74points

JBL Charge 4

59points

JBL Pulse 3

Comparison winner
JBL Charge 4
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47 facts in comparison

JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Pulse 3

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
74
points
JBL Charge 4
59
points
JBL Pulse 3

Why is JBL Charge 4 better than JBL Pulse 3?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    60Hzvs65Hz
  • Has a passive radiator
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • 25% more battery power
    7500mAhvs6000mAh
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 8h longer battery life
    ?

    20hvs12h

Why is JBL Pulse 3 better than JBL Charge 4?

  • 2 more drivers
    ?

    3vs1
  • 2.89% less body volume
    1887.47cm³vs1943.7cm³
  • 1h shorter charge time
    ?

    4.5hvs5.5h
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • 128mm narrower
    92mmvs220mm
  • Has voice commands
    ?
  • Has voice prompts
    ?

Price comparison

JBL Charge 4

ProductStorePrice
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 20 Hour Battery - Black
Amazon logo
$179.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Waterproof Wireless Bluetoo...JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with Portable Hard Case - Black
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$99.00
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof ...JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
Amazon logo
$99.94
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with divvi! Charge 4 Protective Hardshell Case - Black
Amazon logo
$179.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$89.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker ...JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Factory Certified Refurbished, Squad)
Amazon logo
$129.94
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with divvi! Protective Hardshell Case - Red
Amazon logo
$119.99
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Wireless S...JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Bundle with Protective Travel Case - White
Amazon logo
$89.95
JBL Charge 4 walmartJBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Red
walmart logo
$179.95

JBL Pulse 3

ProductStorePrice
JBL Pulse 3 walmartJBL Pulse 3 Speaker
walmart logo
$149.95

Design

1.drivers count
?

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

1

3

2.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 4
JBL Pulse 3
3.volume
?

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

1943.7cm³

1887.47cm³

4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

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

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
5.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 4
JBL Pulse 3
6.has a detachable cable
?

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

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency
?

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

60Hz

65Hz

2.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.

For example

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
3.has a subwoofer
?

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

For example

Amazon Echo Studio

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
4.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 4
JBL Pulse 3
5.SNR
?

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

80dB

80dB

6.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Bose SoundLink Air

60000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

Power

1.battery power
?

Best

JBL Boombox

20000mAh

7500mAh

6000mAh

2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
3.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

WOWee One Slim

0.5h

5.5h

4.5h

4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
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 4
JBL Pulse 3

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Google Nest Mini

5

4.2

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 4
JBL Pulse 3
3.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Google Nest Mini

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
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 4
JBL Pulse 3
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 4
JBL Pulse 3
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 4
JBL Pulse 3
2.supports a remote smartphone
?

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

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3
3.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 4
JBL Pulse 3
4.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 4
JBL Pulse 3
5.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 4
JBL Pulse 3
6.has a sleep timer
?

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

JBL Charge 4
JBL Pulse 3

Price comparison

JBL Charge 4

ProductStorePrice
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 20 Hour Battery - Black
Amazon logo
$179.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Waterproof Wireless Bluetoo...JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with Portable Hard Case - Black
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$99.00
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof ...JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
Amazon logo
$99.94
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with divvi! Charge 4 Protective Hardshell Case - Black
Amazon logo
$179.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
Amazon logo
$89.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker ...JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Factory Certified Refurbished, Squad)
Amazon logo
$129.94
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black [New Model]
Amazon logo
$119.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with divvi! Protective Hardshell Case - Red
Amazon logo
$119.99
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Wireless S...JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Bundle with Protective Travel Case - White
Amazon logo
$89.95
JBL Charge 4 walmartJBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireles...JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Red
walmart logo
$179.95

JBL Pulse 3

ProductStorePrice
JBL Pulse 3 walmartJBL Pulse 3 Speaker
walmart logo
$149.95

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