JBL Charge 4 – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black ElectronicsLive viewers eye icon

(10 customer reviews)

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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 plus Amplify your listening experience to epic levels and rock the party perfectly by wirelessly connecting more than 100 JBL Connect plus 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. Item Dimensions 8.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 ( in)
PLEASE NOTE: The Charge 4 does not come with a USB wall, power adaptor

Description

From the manufacturer

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JBL CHARGE4

Whats New

More Power / Improved Bass Response

New JBL Connect+ / More Color Options

Bass
JBL CHARGE4

JBL Bass Radiator

Dual passive radiators deliver powerful, ear catching JBL sound that resonates loud and clear

Pool
JBL CHARGE4

IPX7 waterproof

Take Charge 4 to the beach or the pool without worrying

about spills or even submersion in water.

Battery
JBL CHARGE4

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.

Highlights

Group

A Rainbow of Colors

With 10 distinct color options, the Charge 4 is anything but boring. Broaden your spectrum with JBL’s signature sound

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Connectivity

Wirelessly connect your favorite devices

Fabric

Durable and Rugged

The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures.

Connect+

JBL Connect+

Amplify your listening experience to epic levels and rock the party perfectly by wirelessly connecting more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers.

JBL CHARGE4

Play and Charge Endlessly

 

Introducing the JBL Charge 4 portable Bluetooth speaker with full-spectrum, powerful sound and a built-in power bank for charging your devices. A high-capacity 7500mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime and the speaker carries a convenient USB charge out to quickly charge your devices so you will never run out of power again. And with a rugged design, IPX7 waterproof rated exterior, together with JBL Connect+ it will elevate your listening to the next level

 

10 reviews for JBL Charge 4 – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Black ElectronicsLive viewers eye icon

  1. Mitch

    I use this for when I am showering, and got it to replace a Bose BT speaker, that is about 10 years old. It was no longer holding a charge, and kept disconnecting from the BT. The sound is so good, I’ve taken it around the house with me. It came partially charged, so I fully charged it before I used it. I’ve had it for 3 weeks now, and haven’t had to charge it yet! The sound quality is incredible. The bass is window shaking! If you are on the fence, get it. It’s supposed to be waterproof too, but haven’t tested it. I love it!

  2. James Weston

    So I originally was introduced to JBL speakers when the Charge 2 first came out. Loved it and was immediately a fan and remain to be.Fast forward to 2021. I have been telling any and everyone I come across that when ever in question go with JBL so this last Christmas someone baught me the JBL flip 4 and I was just confused. The sound quality the base???? Even the Bluetooth connection would kick me off about every third song. Returned no problem. I only wanted a replacement anyway. Received the second one and again like the JBL look and feel was there but the sound quality especially the base was just lacking. I was disappointed thinking that the company just dived after the Charge 2. So after getting refund from the second flip 4 spent I think it was an extra 20 25 dollar’s?And there it was the sound that made me a fan to begin with. If you’re just trying out JBL speakers I would recommend spending just the few extra dollars for the Charge models. I see that the flip 4 and 5 have almost a perfect rating on Amazon so maybe it’s just my opinion but I believe the quantity all around of the Charge is a better representative of the JBL brand.The battery in the Charge seems to drain quicker than the Flip but I put my speaker threw it’s passes from the moment I turn it on in the morning. Until I am ready to relax in the evening. I literally have nothing negative to say about the Bluetooth connection. No problem’s at all. The sound quality is just awesome. I love music period I believe music is the best and purist way to control moods mentally emotionally spiritually and even physically. I listen to anything from gospel to heavy metal blues country rap etc. I have noticed that if the music being listened to is heavy in Base the lyrics will be more clear if you just lower the volume maybe 2 or 3 pushes of the button. If you’re listening to sax or blues guitar??!! Albert King for example it only gets better the higher you go. Garth Brooks or Lauren Daigle just over half way of volume and the vocals and piano will be front and center and so on. Even at just little more than half way more than what you would need in the back patio or yard. Man I can’t wait till I can get enough for the Extreme or the Boom Box. Hope this was helpful to someone. God Bless

  3. Burkeley

    The JBL charge 4 is a great product. I found it to be initially disappointing due to the warm sound signature. I have found that the highs aren’t totally accurate but they’re close enough to not distract you from the music. The highs are present but definitely aren’t strong which adds to the warm signature. The mids are very good and exceptionally clear for the size of this device. Because of this, the vocals are great in most songs. They are well represented unless they sneak up on the high notes which is when you can hear a slight distortion from accuracy. However, the vocals which dip into lower range sound really good as the speaker does a great job not to put too much emphasis on the radiators making it sound bassy and unrealistic. If you listen to high quality hifi tracks you’ll be able to imagine the singer right in front of you because of the presence and sound stage. As for the mono speaker, don’t listen to the critics of this new implementation because most of them either don’t know what they’re talking about or they are just picking at it because they don’t like the thought of it. You’re not going to get stereo by using 2 speakers 3 inches apart like on the last model and as for separation, this mono speaker separates just fine if not better than the last model especially in mid to lows. The speaker gets plenty loud for the average person and it manages to maintain its dynamics all the way to just under full volume. I’ve compared this speaker to many others such as charge 3, xb30, xb31, xb20, extreme, onyx… and what I’ve found is that while the highs are a bit lacking in certain songs it certainly makes up for it in other departments. The bass is very good in the charge 4. The bass notes are represented accurately and it’s able to hit lower frequencies most portable speakers of this size can’t (20). However, it’s worth mentioning it’s still no sub. This speaker has trouble representing very low frequencies. The radiators start shaking instead of making music which for those of you who don’t know (this doesn’t sound very good). The battery life of this speaker wasn’t as advertised and I found I could only get 9 hours on 60 percent volume which isn’t bad but is a huge deviation from the claimed 20 hours. After using this speaker for awhile and comparing it to other speakers, I’ve actually grown fond of this unit and it’s become my beach toy. Don’t take any critics in this review too seriously as I doubt most people are 50% as critical as me when it comes to audio but this one gets my thumbs up. Future improvements would definitely require a tweeter and possibly a bigger battery.

  4. Stetson Hansen

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     Alright first of all the reason I’m here writing this is I lost one of these off the bed of my truck at about 25mph on an asphalt road. It dropped rolled and bounced into the ditch and I found it a few hours later. (see video) now first thing I thought was this thing’s toast. Nope! Not this speaker! Dang thing fires right up and goes right back to playing solid sounds! I love these speakers, I have since day one. I’m here after a year of pretty consistent use to say I still love these speakers. Battery life is great for the sound they put out. The connectivity option to listen with multiple at one time is the reason I bought them and I love that. 10/10 would buy again! Jbl or bust in my book.

  5. Mike

    Before charge4, I believe Denon dsb 250bt is the best midsize portable Bluetooth speaker. However charge4 really surpasses 250bt to me in sound scale, dynamic, bass response, loudness, and friend to use. 250bt may have wider sound stage, more balance sound. But lack of scale, slow resonance, lay back mid. So Denon doesn’t do great job on electric, rock, pop music. charge4 with no issue on these genre except metal which makes charge4 struggling sometime. Usually you may think Denon will win on classical and jazz anyway. Unfortunately I don’t think so. Classical piano like Mozart piano sonata as example, Denon gives more transparent treble, while jbl charge4 provides piano scale at low frequency and mid. Treble may be not as extension as Denon but it’s absolutely enough for me. Charge4 playing classic Jazz 1950- 1970 is brilliant while Denon always miss bass and sax scale. Jbl charge4 is great improvement from charge3. It’s not easy to be seen by the person only listening to boom boom music. Quite lot YouTube comments really underrated charge4. To me it’s best mid range speaker so far. Mono sound isn’t matter for this kind small speaker. Charge4 has much better sound separation than charge3 which has 2 full range units. Don’t be fooled by simply reading the specifications and you even don’t understand specifications meaning well. Listen it with your favorite music. Don’t trust YouTube review too much even some one with million subscription.

  6. Zack J

    I’ve been using a JBL Flip 2 for the past couple of years so I felt confident in the brand. The JBP Charge 4 is fantastic. It has a good, solid, durable feeling in the hand and the sound quality is great. The volume is fantastic. On my bike I run it at like 4 out of 10 and it’s blasting. If you’re looking for a studio speaker this isn’t it, but if you’re looking for something to take out on your bike, or on a picnic, or out in the woods, or in the workshop then this is it. It’s a fantastic speaker and well worth the purchase.

  7. Chanaveer

    I bought this last week. The speaker sound quality & volume is good & I was happy with the purchase. I bought this after seeing on JBL website that the speaker has speakerphone support.Plz note this speaker DOES NOT have speakerphone feature. The information on JBL website is wrong. I chatted with their tech support & they confirmed that they will remove this description from their website.

  8. Rick H

    The big debate about this speaker not being stereo like the Charge 3 is really a mute point when the speakers on the charge 3 are only a few inches away from each other anyway. Not enough stereo separation to make ANY difference in real world listening environments, in my opinion. I found the sound quality and loudness of the C4 to be very impressive for such a small Package and would not use the fact that it only has one main speaker in front affect your buying decision at all ! Great little speaker and long battery life….just what I was looking for

  9. Skyler

    Unlike most people who use speakers like this for fun, I used it for work. As a FedEx Express courier, not only did our bigger trucks not have working climate controls, arm rests, cruise control, or insulation from the elements, we don’t have speakers! Imagine hours on the road in a loud tin can shaking and rattling every which way with no music to soothe your stress!So one night I decided, no more of that. This speaker fit right into the passengers “seat”, and I would strap the seatbelt just incase (the trucks had world class terrible suspension, the smallest bump in the road would send anything not strapped down flying).With that, at full volume in the truck that battery might last around 4 or 5 hours. But man oh man on full volume it would tune out the road noise, tin can truck doors rattling against the metal body, everything. It made my driving experience so much better. That being said, I would only need full volume on the highway (did you know Express trucks are governed to 65mph? Well, assuming our trucks could even easily reach that. At least in my station they all had check engine lights and I once timed that it took 27 seconds to go from 40mph to 65mph. Fun!) and when I was driving from 30-50mph having the speaker at ~70% was fine. At that rate I could make it last about 8 hours before needing a recharge.I thank JBL for creating such a great speaker and frankly I am sure their other products have that battery capacity I needed, but I got this on sale and it fit right into my backpack. For the situation I was in, it was a total game changer. I went from messy stressy anger to happily singing along to my favorite songs. On the off-chance another courier reads this, making it your routine to turn the speaker off on your way out the door will save battery. I will have fond memories of driving down my route playing music and singing my heart out for those precious few moments where the stress was pushed to the back of my mind.Luckily I do not work there anymore and this speaker will not see daily use, but when I needed it, my life was much better for it. It sat next to an open door in an Isuzu Reach and never moved a centimeter, providing me with amazing sound all the while. I know now anything and everything I might throw at it will never take it down. If battery life is your concern, it is valid. If you want the best sound for the size of the speaker, this is hard to beat, and it has my “doing deliveries in a tin can with an open door on a road at 45mph still sounding good” seal of approval!

  10. Big Dawgs Fam

    This JBL Charge 4 is the most powerful portable speaker I have ever owned, for such a small speaker to pump out that much sound, it’s almost ridiculous. The bass is solid, it does not rock the house, but I definitely incredible for a portable speaker. That said the highs could be better but I don’t mind it much as this will be mainly used outdoors and garage as we have dedicated speakers inside the home. The ability to charge and play music from an external connected device is a great feature too, strong battery life as advertised (I have yet to drain a full charge yet).I would also like to suggest a solid carrying case for the speaker as well https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JPXCJQ9 it holds the Charge 4 plus charging cables, it’s well made, solid outer shell, great price, must have to transport and store the Charge 4.Great portable speaker!

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