Hello lovers have fun. Planning an unforgettable party at the cottage while your parents work hard at workdays? Want to impress the city with your non-trivial musical taste? Have an evening watching movies with a unique sound system? Then a review of the new JBL Charge 3 speaker is just for you.
- Power: 20 W
- Number of Speakers: 2
- Speaker Diameter: 50mm
- Frequency response: 65Hz - 20kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥80 dB
- Bluetooth: 4.1
- Handsfree: Yes
- Audio Input: 3.5mm
- Battery capacity: 6000 mAh
- Battery life: up to 20 hours
- Time to fully charge the battery: 4.5 hours
- Dimensions HxWxD: 213 x 87 x 88.5 mm
- Weight: 800g
The column is delivered in a box of thick cardboard, on the front side of which there is a photograph of the device itself, and at the ends and at the back - the necessary information about it.
A power supply unit, interchangeable plugs (American and Russian are included), a USB cable and accompanying documentation are also supplied with the column.
The column itself looks like a small oblong barrel. At the back of the case is the inscription Charge 3, on a special plastic protrusion that acts as a stand. Under it there are several ports: 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB and USB.
The column itself is wrapped in a fabric similar to chain mail, plastic inserts are located on the sides of the bass ports, and the inscription JBL on them.
On the "front" side are convex large control keys made of soft-touch material: Bluetooth, volume keys, JBL Connect, power key and Play / Pause.
The JBL Connect key allows you to include multiple speakers in a circuit. for a particularly large party-jus. That is, in fact, using several speakers you get stereo sound. In addition, several devices can have access to the speakers at the same time, both gadgets and PC.
Below the keys is a small but bright insert with the JBL logo.
The column is available in five colors: black, gray, red, blue and turquoise.
As for the dimensions, the column weighs about 800 grams, it is convenient to hold it in your hand, you can carry it in a bag or backpack. It fits compactly into the desktop next to a laptop or PC.
The stated operating time of the Charge 3 is 20 hours of music playback at an average volume level. Considering the fact that a 6000 mAh battery is used in the column, these are quite real numbers.
The power supply time of the column from the power supply is 2.5 hours. From a USB cable through a laptop - 3.5 hours.
Among other things, JBL Charge 3 itself acts as a battery, from it you can power any gadget.
JBL Charge 3 has IPX7 protection, which means that the column can withstand "immersion", but nonetheless - short-term: to a depth of 1 meter and 30 minutes, no more. Also, carefully make sure that the plug fits snugly, and I do not advise you to turn on the column immediately after leaving the water.
So we came to the main point of the review on the column - sound.
JBL Charge 3 is equipped with two 50 mm speakers, the frequency range ranges from 65 Hz to 20 kHz, this, two passive radiators and a huge volume reserve provide the speaker with a loud and clear sound.
Do not worry about the location of the smartphone, the Charge 3 protocol uses Bluetooth 4.1, so the gadgets can be located at a distance of several meters from each other - this will not affect the sound quality and volume.
JBL Charge 3 is a good solution for music lovers. This is a convenient speaker with comfortable dimensions, beautiful appearance, loud speakers and wide features. For 11 thousand rubles you get a device that can be used not only as a speaker, but also a speakerphone and a portable power supply.
Final rating: 8 out of 10.