Play and charge endlessly. Take the party with you no matter what the weather. The JBL Charge 5 speaker delivers bold JBL Original Pro Sound, with its optimized long excursion driver, separate tweeter and dual pumping JBL bass radiators. Up to 20 hours of playtime and a handy powerbank to keep your devices charged to keep the party going all night. Rain? Spilled drinks? Beach sand? The IP67 waterproof and dustproof Charge 5 survives whatever comes its way. Thanks to PartyBoost, you can connect multiple JBL PartyBoost-enabled speakers for a sound big enough for any crowd. With all-new colors inspired by the latest street fashion trends, it looks as great as it sounds.
Bold JBL Original Pro Sound
Take the amazing power of JBL Pro Sound with you. The JBL Charge 5 has an optimized long excursion driver, a separate tweeter, and dual JBL bass radiators, all delivering impressively rich and clear audio. Get that big room sound, even when outdoors.
25 hours of playtime
The fun doesn’t have to stop. Packed with an incredible 20 hours of battery life, JBL Charge 5 lets you party all day and into the night.
IP67 waterproof and dustproof
To the pool. To the park. JBL Charge 5 is IP67 waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere.
Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns enjoying JBL Pro sound.
Crank up the fun with PartyBoost
PartyBoost allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to truly pump up your party.
Power up with the built-in powerbank
Don’t put the party on pause. A built-in powerbank lets you charge your devices without taking a break from the tunes.
CHARGE5 Portable Waterproof Speaker with Powerbank
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Excellent quality all the way around. This is my fifth JBL speaker and I’ve never been disappointed. After comparing this with my Charge 4, it definitely has better instrument separation and it gets a bit louder, not really worth it if you already have a Charge 4 in my opinion. Compared to the Flip 5, the Charge 5 has better separation, but overall sounds very similar; the Charge 5 is mainly louder, which is expected given the size difference. I can guarantee that you’ll be impressed with whichever JBL speaker you choose.
Recently bought the UE Megaboom 3 and was greatly disappointed by its mediocre sound quality. Went back to the store and decided to purchase the Charge 5 instead. Finally got it out of the box and played some music and was instantly amazed by the sound quality of this thing!
The !JBL Charge 5 put the UE to shame!
It made the Megaboom 3 sound like a toy/can.
Definitely one of the best purchases by !JBL I've made!
This sure is one loud speaker. I had to pump up the volume just to see how loud it can get and it didnt let me down. Everything i could ever want in a bluetooth speaker. The fact that it charges other devices is the icing on the cake.
Great sound & quality , well built speaker The clarity & base in this speaker amazing. I have No problem with Bluetooth connection like other speakers I have owned , this speaker can also chargeyour phone. The battery life is amazing 20 hours of play. You can find a better quality speaker at this price.
I’ve gotta say this is a wonderful speaker and to have it be waterproof makes it even better. I take this to the gym with me all the time and man does it bump. Definitely recommended. Only downside is how fragile the sides are because of the subwoofer. Overall happy with my purchase. ❤️
I am very happy with this speaker. It gives out plenty of sound and is loud enough for the outdoors. It fell off my car the second day I had it and did sustain some damage but only cosmetic. Still sounds great.
the amazing power of JBL Charge 5 Sound. And separate tweeter, and dual JBL bass radiators, and Get that big room sound, even when outdoors. 20 hours of battery life, JBL Charge 5 lets you party all day and into the night. So i always like this product. It’s amazing.
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Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Michael Gowan on April 23, 2021
JBL Charge 5 reviewThe JBL Charge 5 is the latest evolution in the long-lived Bluetooth speaker line. With each generation, JBL has tended to add a little bit more to the Charge's capabilities. With the Charge 5, it makes a few small changes — especially to the
PCMagRating, 4 out of 54.0Tim Gideon on April 27, 2021
JBL Charge 5 ReviewJBL's latest update to its successful lineup of portable, outdoor-friendly Bluetooth speakers, the $179.95 Charge 5, gets just enough improvements to keep it at the head of the pack. For starters, the waterproof speaker's build is now also
A:AnswerThe JBL Charge 3 does float. About half of the speaker is submerged while half stays above water. But..... even though it is pretty cool to see the speaker float, it’s still a 180$ speaker, do you want to risk water damage? The sound from the speaker do sound a bit messed up when on the water as the speakers are hitting the water but are not fully submerged.
A:AnswerOur JBL Charge 5 has no built-in microphone, it can't be used as a speakerphone. For more information about the speaker, check it out here: https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/CHARGE5-.html
You may check our JBL Flip 4 which has a built-in microphone that can be used as a speakerphone.
A:AnswerOur JBL Charge 5 has the PartyBoost feature it is compatible with other PartyBost enabled speakers like the Boombox 2, Flip 5, and Pulse 4. You can connect more than 100 connect+ compatible speakers together. The new PartyBoost does not support the previous Connect and Connect+ features.