JBL Charge 3 is a waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker and power bank that delivers powerful stereo sound. Its high-capacity 6000mAh battery gives 20 hours of playtime and can charge your smartphones and tablets via USB. Noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone ensures crystal clear calls. Wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers to amplify your listening experience.
At a Glance:
What's in the box:
1 x JBL Charge 3
1 x 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Safety Sheet
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Warranty Card
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming
- Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing powerful stereo sound.
- 6000mAH power bank
- Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges smartphones and tablets via USB.
- Take crystal clear calls from your speaker with the touch of a button thanks to the noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.
- IPX7 Waterproof
- 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.
- Lifestyle Materials
- The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures.
- JBL Bass Radiator
- Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass. Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speakers are.
- Voice Assistant Integration
- Access Siri or Google Now from your JBL speaker with a simple button press.
Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.
The built-in microphone allows you to answer calls without skipping a beat.
Passive radiators field enough bass for you to actually see them trembling from the outside.
Features a rechargeable battery for convenient portability and extended playback time.
Recharges your Media Device
This speaker charges your device so you can listen longer and be ready to go at a moment's notice.
Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
Manuals & Downloads:
JBL Charge 3 is the ultimate, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package. The Charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, thanks to the waterproof design, durable fabric and rugged housing. Its high-capacity 6,000mAh battery provides 20 hours of playtime and can charge your smartphones and tablets via its USB output. A built-in noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button. Wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers to amplify the listening experience.
- Battery type
- Lithium-ion Polymer (22.2Wh)
- Music playing time
- up to 20 hours (varies by volume level and content)
- Rated power
- 2 x 10W
- USB charge out
- 5V / 2A (maximum)
- A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
- Frequency Response
- Transducer size (mm)
- 2 x 50
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Bluetooth transmitted modulation
- GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Battery charge time
- 4.5 hrs
- Weight (g)
- Power supply
- 5V / 2.3A
- Dimensions (W × D × H)
- 213 x 87 x 88.5mm
JBL Charge 3 is rated
Rated 3 out of
Good Sound Quality, Annoying Noise
I love the Charge 3 because it ..
+ has a good (well balanced) sound quality
+ has a long runtime
+ supports convenient charging via micro-usb
+ supports stereo pairing (two speaker can be connect as a stereo system)
The only thing i really dislike about this speaker is the loud noise when ..
- its turned on/off (annoying guitar noise)
- its connected via bluetooth (ping-ping noise)
- a stereo pairing is established (ping-ping noise)
Because of this loud and IMHO unnecessary noises its nearly impossible to use this speaker in a quiet environment. Therefore i can give only 3 stars out of 5. But i would change my rating to 5 stars if this noises could be disabled.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of
This is my first bluetooth speaker. It was extremely easy to pair with my phone and laptop PC. The sound quality is amazing for this little speaker. I live in a 1600 sqft condo and it plenty loud to fill my entire unit. Loud enough to throw a party and entertain. The battery life is phenomenal. I have been playing it for about 3 hrs everyday for the last 7 days and the battery meter has only decreased by 1 bar out of 5! It's the energizer bunny. I like to use this speak while watching Netflix on my PC, and while listening to Pandora on my cellphone.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of
Proud owner of many JBL products ranging from car speakers to headphones and JBL really outdid themselves another time. Sounds so amazing, amazing features. The fact that it’s submersible in water and sounds great is quite the feat! Great battery life... you really couldn’t ask for more. This is a steal as opposed to other sellers matching a product of this quality in more of the $250 range. Do yourself a favor and don’t wait to pull the trigger. (PS, I’m not affiliated with JBL at all... just love their products)
Keep it up JBL!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of
60 Year old rocker
Purchased 27 Jan 2016 and while I love the sound, I've had to do a factory reset twice, (averaging so far about once a month). Having only owned a cell phone since right before that, I don't know if it's normal to have to periodically reset BT connections or not, didn't stop me from buying a second one though. I'm anxious to pair them and see how things go, (currently visiting relatives out of state and the second one is waiting for me at home). Hoping for a great summer around the pool!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of
I bought this about a month ago after my previous speaker had fallen apart. I had JBL headphones and they were great so i thought why not try their portable speakers. I have yet to find anything to complain about. The sound quality is great, high volume for when you really want to blast your music, bluetooth connection is fantastic(No problems connecting over multiple devices like laptop and different kinds of smart phones), and it seems to be made from good durable materials. All i would say is maybe make it able to communicate to another JBL charge 3 so that you can have surround sound. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of
Best Portable Speaker
I accidentally left mine in a covered hot tub overnight, found it the next morning and it was working perfectly. I take it with me on a small 13ft boat with a 40hp 2 stroke engine (loud), the speaker easily breaks through the noise and has great sound even at max volume, very durable and did I mention water PROOF!
Also, the texture is misleading, I take this to the beach and NO sand gets into the mesh looking outside - always looks brand new.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of
I finally decided to invest in a quality portable speaker. The Charge 3 is great everywhere. At home I connect it to my TV when I want to watch movies and get that extra bass and movie feel. The battery life is amazing, before making the purchase my friend let me borrow his for a few mins and what sold me was the bass and sound quality. I've only had it for a week and I'm happy I purchased it, I hope the feeling is the same in December.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of
AWESOME SPEAKER!!! JBL Charge 3
I bought this speaker within 24 hours of seeing one on line. I have a JBL Flip 3 and did not know there were better JBL speakers out there. The Charge 3 has shattered my expectations of how bluetooth speakers work & sound! The sound is like a dream in a concert hall. I rarely ever have to turn the volume all the way up. If I do turn volume to max there is no distortion what so ever. Close my eyes and I'm literally there at a live performance! I was able to use the connect feature with my Flip 3 and now I'm in heaven! Its truly amazing how these speakers handle the bass. Not to much or less, always just right! I would recommend any JBL bluetooth speaker to anyone. YES, they are that good!
I have found the future in bluetooth speaker technology! I would NOT buy another brand again. Only JBL for me!!!
Date published: 2017-01-08
How many JBL Charge Speakers are allowed to connect together?
You can only pair 2 CHARGE 3 together. Reason being, CHARGE 3 uses JBL ONNECT technology that can only pair 2 JBL CONNECT enabled devices.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Can I use an iPod with it? My Sony won't play ipod.
Yes, as long as the source has an AUX port or Bluetooth capability, it would work.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Is it possible for the Charge 3 to be updated to Connect+ to connect to the Flip 4? If so, are there plans to do so?
We are currently testing this, and can not yet say if Connect+ will work on the Charge 3. The hardware used in these products is different from that in the newer products, which come with Connect+ standard. If the results ( connectivity issues, product issues, quality issues ) are not in line with the high standard that we set for our products, we may not be releasing such an update to the Charge 3. If an update however will be possible, this update will be released through our JBL Connect mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices, and you will get a notification from within the app, telling you an update is available.
Date published: 2017-08-09
I noticed that there is a power saving feature which the Charge 3 powers off itself. How long does it take before it does this? Is there a way to configure it? And did it shut it self down because the bluetooth disconnected or because the song stopped?
The CHARGE 3's power-saving feature turns the speaker off automatically if there is no input detected for 10 minutes. If you want to leave it on overnight with continuous music playing, make sure to leave the volume on your source at least 70% and just adjust the volume on your speaker. There is no way to configure this setting.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Does this has auxiliary connection for 3.5mm devices, or is it only for Bluetooth?
The CHARGE 3 has both AUX port for 3.5mm connection and is also Bluetooth-enabled.
Date published: 2017-06-17
New iPhone won't sync to speaker
Make sure that the CHARGE 3 is in pairing mode and the Bluetooth on your iPhone 7 turned ON.
1. Press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker until it makes its pairing sound.
2. Turn ON the Bluetooth of your device.
3. Your device should be able to see the speaker on its Bluetooth pairing list and connect to it.
4. Once connected, try to play music to make sure that the unit is properly connected.
If this doesn't help, please reset the speaker by pressing and holding the “Volume +” and the “Play/Pause” button at the same time while the CHARGE 3 is on. The device should switch off automatically, indicating the reset was successful. If the issue persists, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Why my jbl charge 3, power doesn't turn itself off after 30 minute
The CHARGE 3 has a power saving feature. It is auto sensing and will turn off if no audio signal is detected for approximately 10 minutes. It is possible that it is still detecting an audio signal from your source. I noticed that you are in Australia, please submit a case to email@example.com and the Customer Service team will be glad to assist you.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Is there a way to disable the sounds that the Charge 3 makes when it is powered on or powered off? They are much louder than they need to be and fairly obnoxious as well.
Unfortunately, there is no way to turn the system tone off on the CHARGE 3. All our portable speakers have the audible tone when switching from one state to another and cannot be switched off.
Date published: 2017-05-09
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