JLab Block Party & House Party Review
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TWO MODELS The House Party is ideal for little to medium sized rooms with 20 watts of 3D Sound and 9 hours of playtime. The Block Party is ideal for medium to large rooms with 50 watts of 3D Sound, 9 hours of playtime, an Aux connection and charge out capability. Both are ideal to take with you outside too with an IPX5 splashproof rating. 3D SOUND Designed with an at-home surround sound in mind, the Party Series include speakers on 3 of its sides so you'll hear amazing sound anywhere you stand in the room. Each speaker has two hi-fi motorists and a DSP processor, so your music has JLab's signature C3 (Crystal, Clear, Clarity) Sound and is distortion-free even at the highest volumes. NINE HOUR Battery life to keep it bumping throughout any household party
Where’s the beef?
These are pretty good speakers for a small box. They are heavy, meaning the magnets are big, and big magnets is how you get good sound. I thought I was going to love it. However, I found the bass deficient compared to my UE Boombox. There was decent volume, and the midrange and treble were pretty good, but where’s the beef? I tried both equalization settings.
Great Sound but Problematic Connectivity
I really wanted to love these speakers. I’ve had 3 of them for 5 days now and have used them all for 2 complete charge cycles. I honed in on the JLabs after searching high and low for speakers that allowed me to connect multiple speakers to a single Bluetooth device without a special app and were lightly water resistant. While the UE Boom Speakers are an alternative, using their app to go into “party” mode was not ideal for us.
Big sound for little money. Sound Engineer Approved.
To start off, it’s a beast. Amazing sound. I’ve tried over 20 Bluetooth speakers, and this one for this price, beats them all. The cabinet arrangement takes full acoustic advantage of any placement situation. Meaning, if you go to a Bose stand at a best buy, you’ll notice all of their speakers are up against a hard wall. The creates a nice bass reflection when you test it. Next thing you know, it’s home sitting on your kitchen table, and it doesn’t have half the bass response it had before, that’s because it’s out in the open. The BlockParty has two passive subwoofers, one downward facing and one front facing. The bottom one has a built in hard surface to reflect off of, with 4 ports facing outwards on each side. I It sounds really good sitting on the ground, on a hard wood floor. I can’t believe the sound this thing puts out. I’m just waiting for Jlab to put out a bigger version. At 50 watts, you’re not going to be running an actual block party, but a back yard get together will be entertained with ease (Just make sure it’s plugged in, as it’s a bit of a battery hog.) JLab customer service is great as well. I had some questions, and they answered them promptly in a detailed manor that satisfied my needs. Now all I need is another one!
It jams out
June 2018 Update
but not best in class
I had high expectations for this speaker and it has met most of them. The clarity is outstanding thanks to the silk dome tweeters. Bass is OK, but not best in class. It can reach pretty deep with the assistance of a EQ. The soundstage is expansive thanks to the drivers being on apposing sides. Battery life is impressive, ive measured over 12 hours at a moderate volume. I havent had a chance to test the multi pair capabilities, but am pretty pleased with it as a stand alone speaker. One slight disappointment is that my unit arrived with scratches in the grill. You have to be looking for them, but once you see them, you cant unsee them. Not a good quality control item for a $150 speaker.
Great BANG for your buck.
This replaced my JBL Voyager (which is still a great speaker). The JLab Audio Block Party is a great way to start a multi room audio experience (connect upto 8x JLab speakers). Sonos is great, but can be very expensive to achieve a multi room audio. It also doesn’t require Wi-Fi just Bluetooth. This speaker packs alot of punch and is clear at even the highest volume level. I’m an audio novice and used to DJ back in the day. There is no speaker in its price range that can best it. I’m very pleased with my purchase. I wish I could have the House party, but they were sold out at the time of this review. The phone in my photo is a Galaxy Note 4 phablet phone so the space the speaker takes up is not daunting.
The house party is a good Bluetooth speaker that gives above average sound for it’s size. It lacks the bass of the “Block Party” version, but sound quality is still good.
This is going to make the Sono’s groupies Mad.
Love this speaker. It has enough oomph and power to easily be heard outdoors. There are two settings for the speaker, one for indoors, one for outdoors. Change the setting to the outdoors mode regardless of where you are using it. It just sounds better. Very little distortion even at very high sound levels. We have parties all the time around the pool and this is a MUST HAVE item. I haven’t bought another speaker yet to link to, but that is in the plans.