JBL PartyBox On-the-Go Essential

JBL PartyBox On-the-Go Essential

Portable party speaker with built-in lights and wireless mic

Sold from 2023 until now

Predecessor Product: JBL PartyBox On-The-Go

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Product Specifications

Output power (W)
100
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
50 Hz - 20 kHz (-6dB)
Dimensions (in)
19.3 x 9.6 x 9.0
Dimensions (cm)
49.0 x 24.4 x 22.9
Weight (kgs)
6.1
Weight (lbs)
13.4
Bluetooth profiles
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6
Bluetooth frequency
2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power
≤ 10 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version
4.2
Maximum music playing time (hrs)
6
IP Code
IPx4
JBL Original Pro Sound
Yes
Built-in Microphone
Yes
Lightshow
Yes
True Wireless
Yes
Splashproof
Yes
Rechargable battery
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes

Take your party anywhere

From beach parties to festivals, the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential lets you see, hear and feel the beat. Turn it up loud with 100 watts of powerful JBL Pro Sound, synched to a dazzling light show. Access your favorite tunes with Bluetooth, USB, AUX and TWS (True Wireless Stereo) connectivity, grab a friend and sing your hearts out with the JBL wireless mics, or use the guitar input to play along. With a bottle opener, padded shoulder strap, rechargeable battery and IPX4 splash-proof protection, the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential has everything you need to get the party started—and take it with you.

Find your beat with 100 watts of powerful, booming JBL Pro Sound. Indoors or out, the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential delivers crisp highs, pure mids, and heavy bass—with Bass Boost to keep the good times going all night.
Light up the party with a dynamic light that syncs to the music and dazzles your guests. Choose from a variety of preset patterns and let the colors groove to the music while you focus on the tunes.
The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential comes with a JBL wireless microphone with a range of up to 10 meters.
Stream your favorite tunes via Bluetooth, then get on the mic and tune the bass, treble and echo to get just the right vocal effect.
Beach bashes, poolside parties or dancing in the rain. IPX4 splashproof protection keeps your JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential safe when your party gets a little wet.
The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential has everything you need to have a great time, including a bottle opener attached to the shoulder strap so you can enjoy your favorite beverages as you groove the night away.
Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours of playtime
100 watts is loud—but you can go even louder. Link up to two compatible party speakers with True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth connections.
Built-in mic and guitar inputs let you plug right into the speaker to sing or strum along with your favorite songs or, create your own.
From playlists to DJ mixes, play more of the songs you love wherever the night takes you. The JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential works with any Bluetooth-enabled device, making it easy to access your favorite music libraries and online streaming services.
No Bluetooth music? No problem. Just put your top playlists on a thumb drive and plug them into the built-in USB port to play music anywhere, without missing a beat.

FAQs & How-Tos

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  • Resetting the Partybox to Factory Settings

    1. Press and hold "Play/Pause" and "Volume +" down for > 10 seconds.
    2. The JBL Partybox will power off and back on and is now reset.
  • This model is not supported by the JBL Partybox App.
  • It is possible to pair two of the same model of JBL PartyBox speakers together through TWS (True Wireless Stereo) mode.

    PartyBox On-The-Go*/On-The-Go Essential*/100:
    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).

    *The PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox On-The-Go Essential are compatible with each other in TWS mode.

    PartyBox 200/300/1000:
    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.
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    Partybox 110/310/710/Encore/Essential:
    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).
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    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 & PartyBox 300, and PartyBox On-The-Go & PartyBox On-The-Go Essential 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 JBL PartyBox app compatible models (PartyBox 110, 310, 710, Encore 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.
  • 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.

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