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JBL - Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1008 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds better then Clip 2

    Posted
    Soundguy86

    I still have my Clip 2 so I can compare it side by side with the new Clip 3. My reasoning for purchasing the Clip 3 was for its top mounted controls which are a much needed addition, plus the elimination of the built in auxiliary cord in favor of a protected auxiliary socket. I rarely used the built in auxiliary cord so removing it was a smart move at least in my opinion. The new clip design isn't as big as the old model but I haven't had any issues with it in use. The speaker phone function is also just as good as the old one. JBL uses noise and echo canceling mics on their speakers which is great, my GF hasn't asked me to repeat myself once. Battery life is also advertised as being two hours longer which is great, but I never had an issue with battery life on my Clip 2. Its just nice to know I can go longer between charges. Audio wise JBL has listed the same specs for the Clip 3. The speaker is still at 3 watts and has the same frequency response. But in comparing them side by side the Clip 3 has more bottom end, more pronounced and fuller sounding mids and the highs seem to have been adjusted to match up with the mids and lows. Plus at higher volumes the Clip 3 doesn't seem to limit its audio profile as much as the Clip 2 does, but both speakers get just as loud which is fine since the Clip 2 could get pretty loud for its size. The differences aren't like night and day but you notice them right away when switching between the Clip 2 and Clip 3. BT range is about equal between them which is great on both speakers, its about 60 feet if I had to guess. Both speakers also have a solid connection. So overall I think the Clip 3 is a worth while upgrade over the Clip 2. The new button location was a big reason for me, but the unexpected bump in audio quality was a nice surprise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The bass is actually great!!! I had my doubts...

    Posted
    MeechySings
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    It’s all about the application of the speaker. Lower frequencies are harder to control when, for example, you hold the Clip 3 in your hands. Or when there is nothing surrounding(or at least behind) the speaker for lower frequencies to reflect off of. I got home and set it up against the side of my drawer...I was legit surprised to hear every subbass and bass frequency that it’s suppose to emit out of the songs I play. Lower frequencies need a control filter around them(like how subwoofers and large speakers are designed behind the screen guards) to guide them in the appropiate directions. If not, the those frequencies will scatter in every direction. Putting it in the top corner of a room or even against the wall will help guide the bass. Putting the Clip 3 in the right spot will emit the best bass quality you expected from it. Nothing needs to be said about the other areas of the EQ spectrum. It sounds great overall even w/out doing anything I previously brought up!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny but a mighty mouse of bluetooth speaker!

    Posted
    jerel132
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    Wow I was actually surprised at how loud these are. I am using it in my car since my old car doesn't have a sound system, just a radio with crappy OEM speakers, which I never use. I turned these on and paired them with my iPhone and was quite happy with how loud it can get for its size. It can also go 10 hours before requiring a recharge. I love how it has a carabiner type clip system which I put around my jean loop and barely felt it. It's really convenient to carry and the weight isn't bad at all. I highly recommend these. The mids are more pronounced than the treble, but the bass isn't bad at all. It definitely packs a punch...more than you would expect for a speaker at this size and price point. I am now curious to try out JBL's bigger wireless speakers. I don't regret buying these. I may get one for the bathroom since it's waterproof.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great versatile speaker

    Posted
    Gemini
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    Bored washing dishes or any other household chore? Grab one of these speakers, clip it on a belt loop, cabinet handle, or shower curtain hook and enjoy music, a book, or documentary. It has a decent amount of bass to enjoy your music, and is loud enough to hear over running water, washer/dryer noise, or any other household noise. The hook makes it versatile to take outside of the home as well, and basically makes any environment an entertainment zone. The battery life is pretty good as well and has an indicator light to let you know when it needs to be charged. The only complaint that I have is the short charging cord that comes with it. My charging cord for my JBL headphones is a lot longer and more convenient to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient quality audio

    Posted
    Dave
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    Pairs easily, awesome battery life and extremely portable. Sounds better than many bigger speakers but will never thump with bass due to size. That said - it’s still extremely satisfying to listen to in a variety of environments and gets surprisingly loud. The built on clip and physical volume and play/pause buttons come in handy. I wear this thing on my belt loop working in warehouse everyday and it’s really helps they day pass. Only minor disappointment is that it can’t be paired with other jbl speakers due to software limitations but since it’s primary use is on the go that is not a huge deal to me. No issues and am extremely happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's great and easy take with you

    Posted
    Sofuso
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    From the many Bluetooth speakers I have owned in my life time this is one of the best + favorite one I've owned. I was pondering on if I should go with JBL Clip 2 or 3 and I went with 3 because it's design is awesome I love how the hook goes around the speaker to better protect from a drop and it feels comfortable to fit in my hand. The new button layouts is a big + making it easy to know where controls are. Bass is great, range is good. I'm not bothered there isn't an aux built in as in 2 because if I needed to I can still use an aux cord and plug into aux port. Easy clip easy portability. Longer battery life. Haven't tried using it for calls that much. Won't regret buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, sturdy speaker

    Posted
    Morbit
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    I use this in a radio-less truck all day where everything in the cab bounces around in such a violent way you'd think the speaker would break. No, this speaker is sturdy and even after repeatedly hitting a steel plate it still emits a high quality sound. Love that it's portable with the clip. You can clip it on your belt loop and trust that it will stay clipped. I did accidentally drop it on concrete and it rolled/bounced down a steep hill till I caught up with it, and though there are a few scratches it still works superbly. Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound from a portable package

    Posted
    weeones341
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    I purchased this on sale from Best Buy. Out of the box it was quick and easy to pair with my computer and cell phone. I love the easy access buttons on the top and side of the Clip 3. It makes it easy to adjust the volume and turn the Clip 3 on and off. The sound is rich and plentiful from such a small package. The sound is as good as larger and much more expensive speakers I've seen. I love how portable this is and it feels sturdy and well made. I'm happy I caught this on sale for under $40. It's well worth the price for such a great portable speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little speaker

    Posted
    BestBuyFlorida
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    This little dude is cool. I caught it on sale and thought I'd try it. Main thing for me this clip actually has an opening/connector or whatever (others don't), it makes it much more practical. I have a really nice Bose bluetooth speaker for most of my listening, but this one stays in the bathroom and I love taking it into the shower to listen to some morning radio shows. We also take it with on walks, bike rides, pool, beach...you name it. This is now even my default to take on business trips for the hotel room. Again, the clip is convenient and sound is really good for the size!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for music fans on the move!

    Posted
    Coletrain
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    I listen to this speaker everyday at work and wouldn’t give it up for the world. It clips right onto by belt loop, and sounds awesome for listening to a mix of 80’s rock and heavy metal, and the battery life is just as awesome. It has always makes it through my regular 8 hour shift, and even through unexpected 10 hour days without having to stop and recharge at any point, though the sound does start to soften around the 9 to 10 hour mark as the battery starts to die. Overall I would definitely recommend this for anyone working on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT SOUND! And looks great also :)

    Posted
    eviet2001
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    I purchased this so that I could amplify the music from my S9+ while driving. It was super easy set-up. Clips on to any area in your car and looks great! :) I initially purchased it to use in my car then realized that while cleaning the garage or gardening I could also take advantage of it while listening to my music from my phone. So, actually turned out better then expected regarding its usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but powerful

    Posted
    Capz9999
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    This little thing is fantastic. I already own a few jbl charge 3’s and really liked the sound and quality of the product. Needed a speaker for the bathroom and this one filled the bill. Super loud and very clear. I also love how quickly and seamlessly it connects to my iPhone XS. I just turn speaker on and it pairs up pretty quick on it’s own. Pretty awesome. No regrets at all on this one. If you’re a fan of jbl speakers already this is a no brainer. If not, give it a shot. Hard to go wrong with this little gem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker

    Posted
    Faejordan15
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    This little guy right here packs so much power it's unbelievable, very very loud I constantly get compliments and always have people looking around to see where is the music coming from, the Bluetooth connection was easy and quick, charging it doesn't take longer than 1.5 hours, battery life is great up to 4 hours I have gotten on mid to high volume, very stylish, if u have the jbl clip 2 I honestly don't see why you would upgrade but if this is your first time purchasing this then yes I'll highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great on the go speaker!

    Posted
    Nick
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    I already have the larger size JBL speak so I knew this would at least be good quality but I was blown away with this speaker! it is very loud and the sound quality is amazing! Took it camping and it was perfect to clip on to our bag and have music where ever we hiked. I have had other "waterproof speakers" that after they fall in the water don't sound the same. This speaker has been dropping in the water a few different times and still sounds the same as the day I bought it! Definitely, recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Water proof

    Posted
    Raheem1
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    These JBL clips are one small speaker that clips to your jeans or backpack. They are loud and simply let you hear your souroundings, talk to people, and even listen to tv while having music on. For this I simply say they are very inexpensive and are a great everyday speaker. I have no problems at all with them and they are waterproof. Let’s go to the beach! I got my sandles, shorts, a cookie and oh yeah my JBL clip. Either while lounging, sitting around, or on a scouter at the beach these JBL clips are loud and give you a party anywhere you are. Best deal in speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for such a small device!

    Posted
    Angelsplat
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    So, I am saving for a new stereo for my truck...but I LOVE Spotify...and trying to listen on my phone, since my old stereo has no Bluetooth ability, was just horrible...So, I stopped in, talked to an associate who suggested this clip, which was also on sale. Needless to say, I absolutely love this thing. I use it at home too. I have always been a JBL fan, so I guess I'm not surprised...but it definitely sounds a LOT better than I expected. I would definitely recommend one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good speaker

    Posted
    zapper
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    its a good speaker that has a aux port the charge lasts for a couple of days at least the blinking light to notify you that its charged or on is weird not to informative i wish it was smaller the clip area ring is to big and catchs on things but really pretty good i use it everywhere i go usually i dont like headphones i perfer this over headphones and usually people dont gripe to much for the money its the best small portable speaker out there POcket size I put it n my pocket and i go or on my dash

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little speaker

    Posted
    Eddie
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    Bought this speaker to use while at work. I've bought other JBL bluetooth speakers previously, but this one for some reason is easier for me to carry around as I clip it to the belt loop in my uniform which makes it easier for me to move around without problem. The only down side is that I feel the older model JBL speakers sounded a little louder than this one but I had more difficulty trying to clip it it anywhere. Still sounds great and would highly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable Bluetooth Speaker!

    Posted
    Ginho
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    I love JBL brand speakers since got JBL pulse 2. But I wanted something sturdy and able to carry around, since my babe always want to carry my speakers around when I play music. I really love this compact sized JBL Clip 3 Portable speaker, because I can bring with me anywhere,great sounds, and it also water proof!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SUPRISINGLY GOOD

    Posted
    Jtharra
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    Initially when I bought this item I didn’t expect much. From the pics I thought it was a small clip on speaker with very minimal sound. Boy was I wrong this speaker packs a serious punch and it’s not as small as I thought it would be. It’s about the size of your fist but the sound is equivalent to any house stereo. I use it everywhere on my bike rides, CrossFit, and even the barbershop. GREAT ITEM I HIGHLY RECOMMEND..

    I would recommend this to a friend