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:
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
- 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.
- 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.
Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.
The built-in microphone allows you to answer calls without skipping a beat.
Passive radiators field enough bass for you to actually see them trembling from the outside.
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.
Manuals & Downloads:
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.
- 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)
- A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
- Frequency Response
- Transducer size (mm)
- 2 x 50
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Bluetooth transmitted modulation
- GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Battery charge time
- 4.5 hrs
- Weight (g)
- Power supply
- 5V / 2.3A
- Dimensions (W × D × H)
- 213 x 87 x 88.5mm
JBL Charge 3 is rated
Rated 5 out of
Excellent piece of kit
I have to start by saying that I have a boatload of Bluetooth speakers, mostly lower cost, as I'm always after great deals, but in finding the charge 3, I think I can stop. The combination of sound quality, build quality, usability (micro usb charging), Google, cost, volume, battery life, connectivity with my flip 3, water proofing and general robustness makes this simply a must-buy!
Although about twice the size of the equally brilliant flip 3, it's still pretty compact, but it certainly delivers of the sound you get.
I can't recommend this enough, look out for the glowing reviews on YouTube and buy with confidence that you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of
Impressed. Easy to set up and for the size the sound is tremendous, reproduces clearly and without distortion. Bluetooth range is as expected and seems stable. I was so impressed I bought a second one. Speaker pairing worked without a problem. I did listen to Bose and Sonos which each have merits but for an elegant non-boxy great sounding speaker this JBL C3 is a bargain, even at full price.
The supporting app (JBL Connect) has very few features but serves as the pathway for firmware updates.
Only negative is the far too loud default startup/shutdown sound which oddly cannot be adjusted, in fact it is getting really annoying!
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of
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
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
Great little speaker
I'm pleased with this overall. For the size, spec, fit and finish this is a well priced portable Bluetooth speaker. When at home I position it on an open shelf on a pine bookcase and it warms the bass a little. This is not a criticism of the unit; rather an innocent observation. It looks and feels like it'll last forever!
It handles all genres of music really well, but don't expect it to replace your hifi obviously. JBL's 'Extreme' is probably more suited for this. Great for playing music on the move, barbies etc.
The only niggle I have is when playing my iPad through it the music pauses to allow emails to come through. There may be an answer to this, but haven't really investigated yet. Overall though.....chuffed!!!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of
Great portable and home speaker
JBL Charge 3 is a great speaker, for home or outside use. It has great features like JBL connect or IPx7 waterproof. Sound quality is what you expect when purchasing JBL products and I will tell you that at this price point it will beat most, if not all speakers out there.
It lacks in the 360 sound which modern speakers are built nowadays, but the bass in this speaker is what makes it one of the best. Bass keeps up even at 100% volume, where most speakers would cut it out mostly.
Overall great speaker with a good sound quality.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of
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
Bought direct from JBL a couple of weeks ago and love it. Just waiting to buy another to link up around the garden. Keeping in box at moment but for taking on a picnic I shall buy a case to protect the 2 side speakers. Cases appear a bit expensive for what they are.
Could have 2 of these for the price of Bose Revolve +. For the garden and picnics which would I prefer, it would have to be the Bose. But I'd rather have the 2 JBL's against 1 Bose if that makes sense.
Don't let the above comment put you off, the sound from the JBL is great !
Date published: 2017-08-14
Can I connect the HDMI ARC port on my TV to the USB port on my Charge 3 for better TV sound?
The USB port of the Charge 3 is actually only used for charging. If plugged to an audio source, the Charge 3 will not output any sound.
Date published: 2017-10-29
What is the measurements of your full range drivers and your woofers or subwoofers?
The CHARGE 3 has only 2x50mm woofer driver.
Date published: 2017-08-21
How do i reset my charge 3 speaker back to factory setting.
To reset to factory settings, press and hold the VOL+ and Pause/Play buttons for 5-6 seconds with the CHARGE 3 on. If you have any further questions, please submit a case at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Bonjour , je voulais Savoir si ce produit était garantie et si oui pendant combien de temps ?
Je vous remercie d'avoir contacté notre service.
Oui, le produit a une garantie de 2 ans.
Si vous avez d'autres questions n'hésitez pas à nous recontacter.
Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!
Date published: 2017-08-09
How many JBL Charge Speakers are allowed to connect together?
You can only pair 2 CHARGE 3 together. Reason being, CHARGE 3 uses JBL ONNECT technology that can only pair 2 JBL CONNECT enabled devices.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Can I use an iPod with it? My Sony won't play ipod.
Yes, as long as the source has an AUX port or Bluetooth capability, it would work.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Is it possible for the Charge 3 to be updated to Connect+ to connect to the Flip 4? If so, are there plans to do so?
We are currently testing this, and can not yet say if Connect+ will work on the Charge 3. The hardware used in these products is different from that in the newer products, which come with Connect+ standard. If the results ( connectivity issues, product issues, quality issues ) are not in line with the high standard that we set for our products, we may not be releasing such an update to the Charge 3. If an update however will be possible, this update will be released through our JBL Connect mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices, and you will get a notification from within the app, telling you an update is available.
Date published: 2017-10-10
How do I clear the existing paired devices list?
Thank you for your question.
To clear all paired devices, the unit must be reset to factory settings.
This can be done by power ON the device, then press and hold the "Volume+" and the "Play/Pause" buttons at the same time.
When the device switches off after a few seconds, sounding the OFF prompt, it has been reset.
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Date published: 2017-06-12