Do JBL speakers Work Underwater?

Over the summer I found myself spending a lot of time at the pool and at the beach.

This led to me searching for Bluetooth speakers that would be suited for the water.

JBL was one of the speaker brands that I knew, which led me to research if JBL speakers would work underwater.

Do JBL speakers work underwater?

There are certain JBL speakers that work underwater.  However, these speakers should only be submerged under a certain amount of water and should only be underwater for a certain amount of time. There are seven JBL speakers that are waterproof. These speakers are:

  • Go 2
  • Clip 3
  • Flip 5
  • Charge 4
  • Pulse 4
  • Xtreme 2
  • Boombox

If you submerge any of these speakers in more than one meter of water for longer than 30 minutes, then it may get damaged. 

Also, do not submerge any of the other JBL speakers into water because they may also damage from being in contact with any kind of water.

How long can JBL speakers be underwater?

JBL speakers can be underwater for no longer than 30 minutes at a time. 

However, you may be able to place your speaker in the water for more than 30 minutes during a visit to the pool if you let the speaker dry each time you take it out of the pool.

Again, the deepest you can submerge the speaker is one meter. 

However, this does not mean that the speaker can be submerged for more than 30 minutes if it is not submerged up to one meter. 

If the speaker is in contact with water at all, then you should only let it be in contact with the water for 30 minutes.

Can JBL speakers go in salt water?

No, you should not take your JBL speaker into salt water. 

If you are going to take your speaker to the beach, then you should avoid taking it into the water. 

If your speaker does get splashed by some salt water, it should be fine.

 JBL speakers that have water-resistant features are built to resist splashes that are from water from the sea.

The JBL speakers cannot withstand salt water because the contents of the salt water is different from the content of fresh water. 

The salt water could cause for parts of the speaker to degrade, which would result in damage to the overall health of the speaker.

Are JBL speakers sand resistant?

Yes, JBL speakers are built to be sand resistant.

JBL speakers do not have a specific technology or specification that makes them resistant to sand. 

However, JBL speakers are dust resistant. 

Since the speaker is dust resistant it should be sand resistant. 

When you go to the beach it is hard to keep sand from getting everywhere, so it should be safe for you to take your JBL speaker to the beach.

The water resistant and dust resistant features also make it easier to clean if you feel the need to. 

Since the speaker is water resistant, you can take a damp cloth and wipe it down to try and remove any dust or sand that may be present after your trip to the beach.

How do you get water out of a JBL speaker?

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If your JBL speaker is water resistant, then there should not be any need to get water out of it. 

However, if your speaker is not water resistant, or you are just worried about potential water damage, then here is what you should do.

First, you should take a towel and do your best to wipe away any excess water that may be present on the surface of your speaker. 

Then, you will want to let the speaker air dry. 

If you are in a hurry and would like to speed up the drying process, then you can use a blow dryer to dry your speaker. 

If you are going to use a blow dryer, then you should make sure that you are at a distance from the speaker.

This is because the speaker may get damaged from the heat if you are too close with a blow dryer.

Once you have done this you just need to wait and see if your speaker is still functional. 

Again, if you have a water-resistant speaker then there should not be any need to do this.

How do you get sand out of a JBL speaker?

To safely remove any dust or sand that gets stuck in your speaker, you may need to take the speaker apart.

Taking the speaker apart will allow you to remove any kind of debris that might be stuck in small crevices. 

If you are not able to take the speaker apart, then you may want to purchase an air canister.

If you can take the speaker apart, then you can wipe down the individual pieces until they no longer have any debris in them. 

If you are not able to take the speaker apart, then you can take the air canister and blow the air in the tight crevices that may contain debris. 

The air should apply enough pressure to the debris to get it loose, which should make it much easier to clean.

Can you take a JBL speaker in the shower?

Yes, you can take your JBL speaker in the shower

If your JBL speaker is water resistant, then it should be fine in the shower. 

If you are not submerging it in water for prolonged times, then you should be able to expose it to small splashes of water without damage occurring.

If you do not have a speaker that is water resistant, then you should be more hesitant. 

If you can take the speaker in the shower and avoid having water getting splashed on it, then you may be able to avoid damage. 

However, the moisture from the shower that can be present in your bathroom may get the speaker wet, which could lead to potential damage.

How do you properly clean a JBL speaker?

There is no specific way to clean a JBL speaker. 

There is not a specific way to clean the speaker because they are not meant to get dirty. 

However, if your speaker is water resistant, then you can take a damp cloth and wipe it down. 

After you wipe it down, then you can let it air dry. 

If you do not have a water-resistant speaker, then you may want to avoid wiping it down with any kind of wet towel or cloth.

Closing Thoughts

In closing, my research has led me to believe that there are JBL speakers that are made to work underwater.

I do not have experience using a JBL speaker underwater, but I would imagine that the sound may be a bit distorted when underwater. 

Do not expect your speaker to have the same sound quality underwater that it has when you are using it regularly.

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