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. I love that the battery lasts for 24 hours!!! Perfect for those days you clean up the yard all day and have family/friends over all night!!

  2. I would love to win this speaker as we try to always meet up on the weekends as a family whether in the backyard or at the beach and the long battery life and high quality speaker sound would make it perfect for our loud and crazy family to be able to dance all night and trust me dancing in the water is part of our way of life so that fact that it’s also waterproof just adds more icing to the already amazing cake!!

  3. I like the fact the speaker is water proof can take it anywhere. Long battery life also helps for long days jamming to my favorite beats.

  4. It was a toss up between the incredible battery life or the ability to connect 2 devices but I’ve got to give it to that amazing battery life.

  5. This JBL Boombox has massive sound coming from dual drivers and twin passive bass radiators.

  6. I love the ability to connect more than one speaker with JBL Connect+, 24hr battery and waterproof, very impressive!

  7. I love the fact that their waterproof, cause it will help out a lot when my friends and I are off at a cottage and we won’t need to worry about it being out in the rain or anything like it. Other than that, the long battery life helps a lot as well!!

  8. Having both an outdoor mode and an indoor mode is what I like best, making sure you get the best sound for your location.

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

  10. LOVE that you can pair Up to 100 Connect+ speakers. We’re organizing an annual community block party so that would so helpful to fill the entire street with music seamlessly. Thank you so much for the chance! Really crossing my fingered and toes for this. ❤️ ❤️

  11. Battery life and waterproof construction only enhances the fact that this unit puts out great sound!

  12. I really am glad the battery will last for up to 24 hours. That would be efficient and easy for me.

  13. The JBL Boombox has what it takes to make your music audible in the great outdoors S A GREAT FEATURE!

  14. The two features that would best serve me out on the lake are the water-proof rating and the 24 hour battery life. Keep the party going!

  15. Love the indoor outtoor feature. never know when the mosquitos attack and you have to make a run for it

  16. This JBL speaker would be perfect for indoor workouts in the home gym and then outside laying on the swing while reading

  17. How innovative is it to have an “indoor” and “outdoor” mode for convenience and maximum adaptability!

  18. The waterproof factor is important. No need to work about the device shorting out due to accidental water splashes.

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

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