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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 7445 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • 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: 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

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      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

    Excellent speakers!

    Posted
    DJCraig
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    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: 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

    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

    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: 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: 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

    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

    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

    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: 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

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      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

    Amazing

    Posted
    Emilie
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    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: 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

    Very cool!

    Posted
    Scott
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    I'm old school, i.e. I know enough about Wifi, Bluetooth, etc. to get it working, or get frustrated :)) Instructions are typical for international products with images and limited wording (in 10 languages ?) but fairly easy to follow. Except for having to download the JBL app to connect via Bluetooth. That wasn't obvious. It's a cool speaker. Good sound and because it's the mid-size in this series can raise the volume and maintain sound quality to use on the beach, which was my motivation for buying in the first place. Works good at home too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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

    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

    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