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 my JBL Clip 2 with great sound! My favourite feature of both the Clip and Boombox is that it’s Waterproof! I know it won’t get wrecked if I spill on it, I get great sound in the shower, on the cottage dock and even in the canoe!

  2. Because I live near the beach, I would love a waterproof speaker so that I won’t need to worry about it being splashed as kids run by, or us being caught in a surprise rainstorm–a classic in Vancouver.

  3. The feature about the JBL Boombox Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker that I admire is the fact it produces 360 sound. Much like the other wireless speakers that are on the market, they provide uninterrupted sound in any direction without having to worry about ‘proper placement!’ Thank you for this article!

  4. All of them really but the ipx7 water resistant will help knowing it wont die on me when water comes at it when fishing or boating.

  5. The two features that stand out for me are:
    – 24 hours battery life!! Yes please, no scrambling to find an electrical outlet
    – Waterproof!! Yes please, especially with a 3-year-old around
    Bring it on 🙂

  6. The fact that I can bring it snorkeling with me cause theres no way I’m going deeper then a meter with my arm floaties.

  7. Dual pairing Bluetooth, 24 hours on battery, IPX7 waterproof rating, pairable with up to 100 JBL Connect+ speakers, and it switches from outdoor to indoor mode… I really can’t decide the best feature, I’d love them all!

  8. Definitely love it being waterproof – it’s been a rainy summer so you still get to squeeze in as much outdoor time as possible!

  9. So many features that are perfect for us with the the JBL Boombox, I think we would appreciate the s waterproof feature most. . We are outside enjoying our yard, gardens, pool, spa and games area till the wee hours so no worries about leaving it outdoors.

  10. Love the way you can pair up to 100 of these to play the same music. Great idea for larger events or to have consistent music throughout the house!

  11. I gotta go with the crowd and say waterproofing is the standout feature. JBL is a venerable name too.

  12. So many great features, but the sound quality and being waterproof makes it the perfect party speaker.

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