JBL PartyBox 300
Measuring 27.1 by 12.2 by 12.6 inches (HWD) and weighing in at a cumbersome 35 pounds. The PartyBox 300 has built-in handles, as well as built-in rubber feet on two side panels. The bottom panel as well, so it can be oriented vertically or horizontally.
It’s easiest to operate when vertical, because the top panel houses the controls. When laid on its side, the controls are still accessible, you just have to squat down to use them.
Believe it or not, this beast is portable, in the sense that it can be moved around. It can operate off of its internal battery.
The upside of the battery is that it can go for up to 18 hours—though this will largely depend on your volume levels, so if you’re blasting it and using the LEDs, expect lower numbers. The downside is that the battery takes five hours to fully charge.
The input panel on the back of the speaker houses connections for RCA, 3.5mm aux, and USB connections. As well as the dedicated mic and guitar inputs, which each have their own gain knobs directly above them.
Both inputs are a quarter-inch, so if you’re thinking of using an XLR mic, you’ll need to buy an adapter. There’s also an RCA output, and a left/right channel button for pairing up two of these speakers and powering what could become your eviction party.
Beneath the large metallic grille panel, the PartyBox 300 houses dual 6.5-inch woofers and dual 2.3-inch tweeters delivering a frequency range of 45Hz to 20kHz and a whopping 100-120 watts RMS. Let’s talk about volume for a second. The volume levels work in conjunction with your paired mobile device’s master volume, like most Bluetooth speakers. However, unlike most Bluetooth speakers, a reasonable everyday listening level for the PartyBox 300 is probably around 25 percent, maybe 40 percent if you really want to rock out.
That means the speaker has the capability to get PA-system loud, and you’d be better be ready for it—start off with your volume level at zero and raise it from there.
The JBL PartyBox 300 is a Bluetooth speaker for loud parties. It can blast music at very high volumes with insane bass response, and it has a mic and instrument input so you can sing karaoke or use it as an amp. Throw in the LED lights, and you’ve got yourself a good time. But if you’re just looking for the best Bluetooth speaker $450 can buy, this isn’t it. In this price range, we’re fans of the Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth, the JBL Boombox, and Audioengine’s A5+ Wireless.
For far less, you can still enjoy some serious power from JBL in the form of the Xtreme 2, which is waterproof and quite large—but large for a portable Bluetooth speaker, not large like a piece of furniture.
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