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JBL Charge 2+

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User ratings:
Consumer ratings:
4.6 / 5
Editorial reviews:
4.2 / 510 ratings
10 editorial reviews
The JBL Charge 2+ is quite possibly the best portable bluetooth speaker on the market right now. We felt the same way about the predecessor, the JBL Charge, when it came out two years ago.Read more
Weatherized enclosures don’t stop these versatile Bluetooth speakers from delivering surprisingly good musical performances.Read more
JBL's latest version of the Charge adds water resistance and offers better sound, making an affordable portable speaker even better.Read more
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Pros

  • It looks great and yet fits in a cupholder
  • Waterproof and durable with remarkable sound
  • fun
  • rugged
  • and reasonably priced portable speaker

Cons

  • is extremely heavy for its very small size and doesn
  • many hard falls on asphalt without any degradation of packaging or sound
  • is pretty small and makes it prone to rolling over
  • distortion on the low end with low volume
  • it requires a manual turn on every time it wakes from sleep

Key specs

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  • no
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  • 6000
  • 12 h

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JBL Charge 2+ - Technical Overview

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Peak Power
15 W
Best:
Devialet Phantom
Peak Power: 4500 W
Weight
600 g
Best:
Philips SBA3110
Weight: 0.21 g
Playback Time
12 h
Best:
Roberts Radio Revival Blutune
Playback Time: 120 h

JBL Charge 2+ Full Specifications

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Sound

2.0
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75.0 Hz
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20.0 kHz
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15.0 W
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Features

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yes
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IPX5
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yes
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Dimensions

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3.11 in
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7.29 in
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3.11 in
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21.16 oz
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Connectivity

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2.0
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Micro-USB
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  • iOS App
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  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
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  • Integrated in Speaker
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SBC
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  • A2DP
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3.5mm
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3.0
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Power

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no
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Li-polymer
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6000
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12.0 h
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JBL Charge 2+ Editorial Reviews (10)

4.2
Based on 10 reviews
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JBL Charge 2+ Protected: JBL Charge 2+ Splashproof Portable Speaker Review
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Chip Chick
Published: 14.09.2015
Protected: JBL Charge 2+ Splashproof Portable Speaker Review

The JBL Charge 2+ is quite possibly the best portable bluetooth speaker on the market right now. We felt the same way about the predecessor, the JBL Charge, when it came out two years ago.

JBL Charge 2+ Great big sound from rugged little speakers: JBL Charge 2+ vs. Fugoo Sport
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
Published: 08.06.2015
Great big sound from rugged little speakers: JBL Charge 2+ vs. Fugoo Sport

Weatherized enclosures don’t stop these versatile Bluetooth speakers from delivering surprisingly good musical performances.

JBL Charge 2+ JBL Charge 2+ Review: Shakes Off Water, Sounds Great
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Tom's Guide
Published: 24.06.2015
JBL Charge 2+ Review: Shakes Off Water, Sounds Great
4.0

JBL's latest version of the Charge adds water resistance and offers better sound, making an affordable portable speaker even better.

JBL Charge 2+ JBL Charge 2+ review: A sweet-sounding Bluetooth speaker that can juice up your phone, too
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CNET
Published: 17.07.2015
JBL Charge 2+ review: A sweet-sounding Bluetooth speaker that can juice up your phone, too
4.0

The Charge 2+ fixes the problems of its predecessor, delivering a superior Bluetooth wireless speaker that doubles as a charging station for mobile devices.

JBL Charge 2+ The Best Bluetooth Speakers 2015: JBL Charge 2+, Bose Soundlink Mini II and UE Roll/Megaboom
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9to5Mac
Published: 24.07.2015
The Best Bluetooth Speakers 2015: JBL Charge 2+, Bose Soundlink Mini II and UE Roll/Megaboom

L to R: UE Mini (review), Roll (review), Boom (review) and Megaboom (review), JBL Charge 2+(review) and Charge 2 (review), Bose Soundlink III (review) and Soundlink Mini 2 (prev review) There’s nothing like having a summer moment free to listen to your favorite music with your friends. The combination of portable Bluetooth speakers and great music apps like Apple Music with Beats 1 radio can make this […]

JBL Charge 2+ The Best Portable Wireless Speakers V2
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Gadgetmac
Published: 21.08.2015
The Best Portable Wireless Speakers V2

Are you finding yourself asking what is the best wireless portable speaker? Worry no more, we've got it all sorted out for you. It's about time that we revisited this extremely popular topic with our latest and greatest guide for the best portable wireless speakers out right now. N

JBL Charge 2+ Bluetooth Speaker Shootout: JBL Charge 2+ and Scosche BoomBottle+
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Sound & Vision
Published: 21.09.2015
Bluetooth Speaker Shootout: JBL Charge 2+ and Scosche BoomBottle+

For most of the country, summer coming to a close signals that it’s time to put away your outdoor gear and head to the gym. In Florida, it signals the best weather to get outside and play. The temps are cooling off, humidity is dropping, and it’s the best time of year for cycling. When two Bluetooth speakers that are water-resistant and shaped to fit in a bicycle waterbottle cage showed up at my house, I decided a speaker shootout was called for. The JBL Charge 2+ and the Scosche boomBottle+ are both next generation products.

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Good Housekeeping
Published: 19.08.2016
JBL Charge 2+
4.2

A great splash-proof speaker lets you share the DJ responsibilities.

JBL Charge 2+ JBL Charge 2 Plus review
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TechRadar
Published: 24.07.2015
JBL Charge 2 Plus review
4.0

Splash-resistance makes last year's hit speaker even better

JBL Charge 2+ Home review
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whathifi
Published: 17.01.2017
Home review
5.0

An extremely likeable wireless speaker, with a bold and beefy sound...