JBL Charge

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The JBL® Charge delivers unsurpassed portable audio performance from your mobile devices and tablets. It provides more than 12 hours of playback time from its built-in, high-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery, and it can even charge your other mobile devices on the go via its built-in USB port. With two 1-5/8-inch (41-millimeter) full-range drivers and a built-in bass port, it produces full-range JBL sound with exceptional bass. It also wirelessly streams audio from any Bluetooth®-equipped smartphone or tablet. The JBL Charge wireless speaker is a portable audio powerhouse for any environment.
At a Glance:
  • Built-in, high-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery provides more than 12 hours of playback time on a single charge and can even recharge your mobile devices
  • Wirelessly streams stereo music from any Bluetooth device
  • Durable, portable design lets you take full-range JBL® sound with exceptional bass anywhere you go
  • High-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Recharges your external devices
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Built-in bass port
  • Full-range JBL sound
  • Versatile, portable design
  • Built for durability
  • LED indicator
What's in the box:
  • 1 JBL Charge stereo speaker with Bluetooth technology
  • 1 USB adapter
  • 1 micro USB cable
  • 1 Neoprene™ carrying pouch
  • Quick-start guide
Introducing the JBL® Charge, the stereo speaker that provides more than 12 hours of playback time from a single charge of its built-in, high-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion (lithium-ion) rechargeable battery. It can even charge your other mobile devices on the go with its built-in USB port. The JBL Charge wirelessly streams audio from any Bluetooth®-equipped smartphone or tablet, and it lets you enjoy unsurpassed portable audio performance from your mobile devices and tablets. With two 1-5/8-inch (41-millimeter) drivers, a built-in bass port, digital signal processing and 2 x 5 watts of amplification, it delivers full-range JBL sound with exceptional bass. Ideal for active, outdoor lifestyles, the portable JBL Charge speaker fits into a backpack and plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can use it just about anywhere. The JBL Charge stereo speaker is a portable audio powerhouse for any environment.
Product Features:
  • High-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
    The JBL Charge stereo speaker has a massive, built-in, 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides more than 12 hours of playback time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the speaker’s built-in USB port, which saves you battery hassles and money.
  • Recharges your external devices
    The JBL Charge speaker’s high-capacity battery has so much juice that you can even use it to recharge your other portable devices from the speaker’s built-in USB port while you’re on the go. So you don’t need to carry an extra charger to keep your devices powered up.
  • Bluetooth technology
    The JBL Charge portable speaker streams audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-equipped device, making JBL sound available for a wide range of portable devices, including tablets.
  • Built-in bass port
    Some portable speakers produce less-than-impressive bass. Not the JBL Charge. It has a built-in bass port and generates bass that similar portable speakers simply can’t equal.
  • Full-range JBL sound
    With two 1-5/8-inch (41-millimeter) JBL drivers and a 2 x 5-watt amplifier, the JBL Charge generates room-filling audio – impressive performance for a compact speaker that goes anywhere with you.
  • Versatile, portable design
    The JBL Charge stereo speaker plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can use it in a variety of locations. And it fits easily into a backpack, so you can take it from one place to the next.
  • Built for durability
    With the JBL Charge speaker, strength isn’t limited to audio performance. From its rugged case and grille to the rubber end rings and a rubber cap for its USB port, the JBL Charge has the durability that your active lifestyle demands.
  • LED indicator
    The JBL Charge’s clearly visible LED lets you know when its built-in battery needs to be recharged as well as when the speaker is in the Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.
Aux Connection

Auxiliary-input (aux in) connector allows you to plug into practically any audio device.

Bluetooth Connectivity

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

Carry Case

JBL sound is always worth protecting. An included carry case keeps the device safe from bumps and bruises.

Rechargeable Battery
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.

Manuals & Downloads:
Device Compatibility:
General Specifications:
Battery charge time
3.5 hours
Listening time on battery power
>12 hours
Battery type
Li-ion rechargeable
Audio Specifications:
Frequency Response
150Hz – 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Amplifier Power
2 x 5W
Speaker Specifications:
2 x 1-1/2" (38mm)
Height (mm)
Height (in)
Depth (in)
Depth (mm)
Wireless System Specifications:
Bluetooth transmitter power
0~20dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth transmitter modulation
Listening time on battery power
>12 hours
JBL Charge is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 260.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Versatile Portable Wireless Speaker! I was sharing my passion for bicycling on Facebook and a friend suggested that I try the JBL Charge to use on my rides instead of the marginally unsafe practice of using earbuds to listen to music while riding.     The charge fits perfectly into a standard water bottle cage and the volume is more than adequate to listen to any music you desire.    Additionally this speaker can go with me on trips, to the office, on outdoor activities, or to any room in the house and deliver more than acceptable audio for any occasion.  As a former Bose only audiophile, I love this little addition to my audio equipment collection.   Thanks JBL, Harman Kardon!
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from caught off guard... My partner in a Golf Tournament had the blue version, asked if I mind a little music during our round, of course not! Well wasn't I surprised with the big sound coming from something the size of a large energy drink. Unlike the tinny sound satellite radio plays through most car speakers, this little gal packs a decent wallop. All volume levels sound crisp AND there's bass, wow! Saw the Bose & other portable speakers at BestBuy a few months back. Bose way, way overpriced (as usual) and others not suited for outdoor use, especially riding next to a liquid refreshment in a golf cart. I couldn't purchase my own fast enough...
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice For The Money After reading many online reviews (and hearing the Jawbone Jamboxes owned by friends) I decided on the JBL Charge. Shortly after buying it, however, I read such a positive review of the Logitech UE Mini Boom that I decided to give it a listen at a local Best Buy. One of their employees also recommended the JBL Charge. I decided to buy them both and compare them against the Charge. Results: the UE Mini Boom had surprisingly low volume and very flat sound. The Flip was louder, with better sound, but lacking enough bass for me. The Charge was just as loud as the Flip, had great sound, and the extra bass that I wanted. For the money, I don't think it can be beat. I'm keeping the Charge.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sounds good for the size, charging port a plus I'm replacing the HMDX Jam, and this JBL Charge definitely has better sound quality. I was looking for something with stereo speakers, which this has. You're not going to get booming bass out of this portable speaker, but the sound quality is definitely pleasing. The guys that work in my office were definitely impressed! I also bring it to work to charge my phone when it gets depleted I did buy this refurbished, and was not impressed with the finish of the product. The volume button appeared as though someone has gotten food residue in the crevice. Then, the speaker started doing weird stuff, and wouldn't connect. I had to order a replacement unit. Hopefully the replacement will work better.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it, loud & clear!! My wife gave me a Charge for Christmas over a year ago. In the summer I didn't go outside without it! Being a wheelchair user, I rolled it onto my lap before going out. The Charge will play extremely loud, while maintaining it's clarity. I have also had it roll off my lap onto our cement patio many times. It has as 1 or 2 dings but usually is saved by the hard rubber rings on each end, it is solidly made & the rich sound is unharmed!! The Charge's bassy sound is unmatched by any other portable speaker I've heard.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow - blown away.... Wow is all i can say. Months ago, I researched many speakers for outdoor use (not necessarily waterproof)... for beach use, pool side, etc.... and bought an EcoXGear EcoXBT Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker System.... HORRIBLE - Power plug broke off inside and many reviews posted after I bought mine reflecting this as well. So, I researched some more and came across the JBL Charge. Went into my local AT&T store and demo'd it with my music on my iPhone. And again.... WOW... is all I can say. Blew the pants off the mini Jambox and others.... Now, on the lake I will have what I needed all along.
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Multiple Micro USB Cable Failures Our family has three JBL Charge speakers. Every one of them has the same fatal flaw--the micro USB cables that allow the speaker to charge have all failed. As they begin to fail, they quit charging easily and you are left to manipulate the cord into an awkward position to keep charging. Later the cables just quit connecting altogether. The part literally came apart in my hand as I was plugging it in on one of my speakers. If this happened once, I wouldn't worry about it, but when it happens with ALL THREE speakers we own, there is a serious problem. I can't recommend this one.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible I've had my JBL Charge over 2 years and use it almost daily at work. I drive a big brown truck for a living and my Charge sees a lot of abuse. One summer day, I was driving down a main road doing 45 miles an hour and hit a large bump. My Charge bounced out of the truck onto the road and I watched it in my mirror bouncing and skipping down the road missing semi's and cars. I turned around to get it expecting to see it in pieces. When I got in Bluetooth range, it started playing again! With only a dent or two and a year later, it still works perfectly!!! I tell everyone this story!! Todays America sell so much worthless junk but your product renews my faith that some companies still have pride and heart in their name!
Date published: 2016-08-07
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What is Bluetooth version

Asked by: Shadi
The CHARGE's Bluetooth version is 2.1 + EDR.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-28

What is the warranty on the JBL Charged Recertified?

Asked by: aznsinboy
Recertified products purchased from this website come with the product's original warranty protection. For example, the CHARGE comes with a 1 year warranty protecting you against manufacturing defects.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-27

Can base and treble be adjusted jbl charge2 or are they preset

Asked by: Donka1
Bass and treble are preset on the speaker. However, you can use media players that have an EQ function to adjust the Bass and Treble of the speaker.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-08

Daughter traveling to India, so what will she need to make it work there, like can be plugged into euro style adapter?  How much does this unit weigh?

Asked by: kmpshopping
The CHARGE comes with a multi-voltage power supply. So she will be able to plug this in and charge it over in India without issue. The unit weighs 1.2kg (2.65lbs).
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-11-28

Did the battery is USED or BRAND NEW is the main concern.

Asked by: terenceyee18
Thank you for the inquiry. This products battery is new. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-11-28

Is there a warranty on this factory reconditioned speaker?

Asked by: miamiguy
Thank you for the inquiry. Yes. This product carries a 1 year manufacturers warranty. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-04-21

What does it mean to be recertified

Asked by: Guest123
Thank you for the inquiry. A refurbished, reconditioned or recertified product has been returned, repaired and/or tested as necessary, and restocked for sale at a lower-than-retail price. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-12-29
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