83points
71points

JBL Charge 3

90points
63points

JBL Xtreme 2

Cost-effectiveness winner
JBL Charge 3
Comparison winner
JBL Xtreme 2
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56 facts in comparison

JBL Charge 3 vs JBL Xtreme 2

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
83
points
JBL Charge 3
90
points
JBL Xtreme 2

Why is JBL Charge 3 better than JBL Xtreme 2?

  • 68.28% less body volume
    1639.99cm³vs5170.176cm³
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 1.59kg lighter
    800gvs2393g
  • 5h longer battery life
    ?

    20hvs15h
  • 49mm shorter
    87mmvs136mm
  • 75mm narrower
    213mmvs288mm
  • 43.5mm thinner
    88.5mmvs132mm

Why is JBL Xtreme 2 better than JBL Charge 3?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    55Hzvs65Hz
  • 24.9mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    69.9mmvs45mm
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4.1
  • Has a subwoofer
    ?
  • 20W more audio output power
    ?

    2 x 20Wvs2 x 10W
  • 1.67x more battery power
    10000mAhvs6000mAh
  • 0.5h shorter charge time
    ?

    3.5hvs4h
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?

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Design

1.driver unit size
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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
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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
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4.volume
?

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5.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

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

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JBL Xtreme 2
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.

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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.

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2 x 10W

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2.lowest frequency
?

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

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8Hz

65Hz

55Hz

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 Xtreme 2
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 Xtreme 2
5.has a subwoofer
?

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

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
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 Xtreme 2

Power

1.battery power
?

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20000mAh

6000mAh

10000mAh

2.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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0.5h

4h

3.5h

3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
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.

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36h

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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 Xtreme 2

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

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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 Xtreme 2
3.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

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JBL Xtreme 2
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.

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JBL Xtreme 2
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 Xtreme 2
6.USB ports
?

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

Best

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2

1

1

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
2.has a mute function
?

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

For example

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JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
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 Xtreme 2
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.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
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.

JBL Charge 3
JBL Xtreme 2
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

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