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JBL Jembe™ Wireless

Bluetooth® powered speaker system

9 Reviews | 5 questions - 19 answers

Overview

Our take on the JBL Jembe™ Wireless

The JBL Jembe Wireless Bluetooth® powered speakers have a distinctive look — and an equally distinctive sound. They deliver clean highs and clear, accurate midrange. Bass ports in the back help reinforce the lows, giving your music a nice, full sound. And the built-in amplifier produces 6 watts per channel — plenty of power for a desktop concert.

The JBL Jembe Wireless Bluetooth® powered speakers have a distinctive look — and an equally distinctive sound. They deliver clean highs and clear, accurate midrange. Bass ports in the back help reinforce the lows, giving your music a nice, full sound. And the built-in amplifier produces 6 watts per channel — plenty of power for a desktop concert.

JBL Jembe wireless bluetooth powered speaker system

Bluetooth convenience

You can stream wirelessly to the Jembe Wirelessfrom just about any Bluetooth device — smartphone, tablet, laptop, or whatever. Spread out the Jembe's two matched speakers to create a truly spacious soundstage.

And you're not limited to Bluetooth sources. The system has a stereo minijack input. So you can play music from your non-Bluetooth devices as well and still enjoy that great JBL sound.

Simple and fun

The Jembe Wireless system is easy to setup, and easy to use. Plug in the power adapter, and run the connecting cord from one speaker to the other. Then pair your Bluetooth device wirelessly to the system.

The top of one of the speakers serves as the volume control. Place a finger in the indentation and turn. It's easy to dial the sound up or down.

These are computer speakers. I returned them after realizing this. The product name should be more accurate.

david, denver, CO

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Computer loudspeakers
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' AC power cord)
  • AC plug insert
  • 5' Stereo minijack cable
  • Easy Setup Guide

Product Highlights:

  • powered speaker system with Bluetooth wireless operation
  • range: 30 feet
  • two 6-watt amplifiers built into the right speaker
  • full-range speakers with passive radiators for stronger bass
  • frequency response: 80-20,000Hz
  • metal speaker grilles
  • minijack stereo headphone output
  • minijack stereo input for portable devices
  • AC power adapter
  • dimensions (each): 4-3/16"W x 5-1/4"H x 4-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

JBL Jembe™ Wireless Reviews

Average Customer Review:

9 Reviews

Misleading Product Name

Written by: david from denver, CO on February 13, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are computer speakers. I returned them after realizing this. The product name should be more accurate.

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JBL Jembe wireless speaker

Written by: Don from zebulon, NC on February 12, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speakers for computer or small TV. The sound is good except for having a box sound but it is a big improvement over computer speakers.

Pros: Easy connection, good volume

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JBL JEBEL SPEAKERS

Written by: Charles C from Orange County, CA. on February 9, 2016

I'mean the speakers were GREAT, but I was unable to use them for my needs. Sure that they would work fine when used with a computer or I-phone. JBL has always been a great for speakers.

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enhances love life!

Written by: fss from Virginia on April 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quality full sound and plenty loud for regular room. You end up listing to a lot more music than before, especially with internet radio stations. Vocal Legend Jazz sounds great after kids go to sleep and very inviting for wife to peak in!

Pros: Quality and Price

Cons: It's first Bluetooth device I use, and find it annoying to need to disconnect from the laptop to use the speakers with phone, if I'm doing it right.

Great small speakers

Written by: RAM from Washington on December 9, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and very easy to setup (just plug in the power and turn on), the bluetooth worked instantly.

Pros: Easy and great addition to the bedroom

Cons: Wish the volume had a remote.

JBL Jembe™ Wireless

Written by: Robert from Bel Ai, r MD on November 11, 2014

I have not been able to get these speakers to connect to my stereo

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Crutchfield response on November 17, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

JBL JembeT Wireless

Written by: KeithD from St.Louis, MO on October 30, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Speakers has dynamic sound from bass to treble far better than the speakers I've been using. I was hoping to use it with my Receiver, but it doesn't use bluetooth devices as 2nd room speakers.

Pros: Full range of Sound and Volume, good price

Cons: Don't have a tonal control, but is balance to give good sound from classical, to funk, to rock & pop.

JBL Wireless

Written by: beg12774 from Minneapolis, MN on October 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little set of speakers for the money spent. Good value and space savers.

Pros: Value and size

Cons: None really

JBL Jembe BT Speakers

Written by: Patrick from Charlottesville on February 7, 2014

Excellent clear, resoanant sound at all volume levels. Surprising result for such small speakers. A very welcome addition. Could not be more pleased!

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Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the JBL Jembe™ Wireless manual

  • 2 Computer loudspeakers
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' AC power cord)
  • AC plug insert
  • 5' Stereo minijack cable
  • Easy Setup Guide

Product Research

Features

Overview: The stylish JBL Jembe Wireless two-piece entertainment loudspeaker system includes a built-in power amplifier and a Slipstream port that creates rich bass with low distortion from a 2.0 computer system. Built-in Bluetooth lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or music player. A 3.5mm input connects easily to any portable audio device with a headphone or audio output. The Jembe Wireless loudspeakers fit unobtrusively on any desk or bookshelf, and can elevate your multimedia experience with JBL's realistic sound quality.

Built-in Bluetooth w/ Harman TrueStream Technology: The Jembe Wireless speaker system streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, computer/PC or other devices.  Harman's TrueStream technology lets you enjoy the best possible listening experience when you're streaming audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information. This unit pairs easily with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Once paired, the JBL Jembe Wireless will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JBL Jembe Wireless.

Inputs/Outputs: The Jembe Wireless two-piece loudspeaker system offers two analog audio inputs. There are two 3.5mm inputs to connect your portable MP3 player, computer, or other audio device with a headphone or audio output. One 5' stereo minijack audio cable is included. The Jembe Wireless speaker system is also fitted with a 3.5mm headphone output to connect a set of headphones for private listening.

Note: In addition there is an attached 69" mono-RCA cable on one of the speakers which connects to the Mono-RCA jack on the other speaker.

Built-in Amp + Full-Range Drivers w/ Slipstream Port Technology: The Jembe Wireless two-piece entertainment loudspeaker system employs a built-in amplifier (6W+6W) that provides sufficient power and high-quality audio for music and movies with an enhanced acoustics that add depth and space. Each Jembe Wireless speaker is equipped with a single full-range driver. This unique full-range driver has been designed specifically to fit into small speaker enclosures while providing significant low bass. The result is a compact and elegant computer speaker that provides superior low bass, midrange and highs (80Hz to 20,000Hz). The Jembe Wireless loudspeaker system utilizes JBL Slipstream port technologies to ensure powerful, smooth-sounding bass with low distortion.

Compact & Portable Design: The Jembe Wireless system looks sharp and stylish in any room. The speakers feature JBL's Weave design which represents a perfect convergence of form and function. The Jembe Wireless system will not clutter your desk or home. Because the loudspeakers are small enough to pack easily into a bag, you can take great sound wherever you go.

Power Requirements: The Jembe Wireless computer speaker system operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter.

  • Input: 100-240V - 50/60Hz, 500mA
  • Output: 12.0V - 1500mA
Note: The JBL Jembe Wireless speaker system has a built-in power-saving feature. If no audio signal is present for approximately three minutes, the speakers will go into power-standby mode and the white LED will turn off. Once the JBL Jembe Wireless system detects an audio signal, the speakers will return to normal playing mode, and the white LED will light up.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

The warranty on scratch and dent is the same as a new product, and JBL is a well know and reliable brand, plus these speakers are blue tooth enabled. [ LAWRENCE  Mar 11, 2016 ]
Good quality and value. I have learned to trust Crutchfield [ Donald  Jan 22, 2016 ]
Their size, style, and price. [ GERALD  Dec 21, 2015 ]

5 questions already asked

Really not sure- looks like you can daisy-chain them together with your own cable, but I haven't tried myself. [ Adam  Jul 21, 2015 ]
no I don't believe you could. [ Dean  Jul 21, 2015 ]
Sorry don't know if Bluetooth can grab 2 audio devices simultaneously. [ Robert  Jul 20, 2015 ]
Yes you can! [ Adam  May 10, 2015 ]
Yes! You can control the volume from your phone as well as from the top of the speaker [ Michael  May 04, 2015 ]
yes [ Ephraim A.  May 04, 2015 ]
Yes and these peakers are really good full sounding speakers for the price. [ Dean  May 04, 2015 ]
I run andriod samsung s5 and i can control the volume from my phone as long as the volume is not turn all the way down on the speakers themselves. Typically I keep the speakers at 30 percent or so and control everything from my phone. In addition to Bluetooth from my phone, I also have them directly connected to a headphone jack on a record player so if someone in my family wants to listen to vinyl they can control everything locally at the speaker or player. [ CRAIG  May 04, 2015 ]
If I remember right they both effect the volume. I don't use an iPhone, but my PC runs Pandora & Spotify over Bluetooth -- both volume controls have effect. [ Robert  May 04, 2015 ]
I purchased them for my niece/goddaughter so I wouldn't know sorry [ Ralph  May 03, 2015 ]
Yes. You can turn the volume up or down o. The side of your iPhone and also from the iTunes Player. [ Barry  May 03, 2015 ]
Sorry, can't help. I have the speakers connected through a Bluetooth transmitted which is plugged in the the headphone jack on the TV. This allows me to controlled the volume the the TV remote. [ Roger  May 03, 2015 ]
About 4 to 5 feet. [ Adam  Dec 02, 2014 ]
3-5 feet, the placement will depend upon the power cord to speaker 1 and the connection to speaker 2. The good news is that you have 2 speakers with separation, sound that fills the room from the computer or bluetooth wireless. [ DOUG  Dec 01, 2014 ]
58" [ LARRY  Nov 30, 2014 ]
4 ft. 4 in. [ DIANE  Nov 30, 2014 ]
About 58". [ David  Nov 30, 2014 ]
These speakers are designed for connection to a device with Bluetooth (tablet, phone, etc). For the R-S300 you would likely want to look at a pair of bookshelf or similar speakers. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help you pick out the best speakers for your amp. [ Jeff  May 12, 2014 ]  Staff
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