Product Comparison: JBL Charge 3 vs Ultimate Ears BOOM 2


General Specifications
Brand
JBL
Ultimate Ears
Model
Charge 3
Boom 2
Origin
China
China
About the product
JBL Charge 3 is the ultimate, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package
UE BOOM 2 is the 360-degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Everywhere you go.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
20 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth version 4.0
Bluetooth version 4.0
Range
33 ft.
100 ft.
Battery Life
20 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • I use it on my computer, when I camp, when I go literally anywhere. Even with constant use I’ve got about two to three days use.
  • The audio quality is great, it gets nice and loud, never have any issues with a seamless bluetooth connection, and I really like the graphic design of the speaker grille.
  • The best feature about this speaker is the endless battery life. It seems like I almost never charge it and it has 100 ft Bluetooth connectivity.
  • The product itself is great, but there are some firmware bugs. For example, it cannot connect to two devices simultaneously as advertised.
  • It will disconnect one device to connect to another one. Also, the tap control to pause and skip songs is not the best.
Size & Weight
Color
Camouflage
Black (also available in 6 colors)
Height
3.48 in.
7.1 in.
Width
8.38 in.
2.6 in.
Depth
3.4 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
1.76 lbs.
1.2 lbs.

JBL Charge 3

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • OMG 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!
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • It's not too big and not too heavy making it very portable.
  • It’s amazing to carry into different rooms at home and it’s perfect for anytime. It's size fits any design and home interior.
  • A very convenient speaker, you can easily take with you on trips.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use.
  • As for me it is big and uncomfortable and it requires a lot of space in the bag.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Fabric/rugged rubber
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
May 2, 2016
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Micro USB cable
Extras
Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets
Pair up to 8 Bluetooth ® enabled devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time., 360° Sound, connect 150+ speakers
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • However, the 360 sound is great, and it is really loud. Even at low volume the sound is clear and the bass is strong.
  • Very impressed with the amount of sound that comes from this speaker.
  • It also is Alexa compatible. Apparently, it is supposed to work with Siri and Google Assistant but I haven't figured out how to make either of those work yet. Very happy with this speaker.
  • I've had it plugged into the wall, playing music and the UE Boom app on my phone shows the battery is charging. I really like that I can turn the speaker on and off remotely with the app.
  • I just hope they update the firmware soon and maybe add actual buttons instead of unreliable tap controls.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
Yes
No
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • Third one and I love it this is an amazing product that can handle any situation. Highly recommending these.
  • Overall very impressed by how easy the functions are, the quality of the sound, the size of the speaker, and the design.
  • Great interface is very simple and beautiful. There is nothing superfluous.
  • It's a shame that it can not be used as powerbank. This function would be needed.
  • Usb connector broke after a month of use. Charging may fall from the connector.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
EAC
FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
129.95 $
179.99 $


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