Product Comparison: Harman/Kardon Onyx Mini vs JBL Charge 3

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General Specifications
Onyx Mini
Charge 3
About the product
Stream your music anywhere with the Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker in blue. This speaker connects to your device via Bluetooth 4.1.
JBL charge 3 is the utmost, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package. The charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, thanks to the waterproof design, durable fabric and rugged housing.
Key Specs
Power output
16 W
20 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.1
30 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
10 hour(s)
20 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Harman/Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Wireless Speaker
  • The battery seems to last quite a long time. At least over 6 hours.
  • Has a really good battery life. I like it.
  • The battery life so far is excellent.
  • The battery on this thing is amazing for my needs.
  • It charges pretty quick and the battery lasts longer then I expected.
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Travel friendly, durable and also a very impressive battery life versus charge up time.
  • Great build product, awesome sound and battery life with the added advantage of a power bank.
  • Very long battery life, great sound and volume. Added features are very useful.
  • Bass is incredible. Can't beat the bass for the price. Really happy with it.
  • Of course, this is an excellent product because it's from JBL. The sound is great and the battery has a long life.
Size & Weight
5.7 in.
8.38 in.
6.22 in.
3.4 in.
3.74 in.
3.4 in.
1.29 lbs.
1.76 lbs.

Harman/Kardon Onyx Mini

JBL Charge 3

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Harman/Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Wireless Speaker
  • The mini's size is very easy to transport.
  • These sound amazing especially for their compact size.
  • The bass it delivers is nice for its size. Good size.
  • I would buy it again, the small issues are outweighed by the size, portability and sound.
  • This little speaker is perfect for rooms 20x20 in size.
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This is such an impressive little speaker. It's about the size off a large can of beer.
  • For me it is a great size and has wonderful sound. It packs a good sound punch for its size.
  • Every thing about this speaker is great, good size, great sound, already thinking about buying another one to link together.
  • Great sound as you would expect from JBL and much more than you would expect from a device of this size.
  • Great sound from such a small speaker. Lovely design.Fabulous packaging!
Rubber / Plastic
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Smartphones / Tablets, PC
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Hand Strap
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable, Power adaptor
Micro USB cable
Rechargeable Battery, Dual Sound, Premium materials, Quick Charge
Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets
IPX7 waterproof
What customers say about "Features"
Harman/Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Wireless Speaker
  • You can control the music on your phone with the controls on the top of the speaker.
  • Well-made, outstanding sound quality, and good controls.
  • I like the controls and LED battery indicator.
  • It's loud, clear and looks good! Good controls of this.
  • Comfortable controls of this speaker. I like it and recommend.
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • I'm being picky but overall very happy and the waterproof rating is nice comfort for using it wherever.
  • It is supposed to be waterproof so it is excellent for using outside in the garden for parties etc. Very easy to set up.
  • I like the bass response and ease of use, huge battery life and water resistance.
  • I love that this is waterproof - pouring water in the ends with music with a heavy bass playing is a great party trick!
  • For it's size, the sound quality and bass is quite impressive. Also plus point for being waterproof.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Harman/Kardon Onyx Mini Portable Wireless Speaker
  • It use micro USB to charge, so as long as I have a phone charger, I have music power.
  • It uses a standard micro USB connector. Perfect.
  • Excellent sound from this small speaker. Has good and durable USB connectivity for charging.
  • Speaker has worthless USB jack for charging.
  • The mini USB charger does not work now.
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The usb allows you to utilise the speaker as a 'fast charging' power bank, which provided my Moto G4 with 3 charges before it was drained completely.
  • Versatile in that it's Bluetooth , can be linked to other speakers, has aux plug for non Bluetooth players and you can use it to charge Other stuff with USB cable.
  • The sound quality is excellent also is ease of use. Connect your device by Bluetooth or hard wire by a 3.5mm audio cable and off you go.
  • The only downside to me is the fact that it uses a micro usb cable, I mean there are still many products that use this but as time goes by I feel that we are heading more towards usb c.
  • Would prefer a better battery life and it should use USB-C to charge now as I would be able to charge it from my phone cable.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
149.95 $

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