JBL Go Essential
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Rich Original JBL Pro Sound

JBL rich Original Pro Sound delivers surprisingly big audio and rich bass from Go Essential's ultra-compact size.

JBL Go Essential IPX7 waterproof - Image

IPX7 waterproof

To the pool. To the park. JBL Go Essential is IPX7 waterproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere.

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Wireless Bluetooth streaming

Wirelessly stream music from your phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device.


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5 hours of playtime

Don't sweat the small stuff like charging your battery. Go Essential gives you up to 5 hours of playtime on a single charge.

Specs & Downloads



Grab and go

The JBL Go Essential is an ultra-compact portable Bluetooth speaker. Stream music via Bluetooth for up to 5 hours of JBL Original Pro Sound. Make a splash with its IPX7 waterproof design. Available in 3 vibrant colors, Go Essential is the perfect speaker to take your music everywhere.

General Specifications

Output power (W)

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
180 Hz - 20k Hz


Dimensions (in)
3.4 x 2.8 x 1.2
Dimensions (cm)
8.6 x 7.1 x 3.2
Weight (kgs)
Weight (lbs)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
A2DP V1.2, AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth frequency
2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
≤ 6 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version


Charging time (hrs)
Maximum music playing time (hrs)


Charging cable
Rechargable battery

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Go Essential
  • 1 x Micro USB cable for charging
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great We've had the JBL Go Essential for about 3 weeks and our 15-year-old daughter has been using it constantly ever since. The connection to the cell phone worked quickly and easily, the device was recognized immediately. The sound is rich and surprisingly good for this small device. It can easily be taken anywhere and also fits in a larger trouser pocket. The Bluetooth range is more than sufficient. We tested it in the garden and the connection was interference-free over a relatively large distance. Our daughter has her mobile phone in the bedroom and can still receive the sound in the bathroom very well through several walls.
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Little Thing - big sound! We love this little Bluetooth Speaker! According to the small size it's not bigger than a package of cigarettes, so it fits perfectly in every bag and you can take it everywhere (to the Garden, the beach or only on your balcony for example). For the little size the sound of this box is unbelievable clear with a deep base. You realy don't think, that this little thing has such an amazing sound! For us it's the perfect solution to take nice music and a relaxing feeling everywhere we want to have it. The desgin is very simple and elegant as well.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice device In view of the product test in which I was able to take a close look at the JBL Go Essential loudspeaker, I can say that it is an extremely handy device that is more than easy to use. For "On" and "Off" hold down the start button for about 3 seconds until the signal sounds. With the point of light in the middle at the top of the front panel, you can also visually see whether the device is on or off. The setup is therefore completely simple. Activate Bluetooth on the mobile phone and search for the device. It all connects automatically in seconds. If you then have music or similar via various providers on your cell phone. streams or listens to the radio online and starts it on your mobile phone, the JBL immediately plays the sound in good quality. The volume can be adjusted at the push of a button on both the cell phone and the speaker and can also be set to a good volume. But there is a minus point, since I weighed the speaker with almost 200g !!! find it relatively difficult, at least for on the go, which has the advantage that it is absolutely stable. In any case, 100% purchase recommendation for the JBL Go Essential from me. I definitely didn't expect that.
Date published: 2022-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My parties were an absolute hit - thanks to JBL! I cannot begin how exciting it is to use these speakers! They have added the life to all my parties! With JBL Go Essential, you can feel the music rushing through your veins, making your adrenaline rush quickly! I have used it constantly with me - barbecues, cooking, parties, and even during work hours. Anyone can learn to use it within seconds - it is not tricky to work with it. It is extremely handy as well! I would absolutely recommend the product all the way!
Date published: 2022-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice speaker Good sound, good battery, good speaker all around! Enjoy it!
Date published: 2022-04-10
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Product Q&A

Can I pair the two speakers together so they both play at the same time?

Asked by: Jsingh0021
Our JBL Go Essential can't connect together since it doesn't have a Connect/PartyBoost feature.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-02-10

What is the wattage of the speaker?

Asked by: Thelma GA
Our JBL Go Essential has an output power of 3.1 Watts RMS.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-05

What is the Bluetooth range for connecting to this speaker?

Asked by: LWTEXAS
Our Go Essential has a maximum Bluetooth range of 10–15 meters without interference, including walls, other objects, and other wireless connections.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-28

Can it play wired music using a microUSB to PL3.5mm adapter?

Asked by: Josef22
The micro USB port on our JBL GO is for charging only.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-06
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