This summer is going to be full of trips to the beach and backyard parties, and you'll need just the right speaker to DJ these events. The JBL Charge 5 is the newest release in its waterproof speaker product line, and it does a fantastic job of producing clear and loud sound. It's a little pricey though, so anyone who already has an older JBL Charge speaker shouldn't feel the need to upgrade.
If you don't need fancy smart features then the JBL Charge 5 is a great sounding and long-lasting Bluetooth speaker that can also charge your phone.
I’m quite pleased with JBL’s latest portable speaker. I still think it’s priced just a little too high, and PartyBoost has only continued to confuse me since venturing back out into society. Even at full price, I don’t think anyone will be disappointed in the Charge 5.
The JBL Charge 5 is an iteration on a winning formula. The Charge series of speakers is known for balanced sound, high volume, and long battery life, and that hasn’t changed in this fifth generation. However, the Charge 5 improves on just about every aspect of what made it great, making it an easy recommendation for those looking for big, balanced sound with all-day battery life.
For those who want a loud, durable speaker to use on days out at the park or beach, the JBL Charge 5 is an excellent choice. The audio is powerful and accurate, and it has improved dust resistance as well as a waterproof design. What’s not to love!
JBL’s Charge 5 hails from a victorious and dominant product line, and the winning trend does not stop here.
JBL's portable Charge 5 speaker delivers surprisingly powerful Bluetooth audio from a compact, waterproof frame, making it the ideal travel companion for going just about anywhere.
With a new look, a little more ruggedness and improved sound, the JBL Charge 5 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers — just not one of the cheapest.
This portable Bluetooth speaker delivers astounding audio considering its relatively diminutive scale. Our main criticism is its somewhat boisterous looks and the long four-hours recharge time. Otherwise this blasts out the bass, all while being rugged and waterproofed for use wherever you please.