JBL Partybox Encore Essential
$199.95 Price reduced from $299.95 to Save 33%
JBL Partybox Encore Essential Amazing JBL Original Pro Sound - Image

Amazing JBL Original Pro Sound

Nothing beats amazing JBL Original Pro Sound with deep bass.

JBL Partybox Encore Essential A light show that syncs to the beat - Image

A light show that syncs to the beat

The dynamic light show delivers with fun ring light and a cool strobe effect that syncs to the beat of your music.

JBL Partybox Encore Essential 6 Hours of play time - Image

6 Hours of play time

No plug? No problem. The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential keeps the party going wherever you are with up to 6 hours of play time.


JBL Partybox Encore Essential IPX4 splash proof - Image

IPX4 splash proof

Dancing on the beach? Party by the pool? The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential is IPX4 splash proof so you never have to worry about the party getting too wet or wild.

JBL Partybox Encore Essential Wired mic input - Image

Wired mic input

Step into the spotlight. Turn any party into a karaoke party with a wired mic input.

JBL Partybox Encore Essential Pair your speakers for even bigger sound - Image

Pair your speakers for even bigger sound

One JBL PartyBox not enough? Pair two speakers wirelessly with True Wireless Stereo (TWS) technology for even bigger, bolder sound.

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PartyBox app

The JBL PartyBox app makes it easier than ever to control your music, update settings, and customize the colors of your lightshow for the perfect party vibe.

JBL Partybox Encore Essential Multisource playback - Image

Multisource playback

Stream your tunes wirelessly via Bluetooth, connect a USB stick, or plug in with an aux cable. The JBL PartyBox Encore Essential offers ultimate adaptability for your music.

Product comparison

JBL Partybox Encore Essential
JBL PartyBox Encore
JBL Partybox 110
JBL Partybox 310

General Specifications

Output power (W) 100
Output power (W) 100
Output power (W) 160
Output power (W) 240


Dimensions (cm) 27.6 x 32.7 x 29.3
Dimensions (cm) 27.6 x 32.7 x 29.3
Dimensions (cm) 29.5 x 56.8 x 30.0
Dimensions (cm) 68.8 x 32.6 x 36.8
Weight (kgs) 5.9
Weight (kgs) 6.3
Weight (kgs) 10.84
Weight (kgs) 17.42



Specs & Downloads



The portable JBL PartyBox Encore Essential speaker gives you up to 6 hours of non-stop fun. With an easy grab-and-go handle and splash proof design, you can always take the party with you. Dancing on the beach? Chilling by the pool? Keep the music pumping anywhere with amazing JBL Original Pro Sound and deep bass. Let the cool built-in light show set the mood, or use True Wireless Stereo technology to pair up speakers for an even bigger sound. You're always in control with the PartyBox app, which lets you customize your music and lightshow colors to create the perfect vibe.

General Specifications

Output power (W)

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
50 Hz - 20k Hz @-6dB


Dimensions (in)
10.87 x 12.87 x 11.54
Dimensions (cm)
27.6 x 32.7 x 29.3
Weight (kgs)
Weight (lbs)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
Bluetooth frequency
2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
≤ 15 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version


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


Charging cable
Rechargable battery

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL PartyBox Encore Essential
  • 1 x AC power cord (AC plug and Quantity varies by region)
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety sheet
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! Get one!! Where to begin with this amazing speaker? Especially for it's copact size, the sound is amazing. The bass is as deep as you want it with two options of bass boost. Using the 'PARTYBOX' app gives even more options to change bass, mid and treble. The app gives Dj sound effects along with karaoke effects (bass, breble, echo). Now the lights...on the unit and app, I can control the light sequesnce. With the app, I can specify one color to be chosen to stay steady or looped. The unit itself is well constructed and easy to carry with its rubber lined handle. In short...this is a great speaker and I want another one!
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loud, clear, boomy and so fun! Wow!!! Received the JBL party box Encore Essential and was first impressed with its great packaging. Pulled it out and connected my phone to it with ease. The Bluetooth is strong and has a huge distance. We rocked this thing at half volume in our backyard, across the pool and it sounded FANTASTIC!! I love the choice of the bass boost especially outside. Inside, no need…this thing BOOMS! After friends and family got out of the pool we hooked up a mic in the back of the Encore and the kids sang along to the POP station…they had a blast. I love that the mic input has a “gain” and a volume knob. Made getting the right balance so easy. Oh…and we did all this on ONE charge…lasted all day and still had juice. I can’t wait to use this as our outdoor movie speaker this summer.
Date published: 2022-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Product - Cannot Recommend Enough! The Partybox Encore Essential is absolutely fantastic! From the moment this came out of the box, I haven't stopped using it. At first, I tried it just as a standalone speaker for my phone in the office. The sound is unbelievable and honestly, I could only put the sound up to ~70-80% before I was worried about the neighbors would complain. I also tried the speaker paired to the TV which was equally amazing. Movies were incredible getting to experience the theatre on my couch. The setup is incredibly simple with easy-to-access buttons on the top and a convenient fold-down panel access in the back for microphone and auxiliary feeds.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let the Bass Drop! Wow! this speaker is amazing! Music with deep bass sounds super clear and punchy without distorting clarity. The best part about it is that you can download the Partybox app and update how deep you want the bass to sound; customizations on this speaker are awesome. The light patterns can be adjusted however you'd like or if you decide that the light show is not you're taste, you can turn them off. So far, I've been setting up my speaker in my living room, bedroom and outside out in the yard. The handle at the top makes it so much easier to move around and the handle itself blends in nicely withing the speaker. The gloss trim around some of the edges makes this really nice to have displayed. I do have to say, my favorite part about this speaker is it's amazing sound clarity and punchy deep bass. I can't wait to show it off at my next family gathering this summer!
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely in love with this speaker!! I am absolutely in love with this speaker! It is a party box basically cut in half and can produce the same amount of sound so it is definitely more convenient to bring around and really make your party “on the go”. The sound quality is astounding and the light show is always a sick bonus! I brought it to the football field to see how well it sounds outside in an open environment and people were telling me they can hear the music from the 2 fields away and they were extremely impressed to say the least. Next spot is the beach for a beach party! Overall an amazing speaker! It also has a microphone jack so lets see how my next karaoke night will go!
Date published: 2022-05-12
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Product Q&A


Asked by: MARK2SNY
It is only possible to connect a maximum of two JBL PartyBox Encore Essential on Stereo or Party mode.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-08-06

Will the JBL encore essential pair up with my JBL xtreme 2 ?

Asked by: Brandon233344
Our JBL Partybox 110 can't be paired with your JBL Xtreme 2. However, it is possible to pair two of the same model of JBL PartyBox Encore Essentials together through TWS (True Wireless Stereo) mode to create a wireless stereo system.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-07-03

The wireless mics advertise with the Encore are not available because I’ve been looking for them. Is this new model coming out soon or it will not be sold?

Asked by: Encorefan
We don't have news to share on when we will have inventory for the parts of our JBL PartyBox Encore.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-08-02

Is there any accessories such as tripod, wireless microphones, carrying shoulder straps etc: for the Partybox Encore Essential ?

Asked by: 5am5am
Our JBL PartyBox Essential has the following contents in the box: 1 x JBL PartyBox Encore Essential, 1 x AC power cord (AC plug and Quantity varies by region), 1 x Quick Start Guide, and 1 x Safety sheet. Please note that the speaker still features a mic input, aux input, USB audio input, Bluetooth, and it is also compatible with the JBL PartyBox App.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-09-04

I need a portable bluetooth speaker to play the music for me when I am practice the acoustic drum set. My Charge 5 is inaudible when play the drums. I need a speaker that is loud enough to cover the drums. Which speaker would your recommend? Thank you!

Asked by: Jinhong
Thanks for your inquiry. We recommend our Partybox line of speakers such as the JBL Partybox Encore Essential, Partybox 110, Partybox 310, or the Partybox-On-the-Go as these would be loud enough to cover the sound of drumbeats.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-02-08

Does this version work with the wireless microphones without an adapter???

Asked by: Bobbob123
Our Partybox Encore Essential requires an adapter to be plugged in the microphone input when using a wireless mic. We do not guarantee a successful connection when using a wierless mic w/o an adapter.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-05-18

This item was promoted with two wireless microphones, will the microphones be sold separately?

Asked by: Encorefan
Our JBL Partybox Encore Essential does not have wireless microphones included in the box. These mics are sold separately.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-06-09

Will the Encore Essential pair with an Encore?

Asked by: Patch2k
Our JBL PartyBox Encore can be paired with the Encore Essential via TWS for stereo mode or by daisy chaining the input of the secondary speaker.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-09-15
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