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JBL Portable Speaker For Your Formuler Z10

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.28 x 11.75 x 5.35 inches
  • Item Weight: 4.34 pounds
  • Item model number: JBLXTREME3BLKAM
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Best Sellers Rank: #39 in Portable Bluetooth Speakers #404 in MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Date First Available: November 18, 2020
  • Manufacturer: JBL
  • Country of Origin: USA


  • POWERFUL JBL ORIGINAL PRO SOUND: Four drivers and two JBL Bass Radiators effortlessly deliver dynamic, immersive sound with deep bass and plenty of detail. You'll get lost in the music wherever you are.
  • PORTABLE DESIGN: The included carrying strap with built-in bottle opener...

    User reviews

    Sound quality:Compared to the JBL Flip 5, highs are more detailed and male voices sound more natural. A single Xtreme 3 sounds much better than a pair of Flip 5 speakers in stereo. It sounds about the same as a Sonos Play:1Partyboost and app:It's easy to join multiple Xtreme 3 and Flip 5s in mono without using the appTo start a partyboost session, press the ♾ button on one speaker. The oval around the power and Bluetooth indicator will light up. Press the ♾ button on additional speakers to add them to the session, they will play a rising or falling tone to indicate success or failure. Additional speakers don't need to be paired with the same Bluetooth source device to join a sessionAs far as I know stereo mode is only accessible in the JBL connect app, which is slow and terribleCharging and USB C:The speaker comes with a surprisingly compact 60 watt USB-PD power supplyThe speaker has a charge out port, external devices can charge from either the USB A or USB C port. From my testing, charge out is limited to 5V/1AFrom my testing, it looks like the speaker can take power input at 5V/1.5A (7W) and at 20V/3A (60W), but in USB-PD mode it requires at least a 60 W chargerThe speaker charges at 7 watts from a good quality USB type A charger with an A-to-C cableThe speaker charges at the same rate from a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 charger, indicating it doesn't support QC3.0I wasn't able to charge the speaker from an Anker 30 or 45 watt USB-PD supply, the chargers went into overcurrent protection and shut downI was able to charge the speaker from a 65W Lenovo laptop power supply indicating it does support third party USB-PD chargers as long as they can supply 60 wattsNew logo design:I was put off by photos of the new branding with the huge "JBL" on the front of the speaker, but in real life I find it's subtler than the old red square branding
    This is my opinion about this speaker and there is no right or wrong but hopefully information that helps other people figure out if they are wiling to pay the price for what they will get (I think it is pricy three-fifty at the time of this review). Either this speaker is over-hyped or there was something wrong with mine. It had a good amount of bass (not low, but mid bass) and very poor mids. The highs were somewhat tinny sounding and a little hissy at much over 50 percent volume. Most vocals sounded like the singer was singing into a cup or soup can and there were many mid range sounds (keyboard, guitar, etc.) that you could barely hear ...they were very muffled. It sounded meh at best with club music, but rock, country, acoustic or any other music with emphasis on vocals, strings and keybaord instruments wasn't great. Ever listen to Van Halen and barely hear Eddie's guitar? How about Kenny Chesney sounding like he has a coffee cup in front of his mouth? Or, what about a very dull sounding ukulele with Iz singing Beautiful World? That isn't good my ears. I will admit that I am into sound and have had quality equipment (I played nice electric guitars through Marshall half stacks with tube heads and a lot of effects like Rockman-Scholz, Alesis, and listening to music with B&O H9i headphones, Focals in my HD, etc). That isn't meant to act like I'm better or have better audio abilities than anyone but is meant to give examples of fairly good quality audio products that I've used and like (yet no where near top of the line obviously). I prefer a warmer or richer sound and that's just what I like. It doesn't mean I'm right if it isn't what you like and prefer so my point is that it is fairly subjective. I like deep clean bass, warm vocals and clean realistic highs that aren't tinny or hissy sounding. The sound that I heard from the Xtreme 3 was a decent mid level bass punch for a portable speaker, but not low bass (as the specs say so it is to be expected), a very dull or muffled mid range and then a tinny sounding high with piercing and hissy extreme highs (at higher volume levels). Because of that, I couldn't recommend this speaker for many types of music. Maybe some club songs would be ok. I believe youtubers can easily mislead (or lie) even if they don't mean to. I watched many reviews and speaker comparisons but the problem with doing that is that it isn't known how the speakers were recorded and how the sound was processed for the video. I never saw the microphones used and they aren't in the videos when the speaker comparisons were played so where were they placed in relationship to the speaker(s) to record the sound ...what distance, what angle to the speakers, etc. After recording the sound, how much was the recorded sound processed (like people using photoshop and lightroom to process photos and make a photo look nothing like the real life view did). I'm not saying they did, but I could take a set of 5 thousand dollar speakers and a single portable speaker (like the Xtreme) and record both, use Audacity to modify the sounds recorded from each and make a video claiming that the Xtreme sounds better by using the modified sounds to 'prove' it. To add to that, what speakers are being used to listen to the comparisons (I used both my Bang & Olufsen H9i headphones and my computer's Logitech Z623 (nice affordable 2.1 computer speakers)? They'd have to be better audio quality than the speakers being tested in order to be able to reproduce the sound (example: you can't listen to a 35Hz sound that a video is making if your speaker can't go below 60Hz). How would you know that the speaker sounds warm if your speaker playing the video isn't capable of reproducing that warm sound? If you are looking for a speaker that is fairly portable this may serve you fine and you may love this speaker but honestly, I'd take my cheap little Bose Mini II SoundLink (4 years old) out to the pool before carrying this one since I don't need it too loud and the overall sound quality is richer sounding (less bass but better mids for general music) ...but if you were wanting loud, the Xtreme 3 blows it out of the water (no waterproof pun intended). It really comes down to your expectations and what you are willing to pay. If I had a max of three fifty to spend and wanted something this size or smaller I would probably get the first or second gen instead ..put the saved money towards more music or whatever (or a second speaker to pair together). I think that if the sound produced by either of those is great to you then it probably isn't enough better sound quality to justify getting the Xtreme 3 for the price difference. Without playing them side to side (like may videos), you probably wouldn't hear enough difference to justify the cost. Maybe there was an issue with the Xtreme 3 I received so take this all as my opinion and possibly a defective product (all manufacturers have occasional bad ones). If you already have an Xtreme 3 and love it, that's great and all that really matters. But for people trying to figure out which Xtreme generation to spend their hard earned money on, I would get one (or a pair) of the older ones over this 3rd gen. I will return this and try the Aiwa Exos-9 which is bigger but less money (of course, it sounds a lot better in youtube video comparisons, but I only take that for what it's worth ..wink, wink).
    WOW! WOW WOW WOW!!!Earlier this week I bought the Sony XB43. It had good reviews and is a bit less expensive. 15minuyes after receiving it from Amazon, went to kohl's to return it. Complete audio garbage. I have two Charge 3 speakers, those are both just amazing speakers. Should've known to just stick with JBL. Way more bass, and respectfully louder than the XB43. Audio is more crisp. It's just a way better speaker overall. Now if you want pretty flashing lights and don't care about audio quality, then go get the XB43.Seriously, this speaker is Xtreme.

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