Comparing Bose Home Speaker 500 and JBL Extreme 3

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Bose Home Speaker 500 ranks #125 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
JBL Extreme 3 ranks #62 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews
JBL Extreme 3: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts prefer JBL Extreme 3 over Bose Home Speaker 500

On 1 Dec 2022 (4 days ago) we went through 109 Bluetooth Speaker expert endorsements .

Currently, JBL Extreme 3 received 1 endorsement from What Hi-Fi (29 Nov 2022). Meanwhile, Bose Home Speaker 500 did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechHive
Popular Mechanics
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
TechRadar
SoundGuys
WIRED
PCMag
Tom's Guide
What Hi-Fi
36
N/A $280
JBL Extreme 3
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4
N/A N/A $379
Bose Home Speaker 500
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 29 Nov 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked JBL Extreme 3 as #4
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
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    #4 out of 12 JBL Extreme 3
    JBL’s rugged wireless speaker serves up a sonic surprise
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Customers like JBL Extreme 3 noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Bose Home Speaker 500
JBL Extreme 3
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

JBL Extreme 3, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Bose Home Speaker 500.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling bluetooth speaker receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Both Bose Home Speaker 500 and JBL Extreme 3 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Bose Home Speaker 500
In comparison:
Bose Home Speaker 500 ranks #125 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
JBL Extreme 3
In comparison:
JBL Extreme 3 ranks #62 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
Median best-selling Bluetooth Speaker
In comparison:
Kunodi F4 ranks #137 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





JBL Extreme 3 is more popular than Bose Home Speaker 500

It's fairly safe to say that JBL Extreme 3 is a more popular bluetooth speaker than Bose Home Speaker 500, based on its 3,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Bose Home Speaker 500 and JBL Extreme 3 often consider Sonos Move, a more popular, pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Bose Home Speaker 500 and JBL Extreme 3
Sonos Move $329
In comparison:
Sonos Move ranks #25 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
7 expert recommendations More Popular Better Reviews
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) $262
In comparison:
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) ranks #130 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom $427
In comparison:
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom ranks #54 out of 273. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
4 expert recommendations Better Reviews
Bose Portable Smart Speaker $399
In comparison:
Bose Portable Smart Speaker ranks #156 out of 273. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Dec 2022 neither Bose Home Speaker 500 nor JBL Extreme 3 were recommended by key experts who publish Portable Bluetooth Speakers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechHive
Popular Mechanics
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
TechRadar
SoundGuys
WIRED
PCMag
Tom's Guide
What Hi-Fi
1
- $329
Sonos Move
5
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1
3
8
2
4
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9
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2
- $195
Sonos Roam
6
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2
1
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2
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3
11
3
- $140
JBL Charge 5
7
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6
1
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6
7
2
4
- $80
UE Wonderboom 2
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5
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10
9
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5
-
5
3
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
No expert reviews linked yet for Bose Home Speaker 500.

Expert reviews [14]

83
Total expert reviews: 14
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 6
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 14 reviews
83
Lowest score by Rtings.com
67

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews
JBL Extreme 3: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Sound performance: Fill any room with impressive wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker
  • Built-in Alexa: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are built into this smart speaker for hands-free voice control. And a noise-rejecting mic system listens in every direction for your voice
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From Seller:
  • POWERFUL JBL ORIGINAL PRO SOUND: Four drivers and two JBL Bass Radiators effortlessly deliver dynamic, immersive sound with deep bass and plenty of detail. You'll get lost in the music wherever you are.
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0017817783385
UPC Numbers: 017817783385
Model Numbers: 795345-1100
EAN Numbers: 0050036375054
UPC Numbers: 050036375054
Model Numbers: JBLXTREME3BLKAM
Bose Home Speaker 500: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Bose Home Speaker 500 is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sony SRS-RA5000 or Audio Pro Addon C10 MkII .

Bose Home Speaker 500 is $299.01 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($79.99).

JBL Extreme 3 is a popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Marshall Kilburn II or Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 .

JBL Extreme 3 is $199.96 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($79.99).

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