Great overall speaker
JBL Charge 3 Review
There is an overwhelming amount of Bluetooth speakers on the market and many have similar features as the JBL Charge 3. In this review I will be covering what I believe are the most important features of this speaker that will best help you make the decision whether the JBL Charge 3 is for you.
Bluetooth & Waterproof Features:
As you can see in the description of this device there are few neat features of the JBL Charge 3 I would like to touch base on. First off, the
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waterproof feature. I have personally tested whether this speaker is waterproof both accidently and purposefully and have luckily found that it is! On top of being waterproof the speaker seems to resist mud and dirt very well. This makes this speaker a strong candidate for your outdoorsman that likes to listen to music on the go! Next, the Bluetooth features. The JBL Charge 3 is not one of those Bluetooth speakers that you spend more time trying to connect to than you do listening to music. This speaker can have up to three devices connected to it at once, this means turn on the speaker and turn on your connecting device’s Bluetooth and they should link up automatically (depending on your devices Bluetooth settings). Now, the rest of this speakers Bluetooth features are not quite as impressive. The pairing feature of two or more JBL Charge 3’s is a cool idea that can work but not the way you think it would. From personal experience the two speakers must be quite close to each other to connect or the sound will cut in and out. This kind of defeats the purpose of connecting the two speakers to create some sort of a “surround sound” with the speakers.
Battery Life & Sound:
The description says that you’ll get a twenty-hour battery life out of the speaker and that seems to be true. I have owned my JBL speaker for almost a year now and it hasn’t shown any noticeable decrease in the life of the battery. This can also come in handy to charge a device such as a phone on the go. The final and most important thing I will touch on is the sound. This speaker has a strong base and great volume for it’s size. The quality of high frequencies is slightly muffled but is made up for in overall volume.
The JBL Charge 3 is definitely a great option when considering buying a Bluetooth speaker. The extra features make it great for anyone looking to listen to music on the go, and the sound competes with any other portable Bluetooth speaker out there.
This review was originally posted to jbl.com.