JBL GO 3 Review Rundown

JBLPublished on 17 Apr 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of JBL GO 3 Wireless Speaker
Neoscore* 68%
  • Solid audio performance for a small speaker
  • Solid build quality
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Nothing in particular


JBL's Go 3 speaker delivers solid wireless audio performance in a waterproof, easily portable design for a low price. The brand-new edgy look and expressive details of the JBL GO 3 are inspired by street fashion. It plays on for five hours on one charge, delivering surprisingly rich JBL Pro Sound and punchy bass.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
At $39.95, the Go 3 is about as portable (and affordable) as it gets. It's also fully waterproof, making it ideal for outdoor use. Internally, a single mono 1.5-inch driver delivers 4.2 watts of audio. There's no track backward navigation, and there's no speakerphone functionality.
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  • Powerful audio performance with rich bass depth and crisp highs
  • Water-resistant build
  • IP67 water-resistance rating
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 42%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The JBL GO 3 is a small speaker that fits easily in your hand. Its directivity is decent, but the soundstage isn't perceived to be as large as some of the other speakers we've tested. While both speakers struggle to reproduce low-bass, the JBL has a better-balanced sound profile.
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  • Good build quality
  • Supports voice assistants from your phone
  • Long battery life
  • Doesn't support voice assistant


Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The JBL Go 3 retails for $39, putting it in the same bracket of such cheap Bluetooth speakers as the Anker Soundcore 2 and the Tribit StormBox Micro. It promises waterproofing to the IP67 standard: the same as premium waterproof speakers like the UE Megaboom 3 and Sonos Roam. The Go 3's sound profile is a mix of pleasant surprises and, considering the compact design, totally expected limitations.
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  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Full waterproofing
  • Plucky bass output
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The JBL Go 3 has had a design overhaul over its Go 2 predecessor. The metal grille is now swathed in fabric. It's almost 1cm thicker, 30g heavier and has a more rounded feel. The Go 3 features Bluetooth 5.1 instead of 4.1, plus a maximum power output of4.2W, up from 3W in the Go 2.
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  • Punchy, balanced sound
  • Improved battery life
  • Easy-to-use design
  • Nothing in particular


  1. 1. ^ JBL Go 3 Review. Pcmag. 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ JBL GO 3 Speaker Review. Rtings. 2021-01-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ JBL Go 3 review: A punchy, pocket-sized waterproof speaker. Tomsguide. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  4. 4. ^ JBL Go 3 review. Whathifi. 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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