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JBL Charge 3

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Blue)

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Overview

Our take on the JBL Charge 3

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.

JBL Charge 3

Not just water-resistant: the Charge 3 is waterproof.

Let it roar outdoors

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.

Big sound from a compact speaker

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.

Conversation piece

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.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth
  • range: 30 feet
  • simultaneously pair multiple Charge 3 speakers devices to play simultaneously
  • built-in microphone with SoundClear echo and noise cancellation
  • call answer button for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • two full-range drivers with two passive bass radiators to reinforce low frequencies
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • IPX7 rated waterproof
  • USB charging port (AC adapter and USB cable included)
  • 6000mAh built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts up to 20 hours
  • 8-3/8"W x 3-7/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • weight: 28.21 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • USB-to-AC power adapter
  • 40" microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Card

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Features
Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

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Features

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').

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: The JBL Charge 3 portable speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or other device. You'll be able to control Play, Pause, & Skip functions from the speaker. You will need to continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information.
  •  Hands-Free Communication: The JBL Charge 3 has a built-in microphone with echo and noise cancellation technologies, so you can use it as a hands-free speakerphone for your smartphone (including iPhone or Android). Use the Charge 3 to answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or with Facetime. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
  • Voice Assistant Integration: The JBL Charge 3's built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone on your Apple iPhone 4S and newer or compatible Android smartphone, so you can access Siri & Android's digital voice assistant (like Google Now). Simply press the Play/Pause button to activate your device's digital voice assistant. You will need to set this feature up through the JBL Connect App on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device.
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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Why did you buy this?

because you didn't have the one I wanted [ sheldon  Sep 14, 2018 ]
I love audio!! [ MIGUEL  Sep 09, 2018 ]
one of the best waterproof speakers available...up to 20 hours playtime is great...and it is a JBL [ Joe  Aug 28, 2018 ]
BLUETOOTH, OUTDOOR, RECHARGEABLE [ Rey  Aug 24, 2018 ]
170 OUT OF 170 5 STARS [ STEPHEN  Aug 22, 2018 ]
for the ability to pair bluetooth speakers. I'm going to use them like bookshelf speakers...but with no wires! [ Ramon  Aug 19, 2018 ]
good reviews [ Richard  Jul 19, 2018 ]
Reviews and price [ Troy  Jun 30, 2018 ]
I have been searching for new speaker to take to the beach and the JBL Charge 3 always came back as the top rated by customers regardless of where they bought it [ Robert  Jun 22, 2018 ]
I bought one last month and like it very much.So, I figured if one was good, two, well you know. There will be one on each end of a 12'x24' foot deck. Also considering a wireless powered subwoofer. [ Duane  Jun 16, 2018 ]
Best bang for your money love that it charges your phone while listening to music and battery life [ ANDRES  May 13, 2018 ]
It sounds great and affordable. [ Paul  May 11, 2018 ]
Top rated, and the speaker phone feature was an added bonus because this is for my office. [ Brian  May 01, 2018 ]
My son has one and it sounds great! I then received an email from your company after searching online for best prices and your was comparable but, I love your customer service more than any other online retailer! Sincerely Yours, Mr. Alonso [ L  Apr 30, 2018 ]
old one quit needed a new one [ Keith  Apr 29, 2018 ]
Good price. Good reviews. [ Jeffrey  Mar 19, 2018 ]
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 ]
Reviews were impressive [ ERIC  Apr 23, 2018 ]
A friend of mine has one and I was impressed with the sound quality for its size and price. [ Scott  Mar 18, 2018 ]
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 Reviews [ David  Sep 06, 2018 ]
I have a JBL Charge 2+ I use with my Chromebook to listen to SiriusXM radio so I knew this newer version would be a good product. The JBL Charge 3 I bought today is to replace a JBL On Stage 400P that I have connected to CD Walkman (!). Time to upgrade from the heavy weight and the wires. Longtime fan of JBL speakers. [ M  Sep 05, 2018 ]
Had the most reviews out of any other similar product [ Bert  Aug 28, 2018 ]
Good reviews and reliability of JBL products. [ JOSEPH M  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Have one already and want a second. [ Mary  Jun 15, 2018 ]
Extraordinary price! [ JUAN  Jun 11, 2018 ]
I bought my daughter a single JBL Charge 3 about 2 years ago. The speaker is nice but the real beauty of these speakers is that you can pair several of them thru the JBL Connect feature. This will be her second one so now she can set them up as a right and left speaker pair so the sound will be much better. Plus on her bus rides for soccer they can no play music a little louder... Just trying to help the coach out... [ Dominic  Apr 26, 2018 ]
Known good brand, wireless waterproof Bluetooth speaker with good sound. [ Charles K.  Mar 31, 2018 ]
A gift for a grad. Reviews suggest more bang for the buck in the price range. JBL reputation for sound quality. [ Augustus  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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 ]
price and JBL quality [ Bruce  Jul 16, 2018 ]
Because jbl is Good Quailty and have been for a long time [ Gregory  Jun 30, 2018 ]
Swimming pool [ Dave  May 26, 2018 ]
Battery life. Quality construction. Waterproof. Sound. [ Michael  Apr 27, 2018 ]
JBL consistently gets very positive reviews while being priced fairly. They aren't cheap, but they don't break the bank either. I've come to trust the quality of their products, and their prices at Crutchfield can't be beat. It's that simple. [ Jim  Mar 28, 2018 ]
to match my car and the review were great. [ Donald  Mar 23, 2018 ]
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 ]
Brand, play time, ability to charge devices [ Gary  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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 ]
The sale price of this item. I have purchased JBL products in the past and find that they are a high quality product [ Happle  Jun 16, 2018 ]
Previous experience with jbl has been excellent [ Carlos  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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 ]

13 questions already asked

I'm sure you could attach it with a bungee or something but I don't know how it would stand up to the constant jarring it would endure, or if it would even be loud enough depending on what type of bike you have. [ KEVIN  Sep 20, 2018 ]
Yes crank it h up two would really kick ass ive used minr alot with no problems [ noel  Jul 02, 2018 ]
I have not played it THAT loud, but I've always gotten a really clear sound from my device. The other thing is that...unless your source is commercial or professional, you'll want to make sure any open source audio files are of high quality, as that will impact the overall sound as well. [ Fredrick  Jul 02, 2018 ]
Hi John, A brief caveat prior to an answer... There is no cut-and-dry simple answer to your question. The higher the volume is set, the more likely it is that distortion audible to the human ear will occur. So, it is not so much a question of if there will be distortion than at what volume level there will be distortion (and how much distortion). This is not a high fidelity speaker and the level of distortion will also be impacted by the quality of the electronics in the connected device. That said, I listened to multiple outdoor speakers, and I liked the combined sound-quality and features on this unit the best. The high-end sound range is clear at high volume levels, and sound in the mid-range is full as well. The lows do surprisingly well for a unit of this size. Since you mentioned you like to play the volume at high levels, there may be another reason that this unit may work for you. Two JBL Charges can be paired to create a Left and Right speaker combination; utilizing this feature (which I have found works well) allows for playing at even higher volume levels with further reduced distortion. [ Thomas  Jul 02, 2018 ]
It will not let itself Reach a Volume that would cause it to Distort. It has like a Built Limiter. However, It Cranks Up Pretty good. If you are in doubt maybe ask crutchfield, Go bigger. You no what they say, Go Big Or Go Home. I like tho. It Sings Pretty Good. [ Kenneth  Jul 02, 2018 ]
Havnt baught my second speaker yet [ noel  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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 ]
Dont know I always use bluetooth [ noel  Jul 02, 2018 ]
Yes cant be play [ Reinaldo  Apr 25, 2017 ]
Seafoam [ noel  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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 ]
Not sure about the sony, but not as clear or loud as the oontz I had. bought it to take on my kayak and it works great for that. [ CONRAD  Jun 18, 2018 ]
Not familiar with the Sony however it has a great sound! Everyone is impressed when they hear the music coming from it. [ Omar M.  Jun 18, 2018 ]
Mine blew in less than a month! The bigger version is good though [ Matthew  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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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