The JBL Pulse 5 keeps the light show while turning up the bass

More of the same, just better, from everyone’s favorite party speaker

The JBL Pulse 5 keeps the light show while turning up the bass 1

The party continues — during CES 2022, Harman has announced the newest iteration of its light-up speaker, the JBL Pulse 5.

This year, JBL has equipped the Pulse with a larger passive radiator, meaning deeper bass, while the high-quality tweeter ensures clear highs to complement it. Thanks to the cylindrical shape we all know and love in the Bluetooth speaker world, there’s also dependable 360-degree sound.

As usual, the JBL Pulse 5 brings the light show. It can be synced to music for equalizer effects which is controlled using the JBL app. The app lays out all the different colors and effects you can play with.

Physically, the Pulse 5 looks to have a similar build to the Pulse 4 and is capable of up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. It’s earned an IP67 rating, making it waterproof and dustproof, a must if you’re taking it to the beach. There’s also a rope strap, to make sure it doesn’t get lost — always a must for a party speaker.

Users will also be able to pair two or more speakers for louder and better sound by using JBL PartyBoost, so get to convincing all your friends to go buy one, too. Just let them know they’ll have to wait a bit. The JBL Pulse 5 won’t be available until this summer, when it will launch at a price of $250.

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