JBL PartyBox Encore Essential Portable Party Speaker

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Model: JBLPBENCOREESSAM UPC: 050036388856 Item: 177683

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Your grab & go party.

The portable JBL PartyBox Encore Essential speaker gives you 6 hours of non-stop fun. With an easy grab-and-go handle and splash-proof design, you can always take the party with you. Dancing on the beach? Chilling by the pool? Keep the music pumping anywhere with amazing JBL Original Pro Sound and deep bass. Let the cool built-in light show set the mood, or use True Wireless Stereo technology to pair up speakers for an even bigger sound. You're always in control with the PartyBox app, which lets you customize your music and light show colors to create the perfect vibe. 

Features:

  • Amazing JBL Original Pro Sound
  • A light show that syncs to the beat
  • 6 hours of playtime
  • IPX4 splash-proof
  • Wired mic input (microphone sold separately)
  • Pair your speakers for an even bigger sound
  • PartyBox app
  • Multisource playback

Amazing JBL Original Pro Sound

Nothing beats amazing JBL Original Pro Sound with deep bass.

A light show that syncs to the beat

The dynamic light show delivers with a fun ring light and a cool strobe effect that syncs to the beat of your music.

6 hours of playtime

No plug? No problem. The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential keeps the party going wherever you are with up to 6 hours of playtime.

IPX4 splash-proof

Dancing on the beach? Party by the pool? The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential is IPX4 splash-proof so you never have to worry about the party getting too wet or wild.

Wired mic input

Step into the spotlight. Turn any party into a karaoke party with a wired mic input.

Pair your speakers for even bigger sound

One JBL PartyBox not enough? Pair two speakers wirelessly with True Wireless Stereo (TWS) technology for an even bigger, bolder sound.

PartyBox app

The JBL PartyBox app makes it easier than ever to control your music, update settings, and customize the colors of your light show for the perfect party vibe.

Multisource playback

Stream your tunes wirelessly via Bluetooth, and connect a USB stick or plugin with an aux cable. The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential offers ultimate adaptability for your music.

Specifications

Specifications

  • General
    • Model No.: JBL PartyBox Encore Essential
    • Transducers: 1 x 5.25-inch woofer, 2 x 1.75-inch tweeter
    • Output power: 100W RMS
    • Power input: 100-240 Vac/50/60Hz
    • Frequency response: 50Hz - 20kHz @ -6dB
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
    • Battery type: Li-ion polymer 17.76 Wh (equivalent to 3.7V 4800mAh)
    • Battery charge time: 3.5 hours
    • Music playtime: up to 6 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)
  • USB Specification
    • USB format: FAT16, FAT32
    • USB file format: .mp3, .wma, .wav
    • USB charge out: 5V/0.5A (maximum)
    • Cable type: AC power cable
    • Cable length: 2000mm/78.7"
  • Wireless Specification
    • Bluetooth version: 5.1
    • Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
    • Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
    • Bluetooth transmitter power: ≤15dBm (EIRP)
    • Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, Π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • Product Dimensions
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 10.87" x 12.87" x 11.54"
    • Net Weight: 13.00 lbs
  • Packaging Dimensions
    • Packaging Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.58" x 13.94" x 12.83"
    • Gross Weight: 16.03 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • 1x JBL PartyBox Encore Essential
  • AC power cord (AC plug and Quantity varies by region)
  • 1x Quick Start Guide
  • 1x Safety Sheet

Reviews

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Customer Reviews for JBL PartyBox Encore Essential Portable Party Speaker

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Rated 4 out of 5
Great mobile speaker!
This speaker fits very well into the product line between true smaller sizes portable speakers, larger portable “boom boxes” and significantly larger semi-pro loud speakers. Plenty of volume, three powerful bass modes, light show options controllable from an app, a karaoke mode with mic jack, all in a rechargeable package that is perfect for indoor and outdoor parties. This may be my favorite speaker for it’s size, features, and price point.
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May 26, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing Sound and Quality!!
Upon arrival I quickly opened the JBL Party Box Encore Essential. I found the product to be very well packaged and protected by large styrofoam pieces and a protective plastic type bag. The unit has good documentation and a simple yet informative startup guide. The package comes with the Party Box itself, a charging cable, and detailed setup instructions. The unit is shown on the box and some websites with a microphone (for PA or karaoke type activites) but it must be purchased separately as the ESSENTIAL model does not include the microphone but I believe the regular Party Box Encore does comes with a wireless microphone.

The unit comes partially charged but I removed the weatherproof/splash proof cover to reveal the charging port and gave it a full charge. The full charge took around 2 hours but this charge easily gives you a full 6 hours PLUS of playback at any volume or light show setting!

The Party Box includes the Bluetooth Quick Connect feature so it quickly detects any 'area' active Bluetooth connection for input and mates effortlessly! Upon connection to an audio source either wireless (or wired port in rear/USB or Aux In) the unit comes alive with the famous sound quality that JBL is so famous for producing! I love the JBL Powerful Bass Boost feature which easily takes any party or boat outing/swim party to the next level. The Pro Sound (full 100W) has very crisp highs and amazingly LOW bass for such a small unit.

The unit also has an active light show that syncs to the music and has several settings from a solid type show to a flashy party style multi color mode. Unit is also Splash Proof for those boating or poolside activities that get wild... no it will not withstand being thrown IN the POOL but is not phased by an occasional splash. The ports in the rear (pictured) that are vulnerable even have nice weatherproof covers to keep the moisture and sand out of the unit!

Another great feature which I have not utilized is the ability to 'bridge' 2 of these units together. If you should happen to have 2 of the units you can connect them for a truly incredible sound experience in stereo so to speak.

The unit is portable and lightweight with a rubber gripped handle for easy transportation. The top control panel offers the ON/OFF Button, Light Show Customization Setting Button, Bass Boost button, Blue Tooth pairing button and a convenient rotary type volume control. You can control volume either on the unit or from whatever source you have connected!

In summary this JBL unit lives up to the reputation for famous sound quality and reliable fun for any occasion. Our family has enjoyed the unit for a month and absolutely love it! We have not really found any 'cons' to the unit. It charges, booms, and just works for all the activities we have used it for! We even use it in our basement or around the house to make our time at home more enjoyable as well. One of the best products we have purchased that JBL produces!
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May 20, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Everyday is a Party w JBL Partybox Encore Essentl
Everywhere I take this box, it is a PARTY! Excellent sound, synchronized lights, Bluetooth connectivity (5.1), excellent bass/volume, and the ability to add dj sounds via the app. It is lightweight, and the right size to take to the pool, beach, or just listen to it at the house. The built in sturdy handle makes it easy to transport. It truly can be your only music source. If you wish to expand it by buying multiple JBL Partyboxes…you can! I also have bought the microphone and have taken to car show events where I am able to make announcements. Karaoke is a possibility too. The app that one can download supports google and Apple. From the app you can pair two speakers together, apply sound effects (dog barks/claps etc), adjust Equalizer, select light show patterns/colors and control karaoke. Super Cool Stuff! It is splashproof IPX4 rated and the built in battery lasts about 6 hours. Mine has gone to 6.5hrs before. Size is perfect too to transport around. It only weighs 13 lbs and about 11’’Wx12”Hx16”D. It truly has big sound that is clear and loud without being harsh. It is a true JBL sound that I appreciate. If you dont want to stream music from your phone for fear of running down the battery on the phone, there is a plug in USB that will charge it while the phone plays. You can also avoid this issue all together and use a flash drive that plugs into the rear of the unit. If that isn’t enough, JBL even gave the option for a 3.5mm stereo plug so you can play from ANY device you wish. Brilliant! The speaker is a 5 1/4” woofer with 2x 1 3/4” tweeters but with 100RMS of pure amplified power. It is hard to overpower this unit. It sounds fantastic all the way through the end of the volume curve. What more is there to like? Just buy the darn thing, it is a bargain for a unit that literally can do it all for most needs.
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May 19, 2022
Originally posted at
JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Better than expected
Requested this because I wanted decent music player to use outside by the pool. I've used other JBL wireless speakers for this purpose and I've always felt that I wanted a little bit more volume and bass than they were able to provide.
When the party box arrived, I was immediately impressed by how substantial it was. It appeared solidly-built and had a good weight to it. Not too heavy, but it let you know that there was a serious speaker inside. I couldn't wait to turn it on. It quickly paired with my phone via Bluetooth and the music started pouring out. This thing really blew me away. All the volume you could ask for along with tight bass. To raise the bar a little bit more, the front of the speaker lights up with an adjustable array of light that circles the speaker cone. Very cool Extra Touch in my opinion. I took it outside play sit next to the pool and walked across the yard to hear how loud it was. As I turned the volume up I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to max this thing out without having the police called.
This thing was stylish and a monster at the same time. I found myself playing all different types of music just to hear how good this thing really was.. and it is that good. If you're looking for a Wireless speaker to take you to the next level, this is for you. I failed to mention it has a nice carry handle integrated into the top of the speaker making it very easy to pick up and move around. This thing would be great for tailgates, the beach, the pool or any other outdoor activity. In fact I use it in my house quite a bit as my main music source because I like the lights so much. No going wrong with this one. JBL continues to impress me with it's audio products. I would definitely recommend this highly to just about anyone looking for a substantial boombox.
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May 19, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Crispy, punchy sound perfect for outdoor events
I used the product in my apartment and at an outdoor party where several people were spread out across a street. The product was used to play music as well as audio for a video. The speaker was used alone, so TWS was never used.
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May 16, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Another great portable speaker from JBL!!!
Such a great product, with features you wouldn't expect from a portable speaker. I was initially worried about the size of the speaker but was pleasantly surprised about the size, weight and craftsmanship. This is a well made speaker that redefines its purpose. The microphone input and TWS capability was perfect when needing to make announcements during outdoor gatherings. The weight distribution is slightly off balance when grabbing the top handle but barely noticeable.
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May 15, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome "little" speaker!
I think this is a winner in the party-box field! I have not had enough time to really talk about durability, but it certainly blasts the expected JBL volume, base and clarity I expect! It has all the features of the larger boxes with Bluetooth, Karaoke Mic input, aux input, etc. The one thing I really hate about MOST of these things is the silly LED lights on the speaker, so I was glad to see these can be changed and turned off! My son used it on battery while washing his car one day and another day while working on his truck and the power lasted for hors without issue. I also like that it CAN be used on AC power.
It quickly and easily and connected to my phone via Bluetooth, the sound was HUGE and crystal clear. This beats the (sometimes more expensive off-brand party speakers hands-down
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May 14, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely in love with this speaker!!
I am absolutely in love with this speaker! It is a party box basically cut in half and can produce the same amount of sound so it is definitely more convenient to bring around and really make your party “on the go”. The sound quality is astounding and the light show is always a sick bonus! I brought it to the football field to see how well it sounds outside in an open environment and people were telling me they can hear the music from the 2 fields away and they were extremely impressed to say the least. Next spot is the beach for a beach party! Overall an amazing speaker! It also has a microphone jack so lets see how my next karaoke night will go!
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May 12, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Let the Bass Drop!
Wow! this speaker is amazing! Music with deep bass sounds super clear and punchy without distorting clarity. The best part about it is that you can download the Partybox app and update how deep you want the bass to sound; customizations on this speaker are awesome. The light patterns can be adjusted however you'd like or if you decide that the light show is not you're taste, you can turn them off. So far, I've been setting up my speaker in my living room, bedroom and outside out in the yard. The handle at the top makes it so much easier to move around and the handle itself blends in nicely withing the speaker. The gloss trim around some of the edges makes this really nice to have displayed. I do have to say, my favorite part about this speaker is it's amazing sound clarity and punchy deep bass. I can't wait to show it off at my next family gathering this summer!
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May 12, 2022
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JBL
Rated 5 out of 5
Quality sound delivered through an efficient box
To begin, battery life is exceptional, built quality superv, and we alk know the sound jbl always delivers. Find myself carrying this everywhere inbthe house, backyard, garage, pool, and in the car. Will need to get a couple of more. The base and connectivity always consumer driven. Nice to see that quality has not changed even after the world is seeing cuts in every direction.
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May 11, 2022
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