Product Comparison: JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Pulse 3


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General Specifications
Brand
JBL
JBL
Model
Charge 4
Pulse 3
Origin
China
China
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
Range
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
Color
Black
White
Height
8.66 in.
8.77 in.
Width
3.74 in.
3.62 in.
Depth
3.74 in.
3.62 in.
Weight
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.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
PC, TV, MacOS, iOS, Android
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Type C USB cable
Power adaptor, Micro USB cable, Safety sheet
Extras
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.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
No
Yes
USB
Yes
No
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
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)
Certifications
CE, EAC
EAC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.95 $
199.95 $


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