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JBL Pulse 4

"The Pulse 4's light effect is a hypnotic talking point, but that flash adds to the cost of a device that lacks smart features of similar sized speakers"
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Pros

  • Unique light effect
  • Satisfying, well-balanced sound
  • IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Powerful audio for the size

Cons

  • No voice-assistant support
  • No built-in speaker or 3.5mm aux input

Product Details

Date First Available:
September 6, 2019

Overall Rating

81.3%
The overall rating was calculated based on 10403 customer and expert reviews from 6 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Bluetooth Speakers:
  • 91.2%
    Sound Quality
  • 90.7%
    Durability / Build Quality
  • 91.4%
    Design
  • 81.3%
    Portability
  • 92.2%
    Battery Life
  • 92.5%
    Features
  • 93.9%
    Outdoor use
  • 83.2%
    Connectivity
  • 94.4%
    Controls

Expert Reviews Rating

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Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    8,318 reviews
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    €179.00
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    AMAZON.CO.UK
    £159.00
  • JBL Pulse 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Light Show - Black

    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
    $249.95
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    WALMART.COM
    1,615 reviews
    $249.95
  • JBL - Pulse 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $249.99
  • JBL Pulse 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with 360 Sound, Light Show and up to 12 Hours of Battery Life - White

    AMAZON.CA
    48 reviews
    $299.98
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Expert Reviews

The Pulse 4's light effect is a hypnotic talking point, but that flash adds to the cost of a device that lacks smart features of similar sized speakers

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Unique light effect
  • Satisfying, well-balanced sound
  • IPX7 waterproof rating...

Cons

  • …but slippery when wet
  • No voice-assistant support
  • No built-in speaker or 3.5mm aux input
  • Comparatively expensive

The JBL Pulse 4 speaker delivers strong sound and a hypnotic LED light show in a cool waterproof design.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Powerful audio for the size.
  • Impressive LED lights.
  • Waterproof build.

Cons

  • Pricey.
  • No speakerphone functionality or aux input.

The JBL Pulse 4 brings a new look and the same excellent sound quality but drops two key features from its predecessor.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Powerful and balanced sound
  • Unique design and lightshow
  • Ability to link multiple speakers

Cons

  • Mediocre 12-hour battery life
  • No mic or 3.5mm aux. port
  • Surprisingly heavy

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