JBL Partybox Encore Essential
Portable party speaker with powerful 100W sound, built-in dynamic light show, and splash proof design.
Getting started with your JBL Partybox Encore Essential
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- Output power (W)
- Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
- 50 Hz - 20k Hz @-6dB
- Dimensions (in)
- 10.87 x 12.87 x 11.54
- Dimensions (cm)
- 27.6 x 32.7 x 29.3
- Weight (kgs)
- Weight (lbs)
- Bluetooth profiles
- A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
- Bluetooth frequency
- 2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
- Bluetooth transmitted modulation
- GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Bluetooth transmitter power
- ≤ 15 dBm (EIRP)
- Bluetooth version
- Charging time (hrs)
- Maximum music playing time (hrs)
- IP Code
- Charging cable
- Rechargable battery
The portable JBL PartyBox Encore Essential speaker gives you up to 6 hours of non-stop fun. With an easy grab-and-go handle and splash proof design, you can always take the party with you. Dancing on the beach? Chilling by the pool? Keep the music pumping anywhere with amazing JBL Original Pro Sound and deep bass. Let the cool built-in light show set the mood, or use True Wireless Stereo technology to pair up speakers for an even bigger sound. You're always in control with the PartyBox app, which lets you customize your music and lightshow colors to create the perfect vibe.
FAQs & How-Tos
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- Press the Play and Boost button at the same time for 5 seconds.
- Depending on what state your JBL Partybox is in, either you enter Demo mode or disabling it.
- NOTE: In Demo mode, you cannot use the JBL Partybox as most features and buttons are not working.
Resetting the Partybox to Factory Settings
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- Press and hold "Play" and "Light" buttons for > 10 seconds.
- The Partybox will power off and back on and is now reset.
This model is supported by the JBL Partybox App.
Download the JBL Partybox App from the App Store or Google Play Store and install it to use the following features:
SETTINGS: OTA update | Firmware Version | Quick Start Guide
REMOTE CONTROL: Music playback – Play/Pause & Skip Track | Karaoke – Bass/Treble/Echo | DJ sound effect – Here you can swap which samples will play when you hit the three Sound Effect buttons on the top panel, or play all of the available sounds on one screen | Top panel control | Source select | Bass Boost – On/Off
LIGHT SHOW: Fully customize your light show in real time – Change light themes and animations to suit your mood | Turn animations on or off | Turn the strobe on or off | Customize color (preset or color palette) | SOLO mode
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It is possible to pair two of the same model of JBL PartyBox speakers together through TWS (True Wireless Stereo) mode.
Connect just the left PartyBox with the chosen device first, with the right PartyBox turned off. The speaker that is connected first will automatically be the left channel. Now turn the right PartyBox on and continue with TWS pairing (detailed below).
A button (L/R) on the rear of the speakers is used to assign the correct channel to the speakers after pairing is made.
In order to activate TWS mode, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the first speaker until the notification chime sounds, about 5 seconds. Then press and hold the Bluetooth button on the second speaker until the notification chime sounds (as seen below). TWS mode is now activated. To disable TWS, press and hold the Bluetooth button on either speaker, or power off one speaker.
Press the buttons labelled TWS on both speakers to connect the speakers in TWS mode (pictured in item 2 in the image below, with two speakers on the button).
TWS can be activated and deactivated remotely in the JBL Partybox app, in addition to assigning the left and right channels to the correct speakers.
Once the TWS connection is setup, it will be in Stereo mode by default if both speakers are the same model, otherwise the speakers will be in Party mode by default if different Partybox models are used. You can also switch between Stereo and Party mode in the JBL PartyBox app if two of the same Partybox models are used.
Please note: In order to achieve TWS mode, the speaker must be the same model with the exception of the PartyBox 200 and PartyBox 300 which can be paired together via TWS. You cannot achieve TWS with a PartyBox 1000 and a PartyBox 300. You cannot achieve TWS with a PartyBox 100 and PartyBox 200. However, it is possible to connect a maximum of two of either the Partybox 110, 310, 710 or Encore/Essential together in Party mode - the two speakers then do not need to be the same model, but Stereo mode will not be possible.Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback!
You can connect two of the same Partybox models (e.g. 2 x Partybox 310, or 2 x Partybox 100) together in TWS Mode by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button on both speakers for 5 seconds, or by pressing the dedicated TWS buttons on the rear panels of both speakers on the Partybox 110, 310 and 710. It is possible to pair two different Partybox models together using a wired connection (e.g. 1 x Partybox 310 and 1 x Partybox 100). It is also possible to pair two Partybox different models wirelessly in Party mode, however this is only possible with the newer Partybox models - the Partybox 110, 310 and 710. The Partybox 200 & 300 can be paired in TWS mode as they are the same model apart from the presence of a battery in the Partybox 300. If you connect an instrument or microphone to one Partybox speaker while using TWS, the instrument or microphone connected to one speaker will be reproduced by this speaker alone. You will not hear the instrument or microphone in both speakers. If it is necessary to have instruments reproduced by two or more PartyBox speakers, it is possible to use an RCA or aux cable – connected from the RCA, aux or daisy chain outputs on the speaker that the instrument or microphone is connected to, wired to the RCA, aux or daisy chain input of the secondary speaker. Alternatively a small mixing console can be used - connecting audio sources to this mixer and sending the mixed audio signal to the speakers with a wired connection.Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback!