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Pairing two JBL speakers together will provide an immersive stereo sound experience for you and your buddies to enjoy while you sing and dance the night away.
In case of any crowded large events, you can increase the overall volume output by simply pairing two JBL speakers together. But how do you do so? Well, keep reading to find out more.
Can You Connect Two or More JBL Speakers Together?
Absolutely yes. You can easily pair two or more speakers wirelessly via Bluetooth but there’s no one “fixed” way to pair them up since different JBL speaker models use different pairing features and protocols to facilitate connections between them.
For instance, very older versions of JBL speakers like the JBL Flip 3, Charge 3, Pulse 2, and Clip 2 use the ‘Connect’ feature to connect with each other.
On the other hand, models like the JBL Flip 4, Xtreme 2, Pulse 3, Charge 4, and Boombox use the ‘Connect +’ protocol to pair up to a hundred JBL speakers together.
Lastly, the very latest models such as the JBL Flip 5, Flip 6, Pulse 4, Pulse 5, Boombox 2, Boombox 3, and the JBL Xtreme 3 feature a more advanced and quicker connection protocol known as ‘PartyBoost’. With this feature, you can make connections between a maximum of 100 JBL speakers.
Once you’ve figured out what model is your JBL speaker and which connection protocol it’s compatible with, go on and follow the appropriate step-by-step guidelines we will lay out in the upcoming sections.
How to Easily Pair 2 JBL Speakers Together?
Here are the top 4 ways you can establish a quick connection between your device and your JBL speakers:
1. Using Bluetooth Connection
In order to pair two JBL speakers, turn them on and ensure both are in pairing mode.
On each speaker, press the Bluetooth button to activate pairing. Once both speakers are in pairing mode, they should connect automatically.
If not, it’s wise to check the user manual for specific instructions or ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your device. Often, JBL speakers can also refuse to pair up because of low battery power, so make sure that your speakers are well-charged.
2. Via Connect / Connect+
First off, ensure that both of your JBL speakers have the Connect or Connect + feature.
Next, turn on both speakers and put them in pairing mode.
Now, on one of the speakers, press the Connect/Connect+ button and repeat the same process with your other JBL speaker.
The speakers should now have paired together. You might hear a confirmation sound or notice the LED sensor flash a different color twice.
Don’t forget, not all JBL speakers support Connect/Connect+. If you’re not sure whether yours has or not, refer to your JBL speaker’s user manual for correct information.
3. Using ‘PartyBoost’ Feature
If you’re hosting an exceptionally large party teeming with people in a wide open space, trust us – only two JBL speakers won’t help.
You’ll have to connect a couple of JBL speakers together to enjoy a wide-reaching listening environment and the only way this can be achieved is via the ‘PartyBoost’ feature. Simply follow these steps below:
- Step 1: Turn on both of your JBL portable Bluetooth speakers that you want to connect to each other.
- Step 2: Connect one of the JBL Bluetooth speakers to your source device (e.g: iPhone) via Bluetooth.
- Step 3: Now confirm the connection by looking at the Bluetooth button on your speaker – see if the LED backlight is on.
- Step 4: Afterwards, press the PartyBoost button on the speaker that’s connected to your source device. The LED light ring around the center buttons will light up to confirm that PartyBoost is turned on.
- Step 5: Well done so far. At this point, both JBL speakers should be connected to each other. For further affirmation, play a song and observe the maximum volume output to see whether the connection was successful.
Always remember this one key fact – you cannot connect a PartyBoost JBL speaker and a Connect / Connect+ speaker together. You will only be able to connect one JBL PartyBoost speaker with another PartyBoost speaker using this technology.
4. Via the JBL Official App
Yes, you read that right! If you find wireless connections to be troublesome, go for the JBL Connect app instead. It’s commonly used for pairing multiple JBL speakers together.
To download this app on your smartphone, visit Play Store or Apple Store. Once installed, open the app, turn on your JBL speakers, and follow the in-app instructions for pairing multiple devices together, often referred to as “Connect” or “Party” mode.
Now for the cherry on top – you also get to control and customize your JBL Bluetooth speakers anyhow you like, especially features such as EQ adjustments, firmware updates, and party mode syncing for multiple devices through this one single app, even if you’re far away and not in the same place as your JBL speakers.
Alright folks, that’s all for today. We hope this guide has been useful enough to help you successfully pair both of your JBL speakers together.
If not, then we would like to suggest you to reset both of your JBL speakers and charge them adequately if either of their batteries is dead. Moreover, positioning the two speakers closely together also helps speed up the Bluetooth connecting process. Keep trying till you succeed. Good luck!
Frequently Asked Questions
1- How do I pair two JBL speakers together?
Answer: If both of your JBL speakers have Connect / Connect + button, then use this feature to establish a connection. If both of your JBL speakers are compatible with the PartyBoost wireless technology, you may use this feature instead. On the other hand, if you have two different JBL speakers, you may want to use the JBL Connect app on your source device, then enable Bluetooth and follow the app’s instructions for connecting them in either “Connect” or “Party” mode.
2- Can you link 2 JBL PartyBox speakers?
Answer: Yes, you can typically connect two of the same JBL PartyBox speaker models (e.g. 2 x PartyBox 310) wirelessly in TWS mode if they support Bluetooth or even using audio cables for a wired connection. Simply press and hold the Bluetooth button on both speakers for 5 seconds, that should do. Or you may also use the dedicated TWS buttons on the rear panels of JBL PartyBox speakers by pressing and holding them together at the same time to link them up.
3- How many devices can a JBL speaker connect to?
Answer: The exact number of devices a JBL speaker can connect to depends on the specific model. However, as far as we know, you can connect up to 3 smart devices ( iOS or Android ) at the same time via wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Now, if you’re using AUX cables, know that you can only form one wired connection with one device at a time.
4- How do I connect 4 Bluetooth speakers together?
Answer: For this you will have to purchase a good-quality Bluetooth audio transmitter that supports multiple connections. Basically, you need to turn on and put all 4 of your Bluetooth speakers in pairing mode then connect each of them to the transmitter correctly.