JBL Charge Essential Speaker Review

5.09 Mixed Usages
5.9 Music:
5.9 Movies:
6.3 Outdoors:
6.4 Podcasts
1 Voice Assistant:
Release year: 2020 Rating: 4.7

Our Verdict

PROS
  • IPX7 rating
  • decent sound 
  • good for music
  • average loudness
  • cheap
  • aux port
CONS
  • does not support PartyBoost
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Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Home Bluetooth Speaker , Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers[ Waterproof]
Release Year 2020
Power Source Battery Only
Multi-Device Pairing: N/A

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Good
Water Resistance: Submersible (IPx7)
Dust Resistance No
Floats In Water: Unspecified

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Gun metal gray
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: Battery & USB
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 1.7 lbs
Volume: 101in3
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 13 hours
Charging Time: 3.7 hours
Power Saving: N/A
Charging Port: Micro-USB

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATION:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 4.1
Bluetooth Range: N/A
Bluetooth iOS Latency: N/A
Bluetooth Android Latency: N/A
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

WI-FI SPECIFICATION:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

WIRED CONNECTIVITY:

Aux Input: Yes
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: Yes

CONTROLS (PHYSICAL BUTTONS):

Ease Of Use: Decent
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: Yes
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: N/A
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: Yes
Microphone On/Off: N/A
Additional Controls: N/A

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: N/A
Voice Activation: N/A
Speakerphone: N/A
Alexa: No
Siri: No
Google Assistant: No
Microphone Mute: No
Far-Field Performance: No Microphone
Ambient Noise Performance No Microphone

APP:

App Name: N/A
iOS: N/A
Android: N/A
EQ: No
Stereo Pair Mode: N/A
Party Mode: N/A
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Sub-Par
Soundstage: Fair
Dynamics: Fair

IN THE BOX

Accessories: 1 JBL Charge Essential, Micro USB Cable, Safety Sheet, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card
User manual: Yes
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