• JBL Charge 2
  • JBL Charge 2
  • JBL Charge 2
  • JBL Charge 2
  • JBL Charge 2
  • JBL Charge 2

Specs / Features


Speaker type: Portable | Number of Speakers: 1 | Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included) | Built-In Amplifier Power: 15W | Frequency Response: 150Hz - 20kHz

Speaker type: Portable | Number of Speakers: 1 | Power Requirements: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included) | Built-In Amplifier Power: 15W | Frequency Response: 150Hz - 20kHz

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Specification

Brand JBL
Model CHARGEIIBLKAM
Size 21 x 9 cm (8.3 x 3.5 in)

Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


TechRadar

Splash-resistance makes last year's hit speaker even better

from TechRadar

Admittedly, the price is a bit steep for an entry-level Bluetooth speaker. If you're really on a tight budget, but you don't want to miss out on features like water resistance and full sound delivery, check out the $59 (£49, AU$69) Creative Muvo Mini. Just know that you'll be missing out on the rattling bass capabilities of the Charge 2+.

Is this a worthy upgrade for those who already own the Charge 2? I say, no. In fact, I'm a little disappointed that so little has changed since last year's model. Nevertheless, if you're in the market for a Bluetooth speaker that sounds bette... Full review

Cnet

A long-lasting Bluetooth speaker that can juice up your gadgets, too

from Cnet
I like the JBL Charge 2. Overall, it's a well-designed speaker with long battery life and a USB charging option for portable devices, and it plays loud and sounds very good with some material. In the end, however, it's held back a bit by its inability to offer smoother sound with more demanding tracks and those with heavier bass. I don't expect the world from these little speakers, but to get an excellent rating in performance, they really do have to keep the distortion down to a minimum... Full review
PC Magazine

Robust bass response at modest volume levels

from PC Magazine
The JBL Charge 2 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that can muster some rich bass response and crisp, clear highs on certain tracks, but it distorts on others... Full review
Digital Trends

Piles on bigger bass for fatter sound from a slim cylinder

from Digital Trends
As we’ve seen year-over-year in the Bluetooth speaker genre, the competition has only gotten better since the original Charge was released. JBL obviously knows the terrain, and has made great strides to keep up with the crowd with the Charge 2. With more power, better features, a sleeker look, and class-leading bass, JBL’s Charge 2 is one sequel that’s well worth the ticket price... Full review
Gadgetmac

Solid build quality, rich bassy sound

from Gadgetmac

If you are looking to get a portable speaker to simultaneously serve your music listening and backup charging needs, look no further than the Charge 2. With its very useful and super quick gadget charging functionality, great battery life, solid build quality (albeit lacking water-resistant durability) and rich bassy sound quality – the Charge 2 is worth the price of admission at $150. But how convenient exactly is having to carry a speaker and one of your charging cables in case you need to recharge your smartphone along the way will have to be left for you to decide. The fact that t... Full review

TechRadar

This Bluetooth speaker is big on perks

from TechRadar
The JBL Charge 2 represents real improvement in an over-crowded genre. It's bulkier, sure, but the trade-off comes with handy features like the ability to charge your phone or tablet, as well as speakerphone functionality. The Charge 2 won't hide away as well in the corner of your bag. If that's your prerogative, then go for the Beats or Jawbone options. For fans of excellent sound quality and battery life, JBL's latest comes highly recommended for both the size and price... Full review
iLounge

Delivers more bass than the original model

from iLounge

Charge 2 is certainly an improvement on Charge, but our editors wrestled with whether it was truly better enough to merit a higher rating. On the plus side, we preferred the industrial design by a wide margin, appreciated the bass improvements, and liked the fine-tuning of the controls and indicator lights. But we weren’t sonically thrilled by Charge 2 for the $150 asking price — both as a speaker and as a speakerphone, it’s in the “good, not great” camp, taking only small steps beyond the original model. The omission of Charge’s carrying case was also a... Full review

Oluv's Gadgets

Impressive overall tuning with a very smooth frequency response

from Oluv's Gadgets

The JBL Charge 2 could easily be the absolute top model in the whole range of portable Bluetooth speakers. In my opinion it easily bests the Bose Soundlink Mini in overall sound quality with a much smoother and more natural sound, but still enough punch to the bass to really make music satisfying. It sounds better than most bigger models, although it won't play as loud. JBL could have tried to tease out a bit more power of the speaker to really stand out from the crowd of competing speakers, but a Soundlink Mini can play just as loud, similarly priced but slightly bigger models like the Sou... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

831 from Amazon.com

831 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the JBL Charge 2. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

63 from Amazon.ca

63 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the JBL Charge 2. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

9/10

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