JBL Xtreme 3 Reviews
Whether you’re on a trip, at the beach, or just chilling with your friends, Bluetooth speakers are the most affordable and accessible ways to play your favorite music. Because of its portability, it’s a must-have device for music lovers all around the world. But when there is a huge variety of speakers out there, finding the best one can be tricky. You have to consider things like sound quality, how long can it run after being charged, can it withstand water and many other factors. Taking everything into account, we can confidently say the JBL Xtreme 3 is one the best deals in the market. It’s a versatile well-rounded speaker which has got everything you want and more in a wireless music device.
JBL has been a renowned and reliable option when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. JBL Xtreme 3 is another quality addition to their stock. It has improved bass, powerful sound, and its comparatively small size makes it very portable. Before diving into the details of what makes this speaker stand out, let’s take a glance at the specifications and features of this device.
- Wide range of frequency (53.5 Hz to 20000Hz) ensures stronger bass and clearer treble.
- Four speaker drivers for improved sound quality.
- 70 mm Driver unit length.
- 4 * 25 audio output.
- Li-ion battery that can last for 15 hours and requires just 2.5 hours to charge.
- Has two USB ports for charging.
- Bluetooth version 5.1.
- Extra seals for protection against dust and water.
Basically, the Xtreme 3 is an improved version of JBL Xtreme 2 with some noticeable upgrades. It’s a perfect Bluetooth speaker to use both at home and outdoors.
Retail cost of JBL Xtreme 3 is just $350, which is the same as the previous two versions when they first came out. But now the Xtreme 2 and 3 are on sale. So, if you’re looking for a cheaper option and compromise on the upgrades, you can go for Xtreme 2. It’s still a good quality speaker.
What great about JBL Xtreme 3
JBL Xtreme 3 looks a bit different from the previous models. It has a fabric cover which shields it from scratches and bumps. Since it has the improved ip67 certificate, you also don’t have to worry about water or dust. Because of its relatively small size, you can easily take it anywhere you go. It’s also lightweight, weighing only 4.3 pounds; a pound of less weight than the previous models. This time they also improved shoulder strap by including rubber inserters. This will not allow the strop from swinging excessively. JBL also kept the built-in bottle opener that was introduced on Xtreme 2. Overall, this is a far portable speaker.
The JBL Xtreme 3 can play up to 15 hours after being fully charged. But it depends on the volume. It can play for 15 hours if the volume is at 50%. Most people use around 80% volume when playing music. At this volume, it can still play for eight to nine hours. This is pretty impressive. It also takes just 2.5 hours to reach full charge which is way faster than the previous model.
Connectivity Options and Charging
The JBL Xtreme 3 uses Bluetooth 5.1 which allows wider range and it’s more energy saving. It also kept a feature of Xtreme 2 which allows you to pair with two devices at once. It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. This is a big deal since a lot of the brands are dropping audio jacks on their speakers. It also helps when you’re connecting with old devices which don’t have Bluetooth.
One of the exciting features of the Xtreme 3 is Party Boost. Using this, you can connect with other JBL speakers which also have the Party Boost feature. You can basically create a network of speakers and play the same music at once. Partyboost also has better range than JBL Connect Plus which means it can connect with speakers at a further distance.
JBL Xtreme 3 has two USB ports. One is a USB-C connection, another is old school USB. The USB-C charger allows super-fast charging. Moreover, you don’t have to carry extra cable, since you can use the cable of your phone charger. One cool feature is that you can use the speaker as a power bank and charge your phone.
Like the previous models, the Xtreme 3 uses dual woofers and tweeters at the front. There are also two external passive radiators at the sides. The speaker has the power of 50-watt RMS which is higher than the Xtreme 2. Although it can only reach 50 watts if it’s plugged in, its bass is more powerful than ever. You can easily notice the difference compared to the previous models. The speaker works well with any type of music genre. But due to its powerful bass and sound, it may seem a bit ‘loud’ while playing indoors. But it’s great for outdoors. What’s disappointing is that you can’t adjust the equalizer of the speaker. One thing is noticeable that you’ll get better performance while the speaker is plugged in. The sound gets louder and the bass becomes more powerful.
JBL Xtreme 3 kept the features that made the Xtreme series great by adding some improved elements on it. This speaker will be a great addition for those who love to listen to music on the go. When it comes to delivering quality performance both at home and outdoors, this is one of the better deals on the market. Although there are certain things they can improve on, we can wholeheartedly recommend you JBL Xtreme 3. You can’t go wrong with this speaker.