Like To Travel? The JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker Can Be Your Perfect Companion

Last Updated on 10 May, 2024 by Sourav Roy

You’ve probably heard of JBL. They are one of the most popular audio brands and for a good reason. The company has been in business since 1946, so they know more than a thing or two about sound quality. The JBL Charge 4 is the company’s latest waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and it’s easily one of the best Bluetooth speakers out there, especially in the mid-range price category. This model should be a top choice if you’re for something cost-effective. Let us tell you why.

JBL Charge 4

Dimensions18.1 x 6.9 x 7.4 cm
Battery Life12 hours
WaterproofNo, only Splashproof
Charging Time3.5 hours
Bluetooth Range9m
Max Power Output20 Watts
CompatibilitySmartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Audio Players
Exterior Build MaterialAbrasion Resistant Fabric

What We Like

  • Good sound quality in terms of both clarity and bass.
  • IPX7 waterproofing keeps the speaker safe.
  • Party boost is a perfect feature for hosting parties.
  • Many colour choices, along with a sturdy design.

Why is it good?

  • Powerful sound.
  • Rich bass.
  • Clear and crisp highs.
  • Waterproof.
  • Loud for its size.

What are the drawbacks?

  • No speakerphone.


Why do we recommend The JBL Charge 4?

JBL Charge 4 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker 1

Far Sturdier Than The Average Speaker: This JBL Charge 4 speaker is water-resistant with an IPX7 rating, which means it can be completely submerged in water for up to 30 minutes and still work fine. So, this speaker won’t let you down if you’re caught in a rainstorm or want to take a dip in the pool with your tunes.

Versatile Orientation With No Distortion: You can place this speaker vertically and horizontally. Both its narrow ends are flat, and there’s a small and unnoticeable stand in the middle, preventing it from rolling away when placed horizontally. This is helpful if you want to place the speaker on a narrow shelf or windowsill. The sound doesn’t get distorted, no matter how you orient it.

Good Bass: You can enjoy classical music, along with music that has powerful bass through the bass radiators and racetrack design drivers. Both of them allow for an excellent flow of music.

Excellent For Party Goers: The best feature of this speaker is its party booster, which helps pair it with other JBL speakers. You can keep adding more JBL speakers to create a surround-sound system for your party. As long as they are within the Bluetooth range, they will connect automatically. Also, this feature is helpful when you need a speaker for both indoor and outdoor use.

Decent Battery Life: Our tests showed that it could last at least 10 hours on continuous use, though the description says 12. You could use it for that long if you use it sparingly, though. It doesn’t take very long to charge, either. So, if you plan to go outdoor with this thing, you won’t run into any issues. You’ll probably find the power bank handy for charging your phone during long trips, too.

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JBL Charge 4 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2

Take Note

No Mic Support: You can’t respond to calls using this speaker since it doesn’t have a built-in mic. However, we still consider it a high-quality speaker as it comes with both good audio and some unique features that aren’t available even in some of the most expensive Bluetooth speakers.

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JBL Charge 4 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker 3


Is this speaker good for parties?

Yes, it’ll work very well.

Does it have NFC?

No, it doesn’t.

Is it appropriate for outdoor use?

Yes, it is.

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JBL Charge 4 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker 4

Bottom line

JBL Charge 4 costs significantly more than its predecessor, the JBL Charge 3. The absence of a microphone to answer calls is disappointing. Still, the overall improvements in design, sound quality, and battery life make it a worthwhile purchase for those in the market for a new Bluetooth speaker.

Plus, we tried out the Charge 3 when it came out too, and we can assure you that this JBL Charge 4 speaker will rarely have any problems compared to the old model.

JBL Charge 4 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker 5

That’s it for our review. If you’d like to see updates on the pricing of this Bluetooth Speaker and look at other options, you can head over to our listing of the 9 Best Bluetooth Speakers In India 2024.

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