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JBL Charge

We have collected and analyzed 28 expert reviews and 3173 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Jul 6, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 1147433 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL Charge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of JBL Charge from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

size, usability, price, design, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Charge Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - BlackJBL Charge Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL Charge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2196 user reviews of JBL Charge from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Charge Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Grey)JBL Charge Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Grey)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for JBL Charge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JBL Charge from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size is also appreciated.

size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Charge Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, BlueJBL Charge Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Blue

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (wired.com)

Review: JBL Charge

 

JBL's latest portable Bluetooth speaker is small, but has a huge battery that lasts 12 hours and can charge your phone. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer...

Comes in black, green or blue. Battery lasts 12 hours. Charges your phone. More affordable than similar-size Bluetooth speakers. Small, easy to carry

Sound quality can’t match that of the competition

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Charge

 

The JBL Charge is a decent portable Bluetooth speaker priced like a very good one.

Solid audio performance at moderate volumes, with rich lows and clear mids and highs. Easily portable.

Distorts at high volumes on tracks with deep bass. Slightly overpriced.

Basically, the Charge sounds like a $100 speaker—and if that were the actual price, it would have a higher rating. Bass lovers will need to spend a little more money for wireless speakers that can convey lows with any real sense of power—the Bose...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

JBL's Charge delivers a jolt of sound -- and power

 

The Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better sounding portable Bluetooth speaker but don't want to make the jump to the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II.

The ; is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its size and is designed to be used horizontally or vertically. It also has a built-in USB port that allows you to use the speaker's built-in 6,000mAh lithium ion battery to charge...

No speaker-phone capabilities; can't handle heavy bass at higher volumes without distorting.

The JBL Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better-sounding portable wireless speaker but don't want to make the jump -- both in terms of size and price -- to something like the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink.

May, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

JBL Charge blue

 

First and foremost, this is a wireless speaker, but it's called the Charge for a reason: it has a USB port that allows you to use the speaker's built-in 6,000mAh lithium ion battery to charge other portable devices, such as a smartphone or tablet.

The JBL Charge is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its size and is designed to be used horizontally or vertically. It also has a built-in USB port that allows you to use the speaker's built-in 6,000mAh lithium ion battery...

No speaker-phone capabilities; can't handle heavy bass at higher volumes without distorting.

The JBL Charge is a nice compromise for those who want a better-sounding portable wireless speaker but don't want to make the jump -- both in terms of size and price -- to something like the Jawbone Big Jambox or Bose SoundLink.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

JBL Charge Review

 

At a price of Php7,995 , you can get the JBL Charge both as an amazing set of speakers and as a charger for your portable devices. It's something light enough for you to bring along with, and it's extremely loud with the quality being impressive. While...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Charge Review: Solid Sound with Power to Spare

 

Good midrange and bass tones ; Can charge mobile devices ; Multiple color options

No speakerphone ; No weatherproofing

The JBL Charge delivers good sound performance for a $150 portable Bluetooth speaker, and it can double as a backup battery.

May, 2014

Expert review by : gadgetmac.com (gadgetmac.com)

JBL Charge Portable Wireless Speaker Review

 
Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Android Police (androidpolice.com)

JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker Review: A Great Speaker Gets Better (In Some Ways), But Is It Worth The 50% Markup?

 
Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

 

Sweet Design, 6000 mAh battery for playing and charging, Fantastic audio quality, Great Bluetooth range, Loud, 12 Hour Battery, Easy to use, Micro-USB charging, Neoprene carrying case included, No built-in track controls, No microphone/speakerphone

Sweet Design, 6000 mAh battery for playing and charging, Fantastic audio quality, Great Bluetooth range, Loud, 12 Hour Battery, Easy to use, Micro-USB charging, Neoprene carrying case included, No built-in track controls, No microphone/speakerphone

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : gadgetreview.com (gadgetreview.com)

JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker

 

Sonically great, charge your 5V devices on the go, somewhat rugged build

No mic for speakerphone, 6,000mAh battery falls short for recharging

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:150 - 20000 / 60 - 20000
Impedance:80
RMS rated power:10 / 30
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Design

Built-in display: No
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Grey
Housing material:Fabric, Rubber
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
LED Indicators: Yes
Product color:Black / Blue / Grey / Red
Product type:Stereo
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:6000
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / USB
USB charging: Yes

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-In
Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:1.5
Driver size:1.5
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):1.5

Other Features

Rechargeable battery: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick installation guide:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
Travel pouch: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.89
Package height:2.91
Package width:2.91

Performance

On/Off switch: Yes
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone / Mobile phone/Smartphone / Universal
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 / 2.402 - 2.48
Interface:Bluetooth / USB
Wi-Fi:N
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

AC adapter frequency:9
Battery Capacity:6000 / 7800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):27
Battery current:2.3
Battery life (max):12 / 20
Battery recharge time:3.5 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In / Built-in battery
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / USB
USB charging:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.91 / 3.74 / 6.89
Height:2.91 / 3.66 / 6.89
Package depth:6.89
Package height:2.91
Package width:2.91
Weight:34
Width:2.91 / 8.66