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JBL Charge 3

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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:
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • 6000mAH power bank
  • Speakerphone
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • JBL Connect
  • Lifestyle Materials
  • JBL Bass Radiator
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
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.
Product Features:
  • 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.
  • Speakerphone
    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.
Bluetooth Connectivity

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

Built-in Microphone

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

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

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.

JBL Connect

Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

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General Specifications:
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)
Support
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
Frequency Response
65Hz-20kHz
Transducer size (mm)
2 x 50
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>80dB
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Battery charge time
4.5 hrs
Weight (g)
800
Power supply
5V / 2.3A
Dimensions:
Dimensions (W × D × H)
213 x 87 x 88.5mm
JBL Charge 3 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 796.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speaker, true sound This is an awesome speaker for the price, totally worth it. Some speakers have poor equalizers, where the bass or treble is too heavy or too light, but all music played on this bad boy sounds awesome and not distorted. It's super resilient after doing some testing on the waterproofness, and the added feature of charging your devices on it is awesome. Battery life is also really good! One complaint would be that it seems like it takes quite a while to charge back up once it dies completely. I feel like it stays on one bar forever while waiting for it to charge, even when not in use. Other than that, my new favorite portable speaker.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 5 by from Quality Speaker! 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 5 by from Seriously, this speaker is top tier One of the best experiences I have had with a product. This speaker has lasted for 6 months now, works the same as right out of the box. Sound quality- Amazing bass for a speaker of this size, all around good sound Durability- Has been immersed in water, withstood extreme cold, fallen on concrete. There is no visible damage, works good as new Design- Looks good, small, the speaker drivers on the ends look absolutely amazing Bluetooth- Connects quickly and easily, the range is good Would highly recommend this speaker to friends and family, I'm writing this review because I want to support JBL in their future efforts. If this speaker is any indication of what is to come then I am very excited.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift-great sound My daughter chose the JBL Charge 3 as her birthday gift (she's 23)--and from what she says it has big sound, plus it really is waterproof. A really ingenious item! I bought it directly from the JBL website to avoid possible foreign-made knock-offs on other discount websites. However, I did not buy the genuine JBL carrying case because after reading the reviews I realized it did not have space for the cords. So instead I bought a carrying case (from a different website) that did have enough space for the cords. JBL could probably boost sales by making their carrying case in a roomier size. Fantastic portable speaker, though!
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Amazing! 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 5 by from Well... 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 5 by from Solid Buy 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
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Is there any way to stop my Charge 3 from turning off when it's not in use? I bought it hoping to connect it to my phone via bluetooth and use the speaker as my alarm but it shuts itself off when it's not being used.

Asked by: keepsmiling1069
Hi! Unfortunately, all of our speakers uses power saving mode which helps it conserve battery whenever the speaker is not in use and there is no way to turn it off.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-08-11

What happens if I raise the volume of the box and then the phone volume as much as possible? This speaker distorts, and if so when?

Asked by: Marcello Maspoli
Hi! If you crank up the volume on the speaker and the source, in the long run the speaker will definitely distort. This is because speakers have their frequency range and if it is constantly getting out of the range, the speaker drivers will blow. It may not happen within a few days or weeks, but it eventually will.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-08-11

Hello JBL my charge3 is dissconnecting the bluethooth whem it gets under water ? what could be the problem and should the speaker play sound under water ?

Asked by: Dool
The JBL Charge 3 does get disconnected when it reaches a certain depth and completely submerged. The speaker is rated as IPX 7 water-proof: this grade means that the device can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes without permanent damage. Bluetooth signals also have difficulty in travelling through water, hence why they get disconnected.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-08-08

I have a question because on Android there are two different volumes, how should you adjust that of the speaker to avoid the distortion of the sound? Without adjustment the volume is very low

Asked by: Marcello Maspoli
Our portable speakers like the JBL Charge 3 have its own volume control. What you need to do is to maximize the volume on your Android, then all you need to adjust is the volume on your Charge 3 for best results.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-08-08

Is there a waterproof speaker with radio? Or an antenna? I like the charge 3 but would it give me good reception though my phone?

Asked by: ET33
Hi! Unfortunately, the Charge 3 does not have an antenna to help out with the reception for radio. It can only acts as a loudspeaker.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-08-08

Why does my speaker have a static sound after using it for about 11 months?

Asked by: RBS18
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-08-04

Does this speaker also have the option of using an aux cord rather than bluetooth?

Asked by: Lazer
Yes, you can use an auxiliary cable instead of using bluetooth to play music..
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-08-01

Charge 3, Speaker FW: 7.3.0, App: 3.8.176, Android 8. I want to turn off "Audio feedback sounds". but when touching the virtual switch, application only flashes and restarts. Please fix, I badly want to get rid of your sound effects.

Asked by: AliceV
Hello. We apologize for the inconvenience. I can see that you've already submitted a case with us and is already being handled by one of our Customer Service Representatives. Please reply to their communication if you need anything additional. Thank you.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-07-26
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