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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 7453 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good portable speaker

    Posted
    canoncopier
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    I like the size of the speaker and the sound quality for music and phone calls and enjoy using it around the pool since it's water resistant. It is difficult to see the function buttons since they are black, and would prefer a handle for easier transport and a longer power cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    Posted
    Cook
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    I gave this 5 stars because it's easy to set up, works really well, and meets all my criteria. The one issue I have with it's that it makes loud noises when turned on or powered off. Most people would see this as cool, but as an older person, I find it annoying. I use the speaker to listen to music when I want something quiet and calming to do, but the surge of noise when you push the power button is really loud, regardless of having the volume at the lowest level,possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must unlock extra bass

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product lacking full functionality

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    Mozo
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    This speaker, for the most part, is awesome. I love the waterproofing, the sound is great and full bodied, and it's sort quick to connect via Bluetooth. I find I never use the search button, but I'm not a big voice search user, so that might influence that. I do wish there was a previous track option, and using a double click on the play/pause button to go to the next track is awkward for such a large device. I also wish the app included some more options, such as EQ adjustment, device priority and battery percentage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speaker for my older car

    Posted
    AVMD
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    I use this as a speaker on the dash of my car. It works and sounds great. My only gripe is I wish it had a more sticky rubberized base that wouldn't slide around so easily. I solved this with a simple sticky dashtop mat from Amazon and no more sliding. Sound and battery length wise this is excellent. It's super easy to connect bluetooth devices and the single button on/off switch is great! I hated having to hold down a button to turn a speaker on and off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceed my Expentations

    Posted
    Jerome
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    Overall this is a great speaker. Well built and is well worth the money. You will not regret your purchase, I have had the Charge 3 since August. I will do my best to list what I found to be the pros and cons of this portable bluetooth speaker. Hopefully this is helpfully. Pros: -Battery Life - Long -WaterProof - You can get this thing wet. -Charging Station - It will charge your cell phone -Loud -Sound Quality Cons: -Wish there was a skip button on the speaker - You can only pause, play, & control volume from the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers, not a great as previous model

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    Napnod
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    Praises - These are wonderful speakers, providing better battery life from previous model (20 hours for charge 3, 12 hours from the Charge 2+) These speakers also reach a higher volume than the Charge 2+ (more robust hardware). The design is much more aestheticastheticly pleasing in my opinion and the waterproof body is a well appreciated correction to the previous model (there was a design flaw in the Charge 2+ in which there was no seal on the ports, leaving them open to the environment). Critiques - The software equalizing the treble and bass at higher volume is not as well designed as the Charge 2+. The body is also teetering on the edge of being a tad too large for my preference in a portable speaker. Also, it would be nice to have a button for moving forward and backward through songs. Overall - I am pleased. Just recommend a better audio quality design update to the software, if possible. After that, 5 stars all the way for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend