JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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The JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker provides a full-spectrum, powerful sound that you can enjoy anywhere. Its incorporated power bank charges your devices seamlessly. Featuring a rugged design, IPX7-rated exterior, and JBL Connect+, this compact speaker surely takes your wireless listening experience to a whole new level.

Key Features

  • Made with robust fabric material and rugged rubber housing, you can rest assured that your speaker can keep up with all of your adventures.
  • Its dual passive radiators provide the signature JBL sound that is clear and powerful.
  • Stream your favourite tracks wirelessly through Bluetooth to enjoy the premium sound. You can connect up to two devices and switch from the two sources easily.
  • Its integrated rechargeable Li-ion 7500mAH battery delivers up to 20 hours of playtime, making it perfect for long listening sessions.
  • With and an IPX7 waterproof housing, the speaker is ideal for partying near or in water.
  • With JBL's Connect+ technology, you can wirelessly connect more than 100 JBL compatible speakers to maximise the fun and cater to more massive crowds. 
All Product Details
Brand JBL
Product Type Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Headphones & Portable Speakers
Frequency Response 160Hz – 20kHz
Bluetooth v4.2
Connection Type Micro USB
Product Width 22 cm
Product Depth 9.5 cm
Product Height 9.3 cm
Product Weight 0.96 kg
Manufacturers 12 Months
JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1264.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great on the go! We are a huge JBL product supporter in our family. The Charge 4 seems the same as the charge 3 only a bit larger and it has a mono single speaker instead of a stereo dual speaker like the Charge 3. I probably prefer the smaller profile and better sound from the 3 but the 4 is still a perfect option for the beach and camping, etc. One improvement JBL can make overall is more power. The sound with any JBL product is always clean but it also feels like you should be getting a bit more power from all their products. Charge, Charge 3, Charge 4, Extreme2, Free Ear Buds... on another note JBL car audio subs are fantastic. quality built with plenty of power and reasonably priced.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something I think the developers should work on Hello fellow JBL charge 4 owners (and hopefully developers). I just thought I would mention that this product is not at all able to play low bass and low volume. One might experience this while time to play the song "Time" by Hans Zimmer. I know the begin of the song is very soft and the volume low, however I cannot hear anything except static for the first 45 seconds of the song. Might I remind you that this is at minimum volume. Like another push of the minus volume button and it is mute. This product handles loud music and bass very well at higher volumes, but it cannot even play lower volume music. Thank you for taking the time to read this
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from There are 2 different models! Buyer beware. Purchased 2 of these recently from an authorized dealer and received 2 different models of the speaker in my shipment. CHARGE4S and CHARGE4J. The model numbers on the box itself are the same, but the actual speakers inside are different! Setting them side by side there are notable physical differences such as a much thinner/see thru mesh on the J model. Also the charging indicator lights are dimmer and harder to see on the J. No telling what's different inside. According the FCC filings the S has a 7500mah battery while the J has a 7800mah battery. Disappointing that I didn't receive 2 of the same speaker. If you are going to change the hardware in the box you should release a new version and make it clear to customers which model they are getting!!!
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good overall sound for such a small package Pleasantly surprised. I like big sound. It does not provide the big bass outdoors, but it fills the room adequately inside. I have the Boombox that fills the need for the outdoors. The sound quality of the Charge 4 is really clear with good mids and highs. It is actually a little too loud at night on the lowest volume setting when trying to go to sleep — NOT a problem at all because I just use the iPhone speakers. I have 2 old Xtremes. I was considering getting an Xtreme 2 to complete my connect + pairings, but I will get another Charge 4 instead (though I don’t really need it). Now the old Xtremes serve me little purpose - that absolute SUCK JBL.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Still horrible experience linking 2 speakers Using the JBL Connect app to enable the “party” & “stereo” feature using two Charge 4 speakers is still a choppy, inconsistent experience at best. The app rarely properly detects both speakers so it almost never successfully allows the “stereo” feature to even appear on the app. I’ve tried endles workflow combinations of connecting to speakers, hitting the link buttons on the speakers, updating the app, disabling bluetooth on nearby devices. IF the stereo feature manages to connect, it actually causes the music playback to sound static-like, choppy, and randomly accelerate and slow the music. Just an awful experience and no improvement in paired speaker experience versus the Charge 3.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Speaker!!! If you already own the jbl charge 3 I wouldn’t say it is worth upgrading because there mainly just small minor tweaks to the charge 4 coming from the charge 3, the charge 4 does have a little bit more clarity as well as a little bit more bass, it’s very similar in volume to the charge 3 but slightly more refined, it now has usb type c charging which is nice future wise because it could support even faster charging, one gripe I have is the flap covering the port is looser than on the charge 3 and there is only one rubber ring that seals it off compared to the charge 3 having 2 of them, so far it hasn’t been a problem though and even if water does get through jbl seals off the other sides of the ports so no damage should occur just don’t try and use the ports if they are wet until they dry, I do absolutely love this speaker and glad I got it, I just wish they would have added a tweeter since it is a mono driver handling everything, if there was a tweeter jbl would have been able to not only make it even louder but allow more excursion without the sound getting fluttery, but I guess they will do that in the charge 5? Thank you jbl for making an amazing product!!! Deffinetly recommend!!!
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall disappointed Quite a few of my friends have the charge 3. I worked in a automotive garage for a year where we used a charge 3 as music device that's really what made me fall in love with them. Audio quality was amazing. It had so much bass for how small it was it impressed everyone in the shop. So I held out thinking the charge 4 has to be better right? Wrong. I purchased 2 charge 4s to link together. The bluetooth connectivity is pathetic. They always break up. Crackle. the battery life is better. But compared to the charge 3 the sound isn't nearly as good. Way less bass. With the volume all the way up they both sound like they are struggling. The charge 3 sounds like it could keep getting louder and still sound good if it could keep going. Just overall disappointed in both of them. Save some money and buy the charge 3 if you can.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flip 3 vs Charge 4- Both Great! I purchased the Charge 4 for my husband after he kept using my nieces Flip 3. She told me the sound on the Charge 4 would be better so he got the newer version. I linked both speakers together and the sound quality is about the same. The Charge has the capability to charge your phone while in use and that is a bonus but it's not really worth the extra coins in my opinion. The Charge is larger which is ok, but I like the portability of the Flip. The Flip has more bass for its size, the Charge is lacking in bass. Overall both are great options!
Date published: 2019-06-05
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Limit 2 per customer. Personal shoppers only. Trade not supplied, for commercial enquiries visit www.harveynormancommercial.co.nz. Available from 9am Tuesday 7th Septmber 2021 until midnight Monday 11th October 2021.


This item is final clearance, and available in limited stock numbers. Available for delivery only.

Questions & Answers

How far away can the speakers be an still be linked? We just bought three together and it seems like they have to be right next to each other to keep from cutting out. 

Asked by: Brizzle
The Connect+ function of our JBL Charge 4 has a range of 30 feet or aroung 10 meters since the JBL Connect+ technology uses the regular Bluetooth connection. What you're experiencing could be a wireless interference and network congestion. You could try to isolate these issues by turning off other wireless devices nearby temporarily.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-08-22

Can I play audio files stored in a thumb drive on the Charge 4? I have converted the thumb drive to FAT32 format and tried plugging it into the USB port, but the files still can't be played.

Asked by: MaddGim
The USB port of our JBL Charge 4 is only for charging other devices via a USB cable. You could check out our PartyBox speakers that have the capability to play music files from a USB stick.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-08-17

My Charge 4 isn't charging? Its plugged in but nothing is happening

Asked by: Irv Ram
Please try to use a different charging cable and adapter. If you need more help, please reach out to our Customer Support at https://support.jbl.com/us/en/
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-08-12

Is there a way to tell how much charge you have left on JBL Charge4

Asked by: Michaelg
You could check the five led indicators on the front side of the speaker. Each white led represents a 20% battery level. You could press any buttons on the speaker to make the indicator light up when it's off.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-08-07

The speaker has stopped working. LED indicator at the bottom of the front is fully lit up but the speaker will not turn on or reset. Solutions?

Asked by: HallyD79
We'd like to work with you directly to troubleshoot the issues you're experiencing with our JBL Charge 4 and if needed, to get more information from you so we can check your options. Please use this link to contact our customer support. https://bit.ly/3xjisrf
Answered by: Paul at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-07-27

Does it float?

Asked by: Lock
Our JBL Charge 4 for is rated IPX7, it can be submerged in water 1m down for up 30 min but it doesn't float.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-07-27

How many decibels?

Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, we do not measure decibels in our smart audio products. You can order and try out the Charge 4 and listen to the sound quality and volume. If it doesn't meet your expectations. You can return it for a full refund if purchased directly from our official website www.jbl.com Also, please note that refund period is 30 days from the date of purchase.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-07-26

Rcently purchased device JBL charge does not understand BLUETOOTH connection from vinyl player TEAK TN-280BT. The same equipment purchased one year ago understand BLUETOOTH signal from vinyl player TEAK TN-280TN. Where is a problem?

Asked by: Arijs Laitsans
Our JBL Charge 4 has a Bluetooth 4.2 version. The vinyl player that you have may not be compatible with it. To confirm this, please try to pair and connect a phone to your Charge 4.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-07-21
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Limit 2 per customer. Personal shoppers only. Trade not supplied, for commercial enquiries visit www.harveynormancommercial.co.nz. Available from 9am Tuesday 7th Septmber 2021 until midnight Monday 11th October 2021.


This item is final clearance, and available in limited stock numbers. Available for delivery only.

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