79points

JBL Charge 3

68points

JBL Xtreme

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JBL Charge 3 vs JBL Xtreme

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme
79
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68
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Why is JBL Charge 3 better than JBL Xtreme?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    65Hzvs70Hz
  • 39mm shorter
    87mmvs126mm
  • Weather sealed
  • 70mm narrower
    213mmvs283mm
  • 1.31kg lighter
    800gvs2112g
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Is dustproof and water resistant

Why is JBL Xtreme better than JBL Charge 3?

  • 18mm bigger driver unit
    63mmvs45mm
  • 2 more drivers
    4vs2
  • 1.67x more battery power
    10000mAhvs6000mAh
  • 1 more USB ports
    2vs1

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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

63mm

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

4

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 Xtreme

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 Xtreme

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.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

2.has stereo speakers
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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

3.is an active speaker
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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.

4.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

5.has a passive radiator
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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.

6.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

Power

1.battery power

6000mAh

10000mAh

Best

JBL Boombox

20000mAh

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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

3.USB ports

1

2

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

Best

JBL Boombox

2

4.has a microphone in
JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme

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 Xtreme

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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