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JBL Charge 3

JBL Charge 3
alaScore 93

1970 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1970 reviews of JBL Charge 3. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability also get good feedback.

size, usability, sound, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Charge 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Wiggins (

JBL Charge 3


JBL Charge 3 review: Sturdy sound and build make JBL's Charge 3 a solid choice if you're not looking to pay top dollar.

Sturdy build ; Weighty sound ; Decent waterproofing ; Doubles as a portable charger

A little on the heavy side ; Mid-range can be hit and miss

Sturdy sound and build make JBL’s Charge 3 a solid choice if you’re not looking to pay top dollar.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker review


The Charge 3 strikes a perfect balance between sound, features and price

Kicking bass response ; Waterproof ; Loud... really loud ; Charges your device

Muted highs ; Big and heavy ; Exposed woofers

Despite a bit of extra weight, the JBL Charge 3 is a Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere – including your backyard pool thanks to its new waterproof exterior. And while it falters on the high notes, overall the Charge 3 strikes a great balance...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

JBL Charge 3 review


This portable wireless speaker is built to last in the outdoors

Impressive build ; Clever design ; Useful features ; Solid, weighty and punchy sound ; Balanced presentation

Lacks a little openness and subtlety

JBL’s versatile wireless speaker delivers a super sound indoors or out

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

JBL Charge 3 review: A loud, rugged and very portable Bluetooth speaker


Not for audiophiles, but a loud and rugged outdoor companion for everyone else

Built to handle life outdoors ; Clear and powerful sound ; Charges to other devices

No aptX ; Cold, hard mid-range

The JBL Charge 3 isn’t the best-sounding Bluetooth speaker in the world. In the past few years, the B&O Play A1, the KEF Muo and the Libratone Zipp Mini have all impressed us more in the hi-fi stakes.

Jun, 2018

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The JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker is well protected against the elements and has an impressive battery life. But does it do enough to be a Which? Best Buy? We sent this wireless speaker to the test lab to see if it deserves a spot by the pool.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

JBL Charge 3 review: Is this the ultimate festival speaker?


Rugged, waterproof, and bombastically loud, but the Charge 3 isn't the last word in sound quality

Ultimately, the JBL Charge 3 is a decent-sounding speaker, that also happens to rugged, good-looking, has great stamina and is completely waterproof.

Jun, 2016

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

JBL Charge 3


The JBL Charge 3 is an outdoor-friendly portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a considerable bass punch for its size and price.

Powerful audio performance with solid bass response and well-defined highs. Water-resistant design. Speakerphone functionality. Can charge mobile devices.

Cannot backward navigate tracks. A bit bulky. Light on accessories.

Conclusions For $150, the JBL Charge 3 is an excellent Bluetooth speaker. If you're looking for a more compact speaker that can still deliver solid bass response, we really like the Sony SRS-XB3 (which is only slightly smaller, but less cumbersome in...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker review: Play all day, play all night


JBL's Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker can run for an astounding 20 hours between charges. Party hardy folks!

Thumpy bass ; Outstanding run time ; Links up with other JBL Bluetooth speakers

Poor documentation ; Audio lacks clarity and separation.

The Charge 3 is one of, if not the longest-lasting outdoor Bluetooth speakers you can buy. And despite my petty delving into audiophile sound concepts, many users love the sound of JBL. Bless em’. If that’s you, take a listen to this one. You’ll love...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

JBL Charge 3 review: A wireless speaker that takes two steps forward, one step back


The JBL Charge 3 boosts volume and adds full waterproofing, but its sound quality takes a hit.

The JBL Charge 3 is a well-designed, fully waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker that features good battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices. It also has built-in speakerphone capabilities, and plays loudly with strong...

While it plays louder than the JBL Charge 2+ it doesn't sound as good.

The JBL Charge 3 is larger than its predecessor, fully waterproof, and plays louder -- but it should sound a little better.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

JBL Charge 3 review: A Bluetooth speaker that's worth every penny


Once and awhile a product comes along in an expansive category and you just know it's worth every penny, check out our JBL Charge 3 review and find out why.

Massive sound. Well balanced, nothing overpowers anything else. Waterproof IPX7. 20 hours playtime. 6000mAh powerbank.

Call quality isn't horrible but sometimes the caller couldn't understand me.

Looking for a sub $150 speaker with beefy sound, great build quality and good looks? The JBL Charge 3 should be on your shopping list.

Sep, 2016

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