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JBL Pulse 4 Wireless Party Speaker with LED Lighting

MSRP 229 EURNEX score 69%

Product Overview

JBL Pulse 4 is a wireless party speaker that features LED lighting and a sleek design. Using the JBL Connect app, you can customize the colors and effects of the speakers to suit any mood. With the camera on your phone, the Pulse 4 can also color-match any object.
Up to two smart devices can connect to one Pulse 4 simultaneously, allowing music to keep flowing. A 12-hour battery life and IPX7 waterproofing ensure hassle-free partying to the morning light. Moreover, the Pulse 4 can connect to over 100 JBL PartyBoost enabled speakers for really big parties.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful audio with balanced sound and 360-degree sound
  • Attractive design
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not as powerful as other Pulse 4 speakers

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Good build quality
  • Excellent app
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No Alexa or Google Assistant support
  • No voice assistant support
  • Lacks low-bass
  • No EQ
  • No aux jack
  • No built-in microphone
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Specifications

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2

Construction

Battery | Capacity
26 Wh (3.6V, 7260 mAh)
Drivers
1x 2.25-inch

Dimensions

Size | Diameter
9.6 cm
Size | Width
20.7 cm
Weight
1.26 kg / 3.5 lbs

Function

RGB Lighting
360-degree
Weather Resistance
IPX7 waterproof

Performance

Battery Life
12 h
Frequency Response
70Hz - 20kHz
Power Output
20W RMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>80dB

Production

Debut
2019-09 IFA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Even for a gimmick, the light show offered by the Pulse 4 is impressive. JBL estimates battery life to be roughly 12 hours, but your results will vary with volume levels, and use of the LEDs. On tracks with intense sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the speaker reproduces some convincing low-frequency depth. For the price, we like the audio output of the JBL Charge 4 and the Sony S-XB32.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful audio performance with deep bass depth and sculpted highs
  • Powerful passive radiator
Cons
  • No EQ
  • No IPX7 build

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score 40%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The JBL Pulse 4 has acceptable performance for music. It has a well-balanced mid-range, so it can accurately reproduce vocals and lead instruments. However, it lacks low-bass, and its treble range is slightly underemphasized. While it has to downmix stereo content into mono, it has outstanding directivity, resulting in a wide and open soundstage.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Well-balanced mid-range
  • Wide and open soundstage
  • Outstanding directivity
  • Good build quality
  • Well-baked mid-rhyme
Cons
  • Lacks low-bass
  • No voice assistant support
  • Doesn't get very loud

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The JBL Pulse 4 follows the excellent Pulse 3 wireless party speaker. The Pulse 4 retains the same balanced sound and 360-degree sound but ditches the microphone. The speaker's controls are located on the top ring and the buttons are big and easy to use. For $50 more, you can get the more powerful and feature packed Sony SRS-XB501G.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Unique design
  • Excellent app
  • Great sound quality
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No aux jack
  • Small woofer

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The JBL Pulse 4 boasts an impressive wireless range of 80ft. The light show can be personalised through the app, with colour schemes available from a wide pallet. At 20W of output it’s capable of doing a job even in larger rooms. The lack of a built-in microphone is the biggest disappointment.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • No Alexa or Google Assistant support
  • No built-in microphone

User Reviews

References

1. ^ JBL Pulse 4 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/jbl-pulse-4. 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ JBL Pulse 4 Speaker Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/speaker/reviews/jbl/pulse-4. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ JBL Pulse 4 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/jbl-pulse-4. 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ JBL Pulse 4 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/jbl-pulse-4. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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