3JBL Charge 3

JBL Charge 3

3JBL Charge 3

24 reviews

92% · 221 · 4%

Crisp, clear sound
Easy to connect to devices
Solid build quality


24 reviews
FinnSouth West, WA10 posts


Dont buy once it breaks you can not get it repaired or purchase parts to fix it throw away item for something that is the most basic repair
I feel dissapointed that JBL would do this and that this things going to end up in landfill because the micro usb port has pulled out Show details
JijoyAlice Springs, NT11 posts

It surprises me all the time

It made me think all the time why I need to buy a soundbar any more. Great sound, easiest BT connectivity. Great battery. Love it love it Show details
Adam N.
Adam N.

Very good, works well

the battery life is true to advertisement with a solid sound system considering the handheld size it offers. the price is decent and can be found cheaper at most distribution places of JBL (JBHIFI, Harvey Norman Show details
MarkGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts

Really good speaker

You can't go wrong for the price. Has good volume and surprisingly good low end (for the size). It's hardy and durable. Sound quality is decent, not amazing, but you really can't expect more for the price point. Would certainly recommend as an every day portable speaker. Show details
Chris A
Chris AGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC73 posts

Great speaker

Can't really fault the Charge 3. I've had it for a couple years and given it mild use. No issues so far. Loud and battery life is good, would be nice if it had a mic.
vrxbeachboy26 posts

Great speaker But JBL need to allow firmware upgrade to Party BOOST

Great battery life fantastic sound for the size and solid build quality but will not connect with my New Flip 5 and I hate that ! if I had done the research before I would have purchased a flip 4 or 3 or even a different brand.
Its bad that JBL don't allow an upgrade to the newer party boost software surely the hardware is the same. Show details
PaddyNew South Wales3 posts

Great sound but short battery life and bass reverbing after 2yrs

Great sound, cant fault that.
But after a little over 2 years the battery lasts only 1 or 2hrs now from full charge. Used to go 20hrs.
Also, the bass is starting to reverberate a bussing sound.
A friend has one too and the same problems.
Disappointing having to buy another after only 2 years. )-:
After one year I would rate it 5 stars but now 2yrs have passed and its failing its only a 3 star sadly. Show details
KaytlynSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  Fair Incentive

Love it

My MacBook Pro has begun to muffle the sound, my partner got me a JBL speaker to play my Netflix through and boy does it give that surround sound feel. It’s easy to connect to devices, the sound is crisp and clear, and it stays charged for hours on end. Would 100% recommend Show details
Amy C
Amy CGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts

The item husband wanted and I didn’t think we needed!

My husband wanted a portable speaker which has decent quality sound.

I was unsure it was needed, however I have been the one using it for the last 2 days straight

It’s easy to connect to a device. You can control the sound level either on the unit itself or on your phone which is handy when your not near the speaker itself.

The sound quality is amazing. Show details

BushinSydney, NSW3 posts

Good speaker

Good speaker for the price lacks a little in high range frequencies but great mids and lows pair it with a flip 4 in the same room and its a great combo. Good build quality. Show details
marioGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC13 posts
  Fair Incentive Verified

great sound & good battery life & splash proof

I wanted the larger extreme but it was to expensive, so i got the charge 3. No regrets here. Very pleased with its performance all round. Its a bit heavy for the back pack, so lucky i didn't get the larger extreme. Blue tooth pairing is easy. The startup and shutdown tune is the only complaint, way too loud. Be aware there are many knock offs in the markets and online, they have a different JBL logo and weigh 1/2 as much as the original but otherwise look the same. Show details
JenVictoria5 posts
  Fair Incentive

It is good

It has a really nice and loud sound and connects fast with any Type of devices and it is easy to carry around and fun for listening to music out loud and ect Show details
nee9 posts
BradSydenham4 posts

Bloody brilliant

I bought this for $139 on sale on Boxing Day.

Great build quality and excellent sound.

Easy set up literally took maybe 2minutes.

Competes with my sonos play 5 gen 1 obviously not as loud but for that price wow what a product. Great battery life and the bonus of being waterproof.

I didn't no which speaker to pick but glad I picked this one.

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JoshVIC, 31744 posts


This is a fantastic speaker. JBL has truly hit a home run with this one. I have a charge 2, a clip, and I've had a JBL Xtreme for about 4 months. This speaker is far superior to the Charge 2. It has a much fuller sound without the boosting of the bass and treble. The mids were lacking with the Charge 2 and it will not get nearly as loud as the Charge 3. This speaker has much better battery life, is completely waterproof, and allows for linking to my Xtreme..

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Questions & Answers

Peter Rengert
Peter Rengert

can this speaker be run w/o batteries by directly plugging it in o an electrical outlet?



  • The JBL Charge 3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker with rubber housing that keeps it going throughout all of your adventures.
  • The speaker has an IPX7 waterproof rating; you don’t have to worry about spilling anything on it or leaving it in the rain, and you can even submerge it in water.
  • It’s JBL Connect-enabled, meaning you can connect it with other JBL Connect speakers to level up your listening experience.
  • Dual external passive radiators let you hear, feel, and see the bass.
  • Voice Assistant integration lets you access Siri or Google Now from your speaker with the press of a button.
  • This speaker has a charging time of 4.5 hours.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the JBL Charge 3 had great sound quality, with the sound being crisp and clear, providing a full sound in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • They also found that the speaker was easy to connect to their devices.
  • According to reviewers, the speaker also has a solid build quality that ensures it holds its own even when it’s taken on more rugged adventures.

Something to consider:

  • This product has been discontinued by JBL in Australia, however you can still find it new or refurbished at some retailers.
CategoryPortable Speakers
Price (RRP) $169
Connectivity Options3.5mm Jack (AUX) and Bluetooth
FeaturesMultiple Speaker Pairing, Speakerphone and Water Resistant
Battery Life20 hours
Charging Time4.5 hours
Battery Size6,000 mAh
Dimensions 88.5 x 213 x 87 mm
Weight800 grams
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlack, Blue, Red, Green
Replaced byJBL Charge 4
ManualDownload manual
Awards 2023
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  • MPN: 3284060
  • GTIN13: 6925281914232, 6925281914249 and 6925281914256

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