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JBL - Pulse Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

JBL - Pulse Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Model: JBLPULSEBLKAMSKU: 1902243

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 417 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    LED feature isn't very dynamic, sound is mediocre.

    Posted
    Ridwreck
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    I bought this on impulse after reading that the LED lights are customizable via an app. While that is true, the customization just involves choosing some pre-defined settings within the app itself. You cannot program the LEDs yourself as I had hoped (such as mimicking traveling down a road with yellow dotted lines or even define my own color spectrum to shift through.) Also disappointing is there were I my two pre-defined settings that react to the music being played. So the main feature I'd this speaker is alread lackluster in my opinion. The sound, is even more so. The most frustrating thing with the sound is the lowest volume setting is still too loud. I tris changing the volume via both the speaker itself and the playing device, but it wouldn't go down any further. The highs are tinny sounding, and the bass is almost nonexistent. After trying out this speaker and afterwards trying out the Bose SoundLink Mini, I regret buying the Pulse. I usually think Bose is just an overpriced marketing powerhouse, but the SoundLink Mini is the same price, but has superior battery life (14 hours!) and far superior sound and amazing bass.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A nice portable speaker unit

    Posted
    Mully
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    Overall the speaker is of decent quality and can provide the listener with better than adequate sound for a portable speaker of this size. There is still a need for less tinny highs and a deeper sounding bass but that is inherent in most all the portable sized and reasonably priced units on the market to date. For the money this unit performs as well if not better than most others. The light display is a fun and entertaining feature. The battery life could be better at around six plus hours of continuous play before plugging in or recharging becomes necessary.Overall it is a pretty decent and functional product for its price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fancy speaker

    Posted
    Psypmpr
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    I don't know why I wasted so much money on this item. Don't get me wrong it's cool but I must have got attracted with all the fancy lights. Do yourself a favor and don't spend all your money on this speaker. There are other speakers that do the same thing for half the price. But about the speaker.. Battery charge last a long time. This doesn't take batteries so that sucks. Nice lights and you have the option to turn them off to save battery. Loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Yes and No

    Posted
    DMSRGM
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The speaker light and app on both our Android and iPhone worked really well. This being our first Bluetooth speaker I hadn't researched much before. For a while this speaker was great but at the $200 price point other better sounding speakers caught our attention . And with more research on those speakers we decided to return this fun speaker for a truly better overall audio experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but phone has to be close by

    Posted
    Yoli920
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    I live in a small apartment and if I walk across the hall to the bathroom or kitchen with my phone, which is where I'm playing the music from. The music starts to break up and it hard to hear the song playing which is quite frustrating. I would like to be able to go a couple more feet from the device and still be able to hear the music playing clearly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice lights

    Posted
    acgct
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    Sound is good, not great but good. Lights are cool, and the ipad app to control the lights is popular with the kids. Pairing is simple, controls are easy to manage. Price is a little steep for the sound quality though which is why i knocked it down to 3*

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not enough

    Posted
    Maggie

    I read many reviews before purchasing this item but i figure I should experience it for myself and take a chance. The speaker has pretty light but like many other reviews- Sound system is HOLLOW when you turns it to maximum. The volume is not as loud as I tried in Best Buy Store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool light show

    Posted
    Slim64061
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    It's definitely a solidly made speaker. The ambient lights wrap almost completely around the unit. There is a JBL App the works with setting different light sequences/colors. I was more for a nice speaker and I thought something from Harmon Kardon would be awesome. Fell very short.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    Posted
    Chrisb
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    The lights were cool and entertaining at first. I ended up returning this because there really weren't hitting the lows as I expected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sounds good but not the best

    Posted
    Andy
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    Jbl speakers are always good, these are good speaker but not better than Bose for the same price you get much better quality sound

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool looking

    Posted
    animeuniverse
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    Nice looking speaker but if you're looking for something with lots of bass then I would pass.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Volume not that great..

    Posted
    Teckie
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    Flashing light and style are nice, but the sound (volume) should go much higher...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sounds ok

    Posted
    OBPAC
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    The aesthetics of the speaker are awesome. Sound quality is acceptable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool fun speaker

    Posted
    Liza
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    Cool fun speaker that is portable. Nice sound and very portable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great to go to the beach

    Posted
    jhen
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    Great to go to the beach also with the 7 hours rechargeable batery

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining

    Posted
    Bl4kM4jik
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    Light show is nice, however, bass could be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend