JBL PartyBox 100 vs 300: Which One Is Best
JBL PartyBox 100
JBL PartyBox 300
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JBL PartyBox 100
JBL PartyBox 300
JBL PartyBox 100 can be used as guitar amp or karaoke device. It has two tweeters and doesn’t show major distortion.
JBL 300 works as power bank so you can connect devices into it to charge them. It has less charging time and more battery life.
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JBL PartyBox 100 vs JBL PartyBox300: Details Review
Design and Build:
Compared to standard Bluetooth speakers, the size of JBL PartyBox speakers is gigantic. JBL 300 is a bit larger than JBL 100. JBL PartyBox 100 is made of plastic and covered in metal grille. Build quality is long lasting and sturdy.
Build material and quality of JBL PartyBox 300 are similar to the 100. However, they aren’t waterproof so while using them outdoors make sure to keep distant from dust or water.
JBL PartyBox 300 weighs more than the 100 model. Although it weighs around 10kg, it is still portable. It has carrying handles that makes it easier to move. Compared to JBL 100, the 300 PartyBox is heavier and large. But you can still move it with the handle. Between these two, JBL 100 will be more portable.
JBL PartyBox 100 is best for music and dialog-heavy contents. Vocals are produced with accuracy and clarity. Mobile DJs will love this speaker. You can place them in small to mid-sized spaces. The speaker excels in outdoors as well. In case you want to connect two JBL PartyBox 100 speakers place them within 10m distance. To pair these, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) will help.
JBL 100 along with 300 PartyBox speaker can get very loud. The 100 model can produce room-filling sound for large crowds or parties. It has rear-firing port that helps to produce punchier bass. Bass Boost option help as well. You can mount the speaker on stand which you need to buy separately. It has broader soundstage and decent stereo imaging. The balanced sound profile is outstanding.
Comparing JBL PartyBox 100 vs 300, the 300 model has one more tweeter. Along with JBL 100, the 300 speaker uses JBL Signature Sound to produce room-filling and impactful sound. It has good but averages soundstage and crystal-clear vocals. Bass is ‘serious’ and has adequate thump. Treble and mids are produced with accuracy.
The depth, clarity and loudness of the speaker are outstanding. It is best for overall use and since it performs well in louder volumes, you can easily use them outdoors.
JBL PartyBox 100 has USB port, Aux Input/Output and Mic/Guitar Inputs. When you use the mic or guitar inputs, you will they have independent gain controls. You can daisy chain a pair of PartyBox speakers through Aux output.
Both these speakers have built-in Bluetooth for wireless streaming. You can play saved music files, play music from apps, etc. In JBL PartyBox 300, all these ports and Bluetooth are available. Along with these, it has RCA port with which you can connect another wireless speaker.
Comparing JBL PartyBox 100 vs 300, the 100 speaker has a 2500mAh battery and provides 12 hours of service. It takes around 6.5 hours to charge. The PartyBox 300 has a 1070mAh battery and lasts around 18 hours. This model needs 5 hours for complete charge.
JBL PartyBox 100 has RGB lights in circular pattern. You can choose from three different light patterns, Meter, Pulse, Party, or you can simply turn them off. This is similar for JBL PartyBox 300. It doesn’t come with a remote nor does it have mobile app.
You need to rely on physical controls of the speaker. You will find basic buttons to play/pause, power on/off, volume up/down, Bass Boost, Echo settings, etc.
JBL manufactures various speakers at an affordable price. Active speakers, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, PA speakers, etc are available. JBL PartyBox 100 and 300 are Powered PA speakers designed to use in parties. The 100 speaker produces rich and detailed sound. You can use it for music or movies. JBL 300 model can get loud and overall performance is impressive.
You can place JBL PartyBox 100 and 300 horizontally or vertically. Low ends in these speakers packs a punch. But if you consider yourself the ‘ultimate bass head’ then we suggest you to check Sony SRS-XP5000. Although none of the speakers have remote or mobile app, the physical buttons are easy-to-press.
Is JBL PartyBox 100 and 300 waterproof?
None of the PartyBox 100 or 300 are waterproof or dustproof. You can check the JBL Boombox 3 that has an IPX7 rating.
Is it difficult to control JBL PartyBox 100/300 without any remote?
Users who prefer sitting back might find it difficult, but these are mostly used for parties. Usually there will be a DJ or artist close to the speaker so pressing the physical buttons shouldn’t be an issue. If you still think a remote would be better go for JBL PartyBox 310.
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