JBL Charge 3
- 6000 mAh Powerful Battery
- IPX7 Waterproof
- Voice Assistant Integration
- Extreamely Durable Fabric
- Dual Passive Bass Radiators
- No Major Issue Found
21.3 x 8.7 x 8.8 cm
13 Hours approx.
4 Hours approx.
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
Bluetooth speakers are fantastic to think this small device outputs clear, loud sound with bass wirelessly connected to your phone and has a rechargeable battery making it portable is just incredible. JBL Charge 3 fulfils exactly these basic needs with its outstanding performance.
The first thing that I love about the speaker is its unique shape which adds some attraction.
There are two regular drivers placed on the front side.
On the sides, there are two passive radiators. The passive radiators are significant as compared to other speakers in the same class. At the bottom, there is a flat foot that allows the speaker to stay in an upward direction lying horizontally.
When you turn around the speaker to the back, there is a rubber flap under which three ports are present. An audio jack, a mini USB port for charging, and the last one is a USB port.
When you put the speaker on feet, you will notice a few buttons to control the speaker that is present on top. The buttons are clicky enough to work smoothly, which seals nicely. The six buttons are present to control the speaker. A Bluetooth pairing button, volume down, power on/off, JBL connect, volume up, and play/pause button.
A double press of play/pause button skips the track. But there is no provision to play the previous track. Also, you can access Siri or Google by long-pressing the play/pause button.
JBL has put some excellent efforts in the sound department. Two passive radiators are working so effortlessly that it produces more transparent highs and a bit deeper bass. When you hear it once, you just can’t believe in your ears that the sound comes from this speaker. The highs are balanced.
The most appreciating thing about the speaker is it can not get distorted even at high volume. This speaker can fill the medium size room when you put the volume at 100%.
Well, the most surprising factor is here.
JBL claims that Charge 3 can survive up to 20 hours of use. This is possible only if you put the volume below 50%. In my experiment, I got 12-13 hours at a volume of 60%. But if you go for 100%, the speaker may last up to 5 hours. Five hours at hundred percent is not a bad deal.
JBL Charge 3 coming with 6000 mAh capacity, and it takes up to 4 hours to recharge.
Please note that this speaker has a USB port, that means you can use this speaker as a power bank. You can charge your smartphone by using this port. If you use the speaker used to charge the smartphone, then probably you will not get back up for the speaker.
A built-in speakerphone is there to pick up the call.
The speakerphone works decently, and you can hear a clear sound at both ends.
JBL Charge 3 comes with an IPX7 rating. It means the speaker can survive in deep water, i.e., 3 feet for 30 minutes. You can enjoy the music near the beach, in the pool or bathroom also.
The Charge 3 is compatible with JBL connect features. With the help of this feature, you can connect more speakers with the JBL connect feature. You can get stereo effects when two speakers are connected.
Overall I really love the speaker as it’s a perfect combination of balanced sound, build quality, and excellent battery life.
You can use this speaker everywhere as it comes with an IPX7 rating.
Although there are only a few disadvantages, the only thing that should be improved in the next upgrade is balance sound crisper highs and lower lows.