79points

JBL Charge 3

78points

JBL Flip 4

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JBL Charge 3 vs JBL Flip 4

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4
79
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78
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Why is JBL Charge 3 better than JBL Flip 4?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    65Hzvs70Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Is dustproof and water resistant

Why is JBL Flip 4 better than JBL Charge 3?

  • 19mm shorter
    68mmvs87mm
  • 38mm narrower
    175mmvs213mm
  • 285g lighter
    515gvs800g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 0.5h shorter charge time
    3.5hvs4h
  • Travel bag is included
  • 18.5mm thinner
    70mmvs88.5mm

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Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.driver unit size

45mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Sony SRS-X77

462mm

3.drivers count

2

2

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

4.Weather sealed
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Audio Pro Addon C10

24

6.has a detachable cable
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sound quality

1.audio output power

2 x 10W

2 x 8W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.

Best

Devialet Silver Phantom Gold

2 x 2250W

2.lowest frequency

65Hz

70Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Samsung WAM750

8Hz

3.has stereo speakers
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.is an active speaker
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.

5.SNR

80dB

80dB

Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.

Best

Libratone Loop

99dB

6.has a passive radiator
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

A passive radiator looks like a normal driver (speaker) from the front, but on the backside all of its 'guts' are removed. Passive radiators allow woofers to produce deep tones that otherwise may not have been possible. They can have the same sonic output as larger speaker cabinets, but in a much smaller size.

Power

1.battery power

6000mAh

3000mAh

Best

JBL Boombox

20000mAh

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.charge time

4h

3.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

WOWee One Slim

0.5h

5. longer battery life

20h

12h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Lava Brightsounds 2

36h

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.1

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

2.has an AUX input
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

JBL Boombox

2

5.has a microphone in
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Polk Audio Boom Urchin

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 4

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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