JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – : Better than Dr Beat PIL

I find it has a bit too much bass, though that can be altered using your phone’s preferences in some cases. I wouldn’t say it fills a room well, unless you have the volume way up (and it can go very loud). You need the front pointing towards you in order to get the full range of sound.

This speaker is amazing, i love iti use it everyday paired to my samsung j5 phone. Perfect for around the house/garden, in the car, camping. I took it to work and paired it with 3 different phones (iphone and samsung) without issue, allowing everyone to change volume or tracks whenever they wanted. The volume is substantial but not overly loud. It seems crisp enough in quality with a decent amount of bass and the blue tooth range was pretty terrific. My plan is to take it out kayaking so fingers crossed it’s as water resistant as they say.

For me it is a great size and has wonderful sound. It packs a good sound punch for its size. I love the camouflage colouring too. It seems very robust and no signs of any of the ‘faults’ that some others have complained about.

Can’t beat the bass for the price. Would prefer a better battery life and it should use usb-c to charge now as i would be able to charge it from my phone cable. I’m being picky but overall very happy and the waterproof rating is nice comfort for using it wherever.

  • 10000000% recommend
  • Best buy this year. Thanks JBL big shoutout!
  • Portable and Effective

JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Red

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  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming: Connect up to three smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing powerful stereo sound
  • 6000 mAh power bank: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges smartphones and tablets via USB
  • Speakerphone: Take crystal clear calls from your speaker with the touch of a button thanks to the noise and echocancelling speakerphone
  • IPX7 waterproof and lifestyle materials: Durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge charge 3 in water
  • JBL Connect: Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience

I bought this for my daughter last christmas – i scored a first. Almost a year on she still thinks this machine is the business. It’s the one gizmo i’ve seen her not get bored with. She travels a lot and next to her passport, its this bluetooth goes with here everywhere. Compact and solid, the green colour definitely stands out.

I use this for work, it will go 3-5 days without needing a charge depending on volume (around 25-50%) the sound quality is excellent, the mids are a little flat on low volumes, but at 50%+ they are better. (can be tweaked with an eq) the volume goes very loud without distorting all the way up to 100%. The bluetooth pairing is seamless and once paired just turn it on and it connects straight away. Fully waterproof so would be a great holiday accessory. Only issues i have are the sealed flap protecting the charger port is tough to get into (i use a coin to pry it open) but it’s a small price to pay for full water proofingthe stitching is a little frayed around the edge, but very minor and hasn’t worsened in the weeks i’ve been using it. Well worth the £120 i spent on it, and would definitely recommend it to anyone, especially if it’s on sale.

Goes really loud, dont need all the power for me, battery is good lasts all day. I think i paid £100 or so, really good deal.

This speaker is one of my all time favourite purchases of this year. I was deciding between this, the ue boom 2 and a bose speaker but ended up going for this one for a few reasons. I love that this is waterproof – pouring water in the ends with music with a heavy bass playing is a great party trick. The sound quality is phenomenal no matter how high the volume. I love that you can connect other jbl speakers (i will definitely be purchasing more from this brand) if you’re stuck on what to get i would 10000000% recommend this product and i have done extensive research.

Been looking for a while for decent bt speaker with a meaty sound to it. Sitting outside with cool box. Had tried some of supposed top ones but this one is way best sound, easy to use etc.

I bought two to use in stereo. Impressive bass for their size.

I purchased this for my daughters birthday after i had read a load of reviews for this and similar models. This model and brand came out as one of the best pil speakers, ticking all the different sound boxes. It is a fantastic product, would def recommend.

Impressive sound quality and the bass is well rounded. I have had this product for a few days now and i am impressed however, there seems to be an issue with the bluetooth connectivity, the speaker seems to get confused between two devices, like when altering between laptop and phone. The connection gets lost and once paired the speaker sound quality is poor for around 10s.

Very long battery life, great sound and volume. Added features are very useful. Would be nice to be able to connect mutliple people to the same speaker like the older ones.

Of course, this is an excellent product because it’s from jbl. The sound is great and the battery has a long life. About the waterproof i never tried, but i belive it can work because i saw one review on youtube about this. In general the product is very good but a little expensive.

Maybe not the loudest but the build quality is excellent. Sound quality varies immensely depending on where the speaker is placed. The fact that you can drop this into the bath without damaging it was the trade off for me against another speaker that may (or may not) have had a slightly better sound quality. Also, i use ‘replaio radio’ app which has an equalizer. Set on super base the speaker sounds so much better.

Place it in good area and the sound is great. Bought for my son who is a plasterer and he loves it for work. Calls it the little red beast. Very good value and great battery life aleasy to charge.

Was a gift for someone tho i have tried it myself. The sound clarity is magnificent. Tho it’s forte is the bass (which is positioned on the sides) and it’s unreal the overall sound and the quality provided is absolutely worth the money.The person whom i gave it, it’s lovibg it.

As good as sonos for sound quality and incredibly well built.

I really mean it when i say there is nothing better. Dont waste your time even trying to compare this with any other speakers. You may find 360degree sepakers and all that but nothing can beat this. Great build product, awesome sound and battery life with the added advantage of a power bank. It says splash proof but never tried that.

I like loud music with good bass, but this has exceeded my expectations of what a portable speaker could do. Beats both my family’s soundbars in volume, and the bass is on par with the best one. Very tempted to buy another or two for the surround sound link system they have.

Great speaker – good quality sound and volume for its size. Haven’t tested it’s waterproof-ness as yet.

I’ve been in desperate need for a speaker but not just any old one, a real good quality one. I have to say even though i knew it would be loud cos jbl always deliver, i did not expect the sound quality to be as great. Like literally even at it’s highest volume you can still hear every sneer and kick in your music.

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JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker - Red
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  1. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Red

    I spent ages looking at reviews. I chose this as i liked the look of it and reviews were good but from the first moment i turned it on, i was utterly disappointed. 9 out of 10 tracks i tried sounded terrible. One sounded crisp but this speaker just doesn’t sound clear. I suspect it’s suitable where noise rather than crisp sound is required. I wanted a speaker for running on my treadmill, use in my office with my laptop and twice a week in a local hall when i am sparring with my two boys for practice. It’s muffled on most tracks and just disappoints. It’s a shame as i like the size and fact i could charge a phone off it. I bought a ultimate ears megaboom and it’s awesome. Great sound, great app and i am very impressed.
    • I spent ages looking at reviews. I chose this as i liked the look of it and reviews were good but from the first moment i turned it on, i was utterly disappointed. 9 out of 10 tracks i tried sounded terrible. One sounded crisp but this speaker just doesn’t sound clear. I suspect it’s suitable where noise rather than crisp sound is required. I wanted a speaker for running on my treadmill, use in my office with my laptop and twice a week in a local hall when i am sparring with my two boys for practice. It’s muffled on most tracks and just disappoints. It’s a shame as i like the size and fact i could charge a phone off it. I bought a ultimate ears megaboom and it’s awesome. Great sound, great app and i am very impressed.
      • I have the jbl portable for backpack and i have been using it for over five years, so when a colleague in the office bought the jbl charge 3 to the office, i couldn’t resist having a good look at it. The charge 3 is one of the best, this product has a good sound and makes my listening to music a pleasure. The bluetooth connects so quickly. For a product so portable, the sound is great and easy to use. Intend to buy another one so that i can connect both speakers. The price is worth it and so far i have been using this product for almost a month now without any complaint.
  2. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Red

    I have the jbl portable for backpack and i have been using it for over five years, so when a colleague in the office bought the jbl charge 3 to the office, i couldn’t resist having a good look at it. The charge 3 is one of the best, this product has a good sound and makes my listening to music a pleasure. The bluetooth connects so quickly. For a product so portable, the sound is great and easy to use. Intend to buy another one so that i can connect both speakers. The price is worth it and so far i have been using this product for almost a month now without any complaint.
    • Send this back as the sound quality wasnt great compaired to the bose revolve and mini 2 i had, although the bose ones has to be returned due to them being faulty. My parents have had one of these and around 1 year now and its still going and they have used it out in the garden etc with it being water proof. They love it so the battery life and durability score a 5 from me. I just didnt like the sound compaired to my bose but as i have said the bose broke so this is better looking back.
  3. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Red

    Send this back as the sound quality wasnt great compaired to the bose revolve and mini 2 i had, although the bose ones has to be returned due to them being faulty. My parents have had one of these and around 1 year now and its still going and they have used it out in the garden etc with it being water proof. They love it so the battery life and durability score a 5 from me. I just didnt like the sound compaired to my bose but as i have said the bose broke so this is better looking back.
    • Omg this is such an impressive little speaker. It’s about the size off a large can of beer. The sound from it is just amazing and loud, and it has quite a bit of bass to it, it is supposed to be waterproof so it is excellent for using outside in the garden for parties etc.

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