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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 7554 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I had to send the one I purchased back to JBL.

    Posted
    jhernandez
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    I purchased this speaker because I knew JBL was a good brand but in my case the speaker I purchased after about 4 or 5 months it became totally distorted. I wasn’t able to listen to any audio at all without distortion (popping noises, crackling). I contacted JBL via phone and they carried me through their process of exchange. The process was very easy. I sent my speaker out after, they received it, they sent a new one back to me. I’m currently using the one they sent me for about a month now and I haven’t had an issue yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound in a portable package

    Posted
    VinnyD
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    Having owned many different bluetooth speakers, I was weary of purchasing this one, as most don't last very long or had lackluster sounds. However, I had heard good things in passing about this item, and I've used JBL for years in the music and automotive world. Sure enough, the sound from this speaker was amazing quality. The range of sound is very rich, with excellent volume, and the bass it produces makes people think there's a full sound system in the area. Battery life is also a lot longer than I expected. And the fact that it is water and dust proof means we bring this on the boat and to the beach or lake regularly. I definitely am happy with this product and am debating buying another or the next step up soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound and Charging

    Posted
    TomR
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    I have used a small Bluetooth speaker for years, and wanted something that would be better for large spaces. I've also been looking for a portable power pack for my devices, and this allowed me to meet both needs. Add to that the waterproof rating and it was a bit of a no brainer for me. While I haven't tested drowning it, it was put to the test playing soccer in the rain with my son. I still kept it protected, but it was good to know I didn't have to worry if it get wet. I've also used it to charge my phone, and I've yet to have the battery run low despite very heavy use. An overnight charge once a week has kept it going strong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bass Quality Speakers!

    Posted
    Vicky
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    I liked the speakers for its clear sound & nice bass. It's a multipurpose speaker with great benefits: 1. Stunning sound with nice bass 2. Fast Charging Battery/Charger (Charger is compatible with smart phones) 3. Power Bank (you can charge your phone while playing the audio from phone) 4. Aux & Bluetooth connectivity 5. Receive Phone calls (seems it have inbuilt mic also) 6. Compatible with Apple Siri using "JBL Connect" app on your phone 7. Super Boombastic Stereo sound when multiple units are connected with each other If someone want to use Aux connectivity, he/she may need to buy aux cable separately. It is not included in the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Bought Two

    Posted
    Kaden
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    The first was a gift for my dad on Christmas and he LOVES it. It has great sound and it gets loud which is nice cause his hearing isn't the best, it's easy to carry around and the subwoofers on the sides have some really nice bass. It does well at lower volumes, when he isn't home and doesn't have it with him, I use it to play music while I fall asleep. Seems to hold it's charge very well and he hasn't run it down yet. Seems like a better deal for the price as compared to UE, Bose, and Beats, the only ones I've found that could contest are Sony's and even their bass isn't as good because they're lacking in actually subs. Definitely one of my favorite things I've gotten hear and will be buying more for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    VERY DISAPPOINTED

    Posted
    BEACHBOY
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    I am very unhappy with this purchase. I took the JBL Charge 3 out of the box, connected it to my iphone 6 plus via bluetooth and it never played clear from the very start. Extremely fuzzy, could not lower or raise the volume sounded very distorted. I am still trying to return the product, purchased it during business travel to Chicago, returned to the USVI and unable to get Best Buy to provide me with details for returning this product. Called the store the very next day of purchase and was told that Corporate has to deal with it. Finally got a hold of Corporate after waiting 45 minutes, spoke to someone explained the situation and was placed on hold for another 30 minutes. Very frustrated at this point and just want my money back!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade to the flip

    Posted
    Nikoman
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    JBL aka Harmon Kardon makes good quality product, as with any manufacturer they have some excellent products and some that failed. I own HK headphones for example that are decent. I also own the original JBL Flip which I really love. However, I wanted something louder. The Charge 3 is just that, a tad louder and has some other nifty features. The bass is nice and even, not overbearing like *eats. The speaker connected effortlessly to my device and the JBL Connect APP made it very easy to upgrade the firmware. I am happy that JBL had a firmware update for this speaker. I would have liked an update for the FLIP to enable connecting multiple speakers. I did not purchase the speaker @ BB because of a BF special elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Sound, Practical Form Factor

    Posted
    Jimenja
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    Musicians and audio professionals have long trusted JBL to meet their needs for live music amplification, and JBL's jump to the consumer audio scene has been a welcome one. The JBL Charge 3 is the best sounding Charge yet. The highs are clear, mids punchy, and sound is balanced. I have long given up on getting satisfying bass response from any portable bluetooth speaker, but the JBL charge 3 impressed me in this area, delivering audible, balanced bass that I sounded and felt good to me, particularly when well placed and the sound is allowed to fill a small to medium room. Good marks, I recommend it. Great battery life, easy to connect, and waterproof to boot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only one problem

    Posted
    ToniGA

    This is a great sounding speaker. I didn't give it 5 stars because it doesn't properly pair up with a second speaker as the specs said it would. I paired two of these together, and they sounded great at first, but then one of them started to get a lot of static and would cut out all together. I took the one speaker back and exchanged it for a new one. It did the same thing. If you're buying this as a stand alone speaker, you should be extremely happy with the sound. Just dont expect to be able to pair two of them together. I was hoping to put one of these in my kitchen, and the second one in my living areas while entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best Bluetooth speaker I have owned yet!

    Posted
    shrektech
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    I have had the JBL Charge 3 for 4 weeks. I have to say I love this speaker! Multiple trips to the beach, swimming pools, outdoor parties and this speaker is awesome. The sound for me is great. I can play the speaker listening to music and podcasts for 2.5 days between charges. I don't have the speaker all the way up blasting most of the time on that charge time. Even at full blast we played the speaker for 12 hours before needing a charge. When charging other devices it is not a quick charge but gets the job done when in a pinch. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound and looks

    Posted
    Bing
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    This is the second JBL charge, my first one is the second version of the speaker that is a bit smaller in size and has the capability to receive calls via the speaker. With charge 3 version the sound is better and the battery life is further improved, however at the same time the size is bit bigger. Bottom line if you are looking for a super portable, cool looking speaker that is easy to pair and has an awesome sound then this is it. Comparing with the other brands, this speaker has the most value (sound, look, portability, usability) for money. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I saw few things missing, which I liked in the earlier version that I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound!

    Posted
    MGray
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    Absolutely amazing sound coming from this little thing! I was skeptical of Bluetooth speakers in general and didn't think that I would be replacing my large tower speakers in my garage with something that can fit into my hand. Boy was I wrong. This JBL speaker is crystal clear at all levels, with lots of bass and will get loud! It's not going to shake pictures off the wall, but you can feel the bass on the counter that it is on and it is very audible. I typically leave them plugged into the wall, but I have used for an entire weekend while doing things around the house and didn't kill the battery. I now have two of these because of how great they are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    Posted
    CraigB
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    I have been using this blue tooth speaker for a year and love it. I have it paired with my phone, tablet and laptop. I can watch programs on line and stream the audio through the speaker. I also take the speaker with me everywhere, on the lake, on the golf course, it sounds really great. The range on the Bluetooth is approximately 30 feet, which I was impressed. I have also used the speaker as a back up battery, which has worked great. Now the only thing I would like is a decent carrying case. I have one I bought in the aftermarket and it works, but the are no reliefs for the flat portions of the speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound from a little speaker

    Posted
    Toddler
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    I absolutely love the JBL charge 3 speaker. In fact I bought another so I can get the ultimate stereo sound while being completely portable. I am very happy with my purchase and I highly recommend the JBL charge three… Since my purchase I have also bought a pair of JBL charge fours for my wife… Slightly better Bass from the fours at higher listening levels. Overall bang for buck is best in my opinion with the charge three format. Slightly smaller footprint and includes charger! Happy happy! Hope this helps you buy with confidence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Water and sand proof.

    Posted
    Gargantubrain
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    When travelling "light", lugging the XTreme and its brick of a power cord is just too much to handle. This charges off of Micro-USB so its one less thing to pack. The bass is decent for the size, though not in league with the XTreme, but the smaller size, lighter weight, and non-proprietary charging makes it perfect to toss in whatever you're carrying to the beach, pool, or wherever you go. If this falls into the water, it will float for a minute or two. Don't let it sink, the pressure will ruin it, but if you grab it out and wipe it off and let it dry it will be fine. I have paired this with the XTreme. The speakers won't go very far apart when paired into a set, but it does work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sounds ok, nice battery, compared to Flip 4

    Posted
    Rbartz
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    This is a nice speaker with long battery life. The treble on this speaker is noticeably muted compared to a Flip 4 and a Bose Soundlink Mini. The Flip 4 is significantly brighter and more detailed. I also think the treble is a bit less than the old Charge 2 I used to own. I expected this speaker to be significantly louder than my Flip 4, but it isn't. Bass is a bit stronger than the Flip 4, but not as much as you might expect when looking at the size difference between the two speakers. The Flip 4 is more impressive with respect to the sound quality you get from a very small and light form factor. Battery life is more impressive than the Flip 4's battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound / Simple BlueTooth Connect

    Posted
    HenryD
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    I bought this unit on the fly after the non-replaceable battery on my Jawbone Big Jambox failed after less than 2 years of occassional use. I needed a unit in a hurry to use on a Classic Car Tour. I bought this JBL on the recommendation of a BestBuy employee. The sound is comparable to my Jawbone and my hope is that the battery life is far superior to the Jawbone, which was about $150 more expensive when I purchased it 2 years ago. The size is perfect for my needs. The only downside is that it didn't come with a carrying case. I found an aftermarket case that works nicely and wasn't very expensive. As of now, I am very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Price

    Posted
    Kiki
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    So this was another last minute Christmas gift for my boyfriend and he loves as I thought he would. I was going to get him the flip 4 because I have one and it sounds good, very loud but decided to get him this one because it was on sale for $99 from $149. It gets very loud and it has lots of Bass which I knew he would love. It’s waterproof, can charge other devices, has great battery life what more can u ask for. It’s more bulky than the flip 3 or 4 but it also does more too. Also takes 4.5 hours to charge but the battery life last long so I can deal with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    When they say it's waterproof.. they mean it.

    Posted
    Back2JBL
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After trying the beat pill+ and even the JBL xtreme, I decided to buy me a third JBL charge. I owned the original JBL charge, the charge 2 and I though it would be a good idea to change brands. WRONG! After buying the beat pill+, I return it to the store right away because it has "no bass at all". I tried the JBL xtreme. Great speaker I must say, but it's bulky and not that portable. JBL charge 3 carries some good kicks and has great volume and battery life. Second day I used it, I grab it with motor oil and I washed the speaker with hot water! Yes I actually washed the speaker and the oil came right off. Try that with any other brand! Great speaker, great value, definitely a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Speaker

    Posted
    HF80
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    My sister got this as a gift for Christmas. We were impressed with the sound and my wife wanted to get one too. A few months later, I bought this one for my wife's birthday. I often come home with music playing in the house through the speaker and it sounds great. It's easy to move around and I even use it to listen to my music from time to time. It is easy to sync up with our phones using the bluetooth feature. Since I have bought the speaker, two other family members have bought the same speaker since they loved the sound too.

    I would recommend this to a friend