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JBL Partybox 310 Review

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Critics hailed the JBL PartyBox 310, recommending it for parties, the outdoors, and music. They liked its customizable RGB lighting, wheeled water-resistant design, and amazingly loud output. Testers also loved its sound-balanced profile. However, it has a directional soundstage.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Top pundits hailed the JBL PartyBox 310, endorsing it for parties, music, and the outdoors. Reviewers at Crutchfield lauded its 32.2Hz to 19.1 kHz frequency response range and decent 3.74 dB standard error. It produced balanced audio with outstanding bass that will please EDM music and movie lovers. Reviewers at PCWorld loved its remarkably loud design, recording a very loud 104.4 dB maximum SPL and low 2.54 dB sound-compression DRC at the maximum volume. This speaker achieved an outstanding 17.1-hour battery life, and it supports stereo. Testers hailed its IPX4-rated water-resistant construction and app-based graphic EQ. Weighing 37.7 lbs during testing, this device is bulky, although it has wheels. The customizable RGB lights on this speaker impressed, however, it has no voice assistant or speakerphone functionality. It also has a high 5.96 dB directivity index, producing a narrow soundstage. Check out the JBL PartyBox 710 review for a wider soundstage. It has a so-so 110 ms iOS Bluetooth latency test and 165 ms Android latency.

Consensus

our Verdict

Critics hailed the JBL PartyBox 310, recommending it for parties, the outdoors, and music. They liked its customizable RGB lighting, wheeled water-resistant design, and amazingly loud output. Testers also loved its sound-balanced profile. However, it has a directional soundstage.

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding bass and mic/guitar inputs
  • Supports stereo
  • Balanced sound profile
  • Gets very loud and features low compression at high volume settings
  • Customizable RGB lights

Reason to Avoid

  • No voice assistant features
  • So-so Bluetooth latency
  • Narrow soundstage performance

JBL Partybox 310 Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life18 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Time3.5 hrs
SizeSize27" (h) x 12.8" (w) x 14.5" (d)
Smart AppSmart AppYes
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage240W
Wireless RangeWireless Rangen/a

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)17.1
Volume Output (dB)104.4
Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Top pundits hailed the JBL PartyBox 310, endorsing it for parties, music, and the outdoors. Reviewers at Crutchfield lauded its 32.2Hz to 19.1 kHz frequency…

Top pundits hailed the JBL PartyBox 310, endorsing it for parties, music, and the outdoors. Reviewers at Crutchfield lauded its 32.2Hz to 19.1 kHz frequency response range and decent 3.74 dB standard error. It produced balanced audio with outstanding bass that will please EDM music and movie lovers. Reviewers at PCWorld loved its remarkably loud design, recording a very loud 104.4 dB maximum SPL and low 2.54 dB sound-compression DRC at the maximum volume. This speaker achieved an outstanding 17.1-hour battery life, and it supports stereo. Testers hailed its IPX4-rated water-resistant construction and app-based graphic EQ. Weighing 37.7 lbs during testing, this device is bulky, although it has wheels. The customizable RGB lights on this speaker impressed, however, it has no voice assistant or speakerphone functionality. It also has a high 5.96 dB directivity index, producing a narrow soundstage. Check out the JBL PartyBox 710 review for a wider soundstage. It has a so-so 110 ms iOS Bluetooth latency test and 165 ms Android latency.

Unlike the JBL PartyBox 300, the JBL PartyBox 310 is IPX4-rated, boasts app-based RGB customization, and has wheels. However, the PartyBox 300 speaker has a…

Unlike the JBL PartyBox 300, the JBL PartyBox 310 is IPX4-rated, boasts app-based RGB customization, and has wheels. However, the PartyBox 300 speaker has a lower 0.33 dB DRC at the maximum volume, providing better audio quality at its highest volume than the JBL PartyBox 310, which has a 2.54 dB DRC. Our JBL PartyBox 300 review offers details about the PartyBox 300 speaker.

Producing deeper low-bass, the JBL PartyBox 310 is more suited to EDM and hip-hop music genres than the Bose S1 Pro System. It also has…

Producing deeper low-bass, the JBL PartyBox 310 is more suited to EDM and hip-hop music genres than the Bose S1 Pro System. It also has an IPX4 design that is more suitable for the outdoors than the S1 Pro System. However, the 15.4-lb S1 Pro is more portable than the 37.7-lbs PartyBox 310.

Featuring a lower 3.74 dB frequency response standard error, the JBL PartyBox 310 produces more balanced sounds than the Sony XP700, which has a 4.12…

Featuring a lower 3.74 dB frequency response standard error, the JBL PartyBox 310 produces more balanced sounds than the Sony XP700, which has a 4.12 dB standard error. It also achieves a louder 104.4 dB maximum SPL with a lower 2.54 dB DRC sound compression rate than the XP700, which has a 99.0 dB SPL and 3.39 dB DRC.

Battery Life

18 hrs

18 hrs

11 hrs

25 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

No

n/a

n/a

Charge Time

3.5 hrs

5 hrs

5 hrs

3 hrs

Size

27" (h) x 12.8" (w) x 14.5" (d)

13" (h) x 9.5" (w) x 11.2" (d)

27.28" (h) x 12.32" (w) x 14.44" (d)

Smart App

Yes

JBL PartyBox

Yes

Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water Resistant

Yes

No

n/a

Yes

Wattage

240W

240W

150W

110W

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Expert Score

83

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94

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True Score

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    Category Trust Rating

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    The JBL PartyBox 310 is good for music. It has a slightly boomy sound profile… read more

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