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JBL GO 3 Wireless Speaker

MSRP 40 USDNEX score 75%

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Product Overview

The pocket-sized Go 3 is JBL's smallest speaker. It features a large (for its size) 1.5-inch full-frame driver encased in a water- and dust-proof housing that is colorful and bold.
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.
Alongside the Go 3, JBL also introduced the Clip 4, which comes with an easy-to-use clip.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Solid audio performance for a small speaker
  • Solid build quality
  • Easy-to-use app
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Solid audio performance
  • Great battery life
  • Improved build quality
  • Easy to use
  • Compact design
Cons
  • No multiroom support
  • No app support
  • No speakerphone functionality
  • Battery life could be better
  • No Bluetooth 5.1
  • No aux port
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
2.7 Wh
Colors
Black, Blue, Blue & Pink, Red, Squad, Pink, Green and White
Drivers
43 x 47 mm/ 1.5"

Dimensions

Size | Depth
41.3 mm
Size | Height
75 mm
Size | Length
87.5 mm
Weight
0.209 kg

Function

Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
Weather Resistance
IP67 waterproof and dustproof

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 5 hours
Charging Time
2.5 hours (5 V/ 1 A)
Frequency Response
110 Hz - 20 kHz
Power Output
4.2 W RMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
> 85 dB

Production

Availability
2020-10
Debut
2020-09-02
Made In
Vietnam, China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The JBL Go 3 can be submerged up to a meter in water for up to 30 minutes. A single mono 1.5-inch driver delivers 4.2 watts of audio. At top volumes, the driver manages not to distort even when the enclosure vibrates. Limited controls and the lack of a speakerphone are slightly annoying.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Waterproof design
  • Solid audio performance
  • Waterproof build
Cons
  • No speakerphone functionality
  • No Bluetooth 5.1

t3[2]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The JBL Go 3 keeps things simple and as such, it isn't very feature-heavy. You won't get the JBL PartyBoost function that allows you to pair it with other JBL speakers to boost the sound. There’s no microphone so it won’t double up as a speakerphone either. You do get the most up to date Bluetooth 5.1 though so at least you can rely on the connection not to drop out. The battery will last about 5 hours of music which is enough for a trip to the beach but perhaps not for anything longer like a camping trip.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Easy to use
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[3]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
Despite its low price, the Go 3 promises waterproofing to the IP67 standard. It can go loud enough to fill a decent-sized room, but distortion kicks in well before the volume maxes out. The Wonderboom 2 is drastically crisper and clearer, so remains your best bet if you want a diminutive waterproof speaker.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Waterproofing to IP67 standard
  • Compact design
Cons
  • No aux port
  • No multiroom support

whathifi[4]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
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. It takes 2.5 hours to charge fully, and you can still only get five hours of playtime from it from a single charge. There's still no app support, so PartyBoost daisy-chaining with other JBL speakers is not possible, nor can you pair two Go 3s in either mono or stereo mode.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bass and treble improvements
  • Improved build quality
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • No app support

User Reviews

References

1. ^ JBL Go 3 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/jbl-go-3. 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ JBL Go 3 review: you can take this tiny Bluetooth speaker anywhere. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/jbl-go-3-review. 2022-01-07. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
3. ^ JBL Go 3 review: A punchy, pocket-sized waterproof speaker. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/jbl-go-3. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
4. ^ JBL Go 3 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/jbl-go-3. 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-17.

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