The JBL Charge 4 device remains an excellent wireless speaker with specific upgrades to the earlier generation device. It can boost massive bass that isn’t a pain in the ears1 The only thing that might matter to some is the bulky size, but one can comprise that for the excellent sound quality.
JBL Charge 4 Review
JBL 4 is an upgrade to the already-excellent JBL Charge 3 speaker. The design and specifications are identical, with subtle upgrades to the new variant. The changes are so stealth that you will not notice until you listen to the speaker and observe the enhanced sound quality.
The JBL Charge 4 gives a smooth tonal balance without pitching highs or hurting bass. In addition to being the best wireless speaker, it is also an excellent waterproof speaker available in the market today.
JBL Charge 4: Design
The design is identical to the JBL Charge 3 speaker, with a similar cylindrical shape and the exposed woofers. Additionally, the JBL 4 also has similar physical controls- like the power buttons, volume buttons, Bluetooth pairing, media controls, and Connect + feature similar. The Connect+ feature enables the user to pair multiple speakers of JBL to play in a stereo system or amplify the music. There is a silicone door at the backside that secures the 3.5mm aux, USB-C, and multiple USB-A ports. The JBL Charge 4 is designed as a directional speaker, which means the sound comes from the side ends. As the speaker design is directional, placing it is the crucial tactic, and users need to place it either horizontal on its foot or vertically on any side. Placing the JBL 4 speaker at a vertical angle will significantly increase bass response as the surface will radiate the bass.
JBL 4: Performance
The remarkable improvement to the JBL 4 is the enhanced sonic performance: While the JBL Charge 3 had amplifying bass, the Charge 4 has a smooth and balanced sound. The highs and the lows sound perfect, and each note can be heard. The mid-tones also sound great, allowing each vocal to come out loud and clear. The JBL 4 can get impressively loud. At its maximum volume, the speaker can be pretty loud for indoor use. In terms of battery, JBL claims that the Charge 4 device can last up to 20 hours on a single charge, which is super-efficient.
- Balanced toned and powerful sound
- Efficient compatibility with phone and can even charge the phone
- Enhanced battery life
- Bulkier and more decadent than Charge 3
- Dim buttons, hard to notice in the dark
- Mid vocals can get masked by the powerful bass
- No microphone compatibility for phone calls
- distortions at high volumes
- No 360-degree sound
JBL 4: Specifications
|Model Name||Charge 4|
|Product Dimensions||22 x 9.5 x 9.3 cm; 965 Grams|
|Compatible Devices||Audio Player , Laptop, Mobile, Tablet|
|Power Source||Battery Powered|
|Battery Average Life||20 Hours|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||80 dB|
|Connector Type||Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Mounting Type||Table Top|
|Includes Rechargable Battery||Yes|
|Supports Bluetooth Technology||Yes|
|Item Weight||965 g|