Product Comparison: JBL Charge 3 vs Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3


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General Specifications
Brand
JBL
Ultimate Ears
Model
Charge 3
Megaboom 3
Origin
China
China
About the product
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.
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 is a supremely powerful, portable wireless speaker. It blasts loud, clear and immersive 360° sound with deep thundering bass. And it’s all meticulously balanced so you hear every note. MEGABOOM 3 is also insanely waterproof, dustproof and drop proof, and ready to rock any adventure.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
15 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.0
Range
33 ft.
150 ft.
Battery Life
20 hour(s)
20 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
4 drivers

JBL Charge 3

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

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 Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The single speaker has more than enough power and its lightweight too.
  • If you are new to Ultimate ears speakers I think the app is fantastic and the party up feature that allows you to connect to multiple Boom speakers is amazing.
  • I'd connected to my Samsung phone, then easily connected to my MacBook. Connection is very fast and doesn't take much time.
  • Haven’t managed a reliable pairing with my boom 3 speaker either. It’s like playing vinyl that jumps on the turntable.
  • It looks like it stands ok on 30% volume but when i put volume around 60-70% the battery goes on critical immediately!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
8.38 in.
8.86 in.
Width
3.4 in.
3.43 in.
Depth
3.4 in.
3.43 in.
Weight
1.76 lbs.
2.04 lbs.

JBL Charge 3

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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!
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The sound is very loud, it's rich and for its size packs some bass. It's so good I use it outside when having a barbecue.
  • It's fairly weighty but not excessively heavy and feels reassuringly solid to hold, as you'd hope given that it's designed to be used outside.
  • 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.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use because it adds extra weight and the bag gets a couple pounds heavier.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Windows, Android, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IP67 waterproof, IP67 dustproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Micro USB cable, Power adaptor, Quick start guide
Extras
Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets
App + Equalizer, Dust and Sand Proof, Pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled source devices, Magic Button, 360° Sound, Thundering Bass, Loud and True
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 Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • Don’t bother getting the power up dock as battery life is excellent and the charge port is now on the side.
  • The controls are pretty straightforward, with a multi-function button on the top, and a large plus and minus button on the front face.
  • The speaker is supposed to be drop-proof from a height of three feet. I didn't dare try it from that height, but I did drop it on a wooden floor from around two feet and it was fine.
  • It’s waterproof too so you don’t have to worry if the rain catches you by surprise during a barbecue.
  • Doesn't have voice control Alexa which the more expensive does Megablast have.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
No
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 Megaboom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • The UE3 Megaboom is well over what I expected. Firstly, download the app, pair your phone, select your music and off you go.
  • The charging socket is a micro-USB so no need to worry about losing a cable.
  • A nice long USB cable for charging and looks very classy and sleek.
  • They removed the audio jack so now the only way to connect to the speaker is via bluetooth.
  • My one issue is that there is no aux in cable, so only Bluetooth can be used to play music.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
EAC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
149.95 $
169.99 $


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