JBL Charge


Portable speaker with Bluetooth streaming and 6000mAh Li-ion battery

$79.0079.0 each $149.95
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Introducing the JBL® Charge, the stereo speaker that provides more than 12 hours of playback time from a single charge of its built-in, high-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion (lithium-ion) rechargeable battery. It can even charge your other mobile devices on the go with its built-in USB port. The JBL Charge wirelessly streams audio from any Bluetooth®-equipped smartphone or tablet, and it lets you enjoy unsurpassed portable audio performance from your mobile devices and tablets. With two 1-5/8-inch (41-millimeter) drivers, a built-in bass port, digital signal processing and 2 x 5 watts of amplification, it delivers full-range JBL sound with exceptional bass. Ideal for active, outdoor lifestyles, the portable JBL Charge speaker fits into a backpack and plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can use it just about anywhere. The JBL Charge stereo speaker is a portable audio powerhouse for any environment.

What's in the box?

  • 1 JBL Charge stereo speaker with Bluetooth technology
  • 1 USB adapter
  • 1 micro USB cable
  • 1 Neoprene™ carrying pouch
  • Quick-start guide

The JBL Charge stereo speaker has a massive, built-in, 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides more than 12 hours of playback time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the speaker’s built-in USB port, which saves you battery hassles and money.

The JBL Charge speaker’s high-capacity battery has so much juice that you can even use it to recharge your other portable devices from the speaker’s built-in USB port while you’re on the go. So you don’t need to carry an extra charger to keep your devices powered up.

The JBL Charge portable speaker streams audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-equipped device, making JBL sound available for a wide range of portable devices, including tablets.

Some portable speakers produce less-than-impressive bass. Not the JBL Charge. It has a built-in bass port and generates bass that similar portable speakers simply can’t equal.

With two 1-5/8-inch (41-millimeter) JBL drivers and a 2 x 5-watt amplifier, the JBL Charge generates room-filling audio – impressive performance for a compact speaker that goes anywhere with you.

The JBL Charge stereo speaker plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can use it in a variety of locations. And it fits easily into a backpack, so you can take it from one place to the next.

With the JBL Charge speaker, strength isn’t limited to audio performance. From its rugged case and grille to the rubber end rings and a rubber cap for its USB port, the JBL Charge has the durability that your active lifestyle demands.

The JBL Charge’s clearly visible LED lets you know when its built-in battery needs to be recharged as well as when the speaker is in the Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.

Battery Type
Li-ion rechargeable
Listening Time on Battery Charge
>12 hours
Battery Charge Time
3.5 hours
Frequency Response
150Hz – 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Amplifier Power
2 x 5W
2 x 1-1/2" (38mm)
2-29/32" (74mm)
6-29/32" (175mm)
Bluetooth transmitter power
0~20dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth transmitter modulation
Listening time on battery power
>12 hours

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JBL Charge is rated 4.376884422110553 out of 5 by 199.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Its a grate speaker for this money i love the speaker <3
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible I've had my JBL Charge over 2 years and use it almost daily at work. I drive a big brown truck for a living and my Charge sees a lot of abuse. One summer day, I was driving down a main road doing 45 miles an hour and hit a large bump. My Charge bounced out of the truck onto the road and I watched it in my mirror bouncing and skipping down the road missing semi's and cars. I turned around to get it expecting to see it in pieces. When I got in Bluetooth range, it started playing again! With only a dent or two and a year later, it still works perfectly!!! I tell everyone this story!! Todays America sell so much worthless junk but your product renews my faith that some companies still have pride and heart in their name!
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great JBL quality and sound! The best durable, sound expressive bluetooth spkr!
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only a month but great features Solid sound quality. Great speaker. I've only had it for a month, but so far so good.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Good quality for a great price. Would buy it again
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome speaker Sounds great cool design ! Best speaker for your money
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Very clear sound, wish I would've bought a couple of them..
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Been wanting one,glad I got this one,nice sound,good volume
Date published: 2016-05-14
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I have a "charge2". power light is on and one red l.e.d lit.   it won't shut off or charge up. tried the power and minus volume together and nothing.. any ideas?

Asked by: zach26
Please try one of the options to possibly resolve what you are experiencing with the CHARGE 2. -In power ON mode press and hold the "Volume +" and "Phone" buttons at the same time for more than 3 seconds until it shuts off by itself. -Disconnect cabling and unpair/disconnect any devices which may be paired/connected Bluetooth. Allow the battery to completely discharge. Apply the power source and allow the battery to charge completely. If none of these things work, please submit a request at and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-26

JBL Charge won't charge and Bluetooth won't connect. it only works when plugged in and with the Aux Port. Any Ideas?

Asked by: jdude
The CHARGE's battery is not working properly.We do have a one year warranty for this unit and if under warranty. Please submit a case at and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Jaycob at CustomerService
Date published: 2016-09-07

Is there any way to turn off bluetooth in Charge? I just want to connect it through Aux port at the back of this JBL Charge. The blue light at power button keeps blinking. I know it is trying to pair with some bluetooth devices. Thanks.

Asked by: jala
Unfortunately, the Bluetooth remains active and cannot be disabled. The Bluetooth connection disconnects automatically when the device source is connected via AUX.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-05

I'd be using this always plugged in and with the aux. In that scenario, does this unit go into a Sleep/Standby mode require a press of the on button to wake it or would it remain always on and ready to play?

Asked by: darkenney
When the AUX-in source volume is very low, the product may enter standby mode. Increase the volume on the source device to prevent the CHARGE from entering standby.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-24

The JBL Charger speaker is not connecting with my IPAD bluetooth? My IPAD bluetooth works with other speakers and computer I have?   

Asked by: Marinag
When you press the power button on the CHARGE to turn it on, it has to be pressed and held again for 3 seconds, enabling Bluetooth pairing mode. The ring around the power button will now alternate between blue and red. Search Bluetooth devices from your iPad and connect to JBL CHARGE. Play music and enjoy.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-15

I've got one but all of my devices can't discover it through bluetooth, how can I fix this?

Asked by: Bach
Yeh! Finally got my JBL charge to pair with my devices. What you need to do is press and HOLD the start and minus buttons similtaneously until red and blue flashes. Happy now!
Answered by: Lizlogan
Date published: 2016-08-10

I am using a JBL CHARGE for more than 2 years. It is not getting paired with my iPhone 5s. Is there any method by which I can connect to iPhone?

Asked by: sandoc
Thanks a ton. Step 1 worked like a charm..
Answered by: sandoc
Date published: 2016-08-10

my jbl charge doesnt connect to my bluetooth at the phone. what can i do to fix it ?

Asked by: tomer555
If I understood you correctly, your phone was working okay with the CHARGE and now it's not. If this is the case, please perform the following: 1.Reset the CHARGE by following this step: - In Power ON mode, press the Power and the Volume Minus buttons simultaneously. The Charge now turns off, and when you turn it on again, it has been reset. 2.Unpair/Forget the CHARGE from the phone. 3.Turn the phone completely OFF. 4.Switch the phone back ON. 5.Turn the phone completely OFF "AGAIN". (this is important) 6.Switch the phone back ON. 7.Pair the CHARGE 3 with the phone. I noticed that you are in Israel. If this doesn't help, please contact the store where you purchased it and they will be able to help, or at least guide you to the people that can help.​
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-02
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