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JBL Charge 5

JBL Charge 5
alaScore 99

37 reviews

Oct, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of JBL Charge 5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the price.

sound, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Charge 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Charge 5 Review

 

JBL's latest update to its successful lineup of portable, outdoor-friendly Bluetooth speakers, the $179.95 Charge 5, gets just enough improvements to keep it at the head of the pack. For starters, the waterproof speaker's build is now also dust-tight,...

Powerful, bass-forward, bright sound signature Gets loud for its relatively compact size Fully waterproof design USB-A port for charging mobile devices

App lacks EQ No speakerphone

JBL's portable Charge 5 speaker delivers surprisingly powerful Bluetooth audio from a compact, waterproof frame, making it the ideal travel companion for going just about anywhere.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Charge 5 review

 

The JBL Charge 5 is the latest evolution in the long-lived Bluetooth speaker line. With each generation, JBL has tended to add a little bit more to the Charge's capabilities. With the Charge 5, it makes a few small changes — especially to the design —...

Full vocals Rich bass Good battery life

Limited app Few extras

With a new look, a little more ruggedness and improved sound, the JBL Charge 5 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers — just not one of the cheapest.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Yasmine Crossland (t3.com)

JBL Charge 5 review: small speaker, serious sound

 

The JBL Charge 5 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that doesn't skimp on sound quality

Loud, powerful sound ; 20-hour battery life ; Can be used to charge your phone

No EQ settings in the app ; You can’t use PartyBoost with Connect+ speakers ; No 3.5mm audio port

For those who want a loud, durable speaker to use on days out at the park or beach, the JBL Charge 5 is an excellent choice. The audio is powerful and accurate, and it has improved dust resistance as well as a waterproof design. What’s not to love!

May, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

JBL Charge 5 review

 

Updated specs and subtle tweaks for JBL's fifth-generation Charge

Clearer and more detailed sound ; Wider soundstage ; Updated dustproofing

Nothing at this level

JBL’s Charge 5 hails from a victorious and dominant product line, and the winning trend does not stop here

May, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

JBL Charge 5 review: Rough, rugged and raw

 

The fifth-generation Bluetooth speaker from JBL adds dust-resistance to its waterproofing, making for a rugged and bass-heavy portable.

Poignant and bassy sound for this size of unit ; Fully waterproof and dust-sealed ; Decent battery life

Can't deliver below 65Hz ; Design quite boisterous ; No 3.5mm input this time ; Slow recharging

This portable Bluetooth speaker delivers astounding audio considering its relatively diminutive scale. Our main criticism is its somewhat boisterous looks and the long four-hours recharge time. Otherwise this blasts out the bass, all while being rugged...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

JBL Charge 5 review

 

If you're happy with a simple formula, the JBL Charge 5 is an excellent Bluetooth speaker and power bank in one - now IP67 and USB-C

Great sound ; Durable design ; Acts as power bank ; Long battery life

Basic app

If you don't need fancy smart features then the JBL Charge 5 is a great sounding and long-lasting Bluetooth speaker that can also charge your phone.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Andy White (expertreviews.co.uk)

JBL Charge 5 review: Big sound for summer listening

 

The JBL Charge 5 is a great choice if you're after a rugged Bluetooth speaker capable of outputting serious sound both in and outdoors

Impactful sound ; Solid battery life ; Now dustproof as well as waterproof

No AUX-in or microphone ; Lacks EQ options

Apr, 2021

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Amazing, exactly what I wanted

 

Only bought a few weeks ago to use in a school hall for a dance class. Needed something to fill the room and this worked perfectly. Sound quality is great even when loud. Feels great quality too. Very pleased!

Jul, 2021

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

A Really Useful Little Speaker

 

A few months ago I bought the Charge 4 version of this speaker and found it was so useful that my wife commandeered it and I haven't seen it again so, of course, I had to buy another. They are really useful especially when connected to a laptop or...

Jul, 2021

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Packs a punch

 

I am very impressed with this portable speaker, fantastic build quality, handles base well, crystal clear sound.

Jul, 2021

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