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JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black

Last Updated: 10 May 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
232
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
29
Spam Test
WARN
7800 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY
Yes
USB
4
NUMBER OF USB PORTS

Review Summary - 203 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Sound Quality
 93
speaker, sound quality, jbl, speakers, sounds
+94%
-6%
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" ...   Thanks Amazon and Jbl, its a great speaker, i liked it so much, i received it very fast here in Colombia, im very happy  ...  "
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" ...  I love everything about this speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this speaker! ... The sound is clear and so loud!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Can fill a couple of rooms with a good level of solid sound - no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker for the money. ... Love the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds really great, so far so good!  ...  "
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" ...  After doing a little research, I figured that the JBL would sound better, and I'm surprised. ... The JBL sounds really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely love this speaker for the all around Sound quality from bass on up to middle, then highs. ... Purchased 2nd speaker exact same model next time I could afford to and use them for music and stereo surround sound from my television L and R mode great for tv sound! ... JBL has always had a great reputation and this new product will continue those highest quality standards I’ve always experienced in using JBL Speakers.  ...  "
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Volume
 43
sound, volume, loud, room, sound quality
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I am really impressed with the sound quality of this speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  Can fill a room up with the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker all around!!  ...  "
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" ...  Im having the party of my life ever since i got my speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  All around great speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sounds greats  ...  "
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" ...  It’s loud and wonderful I love it  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect mobile music device, can take it Every Where, for the size it can Sound super Loud !!  ...  "
Battery Life
 37
battery life, battery, lasts, sounds, hours
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I had a charge 3 which was great but gave it to my girlfriend to use in her Salon. ... Battery seems to last a long time and I can charge my phone off of it in the airport or airplane.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 2 of them after hearing a friends Charge 3 and was sold on the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I cannot tell if it sounds better than Charge 3 since I haven't owned one before, but it certainly sounds better than most of the other speakers in the market within similar price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Omg I’m in love with this charge 4 the very first second I pressed the play button!  ...  "
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" ...  Long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  very durable and a single charge last me for 2-3 days .  ...  "
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" ...  Love it wish the battery and charge battery had diff battery light  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic battery life  ...  "
Bass
 26
sound, speaker, deep, scale, portable speaker
+96%
-4%
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" ...  The bass is good and the battery is amazing much better than charge 3.  ...  "
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" ...  If you love base, this speaker is a must have.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is amazing and the sound quality is very loud.  ...  "
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" ...  Great bass for its size.  ...  "
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" ...  It has good sound and good bass for a little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t get me wrong, the speaker sounds good and gets good bass at low volumes, but I ended up not loving it for the reasons mentioned above.  ...  "
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" ...  Like, I had no idea that portable speakers could HAVE bass  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear and loud with good bass- also has nifty options for customization.  ...  "
Charging
 25
charging, 3, jbl, charger, charge 4
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I'm charging it but it sounds fabulous when I tested it  ...  "
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" ...  I had a tough time making a choice between the JBL charge 3 and this, but I'm glad I chose this product, it's definitely worth every penny 😎  ...  "
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" ...  JBL Charge 4 sounds great!  ...  "
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" ...  Omg I’m in love with this charge 4 the very first second I pressed the play button!  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a short one, but I wanted a longer, Anker one.  ...  "
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" ...  battery life is good and charging is quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I totally loved it, I’m still trying to connect it with a charge 3 I own too, but for some reason it doesn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  I held out buying one of these speakers because I waiting for the upgraded charge 4.  ...  "
Size
 13
portable, still, portable speaker, portability, good
+92%
-8%
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" ...  If you want a medium portable speaker with a very good sound, this is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  We also purchased a protective case which made portability super easy and I'd recommend purchasing one as it makes portability super easy and without it portability would be difficult.  ...  "
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" ...  I take it everywhere  ...  "
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" ...  Great sounds and portability.  ...  "
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" ...  Big sound from my 1/4 full backpack! ... This will make it perfect for travel!  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing sound, bigger than the flip but still portable  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, a great portable speaker.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 11
portable bluetooth speaker, tried, speaker, sound, best
+100%
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" ...  This is my 2nd JBL brand blue tooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this because I wanted to get a good bluetooth speaker, and debated between this and the UE Boom, because they are about the same price.  ...  "
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" ...  Before charge4, I believe Denon dsb 250bt is the best midsize portable Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Wired sound is better than Bluetooth  ...  "
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" ...  This speaker is great as somebody who owns multiple bluetooth speakers the JBL Charge 4 is one of the best.  ...  "
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" ...  sound qualty is excellent pairing very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth is responsive, hasn't run out of battery yet after 3 weeksish of daily use.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth connection is magical Very good sound  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
charge4, times, makes, feeling, backpack
+82%
-18%
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" ...  We also purchased a protective case which made portability super easy and I'd recommend purchasing one as it makes portability super easy and without it portability would be difficult.  ...  "
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" ...  I dropped it a few times and it was completely fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s heavy and durable feeling but it sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  very strong and durable material.  ...  "
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" ...  Great build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Well built product doesn't feel cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  Even if my backpack gets caught on a hook, dropped, tossed across the room ... I know my Charge4 is protected.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a good, solid, durable feeling in the hand and the sound quality is great.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 10
two, speaker, months, got, stopped
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Two months was all it took for this speaker to turn into a lemon, 2 months!!!  ...  "
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" ...  My speaker power button STOPPED WORKING!! ... I bought this a little over two months.  ...  "
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" ...  The start button just stopped working on the 13th. ... This speaker is no longer working.  ...  "
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" ...  It got stuck again. ... So possible faulty unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Second one in two weeks.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 9
speaker, pool, like, beach, water
+100%
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" ...  Played music under water.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking forward to getting these out in the beach.  ...  "
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" ...  Being waterproof is peace of mind.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this waterproof speaker as a gift and I liked it so much I ended up buying another one!  ...  "
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" ...  Luckily it’s waterproof so I was not at all worried when I found it the next morning.  ...  "
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" ...  Cant wait to use it on the beach!  ...  "
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" ...  Specially that it is WATERPROOF!  ...  "
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" ...  Seemed like far and away the best waterproof "portable"-ish speaker out there currently. ... Like if I want to, it'll drown out my singing in the shower easily.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 7
speakers, sound
+86%
-14%
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" ...  sound qualty is excellent pairing very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 2 and they are very easy to set up for stereo adjusting the left and right speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and pair to the Amazon Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to find on sale making it a class leader imho!  ...  "
Controls
 7
working, power button, stopped, back, time
+14%
-86%
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" ...  The power button has become unable to work. ... It feels like the button has been pushed in and I cannot turn on my jbl.  ...  "
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" ...  The on/off button has gone back. ... There is no spring in the button and requires firm pushing for 20-30 seconds some time with success and sometimes after trying 5 to 10 times. ... Clearly there is something wrong with the on/off button.  ...  "
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" ...  My speaker power button STOPPED WORKING!!  ...  "
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" ...  The start button just stopped working on the 13th.  ...  "
Capacity
 7
speaker, sound, room, loud, fill
+100%
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" ...  This speaker excels in smaller spaces rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  I played it all day long doing work around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it in my house easy to connect and loud clear music 😁😀😁  ...  "
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" ...  With the latter, I am able to carry the unit throughout the house if need be.  ...  "
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" ...  1 for garage.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for a small house or condo.  ...  "
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" ...  I put this in the middle between my living room and dining area and the sound is enough to fill the whole area!  ...  "
Marketplace
 7
price, buy, jbl
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Item as described  ...  "
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" ...  I've used this speak almost every day since I've purchased it here on Amazon. ... Speaking of Amazon they had the cheapest price on this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon Prime rocks!  ...  "
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" ...  Also great price 👍🏽 seller is really good too  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 6
computer, speakers, speaker, tried, main
+100%
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" ...  The option to connect multiple devices is amazing so we can easily switch who’s playlist we want to hear.  ...  "
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" ...  It's main function is being used as the main speaker for my computer. ... The above occurrence normally happens when using a cell phone versus the computer.  ...  "
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" ...  But use it as computer speakers and works great  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and pair to the Amazon Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Connection was flawless!  ...  "
Comfort
 5
heavier, hand, times, sound quality, second
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Falls often and still works perfectly  ...  "
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" ...  I can fit it in a draw-string backpack on the bottom which is ideal!  ...  "
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" ...  It has a good, solid, durable feeling in the hand and the sound quality is great.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
easy
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I love that I can use it with my google home as well!  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and pair to the Amazon Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  You can upgrade firmware and do very basic configuration via JBL Connect mobile app.  ...  "
Price
 4
speaker, sound, quality, price
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I believe there are much better options around the price point.  ...  "
Fit
 4
+100%
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" ...  Falls often and still works perfectly  ...  "
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" ...  Didn’t break.  ...  "
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" ...  I can fit it in a draw-string backpack on the bottom which is ideal!  ...  "
For Travel
 3
+100%
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" ...  I mainly got it for traveling on cruises and going to the beach which it works great for. ... Battery seems to last a long time and I can charge my phone off of it in the airport or airplane.  ...  "
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" ...  Def taking it with me on vacations!  ...  "
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" ...  This will make it perfect for travel!  ...  "
Frequencies
 3
denon, bass, absolutely, speaker, sound quality
+100%
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" ...  It does distort slightly when you get a bass heavy song (using spotify's built in EQ with bass boost) but nothing a little EQ can't solve.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely love this speaker for the all around Sound quality from bass on up to middle, then highs.  ...  "
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" ...  Classical piano like Mozart piano sonata as example, Denon gives more transparent treble, while jbl charge4 provides piano scale at low frequency and mid. ... Treble may be not as extension as Denon but it's absolutely enough for me.  ...  "
Returns
 3
mail
-100%
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" ...  That doesn’t include the time it takes to mail it in and then wait for them to mail back a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  So my product return time just ended Feb 9th.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be returning it tomorrow.  ...  "

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Specifications

Battery
Battery Capacity:  7800 mAh
Connectivity
USB:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  4 
7800 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY
Yes
USB
4
NUMBER OF USB PORTS