JBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and Deep Bass, IP67 Waterproof, 15 Hours of Playtime, Powerbank, PartyBoost for Multi-speaker Pairing (Black)

Regular price $566.35

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SKU: E-42293

Category: Bluetooth speakers, New Arrivals, Featured Product

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  • 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 makes it easy to bring your speaker wherever you go.
  • 15 HOURS OF PLAYTIME: The fun doesn't have to stop. Packed with an incredible 15 hours of battery life, JBL Xtreme 3 lets you party all day and into the night.
  • WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING: Wirelessly stream music from your phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • IP67 WATERPROOF AND DUSTPROOF: To the pool. To the park. In the shower. JBL Xtreme 3 is fully waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere.

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
Product Dimensions5.28 x 11.75 x 5.35 inches
Item Weight4.34 pounds
Country of OriginUSA
Item model numberJBLXTREME3BLKAM
Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableNovember 18, 2020
AvailabilitySold Out
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on January 21, 2023
Overall I like these speakers. They sound good. Plenty of volume and base. I like the strap and the hooks. Feels like good quality - mostly. This is my first time trying JBL speakers, and unfortunately, I ran into a bad batch of audio jacks. My first Extreme 3 was perfect; but I also got a Boombox 3 at the same time, and I the audio jack was too loose to hold. I exchanged the Boombox 3 for another, and it had the same issue. So I returned that, and got a second Extreme 3 - and unfortunately it also has a loose audio jack. However, the jack holds just well enough that I decided to keep it. For me, the audio jack is a critical feature. One of the main reasons I got this speaker was to see if PartyBoost would work as a whole-house audio system. Unfortunately, it doesn't. It's extremely sensitive to interference. If you put the speakers in separate rooms, the sound like drops out and sounds staticy; and if you get too close to one of the speakers, it gets worse, and in some cases the sound completely stops. In fact, even in a single room, the speakers have to be pretty close without stuff or people passing in between. In fairness, I never read or heard that PartyBoost would work across rooms (and I figured it probably wouldn't); and I think all they say about it are meaningless things like "amp up your party" and "take your party to the next level". I suppose those are literally true in the sense that the volume increases. So, aside from the stereo feature, which I don't care about and didn't try, this is almost a useless feature. So, since it has two major features which I consider to be somewhat defective, I'm only giving it 4 stars, so that the reader is aware that something is probably not as expected with this speaker, as advertised. However, so far, other than the audio jack and PartyBoost, I am quite satisfied with this speaker. I haven't tried a ton of other BT speakers, but I have tried a couple of good ones, so I'll tell you how it compares. First, is my last speaker, which was the Soundcore Motion Boom. That speaker is basically like a direct competitor, and it sounds decent, but it does drop or flattens some of the sound detail. I think the Extreme 3 sounds better, but not so much better that it's obviously worth the increase in price. The Motion Boom is currently going for $85, and I think I paid like $120 when I got it, but the Xtreme 3 is currently going for $380. (Also just realized I been spelling it wrong this whole time.) But, the JBL has a few additional features. 1) Tweaters. 2) Audio Jack! 3) Anchor hooks. 4) Carrying strap. (And I guess technically PartyBoost.) But, the Xtreme 3 doesn't have a nice handle like the Motion Boom does; and I kind of think the round, rolly body of the JBL is kind of a bad thing; whereas the Motion Boom has a rectangular body that won't roll away so easily. I kind of wish they both had a handle and carrying strap, so its kind of a trade-off; but I do think the anchor points on the Xtreme 3 are a little more flexible. I can just attach a handle, if I can find/fashion one. I could also do that with the Motion Boom (and I did), but it's more awkward, since the handle is basically a wide tube. The other speaker I can kind-of compare it to is the Sony SRSX5, which is a much older speaker; and it's been a couple of years since I had it; but I remember it sounding very nice. Well, I think the Xtreme 3 is probably just as nice, except a couple of small differences. I think the Xtreme 3 is probably a little more punchy (as the Motion Boom is) and I suspect that's because of their outdoorsy, waterproofy design. Also, the SRSX5 is kind of bass heavy, and has a more mellow sound, which I kind of didn't like about it. But either way, I think some people might prefer either sound over the other; so they're about the same in my opinion. Other than that, the SRSX5 and Xtreme 3 are not really comparable, because they're different sizes, and the SRSX5 is not designed to be an outdoors speaker. They're designed for different environments. But I think the sound comparison is still relevant and valuable. In many settings, I think they'll have similar sound abilities. I would think the Xtreme 3 could get louder than the SRSX5, since it is bigger; but honestly, I don't know. I guess another thing I can compare on these 3 speakers is quality and durability; and overall they all seem like good quality, durable devices; with the exception of that one Xtreme 3 with the loose audio jack; and unfortunately, since I found 3 JBL 3-series speakers with such loose audio jacks, that casts some doubt about the quality of the JBL brand; especially in $300-$500 speakers.
Reviewed on July 17, 2023
Great speaker! A friend had a JBL Extreme 2. I bought the latest Extreme 3 and I just love this speaker! It’s portable and loud for its size but it delivers a high quality sound. I’ve had a lot of speakers in my lifetime and this one is my favorite. I take it to the beach, on the boat and I use it around the house. Bluetooth makes it easy to link with my iPhone and this speaker also has the ability to link with other speakers although I don’t use that feature. Awesome speaker!
Reviewed on July 02, 2023
Can get very loud, and has high quality audio. Very nice bass and acoustics. The shoulder strap is well crafted and sturdy. A bit bulky, but to be expected with the size of the speakers, subwoofers, and battery bank inside. The party boost function is nice paired with my Charge 5, though the Xtreme 3 has to get quieter so the charge 5 can keep up (done automatically by the software) which isn’t great, but multi speaker functionality is very nice. I love that I can control the Xtreme 3 with my Apple Watch (I use Spotify) since I use it for my delivery van often, that way I’m not getting dinged for distracted driving when I want to turn up the volume or change the song
Reviewed on July 06, 2023
The JBL Xtreme 3 is a great sound box. I saw someone with it at the beach and the sound is amazing. It's Bluetooth but you can also use a regular 3.5mm male-to-male cable. Charging port is USB-C and only takes approx a couple hours from being fully drained. I didn't experience any sound degradation, quality or volume, when the battery was low (actually ran it till the shut off due to the drained battery and didn't even realize it since the quality was so good till the end). There's a light that shows you how much battery is left (red if about the drain completely, which I wasn't paying attention to). Highly recommend!
Reviewed on August 01, 2023
I love this JBL Speaker for the very first minutes I started to use it very easy to use The sound is incredible but most important vocal loud and clear. My previous one was Bose and honestly JBL is much much better I give up Bose .