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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 7555 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy to use and works better than advertised

    Posted
    AnnivYeah
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    My wife wanted a speaker and charger for her Kindle Fire to replace an older unit that didn't work with her new Kindle. The salesman at Best Buy couldn't recommend anything at first and, as we were on our way out of the store, ran after us to say this might work. After looking it over it proved perfect for our use. It was the day before our anniversary and it proved perfect for my wife. Not only can she play her music remotely, but she can also charge her kindle, cell phone and other devices using this speaker. We are sold! Thanks JBL for another wonderful product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Waterproof

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    Dylander
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    I’ve had it for about 3 days and I have to say, the speaker is pretty great as far as sound and size. The 6000MAH battery that’s built in barely charges the phone and drains the speakers battery incredibly fast. The speaker is waterproof up to 3ft, but I submerged in in 5 inches of water for less than 2 minutes and the speaker stopped working. It made static and popping noises and kept turning itself on and off. Either the speaker I got was defective or it’s really not waterproof. Other than that I would recommend the speaker, but i would test it before you keep it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    illthreat
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    At a sale price of $399 the JBL BOOMBOX delivers strong in the mid price, portable speaker category. If this was judged on looks alone it's a solid 5 stars. It's not indestructible bit ipx 6/7 waterproof, floats on water and keeps on going. Great sound other than the harsh bright highs and distortion fso crap that tries to gold it together at higher volumes. Outside this Boombox works well, bit you won't be hosting 500 people parties or covering acres of land. It's just not big enough. Indoor and small outdoor gathers are fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best speaker!

    Posted
    Lettuce

    This is probably the best speaker I have heard and used so far. I love it! I have zero issues with it. It is definitely worth the money. I am hoping to get the xtreme next. The music is clear and the bass is just right. If you love music and looking for clarity with the right amount of bass then this is the one...trust me! It is perfect for playing music indoors. I have compared it to the ue booms and the bose soundlink and the charge 3 won. I didn't even know it had a built in powerbank until I got it. I charge the speaker maybe once a week and I use it daily. A must have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    Haymaker
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    I read a lot of reviews before buying this little speaker. I was initially going to get the flip3, but after comparing the two in the store, it was the charge that won me over. Took it to work and it put out amazing sound in a 4000 sq ft warehouse. I would say it'd be a great speaker for a backyard party or something to just listen to your music at home. It holds a charge when not powered up, so you aren't left with a dead speaker after a few days. I wasn't biased with the JBL brand, I went and tried out all the speakers and for the price, you can best bet, this is the top pick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Gift

    Posted
    missjade323
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    I was shopping around for a portable speaker for my boyfriend for a stocking stuffer for Christmas & a couple of employees helped tremendously when choosing which one & comparing all the different brands. I am super happy they recommended this one because it is perfect! The sound quality is great, Love the bass & the fact that it is water proof makes it great for taking outdoors. It fills my 2 story house with sound & holds a good charge. Thanks for the awesome recommendation & help at the Salinas, CA store! This is why I am so loyal to Best Buy. Great product, Awesome employees.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sounding, BY FAR

    Posted
    drewk
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    I probably spent an hour listening to the different portable BT speakers that Best Buy had on display. (Kudos to BB for having so many up and running to audition!). This unit far exceeded the audio quality of all of them. Easily. It outperformed more expensive speakers, so this JBL was an easy choice. Is it truly water proof? Yep. I've had it at the bottom of a pool in Mexico, floating down a river in PA and many other places underwater. Still works like a champ.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speaker

    Posted
    LadyD84
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    I love this speaker! I originally seen my sister using it and I am impressed with the quality so I bought one for my husband. We use it when we are on the beach or camping. 20x more efficient than using your phone alone. It has USB port for old timers that like to use their cords or a Bluetooth option as well. I like the fact that I can use it as a battery charger for your phone. Dropped it a couple of times with no damage so I can tell it is well made device. Will definitely recommend this to everyone :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    MamaB7
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    Great price and great sound. Purchased one, loved it so I decided to get another one. 0/5 stars for the moron delivery guy (OnTrac). Talk about a slob, strolled to my door (as if it was an evening walk) and just tossed it on the ground! I heard a thump while I was upstairs. He literally booked it out of my house otherwise I would've gone off on him. Obviously this guy couldnt put 2 and 2 together... electronic (there's a battery sticker) and Best Buy. Hmm.... AND it's not exactly a light box! Maybe they should teach these OnTrac delivery guys what different pictures mean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    JBL Speakers

    Posted
    Mak1234
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    I have used many speakers in the past such as Logitech, Bose, Samsung, JBL, UBM etc. While it doesn't come near to the sound clarity as Bose, it's of superior to the rest. The base is really good and the sound doesn't get distorted at high volumes. It's also light weight and small but UBM Boom were smaller in size when compared to these speakers. Definitely a bang for the buck. Won't recommend to someone who likes extreme clarity and precision- for them bose would be a better option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound, full featured, vulnerable

    Posted
    efhicks
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    This speaker was priced right on sale and has excellent sound and a great feature set including a built in battery for charging. It's downside is that it comes with no provision for moving it around or for traveling with it.... No case, no bag, no hanging hook, no way to put it in luggage safely. Because it is heavy and covered in metal grill for appearance it ends being vulnerable to scratches and dents. For what it cost, even on sale, it should at least be packaged with a padded sleeve or pouch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs tweeters

    Posted
    Ehhh
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    Would be an awesome little speaker if it had the highs of the flip 4. Assuming Charge 4 will get same flip 4 upgrades and sound much better. Perfect size, charge out option, pair with other JBL speakers, rugged and waterproof, loud, and long battery life,......but had to return it due to lack of highs. Also sounds confined after listening to 360 speakers like fugoo xl and Bose Revolve. Would be perfect with deeper bass like fugoo xl, tweeters, and top or rear speakers for 360 emersive sound. I would pay more for those features.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound for the package

    Posted
    kekoelewyn
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    I love the charge series. We have a first generation that still works great, a lot smaller than the 3. I bought my wife the 3 and she loves it. It pumps out great sound for the size. I think the design of these units is better than a lot of the other's out there right now. I think they are a great value. Perfect for getting the party started in the bedroom while girls get ready or outside for an impromptu get together. We bring it with us wherever we go, you never know when you will want some decent beats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with solid bass just a little pricy

    Posted
    Thor
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    I first had the flip 3 which I thought performed very well. Unfortunately it was not durable or stable. It would roll and the speakers were exposed. I decided to get this mainly for the stability. It has very good sound with solid bass. If I didn’t have kids and would not have to worry that it would roll and fall again I would do the flip. However this speaker has more power and is stable. Two negatives are that the speakers are exposed and the price was a little high. Overall though it is a very good unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

    Posted
    Dom70
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    I've always wanted a portable speaker that was small but loud and I have to say the JBL charge 3 is perfect. The battery life is amazing and it has a power bank built in which allows for hours of music. Aside from that its waterproof so I can take it anywhere with out worrying about it getting wet. I played my favorite song full blast and I am very happy with how loud it is and for it being a portable speaker the bass is pretty good too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a good loud speaker than is easy to pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great

    Posted
    Chad
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    This speaker really surprised me sounds great and really fills the room with great sound. The battery life is really good and it has a USB charger port so you can charge your phone or MP3 player or whatever. really good sound for the price and size of the speaker. I bought this speaker to go in a work shop of mine and it sounds so good I am looking at getting a few more for Christmas gifts it's small compact and easy to Cary around

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Summer Blues

    Posted
    Guzziman18
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    My husband and I bought this in the summer time, so we could use at the pool. So far it’s been a great investment. There’s a possibility it’s gotten wet, but it still working. It also has an amazing battery life. We can go days without charging it. Another thing I like about this JBL is, how portable it is. It’s a decent size so you can transport it anywhere. So far I have no complaints toward this product. Tip: It gots perfectly around the corner edge of your suitcase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thinking outside the box...

    Posted
    Billman
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    Our new home is an open floor plan. There is no obvious place for a traditional receiver or surround sound set up for our TV. I use this as the speaker for the TV and to connect to my music library on my iOS devices. The TV is mounted over the fireplace, so the compact size of this speaker makes it relatively unobtrusive on the mantle. It does not produce the range of sound that a sound bar would for the TV, but a definite improvement over the TV provide speaker. And I can play my favorite playlists while in the kitchen preparing meals. Very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I must say, it's a GREAT speaker!

    Posted
    aab29
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    Charge 3 is ALOT louder. Greater bass and handles most genres of music. May sound a little bit compromised but nothing of great notice. Plays wide and focused and handles high volume. Bose on the other hand plays so much better when it comes to acoustic and "wide room" music. I don't get how something that small sound could make sound so wide and three dimensional. It just sounds more universal and creamy but lacks the power and crunch. Especially when it comes to bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend