JBL XTREME Splashproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black

  • Model #: JBLXTREMEBLKUS
  • Web Code: 10393238
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$329.99
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Overview

Dance to the beat indoors and out with the JBL Xtreme portable Bluetooth speaker. Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to enjoy powerful stereo sound via 4 active transducers and dual external passive radiators. The splashproof design makes it perfect for outdoor use, while the reliable battery delivers up to 15 hours of playtime.

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Listen wirelessly anywhere
  • Bluetooth technology lets you wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones, tablets, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices so you and your friends can take turns streaming classic rock hits, upbeat dance tunes, or the latest pop tracks.
  • Build your own ecosystem with JBL Connect and connect multiple JBL speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
  • The rugged, splashproof design makes the Xtreme the perfect companion for pool parties, camping trips, and dances in the rain.
Charge endlessly
  • The built-in USB port lets you charge up your portable devices to keep you connected when at the beach or on the trail.
  • Boasting a high-capacity rechargeable 10,000mAh lithium-ion battery, this speaker can pump out up to 15 hours of music to keep the party going all day (and night) long.
Exquisite sound in the palm of your hand
  • Four active transducers and twin bass radiators create deep, accurate bass and rich, punchy sound. Your playlists will sound so captivating, you won't be able to stop busting moves.
  • The noise- and echo-cancelling speakerphone offers crisp, clear conversation, while allowing you to answer calls without skipping a beat.

What's in the Box?

  • JBL XTREME
  • Power Adaptor
  • Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Sheet
  • Warranty Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Connectivity & Media
  • Type
    Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Colour
    Black
  • Primary Wireless Connection
    Bluetooth
  • Network Capable
    Yes
  • NFC Ready
    No
  • Satellite Radio
    No
  • DLNA Certified
    No
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • 3.5 mm Auxiliary Input
    None
  • USB Input
    2 - Back
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
    None
  • Speaker Features
  • Total System Power (Peak)
    40 W
  • Frequency Response
    70 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity
    80 dB
  • Shielded Speakers
    No
  • Speakerphone
    Yes
  • Display
  • Display Type
    None
  • Clock
    No
  • Alarm Clock
    No
  • Power
  • Power Source
    Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Approximate Battery Life
    15 Hours
  • Device Charging
    Yes
  • Physical Features
  • Shockproof
    0 m
  • Splashproof
    Yes
  • Waterproof
    0 m
  • Width
    28.3 cm
  • Height
    12.6 cm
  • Depth
    12.2 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    11.14 in
  • Height (Inches)
    4.96 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    4.8 in
  • Weight
    2.11 kg
  • Remote Control
    No
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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4.8 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 98%

637 Reviews

Critical 1%

8 Reviews

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  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Battery won't last longer past the 1-year warranty period

I got this speaker in Dec 2016. I was really happy with the sound and battery life. Took good care of it. Used it most of the time indoors. There is only an issue with some hiccups when connected via Bluetooth every now and then. After a year and half, the battery had started draining very fast in 15-20 mins when in used. So, I contacted JBL and they directed me to Erikson Consumer, which is their distributor in Canada, Erikson says because it is already past 1-year they cannot do anything for the speaker, not even give advice on how the issue can be fixed. I contacted back to JBL support, and they said the same thing. Nothing can be done on their side. This is unfortunate, as they will not give any solution for the short life of their batteries for a speaker in this price level. So now I have a piece of furniture that has to be plugged in every time I have to use it. So the premium paid for a wireless speaker is gone now. I would recommend for you to look into other brands with a much better customer support than JBL or Harman Kardon, as they will not care about their faulty products.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Wicked speaker

We just bought this a couple weeks ago. The sound is amazing. We have it outside on our deck and we use it all the time. For the money and the other products in this range, we know this is the best product. The Bluetooth hooks up immediately. I love the strap to carry it any way you want. It is so easy to use. I had no idea what I was buying. And now I feel I lucked out with his product.


  • from Richmondhill, ON
1.0

It's Battery has problem

I've bought it 1.5 years ago, the first year was amazing and the sound was perfect, still I have no problem with the sound honestly, but the battery is too bad, it cant keep charge itself for even 1 hour, and It can't charge complete itself, absolutely it will work with cable but it's not rational, assume you gonna listen in with your friend in the best mood in camping or beach and it won't work anymore, that's too bad .even I've called to JBL for supporting but they told because it passed one year they won't cover it anymore, even they won't repair it for me. so I really disappointed, now and I think I should throw it out I believe and buy a new one obviously another brand not JBL for ever


  • from Montreal, QC
1.0

Overpriced

I checked the JBL original website and the price should be almost 25 dollars less , and that includes the official currency conversion. Everything is overpriced in this country, including the bluetooth speakers now. RIDICULOUS!


  • from Regina, Saskatchewan
5.0

Excellent speaker compared to the others

I'm a techie, and I also love hip hop. I should work for Harmon/JBL's research and development team because of the amount of research I put into bluetooth speakers before purchasing is astonishing. I am very happy with my JBL Xtreme. Again, primarily listing to hip hop and it gets the job done. No, it's not going to rattle your house down. It does not compare to my home stereo. But it's not supposed to, as far as bluetooth speakers go, this one reproduces the bass far better than anything else in or below its price range. Unfortunately my galaxy s7 has a terrible sound processor so the highs are a bit crackly, but friends with iPhone's have had excellent highs and lows playing through my JBL. Originally I was sold on the Charge 3, but it's sound simply cannot compare to the Xtreme. My girlfriend was upset when I told her the price, but it was my 30th birthday present to myself... Will NOT be returning this. Looking forward to many years of excellent portable, indoor/outdoor audio.


  • from Sudbury, ON
5.0

JBL Xtreme rechargeable speaker.

Love this speaker. I was going to buy a Bose Revolve, but glad I bought this. I own other Bose products and they are great, but bought this after reading reviews of both. Very satisfied with my purchase. I will probably buy a second one.


  • from smiths falls
5.0

Sweet sound

I love my new speaker! I have owned it a few months now with only one complaint that it cuts out once and while, not a big deal for me.


  • from Toronto
5.0

Great

I got this 2 days ago .perfect price for a great sounds . :) im lovin it . better than ue megaboom bt speaker..


  • from East York, ON
5.0

Great sound for a portable speaker

Sold a sound bar and needed a portable solution that could fill a room without overwhelming it. The JBL Xtreme was the perfect solution. I had my eye on several of the UE portable speakers but when I listened to them at Best Buy, the sound was horrible. Then I listened to the Xtreme and I was immediately blown away, particularly by the bass response. The high end is a little less pronounced than the bass, but the highs can be tweaked through an equalizer app. Overall, the sound is clear, deep, and rich for all kinds of music. Sounds great with Rock, Pop, Rap, and Jazz. My wife listens to jazz and was blown away by the speaker. Happy wife, happy life!


  • from Mississauga, ON
1.0

Battery issues

Received this unit from Best Buy and started having issues with the battery. It will drop to zero very quickly from 3 dots and jump back up to three dots when plugged - only to drop back down after 5 minutes of using again. Faulty battery indicator and JBL wants me to pay to ship this heavy item back to them for a replacement. Sub-par warrenty Value is rated low because I have to pay 1/4 of the price of the product just to ship it back for warranty. That destroys the value


  • from Vancouver
5.0

Best system for your money

Bought this for my condo for DJing a party for good sound but not too much bass to upset the neighbors. This little speaker fills the whole 700 sq foot space for a party perfectly. I love the USB for charging two phones at the same time and battery life is amazing. I get a full day out of a charge. Waterproof so safe at the beach, by the tub. Synch my iPad to it for amazing sounding movies in bed or camping. I direct music videos and use it for the sound monitor for the artists performing and it works very well because it's so small. Only negative is when connecting a second Bluetooth device, the system would power off randomly. Firmware update with the mobile app helped this, but the system does not do well if multiple devices are simultaneously connected to it via Bluetooth. A bit annoying having to disconnect my phone which automatically connects to the speaker of my girlfriend wants to connect etc.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

It's Beyond Expectation.

I was looking for a portable Sound Box with good quality. It is awesome and beyond my expectation. Bass is really good. No question of Sound Quality. I am happy.


  • from Windsor, ON
5.0

JBL BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

THIS SPEAKER ROCKS I WOULD RECOMMEND IT


  • from Sarnia, ON
5.0

Added a 2nd Paired JBL Exrreme....and here's the result

Purchased my first JBL Extreme in Nov (you can go back and read my review)....and wondered if a 2nd unit paired would be even better. I Picked up a 2nd unit Dec 30 and paired it. The difference was definitly better. I downloaded the JBL Connect app to my IPad, updated the software in both units, then chose the 'Stereo Mode' instead of the 'Party Mode.' Let me just say the difference is 100 percent better. Each speaker plays one side of the stereo, just like on a big unit. Sounds amazing in my living room. My advice is go with the 2 JBL Extremes, sound this good in portable units I thought never could be.


  • from London, Ontario
5.0

Great bass but expensive system

Pretty decent system.. great bass for a little speaker system. Sound quality is great but system is a bit pricey... way better than the cheaper jbl systems.. so i guess its worth the money. Although its not waterproof like the cheaper jbl systems.. its still worth getting this system because the bass does pound for such a little system. Bluetooth and portable... not bad.


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
5.0

JBL extreme

Just bought this speaker. It is a great portable speaker that is loud enough for the things I do. I take it with me to play music in dance studios of various sizes. You can get more portable but the sound will be lacking. You can get better sound but as of 2016 Dec., whatever that sounds louder and better will not be as portable or be in the same price range.


  • from Calgary , AB
4.0

Good buy !

I have been satisfied with this product . I own multiple BT speakers and this is one of the better ones out there around this price range . Bass is nice and tight , treble is clear . Volume goes loud with no distortion . And it is a durable speaker , the strap is definitely a needed feature . The only flaw I have come across is the zippered connection cover is a little difficult to get used to . So I give this product a solid 4 out of five .


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

The best one

Highly recommended. It`s better spend a bit more then try low qualities.


  • from Nepean,Ontario
3.0

Incredible sound quality with rich Bass 5Star

I was going to buy a Bose system but thankfully I listened to the Extreme first. It blew me away with its rich and full sound, wow. And this thing can Pump it out! Do yourself a favor and invest in this. There are systems that cost twice the amount and still sound the same.


  • from Sarnia, ON
5.0

JBL Extreme .... my thoughts

I've had my JBL Extreme for 2 days now. I bought it based on some very respectable reviews. What do I think? Wow, how can it be so darn good in such a small system? From the first time I started it up, the sound quality was evident, very pleasing to the ear. Crisp and clear even when cranked to the top. Two subs on each side deliver pleasing bass. Weights about 2 kg, but so easy to carry around with the high quality strap provided. You can take it anywhere. Played it in my car and it sounds great there two. Nice stereo separation. You can see, hear & and feel the quality. I never expected all this from JBL. You guys have really raised the bar! So far I am more than happy with my purchase.


  • from Toronto
5.0

You can not go wrong

Just bought this speaker, fantastic purchase!! I was questioning the sound quality (I use Apple Music on my iPhone) until I turned off the EQ settings. Once I did that the quality of this speaker came through. Crisp highs, clear mids, and punchy bass. Gets nice and loud too.


  • from Edmonton
5.0

Excellent speakers

I bought this in the spring of this year. Simple to use and reliable. I didn't have the battery issues at all, that were mentioned in a couple of reviews. I actually shopped for a speaker because a friend had a UE Bluetooth speaker. Though the UE is waterproof and the JBL is only splash proof, the difference in sound quality between the two is amazing! The UE sounded like a tin can compared to the JBL. This thing rattled around in the console of my golf cart at my lake lot all summer, and sounds like the day I bought it. It also works seamlessly with my phone and Fitbit Blaze, allowing me to control my music from my watch. Excellent product. I'll be purchasing another one or two so I can link them. Oh, and multiple people can connect without you having to disconnect your Bluetooth. A ton of fun. Does everything as promised in typical JBL quality.


  • from gambo, nl
5.0

JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

have used this speaker only 3 times to date, with my phone. sound blew me away. clarity and bass - can't be anything any better for the size. then again, it should be good considering the price. bottom line, i am very pleased. hope it lasts.


  • from X
1.0

I gave it 2 stars because...

It's an overpriced piece of garbage. I can't believe so many people think this thing sounds good. But ignorance is bliss I suppose. Do yourself a favor and never go to a real audio store to hear how good music can actually sound...you're saving yourself lots of money this way.


  • from Montreal, Canada
5.0

Keeping it simple...bass is the key

I had a Bose Soundlink 2 which sounded broken like if the wooffer had ripped, so I had to get something new. It did sound good and wasn't ready to sell my sell short with another brand so whatever I was going to get had to sound as good or better. Well the JBL Xtreme did just that and more. The primary concern when buying a portable speaker is how powerfull will the bass sound when you have a crowd around and you want them to get in the mood of what you've decided to play. Well the power from a speaker will be determined by how loud it will sound or how much the bass can fill the room. I can tell you that it will not disapoint in this aspect, it sounds really great and even the high frequencies sound good (if you're a hip hop fan then you might be disapointed but then you'd be with any portable speaker). If there was a negative point to say it would be the app JBL Music as it lacks an equalizer. The app isn't required but maybe in the future they will add that feature.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Very pleased

I am very happy with this stereo. I was looking for the best base and sound quality in a portable stereo and I think I have found the best. I tried the Bose SLIII and it just didn't have nearly enough base. Very pleased with product!


  • from Southern Alberta
3.0

Sounds great but buggy

We just purchased this and loved the sound but it had two bugs: 1. The battery charge indicator would reach 5 LEDs (fully charged) then on its own while still plugged in would switch to 4 LEDs (4th blinking) and stay there indefinitely. So it would constantly show as though it's not yet fully charged when it actually was. 2. It cuts off the first 2 seconds from songs after any brief stop in playback. Tried replicating this issue on my other cheapo BT speaker, couldn't do it. Definitely a JBL-specific BT connectivity/playback issue. Even though it sounds great I ended up returning it due to these issues.


  • from Burnaby, BC
5.0

JBL

The sound is perfect.


  • from Lloydminster,AB.
4.0

2 jbl xtreme speakers

Pretty sweet sound. Having two pair together awesome. Was disappointed with the jbl app. It is supposed to be able two pair the speakers in stereo mode but doesn't work. so i pair them in party mode and they still sound great. maybe a firmware update can correct this issue. Battery life is long so far. So for being a wireless speaker they are surprisingly punchy and full sounding. you will be pleased. worth the money in my opinion.


  • from Burlington, ON
5.0

AMAZING!!!!!

Did a ton of research and decided on the JBL. Watched all of the YouTube stuff and listened in store. Absolutely NO disappointment!! In every way this is hands down the best!


  • from Niagara Falls, ON
5.0

perfect!

Reviews says it all! Youll never regret it.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Excellent product, the bar has been raised!

I fully echo the reviews of my peer consumers below in terms of sound quality. I do consider myself an audiophile and I've owned a fair bit of high end audio equipment over the last 3 decades. I was fully taken by surprise when I put the JBL XTreme to the test at home. The clarity of sound and definition of details are frankly superb for a device this size. Obviously the bass has to be a little compressed given the size of the drivers, but great job on that front as well indeed. High volume playing did not reveal a lot of distortion with any musical styles I tried. Bluetooth features work very well, with the exception, as mentioned by others, of a rather annoying 2-3 second lag at the start of a new playlist, or when manually skipping songs in a playlist. I did find this to be quite disappointing, given the rest of the features are so well designed. I downloaded the JBL Connect app on my iphone, hoping to find a firmware upgrade which would fix this, to no avail. I'm sure JBL folks have been made aware of this....... chop-chop you guys! I highly recommend this bluetooth speaker. Overall, I do believe this speaker has raised the bar significantly in that segment of the market. Bose, Klipsch, Harman-Kardon, Sony and others beware......


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

This is THE speaker you want!

Picked this up last weekend after waiting weeks for them become available. To keep it short, the sound produced by this speaker is mind-boggling. From the lowest to the highest setting, the sound is crisp and very clear. Usage is very simple and pairing was a breeze (the searching and pairing sounds scared the dog!). The battery is amazing. Only draw back is the portability. No handles on the speaker and its pretty large to get your hands around. It does come with a nice clip-in over-the-shoulder strap. I can totally see myself walking down the beach holding this speaker like and 80's boombox! Worth every penny.


  • from kitchener, ON
5.0

don't let the price scare you off!

This speaker is by far the best I'v owned or heard (ue megaboom doesn't even compare) the price is on the high side for a Bluetooth speaker and its not your average light small speaker it weighs about 5 pounds but thats why it comes with a handy strap to carry around but it's worth every penny it's loud it doesn't disort great bass pairs easily and has great battery life it's all around a win.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

the best one for the size and price

I like it very much, I would recomand it to people for this price and size.


  • from London, ON
5.0

Simply the Best

For a portable bluetooth speaker, with water proof capabilities, and excellent battery life, this unit will not disappoint when it comes to sound quality. At this price , there is no other on the market right now that can beat it over all. Very pleased with the sound quality. The reviews for this speaker is overwhelmingly great on every review site. The only hiccup it has , is a slight delay at the beginning of the first song played (which hopefully will be fixed with a firmware, but no big deal if not) You wont regret buying the JBL Xtreme, especially if on sale.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Best BT Speaker

I bought the JBL Xtreme to replace my Jawbone BIG Jambox, which worked great until it went defective (blown woofer??) The JBL Xtreme is excellent quality. I believe it is the best BT speaker option available at the price point. I use this speaker for: hockey game dressing room - plenty loud enough to fill the room. Backyard dinner parties, camping, and watching Netflix on my laptop. Also, one unique thing is that it comes with a shoulder strap to carry it, but I found you can also use the strap around your waist and carry the speakeer Luke Skywalker style! You're a walking sound system! The only thing I wish it had that it doesn't is NFC tap to pair. Also, the mobile app is very limited. You can't change any of the start up sounds or anything like you can on a JamBox. But these are not showstoppers. I recommend this device.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

Awesome Sound Quality

I bought it couple of days ago, and it sounds fantastic. Awesome Bass, Mids are crystal clear. The sound quality is far better than I expected from a bluetooth speaker. but it's a bit heavy, and is not super portable. But I don't mind to carry some extra weight when it sounds this good. Better than Bose SoundLink 3 and any available bluetooth speaker in the market.


  • from Kelowna, BC
5.0

Best speaker

Bought this speaker and at first I was really disappointed in the sound of it because of all the great reviews i read. Then after updating through the app which was easy man let me tell you this thing can rock the house down. Pros. Nice looking. splash proof and fantastic sound across all ranges. Comes with a carrying strap You can multi link other JBL speakers with this one with the free app to make even louder :D Massive battery lets you charge your other devices and still give you enough juice to rock the house down. (up to 2 devices at the same time) Aux input for non blue tooth devices. Built in mic for phone calls Weatherproof from sand so good for the beach. Decent recharge time rated at about 3 hours from empty to full Nice little LED indicator on the bottom showing how much juice you have left Cons A little on the heavy side for something called "portable" (which is expected with the built in woofers and massive battery) Hard to handle in one hand you will always have this in two hands when carrying but that is what the strap is for right?


  • from toronto
5.0

BASS

amazing bass and everything.


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