Product Comparison: JBL Pulse 3 vs Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

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General Specifications
Ultimate Ears
Pulse 3
Megaboom 3
About the product
Take your listening experience to the next level with the JBL Pulse 3, the portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that combines 360° sound with 360° lightshow. Bring your music to life with glowing LEDs wherever you are. With a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof housing, Pulse 3 is perfect for worry-free listening by the beach or pool - or even in it.
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 is a supremely powerful, portable wireless speaker. It blasts loud, clear and immersive 360° sound with deep thundering bass. And it’s all meticulously balanced so you hear every note. MEGABOOM 3 is also insanely waterproof, dustproof and drop proof, and ready to rock any adventure.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
15 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 4.0
33 ft.
150 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
20 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
3 drivers
4 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The range is pretty far that i can bring my phone around the house with me and still have the speakers connected and playing without any connection cutting off.
  • Sound quality is good. It will not replace a 2 in 1 speaker system, but it has good highs and strong lows.
  • Bluetooth connection is quick and easy, and speaker operation is also simple, and pairing two of them, from the speakers, works well.
  • Battery life is less than many speakers have today, but is long enough for most purposes and it will operate while being charged, so no complaints in that area.
  • I bought this 3 months ago and And already the battery does not hold a charge. Very disappointing, especially for the money spent!
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The single speaker has more than enough power and its lightweight too.
  • If you are new to Ultimate ears speakers I think the app is fantastic and the party up feature that allows you to connect to multiple Boom speakers is amazing.
  • I'd connected to my Samsung phone, then easily connected to my MacBook. Connection is very fast and doesn't take much time.
  • Haven’t managed a reliable pairing with my boom 3 speaker either. It’s like playing vinyl that jumps on the turntable.
  • It looks like it stands ok on 30% volume but when i put volume around 60-70% the battery goes on critical immediately!
Size & Weight
8.77 in.
8.86 in.
3.62 in.
3.43 in.
3.62 in.
3.43 in.
2.11 lbs.
2.04 lbs.

JBL Pulse 3

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The pulse 3 really is the light is so amazing the sound is very good and it's very loud for it's size.
  • The sizes are amazing. It fits perfectly into my room.
  • The sound quality is great for the size of the speaker and I love all the different colors you can choose from.
  • It can only be in a standing position, which is not always convenient.
  • It does not have a strap for carrying it, which is frustrating because you will not be able to carry it constantly in your hands.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The sound is very loud, it's rich and for its size packs some bass. It's so good I use it outside when having a barbecue.
  • It's fairly weighty but not excessively heavy and feels reassuringly solid to hold, as you'd hope given that it's designed to be used outside.
  • It's not too big and not too heavy making it very portable.
  • It’s amazing to carry into different rooms at home and it’s perfect for anytime. It's size fits any design and home interior.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use because it adds extra weight and the bag gets a couple pounds heavier.
Plastic / Metal
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Windows, Android, iOS
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
IP67 waterproof, IP67 dustproof
Accessories Included
Power adaptor, Micro USB cable, Safety sheet
Micro USB cable, Power adaptor, Quick start guide
360° Lightshow and Sound, JBL Connect+, Speakerphone, JBL Connect App, Voice Assistant integration, 3.5 mm audio cable Input, Auto-power off
App + Equalizer, Dust and Sand Proof, Pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled source devices, Magic Button, 360° Sound, Thundering Bass, Loud and True
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Pairing was very easy and fast. I dont think i need to explain much about bluetooth pairing.
  • RGB is awesome. It feels like a modern lava lamp and matches my PC gaming RGB peripherals.
  • You can control the lights on the speaker and your phone and music and bass sounds amazing.
  • I got a bit disappointed that if you are listening at a moderate volume the lights will not match the music and will barely move on the equalizer mode.
  • There is no strap for more convenient transportation.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • Don’t bother getting the power up dock as battery life is excellent and the charge port is now on the side.
  • The controls are pretty straightforward, with a multi-function button on the top, and a large plus and minus button on the front face.
  • The speaker is supposed to be drop-proof from a height of three feet. I didn't dare try it from that height, but I did drop it on a wooden floor from around two feet and it was fine.
  • It’s waterproof too so you don’t have to worry if the rain catches you by surprise during a barbecue.
  • Doesn't have voice control Alexa which the more expensive does Megablast have.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Usb charges for a long time, but it's worth it because after charging the device lasts for 12 hours.
  • For the entire time of using the usb port has not broken and it makes me very happy.
  • AUX works perfectly, clearly transmits sound to the speaker. And it's really nice to listen, the sound doesn't get any worse.
  • Theres a input for an aux cord but the JBL Pulse 3 didn't come with a aux cord.
  • My particular unit has an issue when using AUX. Sound cuts in and out at random.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The UE3 Megaboom is well over what I expected. Firstly, download the app, pair your phone, select your music and off you go.
  • The charging socket is a micro-USB so no need to worry about losing a cable.
  • A nice long USB cable for charging and looks very classy and sleek.
  • They removed the audio jack so now the only way to connect to the speaker is via bluetooth.
  • My one issue is that there is no aux in cable, so only Bluetooth can be used to play music.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
199.95 $
169.99 $

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