JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black

  • Model #: JBLCHARGE3BLKAM
  • Web Code: 10424278
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Overview

The portable and powerful JBL Charge 3 is a versatile Bluetooth speaker that delivers high-quality stereo sound and offers a range of convenient features. It includes a USB power bank to charge your other devices, offers speakerphone function, and has an IPX7-rated waterproof design. The rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime.

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Wireless music, wherever, whenever

  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology wirelessly connects your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device, so you can enjoy the fresh sounds of a new album or familiar rhythm of a carefully crafted playlist.
  • Connect to up to 3 smartphones, tablets, or laptops, so you and your friends can take turns playing DJ. Share your latest music discoveries and all-time favourites with friends new and old.
  • The rugged, IPX7-rated waterproof design, featuring durable fabric and rubber housing, makes the Charge 3 the perfect companion for pool parties, camping trips, and dances in the rain.

Speakerphone function and power to spare

  • The noise- and echo-cancelling speakerphone offers crisp, clear conversation, while allowing you to answer calls without skipping a beat
  • The built-in USB port lets you charge up your portable devices to keep you connected when at the beach or on the trail.
  • A rechargeable 6000mAh lithium-ion battery can power the speaker for up to 20 hours. That's plenty of music to keep the party going all day (and night) long.

Big sound; bring on the chorus

  • Dual drivers and twin passive bass radiators create deep, accurate bass and rich, punchy sound. Your playlists will sound so captivating, you won't be able to stop busting moves.
  • Combine multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers to amplify a single source and create an even bigger listening space -- because word of a good party spreads.

What's in the Box?

  • 5 V 2.3 A USB Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Safety Sheet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Connectivity & Media
  • Type
    Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Colour
    Black
  • Primary Wireless Connection
    Bluetooth
  • Network Capable
    No
  • NFC Ready
    No
  • Satellite Radio
    No
  • DLNA Certified
    No
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
    Yes
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • 3.5 mm Auxiliary Input
    None
  • USB Input
    1
  • Speaker Features
  • Total System Power (Peak)
    2 x 10 W
  • Total System Power (RMS)
    2 x 10 W
  • Frequency Response
    65 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity
    80 dB
  • Shielded Speakers
    No
  • Speakerphone
    Yes
  • Display
  • Clock
    No
  • Alarm Clock
    No
  • Power
  • Power Source
    Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Approximate Battery Life
    Up to 20 Hours
  • Device Charging
    Yes
  • Physical Features
  • Ingress Protection Rating (IP Rating)
    IPX7
  • Shockproof
    0 m
  • Splashproof
    Yes
  • Waterproof
    1 m
  • Width
    24.99 cm
  • Height
    17.5 cm
  • Depth
    11 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    9.84 in
  • Height (Inches)
    6.89 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    4.33 in
  • Weight
    1.49 kg
  • Remote Control
    No
  • Other Features
    JBL Connect
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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    15
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    8
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  • from edmonton, alberta
1.0

Bass issue after 3 months

I bought this speaker instead of another for the bass @ Best buy, Edmonton. I was told that I have 1 year factory warranty. I sent an email to explain the issue and so far my problem is not fixed. I have been going from one customer support to another (sending receipt, photos, serial number....everything they have been asking me).


  • from Halifax, NS
5.0

Great Sound

This speaker has amazing sound and awesome bass. Happy with my purchase and recommend it to others looking for big sound. Very well made and appears to be quite durable. Incredible battery life and doubles as a power source to charge your devices to boot!


  • from Markham, ON
5.0

Great Speaker for the price

My expectations were met. The sound is great from a speaker this size. It has a great bass system, good mid-range, and good trebble. I really like the fact that I don't have to worry about getting it wet. I can put it on the patio and let it run all day. Great battery life and you can use it to charge. Double bonus!


  • from ON
3.0

Good Speaker

Haven't had it very long but the sound is OK considering how small it is. Talked through it to my cell phone via Bluetooth and it was also OK. If it's on sale, I would recommend it so far.


  • from Belleville
2.0

Only good for 8month

Sounds great at first but then it sounds like static after about 8 months. This is my second one. Make sure to keep your receipt.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great Portable Speaker!

I was very impressed by the quality of this speaker. Perfect size and easy to use. Would definitely recommend it.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Great Speaker

Highly recommend this speaker. Amazing sound for such a small speaker, with the key being that it offers much better bass than any of the other competitors. Depending on the type of music you like, if bass is important to you it's a no brainer. Having the ability to charge your phone at the same time, plus being waterproof are added bonuses.


  • from Sudbury
5.0

Great bluetooth speaker .

Its better than other bluetooth speaker .


  • from toronto
5.0

above 5 stars

It's way better than bose and beats. Also, it is waterproof. If you are saving money and wants to have a good speaker you should go for this one. Cheers!


  • from Tecumseh, ON
5.0

Very Happy

Sounds awesome. It's loud enough to shake my floor at full blast. Great bass and treble. Being waterproof is also a major plus because I will be using it on my boat this summer. Sounds good outdoors too. Would buy again.


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
2.0

Charge 3 Pairing problem

Charge 3 sounds really good, I have the JBL Xtreme too and I have problem pairing the Charge 3 with Xtreme, the volume on Charge 3 is much higher than Xtreme when they are paired, you only hear Charge 3.


  • from Montreal, ON
1.0

Some flaws and useless stuff

Pretty FLAT, REGULAR sound coming out of this device if you're using YouTube or Spotify. Bass is regular to very good, depending on the streaming source. HOWEVER, I only enjoy good quality sound: I have to use JetAudio equalizer and its tricks to enhance sound on this device Blue/white light on the power button will stay ON forever even after the device not being used for a long period of time: I don't understand why battery needs to discharge because of the light while NOT in use. It is weird! I expected it to turn off by itself, by default, at one point. If "OFF" (you turned it off yourself, not standby or any), the device will not turn ON automatically if you choose to play music via Bluetooth, which is weird. You need to turn it on first, than go in Bluetooth settings and choose it from there again. I expected it to turn on AUTOMATICALLY once selected to play music from the phone/tablet, whether on or off or stand-by or whatever. Annoying useless sound upon turning the device on. Annoying useless sound upon connecting via Bluetooth. Also, their app is an ABSOLUTE CRAP! It is useless in any way possible. I thought it might have a decent equalizer or something of the kind, like Sony speaker h.ear go. Worst app I have ever installed. For the price this device costs, a decent app should have been developed. I am returning the item back and uninstalling the crappy app.


  • from Burnaby, BC
4.0

Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker for 2016

This alongside JBL's Flip 3 are arguably the best portable Bluetooth speakers in 2016. As a portable speaker, this unit basically checks all the checkmarks and then some. The sound from this unit is clean and well balanced. It delivers a good strong bass which is expected for a speaker this size; if anything it could be just slightly deeper given what the Flip 3 is able to produce. On the deeper richer bass side of things, the Bose Soundlink II and Jam Heavy Metal beats it, but the JBL can play undistorted at much higher volume. The mids and highs are quite well rounded with an ever so slight attenuation in the mids to keep the speaker from getting harsh at high volume. At very high volume, the speaker will begin attenuating the bass to keep the sound from becoming distorted. Multiple JBL Bluetooth speakers can be linked to provide increase coverage of audio in larger venues. If you want true stereo separation, you can use 2 identical models to pair and assign one the left channel and the other the right. You can also use the speaker as a speakerphone; great for those spontaneous conference calls. The Charge 3 packs the largest battery for a speaker in it's class which is supposed to drive the unit up to 20 hours at about 40-50% volume. As the name suggests, this speaker can be used as a portable battery to charge your mobile phone or smartwatch in those emergency cases where you just didn't have time or forgot to charge your phone before heading out for the day. Continuing on its feature set, the Charge 3 is also waterproof to 3 feet for 30 minutes meaning that it's great for entertaining poolside or at the beach without having to worry about damage from dirt or a water splash. If you're looking for a great and versatile yet portable party speaker, you certainly will not be disappointed with the JBL Charge 3. It's not the most accurate speaker around but for something this size and for its general purpose, you shouldn't expect it to. For this, I give it 4 stars but really it should be more like 4.7 stars because it really is a great product.


  • from Toronto
5.0

Amazing JBL

This is an awesome speaker has great sound and good bass too. It's a speaker I'll recommend to people it's honestly at the top of the list for portable speakers


  • from Kitchener, ON
5.0

JBL Charge3

Got this for Christmas. Amazing sound for such a small speaker. Surprising clarity and rich bass for its size. Will enjoy this on the deck this summer. Highly recommended.


  • from Calgary
5.0

Mr

Best waterproof speaker with decent sound for 2016.


  • from Woodbridge, ON
5.0

Best speaker you can buy for $200

Dont waste your money on beats or even Bose


  • from London, ON
5.0

Great speaker

Really enjoying it so far - good sound quality and seems to hold its charge for a very long time


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Best bluetooth Speaker. Period!

I purchased this speaker almost a month ago and so far its been used at home, backyard, patio, camping, cottage and house party... nobody believes the sound and punch that comes out of this little thing!. For the price you cannot go wrong with all it's features... Sure the Onyx is on sale now but does it last 15 hrs!! I've had it on for at least 10 hrs consecutively and still had 2 dots of battery left not to mention you can charge your device at the same time cause we know bluetooth does like to drain our devices batteries. Buy one, i praise you won't be disappointed. Last thing, its waterproof.


  • from London, ON
5.0

awesome speaker

I watched many youtube videos to compare it against other speakers and decided on this one. So glad I did. Sound fills a room and really nice quality sound at that. I also tested it by throwing it in the lake and it works no problem and floats.This will be perfect for our camping or beach trips. Highly Recommend.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Great sound for the buck

I have owned one for about a year now and the sound is the best you will get for the size and buck. Battery level last 6-8 hours when you lower the volume on the speaker and increase the volume from your source. For best acoustics, place it at floor level diagonal in a corner. This will give you maximum bass and sound. Adjust speaker placement in the corner until you have the sound you want. Love it Bernie Ontario, Canada


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