JBL Boombox contestBest Buy has a great selection of portable speakers that are perfect for summer parties. Well any party really, but especially summer parties: out in the hot sun with family and friends, perhaps splashing in water, running playing games …. That’s where you’ll appreciate the many great features of one of these speakers. Read on to learn about 3 great summer speakers: Sony XB32 waterproof speakers, Ultimate Ears BOOM 3, and the JBL Boombox. Then enter below for a chance to win a JBL Boombox from Best Buy.

What features do you need in a great party speaker

You’ve probably noticed that there is a huge difference between how a speaker performs indoors versus outdoors. Inside your home, the walls, floor, and ceiling will often reflect the sound, and shield you from external ambient sound. Outside, the sound carries away from the source, and competes with the variety of other sounds in the vicinity. Of course, another huge difference is that you often place the speaker in your home in a single, optimal place where it can project sound best, and remain safe from getting dirty or wet. Outside it will get moved around, it may get dirty—it may even get splashed on.

Summer parties need a great summer speaker

There is a time and place for everything. Sometimes when I’m in my yard, I just want to listen to the peaceful sounds of birds chirping and bees buzzing. However, when it’s party time, I crank up the tunes to create a fun playful atmosphere!

To do that you need great summer speakers! There is a huge selection of these now, so I’ll only call out three of the best.

Sony XB32 EXTRA BASS waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

This waterproof speaker will suit any party. Great sound and very versatile. It has a lot of features that contribute to its “summer party” suitability beginning with a battery that lasts up to 24 hours. It stays charged for the whole party and then some! Another unique feature is “Live Sound” that enables the speaker to project in 3 dimensions; place it in the middle of the party and the music will spread in all directions so everyone can dance and enjoy the tunes. To learn more about the Sony XB32, read Jacob’s written and video review on the Best Buy Blog.

BOOM 3 waterproof speaker


Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 waterproof bluetooth speaker

This speaker is loud, powerful, and a lot of fun. Its 15 hour battery life is ample for most events, and it’s IP67 rating means you place it pretty much anywhere: on the beach in the sand, on a floating surface in the pool, etc. No problem if you drop it in the pool—it can stay submerged up to a metre for a half-hour and remain party-ready! . Read Erin’s written and video review to learn more.

JBL Boombox Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

JBL Boombox speaker prizeThe JBL Boombox has what it takes to make your music audible in the great outdoors, and it’s built to last no matter where you take it. First of all, it sounds great outside thanks to dual drivers and twin passive bass radiators and of course the long history of great JBL audio. Secondly, it can pair with up to 2 devices via Bluetooth, so more fun for everyone. Thirdly, it’s battery will last for up to 24 hours: that means if your party is far away from an electrical source, you know the music will last as long as the party does! Also, it is waterproof (IPX7 rating) so on a boat, near the pool, or wherever the party goes, it will keep playing. Another great feature is that if you have more than one, in fact up to 100 of these or any JBL Connect+ speakers, they can all be paired to play the same music! I saved my favourite feature for last: you can switch it from outdoor mode to indoor mode then bring it inside for great audio in your home too!

Just imaging the party possibilities with one of these speakers then enter below for your chance to win one.


Entering this contest is easy, but you can only enter once. In a comment beneath this article, tell us which of the many features that I mentioned about the JBL Boombox will you most appreciate if you win this speaker.


At the end of this contest we will select two (2) winners from all eligible entries. Each winner will receive a JBL Boombox Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.

This contest runs from July 19th until August 5th

Remember you can only enter once. However, you probably know at least one person who loves to party and would appreciate if you share this contest link so they too have a chance to win.

Win a JBL Boombox Speaker Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck.


  1. There are so many awesome features that i love. Great outdoor quality, i can pair multiple speakers and its battery last for the whole party! I’d love to win this speaker

  2. “in fact up to 100 of these or any JBL Connect+ speakers, they can all be paired to play the same music” this is way better than just Bluetooth earbuds for clandestine parties.

  3. The ability to pair the JBL connect speakers together to sync sound out on the deck and in the house when people are over.

  4. I love that it sounds great outside thanks to dual drivers and twin passive bass radiators….and I also love that it is waterproof making it great for the pontoon boat and our beach parties!!

  5. I like that it can pair with up to 2 devices via Bluetooth so that other family members can use.

  6. no one likes remembering to charge things so the long battery life has to be the best feature

  7. I love the fact that it is waterproof and can be used at pool parties and anything of that sort and you wouldn’t be worried about it getting wet.

  8. it’s battery will last for up to 24 hours: that means if your party is far away from an electrical source

  9. I love that I can charge my devices off this speaker! No more dead phone battery after a day at the beach!.

  10. The Bluetooth connectivity is next level! This would be so amazing for all of our outings .

  11. I love the long battery life and the fact that I can pair up more than one speaker to the same source.

  12. I like the fact that it’s waterproof; I can bring it to the pool or bring it with me on fishing trips and not worry about it getting wet!

  13. I really like that waterproof feature. This speaker would be great to take to the park for a get together with friends and family, or even out camping.

  14. The best feature, I believe, is that it’s battery will last for up to 24 hours, that is a huge plus point.

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