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JBL Charge 3 vs JBL OnBeat Xtreme

8.39 in
3.48 in
JBL Charge 3 Wireless Speaker
JBL Charge 3
11.14 in
4.96 in
JBL OnBeat Xtreme Wireless Speaker
JBL OnBeat Xtreme
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
42 editorial reviews
JBL's unexpected late 2012 release of the $99 Flip was stunning. Even though Flip arrived two years after the Jawbone Jambox -- a seriously overpriced but ...Read more
The Charge is a highly capable speaker with all best attributes of its predecessor. You don’t get a ton of bass, but you will get clear, detailed sound loud enough to peel paint off the walls.Read more
JBL has a wide-array of portable speakers in their arsenal. Here we have the JBL…Read more
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3 editorial reviews
Here's a product that had three strikes with me before I ever heard it. First there's the name, which seems more appropriate for a Frito-Lay product. Then there's the lineage: JBL's smaller, less-expensive docks never impressed me. Last, Maroon 5 appears in the ads. What, I ask rhetorically, would the creators of "Moves Like Jagger" know about sound quality?Read more
The design-led JBL OnBeat is style over sonic substanceRead more
Despite it's odd design, JBL's OnBeat Xtreme manages to be one of the best all-around iPod speaker docks -- offering up quality sound and an easy to use interface.Read more
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User rating
9
4.6 out of 5
9 user ratings
5 stars
66 %
4 stars
22 %
3 stars
11 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Sound

JBL Charge 3JBL Charge 3JBL OnBeat XtremeJBL OnBeat Xtreme
Channels
2.0
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1.0
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Low Frequency
65.0 Hz
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70.0 Hz
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High Frequency
20.0 kHz
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20.0 kHz
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Peak Power
20.0 W
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40.0 W
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Impedance
80.0 Ω
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15.0 Ω
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Features

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Docking Station for mobile/Tablet
no
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no
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Radio receiver
no
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no
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Smart speaker (virtual assistant)
no
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no
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Built-in display
yes
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yes
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Memory Card Reader
no
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N/A
Speakerphone
yes
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N/A
USB Input port
yes
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N/A
Power bank
yes
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yes
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Docking station connection type
N/A
Apple 30-pin
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Simultaneous connections
N/A
yes
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Dimensions

JBL Charge 3JBL Charge 3JBL OnBeat XtremeJBL OnBeat Xtreme
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Blue,Red
  • Blue,White
  • Camouflage
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Turquoise
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  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Cherry
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Wenge
  • White
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Height
3.48 in
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4.96 in
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Width
8.39 in
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11.14 in
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Depth
3.43 in
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4.8 in
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Weight
28.22 oz
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74.08 oz
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IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX7
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IPX7
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Connectivity

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USB
yes
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yes
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USB version
2.0
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2.0
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Type of USB connector
Micro-USB
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Micro-USB
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Source of connection
  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
  • PC App
  • Integrated in Speaker
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  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
  • PC App
  • Wireless Remote
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Aptx Support
no
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no
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Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth codec
SBC
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  • SBC
  • aptX
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Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP
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Bluetooth Version
4.1
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4.1
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Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1
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1
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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
no
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no
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NFC
yes
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yes
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Wired Inputs
N/A
  • 3.5mm
  • 30-Pin
  • Micro-USB
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DLNA
N/A
yes
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Power

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Battery operated
yes
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yes
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USB powered
yes
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no
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Electric (not USB)
no
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yes
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Battery Type
Li-polymer
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Li-Ion
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Battery Capacity
6000
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N/A
Playback Time
20.0 h
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15.0 h
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