JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker -, Fabulous – As Good as my Sonos

I can’t recommend this bt speaker enough. The battery life is stunning.

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.

Key specs for JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black:

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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

Comments from buyers

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

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.

Brilliant,great value for money,great sound.

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.

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.

Love this portable speaker, great sound quality for all my different types of music.

Bought this so i could bluetooth spotify from my phone as the spotify capability through the sonos app is not as flexible since it does not show my personal daily mixes. I found this product as good as my sonos speaker and far more versatile. Its ideal if you just need one speaker and is so portable, loud and the battery lasts for days – amazing. Great value relative to a sonos speaker.

It has a really great sound with lows and mids, on highs the bass singles out a little but still has great sound quality. I have dropped this speaker quite alot from about head hight and still seems to remain completely intact and waterproof , and the built in portable charger helps alot when out and about. From my testings this speaker has gone 21 hours from full battery on 50% volumes.

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.

My husband very pleased with this. A great improvement on our previous one. Clear sound; more than loudmouth volume for a large room in a house. Good looking and quality spec.

Buy this not the flip 4, punchi bass good mids clear highs.

This was a gift for grandson. I have heard no complaints from him.

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.

This was a gift to my partners daughter (a teenager who wanted the beats) she was very pleased with the quality of this one once she put it on 🙂 you get a lot more for less. I will get one for myself eventually:).

This is an great product, and i would highly recommend it. It’s a good looking design, and for it’s size it has good bass and excellent sound quality. It’s also water resistant and i have used it in the bathroom without any issues.

Fab fab fab – this is the second one we have bought, the firt was for me, the second for our daughter, who carries it everywhere with her , the sound quality is astonishing.

Best in its class, sound quality better than the bose mini soundlink, durability better than ue boom, if you’re looking for an incredible sounding, practical and nice looking speaker with an unbelievable battery life, this is the one.

Absolutely amazing the bass the sound quality it amazing. Listen to sky walker by miguel and listen to frank sinatra fly me to the moon its unbelievable.

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.

Hoever, after just four months this thing has started giving me problems. It can only charge up to the third charging light. For the amount that i paid, i expected better.

I love this speaker , sounds great , really good bass. Absolute bargain when it came on offer for £89, i was abroad at the time but ordered it anyway. I have a flip 4 too , update the software by using the app and you can link them , sounds just awesome with the two together.

Good solid quality with a decent sound. I’ll not throw it in the bath to test the waterproof aspect, but would still recommend.

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JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker - Black
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 229 reviews

One thought on “JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker -, Fabulous – As Good as my Sonos

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

    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.
  2. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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.
  3. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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, but my new echo dot sounded 10 times better than this thing, albeit not as bassy and loud.
  4. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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, but my new echo dot sounded 10 times better than this thing, albeit not as bassy and loud.
    • 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.
  5. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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.
  6. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    Sounds amazing, but didn’t even last a year before the battery starting dying after 5 minutes, can’t use it as a portable battery as it drains within minutes. Overall durable, love that it’s waterproof sadly the battery is awful.
  7. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    Sounds amazing, but didn’t even last a year before the battery starting dying after 5 minutes, can’t use it as a portable battery as it drains within minutes. Overall durable, love that it’s waterproof sadly the battery is awful.
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    Bought this, over a bose, after reading a few reviews. So simple to connect and quite a powerful little unit but compact enough to take on holiday. Happy with the purchase, only given 4 for durability as we have only had it a short time and can’t give a proper score yet.
    • Bought this, over a bose, after reading a few reviews. So simple to connect and quite a powerful little unit but compact enough to take on holiday. Happy with the purchase, only given 4 for durability as we have only had it a short time and can’t give a proper score yet.
  9. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    Robust speaker that’s great for loud bass music. But speech sound quality is poor because of high bass emphasis. Mine had charging problem after 10 months – wouldn’t fully charge. Replaced easily by manufacturer. If you want pop music this is a good boomy speaker but you might not want to listen to the afternoon play. Guess it’s horses for courses.
    • Robust speaker that’s great for loud bass music. But speech sound quality is poor because of high bass emphasis. Mine had charging problem after 10 months – wouldn’t fully charge. Replaced easily by manufacturer. If you want pop music this is a good boomy speaker but you might not want to listen to the afternoon play. Guess it’s horses for courses.
  10. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    Speaker was great for music and use. However, accidentally spilled water over it and it stopped working. Had to throw away after using it for a few months. Will purchase again from a different retailer.
    • Speaker was great for music and use. However, accidentally spilled water over it and it stopped working. Had to throw away after using it for a few months. Will purchase again from a different retailer.
  11. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    Does exactly what it says on the tin, sounds awesome, travels well, sturdy as hell and battery goes forever.
    • Does exactly what it says on the tin, sounds awesome, travels well, sturdy as hell and battery goes forever.
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    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.
    • 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.
      • 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.
  13. 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.
    • 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.
  14. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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 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.
      • 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.
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    The speaker itself is a 5* product, however the charging cable is terrible. It is flimsy and badly made. Mine broke off inside the unit after a few uses. The cable is a micro sd so easily replaced. But it is not the original so therefore is unacceptable. I have products for a fraction of the price that have better charging equipment. The orange charger and lead look good but are effectively rubbish and not to the standard required. Probably a minor issue for many but i expected better.
  16. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    The speaker itself is a 5* product, however the charging cable is terrible. It is flimsy and badly made. Mine broke off inside the unit after a few uses. The cable is a micro sd so easily replaced. But it is not the original so therefore is unacceptable. I have products for a fraction of the price that have better charging equipment. The orange charger and lead look good but are effectively rubbish and not to the standard required. Probably a minor issue for many but i expected better.
    • This is not a tiny speaker that you can put in your bag and carry around easily. But it’s great sound system for house use for its size. It has great battery power that you can not only listen to music but also charge your phone with it. I haven’t tried the waterproofness but i’m sure it’s robust as well. I’m a cyclist and i wanted to carry this during my biking tours to the countryside. I think i’m not going to be able to do at as it’s heavier than i presumed, but as i’ve said: i’m quite happy using it at home and around.
  17. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    This is not a tiny speaker that you can put in your bag and carry around easily. But it’s great sound system for house use for its size. It has great battery power that you can not only listen to music but also charge your phone with it. I haven’t tried the waterproofness but i’m sure it’s robust as well. I’m a cyclist and i wanted to carry this during my biking tours to the countryside. I think i’m not going to be able to do at as it’s heavier than i presumed, but as i’ve said: i’m quite happy using it at home and around.
    • Poor quality next to the ue products disappointed to say the least considering how well the flip 4 performs.
  18. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    Poor quality next to the ue products disappointed to say the least considering how well the flip 4 performs.
    • Excelent really best sound battery s work 24 hours thats a mazing.
      • Excelent really best sound battery s work 24 hours thats a mazing.
  19. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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.
  20. This review is from : JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker – Black

    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.

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