The best way to liven up any type of gathering, whether indoor or outdoor, is to play some loud music. With the JBL PartyBox line of speakers, you can do just that. These speakers are designed specifically to play loud music, entertain you with matching light effects and to create a party atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. In this article, we’ll be comparing two mid-range models in this speaker line—the JBL PartyBox 300 and the JBL PartyBox 310. We’ll find out how they differ so that you can choose which one is better suited for your needs. To start things off, here’s a comparison chart that shows their similarities and differences.
JBL PartyBox 300 vs 310 Comparison Chart
|Model||JBL PartyBox 310|
|Dimensions||27.1 x 12.2 x 12.5 inches||31.18 x 16.93 x 15.28 inches|
|Weight||34.9 lbs||38.4 lbs|
|Frequency Response||45 – 20 KHz||45 – 20 KHz|
|Input and Output ports||1 x 3.5mm|
1 x USB-A
2 x 1/4″ TS jacks (guitar and karaoke)
1 x stereo RCA input
1 x stereo RCA output
|1 x 3.5mm|
1 x USB-A
2 x 1/4″ TS jacks (guitar and karaoke)
1 x 3.5mm input (daisy chain)
1 x 3.5mm output (daisy chain)
|Sound Enhancements||Bass Boost||Bass Boost|
|Battery||Up to 18 hours|
5 hours charging time
|Up to 18 hours|
3.5 hours charging time
|Companion App||N/A||JBL PartyBox|
The JBL PartyBox 310 is easier to transport than the PartyBox 300 since it has two wheels at the back.
When you look at these two speakers from the front, they are similar. However, that’s where their similarities end, at least when it comes to their design. Both have telescopic handles for easier transport. However, the two wheels at the back of the JBL PartyBox 310 allow you to have an easier time transporting it than the PartyBox 300.
Measuring 31.18 x 16.93 x 15.28 inches and weighing 38.4 lbs, the JBL PartyBox 310 is bulkier and heavier than the
While they have similar builds, the JBL PartyBox 310 does come with an IPX4 rating, which means that it is splash proof, so you can use it near water. You don’t have to worry about damaging it during pool parties or gatherings at the beach. The same could not be said about the
Both speakers have two 6.5-inch woofers and two 2.5-inch tweeters and they have the same power output of 240 watts. You can place them horizontally or vertically since they have the same driver setup.
Features and Sound
The JBL PartyBox 310 sounds slightly better than the PartyBox 300.
When it comes to their controls, the
Aside from having better controls, the JBL PartyBox 310 also has a companion app—the JBL PartyBox app. With this app, you can tweak different settings such as sound effects, EQ, RGB lighting patterns and more. The
Both speakers can get very loud, and they do so without sacrificing sound quality. However, due to the EQ setting tweaks that you can do with the JBL PartyBox 310, it has a bit of an advantage as to how it will sound. Out of the box, both speakers have boomy bass and slightly recessed mids and highs. They are suitable for different genres of music and with their Bass Boost feature, you can enjoy bass-heavy music as well. When it comes to sound quality, they are quite similar.
Both speakers have Bluetooth connectivity and they can pair to up to two devices so that you can change sources seamlessly. In addition to their Bluetooth connectivity, they also have several wired inputs and outputs.
In addition to daisy chaining speakers using a wired connection, you can also connect two PartyBox speakers (same model) using JBL’s TWS or True Wireless Stereo via Bluetooth.
Battery and Cooling
Both speakers have excellent battery life. They can last up to 18 hours of non-stop use so your party can go on for a long time. And if your speaker runs out of juice, you can plug them to a power outlet so that your party can go on. These two can also charge out using their USB-A ports. You can charge your smartphone and other compatible devices with it.
While they have the same battery life, charging time for both is different. The
At almost the same price, JBL PartyBox 310 is the better buy.
The JBL PartyBox 310 is an improvement over the PartyBox 300 in almost every way. It is easier to transport, is splash proof, has better controls and it has a slightly better sound quality. If you are choosing between the two, you should go with the JBL PartyBox 310. The JBL PartyBox 300 is a nice speaker as well, but at its current price, which is the same as the PartyBox 310, it’s not a good deal. We can only recommend it if you can get it at a much lower price.
The JBL PartyBox 310 is an improvement over the PartyBox 300 in many ways. It is now splash proof, it has wheels for easier transport, it has an improved sound and more.
Yes, if you often throw parties or if you go on trips often, the JBL PartyBox 310 is a nice speaker to have. It can output loud music without sounding distorted and with its improved design, it is easier to transport even though it is big and heavy.
No, it does not have voice control support.
No, it is not waterproof.
Last update on 2022-05-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API