JBL Charge 2+

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The splashproof JBL Charge 2+ with 6000mAh battery offers 12 hours of playtime with USB charge out, built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone as well as Social Mode that allows 3 devices to take turns playing music.
At a Glance:
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • 6000mAH Rechargeable Battery
  • Speakerphone
  • Splashproof
  • Social Mode
  • JBL Bass Radiator
What's in the box:
  • 1 x JBL CHARGE 2+
  • 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
The renewed JBL Charge 2+ is an ultra-powerful, ultra-big-battery portable Bluetooth speaker with high-quality stereo sound. Revamped with fresh styles and a splashproof design, the Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplifies the excitement with JBL Bass Radiators. The speaker is powered by a 6000mAh battery that provides an incredible 12 hours of playtime and can charge all your devices, like your smartphone or tablet, via USB. Charge 2+ also comes with a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone so you make crystal clear calls with the press of a button. Trade off as DJs with your friends to share everyone’s favorite tunes with Social Mode by connecting up to 3 music sources to the speaker and taking turns playing music.
Product Features:
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
    Wirelessly stream high-quality stereo sound from your smartphone or tablet.
  • 6000mAH Rechargeable Battery
    Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of playtime and charges devices via the USB port.
  • Speakerphone
    Take calls from your speaker with a touch of a button - crystal clear thanks to the noise and echo cancelling speakerphone.
  • Splashproof
    Splashproof means no more worrying about rain or spills, you can even clean it with running tap water. Just don't submerge it.
  • Social Mode
    Music has never been this social, connect up to 3 music sources to the same Charge 2+ and have a listen to everyone's favorite tunes.
  • JBL Bass Radiator
    Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass. Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speakers are.
Recharges your Media Device

This speaker charges your device so you can listen longer and be ready to go at a moment's notice.

A Splashproof Design

No more worrying about rain or spills, you can even clean it with running tap water. Just don't submerge it.

Social Mode

Lets up to three people take turns playing their respective mobile phone, tablet, and laptop play-lists on the same portable speaker.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.

Passive Radiators
Passive radiators field enough bass for you to actually see them trembling from the outside.

Built-in Microphone

The built-in microphone allows you to answer calls without skipping a beat.

Manuals & Downloads:
Device Compatibility:
General Specifications:
Power Output
Bluetooth Support
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
Power Supply
5VDC USB output
Battery Type
Lithium-ion Polymer (3.7V, 6000mAh)
Battery Charge Time
4 hrs @ 1.8A
Music Playing Time
up to 12 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
Bluetooth Transmitter Power
0-4 dBm
Bluetooth Transmitter Frequency Range
2.402 – 2.480 GHz
Bluetooth Transmitter Modulation
Audio Specifications:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>80 dB
Frequency Response
75Hz – 20kHz
Speaker Specifications:
2 x 45mm
Width (mm)
Weight (kg)
600 g
Depth (mm)
Height (mm)
JBL Charge 2+ is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 328.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy I bought this! I recently purchased the JBL Charge 2 (in purple, my favorite color!), and I could not be happier with it! I received it very quickly, and this little wonder of a speaker is absolutely amazing! The sound quality is unrivaled, and it is so easy to use (even though I am somewhat technologically impaired, myself)! It holds its charge for quite a long time, and I like that you can plug your devices into it to charge them, also. All in all, it is very simple to transport and use, and has unbelievable sound quality. I could not be happier with this purchase! JBL gets 11 out of 10 stars. Thank you! : )
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better sounding with more features! But.... I preordered this when I got the email & was happy I received it quickly. After charging it I gave it a whirl. The sound is improved from the first version. The bass, is very impressive! The few downsides is that it doesn't come with a carrying case. The speakerphone is a welcome addition, but it isn't very loud! Even trying to adjust the volume it doesn't get loud. Go figure. The final thing, it doesn't sound any louder than the 1st version even though it says it's 7.5 watts a channel. Anyways it is a good speaker & you probably can't find one with the bass this thing puts out.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That Bass O.O I saw this in a store pounding music and to be hones I was trying to find separate bass speaker from under the display table. The tremble is just as it should be. The bass is little 2 high but I would not take even a half star off cuz of that. I have tested the thing and it plays 9h at max volume I use it to play music and charge my phone everyday. Battery of the phone runs out in 4h of playing Minecraft and this speaker keeps the phone on so I can get home and charge them both.. Weird thing is... This speaker never charges my phone over 76%. Allso.. If you buy this.. Your phone charger can't charge this. I tryed and after 12h it was still under half. Charge with proper charger or a USB port form computer. The USB cable what came with this broke in 5 days.. But Idc I have the USB cables in stock.
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from audiophile must have While shopping for Christmas presents for others I played with the different Bluetooth speakers available in a large electronics store. I was so impressed with the full sound (75Hz-20kHz) that this thing pumped out that I couldn't resist grabbing one. After some use, trying different kinds of music, I've found I'm more impressed than when I initially found it. After a little tweaking of my equalizer I've been able to produce very clean, full sound out of this little beast. The passive radiator concept is brilliant. I've read some reviews claiming this has too much bass. You can always take bass away using an eq, but you can't make a speaker that's not capable reproducing bass ad bass. I can't believe the quality of the sound this little monster puts out. I'm in love.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No regrets I received my speaker about 2 days ago. I love it. I made sure I did all of the proper research before I bought it because honestly 150 is a lot for something like this. But I now see that it's worth every penny. The sound quality is amazing! The bass is great. I don't even have to have the volume up halfway to get a room filling sound. The only downside is that it did not come with a case. I would think that something like that would be included. Guess not. Now I have to spend more time and money trying to find something I can keep it in safely. Until then i'm going to be paranoid about something happening to it.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome wireless speaker! I bought a JBL Flip last December and it's really nice. Then I bought the JBL J46BT headphones and liked them too. So, when it came time to add another Bluetooth to my collection for another location this model was the obvious choice. It doesn't seem to have the volume level of the Flip but the sound is so much richer with more bass. When using the hands free phone I was told that the caller on the other end could hear me much clearer with the Charge 2 vs. the Flip. (That not why I bought it so that really isn't important to me. The extra battery life and USB port is very appreciated. Keep up the good work!
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from small in size, big in sound! I purchased this speaker after hearing a friends charge 1 & was impressed by the sound. The charge 2 does put out a bit more bass than it predecessor. The overall quality to price ratio is great! The new social mode & speaker phone was a great addition. The only con, is that this version does not come with the neoprene pouch, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I think that was a big mistake on their part & they do not sell one seperate at this time either.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Eureka...I found it!" I had tried a could different brands before. I tried each for a few days only to realize the bass was either too extreme and the treble too weak in comparison, or the bass was kinda "flat" (changing the sound setting on my new Samsung Galaxy S6 did NOT help). So, I was discouraged enough to return both and wasn't ready to make another choice yet. Two weeks later, today, I walked into my favorite electronics store, went straight over to the portable sound system section, and did the demo of the JBL Charge 2+ and INSTANTLY loved the wonderful treble and bass. Clarity and deep perfect bass! I bought one and believe it's "keeper"!
Date published: 2015-06-29
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May i know how to solve charging can't fully at my JBL Charge 2+, for your information i has replace the battery too.

Asked by: Stanley
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-05

I need to order a new 1 x Micro USB Cable for my JBL Charge2+. How do I go about that?

Asked by: DavidWV
We do carry replacement power cord for the CHARGE 2+. Please call our service hotline at (800) 336-4525 and ask about purchasing information for part #41-USB1000-UMC2. Thank you.
Answered by: Drin at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-28

Does this have updated firmware? I read that a firmware update made this speaker sound much better, but I wouldn't know how to update it myself. Thanks!

Asked by: MegMH
At the moment, no future plans about releasing new firmware of the CHARGE 2+ are known. If you're having issue with the CHARGE 2+, please submit a request at www.jbl.com/contactus and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-11

I had hoped to connect this to my Amazon Echo. The problem is the Charge 2+ when in Bluetooth sync mode is passive. So is Echo - both expect someone to manually accept sync. Is there an app or another speaker model I need?

Asked by: TexasTripletMom
Our portable speakers including the CHARGE 2+ doesn't support a third party speakers over Bluetooth connection. So Amazon Echo will not work with the CHARGE 2+.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-29

is the refurbished item still covered under the one-year warranty?

Asked by: drtee
Yes, our re-certified items do come with a one year manufacturers warranty same with our brand new products.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-29

What does "recertified" mean in terms of warranty? (JBL Charge 2+)

Asked by: WLLL
Recertified products purchased from this website come with the product's original warranty protection. For example, the CHARGE 2+ comes with a 1 year warranty protecting you against manufacturing defects.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-25

Can it be paired with another similar speaker for stereo listening (so that one reproduces L and the other does R)?

Asked by: Curious George
The CHARGE 2 or 2+ does not have the Connect function. With that said, you can't connect two CHARGE2/2+ for stereo mode. However you can connect them via a hardwired connection using an AUX splitter cable but it would not produce stereo sound. Speakers that have the Connect feature are the following: FLIP 3, CHARGE 3, PULSE 2, BOOST TV and the XTREME.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-25

I just bought a charger 2 and plugged it in - no sound at all little light keeps blinking and when I hit it I get this blurb blurb blurb. cant adjust the sound level either help!!

Asked by: jwicks123
Try one of these options to possibly resolve the issue. - Disconnect cabling and unpair/disconnect any devices which may be paired/connected Bluetooth. Allow the battery to completely discharge. Apply the power source and allow the battery to charge completely. - Try a reset. In power ON mode, press and hold the "Volume +" and "Phone" buttons at the same time for 2-3 seconds. The CHARGE 2+ will power off, and is now reset. If none of these things work, please submit a case at www.harmanaudio.com/contactus and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-05
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