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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 7455 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too big, not too small. Plenty sound!

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    Atenza525
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    This is a great speaker and for $150 no product can match what it has to offer! This speaker can easily fill a large room with sound. As far as bass and treble the charge 3 is well balanced. The battery life is phenomenal and can play hours of non stop music! The biggest plus for me is that it is water proof and not "water resistant". The only thing I am not too fond of is the "durable fabric" housing, I don't know it just looks kinda funny. I would highly recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charge 3 is Awesome!

    Posted
    TonyB
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    I was hesitant at first to buy and love that you can test out items like this in Best Buy. After the purchase it was an easy connection to my laptop, phone and more. This speaker is small buy packs good sound. I used it during my presentation for training classes instead of dragging in the usual large loudspeakers and the sound was fantastic. It filled the room perfectly when playing any video off my power point. Its nice and compact, woks great at home in place of your tv speakers or sound off your laptop. I plan on getting a second one since it allows you to have two connected at same time for even better sound to fill the room. Great Great Product. I highly recommend this speaker especially for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound & portability!

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    DreamByDayMassage
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    I went to BestBuy looking for a replacement blue tooth enabled speaker to replace my previous brand, which the usb connection for charging sunk inside the actual pill speaker. So I walked through the center isle and found the JBL speakers on sale. They didn't have the other one with changing lights left so I opted to pay a little more for a waterproof, red speaker. The sound is amazing. It has a 20 hour play, but I always charge after 16 hours. As a massage therapist, I can't have any beeping noises ruin a session, luckily it hasn't gotten to that yet. Don't let the size fool you. Just cause it's small, it packs enough bass when you need it, and is heavy, so you know it's durable. It's also enveloped with a silicone/rope material and the signal can reach well over 20 feet. The design and color gives off a sleek look and won't distract from the rooms atmosphere!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lot of sound for small speaker

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    Gonzalo
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    I was looking for a portable speaker for a small BBQ even I was holding at home. I saw that this speaker was one sale for $99.99 and I checked out at reviews. I didnt need a speaker with lots of bells and whistles and this JBL model was perfect. It was smaller than what I expected, but let the size fool you. This little guy really gives out some good sound. Bluetooth was easy to connect with and it also has an option to sync two or three JBL speakers together. When you power on and power off, you'll get a small chime to let you know the power action took place. The connection distance is pretty wide. I'm not great at measurements, but I think I was a good 50ft from the speaker and around the house corner and the connection was still there. If you see this speaker on sale, I suggest picking one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality > volume

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    Kevinmejia
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    The sound quality of the speaker is ridiculously good and the small subs on the sides are great at getting those low bass tones but it leaves the subs exposed so it can be easy to damage it if dropped. The usb port on the back is extremely convenient so I can charge my phone while im outside listening to music but honestly the maximum volume was suprisingly low for the size of the speaker but I guess it’s because the size of the long lasting battery that’s built into it. I myself needed a louder portable speaker so I returned the speaker unfortunately but if sound quality is important to you then I would recommend this speaker most definitely but if its volume that you need I would recommend looking into some other speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic speaker!

    Posted
    Prashanth
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    I am really impressed with the output and clarity of the JBL Charge 3. Big sound out of such a small package and ours sounds really good at 50' outdoors. I'm so impressed I'll be purchasing another to use in stereo for our outdoor speakers rather than mounting traditional "outdoor speakers". Positioning is key. Experiment with placing it on a flat table, put it in the corner of a room to increase bass response, against a wall, etc. The difference in sound can be quite drastic depending on location. NOTE: Only connect 1 speaker to your device via bluetooth and sync the 2 speakers together. If you connect both to your device it does some serious goofy stuff and sound drops in and out between the two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I’m Lovin It

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    ThaNegotiator
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    I’ve been wanting a great Bluetooth speaker for my garage area while I’m working in the garage on my many projects. I personally was going to buy one by Marshall with WiFi (JBL does have a WiFi speaker, but I didn’t want google voice assistant). However, before I could make the purchase I was surprised with this as a gift. I like the fact that it’s water resistant/waterproof, I also like that I can link speakers to have the same music playing in different areas. The highs are rich, the mids are warm and the bass is deep for the size. The only thing that I would like to see from JBL concerning this speaker, is a true equalizer within the JBL connect app or a sperate app that lets you control the sound stage. But that isn’t a reason to not love this speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and price

    Posted
    Matt

    So we previously have had the JBL Charge 2 and the Bose mini sound link 2. The Bose had great sound but the battery life was not so great, it was not water proof so that was a downer. The Charge 2 sound was good but not great, the base at the bottom was not sturdy enough to hold it on a slight angle (found this out the hard way when at our new place we didn't know the deck wasn't level). The battery on the Charge 2 was good in comparison to the Bose. Then we got this one the sound quality is amazing you can hear it clearer and further away than both the other mentions, and so far the battery is great too. No I am not saying that the Bose had bad sound but at louder volumes got distorted, rhe Charge 3 does not. Have not tested the water resistance I will take their word on it. In closing for the price compared to the others I would stick with this any day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speaker

    Posted
    Summerfun
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    After extensive research and reading of reviews, I purchased this speaker for use at the beach, pool, and on our boat because it was waterproof if dropped in the water, can be carried with one hand, and sounds great. It met all of my expectations and more. The battery life is great. I charge it once every 1-2 weeks depending on how much I use it and sometimes it is on for 4+ hours daily when we are outdoors. Another plus is it charges super fast, about 1-2 hours,so you aren't without a speaker for too long. We use it indoors, on our deck, at the pool and at the beach with no problems. The sound is very clear with all genres of music from rock to blues. It syncs easy and is very easy to use. It feels sturdy and I carry it and the charger in a dry bag. I really like this speaker and would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great balanced sound

    Posted
    MESanAntonio

    As some of the positive reviews have stated, great sound. For me, it sounds balanced all around. Not too much treble like the smaller Bluetooth speakers and not too boomy like others. I went to Best Buy and spent a good 30 minutes going from one display to the other. For me, this speaker sounded the best without all the silly lights some of the other speakers try to make up for the lack of sound quality or lack of balance. I’ll admit, these are quite pricey but for me, the sound and charge time have been great. I fully charged mine and used it at approx. 40% volume based on my phone volume. It was on from 6am - 10pm to see how long it could truly last. It is my belief that it will go the 20 hrs as stated by JBL. Best of luck making your choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker, BUT

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    DABster
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    This speaker is nice. I really like the way it looks. However, I generally use my speakers in hotel and/or bedrooms (low to medium volume). I want full rich sound with good bass, the JBL Charge 3 just didn't deliver. Don't get me wrong if you turn up the volume on this bad boy it will give you some decent bass and it sounds very good. However, I ended up returning it even though I really hoped to keep it. I opted to get the Bose Soundlink Mini (on sale/open box saved $45 which put it almost the same price as the JBL Charge 3) and I must say this speaker gave me exactly what I was looking for especially at the lower volume. I dinged the JBL two stars because I was hoping that JBL had at last fixed the issue of weak bass at lower volume. I think JBL will sell plenty of these though because they are nice and being waterproof is a great option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Major, Major Go!

    Posted
    ValleystreamDad
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    This small, portable speaker has a really Big sound to it. The vocals are very clear and the Bass is amazing without that muddy sound to it. I don’t really see myself dunking it into water but it is waterproof so I guess no worries if you’re cooking out and the speaker gets caught out in the rain. One of the other features that I love is the connect+ which actually allowed me to connect to my Harmon Kardon Omni 4. Together these two speakers sound amazing. I definitely want to pick up another Charge 3 since the battery life is mind blowing plus it can be used as a power bank for a phone charge. Great job JBL!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must unlock extra bass

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    GooggiGuy
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    I purchased this as a replacement for an original JBL charge that has started to distort at loud volumes (dropped one too many times). While this speaker sounded great it just didn’t have the same kick that my original charge had. Then upon searching YouTube for possible EQ programs I could use to adjust the frequency response I found the hidden option to enable low frequency mode (not mentioned in JBL’s documentation anywhere). After enabling the speaker has impressive bass for such a small speaker. Shocked that rather than having a hidden mode (hold Bluetooth and volume down for 10 sec) that JBL doesn’t have a dedicated button on the unit for this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Probably the Best Wireless Speaker

    Posted
    Sureshotta
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    I am comparing this new model to my previous Charge 2+ and JBL definitely has a loyal customer. This line of speaker changed my opinion on bluetooth streaming. The version that is updated for modern phones runs in low power modes and doesnt use many resources. It also has a great soundscape, rich bass, and is still very portable. This Charge 3 sounds way better than Bose, Beats, UE or any other more expensive brands. The waterproofing is a nice touch and the numerous connectivity, physical buttons make this the best full featured device. I would rather have this one-way playback over an Alexa / Google Home product around listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality for the Size and Price Range

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    JayCee
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    The JBL Charge 3 is a handy Bluetooth unit that will be easy to take on a trip or hike and seems to have a great ability to maintain a charge. It has a USB port to allow charging of other devices and an auxiliary input as well. The unit is advertised to be waterproof, but I haven't tested that capability. The only drawback to the device for me seems to be a reduction (at times) in high and mid-range sound output while listening to some musical selections. I downloaded the JBL apps associated with the device, but they have no EQ tools. Apps are available for this type of thing, but it's inconvenient that the JBL apps do not provide this capability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zero complaints, it's perfect!!

    Posted
    SarahBoo

    Literally one of the best purchases I've ever made. First of all, I'm pretty sure this thing is indestructible... I've had it be kicked into the pool, I've accidentally dropped in on concrete (multiple times... whoops), and you'd never be able to tell. Great sound quality and volume. Such a cool feature to be able to connect with another JBL speaker for the surround-sound effect - worked like a charm for a party in a big house. My friends always ask me to bring it with me or if they can borrow it because it's that awesome. The battery lasts forever and love that I can charge my phone through the speaker while it's playing music. I have zero complaints about this speaker and plan on buying another one in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little speaker

    Posted
    Butch
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    Liked the first one so much I purchased a second one when it went on sale and had my daughter pick it up. Haven't used it the first one for more than 6 hours so far and also had the phone staying charged on it the whole time. Haven't had a chance to link the two yet since I'm out of state and only one is with me. I did have to do a factory reset on the first one once after a months use, but haven't had any further issues. Due to the timing of the first purchase (Dec 2016), I haven't used it around the pool yet, but am looking forward to it. I'm using Nuetron as my music player and don't know if I'd have been just as happy with another player or not, but being able to check out the speaker in the store first, (among others) was a big plus. For the price, I think I did alright.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound at a good price

    Posted
    audioPHd
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    This is my second JBL Charge — first was the Charge 2+ which I am still using on a regular basis. I loved it so much, I bought the Charge 3 for our office for presentations and social events. The sound quality between these two is about the same from what I can tell and is very good. So convenient in such a small space design. I've used at the beach, by the pool, in the backyard, attached to bike rear rack, and more. One time I had the Charge 2+ attached to bike rear rack (with bungee cords) and it came flying off while going at a considerable speed, but it kept on playing as it bounced around — and had very few signs of damage — maybe a few scratches at most. Highly recommended if you are looking for moderate price with very good sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, clear sound, strong battery life

    Posted
    TXJBL
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    I had been a long time Bose speaker guy. I started with the large portable speaker then migrated to the smaller bluetooth speaker. I use these speakers everywhere but must have a speaker on the golf course. The problem always with Bose was battery life. With this new JBL, I can have it playing for 10-12 hours and charge devices without skipping a beat. I know it has more battery life than that but never needed it. On top of it all, its waterproof. It went thru its first rainstorm already and works like a champ.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but........

    Posted
    Ace559
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    This JBL Charge 3 is what it is advertised to be. Loud, portable, versatile and just down right awesome. It has a very crisp sound (vocals) at loud volumes. The bass isn't too over powering but is nice enough to listen to. Which is also why I am only giving this a 4 star. The sound quality and overall performance are nice but then it does sound a little muffled on certain songs with more bass. Comparing it to the Sony XB30 at Best Buy, the Sony has a more clarity overall but not having bass I went and purchased the JBL Charge 3. But in my opinion, I believe the Jawbone Big Jambox is better than these 2. Me being a music producer and very picky with how i hear my sounds, i like one that has clarity, bass, and overall good sounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend