JBL Charge 3
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Works well, nice bass effects especially for its' size. Speaker phone is nice feature too.
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From JBL: Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Item # 109CHRGE3R | MFR # JBLCHARGE3REDAM
$119.99 Earn up to 120 Rewards points
Not just water-resistant: the Charge 3 is waterproof.
If outdoor adventure is a part of your life, you need a portable Bluetooth speaker that can keep up. The rugged JBL Charge 3 isn't just weather-resistant — it's full-on waterproof. So sand, surf, or snow won't affect it — or its ability to crank out your tunes with rich, full sound. The speaker's built-in rechargeable battery can deliver up to 20 hours of continuous operation. And the Charge 3 can also keep your smartphone recharged so the music can keep playing.
The Charge 3 uses two full-range drivers to give you clean, clear sound, with two passive radiators to reinforce the bass. Thanks to JBL's advanced digital signal processing, the Charge 3 can project rich, full sound despite its compact design. And if you want more volume, you can pair multiple Charge 3 speakers together and play them simultaneously.
When you receive a call on your paired phone, the Charge 3 turns into a speakerphone. Its built-in microphone uses SoundClear® technology to minimize echo and filter out ambient noise. Both you and your caller will enjoy a conversation with clear, natural sound.
Works well, nice bass effects especially for its' size. Speaker phone is nice feature too.
Anonymous, Delray Beach, FL
Average Customer Review(s):
Works well, nice bass effects especially for its' size. Speaker phone is nice feature too.
Excellent base and clear distinct voice and it softer notes in music. Sounds great in the bathroom or in a large open kitchen area.
Pros: Small but mighty
So far so good. Works as advertised. Initially purchased this to hang on my golf bag while walking 18 holes. Finally got a chance to field test unit and it performed flawlessly. Next test is to hang it on my bicycle and road test it on the trails. Unit has excellent bass projection indoors and outdoors. The mids and highs aren't quite where i hoped but they're acceptable. Haven't had the opportunity to observe unit in inclement weather conditions or charge another device from the Charge3. Another review for another day
Pros: Compact Size With Incredible Sound Reproduction
Cons: Midrange and Highs Not As Pronounced As Expected From James B Lansing Corp.
The JBL Charge 3 is wonderful. It works the first time and every time. Great sound. Couldn't be more pleased.
Pros: Easy to operate. Sounds great.
Cons: Don't see any.
Bought as a Desk Player. Works great for that purpose.
I purchased this speaker for my daughter for Christmas and she absolutely loves it. The sound that you get out of this little speaker is surprising. It sounds incredible, has plenty of volume, and supplies more base than anticipated. You can charge other devices with it but the thing that puts it over the top is the fact it is waterproof. Truly an incredible buy and we highly recommend it.
Pros: Sounds great, long battery life, can be used to charge other devices, and waterproof
Cons: None that we have found yet.
Bought this for my g-daughter and she loves it. There's a JBL app that supposedly has a function of tone equalization (e.g., more treble), but we haven't been able to figure it out yet. But the speaker works great!
Pros: Good sound, cool color, bought a case separately.
One of the best bluetooth speakers I have purchased. Very good base and a very good over all sound. Also' it is about the right sound for a portable speaker. it would be nice if it could be powered on and off with an app.
Pros: Great bass with very good over all sound.
Cons: Can not be powered on and off from a remote source.
Great sound in a compact speaker; easy to connect.
Compact speaker with the sound and clarity of a large speaker. Awesome highs and lows.
Pros: Big sound, long battery life
Cons: No protection on sides
This is a follow up review on the Charge 3. DO NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE TO THE 100+ pairing if you have a JBL Xtreme that you currently pair the charge 3 with. The new firmware will not talk with the older firmware that the Xtreme uses. And per JBL customer service, you cannot go back to the old firmware once it's been updated. If you are pairing with another charge 3 or flip 4 or something that has the newer firmware then there is no issue. Just a warning that the new firmware will no longer talk with the older firmware. The charge 3 is still a solid and also great speaker, so there are no issues against the speaker itself.
Pros: Great sound with minimal distortion at high volume.
Cons: unable to reverse firmware update once downloaded.
This speaker is just another solid example of awesome sound from JBL. I also own the next size up (Extreme) and the sound on this unit is right there. IMO, this is the best bang for your buck that you can get with portable bluetooth speakers this day and age. Well done JBL!!!
Great Bluetooth speaker. Sounds awesome given the size. It's not going to produce ground shaking bass but it is great for its size. The charging port on the back is awesome! No more dead phone when I listen for a long time.
Really nice Bluetooth speaker. Small enough to easily be taken anywhere, yet very good sound for its size.
Pros: Small, splash proof. Makes an excellent gift! Long battery life!
Good value, sounds quality is awesome.
Cons: No protection for either end of speaker.
I use this speaker at my shower booth every morning. I love the sound quality with the bass woofer and the water proof funtion.
Loud, great sound quality for the size, very long lasting battery and durable. Definitely a good purchase if like me you work a lot on outdoor sites.
Pros: Loud, good bass, waterproof, good sound quality, nice additional feature as a powerbank. Decent mic
Cons: A little heavy for toting around in my backpack with all my tools
Great sounding Bluetooth speaker.....lotsa bass!......recommended.
Great sound and a good value! Just what I was looking for in a bluetooth portable speaker...
Pros: Nice design Solid sound well priced
Powerful speaker with a few limitations. The Charge gets loud and will bring the bass, but for the best sound I would recommend sitting it as close to ear-level as possible. Higher frequencies may sound muffled if you don't get the placement just right. This particular JBL portable is less easy to carry than others, so keep a firm grip-it's kind of like carrying a small football and has no handle, lanyard or clip. It has a larger footprint than the Flip, even though they look similar in pictures. I think the Charge would be best recommended for kids, teens, or anyone with a small room/office who wants big sound without money/room for a stereo or shelf system.
Pros: Powerful sound, attractive design, power adapter included, generous bass, would work as a mini stereo for people with small rooms/on a budget
Cons: Awkward in the hand, hard to find just the right placement to prevent muffled highs
Best Bluetooth speaker that I have bought so far. The sounds quality is awesome
Pros: The design and sound
Exelent sound, amazing bass.
Purchased this as a gift. Heard the speaker prior to purchasing. Excellent sound,,,,,great over-all tone.....clean highs.....decent base for its size. Good speaker!
Pros: Nice size. Well built. Good natural sound. Decent low-end for a portable speaker.
Excelente bocina y sonido
OMG, this little speaker packs an awesome punch. Completely filled the room with music, you would never think it was just one speaker. Used it for the first time Thanksgiving and everyone was totally impressed. This was a no nonsense buy for a modest price. I could kick myself for not buying two. If it goes back on sale I will purchase another one for that stereo affect. I recommend this speaker to anyone who is looking for a good quality sounding well built speaker.
Pros: Clear, clean sound. Has a built in power bank to keep your Bluetooth device going & waterproof.
Cons: No protection for either end of speaker.
Easy to use and sounds great. Love this little speaker
After coming out with a new update download it works perfect with my iPhone 7 plus. Use with our Alexa from Amazon and it works flawless. Totally impressed, it goes from our back patio to our travel trailer and never misses a beat. Way to go JBL!!!!!!
Pros: It looks and sounds awesome, along with the ease of taking it wherever outdoors or indoors.
The sound is good. It pairs with my apple devices very quickly. So far 1 week and I like it.
Pros: Free shipping
Cons: Both ends of the case where the low range outputs are, have no cover nor protection.
Great speaker. Only problem was the battery would not hold a charge after one year.
The product is terrific - great sound and works perfectly with Spotify via my Android. The only problem I have is with the enclosed directions which were confusing and difficult to use. Be sure to find the instructions to download the app that are deceptively placed after the diagrams to connect. A search for on-line instructions will make it easier to connect. I think I've figured out the Voice Assistant but I still need practice.
A great purchase for the money. Easy to move it to various locations, including the outdoors. Well built with a solid frame. Holds its charge for many hours.
Pros: Excellent sound for the money; solidly built; easy to transport and use as a portable device; holds charge for many hours
Cons: Took awhile to connect to Bluetooth
I like my speaker. Packs a nice punch. Great for small back yard get togethers. Waterproof and awesome for the beach!
Pros: Nice speaker. Good sound and completely waterproof.
Cons: I didn't find anything worth mentioning as a deal breaker.
I own several JBL Bluetooth speakers, including Charge 2, Pulse, and Flip 3. This one offers it all! Power Source, Big Sound and pairs with the other speakers for great surround. I put a velcro strip on the bottom and attach it to my golf cart. Perfect portability!
Powerful rich sound in sturdy small case.
Pros: Good sound. Sturdy. Good looking.
Cool looking product with great all around sound - phone charger is a nice bonus.
Great speaker, big sound for a small speaker, glad I listened to the crutchfield rep on what he recommended....works great with our echo dot.
Pretty nice little bluetooth speaker! Sounds pretty good. Bluetooth connection easy/quick/painless! Haven't used the built in phone charger yet, but I imagine its going to come in handy soon. Wish they had FF/RW buttons on the top. Wish the power cable would store inside the unit somehow. Worried about the unprotected woofers on each end, hope I don't damage them (no grill on them).
Great sound for the size can take it any were with no problem easy to travel with.
Pros: Great sound loud for its size
Cons: Had some trouble pairing with cell phones
The sound out of this thing is awesome! Could not be happier.
Pros: The bass is good.
I really like this speaker and when you pair 2 of them it gets even better. It's a good thing I bought this when I did as the 1 year old charge 3 just blew a speaker.
Pros: Great sound,small and very portable,charge last all day
Cons: Get the warranty if your going to be using it alot. Your thank yourself later.
this portable speaker is awesome. we use it outside near the hot tub and it has plenty of volume. The battery last a long time. Love the fact you can charge your phone to keep the party going.
Pros: Battery life. Volume level. Good bass for a compact unit.
Excellent sound, solid feel.
Easy set up, great sound, I can't get enough. AAAA+++
Just The Best
Works great, easy set-up, nice sound for the size of the speaker!
Awesome for it's size and price. I ran it for 4 days 8 hours a day on its initial charge was still going strong.has great range doesn't disconnect had it in 3 days shipping.
Pros: Battery sound cost
Cons: None so far
Great sound from a compact portable device and will serve as power supply for your smaller electronics (phone).
Great sound quality.
Pros: Waterproof, great poolside.
Great product and great price. Bought it to take to the beach and not worry about it getting wet. Plus it also works well charging phone so we are never without tunes. Oh buy the way great sound.
Great sound bass and range ! 100 times better then pill
The product is just was I wanted from a stand alone speaker. The sound is great.
Cons: The instructions are lacking in details.
One of the best blutooth speakers i ever buy.
Pros: Great sound, maybe i buy another one.
Cons: No cons
Big sound for a wireless bluetooth speaker. Long battery life.
Nice little device for the party and pool. Only thing I would add would be the ability to jump songs from the unit and not the phone. What's the point of having a waterproof speaker if your phone has to control the song order?
Pros: Loud enough in the bathroom to sing along
Cons: No buttons to jump to next song or replay previous
Great little speaker, sounds awesome,good size for portability, will be buying the bigger one for home as this one is for on the go.
Pros: Great sound, good size, and battery lasts.
Cons: None that I've seen
Truly an impressive Bluetooth speaker. Being able to charge your phone also is a big plus. Sound is very straight and pure. Gets loud enough to overcome most all noise. When connected with another (even the Xtreme) it sounds fantastic!
Reasonable price and the sound is every bit as good if not better than the more expensive competition!
Product was purchased as a gift. Really enjoyed borrowing the gift back! The sound system fills an outdoor room with accurate sound even at higher volume.
Pros: Everything: -Battery has not gone flat even when used to charge my mobile. -Easy setup and use without instructions. -Clear and accurate sound; easily fills a 12x12 foot outdoor room.
Cons: -Purchased for a birthday gift; should have purchased one for myself. -The battery has not gone flat; might forget to recharge but it has a battery power-level indicator. -Exercise caution during use; might be stolen by your friends.
I wanted a fairly inexpensive, water resistant, portable speaker that has good sound, to use when riding around on my golf cart at rallies etc. This one, so far, is perfect !
Pros: So far, all pros. I found this thing amazingly fast in acquiring my Bluetooth. If it turns put to be as good as it seems, I'll get another one and sync them for more surround sound.
The Charge 3 arrived on time and in a great box as this was for a present for my Wife. upon opening the box we found the instruction booklets to be horrible. No instruction on proper charging and really no other information included(at least in English). I am over 50 years old and this is our first blue tooth speaker. I guess JBL assumes that all their customers are under 30 and already understand how to operate these things. The unit looks great but the sound seems to be a little lack luster.
Pros: looks great
Cons: Horrible instructions. I was expecting better sound from a JBL product.Crutchfield response on 5/22/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your Bluetooth speaker. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Got it today. I'm telling you, for this little package and the price, you cannot go wrong. Crisp clear sound and good base even when cranked. Stick of dynamite. Pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Crisp clear sound. Good base. Even when cranked.
Cons: None as of yet.
Used it on a cruise. performed flawlessly. easy to use and holds a charge, not to mention sound was great
Pros: sound, ease of use, quality
Cons: charging cord not good for latest iphone
The charge 3 works great!!!!!
This speaker is great, plenty of sound and long battery life. Good bass and treble
Pros: Sound,quality and battery life
Cons: Exposed speakers
This was a great intitial step to upgrade the listening life of a favorite niece. She is delighted with the look, the sound and the convenience of her new bluetooth speaker. It cannot be beat for the price. Next stop will be SONOS but the JBL was a great choice for a birthday gift. A great buy.
Pros: design, convenience and sound quality
Cons: Have not found any yet. Good value for the coast.
I like it overall. Sound is pretty solid. No Bose but great for a pool speaker. The phone charger is a plus too. I will add that the speakers are on the end and not covered. It states don't touch them. In a bad or with small kids I can see this being an issue down the line - damage. Watch it.
Pros: Light. Price. Sound. Waterproof. Phone charger.
Cons: No battery id for full that I've found. Speakers open ended and can get damaged
Exelente gran sonido gran compra.
This is by far one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers that we own. We have a bose and a jambox by jawbone. The rattle of the small woofers takes it to a whole nother level. It has great treble awesome bass for such a small contraption. In enclosed areas like the bathroom it gives you the feeling like you would be in a concert. I am definitely buying a smaller one for me to take to work
Pros: Battery life is great. The way you can charge your cell phone at the same time is awesome as well
Cons: The only con I can think of Is that it's still a little tricky to switch between devices. My girlfriend and I both use it. Everytime on of us tries to use it the other one has to turn off Bluetooth on our phonesite. That is probably the only thing I can think of
Great product sound is great of clean crisp sound And with 20 hours of charge time for your phone
Pros: Sound and batterie life
For a small speaker it sounds pretty good. I compared it against offerings from Bose, Sony and some off brands that I could listen to and the JBL was as good or better than comparable sized speakers. I Picked the JBL because its sound quality was right in there with Bose and the JBL offered more than twice the play time (not plugged into the wall) and also added the ability to charge my phone. Good product, good value.
Pros: 20 Hours of play time, ability to charge phone from speaker, good sound quality.
Cons: Annoying sound that is factory installed on start up and shut down.
This is fantastic. Super easy to connect to your phone and easy to use. Love it!
I have been wanting to install sound on my boat. My son bought a Flip and the sound was impressive. After reviewing the Charge 3, I figured I'd give it a try. Wow! For a waterproof Bluetooth it puts out impressive sound. I think another one of them, a USB charger, and my blue tooth phone will be a lot easier than installing a sound system and sound just as good.
Pros: Portable, really good sound, ease of use, no wiring to install.
Cons: It's not a stand alone amplified sound system.LOL
Great sound! Best Blutooth speaker I have used. Love all the features like speaker phone, connecting to another JBL charge 3 for stereo sound.
Pros: Speaker phone Stereo Blutooth connection Water proof Great sound
Cons: Wish they would include a coupon for a discount on a second Charge 3.
Good speaker sounds good. Easy to use.
Great sound quality. So glad I got the JBL speaker.
works great, sounds good, like that i can put anywhere
Just got the JBL Charge 3 today, and my first impressions are good, but not great....comparing the sound to my Bose Mini Soundlink I, JBL sounds "brighter", and seems to reproduce music along the spectrum from lows to highs better(Bose is a little subdued in the highs, and even more so in mids)...however, Bose sounds tighter, with the bass drum and bass "punchier" imo...JBL sounds a little on the muddy side on lower frequencies, although I haven't tried to equalize it yet....thinking this speaker is great with folks that love a lot of booming bass, like rap, hip-hop, electronica....but, imo, if you like rock, hard rock, jazz, fusion, the Bose sounds better... Pros 1. JBL Charge 3 is 50.00 cheaper than Bose 2. it is water resistant/proof, and more rugged for portability....Bose is not(although it's no weakling) 3. haven't experienced battery life capabilities yet, but if it even approaches what they claim than it blows the Mini I out of the water(although battery life issues are supposed to be addressed in mini II) 4. you can charge your phone/MP3 player from speaker...not on Bose 5. can answer phone calls...Bose mini I can't, but mini II can Cons 1. So far, only the sound....but in this price range, with this portability, these are the only two speakers that made my final list.... I'll update review in a month or so...this speaker will work fine for my outdoor portable needs, but if speaker can be mostly stationary, and out of the elements, I'd stic
Fits water bottle cage on my bike so all is good. Waterproof is all good. Sound is Bluetooth. Can you hear me...sound is bluetooth meaning all the fidelity of playing a radio in a large metal box. It is good enough for rocking down the road on a bike and many other uses but if you think you are going to get High Fidelity out of this or any other Bluetooth speaker, guess again.
Cons: Bluetooth fidelity...not great
This product is fantastic. It is very portable and has very good sound quality.
Pros: good color selection, great sound, portable, rechargeable
Cons: is a tad bit heavier than some of the other speakers (but still worth buying.
Sounds good, great battery life, but bass could be deeper
Awesome! Sounds great!!
Loved the sound, style, ease of use and waterproof.
This little bluetooth speaker IS all that it is cracked up to be and more! I use it everywhere I go car, kitchen, bathroom, yard. Have to get one for my daughter cause she hijacks it when I am not using it for her phone to listen to her music. Definitely worth it.
Pros: User friendly
Very easy to pair with my phone and tablet . The sound is amazing for such a small package! I highly recommend this speaker .
Pros: Sound ,waterproof, ease of pairing with my devices
Great speaker sounds great, has great bass for the size and the battery last very long
Pros: Baterry Sound Bass Quality
Cons: None so far
I've only had it for a week but love it so far. Pretty good bass for a little speaker but don't expect it to make your chest thump.
Outstanding sound for it's size.And I am a Bose freak but JBL knocked it out the ballpark
I've only used the speaker a couple of times, but I love the sound. It paired easily with my Sony Walkmen MP3 player, and I am really looking forward to having it next summer by the pool, at the beach, etc. Simple to use.
I was not impressed with the lack of instructions for use. (Understand that I am a baby boomer generation and an engineer!) However it was intuitive. Very pleased with the sound quality and volume capability for its size. I have not utilized the charging feature yet but I'm sure that time will come. Ordering and delivery was seamless.
I really like the sound quality of the portable Bluetooth speaker. I wish it had a little more volume to it.
Pros: Light portable unit
Cons: A little bit more volume would be nice.
Looks great, sounds even better. JBL is a real speaker manufacturer whose speakers are used in many guitar amps and stereo systems. The bass is fantastic, the volume is loud, the battery life is phenomenal and blue tooth works flawlessly. It's a keeper!
it work perfect when i'm driving.
I love this, have great sound and is waterproof
Pros: Gread sound, nice feature. I love...
Good sounding speaker. Even better when an equalizer app is used with it.
Pros: Portable. Strap for hanging or carrying. Loud enough for most situations. Can be paired with another for twice the sound.
Cons: Bass distorts at full volume unless you use an equalizer app. Expensive.
Great Sound! Love that it is waterproof. Nice feature that it charges my iPhone.
I work in a steel mill and tried several different speakers, this is the only speaker that I could hear over the mill noise. Great sound. Awesome speaker.
I like this speaker. Using it with a tablet, overall volume is good. Sound quality is good, considering the size of the speaker. Checked it out in a big rainstorm,withstood the water as advertised. Would recommend this unit to anyone who is lives in areas with rain or snow. I really like the fact in can handle the cold weather. Great for bbq. in the snow. Taking mine to a Halloween party. Party on.
Pros: Overall sound.Water and snow proof.
This is a quality product! I am amazed at the sound it puts out and the convenience it gives me to move from place to place and still hear my music! I would have gave it 5 stars but it's very hard even with technical support to set up system to play stereo with two of the speakers! JBL connect is also hard to understand!
Pros: Well-built and sturdy, excellent sound and ease of portability!
Cons: JBL needs to do more about making it easier to set up system to play on more than one speaker in stereo mode! And JBL connect is hard to understand!
My son has the JBL Flip 3. He loves it and I was so impressed with the sound quality I looked in to purchasing JBL's for myself. After researching quite a bit and reading all the reviews I could find, I purchased 2 JBL Charge 3's. The ability to link the two speakers for stereo sound was key for me. The sound is superb! The size is perfect. We all are now enjoying music everywhere, inside, in the basement, outside on the patio and deck, in the garage. Our Bose Acoustic Wave (overrated and overpriced) took a fatal dump some months ago. We didn't realize how much we missed our music. The house is happy again!!!
Pros: Portable, Link-able, battery life. Could use a handle or loop/shoulder strap.
I was looking for a speaker to take to the beach and the pool that I wouldn't have to worry about with water and sand. This fit the bill perfectly.Sound quality is great. Being able to charge off of it is an added feature that I didn't need but it sure comes in handy. I would highly recommend it
thanks for the nice item very good sound and nice color
Great sound, great price, I keep this on my boat when water skiing with family, and never have to worry about it falling in the water.
This speaker has very nice sound. The battery life is awesome. Great Bluetooth speaker for the price! Would definitely recommend! Bought this speaker for my daily delivery in my ups package car. Can hear it over the diesel motor and lasts almost 20 hrs fully charged ( about 2 days for me ). Love it!!!
I bought this thing specifically for going to Miami beach. My thinking behind is that I wanted something that could get loud, could handle being lugged in a bag and tossed around, and could easily have sand/dirt washed off with no sign of slowing down. This thing handled each item with such a breeze that it was almost comical. Add to it, that the battery life is simply amazing. I ran this thing roughly 3 to 4 hours a day for 7 days while on vacation, and only did 1 overnight charge. While I wasn't looking for a long performing battery (I have a portable charger), the feature of it is so nice that it must be noted. Overall, I'm VERY happy with the device and plan on using it for all my outdoor activities.
Pros: Rugged Design Waterproof Loudness without the loss of quality Battery Life
Cons: Not really a con, but just to point out this thing is a bit hefty. If traveling, be prepared to factor in the weight. I actually forgot and came just 2lbs shy of hitting the typical 50lb limit for check ins.
Great sound....significant improvement over Charge 2
Pros: Great sound, bass and is waterproof!
Cons: Little bigger than charge 2
This speaker packs a powerful punch. With its clear crisp sound at all volumes, long lasting charge that charges phones on the go, and sleek design, it is great for all environments.
Pros: Battery life Sound quality Bluetooth range Phone charging capability
Love it works and sounds great
Pros: Bluetooth hooks great great sound
A good value option, especially when paired for stereo
Pros: Not super expensive, can use two together to play same or in stereo, long battery life
Cons: Instructions could be a little more detailed, current ones are not intuitive on how to obtain stereo when using two speakers
WOW! I finally hit it right. In 4 years of working with and trying various Bluetooth speakers, I finally found the speaker that is the BEST of all worlds for me. First of all allow me to say that I consider myself an old-world audiophile who appreciates unfiltered sound quality indoors--- no matter the size of the room, or whether my music is soft or loud. I am also a dance instructor who often works with groups in gymnasium-sized rooms, playing Pop, Latin & Disco for them. So trust me when I say that not only does the JBL Charge 3 fill a large size room with loudness; it does not sacrifice clarity while doing so. It has just the right amount bass and treble without sacrificing midrange tone--- something that cannot be said of my test with the Charge 3's bigger cousin, the Xtreme. I liked the Xtreme a little better outdoors, but that is not where I listen to most of my music. And it is not as portable. Outdoors the Charge 3 will hold its own at a poolside or a park for any type of music. Sure, it will lose some of its bass quality outdoors--- so will any speaker. But while the Xtreme gets louder outdoors it sacrifices clarity outdoors or in. If you want the heavier bass that I attribute to today's pulse-pounding dance party music then the Xtreme may be the speaker for you, and you should seriously consider it. But indoors there is no comparison. For me, the JBL Charge 3 is the speaker that has the best of everything.
Pros: Sound Loudness & Clarity Portability Price
Cons: Haven't experienced any, at this point
Setup is easy using the Bluetooth button on top, and switching between paired phones is also easy. It always assumes that the most recent command has priority, so it immediately begins playing a new song when any paired device begins a new song. The sound is quite good for the size. At low volumes the bass is clear, and the speaker does something internally to reduce bass at high volumes so that the speaker never buzzes or distorts. I viewed a Youtube comparison with the Bose mini. At low volume they are similar, but only the JBL has the ability to jam.
Pros: Lightweight, good bass at all volumes, plays up to 20hrs with one charge.
Cons: Speakers at end of tubes are exposed, so treat with care.
Considering I've purchase 3 other bluetooth speakers all different brands each one sounding a little better than the next for my daughters. I purchased the JBL Charge3 for myself. Since my garage stereo went out. I happen to read the reviews on the JBL Charge3 and they sounded good so I purchased it. Very impressed with sound quality, battery life and volume it can be played at maintaining clarity!
Pros: Great sound and battery life.
Small and sounds good for the size
Sounds great. Pretty big sound from a little guy! Brought it to the Guns N' Roses tailgate party in Orlando and had plenty of sound sitting on the hood of my car.
Pros: small, water resistant, Bluetooth & aux cord ready, great JBL sound
Cons: none so far
Great sound from a clean and well designed interface.
Cons: none that I have found.
awesome product at very good price, wish my phone battery could last this long.
Very good sound. Good bass. Loud enough for outside use with many kids playing/dancing. Great sound in chapel where I use it once a week and a big hall area. Heaviness and rubber make it sturdy and safe from rolling and I like that rain or spilt water will not damage it. The distance between iPad/phone and speaker is really good too. I was going to get the new Beats but those were more expensive and not water resistant. Glad I was directed to JBL in a store to listen to. Then found this particular one online. I love it. Crutchfield was the fastest delivery I've ever had! Impressed with the company standards. Don't think you will be disappointed with this product.
Pros: Great sound. Waterproof. Sturdy. Loud. Battery seems to last exceptionally long. Cord color orange so I don't get it mixed up with the other 10 white or black cords.
Cons: Wish it had the skip button on it for Pandora or a remote since the wifi is spotty around the building I work and have to leave iPad in one place and speaker in another. Could use a disappearing handle as I carry it a lot and it is round and heavy although I could buy a case for it.
At first I thought how can something this small sound good, but I was surprised! The sound is amazing! The bass is not overwhelming and the highs and mids are perfect. I've used it for a few days and have not had to charge it. After an exhaustive search for a portable Bluetooth speaker, I'm glad I chose this one!
Pros: Great sound, bass is not overwhelming, long battery life, easy to carry.
Refinishing my basement at this time,thank God I have music to listen to.
Pros: Well built
Great this is my 3rd upgrade.
Pros: The Waterproof design, Good quality audio and 20 hours battery upgrade.
Cons: No protective sleeve.
Great product, great sound! ...also waterproof & very portable. I bought a separate case for it which made it even MORE portable!
Pros: Small Portable Waterproof Solid construction
Cons: None for me.
Great product I loved
Great sound for a small blue tooth speaker. I already dropped it and it survived the fall.
Pros: Great sound, easily survives a 4 foot drop, easy to connect to phone
Cons: so far I haven't found a con. After having a jbl charge 2+ I knew what I was getting in to.
I like the sound good bass and battery life is outrageous....
Le hace falta un cover que vendan y no lo venden todavia It needs a cover that you should sell.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 7/5/2016 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
I own all three JBL Charges, and every new model brings noticible improvements. This Model sounds slightly better than the 2 plus but gets much louder. The build quality sure gives you a peace of mind. No it does not have the monstrous bass that the JBL Extreme has but it can be improved by downloading a simple equalizer.
Pros: Sturdy, well Built, a great sonic experience.
Cons: Depending on what type of music you are listening to, I wouldn't advise cranking it up no more than 70 percent, since certain genre's of music will be too demanding and will automatically cut down on the bass
This is a fathers day's gift. I had a jbl flip but was stole. I love the design, the craftmanship and the sound quality. Simple, beautifull easy to use
Pros: Sleak design Waterproof Good quality audio 20 hours play time
Cons: Distortion when you put it to max volume but that happend with most of the same portables speakers There not included carrying case anymore
Bought this speaker straight from JBL but figured I should leave a review here to help others. This speaker gets pretty loud and the bass is exceptional. For the price, you would wonder why people buy products that cost more and provides less. Bluetooth pairing is almost instantaneous when turned on. It has a rubber base so it shouldn't roll around. Sound quality makes this product seem like it should be more expensive than it is. Buttons and features are easy and simple yet practical. Overall, wonderful speaker. If you don't have more than $100 for a budget, the JBL Flip 3 is an amazing alternative, I myself have one and love it as well. But if you can fork out an extra $50, the Charge 3 will not disappoint. As a reference, the Charge 3 is about the size of a 32 oz. hydroflask from the neck down, same diameter too.
Pros: Can get loud, rubber base to prevent rolling, buttons easy to read and press, fast pairing.
Cons: Bass starts to weaken as volume is raised after about 70% but not completely drowned out by mids and highs. No lanyard loop or hooks for portability.
This portable speaker provides outstanding full sound from such a small unit. It handles a wide range of music well from classical to electronic to rock n roll with easily fills the room. I recently bought this for a vacation and the speaker performed well indoors (hotel room) to outdoors (beach with crashing waves).
Pros: Long charge. Ability to charge phone. Dynamic sound production with clear, crisp highs and deep resounding lows.
I would have never thought a speaker this small could sound so good.
Great overall bluetooth speaker. The main purpose of this speaker was to take it to family picnics. It works great in the outdoors. The treble and bass are well balanced. The pairing of the bluetooth is very quick with my iPhone. Oh yeah, and the charge feature of the speaker works like a magic. I have not tried yet the 'water proof' features by the pool, but i'm sure it works as stated. Overall, it is a great speaker that has a powerful sound to keep your party going.
Pros: Portability and design
First of all i want to thank to Crutchfield for a fast shipping to my order and about the speaker all i can say is great speaker for a prize the sound quality is descent has bass punch on it compare to all portable speaker and it is water proof too
Pros: Portable speaker batter last long
Cons: So far i dont have any...
Sound quality is superior, clean and crisp with great response bass. Battery lasted for two days of continuose use before having to charge. Very well constructed. Feels, looks, and sounds like a high end speaker should. A lot of speaker and not a lot of price. JBL Quality
Pros: Everything you want in a portable bluetooth speaker
Cons: Might be a little heavy and large for some users
Pros: Great sound.
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Bluetooth 4.1: The JBL Charge 3 is a self-powered Bluetooth (version 4.1) speaker which supports wireless audio streaming (A2DP 1.3/AVRCP 1.6) and hands-free communication (HFP 1.6/HSP 1.2), along with digital voice assistant integration for iPhone (Siri) and Android (Google Now). Up to two devices can be connected with the Charge 3 at once, so you and your friends can take turns streaming music. Once paired, the JBL Charge 3 will automatically re-connect with paired devices when in wireless range (up to 33').
Note: When the digital voice assistant is enabled through the app, the Play/Pause control function for wireless music streaming is disabled.
Full-Range JBL Sound: The JBL Charge 3 employs digital signal processing to generate room-filling audio from a compact speaker. Using dual 2" full-range drivers powered by a 20-watt amplifier and twin 2" side-firing passive radiators, the JBL Charge 3 delivers full JBL sound with punchy bass.
JBL Connect App with JBL Connect+: Use the JBL Connect App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 5.0+) to wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect+ enabled speakers, like the JBL Charge 3, together for amplified sound. You are able to link two speakers together so each speaker acts as a left or right channel for stereo sound. You can also link up to 100 speakers together so each speaker plays back both left and right channels for playback of the same Bluetooth source from multiple speakers. Software updates for the speaker can also be done using the JBL Connect app.
Note: The JBL Charge 3 requires a firmware update to utilize the JBL Connect+ feature.
IPX7 Waterproof: The JBL Charge 3 features a rugged, rubber housing and is covered with durable waterproof fabric. The JBL Charge 3 carries an IPX7 waterproof rating and can even be submerged in water (up to 1m for up to 30 minutes).
Note: To ensure that the JBL Charge 3 is waterproof, please remove all cable connections and tightly close the cap; exposing the JBL Charge 3 to liquids without doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker. And do not expose the JBL Charge 3 to water while charging, as doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker or power source.
Versatile Placement: The JBL Charge 3 stereo speaker plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can place it in a variety of locations.
Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the JBL Charge 3 is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.
LED Indicator: A clearly visible LED lets you know when the built-in battery needs to be recharged, as well as when the JBL Charge 3 is in Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.
USB Charging (5V/2A): The JBL Charge 3 is capable of recharging the battery of your Bluetooth-enabled device from the speaker's built-in USB-A (5V/2.0A) port. Now you don't need to carry an extra charger to keep your devices powered up. This USB port does not support audio playback.
Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Charge 3 stereo speaker has a built-in, 3.7V/6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides more than 20 hours of playback time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the speaker's built-in USB port, using the included AC power adapter or a free USB port on your computer. A full battery charge takes approximately 4.5 hours. The AC power adapter can also be used to power the speaker.
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I purchased the Charge 2 and liked it so much, I wanted the updated one that is waterproof too. [ Stuck in Alaska Feb 21, 2018 ]
JBL is a known brand with a reputation for excellent sound quality. While the primary reason for selecting this was based on a waterproof factor, the phone charging feature as well as stereo sound feature with reportedly deep base sealed the deal for me. [ MATTHEW Feb 16, 2018 ]
Excellent ratings everywhere you look. [ Doug Feb 10, 2018 ]
Good customer ratings. [ Kenneth de Jan 24, 2018 ]
I love JBL products! [ Antonio Jan 16, 2018 ]
Its a JBL. Enough said [ Kelvin Jan 07, 2018 ]
High customer ratings. JBL reputation for quality. [ Michael Dec 29, 2017 ]
This is the best Bluetooth speaker I've come across at such a great price. [ Elizabeth Dec 23, 2017 ]
I already own one and this is a gift. [ David Dec 21, 2017 ]
features and price represent a great value for a bluetooth speaker in this price range. [ Sean Dec 18, 2017 ]
Sounds good and I know you always deliver the sounds! [ Wayne Dec 17, 2017 ]
I chose the JBL Charge 3, because after researching this type of speaker I decided that this was the best speaker. Also with the large discount that Crutchfield offered for Cyber Monday, how could I go wrong! [ clinker Nov 28, 2017 ]
best in class sound [ Dennis J. Nov 28, 2017 ]
Sound is great, good review, price is better then Wally world [ Brian Nov 27, 2017 ]
X-Mas gift request for Bluetooth speaker and I generally come to Crutchfield for these types of purchases [ Christopher Nov 27, 2017 ]
I own one already. Love the battery life and sound. Gave as a gift! [ D Nov 27, 2017 ]
Reviews. Price. Name [ Ron Nov 26, 2017 ]
I like the compact size of it and the music sounds great [ JAMES Nov 24, 2017 ]
price and brand reputation [ Robert Nov 23, 2017 ]
Good sound, waterproof, good reviews, reduced price makes it in my budget range. [ STEVEN Nov 23, 2017 ]
price and customer ratings [ David Nov 22, 2017 ]
I liked the features for the price as well as good reviews on the JBL blue tooth speaker line. [ Fred Nov 20, 2017 ]
well balanced sound versatile sturdy portable good battery life [ Upasana Nov 20, 2017 ]
A FRIEND SUGGESTED IT TO ME. LETS SEE. ??? [ CHRIS L Nov 13, 2017 ]
Birthday gift for my parents (75 yrs young), easy to use, great sound and great reviews! [ KYLE Oct 10, 2017 ]
recommendation from crutchfield advisor for a mobile speaker to travel with [ Francisco Sep 03, 2017 ]
I trust JBL, the reviews confirmed my opinion, and I like the idea of networking another Bluetooth Speaker to this one. [ Dennis Aug 31, 2017 ]
Have the Charge 2 and love it. Looking for something waterproof. Add to that the fact you can charge other things from this and pair it with other speakers clinched the deal! Great JBL product!! [ KEVIN Aug 31, 2017 ]
Needed to replace my Bose Sound Link Mini that I left out in the rain! Wade, my Crutchfield, adviser suggest this product. [ Jerry Aug 21, 2017 ]
My other half wanted something that was portable to take with to do gardening, laundry, and camping. [ Jacob Aug 19, 2017 ]
Heard the speaker at a rage party and was blown away. So i had to get one asap [ Theodore Jul 24, 2017 ]
we have one and it has a full sound so I wanted one for work [ Eric Jul 24, 2017 ]
compared got the chance to hear 1 from a friend weather proof [ rick Jul 15, 2017 ]
I think its the best portable speaker I have ever heard. [ Stephen Jul 13, 2017 ]
Based on the feature set, the brand, and the reviews. [ chrismdon Jun 20, 2017 ]
Because of the sound and design. [ RAMON Jun 19, 2017 ]
Three things: 1- long battery life, 2- USB port added to charge your phone, and lastly the JBL name [ Melissa Jun 13, 2017 ]
I did my research and read some reviews, this seemed to be my best choice for the money. [ Ron Jun 12, 2017 ]
Reviews were outstanding. [ Patricia Jun 11, 2017 ]
I like the sound quality and, the fact that i can use it whole day without recharging. [ Lee R. Jun 09, 2017 ]
Good Sound for price [ Julio E. Perez May 22, 2017 ]
read the reviews, chose for price, battery life, portability and most importantly- the quality of sound. [ Kathleen May 12, 2017 ]
I purchased one of these before from you and I really like it so I bought another for a gift. [ Harold May 04, 2017 ]
love JBL since the 70's [ PAUL J Apr 25, 2017 ]
massive sound and water resistant lovet [ Efrain Mar 28, 2017 ]
Waterproof, JBL, Good reviews, battery life [ Nick Mar 23, 2017 ]
Appeared to be the best buy compared to the other Bluetooth speakers in its class. [ JOSHUA Mar 17, 2017 ]
waterproof [ RONALD Feb 18, 2017 ]
I was looking for a portable blue tooth speaker that performed well. I saw the positive customer reviews on this updated version of the JBL and I like the fact that I could charge my phone simultaneously..the price was perfect for my budget as well. [ Camille Jan 17, 2017 ]
previously good experience with jbl Bluetooth speakers [ Kevin Jan 14, 2017 ]
Capacity, water proof & price....of course JBL brand [ Rey Dec 23, 2016 ]
It sounds fantastic. Have one JBL , this will just add more to it . Everything is Bluetooth, and it's the way to go with music . [ Darrell Dec 18, 2016 ]
This is the 3rd generation of JBL bluetooth speakers I've bought for my family. The sound is incredible for the price. The speaker's performance has increased with each generation. The Charge 3 is waterproof and has a 15 hour battery life, a dramatic increase over the Flip. Just an all around great little speaker for the price. [ Gerard Dec 03, 2016 ]
my wife liked this so i ordered it [ Joseph Nov 29, 2016 ]
I'm a line cook and want a nice sounding Bluetooth speaker to play my music an jam too while cooking. Can't wait until it comes in. [ Nicholas Nov 15, 2016 ]
I have used and now own JBL products, JBL is always great quality, I hope I enjoy this product as much as I have enjoyed other JBL products. [ Daryl Oct 29, 2016 ]
price, quality, waranty [ WILLIAM Oct 10, 2016 ]
I am a cyclist and was told this will fit in a standard bottle cage. Very exciting to be able to jam out on bike rides with this! [ Thomas Sep 14, 2016 ]
I choose this speaker because it has the features that I need and the research reviews I read were excellent. Also, I purchased a JBL Flip 2 speaker from your company in the past and was very happy. [ Victoria Aug 18, 2016 ]
Great sound of JBL Charge 2 now combined with longer hours, increased durability, controlled with android app, and greater amplification of sound for outdoors if needed. Seems like the perfect all around portable bluetooth now. [ Gary Aug 15, 2016 ]
Because i like in black [ Keishla Aug 01, 2016 ]
The sound quality, water and weather proof, battery and USB connection for charging was a good value for the price point. [ Randy Jul 24, 2016 ]
I decided to go with this one for two reasons. The drivers produce a decent thump for a portable, battery powered speaker, while the overall sound quality is great. Also, seeing as I plan on taking this bad boy to the beach with me, I love that I don't have to worry about it getting wet, and plan on "accidentally" dropping it in the water to fool my beach-going cohorts. As far as purchasing from Crutchfield, the free shipping and no tax was a no-brainer, especially when this is $50 more locally [ Daniel Jul 19, 2016 ]
By a recommendation Reviews and Price. good size and good battery [ Moises Jul 08, 2016 ]
Great Reviews Online. [ Shannon Bice May 31, 2016 ]
I live near the Combate beach at the west coast in Puerto Rico and my husband that is a musisian recomend the speaker to hear my music on my phone [ Evelyn May 28, 2016 ]
I picked it up for a friend who thought mine was the best speaker he ever heard [ RYAN Feb 19, 2018 ]
Great price , great sound for the money [ Peter Nov 23, 2017 ]
It was highly recommended by a crutchfield technician. [ Priscilla Nov 20, 2017 ]
I wanted a Bluetooth speaker and this came one would fit the theme of my log cabin I will use it in. [ Rick Nov 20, 2017 ]
Trusted name..good reviews..and doing business with Crutchfield always a pleasure ð??? [ David E. Jul 20, 2017 ]
Absolutely the best speaker at this price, deep base is better that any other speaker, and now camouflage- just the best! [ Scott Jul 16, 2017 ]
Recommendation [ R P Jul 06, 2017 ]
great price, excellent product thats great for the beach and near water [ SEAN Feb 24, 2018 ]
Good volume excellent durability and solid sound at a low price [ Colin Jan 24, 2018 ]
Great reviews and heard it playing inside a store so it will sound great on my patio by the pool [ Derrick Nov 24, 2017 ]
Amazing holiday sale price, spectacular battery life, proven brand performance. [ RYAN Nov 24, 2017 ]
Because the price was comparable to other retailers and have bought from this company before [ BRENDA Nov 22, 2017 ]
Waterproof, phone charging capabilities, great reviews about audio clarity and bass [ Lalith Aug 05, 2017 ]
I was looking for a good portable speaker for outside and didn't want to spend too much for something that didn't work. Otis recommended the JBL and I ordered it. Crutchfield has a great reputation and I hope I am not disappointed! [ Jeanette Jun 27, 2017 ]
Advertisement email from Crutchfield and needed a bluetooth speaker before a vacation. Plus, online reviews were very helpful. And most of all, my wife liked the color! [ B Jun 21, 2017 ]
I've been told that it has great sound for its size [ Jonathan Jun 19, 2017 ]
small, compact, grey.....also got good reviews! [ S Mar 23, 2017 ]
My son bought the JBL Flip. I couldn't get over the sound quality. He takes it everywhere. Instead of putting a stereo in my boat, I'm just going to put a couple of these on board and pair them. [ ALAN Mar 11, 2017 ]
Great sound for the price and has very good battery life as opposed to the UE Boom and Megaboom which as noted in other reviews sometimes has terrible battery life - have a Charge 2 that still has over 8 hrs battery life after three years without recharging [ James Mar 11, 2017 ]
Price, waterproof, good brand, positive reviews [ David Mar 07, 2017 ]
Needed a blue speaker that can charge an iPhone [ Darren Dec 17, 2016 ]
Size, look, quality. [ Kenneth S. Dec 15, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield with all my electronic orders. Price is always competitive and customer service is great. [ MICHELE S Dec 11, 2016 ]
Good reviews, discounted price. [ MARK C Dec 11, 2016 ]
Wanted a Bluetooth portable speaker for use at my beach house and on the beach-waterproof was an essential reason for this selection and most reviews were very positive. [ James Dec 10, 2016 ]
Friend recommendation -- reviews shows it to be a best buy [ William Dec 09, 2016 ]
His Brother has the JBL Charge 2. his turn [ Mark Nov 29, 2016 ]
durability and features [ GARRY Nov 29, 2016 ]
Read about it in Crutchfield magazine and researched it further from there. [ Stephen Aug 30, 2016 ]
Best value for the audio capabilities [ Frank Aug 25, 2016 ]
for a gift, I've seen similar JBL which are nice [ Gregory Aug 01, 2016 ]
Good reviews, great features such as long battery life, waterproof, charges phone, and good price. [ Christopher Jul 18, 2016 ]
cost and function. [ Tracey Feb 24, 2018 ]
Looks cool, and waterproof. Gets great reviews. [ Brian Feb 08, 2018 ]
I was looking for a waterproof bluetooth speaker, and according to much research and reviews, this fit the bill. [ HAROLD D Jan 23, 2018 ]
Because one of your employees talked me into it and I thought it was amazing [ JASON G Jan 18, 2018 ]
have one already want to be able to play both at same time in different rooms [ david Dec 11, 2017 ]
Bought a previous generation Chage which is still going strong 3 years later. Buying this one as a gift for junior high aged son. [ James D. Dec 11, 2017 ]
Been checking specs. On B/T speakers forr a couple days. These JBL's have it all for an excellent price [ ROYCE Nov 28, 2017 ]
jbl is good [ faisal Nov 24, 2017 ]
Sounds great.Portability. [ Jorge Nov 23, 2017 ]
It is a gift and recipient specifically wanted a speaker he could take to the beach. The fact that the comments/video specifically addressed that issue, and the great price, made this purchase a slam dunk for me! [ Linda Nov 20, 2017 ]
Quality [ Joe Nov 11, 2017 ]
This model received high ratings for sound quality from a number of sources even when compared to products that cost nearly twice as much. And, it's waterproof! Let's hope that it lives up to it's reputation. [ John Oct 07, 2017 ]
Sound quality and waterproof. JBL [ Samuel Barrera Aug 25, 2017 ]
recommended [ Brian Aug 21, 2017 ]
reviews, quality, price [ Phil Aug 18, 2017 ]
I have one for myself and it's great. This one I bought for a present for someone [ D Jun 20, 2017 ]
Father's Day gift [ Felix Jun 18, 2017 ]
To use at Pool [ william Jun 16, 2017 ]
Price,other good customer reviews [ Jared Jun 07, 2017 ]
it has great customer reviews, very long lasting battery power compared to other BT speakers, and I can charge up a cell phone while listening to music. [ Eric Stewart May 26, 2017 ]
Looking for a portable blue tooth speaker for my wife to take out in the garden or by the pool if and when winter ends [ BRIAN J. Mar 24, 2017 ]
My friend has one [ Kay Mar 13, 2017 ]
I like JBL products and I have complete confidence with doing business at Crutchfield. The service is top notch. [ Christopher Mar 11, 2017 ]
My 15 year old daughter and the love of music [ Juan Nov 29, 2016 ]
Brand JBL, online reviews were very positive, I love bass and this appears to put out, large battery capacity that can also charge other devices.This will replace a Nuu Splash Trail Ed with poor sound quality and not enough volume. [ CHARLES Jul 28, 2016 ]
I chose red because it was a present for my girlfriend. [ MICHAEL Feb 11, 2018 ]
I needed a pair of speakers and my family like this unit. [ John Jan 23, 2018 ]
The best sounding bluetooth speaker for the money that they make!!! ?? [ D Jan 09, 2018 ]
It was highly recommended by a crutchfield technician. [ Priscilla Nov 20, 2017 ]
Waterproof! Great price & reviews plus its red to match decor! Thank you [ Joel Steven Oct 22, 2017 ]
Been looking to purchase a wireless speaker. This one is waterproof! I needed it this weekend while at the beach in Traverse City, MI [ George Aug 29, 2017 ]
need a way to play music at the lake [ david Aug 06, 2017 ]
After reading lots of reviews and comparing a number of alternatives (and chatting with Crutchfield)- seems like the best sound for the size. Was willing to spend more, but reviews kept leading here....we will see when it arrives! [ GREGORY Jul 30, 2017 ]
Bought one for my son and love it so much I have to get my own.... [ JOHN E Jul 14, 2017 ]
Sound & color [ Veronica Jul 06, 2017 ]
Best price, best features. Longest lasting it seems. [ Justin Jun 24, 2017 ]
JBL is a reliable manufacturer, reviews were good, features appealing and it's red! What's not to love? [ Sharon May 16, 2017 ]
I've had the Charge 2 for about 3 years. It's served us well. The charging port has gotten a bit lose lately, but it's been on lots of trips and carried all over the house constantly. Nothing sounds like a JBL for the price. I like the passive radiators on the Charge 3, and it has 2 inch main drivers like the UE Mega but at a lower cost and still sounds good when comparing them in local box stores. [ Jeremy May 13, 2017 ]
needed something for by pool [ michael Apr 19, 2017 ]
red, so that it will stand out [ W. GREGORY Mar 26, 2017 ]
For My Grandaughters birthday; my neighbor has one, very cool good quality sound; she will love it! [ Betty F. Jan 21, 2017 ]
Looking for a good wireless speaker I can take up north to my cabin in the woods. [ Salvatore Jan 06, 2017 ]
Wanted the phone recharge feature. [ Robert Dec 27, 2016 ]
I own a Charge 2 and after reviewing product evaluations and reviews choose this. [ Cynthia Dec 11, 2016 ]
For the good reviews [ Keishla Aug 01, 2016 ]
I am looking for a portable speaker that i can take with me when i go hunting in the jungle/forest. Its a whole day event and with the specs this speaker has, im pretty sure this speaker is going to outlast me throughout the day. [ Lee R. Jul 30, 2016 ]
Charge 2 is great. This should be better. Price at $90 is great. [ Joel Nov 19, 2017 ]
Best wireless speaker [ Michael Sep 27, 2017 ]
take to beach and lake. Not worry about it getting wet. [ TIM Jun 22, 2017 ]
Quality [ JOSEPH M Jun 21, 2017 ]
Summer is just around the corner, taking it to the beach! [ NELSON Jun 10, 2017 ]
Good reviews and great features for a even better price. [ Robert Apr 27, 2017 ]
Great reviews....ability to charge phone from speaker....environment proof....imo, not quite the quality of sound that I get from my Bose Soundlink mini, but 50.00 cheaper [ RICHARD Jan 29, 2017 ]
Black wasn't available. [ Gregory Dec 13, 2016 ]
after reading countless reviews it looks like the best mid-range value choice in its class [ Michael Aug 14, 2016 ]
Whatever's the Bluetooth range is and on these I believe it's 30'. Or, look on there website. [ Kenneth Nov 22, 2017 ]
The range the speakers can be placed apart is dependent on 'environmental conditions' (surface slope, structures in the area, material of walls/posts/support structures, ground cover, etc.). The speakers do not need to be "in sight" of one another, but the farther apart they are the more likely the Bluetooth stream will be broken. Line-of-sight on a level surface with few barriers would be the most ideal; beyond the ideal situation it depends on the environmental conditions. I've had the speakers 30-40 feet apart in a line of sight situation and this worked fine. I've had the speakers the same distance apart at differing elevations with barriers (walls or partial walls) inbetween the speakers and this situation did not allow the speakers to function as a pair. The pairing is accomplished via Bluetooth, so the limits of the pairing are defined by the limits of Bluetooth. [ Thomas Nov 22, 2017 ]
Yes cant be play [ Reinaldo Apr 25, 2017 ]
Im a man I would black or blue [ noel Jan 23, 2017 ]
I have had a blue one and now have red! But honestly, I'd love any color :) I am 50 and love music :) [ Alan Jan 19, 2017 ]
red or black, nothing else [ gustavo Jan 17, 2017 ]
color teal is a nice and colorful colr [ JOSE M Jan 17, 2017 ]
That really is subjective. Does she have a favorite color? Is there a color that would match the colors in your house best? Not every woman is going to pick the same color, but I am a woman and I picked teal and I love it :) [ Leslie Jan 17, 2017 ]
My wife says red (which is what I bought) or teal. [ Peter Jan 16, 2017 ]
Hi Joe I personally bought 2 red ones. I will say that 2 are way better than one. If you can afford 2 get 2. Btw these are really weather proof. I can tell they work great for what I do with them. Hope this helped. Gary [ GARY M Jan 16, 2017 ]
Between all these above, if the wife doesn't have a favorite color, Blue would be the choice. [ Kenneth Jan 16, 2017 ]
As long as whatever receiver your listening from thru wifi (phone, tablet, computer.) Has Bluetooth capabilities. [ edward Jan 09, 2017 ]
Yes, the Charge 3 is Bluetooth compatible. I enjoy Pandora and Spotify all day long at work in my office. Pairing is very simple and takes less than a minute. [ DocNurse Jan 09, 2017 ]
Yes [ Susan Jan 09, 2017 ]
Long as your device have Bluetooth like your phone are other devices that you have, it's a Bluetooth speaker. [ ROBERT J Jan 09, 2017 ]
As long as the wi-fi 'platform' or player can convert/output the audio stream via a Bluetooth, then yes. [ Thomas Jan 09, 2017 ]
No, Its only a Bluetooth speaker. The device that you connect to it with is responsible for that [ Eric Jan 09, 2017 ]
Yes perfect [ Reinaldo Jan 09, 2017 ]
The speakers can connect to each other for louder or surround sound listening. [ Mary Aug 08, 2016 ]
I only have 1 but it is my understanding that with the jbl app you can do exactly that [ Brett Aug 06, 2016 ]
Yes [ Thomas Aug 04, 2016 ]
Yes [ ANTHONY D Aug 03, 2016 ]
Great question! I only have one speaker, so I can't really say for sure, but because the JBL speakers have the option to add other JBL speakers, it would add more sound to a single room. Hopefully the added speaker won't decrease the power from the music source needed to project the sound. Hope this helps! [ Fredrick Aug 03, 2016 ]
yes, you just hit the bluetooth button and it will 'Pair' the two, even plays stereo [ Craig Aug 03, 2016 ]
Yes you can. [ Timothy F. Aug 03, 2016 ]
You may wirelessly link multiple Charge 3 speakers. I would not say that it makes the music louder out of the speaker, but it will allow you place speakers throughout your space. The Charge 3 is an excellent value and for its size quite capable. [ R Matthew Aug 03, 2016 ]
Yes, you just have to press a button to "link" them together. [ Paul Aug 03, 2016 ]
Yes [ Eric Aug 03, 2016 ]
Yes [ Thomas N. Aug 03, 2016 ]
You can link 2 JBL speakers to 1 device. [ Michael Oct 28, 2017 ]
Just 2 and it nice if you use the JBL connect app to get the most from them both. Such as party mode or just left and right placement. [ Jeffrey Oct 28, 2017 ]
I ended up purchasing the jbl charge 3 regardless to try out. You can skip FWD by tapping the play/pause button twice. [ D Jul 21, 2016 ]
Yes the JBL has a USB connector on the back. This will charge the iPod, for playing music your options are Bluetooth and aux [ John Feb 27, 2017 ]
I wouldn't know because I don't have an iPod. I use my S7 Edge on Bluetooth to play music over these speakers [ BOB Feb 26, 2017 ]
No. It can be selected to play through only one or the other. However, if you have multiple jbl products, they can all be linked to play simultaneously. [ Justin Dec 23, 2017 ]
This was given as a gift. Not sure but I would say very unlikely. [ David Dec 23, 2017 ]
I don't believe so. [ MICHAEL J Dec 23, 2017 ]
I don't think so. I use a tablet and it just plays through the speakers. Buy 2 speakers if you can you won't be disappointed. Great discount. [ GARY M Dec 23, 2017 ]
Yes, these JBL speakers can be paired. They can either mirror or serve as right and left channel. Great speaker! [ Justin Aug 11, 2016 ]
They can be paired together, I can not wait to buy 1 more because the jbl charge 3 sounds amazing just by itself. Having another one will really up the sound experience. [ edward Jul 21, 2016 ]
I believe they can. I just had one. Best answer would be from JBL. Com customer support [ David Jul 20, 2016 ]
Yes, the new models charge 3 and flip 3 have and looks like infinite symbol for pairing between them. charge with charge or charge with flip. [ Roberto Jul 20, 2016 ]
Yes it could long as there jbl speakers (Bluetooth). [ ROBERT J Jul 20, 2016 ]
Yes. [ Reinaldo Jul 20, 2016 ]
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