JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential
JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential
JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential

JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential: High-end wireless speaker

JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential

JBL’s interest in attracting a younger audience is clearly observed in the design style of its products as well as the characteristics of some of its most relevant lines. For example, its wireless party speakers occupy a main place in the catalog and today it is our turn to talk about one of them: JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential.

JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential Review
JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential Review

JBL PartyBox On-The-Go Essential is a high-end wireless speaker designed for group celebrations that not only offers you more than interesting power with 100W but also lighting technology on its front face, access to microphone and guitar for those who love karaoke and much more that we will detail below.

JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential has knobs for music control

Starting with its design, we can highlight a concept halfway between what is meant by portability without giving up high sound power. Thus, it is a robust model with official dimensions of 490 x 245 x 228 mm and a total net weight of 6.5 kilograms, so it will not be very comfortable if you need to move it frequently.

However, without falling for models like sound towers, you will have the possibility of using its built-in strap so that you can carry it with you as if it were a bag. Its IPX4 certification will also help you resist splashes of water in case it starts to rain and you find yourself listening to music outdoors, and even be able to organize outdoor parties.

Some additional details that are worth highlighting in the JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential are found in a bottle opener integrated on the aforementioned strap so that you never run out of your favorite drink, while its RGB lighting technology on the front will allow you appreciate dynamic lights that sync with music , including different preset pattern options and color changes.

Sound power and more

JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential is a not so big speaker

The in-house sound system called JBL Pro is designed to give you good sensations both indoors and outdoors, not only with a high power of 100W at your disposal but also effects such as clear treble, pure mids and deep bass, including “Bass”. Boost” for those types of musical genres that are so popular in festive environments.

It’s not all about listening to music but also participating in it, as the PartyBox comes standard with a JBL wireless microphone with a range of up to 10 meters so you can enjoy karaoke experiences. You need company? There are also dedicated physical inputs for both an additional microphone and a guitar.

Depending on how long your party is, the battery life available here may or may not be enough for you, as official JBL figures indicate around six hours of continuous playback before needing a recharge (it needs approximately 3.5 hours to recover 100%). Obviously you can use its 1.5 meter power cable to keep it running indefinitely.

Although at the level of connections it does not reach the highest levels of other autonomous speakers, you will not lack access to Bluetooth 4.2 to control the playlist from any mobile phone or computer that is in close range, in addition to being able to double the output of audio when syncing it with other compatible equipment using True Wireless Stereo technology.

Comparison with JBL PartyBox On the Go

JBL PartyBox On-the-Go Essential includes USB and 3.5 mm auxiliary input

Among the large number of options for sale from this brand you can probably confuse this model with the previously analyzed one called JBL PartyBox On the Go . The truth is that any of the two you decide to buy will give you exactly the same user experience, so the most logical recommendation would be that you indifferently opt for the one you find cheaper in stores .

Strangely, the JBL PartyBox On the Go does not show modifications in its specifications when compared to the Essential variant, that is, it maintains the same sound power, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and physical inputs, resistance to water splashes and design style with front lighting . Why have two variants that are identical? Impossible to know.


  • Design with lighting for parties
  • Compatible with microphone and guitar
  • Built-in battery for portable use
  • High power and audio quality


  • No Wi-Fi connectivity


JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential Specifications:

Brand JBL
Model PartyBox On the Go Essential
Dimensions 490 x 245 x 228mm
Weight 6.5 kilograms
Colors Black
Lightning Yes
Power 1000W
Frequency response 50Hz-20kHz (-6dB)
Signal to noise ratio Less than 80 dB
Transducers 1 x 133mm speaker, 2 x 44mm tweeters
Certification IPX4 splash water and dust proof
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Ports 1 x USB-C input, 1 x 3.5mm aux, 1 x microphone input, 1 x guitar input
Bluetooth profile A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6
Battery Yes, 18 Wh lithium ion
Autonomy 6 hours
Loading time 3.5 hours
Power cord length 1.5 meters
Box contents 1 x JBL Speaker, 1 x Microphone, 1 x Right Angle AC Power Cable (AC plug changes depending on region). 1 x Quick Start Guide. 1 x Warranty card and safety sheet

JBL PartyBox On the Go Essential
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