The JBL PartyBox 100, 200, 300, 310, 1000 and PartyBox On-The-Go speakers support the True Wireless Stereo (or TWS) mode. You can follow this guide at Seeking Tech to see how to set up this feature for your speakers.
JBL PartyBox TWS Compatibility
When it comes to compatibility, you must use the same speaker model for the True Wireless Stereo connection. The only exception to this rule is the PartyBox 200 and PartyBox 300 as you can connect these two together using TWS.
You can take a look at a list of possible speaker combinations you can use for the True Wireless Stereo mode below:
- JBL PartyBox 100 + JBL PartyBox 100
- JBL PartyBox 200 + JBL PartyBox 200
- JBL PartyBox 200 + JBL PartyBox 300
- JBL PartyBox 310 + JBL PartyBox 310
- JBL PartyBox 1000 + JBL PartyBox 1000
- JBL PartyBox On-The-Go + JBL PartyBox On-The-Go
How to set up TWS on PartyBox 100 and PartyBox On-The-Go
The setup procedures for the JBL PartyBox 100 and PartyBox On-The-Go are the same as you need to take the following steps:
1. First, make sure you have the right combination of speakers. You can only pair JBL PartyBox 100 with another JBL PartyBox 100. You can also only pair the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go with another JBL PartyBox On-The-Go.
2. Next, you need to turn on just one of the two speakers. The speaker you are turning on first will be the default left channel.
3. With the first speaker powered on, you can then turn on your second speaker. This speaker will be the default right channel.
4. With both speakers on, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the first speaker that was powered on for around five second. If done correctly, you should hear a notification chime being played.
5. After hearing the chime, quickly press and hold the Bluetooth button on the second speaker until you hear notification chime coming out of it.
This will enable the True Wireless Stereo.
How to set up TWS on PartyBox 200, 300, 310 and 1000
To set up TWS with the JBL PartyBox 200, 300, 310 or 1000, you need to do the following:
1. First, you need to make sure you have the right speaker combination to set up True Wireless Stereo. The following combos will work with these set of speakers:
- JBL PartyBox 200 and JBL PartyBox 200
- JBL PartyBox 200 and JBL PartyBox 300
- JBL PartyBox 310 and JBL PartyBox 310
- JBL PartyBox 1000 and JBL PartyBox 1000
2. Next, you have to turn on both speakers.
3. Press and hold one of the speakers until you hear a chime coming out of it. This should take around five seconds.
4. After hearing the chime, quickly press and hold the other speaker until you hear another chime.
5. The TWS mode will be activated.
6. Once the connection has been established, you can use the L/R button on the speakers to change the speakers to either the left or right channel.
For the JBL PartyBox 310, you can use the L/R button or the Partybox app on your smartphone.
How to disable TWS on JBL PartyBox 100, 200, 300, 310, 1000 and PartyBox On-The-Go
There are the methods to disable the TWS mode on your JBL PartyBox.
The first is to simply turn off one or both of the speakers with the power button.
If you want to leave your speakers powered on, then the second method is to press and hold the Bluetooth button on one of the speakers until True Wireless Stereo is disabled.
How to fix TWS connection issues on PartyBox 100, 200, 300, 310, 1000 and PartyBox On-The-Go
You may encounter issues when it comes to connecting your PartyBox speakers through True Wireless Stereo. You may also run into disconnections. If you are having problems, you can do the following:
Make sure you are using compatible speakers. You can refer to our compatibility list at the top of this article.
You should also make sure you are following the aforementioned steps correctly as you should be pressing and holding the Bluetooth button for only one speaker at a time.
If possible, move the speakers closer together.
Make sure that there aren’t any obstructions in between the two speakers. Obstructions include walls and any body of water.
You should also avoid placing the speakers too close to a Wi-Fi router as the Wi-Fi signal can interfere with the Bluetooth connection.
If you are using other Bluetooth devices, try to turn them off.
Try to use the speakers in an enclosed space as completely opened spaces won’t have any objects for the Bluetooth signal to reflect off of.
About Microphone and Instrument Inputs
When you use a microphone or instrument with the JBL PartyBox speakers in the True Wireless Stereo mode, you will only hear the microphone or instrument coming out on the one speaker it is connected to. There are two ways to get around this issue if you want to use both speakers.
The first is to use an RCA cable. Connect one end to the RCA output to the speaker that is connected to your microphone or instrument. You can connect the other end of the table to the RCA input of the second speaker.
The second method is to use a mixer. You can send the audio source through the mixer and then send the mixed audio signal to both speakers using a wired connection.