JBL Pulse 4 Review Can Help You Making the Decision


Topic: JBL Pulse 4 Review

The Verdict

Are you in search of a LED Bluetooth Speaker this JBL Pulse 4 might be a perfect choice for you? But you need to do a compromise on features. Indeed, if your main focus is on sound quality it won’t let you down and there will be no compromise.

Value For Money 4.8
Sound Quality 4.5
Battery Life4.2


  • Good Sound Quality.
  • Waterproof Build.
  • Impressive Design.
  • Good Quality.


  • Pricey.
  • Speaker Phone Is Not Available
  • No Auxillary Input.

Availabilty & Price

JBL Pulse 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 360-Degree LED Light show is available in two different colors i.e Black and White. At the time of writing this review the price in India is ₹ 15,999.


Design & Build Quality

Let’s get start of with What’s We Get In The Box?

  • Speaker
  • JBL branded Type C cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety sheet
  • Warranty card

In terms of size with comparing to the Pulse 3 there is an increase on it. With newer version most of the build come with a glass on all sides, except the top and bottom has a plastic built.

First thing first, we should discuss the physical highlights. To be sure, it include a decent piece of weight to it and it is around 1. 29 kg. Like I notice before it is go with acrylic or glass. It needs a tad bit of care whenever holding. In all actuality right now there isn’t of which dangerous yet an individual need to wind up being wary. Since with respect to its glass put it to utilize additionally another unique mark helpless.

To push out a precise 360 degree sound on the base there is a Passive Bass Radiator and on the top there lie a genuine driver. Well the bit of leeway with past age is that there is more space for the lights.


The first is for Volume Up and Down alongside Pause and Play, Bluetooth and Power Button. By squeezing the Play for twice you can skirt the melody yet there is approach to return. Along the edge of it there is a catch for a Party Boost. Finally, you will get a set up for a lightning impacts.

Bluetooth Performance

By rotating to the second side you will get a Power and Bluetooth Button.

Well, this most of the company are forcing their products to its latest technology. But, the this products is only rated with 4.2 Bluetooth version.

In terms of connectivity range, you can easily get upto 60 to 70 percent distance from where the speaker you placed.

Even playing a video on Android devices and Iphone, it doesn’t have any synchronizing issue.

Although I personally prefer at least 5.0 version. But the performance is really good.

JBL Pulse 4 Review: Battery Performance

Indeed the way the battery indicator looks are cool, but if it’s given in more detail it would’ve been great. Also, instead of old traditional charger we get an USB Type C for charging.

However to get fully juice up it could take upto 3.5 Hours. That’s not time consuming, because it’s equipped with a 7,260mAh of battery.

Coming to the power, the JBL claim that this Pulse 4 could last upto 12 Hours with a single full charge. But using at 50 to 70 percent it can last up 11 Hours. If the life of battery is a bit more than this it would be great.

By comparing with the price and the battery usage time im not convince at all. Because it is still same as the JBL Pulse 3, which you can get a lesser price.

The IPX7 Water Resistant

What does it really mean by IPX7?

It means that having a IPX7 certified it can submerged upto 1 metres deep for about 30 minutes.

In addition to this, if you drop accidentally into the water it does float as well. Even there is no flap to cover the USB port, even if it get expose to water there won’t be any problem.

The Other Features That You Can’t Miss

Rather than Connect+ JBL expose a new showcased called Party Boost. However, you can’t set with another loudspeaker that doesn’t possess a Party Increase features, that actually a downside.

Yet, something is certain if you possibly could get set upto 2 or even 3 having the particular same features. This can provide you with a good amazing stereo audio without any gaps.

Furthermore, you get a personalization for lightning. When it comes to lightning features this can’t beat any kind of. This cycles comes in five presets.

Here are the presets:

Religious, Campfire, Equalizer. Influx, and Custom (In custom mode you are able to change the path of LED’s glowing too in Exactly how Many Ways? )

To customize the particular lightning features you need to modify with the app. Yet the feature associated with camera has actually an interesting customization.

Exactly what I mean will certainly be that, a person are able to beautify within the technique you wanted.

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In addition it helps a lot if you want co-ordinating beautify indeed features really accurate.

Actually a person may customize the specific lighting as nicely. Nevertheless , you can’t continue back for factory resets.

JBL Pulse 4 Audio Quality

I do admit that the previous version wasn’t great perform when it come to the quality of the sound.

But these are LED lights speaker. However with the new version is really good with leaving some of the features behind.

Well the LED light shines very well, if not the priority. Then continue reading the review below to find out the quality of the sound. As well as it can really can steal the deal or not.

The Bass:

Let’s get started with the Bass. Well comparing with the size and the amount of bass it produce are shocking and amazing. But not that amount of bass like Sub-Woofers has that can shock the table.

But for Bluetooth Speaker, this thing sounds really good. Even though there is huge amount of Bass and surprisingly there is no muddiness with the mid range. With the amount of Bass supplement it will give you the best experience.

The Mids:

Just how mid-range works is in fact impressive and do the justice to it. The fact that innovative and mid-range end result is absolutely splendid.

Without a doubt, this will be rather than an immediate taking pictures speaker, the loudspeaker is top taking pictures speaker.

For this reason right now there is a much less chance that would fill the actual room.


Going to the mutilation, in any event, occupying the stay with sound you won’t get the irritating bending sound. In light of that is its make it ideal for a solitary sma room or to even enormous.

Yet, it does loses it accentuation on the off chance that you move starting with one then onto the next room.

Indeed, that is may be a direct result of its top terminating speaker. Be that as it may, setting this to the ground it can even convey more sound to the encompassing.

Keeping a side, if the drivers arrangement is inside the speaker it would be incredible

The Highs:

As far as the high frequencies, in any event, playing at greatest volume there is no sharpness and rough in the quality.

For me this compact Bluetooth Speaker do truly equity. General, the JBL Pulse 4 is really that great.

Also, honestly, this speaker may stun and intrigue you. Well this specific is an exemplary incredible quality speaker.

Last but not the least it also has a features call a 360°. Which means that by placing the speaker at type of position or walking around the distribution of music that provide is really the same.

JBL Pulse 4 Specifications

Weight (kgs)1.26
Dimensions (cm) 9.6 x 9.6 x 20.7 Cm
Bluetooth Transmitter Power≤10dBm
Bluetooth Transmitter Frequency Range2.402 – 2.480GHz
2.4GHz SRD Frequency Range 2.407 – 2.475GHz
Bluetooth Transmitter ModulationGFSK, π/4 – DQPSK, 8DPSK
Maximum Music Playing Time(hrs) 12 Hours
Bluetooth version
4 2
Battery capacity (mAh)
7,260 mAh
Charging Time (hrs) 3.5 Hours
3.5 mm Audio Cable InputNo
Output Power (W)20
Auto-power offYes
Voice Assistant IntegrationNo

Missing Features:

There are some handy missing features as well. However, the absence features are generally found on other Bluetooth Speakers as well.

Let’s begin with Voice Assistant, which means you can’t use either Siri or Google. In addition to this there is no option for microphone as well.

This lead into an accessible for speakerphone. Along with this you will port for Aux, for connection only Bluetooth is available Final Words

The JBL Pulse 4 360 Degree Bluetooth Speaker is really lack in terms of features. Some may be deterred from purchasing but some may not.

But one thing is that if you are good with the missing features.This is a good buy.

Final Words

This Speaker is still well functioning and no doubt about that. In terms of audio, there’s no sacrifice on it and indeed it really sound goods.

But if you’re a user of the Pulse series, you might have an idea of how the Pulse 3 performance.

There’s no denying fact that JBL Pulse 2 from 3 there was huge improvement on it.

But here from 3 to 4 there is nothing much improvement on it. Well, you might think Which is better JBL pulse 3 or 4? The Ans might be both are good Bluetooth Speaker with an amazing light effect.

But there is a twist on it, If you are user of Pulse 3 and wanted upgrade to the newer version I thinks it’s better not to upgrade. Why? Because it doesn’t worth the money to upgrade.

But if you are a new user and wanted to buy and Pulse series. I should personally recommend you go to for this one.

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