With all of the at-home “partying” during the previous year and a half.
JBL’s existing range of Bluetooth “party speakers,”.
Which offers luxury options among a sea of alternatives that barely pass the eye test.
Never alone the ear test may have struggled to keep up with demand.
Rather than resting on its laurels, JBL intelligently expanded its line with the JBL PartyBox 110.
A considerable upgrade to the popular mid-sized PartyBox 100.
JBL PartyBox 110 is a design by JBL.
Unlike the flagship JBL PartyBox 1000, which is a massive slab of sound for serious block rocking.
(and serious coin at over a grand), the PartyBox 110 is a far more approachable solution.
The 160W loudspeaker is fairly huge and powerful, weighing 23 pounds.
And measures 22.4 inches tall by 15.3 inches wide by 15.6 inches deep.
But it’s still portable enough for most people to bring it to the backyard, beach, BBQ, or wherever.
The durable enclosure contains two 5.25-inch woofers (rear-ported).
And two 2.25-inch tweeters to offer a frequency response of 45 Hz – 20 kHz.
(which adds some highs to the PartyBox 100’s 18 kHz rating), has two built-in handles, one at each end of the speaker.
Behind its protective grated metal casing, the PartyBox 110 includes a full-spectrum light show on the speaker’s face.
What About Speakers?
Which is a hallmark of the whole JBL PartyBox speaker range.
While it lacks the full-faced light show of the PartyBox 1000, the PartyBox 110 outperforms the other smaller JBL units in terms of visuals.
The PartyBox 110 now includes a bigger, figure-8 lit region surrounding the woofers.
As well as two extra small lighted circles around the tweeters in the centre of the speaker.
And two flashing strobe lights at either end, instead of two circular lights around the woofers.
The RGB lights are beat-synchronized to incoming music.
And you can choose from five light-motion patterns or turn them off using the speaker’s controls.
Or the JBL PartyBox app (a free download for iOS and Android).
It Is Waterproof!
Because parties should know no bounds, the JBL PartyBox 110 is certified IPX4, making it suitable for pool parties.
IPX4 implies it can withstand water splashes from any direction, as well as the water spray.
And vertically falling water drops.
However, don’t confuse this for being completely waterproof for the cost of what isn’t a small expenditure.
The PartyBox 110 is not protected against water projected in jets or any degree of immersion in water.
According to the IEC’s ingress protection (IP) ratings, which run up to IPX9.
Take it to the pool, not into the pool with you.
What About Other Features?
When it comes to where you can put it around the pool, and patio.
And so on, the answer is pretty much anywhere.
The bottom side of the JBL PartyBox 110 has four rubber cushions that allow it to stand vertically.
It can also be used horizontally;
Both sides have strong orange rubber feet that allow them to be put on any side without scraping the plastic casing.
The speaker can also be mounted on typical PA speaker stands.
The PA stand mounting holes are hidden under a removable plastic cap on the bottom of the unit.
The JBL PartyBox 110’s main features are as follows:
The PartyBox 110 has more lighting features than previous JBLs, such as the PartyBox 100.
Or PartyBox 310, which makes it more aesthetically appealing and adds flair to the beat-synced patterns.
Five different spinning, flashing, flowing, and colour morphing patterns are available.
What About Its Audiovisual Experience?
While the PartyBox 110 is an audiovisual experience.
Even the most beautiful lights in the universe won’t save a party from the bad sound.
Fortunately, with the PartyBox 110, you won’t have to worry about that because it’s equipped with JBL Original Pro Sound.
Which is similar to the audio technology found in JBL’s professional PA systems.
The JBL PartyBox 110 doesn’t have an EQ setting, but it does offer two levels of Bass Boost.
Which you can cycle through with the top-panel button (off/low/high).
A volume dial and a play/pause button are the other audio controls for controlling playing from a USB stick or Bluetooth device.
It skips to the next track if you press it twice quickly.
Two 1/4-inch audio ports with volume knobs on the back panel allow you to plug in a microphone.
And/or a guitar enabling people to sing and play along to music or for solo performances.
By default, the Mic input has some “echo,” which sounds more like a reverb effect to me.
The Guitar input has no effect and does not affect, however.
What About Final Verdict?
It worked perfectly for a microphone if you wanted to sing duets with two microphones.
The wattage of the JBL PartyBox 110 is 160W RMS (root mean square).
This means it can dependably maintain 160W of continuous power while reaching peak levels even higher.
While it lacks the 1100W of the PartyBox 1000 (which may blow that candle out with its bass).
The PartyBox 110 is still a really good compact system.
However, if that isn’t enough for you, or if you simply want to listen to a real stereo system.
You may pair two PartyBox 110 speakers wirelessly.