82points
71points

JBL Charge 3

65points
57points

JBL Flip 5

Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
JBL Charge 3
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56 facts in comparison

JBL Charge 3 vs JBL Flip 5

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
82
points
JBL Charge 3
65
points
JBL Flip 5

Why is JBL Charge 3 better than JBL Flip 5?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • Is an active speaker
    ?
  • 1mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    45mmvs44mm
  • 1 more drivers
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • 25% more battery power
    6000mAhvs4800mAh
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
    ?

Why is JBL Flip 5 better than JBL Charge 3?

  • 43.65% less body volume
    924.19cm³vs1639.9935cm³
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4.1
  • 1.5h shorter charge time
    ?

    2.5hvs4h
  • 260g lighter
    540gvs800g
  • 13mm shorter
    74mmvs87mm
  • 32mm narrower
    181mmvs213mm
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • 19.5mm thinner
    69mmvs88.5mm

Price comparison

JBL Charge 3

Buy used:

$114.94

ProductStorePrice
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof ...JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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$99.95
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speake...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker -Black (Renewed)
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$79.95
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Camouflage)
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$99.95
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Enceinte Bluetooth Charge 3 Bleu
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$99.99
JBL Charge 3 AmazonCOMECASE Carrying Case Storage for JBL C...COMECASE Carrying Case Storage for JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Fits USB Cable and Charger Adapter. [ Speaker is Not Include ]
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$11.99
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Blue)
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$99.89
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Gray)
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$99.95

JBL Flip 5

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle - (Pair) Black
Amazon logo
$189.99
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$89.90
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Teal [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray [New Model]
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$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Green [New Model]
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$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Squad [New Model]
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$119.95

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Design

1.driver unit size
?

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

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2.drivers count
?

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

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3.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
4.volume
?

Best

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58.75cm³

1639.99cm³

924.19cm³

5.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
6.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5

Sound quality

1.audio output power
?

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

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2 x 2250W

2 x 10W

1 x 20W

2.lowest frequency
?

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

Best

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8Hz

65Hz

65Hz

3.has stereo speakers
?

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

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
4.is an active speaker
?

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.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
5.has a subwoofer
?

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

For example

Amazon Echo Studio

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
6.Has a passive radiator
?

A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5

Power

1.battery power
?

Best

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20000mAh

6000mAh

4800mAh

2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
3.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

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0.5h

4h

2.5h

4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
5.Battery life
?

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

20h

12h

6.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Google Nest Mini

5

4.1

4.2

2.has an AUX input
?

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.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
3.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Google Nest Mini

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
6.USB ports
?

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

Best

JBL Boombox

2

1

1

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
2.has a mute function
?

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

For example

Amazon Echo Studio

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
3.supports a remote smartphone
?

This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
4.Has voice prompts
?

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

For example

Google Nest Mini

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
5.has voice commands
?

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

For example

Google Nest Mini

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5
6.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

JBL Charge 3
JBL Flip 5

Price comparison

JBL Charge 3

Buy used:

$114.94

ProductStorePrice
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof ...JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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$99.95
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speake...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker -Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$79.95
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Camouflage)
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$99.95
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Enceinte Bluetooth Charge 3 Bleu
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$99.99
JBL Charge 3 AmazonCOMECASE Carrying Case Storage for JBL C...COMECASE Carrying Case Storage for JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Fits USB Cable and Charger Adapter. [ Speaker is Not Include ]
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$11.99
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Blue)
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$99.89
JBL Charge 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Gray)
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$99.95

JBL Flip 5

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle - (Pair) Black
Amazon logo
$189.99
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$89.90
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Teal [New Model]
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$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray [New Model]
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$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Green [New Model]
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$119.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Squad [New Model]
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$119.95

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