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JBL Pulse 5 Portable Bluetooth® speaker

Item # 109PULSE5B

The dustproof and waterproof Pulse 5 can deliver vibrant light shows and big 360° sound in almost any environment.

The dustproof and waterproof Pulse 5 can deliver vibrant light shows and big 360° sound in almost any environment.

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Item # 109PULSE5B

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About the JBL Pulse 5

Ralph Graves

Light it up

The Pulse 5 has a 5/8" tweeter for crisp, clear highs. The 2-1/2" up-firing driver fills out the mids and bass, while the down-firing passive bass radiator reinforces the lows. The speaker array delivers full, detailed sound in a spacious 360° soundfield.

Light it up

JBL Pulse 5
The JBL Pulse 5 builds on the success of previous JBL Pulse models with some distinct improvements. Its built-in LED display is inside a clear outer shell. This protects the lights from damage and the elements. Select bright, colorful, high-resolution light shows using a button on the back of the speaker. A newer version of built-in Bluetooth means you can simultaneously pair two devices with the Pulse 5, so you and a friend can co-DJ.

Big, 360° sound

The Pulse 5 has a 5/8" tweeter for crisp, clear highs. The 2-1/2" up-firing driver fills out the mids and bass, while the down-firing passive bass radiator reinforces the lows. The speaker array delivers full, detailed sound in a spacious 360° soundfield.

JBL Portable app brightens up the party

To get the most from your Pulse 5, download JBL's free Portable app to your Apple® or Android™ device. With it, you can customize your speaker's light patterns and colors. Select colors from the app's color wheel or pick custom colors with your smartphone's camera.

Activate the speaker's PartyBoost mode with the app to pair two Pulse 5s for stereo sound. Or wirelessly connect multiple PartyBoost-compatible JBL speakers and get an even bigger sound, with all speakers simultaneously playing your song.

Convenient portability

The integrated strap means your Pulse 5 is always ready to just grab and go. The speaker's built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 12 hours of portable operation, and it comes with a Type-C charging cable for fast recharging. 


Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth 5.3 for streaming music from your smartphone or tablet
  • wraparound LED light array for 360° display
  • IP67-rated dustproof and waterproof
  • 5/8" tweeter, 2-1/2" up-firing driver, and down-firing passive bass radiator
  • frequency response 58-20,000 Hz
  • simultaneously pair two devices
  • selectable light show patterns
JBL Portable app:
  • free download from Apple® App Store and Google Play
  • choose and customize light show themes
  • control brightness, speed, and color patterns
  • remotely controls volume
  • lets you pair two Pulse 5 speakers for two-channel stereo via PartyBoost
  • wirelessly connect multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers for simultaneous playback
General features:
  • integrated strap
  • back-mounted control buttons
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours
  • 47" USB-C charging cable
  • 4-1/4" diameter x 8-7/16"H
  • weight: 3.23 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 4' USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instruction and Warranty Card booklet

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More details on the JBL Pulse 5

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Features & specs

Physical Design
Width 4.25
Height 8.4375
Depth 4.25
Weight 3.23
Weather Resistance Dust-proof/Waterproof (IP67)
Color Black
Power and Battery Info
Built-in Battery Y (12 hours)
Charges External Device Via USB No
Runs On AC Power No
Aux Inputs 0
Headphone Jack 0
Bluetooth Version And Supported Audio Formats
Bluetooth Version 5.3
aptX No
aptX-HD No
Other Wireless Features
Hands-free Calling No
Wi-Fi No
Apple AirPlay No
Stereo Pairing Yes
Unison Pairing (Party Mode) Yes
Driver Details
Tweeter Size 0.625
Tweeter Type Dome
Midrange Size 0
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size 2.5
Woofer Type Cone
Audio Specs
Frequency Response 58-20k
Amplification (Watts RMS) 40
Parts Warranty 1 year
Labor Warranty 1 year

Product Research


JBL Sound & Lightshow: The Pulse 5 portable Bluetooth speaker combines JBL sound with a 360° lightshow, bringing your music to life. The JBL Charge 5 employs a built-in 40W amplifier with digital signal processing (DSP) to generate room-filling sound from a 2-way driver design that features a front-firing 0.625" dome tweeter (10W) and up-firing 2.5" cone woofer (30W), plus a down-firing 2.25" passive radiator. You also get an eye-catching LED lightshow with a variety of colors and patterns using the JBL Connect app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device.

Waterproof & Dustproof Design: The JBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker features a rugged rubberized housing and a durable fabric material grille which will hold up indoors and outdoors. The Pulse 5 is IP67 waterproof & dustproof rated which means you can take it almost anywhere; you can even submerge the Pulse 5 in water up to 1 meter (3') for up to 30 minutes. Its integrated carry-strap makes it easy to take with you to the pool, park, or campground.

  • The Pulse 5 can only be submerged in water for a short period of time. If the speaker is playing and then submerged in water, it will sound muffled, as anything submerged in water would sound like. Submerging the speaker more than 1 meter and for more than 30 minutes will damage the speaker as the water will penetrate through the waterproof barriers due to pressure.
  • To ensure that the JBL Pulse 5 is waterproof, please remove all cable connections. Exposing the Pulse 5 to liquids without doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker. Do not expose the Pulse 5 to water while charging, as doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker or power source.

Bluetooth 5.3: The JBL Pulse 5 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 5.3 with support for wireless audio (A2DP 1.3) and control (AVRCP 1.6). You'll be able to stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the Pulse 5. You can control Play, Pause, & Skip functions from the speaker. However, you will still continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information. The Pulse 5 can pair with multiple devices and allow two devices to be connected at the same time so you can switch back and forth quickly between source devices. Once paired, the Pulse 5 will automatically re-connect with the last paired device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: The JBL Pulse 5 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making or answering phone calls.

JBL Connect App: Use the JBL Connect App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android OS 7.0+) to wirelessly pair multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together or to create a custom light show. Firmware and software updates for the speaker can also be done using the JBL Connect app.

  • PartyBoost: Through the JBL Connect App, you can wirelessly pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to create a bigger party (same audio source is played back through all JBL PartyBoost speakers).
  • Lightshow: Customize the Pulse 5's lightshow by selecting from a variety of patterns and colors. Lightshow patterns include - Spiritual, Nature, Party, Cocktail, Weather, or Canvas. You can even pick a custom color pattern using the app's color-wheel, as well as sync the lightshow to pulse with the beat of your music.

Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Pulse 5 Bluetooth speaker has a built-in Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery (3.6V/7500mAH) that provides up to 12 hours of playback time (varies by volume level and audio content). The Pulse 5 speaker includes a USB-C port and a 4' USB-C to USB-A cable to aid in charging the built-in battery. The battery can be recharged from a 3rd party USB/AC power adapter (sold separately) or a free USB port on your computer. A full battery charge takes approximately 4 hours @ 5V/3A.

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Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

Why is my charging light red?
norma  Apr 23, 2023
1 answer
The manual does not indicate what would make the batter life indicator for this speaker turn red. On other JBL speakers, a blinking red charging light indicates that the battery is extremely low and needs to be charged. If the speaker is not charging, we recommend contacting technical support for help troubleshooting the issue. If it was purchased from us, we recommend contacting our technical support. Their toll free phone number is included on the order invoice
jason  Apr 24, 2023 (Staff)

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