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JBL Charge 3

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User ratings:
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4.8 out of 5
16 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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Consumer ratings:
4.750000000000001 / 5
Editorial reviews:
4.0 / 542 ratings
42 editorial reviews
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
While we’d love deeper bass, the punchy detail, portable design and good price makes this wireless speaker a worthwhile contenderRead more
The Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better sounding portable Bluetooth speaker but don't want to make the jump to the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II.Read more
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Pros

  • The sound is well rounded with good balance
  • offers excellent sound for the price
  • JBL Charge 3 is waterproof and it can charge your phone
  • cheap speakers that sounded great
  • sound here is amazing

Cons

  • only limited by funds and logistics
  • the mid-range feels distinctly cold
  • rubberised exterior will shrug off knocks and bumps
  • radiators vibrate with bass-heavy tracks
  • impacting high-frequency playback

Key specs

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  • no
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  • 80 Ω
  • 6000
  • 20 h

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JBL Charge 3 - Technical Overview

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Peak Power
20 W
Best:
Devialet Phantom
Peak Power: 4500 W
Impedance
80 Ω
Best:
Sony MS-410
Impedance: 30000 Ω
Weight
800 g
Best:
Philips SBA3110
Weight: 0.21 g
Playback Time
20 h
Best:
Roberts Radio Revival Blutune
Playback Time: 120 h

JBL Charge 3 Full Specifications

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Sound

2.0
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65.0 Hz
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20.0 kHz
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20.0 W
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80.0 Ω
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Features

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IPX7
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Dimensions

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3.48 in
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8.39 in
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3.43 in
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28.22 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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  • HFP
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4.1
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Power

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Li-polymer
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6000
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20.0 h
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JBL Charge 3 Editorial Reviews (42)

4.0
Based on 42 reviews
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JBL Charge 3 JBL Charge review | Digital Trends
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Digital Trends
Published: 28.08.2013
JBL Charge review | Digital Trends

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.

JBL Charge 3 Home review
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whathifi
Published: 17.12.2013
Home review
4.0

While we’d love deeper bass, the punchy detail, portable design and good price makes this wireless speaker a worthwhile contender

JBL Charge 3 JBL Charge portable Bluetooth speaker review: Jolt of sound with a dash of power
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CNET
Published: 17.05.2013
JBL Charge portable Bluetooth speaker review: Jolt of sound with a dash of power
4.0

The Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better sounding portable Bluetooth speaker but don't want to make the jump to the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II.

JBL Charge 3 Review: JBL Charge portable speaker and OnBeat Rumble dock
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Sound & Vision
Published: 11.04.2013
Review: JBL Charge portable speaker and OnBeat Rumble dock

The JBL name is among the most revered in the audio marketplace. Since its founding in 1946 by James Bullough (love that middle name) Lansing, the brand consistently stood for excellence in the pro market. The company has been part of the Harman constellation for 40 years, and expanded into the consumer market, but its reputation has held fast. Now, JBL is pressing hard in the portable speaker and dock markets. Does the red square still stand for quality?

JBL Charge 3 The JBL Charge Kicks The Jambox's Teeth In [Review] | Cult of Mac
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Cult of Mac
Published: 15.04.2013
The JBL Charge Kicks The Jambox's Teeth In [Review] | Cult of Mac

We've reviewed a lot of Bluetooth speakers here at Cult of Mac, and yet to this day, the easiest one to recommend is still the speaker that launched the

JBL Charge 3 Review: JBL Charge Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
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iLounge
Published: 01.05.2013
Review: JBL Charge Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

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 ...

JBL Charge 3 JBL Charge Speaker: Size of a Beer Can, Sounds Big as a Keg
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Mashable
Published: 24.04.2013
JBL Charge Speaker: Size of a Beer Can, Sounds Big as a Keg

JBL just rolled out its JBL Charge, a beer-can sized speaker that promises great sound and plenty of battery life. Here's our review.

JBL Charge 3 Review: JBL’s portable speaker line (OnBeat Micro, Flip, Charge) begs the question: Lightning dock or Bluetooth speaker?
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9to5Mac
Published: 27.04.2013
Review: JBL’s portable speaker line (OnBeat Micro, Flip, Charge) begs the question: Lightning dock or Bluetooth speaker?

JBL’s $99 Flip, $99 OnBeat Lightning Dock and $149 Charge When we did our Best Bluetooth speaker mega-review (TL;DR: Overall Winner, Best Value, Best Sound, Best Portable/Sound, Apps/Updates, more) a few weeks ago, we neglected to test JBL’s very capable ($99 Flip) and $149 Charge; something our commenters immediately questioned. Not even a day after the review went up, JBL sent us a box […]

JBL Charge 3 JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker Review: Sounds Better than It Charges
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Gadget Review
Published: 02.05.2013
JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker Review: Sounds Better than It Charges

A great sounding Bluetooth speaker that falls quite short of battery expectations.

JBL Charge 3 Protected: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review
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Chip Chick
Published: 10.06.2013
Protected: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Want to throw the best Barbeque? Get a JBL Charge, it's an outstanding little speaker that booms fantastically high quality audio wirelessly over Bluetooth. All of your friends can take turns streaming music wirelessly from