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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 7557 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as it's cracked up to be

    Posted
    Thumper1
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    I bought this after reading tons of reviews, and comparing different BT speakers. I got home charged it, then started playing music from it. The vocals and all sounded muffled. I messed around with the setting and still wasn't satisfied. Returned and got a different brand recommended by a sales associate. It was like night and day compared between the 2, and I even bought the lower model (the jbl flip version)of the other brand compared to the charge. Couldn't be happier with exchanging this for a different brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. If you still need help, please submit a case request and so we can assist you at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html . JBL

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jamz!

    Posted
    DStout
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    I bought this for my wife for Christmas and she absolutely loves it. We can't wait till Spring to sit out on our deck under the trees with ice cold drinks, jammin' to our favorite tunes. We were really surprised how great the speaker sounds. The bass, the volume, the ease of connecting to it. It is larger than any speaker we have had in the past but it is a perfect size. We haven't let it play long enough to see how well the battery lasts but am not really too worried about it being there is a plug-in anywhere we will be using it. We were concerned with the sound quality and volume and both exceeded our expectations!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More dynamic sound yet still very portable

    Posted
    GeeRoy3
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    I wanted a larger sound capable of filling a one bedroom apt vs a hotel room when I travel for long-term business trips. This fills the order perfectly. It's shape and size makes it easy to grab when I'm moving around the apt before I head to work. Connectivity is quick. Touted to produce more bass than comparable units, I deducted a star for its slightly muffled low-end and overshadowed mid-range. I love bass on the heavy side but it needs to be clear. The most balanced performance occurs when it's sitting on the bathroom vanity and in in the shower. The glass and tile provide the best sound chamber resulting in outstanding lows, mids, and highs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality sound for this size speaker.

    Posted
    Wesley
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    This is what I would consider a mid range wireless speaker and the sound quality is excellent! This small speaker had a tremendous sound and is so easy to pair and use. I like that it has hours of charge time for your phone or other device and music playing hours. It is lightweight at under 2 lbs and great for poolsides, on the boat, or pretty much anywhere. It sates that it is water proof up to 3.3 feet deep, but I am guessing that you can just drop it in the water by accident and if you retrieve it fast enough it will be ok and is good for splash zones and such. Anyway, for the price this speaker rivals traditional stereo systems that I have seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for the price

    Posted
    Rando123
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    Great speaker with surprisingly good sound quality. The Bluetooth connectivity makes it very convenient to receive phone calls and connect to your phone for music. I use it mostly to listen to music off my phone. Bluetooth connection is a breeze and merely takes a few seconds. Brought it on a beach trip and amidst all the sand and salt water that it came in contact with, the speaker is still kicking. Nothing beats laying on the beach next to your loved ones and listening to music coming off this speaker. Would highly recommend if you want a speaker with great sound quality that does not cost an arm and a leg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speakers!

    Posted
    DJCraig
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I own two of these, and love them! Audio quality is excellent - so good it's hard to believe the sound is coming out of such a small speaker! They go loud too! The Bluetooth pairing works better than most Bluetooth devices. The feature of being able to join two speakers together for stereo is excellent. Range is excellent. They can also be used to charge your USB devices, like cell phones. The battery has a high capacity, and will fully charge your phones quite a few times on a single charge. I would definitely recommend these speakers to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Non-instructive Instructions

    Posted
    MIkey
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    I was looking forward to this after extensive research. The instructions on setup are almost non-existant. Not a problem. I went to the company website. Got the same non-instructions there. OUCH. I downloaded the APP from Apple store. I used the app to try to connect. After connecting, I found I was connected to the charge 2, not the 3. Guess that is why it did not get set up. I could not connect to the phone or ipad or to the amazon dot. I ended up bring the speaker back. If you buy a JBL product be ready for non-instructive instructions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. We would like to work with you directly, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Speaker!

    Posted
    Erica
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    I bought this bluetooth speaker after my very music snob husband broke our last speaker which was a Jabra SoleMate. He is incredibly picky about what his music sounds like. So after reading numerous reviews, as much as I wanted to purchase this speaker for him as a surprise, I ultimately took him physically into Best Buy to listen to all their offerings so he could make his choice. After listening to every speaker in our 150 dollar price range, he finally chose this one. It was a great choice. The speaker is durable AND sounds amazing. I would definitely consider this speaker to be at the top of its class in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound for its size

    Posted
    65grendel
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    Upon purchasing my JBL charge 3 speaker I compared it to numerous other Bluetooth speakers of similar size and I will say I'm very impressed with how loud it is. When positioning the small side woofer into a corner the speaker will develop a deeper tone to cover a more full range of sound. Also has a pretty good battery life, I charge it Sunday and can listen to it through the whole week off and on with only one charge. One more thing, I don't use it for my phone calls, i turn it off when calls come in because it seems a little harder to hear through than my phone. Overall I'm satisfied with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality, better price

    Posted
    ndavid
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    I was able to shop for a portable home speaker in store and I'm glad I was able to. I was focused to get something Bose, because you can't go wrong with Bose. I was able to compare speakers and I really liked what the JBL Charge 3 had to offer. The vocals are crisp, the bass is impressive, and the rounded sleek look is a bonus. This speaker topped off the Bose sound quality test and sounded just the same as Bose's top home speaker which was $299.99. I believe I payed $119 or $109 one or the other, regardless, I'm impressed with this speaker and it's durability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    Posted
    DonM
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    I needed an easily portable speaker to play music for dance classes and practice. This speaker is compact and easily portable and the sound is loud enough for a typical dance studio. However, when I used it in a large gymnasium the sound was not adequate unless you stayed close to the speaker. One quibble is that the product comes with NO instruction at all on getting started. Set-up and initial charging is pretty simple and intuitive, but I did have trouble getting the Bluetooth to connect at first so was looking through the package in vain for instructions to see if I was missing something. Overall a good product for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge dynamic sound for a mobile speaker

    Posted
    Laurettadiggs
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    I'm very happy with my purchase of the JBL Charge 3. For a small portable speaker it impressively drops the low base, keeps the mid-range acoustics clear, and saves the day by keeping your mobile phone charged on days at the disc golf course or hiking trails. The Bluetooth pairing tech works great. I synced it with my Samsung 4K TV while it was already paired with a Harmon/Kardon sound bar and subwoofer. It was cool bringing the dialog close with the Charge 3 and listening to the surround action on the sound bar. And the battery life is more than enough for my use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I was hoping for!

    Posted
    Bushwhacker
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    I was already familiar with JBL as I have a JBL Flip Bluetooth speaker. The rechargeable battery however has failed to hold a charge after about 2 years of use. Now I have to leave it hooked to AC to use. I do like the sound it produces and therefore was willing to purchase another JBL, especially since they were on sale. This JBL Charge 3 is even better than the Flip. It is a bit larger but produces decent sound and stays charged for a long time. Although they say you can't overcharge a lithium battery, I will not be leaving it plugged in as I feel like that is what caused the Flip battery to go bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Ideal Bluetooth Speaker

    Posted
    Augie
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    This purchase was an upgrade from the original JBL charge, which I also loved. The charge 3 is small enough to throw in a backpack or weekender bag, but big enough to deliver powerful sound with enough bass to sound full. The ability to charge a device with it is incredibly useful and even when doing so, the battery life is great. I caught this one on clearance, since the Charge 4 was just released, so it's an especially good value. I have not looked into the upgrades on the Charge 4, but the Charge 3 is a great speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it.

    Posted
    Jeremiah
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    I've been running this speaker on job sites for nearly two years. The clarity is still very good. It has enough low end that it does not sound flat. It is surprisingly loud enough to be heard over most construction noise. The bluetooth range is exceptional, somewhere around 100 feet. A coworker liked mine so much that he went out and picked one up for himself. Linking the two together is easy and sounds even better. They can be set up in stereo or mono. The battery usually lasts about two full eight hour days at near full volume. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Nyjumpee
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    Had a small Sony speaker before this. .lost it. Replaced with this one after reading good reviews. Great for what we use it for. . portable sound when you're working out, working outside, in the garage, etc. Some of the reviews were from people that owned the previous model and said this one (the "upgrade") didn't sound quite as good as the last one they had. . I have nothing to compare to but it does sound a bit bassy without a lot of the clean highs. .although I'm being nit picking. . .it seems to hold a charge great, connects easily and, again, does the job. . .plus I had $25 off so for around $100 it's nice to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    Mike
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    This speaker is awesome. It is very loud but has crisp sound. I haven't gotten it so loud that it becomes rattly or muffled sounding. To me, it seems more geared to music with a heavy bass. Music with more vocal is still very good, but the bass component on this speaker is really good. It comes with a charging cable and block and I bought a hard carrying case separately. I have absolutely ZERO regrets about this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Emilie
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm blown away from the sound of this speaker. I bought it with the Black Friday discount, but I would spend full price on this bad boy. I own a Samsung Sound-bar w/ subwoofer and the sound is almost, if not, equivalent. Very Impressed! The bass on this JBL speaker is phenomenal!!! 100% recommend. --- I also have my iPhone volume ONLY on half volume and the speaker fills up the room. I can hear it down my apartment building hall it's that powerful. GO BUY IT ALREADY.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect portable speaker

    Posted
    stephanisat
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    My family was looking for a bluetooth speaker we could take on our beach trip. I was looking at a different speaker, but this one had just come out. After trying both, I picked the JBL. I love that it's splashproof, so if we spilled a drink on it or got sand on it, we could rinse it off. It also charged our phones while it was playing our music, so we were able to play music under the tent all day (from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.). It's also been great to take to friends' houses, and I'll even play music on it on the bus I drive for an after school program. I highly recommend this speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic sound out of a tiny package!

    Posted
    CMac
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    We needed this for a patio mount tv and needed a way to get sound down to the table area where we sit (the tv is hung up a bit higher). This was paired up with a Sony Bravia 4K Ultra HD (sucky , non bluetooth accepting TV). It was paired up using a dongle. The little gadget packs a fantastic sound wallop. It's clear and easy to hear. The small footprint takes up very little space. If anything the ONLY thing I didn't like was the oddly colored Orange plug and cord (but orange is the JBL signature color) I swapped out the cord at least to make it less noticeable. But, I'd buy it again and suggest it to friends!

    I would recommend this to a friend