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JBL - Charge 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Angle_Standard

JBL - Charge 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Model: JBLCHARGE3BLKAMSKU: 5097501

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 7404 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really a 4, but it's waterproofed so 5

    Posted
    Bigesup
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    First off I'd like to say I bought the original charge when it came out. It still works to this day and I really could tell you how, I love that little guy, I think it was built better. I like the mettle grill and size and shape, it's the perfect bike speaker because it cup holders well. It's come out on a bike ride and was run over just slit ly by a car Tire, hit another car and went down the road a good forty feet, passing me up going down the road but you know what, it never stopped playing living dead girl. Must have been Rob Zombie magic but it survived, I picked up out of a puddle of wate. It's been dropped many times and still works with all the character scares to boot. I love that little radio. Most recently it took a swim in the Gulf of Mexico in a backpack that held water till I got to shore and dumped it all out. It stayed in salt water for a good 20 minutes and even then I just shook it a couple times, threw it in the car and caused about it. I sat it on the shelf at home as a relic, a trophy of its own amazing longevity and ability to take my destructive abuse that the last couple years has seen it. I bought the new charge and I like it, I hope to fall in love but it's hasn't happened yet. It sounds amazing but it's way bigger than the original so I'm going to have to get the smaller module for the bike. Or will I? You know that SOB Charge one still Flipping works. I still can't get the sand off of it but I tried it for the heck of it and dang Thang worked, and I swear it sounds better than it did. Buy a charge one, it doesn't have as much bass but it's louder and apparently bullet proof, although I'm not shooting it. Okay, the charge 3. That's what you want right? It's a great speaker, I like it a lot and it's a nice looking, solid feeling speaker. It's got good tone and I really like the way it fills the room, it's not quite as loud as I'd like it for outdoor use and that really where I need it to shine. I think that I'd have been happier with a smaller unit with the waterproof rating but I'm not mad it this one. Like I said, I need more time with it to fall in love but with the good service I got out of the last speaker I'm hoping for the same with this one. The one thing I don't like about this unit is the passive bass, idk, speakers on the ends. I see this exposed soft area the place where it will fail. I'd have liked it better if it had a little more protection there. And the clothe cover to the rest of it I just know I'm going to mess up in no tile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best portable bluetooth speaker!

    Posted
    VictorV
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    Before I get into reviewing the JBL Charge 3 I want to point out that I have TRIED the Bose Soundlink mini 2, Fugoo XL, UE Boom, UE Roll, Beats Pill+ So im going to touch bases with the factory specs.. I was able to get 14 hours (+/-) at 70% volume and it took 3.5 hours (+/-) to fully charge with factory charger. Bluetooth connection was instantaneous and had no problems connecting to my iPhone, iPad, Macbook. IPX7 waterproof testing was done in my pool for only 20 minutes, did not want to try and reach the claimed 30 minutes in fear of damage. Speakerphone function work as advertised, person on the other line will hear some echoing, your typical speakerphone.. just do not use it for calling your bank, doctor, etc.. to conduct business. So... why did I chose this over the others? I wanted something portable and rugged and this fits, it didnt take much room in my backpack and it didnt weight me down. Battery life is a win! having LED indicators and charging through standard USB is a bonus, I can basically charge anywhere. Ok ok.. so for the sound this gave the Bose, both UE, Beats a run for its money, well balance sounds.. clean highs, mids, with bass you can feel. The JBL was a mismatch with the Fugoo XL, but to be fair the Fugoo XL should be compared to the JBL Xtreme. So there you go.. if you want something portable with excellent sound and good battery life? The JBL Charge 3 is a win! Go get one if you have been waiting for a solid all around speaker you can take with you on the go. So what were my reasons of turning my back on the other speaker? Fugoo XL - Its BIG and HEAVY - mediocre battery life - lacking highs and mids - not portable - battery meter was shown in series of flashes - must use Fugoo charger - rattles when in its sleeve - did not connect to my Macbook even after update UE Boom - lacks bass - no battery meter - not sturdy when put on its side (lay flat) UE Roll - lacks bass - no battery meter - sound is always shooting upwards unless strapped to an object - low battery life - does not float Bose Soundlink Mini 2 - not loud ( Bose 100% = JBL 70%) - low battery life - not waterproof - flimsy grill and easy to ding, scratch body Beats Pill+ - sound is not true ( a lot of digital processing happening) - flimsy grill and easy to ding, scratch body - not waterproof

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for company to come over

    Posted
    Grhatigan17

    Audio speakers have a purpose of outputting audio at a greater volume than the original device. As a consumer, it is important to invest in a product that provides the best performance. The audio company JBL is recognized for manufacturing a popular product known as the Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With a purpose of delivering quality sound coupled with high performance, the Charge 3 is without a doubt a worthy investment. While searching for a speaker that is suitable for events where multiple people come together, a friend of mine informed me about the JBL Charge 3. She mentioned the product’s high-quality sound at an affordable price. The product maintains high and low pitches at crisp sound with the advantage of not distorting during the higher frequencies. The speaker is also known for its incredible bass which makes the product truly shine in genres filled with lower frequencies, particularly hip-hop. Aesthetically, the Charge 3 packs powerful sound at an impressive size. Lengthwise, the speaker is slightly longer than the average smartphone at about 8 inches. At such a pocketable size, an important aspect to note is the size of the battery. The Charge 3 packs a 6000mAH battery that is capable of a performance between 16 and 20 hours depending on volume. With a battery of this size, it is mandatory to charge the product for about 4 to 4.5 hours before use for a full charge. The Charge 3 has another pro of being water resistant. This aspect increases the utility of the product. With the ability of being used in locations consisting of a lot of water, the Charge 3 is suitable for trips to the beach, waterpark or even family gatherings at the pool. Personally, I often tend to use the speaker while I am cleaning. With the water-resistant aspect of the product, I am comfortable with carrying it around wet places like the bathroom when I clean. Like all products, the Charge 3 has its fair share of cons. A major problem that I found with the portable speaker is its durability. Due to the Charge 3 being a wireless electronic, the speaker contains waterproofing coupled with Bluetooth technology. The overabundance of engineering with new technology results in a product that is easily broken. One drop from over 4 feet is likely to make the Bluetooth aspect of the device either dysfunctional or broken altogether. Also, the exterior of the speaker uses a soft plastic that is easily scuffed regardless of the severity of the drop. Another problem to note is the wireless range of the product’s Bluetooth capabilities. Regardless of the battery life or climate conditions, the audio quality of the speaker often tends to distort when the Bluetooth source is greater than 15-18 feet away. I have personally found a way around this problem by removing any obstacles between the source and the speaker itself, however, the average consumer may not want to partake in any extra tasks when utilizing the product. Reasons for investing in the JBL Charge 3 are the product’s impressive sound quality, size, versatility and strong battery life. Reasons that may discourage a purchase of the Charge 3 may be the absence of durable materials used externally and the overabundance of features that result in a lower durability factor internally. The JBL Charge 3 has been a worthy investment in my opinion. The product has proved to be a useful tool during times of special occasions, work and even casual relaxation. I also feel that the pros of the product greatly outweigh the cons by a longshot. At only $150 The JBL Charge 3 offers a high-end experience at an affordable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Sound!

    Posted
    RedOmen
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    If you are looking for bluetooth speakers with full, vibrant, heavy bass with depth, that are also capable and responsive enough to handle a virtual EQ, look no further than these, as all roads lead to this JBL speaker with impeccable sound quality. I was browsing bluetooth speakers at bestbuy when I came across the sony cube, which impressed me enough to do some research on bluetooth speakers on the market in general. A few youtube outdoor sound-test videos later, I found myself enamored with the JBL Charge 3 and decided I had to have it. Crazy part is that as good and convincing as the sound test were online, they were NOTHING in comparison to the actual sound of these speakers once I got them home and used them in person! The absolute clarity and power of these speakers will blow you (and anyone else who hears them) away, as it did with my family and friends at our new years eve gathering. The sound could easily be mistaken for an actual full stereo system with woofer, and when you add in the fact that they are waterproof and provide about 20 hrs. of entertainment per charge, there is absolutely no reason to refrain from getting these. You can also pair it with another JBL if you want even more intense power from the system. This was one of the best purchases I've made (next to a bluetooth Sony headphone set with Extra Bass) and I was able to get them for $82 . Do yourself a favor and get these ASAP! I Highly and Enthusiastically Recommend these speakers to all music lovers! JBL completely outdid themselves with this one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better then Charge 4

    Posted
    ComputerGuy86
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    This review is coming from someone who bought a Charge 4 and was actually disappointed with it. JBL is really pushing this whole race track, oval speaker thing. Well there's two issues with this. One the driver is off center which creates an interesting issue in that it gives the impression the speaker isn't working right. Two the sound stage is now compressed into one driver, the Charge 3 by comparison has a more open sound stage and honestly a better overall sound signature. Even though the stereo effect is hardly noticeable the stereo effect of having two drivers playing left and right fills your listening area with a more natural and open atmosphere that makes for a more enjoyable experience. The Charge 3 also has a speaker phone which is big plus, the Charge 4 does not. Instead the Charge 4 just stops playing music when a call comes in. Lastly the Charge 3 comes with a charging adapter which the Charge 4 does not.....really JBL? So overall the Charge 3 is a great speaker, the Charge 4 is a nice attempt at being different, but it fails. If the Charge 4 had say two smaller oval speakers playing in stereo then sure that would be fine. But mono isn't cool especially the way it's been implemented with the Charge 4, the off center driver was a poor design choice. So again buy the Charge 3 while you can. Somtimes having the newest device isn't the right way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this speaker

    Posted
    JohnH
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    I got this speaker as an upgrade from the 808 thump that I originally got to just test the waters with. I never dreamed I'd use it as much as i do. From streaming music on my patio while I grill out to podcasts I'm listening to inside, this speaker is great. The sound quality is fantastic. I stream mostly classic country music and 80's rock outside on my patio. At half volume I get crystal clean sound that sounds great as much as 20 feet away outdoors. It will get a little distortion at full volume but i can't see a reason to run it that loud. Bass is full and has good tone for the kind of music i listen to. Battery life is great also. I haven't actually kept an exact log of hours played on a charge but i used it quite a bit on and off for over 2 weeks before i decided to charge it and it was only down to 2 bars out of 5. Speaker phone function is ok. Have only used it twice when someone called in while i was listening to music. But it seemed to work fine and went back to my music on it's own after the call was over. I have not used it to charge my phone with yet so i can't comment on that. But i dont know why that could cause any issues other than it obviously using up some of the speakers battery life. I got mine on sale labor day weekend, but if I had known then what i know now after using it, i wouldn't have hesitated to pay full price for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and loud

    Posted
    Alski26
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    I was looking for a good portable speaker and originally was comparing the Charge 2+ and UE Boom 2. I noticed the Charge 3 was released and some things that made me make the purchase were: -Battery life rating: I have to say that so far it has lived up to the long battery life as advertised. -waterproof: I use this at work where there is a potential that I can get wet. After looking at YouTube reviews and seeing someone drop it in a bucket of water and watching it float definitely left a positive impression -sound: this little thing gets pretty loud. I usually only listen to it at half volume and it's well enough for me to hear. The bass doesn't kick like you would expect from a sub woofer but it does have a nice kick to it. The UE Boom 2 has nice highs where you can hear vocals probably a little better but the Charge 3 has a better all around sound in my opinion. One of the things I wish this thing would have had was a lanyard attachment point. it has some good weight on it so carrying it around can be cumbersome because it's not a small speaker. The size is good in my opinion, but I would feel more secure about not dropping it if I could attach a lanyard around my wrist like a Wii remote. If you are in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker I would give this strong consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding speaker

    Posted
    George
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    This is a great speaker in terms of sound quality, loudness, battery life, and look. I have purchased two to listen in the stereo mode. That is the first portable speaker of such a small size that I can actually enjoy when listening to the music (tried different brands & models - all sound tinny and/or distort heavily). Sound quality wise, I would prefer JBL Extreme (they have separate tweeters, and high frequencies sound much crisper & cleaner), but Charge 3 is still acceptable for music listening given the small size. Occasionally, the stereo connection is unstable, but that problem isn't too bad, so it's not a deal-breaker. The only BIG CONS / AREA FOR IMPROVEMENT that I've found so far is that the speakers auto-shutdown after several minutes when aren't in use, after which they wouldn't wake up when the Bluetooth signal appears again, and you can't control this feature - you need to physically press the Power button again to turn them on and reconnect. I wish they would wake up via Bluetooth or, at least, there was a way to turn the autoshut down feature ON/OFF from the app or to set the auto shutdown timer. Also, an equalizer in the app would add much value to the product. Overall, excellent product. I hope they will last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    poor manual

    Posted
    ColoradoJim
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    Great sound, poor owners manual. Speaker paired and worked great right out of the box. Unfortunately, when I tried to pair it to a second phone, there were no indications in the provided manual how to do this. I had to call JBL support to figure this out (it turns out to be really easy, you just press and hold the Bluetooth pairing button for 3 seconds, and then it becomes available on the second phone's control panel). Too bad this wasn't in the manual. OK, maybe I'm dating myself, but the manual is one of those multilingual versions that is 18 pages long, but if you just have the English and Spanish, it would be about 1 page long. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for this. The manual reminds me of the nameplate they put on the Voyager spacecraft (yes, I'm old), using symbols instead of words, so if it were ever found by intelligent life in outer space, they would be able to understand our world without having knowledge of our languages or culture (yea, right). Even going to the JBL support page did not show any instructions for this function. The search window there even came up with the suggestion for things you can ask such as "charge 3 Bluetooth pairing", but when I typed this exact phrase in, it only returned one answered question for someone trying to use it as a speakerphone, not how to pair it in the first place to a second phone. Thank goodness the support guy could figure it out. They should take some of the paper and ink they use to make a fancy box (which I'm going to throw away), and print a useful manual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Father's Day Gift Yet!

    Posted
    DADx5
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    Got this for Father's Day and must say it has definitely been the best gift I've gotten yet. I'm a total music junkie and it's a great fit to go along with my Apple music subscription. The sound/volume quality is great and has great bass quality, too. (Note: I've experienced better sound quality off the bluetooth than direct connection with a 3.5mm jack) Besides that, I have five kids that this helps me keep entertained and can still take a rough and tumble from. It's a must at the beach as it floats along lazily on top of a boogie board, but is also submersible, in case of those falls. I even use it to jam in the shower all the time. By far, this is the best bang for your buck! Shout out to my wife for the great choice and to my kids for great color choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    rockin' waterproof blue tooth speaker and charger!

    Posted
    thecopydude
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    This awesome JBL Charge 3 is so worth every penny! It is waterproof and will even float in the pool (I don't float it being scared it will get water inside) but it sits on our pool ledge and gets splashed all the time. It is rechargeable and has a very long play time. It also has a built-in USB port for charging your phone and blue tooth to connect to your phone for music and also a speaker phone to make or receive calls and my kids absolutely LOVE IT!!! Plus this thing sounds amazing to boot and can connect up to 5 devices at once so all the kids in the pool can play their own play list of music! I highly recommend this and I am ordering another one as they can be linked together for even more sound but mainly so my kids don't ask to use it at the pool when I am using it! We own a cheer/gymnastics academy and take this to our car wash fundraisers and rock the parking lot and it gets wet and we've never had a problem as the USB port is sealed when not in use of charging. Plus we use it for an additional USB charger in our cars for phone charging. You won't be disappointed by this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm impressed

    Posted
    Tony
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    The little fella is sweet. I've only had for about a month and it's the first Bluetooth speaker I've ever owned. That being said it's a nice piece of equipment as far as my experience goes. I see people complain about sound quality and my answer to that is, use an equalizer with the app that's playing music or get an equalizer app. This little cylinder gets unexpectedly loud as well. I bought this model specifically because of a few main criteria that I was looking for. 1-Waterproof, although nothing is truly "waterproof" I don't have to worry about having it near water or about moisture getting inside the hardware. 2-Battery Life, it's advertised as a 20hr battery life with continuous play at medium volume. Personally I go a week without having to charge it and I imagine others will vary depending on use. All in all very respectable and you can charge other devices via usb port so another plus for that. 3-Price- This speaker is originally $159.99 which is a bit steep I think. BestBuy had online sale that I was able to apply in store plus I had a 10% off coupon which brought it down to $116ish plus tax. Much better :) The JBL Charge 3 has big sound, good battery life that doubles as an external battery, waterproofing gives me less to worry about and more options. Last but not least, for a good price I would by again or recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding until it broke

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    skycaptain
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    This speaker was tremendous. Even my 19- and 21-year old kids couldn't believe the sound quality that it possessed for such a smallish speaker. It seemed particularly good at presenting an audio experience across a broad spectrum - instead of being bass- and treble-heavy, the speaker gave good balance for the whole range. I kept hearing things I'd never heard in music I had listened to for years. I used it in the bathroom every morning while I was showering to help me WAKE UP! and get ready for my day. It was the best purchase I'd made in a long time. But then it broke. After something over a half-year of use, the speaker developed a buzz that kept getting worse until, after a few weeks of the buzzing, the speaker was no longer usable. I should have asked for warranty coverage from JBL but thought it might be fun to open it up with the kids, find the damaged part, and replace it. Of course, I haven't done that yet. But every day I wish I had - the larger speaker I replaced it with just does not sound as good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound, Great Value

    Posted
    Mark34
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    After much research, I ended up getting this unit over the newer Charge 4. These were on sale, so I decided on this one over the newer Charge4. I am not disappointed. I purchased two, one for my wife and one for me. I love that you can connect them both together and get true stereo sound. Or you can chose party mode to have them play the exact same things together. Note: There is a software update, DO NOT UPDATE if you plan on using the stereo mode. The update changes the sound (for the worse IMO) and eliminates the stereo ability. I actually tried the update, and returned the first one I purchased because of the worse sound (you can not switch back to the previous software). The update does allow you to connect to other NEWER JBL speakers, but I dont need that function. Awesome sound, and waterproof ability (I will use while kayaking) is what sold me on these. Also, some reviewers claim the Charge3 sounds better than the Charge4. I have not compared them, but I am totally happy with the Charge3. Get them while they are still on sale/available!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not some tinny little speaker

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    RonJ
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    My Christmas gift to me this year was something I've wanted for awhile. I'm a bit of a music buff and my first Bluetooth speaker was small and kind of tinny (poor bass response). Trying to bring my music to even a small gathering was rather embarrassing. My new JBL has an incredible range and comes thru clear even at full volume. It has independent volume control, connects by Bluetooth as well as wired so even my old school devices can be connected. The battery on board runs for hours and can even charge your decice for you. Things I did not test: Water proof/resistance. The three ports on the back for charging and connecting non-Bluetooth devices, are covered by a rubber door that seals in place by pressing it closed. It must be closed if the speaker gets splashed or submerged or bye bye speaker. Multi Speaker connection. Just what it says. Apparently you can connect these to others with the same feature. Multiples or just one I don't know. This speaker is bigger than a can of tennis balls but smaller than a 2 litre soda bottle. It's sound rivals that of my home speakers and is loud enough to get me the "look" from my wife. I do with there was was a carry handle or maybe a harness as an accessory. It would make hanging it up out of the way easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger and better than the old models

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    NFiNiTi316
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    First I would like to express the disappointment I had of best buy because I ended having to get this speaker from target because they had them at least a week before. Nonetheless, I will review it here since I'm a more frequent customer at best buy. I've owned the first generation of these speakers and I loved it! It was very loud and the bass hit hard for a small speaker. Of course being 1st generation it had flaws, distortion at low volumes, and the design was to round. It would fall over easy. Now I have the new generation.. To my surprise the cost was the same but with more features. First obvious is the fact that it's waterproof! Never really worried much about this before but now I can use it where I thought I couldn't. Second is the size, its bigger in size but, I feel the old version had better bass. Good news also, there isn't any distortion when played at low volume. I've noticed that it is louder to. Overall I love this one more. I love that it looks like a mini extreme and of course the waterproof is a huge plus! Definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a speaker of this kind, that sounds great and isn't very expensive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speaker

    Posted
    Zach
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    I purchased the JBL Charge 3 after using and returning the UE Boom 2, almost 2 months ago. After having hands on experience and using both speakers, the JBL Charge 3 is by far one of the better portable speakers that you can buy, especially for the price and size. I live in a lake community with a beach, and I take it down to the beach to listen to while I swim and play volleyball, and nobody down at the beach has a problem hearing the speaker. It gets decently loud for a speaker of it's size, it is pretty impressive. The bass in the speaker is also very good, not something you can really hear when using it outside, but when using the speaker inside, you can really hear and feel the bass in it. I have thrown the speaker both in the lake, and in the ocean in Florida to test it's waterproof capability, and it is waterproof and does still work after multiples dunks in the water. The battery life is also very good. I have used it on full volume, down in the sun for 5 hours or more, two days in a row back-to-back. 10 hours of battery life, especially being on full volume and being in the sun is very impressive. Overall, I would recommend anyone should buy this speaker because it is an awesome speaker, and I plan on buying another one because I was so satisfied with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing all around performer

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    MeMyselfAndI
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    I like all kinds of music, soft acoustic folk to 80's hardcore to early 70's reggae and funk. Most smaller form speakers I've owned had a decent time handling one or the other style of music that was thrown at it but not the lot. If acoustic sounded balanced and full it had no oomph for reggae bass lines and drums. This speaker has handled all I can throw it's way and more. It has a wonderful, balanced and very full sound while experiencing no breakup at higher volume. Now if you slam Slayer through here at 10, you'll likely have some fuzzing, that's probably to be expected. It provides ample bass, a well balanced middle and enough highs to satisfy my ear. Battery life has been spectacular, in fact, I've yet to charge it again after the initial charge and after many hours of listening at mid volume.....very impressive. All around a very solid sounding, well built and easy to operate speaker, well done JBL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    NotATypicalHuman
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    I just received the JBL Charge 3 an hour ago or so. 1. It got here exactly when they said it would arrive! 2. It's not big, its medium size, which I like. Doesn't take too much space and has great sound. 3. The moment I turned it on to pair it with my phone and my Echo dot, it BLEW my mind! It was loud! So right there my expectations were met pretty much. I don't have a long time with it yet since I literally just got it right now, can review yet about battery life, but loudness so far it's very crisp! And loud! The bass is on point honestly! I listen to all types of music, so i still need to try it out with different types of genres, but so far it is worth every penny! Totally recommend, and i don't think it's such a big speaker honestly. It's a medium size speaker. I will probably give an update once I have tried the speaker a bit more, but so far, it is what I expected. It really is as if I bought a stereo for my room, it is pretty loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent JBL Sound Quality as usual

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    mikeb275
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    This is my 2nd JBL CHARGE speaker, I bought this and the charging cable/ charging block was not in the box However I used my other to charge this AWESOME BEAST I love these speakers, I love Metal and hard rock and these sound AWESOME Price is very Spot on, blows away any BOSE or BEATS, BEATS is just a fad and a name cause oh it's Apple now, oh I have to go and spend so much money just to be cool, oh look at me I have a 300.00 BEATS PILL that my Mommy bought for me so I can be Johnny COOL, KOOKY hipsters ruin everything, forget about it, JBL and SONY are way better . Just do the right thing, buy it for the sound, not the HIPSTER COOL factor, I thought hipsters did there own thing, not follow everyone of them Anyway, enough about conforming LIB Hipsters buying APPLE stuff, maybe next they'll put a Pabst Blue Ribbon label on one, wouldn't that be cool?? Hipsters would go crazy over those, Apple are you listening?? Anyway, you won't be disappointed with this AWESOME BEAST Oh, and a side note: I emailed JBL about my missing wall plug and USB cable the day I got it, they overnighted me one!!! Who does that?? Would Beats or Bose?? Doubtful, highly

    I would recommend this to a friend