JBL Pulse 5

JBL Pulse 5

Portable Bluetooth speaker with light show

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Product Specifications

Output power (W)
30 W RMS for Woofer, 10 W RMS for Tweeter
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
58 Hz - 20 kHz (axial, -6 dB )
Dimensions (cm)
10.7 x 21.4 x 13.2
Dimensions (in)
4.2 x 8.5 x 5.2
Weight (kgs)
1.47
Weight (lbs)
3.2
Bluetooth profiles
A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
Bluetooth frequency
2407 MHz - 2475 MHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power
< 10 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version
5.3
Charging time (hrs)
4
Maximum music playing time (hrs)
12
Lightshow
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Charging cable
Yes
JBL PartyBoost
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Wireless
Yes
Rechargable battery
Yes

Sound you can see

Illuminate the moment with the eye-catching, personalizable, 360-degree light show of the JBL Pulse 5 in sync with the beat of your music as its upfiring driver unleashes deep bass and bold JBL Original Pro Sound in all directions. The sturdy strap lets you take the portable dustproof and waterproof Bluetooth speaker from your backyard to the beach and beyond. Dance until dawn with 12 hours of play time or use PartyBoost to pair multiple compatible speakers whenever you want to increase the sound—and enhance the experience.

Brighten your nights with 360 degrees of eye-catching colors synced to the beat of your favorite songs. Or match your mood by customizing the bigger, bolder lightshow on the Pulse 5's expanded transparent outer body using the JBL Portable app.
You'll enjoy pure, bold JBL Original Pro Sound in all directions with its separate tweeter and upfiring driver, while the passive radiator on the bottom of the speaker delivers deep bass—so you can truly feel the music.
To the pool. To the park. JBL Pulse 5 is IP67 waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere.
Highlight the moment, day or night, with up to 12 hours of battery life from a single charge.
Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns enjoying JBL Original Pro sound.
PartyBoost allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for endless audio possibilities.

FAQs & How-Tos

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  • If you are having trouble with distortion or drop out, try the following suggestions:

    Move the audio source closer to the speakers

    Move the speakers closer to each other

    Make sure the streaming speaker (host) only connects to one audio source, disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the streaming speaker (host) and other audio source

    Make sure the audio source only connects with one streaming speaker (host), disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the audio source and other speakers

    Restart both your speakers and the audio source

    Make sure speakers are away from other sources of wireless signal – you could be experiencing interference

    Re-pair the audio source with your speaker

    If you’re streaming audio content from the internet, the issue could be with the internet connection and not your speaker

  • This product is rated IP67, which is different from IPX7. IP67 protects the product from submersion in 1 meter (3.3 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. It is also resistant against dust. Dust accumulation around electronics can lead to hardware failure, so the IP67 rating is an extremely beneficial addition to this product. 
  • If you create a Stereo Pair using the JBL Portable App and you come within range of additional PartyBoost compatible speakers while they are ON, the app will find these speakers. This will break the stereo pair and create a mono PartyBoost group that includes all active speakers that are in proximity. This only happens when the JBL Portable App is actively running on the source device, including when it is running in the background, and when these other speakers are ON. To avoid this scenario, make sure the app is completely closed, without running in the background before coming near any additional PartyBoost speakers that happen to be ON.


    NOTE: The Portable App does not need to be running in order to enjoy Stereo sound from two speakers

  • Press and hold the Light Show & Bluetooth buttons together for > 2 seconds.

  • 1. Connect the first Partyboost speaker with your phone and keep music playing (for best results play music on this speaker for more than 20 seconds before proceeding with the next steps).
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    2. Press the Partyboost button on the first speaker.
    3. Turn on the second speaker that you want to connect in Partyboost mode.
    4. Now press the Partyboost button on the second speaker.
    5. After a few seconds, both Partyboost speakers should connect and play together.
    It can take a few seconds after music is started before sound will be heard from both speakers.
    This is also the process for connecting more than two speakers in Party mode, simply turn on the other compatible speakers and press the Partyboost buttons. PartyBoostButtonsGroup.png
  • 1. Turn on both speakers.
    2. Connect your device to one of the two speakers via Bluetooth.
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    3. Start streaming music to that speaker (for best results play music on this speaker for more than 20 seconds before proceeding with the next steps).
    4. Open the JBL Portable app.
    5. Allow the app to detect the single speaker playing music.
    6. Once detected, press the Connect/Partyboost button on both speakers.
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    7. Allow the app to identify both speakers.
    8. Click the Partyboost button, you will see the option for Party or Stereo, select Stereo.

    Please note: Stereo Mode can only be enabled when 2 of the same speaker model are used.
    For example, you will not be able to achieve Stereo Mode with a Flip 5 and Flip 6, only Party Mode.
    Also, it is not possible to pair speaker models with Connect and Connect+ together, or pair to speaker models with Partyboost.

  • The PartyBoost feature is not available when your JBL speaker is connected to a computer via Bluetooth. This is a technical limitation. When connected to a computer, the computer is acting as the primary device. Therefore, the JBL speaker does not have control of re-transmitting the Bluetooth signal to other JBL speakers.

    NOTE: Speakers effected by this are the JBL Flip 5, JBL Flip 6, JBL Charge 5, JBL Pulse 4, JBL Xtreme 3, and JBL Boombox 2, as well as all future products featuring the PartyBoost feature.

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