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JBL Charge 4 vs Sony SRS-HG1

8.66 in
3.66 in
JBL Charge 4 Wireless Speaker
JBL Charge 4
8.03 in
2.44 in
Sony SRS-HG1 Wireless Speaker
Sony SRS-HG1
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
6
4.6 out of 5
4 user ratings
5 stars
75 %
4 stars
25 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
5
5 editorial reviews
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User rating
91
4.1 out of 5
91 user ratings
5 stars
52 %
4 stars
23 %
3 stars
12 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
4 %
24
4.0 out of 5
24 user ratings
5 stars
12 %
4 stars
70 %
3 stars
16 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Sound

JBL Charge 4JBL Charge 4
Sony SRS-HG1Sony SRS-HG1
Channels1.02.0
Low frequency
N/A
20.0 Hz
High frequency
N/A
20.0 kHz
Peak power
N/A
24.0 W
Supported formats
N/A
.aac

Design

JBL Charge 4JBL Charge 4
Sony SRS-HG1Sony SRS-HG1
Colour of product
  • Beige
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Sand
  • Teal
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Yellow

Dimensions

JBL Charge 4JBL Charge 4
Sony SRS-HG1Sony SRS-HG1
Height3.66 in2.44 in
Width8.66 in8.03 in
Depth3.74 in2.36 in
Weight34.04 oz27.87 oz

Connectivity

JBL Charge 4JBL Charge 4
Sony SRS-HG1Sony SRS-HG1
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • SPP
Bluetooth version4.24.2
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)noyes
USB
N/A
yes
USB version
N/A
2.0
Other connectors
N/A
Ethernet
Type of USB connector
N/A
Micro-USB
Source of connection
N/A
  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
  • PC App
  • Integrated in Speaker
Aptx Support
N/A
no
Bluetooth codec
N/A
  • AAC
  • LDAC
  • SBC
Wired inputs
N/A
  • 3.5mm
  • Micro-USB
Bluetooth wireless range
N/A
98.43 ft
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
N/A
1
AirPlay
N/A
no
DLNA
N/A
yes
NFC
N/A
yes

Power

JBL Charge 4JBL Charge 4
Sony SRS-HG1Sony SRS-HG1
USB poweredyesyes
Battery typeLi-polymerLi-Ion
Playback time20.0 h12.0 h
Battery operated
N/A
yes
Electric (not USB)
N/A
yes

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • s waterproof and it looks great
  • it looked really awesome and sleek
  • awesome and detailed lows; and a great bass response
  • Powerful; clear; and crisp
  • audio quality is has highly improved compared
  • Charge series just gets better with every new release
  • delivered cleaner; clearer and more refined sounds
  • svelte cylindrical shape is easy to pop into a bag
  • Both speakers are rated for 20 hours of constant playback
  • The mids are also great; allowing vocals to come through loud and clear
  • sounds exceptional and visually-appealing
  • The battery life is rated at around 12 hours
  • highs with clean midrange that made vocals sound crisp and present
  • speakers are versatile and deliver powerful audio
  • sound quality is impressive for a speaker its size
Cons
  • too different than the previous model
  • use the USB-A port for everything charging related
  • not really the equivalent of a Sonos system
  • still rocking dual exposed passive radiators
  • bass tends to lose power over distance faster than higher-pitched sounds
  • chunky connection port cover on the back is sealed
  • will charge over USB from a 5V supply
  • spills or even submersion in water
  • s no speakerphone on this new generation either
  • buttons at the top of the device
  • just slightly heavier and larger than the Charge 3
  • the Bluetooth speaker can also be submerged in water
  • JBL Charge 4 is now unavailable to buy from most retailers
  • the USB-C port on the back is only for charging the speaker
  • The highs are no longer a weakness
  • a little bit pricey at Php9
  • your blog cannot share posts by email
  • there is no need to be nearby the device unlike Bluetooth
  • the kick-bass sounds unnatural as it lacks the resonance
  • Wi-Fi audio is heavily dependent on your home networking quality
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  • The colours it comes in are as loud as its music volume
  • mic on the speaker tends to let in lots of ambient noise

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