What's special about JBL Charge Bluetooth speakers that sets it aside from others in the range?Aside from the top-performing sound, they allow you to charge your device up while you're blasting out tunes... hence why they're all called Charge.
The fact that JBL Charge 3 is also waterproof, means you can use it at the pool or the beach if you are planning on hosting your Christmas/New Year Party at those spots without worrying about any splashes or water-based accidents. The Charge 3 also features a built-in mic so you can use it as a speakerphone for raising toasts, sharing your drunk sob story or even hosting an improptu karoke!
These speakers can be really cranked up and will have no problem filling a large room. The bass response works best on a flat surface that can help resonate some of the sound, like a tabletop. Outside, they can project sound fairly far but they're best experienced within about 20 feet.
At 213 x 87 x 88.5 mm, the speaker will take up a fair bit of room in your backpack and at 1.76 pounds it is heavy as well. The only disappointment in the sound is that high frequencies, like violins, aren't as sparkly and detailed as competitors like the Bose Soundlink Mini.
- Kicking bass response
- Charges device
- Exposed woofers
- Muted highs
Price: Available at £89 at Currys