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JBL - Charge 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Angle_Standard

JBL - Charge 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Model: JBLCHARGE3BLKAMSKU: 5097501

Customer rating

Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 7512 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to sync and great sound

    Posted
    carolinageek
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    I have yet to take full advantage of all the features but just plugging and playing, I was very impressed. The bass is solid and I thought all the music sounded great. It has done well in the sun and I can walk all around the yard and the connection stays solid between my phone and the unit. My daughter was able to easily connect her phone then as well another day. At some point I may get a second to have the true stereo but to be honest, being outside, doesn't matter all that much to me and this one unit puts out a ton of sound, great by the pool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Toilet proof

    Posted
    Quigglie
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    After getting it for use in my bathroom while I shower, we had an incident where it was knocked off a shelf and into the gaping maw of the nearby toilet. True to advertising, it floats and fortunatly for me it was the only floater that day. Also, it is indeed waterproof. On a side note, the grill acts as a wonderful toilet brush if you are so inclined. Anyhow, good sound (even from a toilet bowl) and completely waterproof. Great battery life, in a month of ownership I have listened to it daily and its still at 75% charge. I wish the app had the ability to remotely turn it off or set a timer to shut it off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This little speaker ROCKS!

    Posted
    Blorto
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    Sounds great. Perfect for table top listening. Might not be the best choice for a large party. But for sitting around the fire pit in the back yard, or the dinner table. This little dynamo will perform. Haven't found the end of it's charge YET! I tried many different brands, this was the best of the bunch. I do recommend a storage/ carrying case though (not included) Come on JBL step up! Anyway you won't be disappointed if you use it for what it is designed for. If you want bigger and louder.... Buy bigger and louder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Sound

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I had previously bought one for my dad as a gift, but after hearing it for a whole had to get one for myself. Perfect for BBQ, relaxing days, or just to have sound playing while on the go or no near outlets. I actually have two at different locations of my house and when they are paired up, the sound is excellent. Look no further is looking for a portable speaker!!! Sound is excellent, and surprisingly, has a nice thump in bass for a small package. Did i mention it is water-PROOFED and not water-resistant? Plus you can even charge your phone with the USB hub in the back EXCELLENT PRODUCT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For Inside and Out

    Posted
    HarryThaHitman
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    Bought this without expecting much. I previously owned the Beats By Dre Beatbox which was a LARGE wired speaker. I initially purchased this for a 4th of July house warming party. I have a pretty big back yard so wasn’t expecting much in terms of sound a quality outside, but was pleasantly surprised! The IPX7 waterproofing is also a major plus. I find myself using this Bluetooth speaker everywhere now. In the bathroom while I shower, in the garage doing random projects, and any time we are in the backyard playing yard games. Great little speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding speaker but only lasted fro 5 month

    Posted
    hillsoboro1972
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    My mother bought my son a JBL - Charge 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for Christmas. This is what he really wanted. He used the speaker continuously, He loved it, but than the speaker started to sound muttered. My son looked it up and learned that this speaker has issues with a wire coming lose. This is what we think happened, so now I have to pay to get this wire reconnected. I would not recommend paying this much money for something that doesn't last.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thanks for sharing your concern with us. We'd like to gather more information from you to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Speaker!

    Posted
    DanW
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    First and foremost, this speaker sounds great. It has exceptional clarity and plenty of bass. The bass is tight, but never distorts and it is never overwhelming. High notes are sharp, as well. The bonus is that you get what I think is the best sound for the money and on top of all that, it is waterproof (Yes, waterproof, not just splash resistant) and it even floats! Even better...It has super-long battery life and you can charge your phone off of it. I just think this speaker can't be beat for the price. It is perfect for the pool, patio, beach, or boat, or just for playing around the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Camping Companion

    Posted
    Timothy
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    I have been very impressed with the JBL Charge 3. Typically I have been using it paired with my Samsung tablet to pipe Pandora out to my front porch while relaxing after work, but also have used it paired with my Droid phone while camping and kayaking. And it has come through it all without a hitch. Good range on the Bluetooth, easy Bluetooth pairing, and excellent volume/power for my usage. Plus the weatherproofing built-in to the Charge 3 makes me comfortable if it does ever get drenched while on any of my excursions. So in my opinion, a great Bluetooth speaker for a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great indoor/outdoor/anywhere

    Posted
    JDS027
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    Great BASS, Great Volume, really cool when using the Pair with another Speaker. We use this at our Construction Jobs and when connected to my other buddy’s JBL3 it makes a awesome surround sound. Very durable so far that I know. Haven’t dunked it in water yet, but it has been through some rain fall and its still %100. Would like to see multiple speaker connections besides just 2 speakers on the future. But for now it’s working great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    nickName
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    This is far the best speaker I have ever owned. JBL got this right. The bass is excellent and you are able to hear all the highs and lows. The volume is controllable thru your phone or the speaker and it will get better loud. The Charge 3 is a very solid speaker in construction and I believe it's weighted just right, because the speaker does not bounce around the table when I'm jamming at a high volume. I listened to the Charge 3 and compared it to other JBL speakers and other brands, but the Charge 3 was my choice

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for anime cons

    Posted
    SetoKaiba
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    I bought this JBL speaker for an upcoming anime convention I had and I was looking for one that could be heard even over the loudest of crowds. I talked to some of the Best Buy employees and they told me the JBL speaker was going to be my best buy. I had 360 degree sound. It would never sound distorted even when played at high volumes. Trust me I played this with max volume and it still sounded amazing. The bass on it was superb. I will definitely buy another JBL speaker for an even more surround sound feel. Because, you can hook up more than one together to create the ultimate dance party.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charge 3 is Awesome

    Posted
    Jimbo1212
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    I read many reviews and went back and forth on what bluetooth 4.x device to buy, The Harman Go+Play and the charge 3 were the finalists. The reason I went with the JBL Charge 3 is because ion the stereo synching mode, Most units do not separate stereo (left and right channel) but play a a mono version or extended mono version when you buy more than one unit., Music was not meant to be mono or simulated stereo. This unit delivers. Yes, there is units that sound better when played as one but running two of these in stereo mode displays music as intended,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bump Bump

    Posted
    Chip
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    These are great bluetooth portable speakers. I previously owned the cheap Insignia bluetooth speaker and the JBL Charge 3 is just miles ahead, it is not even a fair competition. The speaker is loud and clear. I spent about an hour testing it out with multiple speakers at the store and these fit my criteria of music (hip hop/r&b) much better. The JBL Flip 4 has better mid range sound but the bass is not quite as good (still better than competition for size). These bump loud and I want to get more of them in order to have a full stereo sound with the JBL link.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, very versatile

    Posted
    Lester
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    This really is a great "little" speaker! It's not the smallest out there, but it is still relatively small, although it packs some volume and decent bass when you need it, indoors and outdoors. Perfect for packing on day trips, use at outdoor soccer events, and listening to tunes indoors. This has larger drivers than many other name brand speakers of similar sizes in the general price range, and JBL has always been known for delivering nice, deep, rich bass tones - no disappointment here. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the JBL 2 sorry they missed this

    Posted
    jrspa000

    Well I could not wait to write my review because it is a disappointment just got one for Christmas. My son asked me what I wanted and a couple of years ago I surprised him with the JBL 2 and it sound so great I went and looked at reveiws and even listened to one at Best Buy and I thought this was better JBL 4 than the 2, I don't know if the sound was muff folded at Best Buy of just the songs they had for you to listen to and just noisy at the store but this is louder than the jbl 2 and it lost its bass it is a clearer sound but I am considering returning but I hate to because my son gave it to me

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Both speakers produce clear and crisp audio. However, the CHARGE 3 provides you a louder, more balanced sounding speaker, and focused on giving more bass than the CHARGE 2. Try to put the EQ setting to FLAT or NO EQ to see if it makes any difference. If it doesn't, please try a reset on the speaker. With the power on, press and hold the "Volume+" and the "Play/Pause" buttons at the same time. When the speaker switches off after a few seconds, sounding the OFF prompt, it has been reset.
      If this doesn't help, please submit a 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 choice

    Posted
    Lynness48
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    My fiancée had a jbl speaker that would no longer charge so I decided to get him an upgraded once for Christmas. It was between the charge 3 and he flip 4. I was skeptical because of the size of the speaker as it doesn’t seem as easily portable. It makes up for that with everything else it has. The sound quality is amazing as well as the bass that comes out of this compared to his old one. He loves the fact that it will charge his phone. He has used the speaker every day at work since he received it and the sound quality is just as good as the day he opened it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An excellent product!! But...

    Posted
    MrJC
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    I think this is an awesome little speaker, great sound and bluetooth range, as well as the fact that you can synchronize it with another JBL device. However, I think there should be no limit as to how many other speakers you can synchronize it with. Also, it would be great if the company adds the options of an SD or mini SD card or flashdrive or both. If not on this product, maybe on the extreme since it has a bigger sound for reunions so you can play endless music, the creative roar has that capability. Last but not least, they should give it a wireless option too, not just bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    JBL Charge3 sounds good

    Posted
    Nadeem
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    As a music teacher, I found the JBL Charge 3 is a quite useful blue tooth speaker for me and my students to share music knowledge and/or practicing acoustic instruments with music tracks, played through phone or laptop. For this purpose, this model can handle well the presence of 15-20 people in my class. Only one thing to mention that when it's played at a maximum volume, the music material suddenly becomes less interesting. Otherwise, It's a well balanced speaker with low, mid and high frequencies at rest volume levels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    Posted
    illthreat
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    This have become the reference $100-150 speaker that seems to be the popular choice in it's category. By itself, the sound has rich bass and decent highs, although bright sounding as JBL are. That's both a good and bad thing. These also compliment the larger JBL Boombox well. I have two Charge 3 paired with the Boombox for a store and it fills the room at both low and high volumes with clean sound. Are there better options out there for the money? yes? But this Charge 3 pulls it's own weight. Clearly a contender for this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    Posted
    illthreat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This have become the reference $100-150 speaker that seems to be the popular choice in it's category. By itself, the sound has rich bass and decent highs, although bright sounding as JBL are. That's both a good and bad thing. These also compliment the larger JBL Boombox well. I have two Charge 3 paired with the Boombox for a store and it fills the room at both low and high volumes with clean sound. Are there better options out there for the money? yes? But this Charge 3 pulls it's own weight. Clearly a contender for this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend