JBL Charge 4 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

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JBL Charge 4 ranks #10 out of 299. It is in the top 10%.
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Popularity Score
Popularity rank: 16 / 340
Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
Critic consensus:
A loud speaker that checks all the boxes for a camping trip or a car ride. A bit too heavy to take on a hike though.
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Praised for [21 points]
Criticized for [11 points]
July 2021 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
A fun and bubbly Bluetooth speaker that's serious when it comes to sound.
5 Jul 2021 (22 days ago)
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Best All-around
27 May 2021 (2 months ago)
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Expert reviews [16]

Total expert reviews: 16
  • with a score: 9
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
Average score based on 16 reviews
Lowest score by TechGearLab

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From Seller:
  • WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING: Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns enjoying powerful sound.
  • UP TO 20 HOURS OF PLAYTIME: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion 7500mAH battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges your device via USB port
  • IPX7 WATERPROOF: Take Charge 4 to the beach or the pool without worrying about spills or even submersion in water
  • JBLCONNECT+ Amplify your listening experience to epic levels and rock the party perfectly by wirelessly connecting more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers.
  • DURABLE FABRIC AND RUGGED MATERIAL: The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures
  • JBLBASS RADIATOR: Dual passive radiators deliver powerful, ear catching JBL sound that resonates loud and clear.
  • INCLUDED: JBL Charge 4 speaker, USB-C cable, Quick Start Guide
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Charge 4 does not come with a USB wall, power adaptor
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Physical Features
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3 lbs
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IPX7 - Immersion up to 1m
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
20 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
Total Output Power Also known as “power handling,” a speaker’s total output power is recorded in wattage. A watt is a measure of electrical power. Thus, higher output means more powerful (or louder) speakers. When deter ... Show more
30 watts
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
JBL Connect+
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
radio FM Radio
Additional Features
Additional Features Any other features that make this device unique
Auto-power off
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
1 x Type C USB cable
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0050036347662, 0050036347679, 0050036347686, 0050036347693, 0050036347709, 0050036347716, 0050036347723, 0050036347730, 0050036347754, 0050036353397, 0050036353403, 0050036353410, 0050036353427, 0050036353434, 0050036353441, 0050036353458, 0050036353465, 0050036353472, 0050036353489, 0050036353496, 0645759399601, 0645759399656, 4968929052738, 6925281939990, 6925281940002, 6925281940019, 6925281940026, 6925281940033, 6925281940040, 6925281940057, 6925281940064, 6925281940071, 6925281940088, 6925281947254
UPC Numbers: 050036347662, 050036347679, 050036347686, 050036347693, 050036347709, 050036347716, 050036347723, 050036347730, 050036347754, 050036353397, 050036353403, 050036353410, 050036353427, 050036353434, 050036353441, 050036353458, 050036353465, 050036353472, 050036353489, 050036353496, 645759399601, 645759399656
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JBL Charge 4 is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Harman Kardon Allure or Audio Pro Addon T3 .

JBL Charge 4 was released in 2018. There are dozens of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

JBL Charge 4 is $78.99 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($69.99).

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