JBL Playlist Reviews

Expert Reviews: 
 4.1
User Reviews: 
 3.4
Features
Value for money
 5.0
Sound
 5.0
Durability
 5.0
 
 

JBL Playlist review: Chromecast convenience wrapped into an affordable speaker

4.0
Verdict: In days gone by, if you wanted a decent multi-room audio experience, you could go two ways: if you wanted to keep your existing speakers and stereo, you could use something an Apple AirPort Express unit to build a fairly clunky, unintuitive hack of a system; or you could replace your speakers and...
Pros: So simple to use once connected, Attractive design, Loud audio
Cons: Audio balance not to our taste, Power cable is far too short

Read full review at Pocket Lint
1 year ago
 

I ended up not firing up my stereo !

4.0
Verdict: I got it as a gift. I couldn't find a use for it until I started using it. Convenient - Easy to connect Impressive sound from such a small body It replaced my hi fi basically very happy
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Read full review at What Hi-Fi?
1 year ago
 

JBL Playlist review

4.0
Verdict: JBL is a company that has an exhausting number of Bluetooth speakers on the market, and these bright and colorful rugged speakers have become outdoor music staples.
Pros: Punchy, energetic sound, Decent connectivity options, Compact and good looking
Cons: Some Wi-Fi connectivity issues, Sound lacks refinement, Power cord is far too short

Read full review at TechRadar UK
1 year ago
 

JBL Playlist

4.0
Verdict: It would take a heart of stone not to be smitten by Playlist's cute design. Chicly styled in white, black or blue, this curvy compact speaker is the ideal size for shelves and tabletops where surface space is limited.
Pros: Solid build and eye-catching design, Easy Chromecast streaming, Warm, easygoing sound, Good detail and ample bass
Cons: Laid-back treble lacks excitement, No built-in battery, Top button placement

Read full review at TrustedReviews
1 year ago
 

Review: JBL Playlist wireless speaker with Chromecast

4.4
Verdict: Ubiquity, thy name is Bluetooth. But Bluetooth isn't the only wireless technology for delivering music to speakers. There's also WiFi. JBL's Playlist wireless speaker of course supports Bluetooth – what company would dare not these days – but it stands out from its would-be peers by virtue of WiFi.
Pros: Good quality sound, Spotify Connect support, Chromecast support, no wall wart
Cons: No Apple AirPlay

Read full review at Gadget Guy
1 year ago
 

JBL Playlist review: JBL's impressive sound with Chromecast built-in

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Verdict: After a few months with the Playlist, I understand the appeal of the JBL brand more and I see hear why it's loved by most everyone who has tried its speakers in the last few years.
Pros: Design and build JBL knows how to make good looking speakers with excellent build quality. The Playlist is no exception, Sound quality As expected from JBL, the Playlist handles all kinds of music gracefully, fills a medium-sized room, and doesn't skimp on bass, Wi-Fi Beside the dual-band support,...
Cons: No portability With no on-board battery, the Playlist has to be plugged in to work. It's sad because I would have loved to be able to more easily move it around, Volume The Playlist gets a little too loud for its own good, sometimes

Read full review at Android Police
1 year ago
 

JBL Playlist

4.1
Verdict: Wi-Fi speakers have huge advantages over Bluetooth-only units, but affordability isn't one. One case in point: the $200 Sonos Play:1 ( $185.00 at Amazon.com ) is still one of the most affordable of the breed. Speakers powered by Wi-Fi just haven't come down to Bluetooth speaker prices yet.
Pros: The JBL Playlist is the most affordable Chromecast speaker I've seen and it offers the most open sound we've heard in a product of this kind. Setup is easier than with most other Wi-Fi speakers thanks to the Google Home app, which also lets you have a multiroom system on a budget.
Cons: The speaker isn't as convincing with bass-heavy material like dance or pop music. The build quality isn't as impressive as its rivals'. There's no onboard battery so it's stuck in one spot

Read full review at CNET
1 year ago
 

Does not work as advertised

1.0
Verdict: Sounds great... However, chromecast is extremely poor. Buy if you want a Bluetooth speaker. Stay very far away if you want to cast.
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Read full review at JBL
1 week ago
 

Terrific sound and easily positioned sine it is wireless

5.0
Verdict: Great sounds, bass and treble notes, come out of this compact, but sounds larger speaker.
Pros: All good
Cons: None

Read full review at Crutchfield
1 year ago
 

Good sound!

5.0
Verdict: The speaker has built-in power supply, just comes with a ac cord.. I mainly use it for Bluetooth, and it sounds very good, crisp highs, good bass and very clean at max volume! Haven't tried the app features or wifi yet, but overall very happy with this speaker!
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Read full review at JBL
1 year ago
 

Great speaker

4.0
Verdict: Great speaker loud and bass but only problem is it's not portable. Only on mains.
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Read full review at Littlewoods
5 months ago
 

Great sound

4.0
Verdict: Awesome sound, rich bass and loud. Built in Chromecast is a great feature
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Read full review at harveynorman.com.au
1 year ago
 

Great speaker for Echo Dot

3.0
Verdict: Excellent sound quality, including bass response. Great option for Echo Dot owners with both line in and reliable bluetooth options for connectivity. Speaker design fits in very well with modern decor. Only downside is that Google cast experience is not the best.
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Read full review at B&H Photo
1 year ago
 

It seems to have excellent sound quality but sometimes cuts out if you move ...

2.0
Verdict: A gift for my daughter who loves this WiFi speaker. It seems to have excellent sound quality but sometimes cuts out if you move around the room. The range seems to be quite limited but otherwise no problems.
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Read full review at Amazon
1 year ago
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