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Model:
JBLPULSE4BLKAM
SKU:
6378520
Your price for this item is $67.99
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The regular price is $249.99

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 412 reviews

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  • Sound Quality

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Battery Life

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Range

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars

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92%would recommend to a friend
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  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Durability

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun speakers but with some drawbacks.

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Let me just say that the JBL Pulse 4 speakers are very fun and unique speakers. I would say that If you want to have a speaker that is fun for the house parties, dorm, bbq's, picknicks, camping. The Pulse 4 is perfectly adequate albeit expensive for what it offers. So, I purchased two speakers to have the full stereo experience It claims to be able to provide. Points that I would like to make: 1. The sound comes from the top and the base from the bottom. I would say that the sound is relatively loud. Especially when the two are paired in Partyboost mode (2x speakers), It doesn't give you that defined directional feel that many of the other 360 speakers provide though. I have heard the sound of some other higher-end type Bluetooth speakers. Their sound is a little richer and defined. Unless you have walls and ceilings for the sound to bounce off of, the sound projects upward and is lost outdoors a little more. This was of course to accommodate the visually impressive light show. 2. The lighting is awesome and entertaining. I would say that these speakers are semi-portable. There is no handle to carry them and the polycarbonate shell is definitely fingerprint prone, and can easily scratch if not protected. Plus for smaller hands, it may be a little hard to carry. It can be slippery. So if camping, for example, you should invest in an aftermarket case. 3. The JBL Connect app. It is terrible and buggy. I have spent hours trying to connect the units with my phone or together in stereo. Sometimes it works sometimes it won't recognize the app. It does go into Party Mode easily by pressing the PartyBoost button on the unit (same sound out of both speakers=louder), but I find trying to get stereo mode (L-R separation) is near impossible. If any suggestion to JBL is to clean up this app. To pair these speakers especially in Stereo mode is like doing the Hokey-Pokey....Do this step, then that step and hope it connects, if not start all over again. During a party or get together that's not what you want to be doing. JBL hardware is outstanding software...please do better. 4. The speakers are using an older Bluetooth Codec. not the newer AptX HD for example. So they are not for watching videos. The sync will be off. The newer codex allows a higher bitstream I gather, so more fidelity and a more defined sound. 5. Minor, but there is no AUX connector either. 6. Also note, The Party Boost mode is not backward compatible with the JBL Connect and The JBL Connect+ systems. Only with like Party Boost systems. It is supposed to have better connectivity between two like units. These speakers are really fun and a conversation starter. They are for a person who likes the visual party vibe. They are a really good speaker, with good loud clear sound. There are better sounding ones for the money out there but you need to know how it will suit your lifestyle. I just wanted to point out some of the limitations that would make this a truly awesome speaker(s). It is an investment, especially if you buy two as I did. Good luck.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Light show
    Cons mentioned:
    Durability, Weight

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality but not as good as others it’s size.

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This speaker is definitely different from others I have purchased before. The biggest draw is the lights show. It is the best feature of this speaker and will be the only reason you choose this speaker over others in the price range. The sound is good but not as good as others in the price range. Sound comes out of the top and the best place to play it is indoors as this setup allows the sound to bounce off the ceiling. This speaker is definitely not for outdoor use. The weight of the speaker is much heavier than other speakers, and the acrylic outer shell is not gonna be the most durable if you drop it. Also because of the top firing speaker not having a ceiling outdoors will make sure that the volume will be diminished. I would definitely recommend if you plan to use it only indoors. But if you want an outdoor speaker I would tell you look elsewhere. Also I would recommend waiting for a sale like I did as the sound quality doesn’t warrant full retail price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Light show
    Cons mentioned:
    Weight

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sound quality

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    Posted . Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is the best - and I mean *BEST* speaker I’ve ever owned. It gets so loud!!!! The lights are a very cool touch. It’s a bit heavy, but the inconvenience is totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This speaker is gorgeous for one and the sound quality is amazing for it to be so small. Everyone who I’ve showed it to are amazed and now wants one too lol. As soon as I opened and felt the weight I knew it was quality, this is not a little flimsy speaker and is worth the price. I may even buy another one. For reference I’m a techy person who had 12 inch subs in their trunk in highschool. I grew up with Sony boom boxes and radios. So yea I know sound and the bass/ dept are great also. Can’t wait to buy more JBL speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    5 stars

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing speaker the bass on it is really good and would recommend for anyone who has family gatherings often and it’s waterproof for pool partys

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The best speaker, it looks cool, sounds great, and last long. I had the apple home pod mini and this is a big step up hence the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    JBL Pulse 4 Bluetooth Speaker by Lakitu Bro

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Party tiime!! Turn down the lights and turn up the fun with the JBL Pulse Bluetooth Speaker! Offers portable music and party lights on the go! Have your way with programmable lighting effects to pump up or smooth out the mood for some goodtimes with friends and family during birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, you name it! Use the built-in JBL party mode to link up to 100 JBL Pulse 4 speakers anywhere anytime! This blue tooth party speaker is water proof so you can listen to your favorite tunes while at the pool, in the shower, or just catching up on some dishes with no worries! (A must have for those who love lava lamps!) Certainly a one of kind product with the quality that JBL always delivers. Good punch. Loud sound. Great times.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Listen to the your soul with JBL

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    truly,I'm very impressive with this product. Quality sound ,top quality, you can hear every instrument ,specially when share with one or more of it's kind

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound and great looks

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very good sound from this speaker and nice visuals, I like the customization you have with the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's so beautiful!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love the way you can change the colors and patterns with the JBL app. The battery life is insane and the quality of music is amazing. I take it to the beach often and the colors are vibrant. Even with sand particles, the glass is still intact and not scratched up. Love it! Also pairs really quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Light show

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great speaker for parties and the light show is great !

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best investment on a portal speaker great sound and you’ll never lose it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this wireless speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It gets loud and I don’t have to turn my volume up all the way. The sound is awesome and the bass is strong. I love the lighting feature, using the app helps out a lot with choosing a light pattern and color. I use it daily and the battery holds a good charge. Would buy a 2nd speaker just so I could pair them together.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Super cool display

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Super sick Dudley for a speaker. The only thing is that the sound quality is top notch for jbl. The jbl flip 5 have superior quality compared

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing JBL Pluse 4 Bluetooth Speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The sound that comes out this thing is high powered quality by far. It definitely recommend this to the music lovers out there and if you into audiobooks you can be in the next room and never miss your stories

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great Birthday gift! My daughter loved it! Perfect for the dorm.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought this a couple years ago and gave it to my aunt cause she loved it so much and now I bought a new one for myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, but it's not.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Lacking in bass, and the speaker cracked when it fell on the ground. I'd recommend getting one without the glass display and light show.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from JBL Support
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      We'd like to work with you directly to troubleshoot the issues you're experiencing with our JBL Pulse 4. We'd also like to get more information so we can check your options if needed. Please contact customer service at https://support.jbl.com/us/ JBL

  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Set the Mood!

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love this speaker! It's sleek and produces an immense and fresh sound. JBL added a customizable light color and movement to set the perfect mood. Long battery life and durability make it perfect for any lifestyle. A great choice for unbeatable sound and features!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Light show, Portable, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speaker

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love the quality of sound and the preset of light effects for this speaker. You can also use the JBL Portable app and update the software. It also have a very great autonomy, and is also suitable for the outdoors

    I would recommend this to a friend