JBL upgrades its massive Boombox 3 Bluetooth speaker to a 3-way configuration
The latest model adds a racetrack-shaped subwoofer to pump up it’s the impressive low-end sound previous generations are famous for.
By James Barber
JBL announced plans at CES to release a third version of its largest portable Bluetooth speaker. The $500 Boombox 3 will feature an entirely new 3-way speaker system consisting of a racetrack-shaped subwoofer, two mid-range drivers, and two tweeters.
The latest iteration of the Boombox 3 promises deeper bass and even more powerful sound than previous models. At full charge to the Li-ion battery is expected to deliver an incredible 24 hours of playing time. The massive battery also allows the Boombox 3 to act as a power bank that can charge up to three mobile devices at once.
The speaker uses the latest Bluetooth 5.3 standard and can simultaneously connect two smartphones or tablets, allowing the devices to swap playback without changing the connection.
JBL’s PartyBoost feature allows you to pair the Boombox 3 with another compatible JBL speaker to create a stereo effect, or to connect to multiple PartyBoost-compatible speakers to spread the party around.
There’s an IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating, so the speaker can travel almost anywhere with you and survive a drop into the pool or a lake.
The Boombox 3 will come in black or camo colors, with a metal handle that has an orange silicone grip.
The previously reviewed JBL Boombox was 7.69 x 19.48 x 10.01 inches (HxWxD) and weighted 11.57 pounds. The new model looks to have similar dimensions.
Look for the JBL Boombox 3 to be available in summer 2022.