Product Comparison: JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Pulse 3

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General Specifications
Charge 4
Pulse 3
About the product
The Charge 4 series delivers intense and powerful stereo sound thanks to a proprietary developed driver and two JBL bass radiators and if you need to amplify your party, with JBL Connect+ is possible!
Take your listening experience to the next level with the JBL Pulse 3, the portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that combines 360° sound with 360° lightshow. Bring your music to life with glowing LEDs wherever you are. With a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof housing, Pulse 3 is perfect for worry-free listening by the beach or pool - or even in it.
Key Specs
Power output
30 W
20 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 4.2
33 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
20 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
1 driver
3 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • Awesome sound, true bass, good power backup, easy to carry.
  • The product worked perfectly with great sound and really good battery life.
  • I was very pleasantly surprised with the sound quality that such a small device could pump out.
  • The battery life is very good and charges quickly.
  • Decent volume and punchy bass, more than enough for any kind of outdoor social gathering.
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The range is pretty far that i can bring my phone around the house with me and still have the speakers connected and playing without any connection cutting off.
  • Sound quality is good. It will not replace a 2 in 1 speaker system, but it has good highs and strong lows.
  • Bluetooth connection is quick and easy, and speaker operation is also simple, and pairing two of them, from the speakers, works well.
  • Battery life is less than many speakers have today, but is long enough for most purposes and it will operate while being charged, so no complaints in that area.
  • I bought this 3 months ago and And already the battery does not hold a charge. Very disappointing, especially for the money spent!
Size & Weight
8.66 in.
8.77 in.
3.74 in.
3.62 in.
3.74 in.
3.62 in.
2.12 lbs.
2.11 lbs.

JBL Charge 4

JBL Pulse 3

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • Compact and very well made, this is a good sounding speaker that takes our streamed music around the house and into the garden.
  • Nice and compact easy travel companion and water resistant.
  • It’s compact, easy to handle, easy to use.
  • The sound is great for a compact speaker. You can hear the bass very well.
  • The size is perfect and the weight not too heavy.
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The pulse 3 really is the light is so amazing the sound is very good and it's very loud for it's size.
  • The sizes are amazing. It fits perfectly into my room.
  • The sound quality is great for the size of the speaker and I love all the different colors you can choose from.
  • It can only be in a standing position, which is not always convenient.
  • It does not have a strap for carrying it, which is frustrating because you will not be able to carry it constantly in your hands.
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
PC, TV, MacOS, iOS, Android
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Type C USB cable
Power adaptor, Micro USB cable, Safety sheet
USB Type-C, JBL Connect+, JBL Bass Radiator, Auto-power off, Powerbank
360° Lightshow and Sound, JBL Connect+, Speakerphone, JBL Connect App, Voice Assistant integration, 3.5 mm audio cable Input, Auto-power off
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • Sound quality and clarity is very good, bass is excellent.
  • The speakers sound quality is very powerful, especially for its size.
  • Long lasting battery life, easy connectability and a durable.
  • Waterproof construction means we have no qualms about taking this outside and worrying if it will survive.
  • Good quality sound and levels from the charge 4.
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Pairing was very easy and fast. I dont think i need to explain much about bluetooth pairing.
  • RGB is awesome. It feels like a modern lava lamp and matches my PC gaming RGB peripherals.
  • You can control the lights on the speaker and your phone and music and bass sounds amazing.
  • I got a bit disappointed that if you are listening at a moderate volume the lights will not match the music and will barely move on the equalizer mode.
  • There is no strap for more convenient transportation.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • The equipment has good sound quality. Amazing ports.
  • This is the best Bluetooth speaker you can get that charges from a USB port.
  • USB power bank port for charging a smartphone or other from the speaker.
  • Charging port and USB are not in working condition.
  • It's USB Port is not compatible for ordinary phones.
JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Usb charges for a long time, but it's worth it because after charging the device lasts for 12 hours.
  • For the entire time of using the usb port has not broken and it makes me very happy.
  • AUX works perfectly, clearly transmits sound to the speaker. And it's really nice to listen, the sound doesn't get any worse.
  • Theres a input for an aux cord but the JBL Pulse 3 didn't come with a aux cord.
  • My particular unit has an issue when using AUX. Sound cuts in and out at random.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
179.95 $
199.95 $

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