Comparing JBL Charge 3 and UE Wonderboom 2

Lowest price found: $89.95 Show listings
Lowest price found: $98 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
JBL Charge 3 ranks #9 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
UE Wonderboom 2 ranks #20 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
UE Wonderboom 2: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts prefer UE Wonderboom 2 over JBL Charge 3

On 4 Jan 2023 (25 days ago) we went through 109 Bluetooth Speaker expert endorsements .

Currently, UE Wonderboom 2 received 6 endorsements from Tom's Guide (29 Nov 2022), Popular Mechanics (1 Dec 2022) TechRadar (23 Dec 2022) and 3 others. Meanwhile, JBL Charge 3 did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
PCMag
Tom's Guide
SoundGuys
Popular Mechanics
TechHive
Rtings.com
TechRadar
WIRED
What Hi-Fi
Digital Trends
4
- $98
UE Wonderboom 2
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5
-
5
-
-
9
5
3
10
N/A N/A $90
JBL Charge 3
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Endorsement summary:

  • On 29 Nov 2022 Tom's Guide ranked UE Wonderboom 2 as #5
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    #5 out of 11 UE Wonderboom 2
    The best portable Bluetooth speaker below $100
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  • On 1 Dec 2022 Popular Mechanics ranked UE Wonderboom 2 as #5
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    #5 out of 10 UE Wonderboom 2
    Most Durable
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  • On 23 Dec 2022 TechRadar ranked UE Wonderboom 2 as #9
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    #9 out of 14 UE Wonderboom 2
    The smallest and toughest Bluetooth speaker for outdoors
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  • On 24 Jun 2022 WIRED ranked UE Wonderboom 2 as #5
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    #5 out of 16 UE Wonderboom 2
    Best for Water Slides
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  • On 29 Nov 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked UE Wonderboom 2 as #3
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    #3 out of 12 UE Wonderboom 2
    An affordable Bluetooth speaker with a weighty sound and good battery life.
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  • On 10 Nov 2022 Digital Trends ranked UE Wonderboom 2 as #10
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    #10 out of 11 UE Wonderboom 2
    Best floatable speaker for the pool
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Customers like JBL Charge 3 a bit more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

JBL Charge 3
UE Wonderboom 2
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

JBL Charge 3, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than UE Wonderboom 2.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling bluetooth speaker receives a consumer score of 9.0 (great). Both JBL Charge 3 and UE Wonderboom 2 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

JBL Charge 3
In comparison:
JBL Charge 3 ranks #9 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
UE Wonderboom 2
In comparison:
UE Wonderboom 2 ranks #20 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Median best-selling Bluetooth Speaker
In comparison:
JBL Xtreme ranks #94 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great





JBL Charge 3 is more popular than UE Wonderboom 2

It's fairly safe to say that JBL Charge 3 is a more popular bluetooth speaker than UE Wonderboom 2, based on its 30,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view JBL Charge 3 and UE Wonderboom 2 often consider Dewalt DCR010, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for JBL Charge 3 and UE Wonderboom 2
Dewalt DCR010 $99
In comparison:
Dewalt DCR010 ranks #5 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations
Anker Soundcore Motion Boom $100
In comparison:
Anker Soundcore Motion Boom ranks #2 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations
JBL Flip 6 $130
In comparison:
JBL Flip 6 ranks #25 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
4 expert recommendations
UE Wonderboom 2 $98
In comparison:
UE Wonderboom 2 ranks #20 out of 186. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
6 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, UE Wonderboom 2 is mentioned by key experts in Jan 2023, while JBL Charge 3 is not.
Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
PCMag
Tom's Guide
SoundGuys
Popular Mechanics
TechHive
Rtings.com
TechRadar
WIRED
What Hi-Fi
Digital Trends
1
- $329
Sonos Move
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9
2
-
5
1
8
4
-
3
2
- $169
Sonos Roam
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3
-
-
6
-
1
2
11
2
3
- $180
JBL Charge 5
6
7
1
-
7
-
6
-
2
-
4
- $98
UE Wonderboom 2
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5
-
5
-
-
9
5
3
10
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [16]

86
Total expert reviews: 16
  • with a score: 11
  • without a score: 5
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 16 reviews
86
Lowest score by The Master Switch
64

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [20]

85
Total expert reviews: 20
  • with a score: 10
  • without a score: 10
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 20 reviews
85
Lowest score by TechHive
40

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
UE Wonderboom 2: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
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From Seller:
  • Surprisingly bigger 360 sound: Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 is a wireless Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly bigger 360 degree sound and additional bass.
  • New outdoor boost: push the outdoor boost button on this ultra portable speaker to instantly increase loudness and clarity for outdoor listening.
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
No video reviews linked yet for JBL Charge 3.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 - REVIEW
Review by JimsReviewRoom
Very popular! 361K views!
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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 - “Real Review"
Review by Flossy Carter
Very popular! 133K views!
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UE WonderBoom 2 Review...
Review by Average Tech Guy
Popular! 33K views!
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0000988019667, 0028292277405, 0028292277429, 0050036330442, 0050036330459, 0050036330466, 0050036330473, 0050036330480, 0050036330497, 0050036330503, 0050036330510, 0050036330527, 0050036330534, 0050036336383, 0050036336413, 0603784356365, 0638865833534, 0646816982828, 0646816982835, 0648044730165, 0748926490818, 6925281914133, 6925281914188, 6925281914195, 6925281914201, 6925281914218, 6925281914225, 6925281923203, 6925281956171
UPC Numbers: 000988019667, 028292277405, 028292277429, 050036330442, 050036330459, 050036330466, 050036330473, 050036330480, 050036330497, 050036330503, 050036330510, 050036330527, 050036330534, 050036336383, 050036336413, 603784356365, 638865833534, 646816982828, 646816982835, 648044730165, 748926490818
Model Numbers: 021545, CHARGE3SEBLK/BK, FBA_4326553090, FBA_JBLCHARGE3REDAM, JBLCHARGE3BLKAM, JBLCHARGE3BLUEAM, JBLCHARGE3GRAYAM, JBLCHARGE3REDAM, JBLCHARGE3SEBLKEU, JBLCHARGE3SQUADAM, JBLCHARGE3TEALAM, K950987, K950992, K950996, K951046, K951122, K951193
EAN Numbers: 0097855149220, 0097855149237, 0097855149244, 0097855149251
UPC Numbers: 097855149220, 097855149237, 097855149244, 097855149251
Model Numbers: 984-001547, 984-001548, 984-001549, 984-001550
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Physical Features
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Weight

1.8 lbs
 
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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
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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
Yes
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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
Yes
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Battery

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
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Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
4.5 hours
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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
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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
Stereo
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Speaker Breakdown Use the speaker breakdown to better understand sound quality based on the makeup of the speaker. Manufacturers will often report additional details on the speaker drivers, such as the shape (cone or d ... Show more
Two 50 mm Transducer size
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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
20 watts
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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
65Hz-20kHz
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Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
30 ft
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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
Yes
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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
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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
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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
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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
No
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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
No
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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
No
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radio FM Radio
No
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Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
5V 2.3A USB Adapter, Micro USB Cable
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JBL Charge 3 is a very popular option in the middle of the bluetooth speakers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Treblab HD77 or Sony SRS-XB10 .

JBL Charge 3 is $18.05 less expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($108).

UE Wonderboom 2 is a very popular option in the middle of the bluetooth speakers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Dewalt DCR010 or Bose SoundLink Color .

UE Wonderboom 2 is $10 cheaper than the average bluetooth speaker ($108).

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