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JBL - Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Camouflage-Front_Standard

JBL - Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Camouflage

Model: JBLCHARGE4SQUADAMSKU: 6332921

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 748 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, but not my go-to

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    CactusMan
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    I love this speaker. But it’s not my go-to Bluetooth speaker. Yes, it sounds amazing and has bass that is superior to other competitors in this price range including Sony and UE (both of which I purchased and subsequently returned). Yes it allows you to connect multiple JBL speakers with its pairing features. Yes it also doubles as a power-bank for your phone or tablet. And yes, it’s fully waterproof and fully submersible. But it’s not my go-to speaker. My Anker Soundcore Boost is my go-to. It has very comparable sound quality to the JBL including great bass. It also doubles as a power bank like the JBL. It’s more portable than the JBL, even if just slightly (it fits in the power-bank holder of my backpack). Unfortunately the Anker is not fully waterproof (which is funny given that the company is named after something attached to boats and that’s only purpose is to be submersed) and can’t be submersed fully in water unlike the JBL. The Anker does let you answer calls from the speaker, unlike the Charge 4. And while not the biggest factor to the overall sound quality, the Anker is a stereo speaker whereas the JBL Charge 4 has only a single mono speaker, making the Anker sound ever so slightly more accurate overall. All that said, I love my Charge 4. It’s the speaker I take while camping given the added durability. Plus, it’s likely I’ll buy a second JBL in the future to connect multiple speakers, something you can’t yet do with the Anker line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker

    Posted
    Glp50
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    I originally purchased the JBL Charge 3, but retuned it and purchased the Charge 4 when the price dropped to $119. The Charge 4 had a little better sound and updated features being the newer model. Sound is excellent with solid base and good midrange which bring vocals up front. Only negative is the the drop off in the treble is pretty severe, but this common for portable speakers of this size and price range. The bass is rich and punchy which more than makes up for the lack of highs. You can either have one or the other in a small speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Indoor use review only

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    0evk
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    --------Only used speaker indoors-------- Great bass sound that doesn't overpower the highs. The battery tends to last about a week's worth of daily use (2-2.5hrs) on a full charge. If taken to full volume it is certainly very powerful, albeit to the sacrifice of some sound quality. But that minor flaw, much like any I've encountered and since forgotten, can be forgiven when you hear the clear and powerful sound that you are getting from a speaker that vaguely resembles a carton of milk in both size and weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Has bass!

    Posted
    Rogue
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    Very good sound and surprisingly good bass for its size. I do like the adaptation of usb-c connectors - those trapezoid shaped micros are well passed their time (always tricky to connect). The main reason for just 4 stars is the mono sound output. I’d have to buy another to pair them into stereo mode $$$$. Although it appears based on speakers being marketed today that there is a departure from the desire for stereo sound? Maybe a way to get people who want stereo imaging to spend more $$$$. Hmmmmm... oh one more like is the blue color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    Posted
    Mish
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    I actually purchased three of these speakers so that I could link them together. The speaker itself is great and has great volume. We like to keep one on our covered patio, one in the yard, and one by the pool. The only negative part I’ve noticed is if you turn the volume up on one speaker, they all turn up. We would like to have the one by the pool at a louder volume than the one on the patio where people are carrying on conversations. Overall a good purchase, let’s hope they last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality Sound/Battery; Startup

    Posted
    JulieW
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    I purchased this speaker to use in my suburban backyard while I did my gardening. I like the quality of the sound, the clear sound at higher volumes, the max volume available and the longevity of the battery. WHAT I ABSOLUTELY HATE IS THE MAX VOLUME OF THE STARTUP TONE WHICH CAN NOT BE CHANGED IN ANY OF THE SETTINGS. UBL NEEDS TO RELEASE AN UPDATE FOR THIS. If I was using this primarily for indoors or children's room, I would have returned it for that sole reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, I prefer my Charge 3 though

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    Naparqalria
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    I own the Charge 3, but I bought the Charge 4 for my sibling. She loves the speaker. However, I think the 3 is better because of the 4 speakers, because the 4 has three speakers (leaning to the right side). I thought it was a defective speaker at first, but that is how it's built. Charge 3 & 4 become stereo with the connect feature without a problem. I'd recommend this for a new buyer, but for someone thinking to upgrade from Charge 3, don't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound

    Posted
    Tone
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    This bt speaker sounds good! Especially after I downloaded the JBL app and upgraded the software. The bass was a little louder and deeper after upgrade. The mids and highs sound pretty good. Sound quality is good at loud volume too. A little pricey, but sounds good though. I think this by should retail for $119.99 Rather than $149.99.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money

    Posted
    Tyler
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    I upgraded from the JBL flip 2, and while I wasn't crazy about having to change, as I loved my flip, I had put it through the works. It would barely hold a charge and it was beat up pretty good. The charge 4 is INCREDIBLE. The sound is top notch and it also being a power bank is the cherry on top. Spend the extra money to get this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality

    Posted
    Manju
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    I owned a JBL Xtreme and replaced that with Charge 3, also own a Bose SL3. This one lives upto the Soundlink 3 standards in terms of sound quality. Base is amazing, although the lows could have been a little better, highs and mids have a noticeable improvisation over those of Charge 3. Overall a good speaker, value for money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great

    Posted
    Bozflame
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    I have nearly all of the bluetooth speakers in this range, except for the Charge series. When the 4 came out I finally decided to try it after hearing all the great reviews of the 3. I love it. Great sound, fairly portable, outstanding battery life, and on sale. Definitely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker works

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    FoghornLeghorn
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    It has one speaker in the front and a bass on each end. Gets a good volume with more bass than expected. Runs quite awhile on a charge, I didn't time it. Only gave five stars because there's always room for improvement even if I don't know what it is right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound quality...

    Posted
    teers4
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    This mobile speaker has decent sound quality. If you like a sound with a little more bass than most other portable speakers, then the JBL is for you. We still haven't tested the water resistance yet, but that's honestly not why we bought it anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice & portable

    Posted
    Matrix
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    Honestly have played it with all genre yet, but it plays rock well. Still haven't tweaked the EQ settings yet either but it seems a little flat sounding at times. Maybe I just miss the stereo separation. Still all in all it's a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great speaker

    Posted
    mikabrown
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    This was my third JBL speaker that I purchased from best buy. It carries great sound and the brand is a great overall brand. Best Buy had a great sale on it and I couldn't pass it. It also has a great battery life before needing to be charged again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speaker

    Posted
    Twhite
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    Great for poolside and beach vacation. Only issue I had is it would not connect with my sisters JBL Speaker even using the JBL App and that was a bummer. But overall it is a great speaker with great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but wish it was louder

    Posted
    Izzy
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    The speaker battery lasts a long time yet it's not as loud as I would have liked it to be. Drop resistance is great because I accidentally dropped it and it did no harm but I love it either way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Posted
    Hunter73
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    Only had this about a week so far. Looks cool. Easy to connect and use. Battery last a long time. Overall sound is pretty good. Not as great as I anticipated, but I would buy again. Good bass sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Speaker

    Posted
    duldrid
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    We tested a Bose and the JBL Speaker at the store and compared the sound quality. Both were very good and clear, but for the price difference, we decided on the JBL. Excellent sound quality and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker.

    Posted
    Girl
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    I bought this for my parents and they use it all the time. The sound is good, however, they feel the Charge 3 speaker was louder but those are no longer sold. Still a really good buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend