JBL Pulse 3 Vs JBL Xtreme – David vs Goliath

JBL Pulse 3 Vs JBL Xtreme – David vs Goliath


Alright, Well you asked for it so here it
is. JBL Pulse 3 vs the much larger JBL Xtreme. The Pulse 3 is the newest product in JBL’s
line up and the Extreme is the most expensive portable bluetooth speaker JBL has for sale. And a lot of people claim the JBL Extreme
is the best bluetooth speaker in its segment. So which is right for you? we’re about to
find out! don’t forget to like comment and subscribe
and you can watch my JBL Pulse 3 review video here after you’re done watching this video. I try to make my versus videos as fair as
possible by picking products in relatively the same price range. The JBL pulse 3 comes in two color ways, black
or white and retails for $199.95. just keep in mind the white version should be released
in September. The JBL Extreme retails for $299.95 and comes
in 3 color ways, Black, Blue Or Red. But i have seen the JBL Extreme on sale for
as low as $229 over at amazon. If you want to pick either of these speakers
up I’ll have links in the description below and I’ll keep them updated so you can get
the best deals possible. The JBL Extreme is not just JBL’s most expensive
portable bluetooth speaker its also their biggest. It absolutely dwarfs the Pulse 3 and the Charge
3. Its also twice as heavy as the pulse 3 weighing
in at 4.7 pounds or 2.1 kilos. The Pulse 3 weighs 2.1 pounds or 960 grams. The JBL Extreme is in the same weight class
as the Sony XB40. Just like the JBL Flip 4, and Charge 3 the
Xtreme is covered in a nylon mesh weave that makes it really rugged and it dosnt show that
many stains. The JBL Extreme also has the largest passive
radiators in JBL’s line up with a diameter of 63 millimeters which is like 2 and half
inches. The Extreme also has control buttons on top
that are identical to the Charge 3. you can play or pulse your music, skip a track, adjust
your volume, activate siri by pressing and holding the play button, and you’ve got
JBL’s connect button. One gripe i do have with JBL speakers is that
you can’t go back a track by triple pressing the play button like you can with other speakers. On the bottom of the Extreme you’ll notice
theres a battery gauge and on the back theres a zipper that houses 3 USB ports, one of which
is for servicing the Extreme and the other two can charge your devices like a phone or
a tablet. theres also an aux jack and a power port. The Extreme has rubber feet so you can rest
it flat on a table, but but if you must you can also stand it on its side. It even has some hooks and came included with
a vary nice quality strap so traveling with it can be a little easier. The JBL Pulse 3 has the same cylindrical design
as all of the other JBL speakers. It also has dual passive radiators with a
diameter of 45mm or 1.7 inches. The majority of the body is made out of really
hard plastic and the bottom portion which houses the 3 40mm transducers is covered in
the same nylon mesh weave as the Extreme. On the back you’ll also find a battery gauge
and the same buttons like the extreme which let you do the same things. Except, the pulse 3 has a JBL Connect Plus
button and theres a button so you cycle through the different lighting modes. And if you watched any of my other videos,
i really wish the buttons were textured. Under the rubber grommet you’ll also find
an AUX jack and a micro USB port for charging. Unfortunately you cant charge other devices
with the Pulse 3. When it comes to battery life obviously the
JBL Extreme will last longer than the Pulse 3 cause it has a 10,000 milliamp battery and
it dosnt have a light feature to power. JBL advertises a 15 hour battery life on the
Extreme but I’ve managed to squeeze out a little more than 17 hours of playback time
with the volume set at 50%. The Pulse 3 is rocking a 6,000 milliamp battery
and advertises a battery life of 12 hours. But in my testing with the volume set at 50%
and the brightness of the light feature set at 25% I’ve managed to squeeze out 13 hours
of playback time and with the light feature turned off I have managed to get 15 hours
of playback time. But the way these speakers are charged is
very different. You can charge the Pulse 3 with a micro USB
cable, but you have to charge the JBL extreme with the supplied power brick. If you take the pulse 3 to your friends house
you can use any of their micro usb cables to charge the speaker. On the other hand, if you take the JBL Extreme
with you somewhere you have to remember to take its charging cable. The Pulse 3 in this hypothetical situation
does get a connivance factor. If you’re going to be taking either of these
speakers with you somewhere just know that the JBL Extreme is splash proof. if it gets hit by a little bit of water it’ll
be just fine, but JBL has made it very clear that do not submerge it under water. But the JBL Pulse 3 is IPX 7 certified, you
can get it wet, submerge it under water and it’ll be just fine. It even floats and keeps playing music like
a boss. But even though the Pulse 3 might be a little
more resilient than the JBL Extreme just keep in mind you do run the risk of scratching
the plastic top if you’re too rough on it. But if portability and durability is a main
concern for you then you might be better off with the Pulse 3. When it comes to connectivity the JBL Pulse
3 is using bluetooth 4.2, it can be paired to multiple devices at the same time and it
has range of around 70 feet. It also does a great job of keeping a solid
connection between multiple walls in the house. The JBL Extreme is using bluetooth 4.1 and
you can also pair it to multiple devices at the same time. But i did notice the range is slightly shorter
at around 50 feet and it does struggle to keep a solid connection between multiple walls. But there is a quirk I want to point out about
the JBL Extreme. Every time a video starts theres a delay in
the audio like at the beginning of this clip. It isn’t latency like on the JBL Charge 3,
the audio and video sync up. Its not a big deal but i just thought you
should know. in person voice 8
Ok its sound quality time. Like I’ve said in past videos and I’ve
made a few… The JBL pulse 3 is a good sounding speaker. It has a good amount of bass to it, the mid
and highs are very clear, it has a wide soundstage with a good amount of depth, theres good instrument
separation, and very little raspiness distortion or tinniness at higher volumes. and its a
360 degree speaker that does a very good job of evenly blanketing an area. I have no complaints. The JBL Extreme’s sound profile is very
similar to the Pulse 3 but it has a lot more bass and it gets significantly louder, this
thing will rattle your walls. If your main priority is bass and loudness
then the JBL Extreme is the obvious choice. Its no wonder its called the JBL Extreme. Just keep in mind it only shoots out sound
through the front, and if you play music on the JBL Extreme while its plugged in you will
notice it will get a little louder and it’ll have a little more bass. Both of these speakers can also pair be paired
to other JBL Speakers but heres the catch. The JBL Extreme is using the older JBL Connect. it can only pair with other JBL speakers using
JBL Connect like the Charge 3, or pulse 2. The Pulse 3 is using JBL Connect Plus which
means it can only be paired to other JBL Connect Plus enabled speakers like the JBL Flip 4,
another Pulse 3, or future JBL products. I know it sucks, but technology has to evolve. If you plan on getting more JBL speakers in
the future then the Pulse 3 is the way to go. But if you just want to get one speaker and
you don’t have any plans to pair multiple speakers together then you’ll be fine with
the JBL Extreme. Both of these speakers connect to JBL’s
mobile app. Set up is easy and you can do things like
manage settings, check your battery status, and manage multiple speakers if you have them
paired together. You don’t really have to use it that often. But JBL’s app is a little different for
the Pulse 3. JBL’s connect app also allows you to play
with the light feature of your Pulse 3. For starters you can adjust the brightness
and obviously the brightness of the light feature will play a roll in the speaker’s
battery life. You can also cycle through the different light
settings. They all flash to the beat of your music but
they each do so a little differently. Theres wave, Jet, explosion, equalizer, Rave,
Rainbow, fire, and you can even make you’re own. And you can change the color of each setting
either through color matching with your camera or you can use the color wheel. And if you flip the Pulse 3 upside-down the
light feature will orient it self. Personally my favorite light setting is either
Jet or explosion, but I wish you could have more customization options like being able
to pair your own two colors together. But at the end of the day which is right for
you? If you want something a little smaller, a
little more portable, something thats IPX 7 certified then the Pulse 3 is right for
you. It sounds good, its great for personal listening
and it has no problem filling a room. And not to mention you get the best light
feature on the market. And it will be compatible with future JBL
products. But if you want something really loud with
a whole bunch of bass then the JBL Extreme is a good option. I would get the JBL extreme if it was just
going to live in my bed room. But just a heads I think there will be a new
JBL Extreme announced at the next CES. If you want to learn more about the JBL Pulse
3 I’ll have a link to its review in the description below.

46 comments on “JBL Pulse 3 Vs JBL Xtreme – David vs Goliath

  1. GYMCADDY Post author

    Hey, if neither the JBL Pulse 3 or the JBL Xtreme are big enough for you then watch my review on the new JBL BOOMBOX: https://youtu.be/Wdu5AxS6jUE

    Reply
  2. SpaghettiBalls Post author

    I don’t really care about jbl connect or jbl connect plus, I don’t think I could buy 2 jbl speakers just to pair them together unless one of my friends has a jbl speaker then I’ll mess with it

    Reply
  3. XVIII DDOG Post author

    I'm going to trade my Beats Studios² for the JBL Xtreme Speaker cause the headphones create fatigue in my ear an it rings for a few an it's annoying, but the speaker is louder, an also I was really surprised that is was a power bank to so when it hits March 13 2018 (My B-Day) an I'll trade my Beats Studios² for the JBL Xtreme Speaker, also I'll get my first iPhone 7 plus finally for fuck sake, also On my B-Day I'll turn 13 so yea my mom thought all kids turn responsible (Which I already am) when they turn 13 so yea… If you can you can say Happy B-Day on my Birthday so yea thanks if you do an one more thing…

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    Reply
  4. cookiesmac mac Post author

    I got the jbl pulse 3 as a gift and i hate the flashing lights. I cant figure out how to turn it off.

    Reply
  5. MEENA DIPLOMACY Post author

    Bro i like your…speakers mention.
    i wish to win giveaway..
    jbl extreme….
    bro its my desire..

    Reply
  6. Wolf Reviewing Post author

    why IS noone doing JBL EXTEREME 1 VS 2 BASS TEST?

    theres 1 video about it but noone else is wtf is there trying to hide here?

    Reply
  7. Nike Aka E Post author

    Dude your underrated you don’t have enough sub s man your one of the best reviewers I’ve seen come on people sub to this guy and man keep grinding you’ll get there man

    Reply
  8. David Malczewski Post author

    Thank you for your presentation,,,you are the only one who mention the pairing between all different JBL Product,,,grate review,,,

    Reply
  9. Goblins From Mars 1 hour Post author

    People says that Xtreme is IPX7 some says that its only splashproof now im confused WTF

    Reply

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