on speaker Overall VERY happy with purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and looking speaker

    Posted
    Alex
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    The soud is great, well balance, the build quality is good, the ligths make it placent to look at. It's almost a perfect speaker, only for 2 things. The buttons ar hard to pres when your not looking to them. Also the battery it say 12 hrs and yes you get the 12 hrs at 45% volume with the lights turn off. But if you use the ligths and volume at around 80 %. Its only goin to last like 4 hrs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker, Had to Exchange

    Posted
    spad3
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    Had to exchange my speaker because it had pairing problems and the audio when paired was super distorted. Luckily I was within the return/exchange period to be able to get a full on replacement without extra charge. The speaker itself is super colorful and it sounds nice when it works, I just hope the replacement works just fine. Got a 2 yr on it just in case this happens again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great sound and appearance

    Posted
    spadz
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    Other than being a speaker, the light show is the main appeal to this product. This speaker is surprisingly loud without a washout in sound. There are multiple different light settings, and each are very cool. You will get the satisfaction of the sound and build quality you expect out of a JBL speaker. One of my favorite uses of this speaker is using it in a shower since it's waterproof.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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