Comparison of JBL Charge 3 and UE Boom 2

Speakers are one of the gadgets that music lovers consider as a necessary tool to enhance and make one’s experience in listening to music more enjoyable. Today, there are numerous types and kinds of speakers offered in the market and choosing the best brand, type, model that would suit your taste and needs could be difficult specially if you have limited information. However, there are also numerous materials such as articles, reviews and researches that are readily available that could make your task of narrowing down options easier.

This article will feature two of the hottest brands and models in the speaker industry. The JBL Charge 3 and UE Boom 2. Both speakers are known to be amazing, beautiful and are able to provide enjoyable sound experience. Both have advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons and through this article, we will impart to you all the information you will need to equip you for you to be able to reach to a sound decision.

1. JBL Charge 3


JBL Charge 3 is created by one of the best brands not only for speakers but also for other products such as multi channel home theater, headphones and many more. It is a trusted brand that has provided satisfaction and has met expectations of its customers. This reputation of JBL ensures you that the JBL Charge 3 carries the same quality as its other products and will guarantee you amazing music/sound experience.


Charge 3 is a Bluetooth speaker that weighs about 800 grams and has the following dimensions:

  • * Width of 213mm
  • * Diameter of 87mm
  • * Height of 88.5mm

These dimensions could be viewed as something bit bigger in size but it is considered as average. In fact, it is portable and could be easily brought anywhere. The JBL Charge 3 comes in different colors red, black, grey, teal, blue and special edition squad or camouflage color- which you could enjoy and display anywhere in your home or any party place.


The Charge 3 packs useful features. In fact, one amazing feature this speaker has is it is waterproof. This feature gives you peace of mind to bring and use it in places such as beaches or

pool parties and you will not have to worry in case it gets wet. This speaker could also be used as a speakerphone and has wireless Bluetooth streaming. Its sounds are delivered through a front directional audio and its sounds could be enhanced by its ability to pair with other speakers. As for its battery, it has about 20 hours battery life on a 4. 5 hours charge time.

Sound Quality

The most important factor in choosing the right speaker is the sound quality. In fact, this is the main reason in purchasing a speaker- to have a great, wonderful sound experience and JBL Charge 3 will not disappoint you in this aspect.

Charge 3 comes with amazing audio system. It provides powerful audio, bass and clear audio streaming through its 45mm driver unit. Moreover, the sounds from this speaker comes out from two ends and this provides a stereo like realistic experience.

If you wish to use this speaker for house parties, you will not be disappointed as it is capable to provide loud and pleasing to ears music with its frequency response of 65HZ -20kHz.

Setting up

To use Charge 3, you could pair the speaker to other devices such as your phone, laptop or tablet. All you have to do is to:

  • * Turn on the Bluetooth of both – your device and Charge 3
  • * Once Charge 3 finds your device, connect and start playing your music.


As an add on to JBL’s features, it has created apps which are compatible on Android and iOS systems which you could use specially for more music options. Moreover, their app allows its users to tune and adjust the audio of your speaker and upgrade the speaker software.

UE Boom 2


Another popular brand in the industry, Ultimate Ears is also another trusted brand or manufacturer of speakers and earphones that music lovers patronize. It has produced other amazing speakers and customized earphones that have been enjoyed by their customers. Their popular model, Boom 2 will definitely provide the same experience that one would expect from UE.


Compared to JBL Charge 3, UE’s Boom 2 is much lighter and smaller but is a little bit longer in height with its dimensions of:

  • * Width of 67mm
  • * Diameter of 67mm
  • * Height of 180mm

This model in fact only weighs about 543 grams which is very light and portable. You could bring it anywhere you go and is best for those who travels often. For its aesthetics, this beauty comes in numerous colors such as BrainFreeze, GreenMachine, CherryBomb, Yeti, Tropical, AfterHours, CityScape and many more. If you are the type that doesn’t want too much design all over your speaker, Boom 2 is perfect with its minimalistic theme yet classy.


Boom 2 comes with wireless Bluetooth streaming and could be used as a speaker phone. It is also waterproof and could be paired with other speakers. Its audio sound is produced to its users in direction of 360 degrees. As for its battery, Boom 2 could operate up to 15 hours on 2.5 hours charge time.

Sound Quality

If you are into parties, Boom 2 will be your perfect partner with its 90Hz to 20kHz and enhanced by its 360 -degree audio effect. Moreover, its ability to pair with other speakers would definitely give the blast you are looking for.

Setting Up

Setting up Boom 2 is similar with Charge 3. It is simple and easy. All you have to do is to turn on the Bluetooth of your device and your Boom 2. Pair, connect and enjoy!


Boom 2 will not go behind with its apps. This speaker sports applications that would allow Siri integration, connect you to #PartyUp, allow you to control the equalizer and sounds, alarm, block parties, use remote for switching it on and off and provides updates.

Summary of Comparison of Features

Speaker: JBL Charge 3 UE Boom 2 
Dimensions (W x D x H) 213 x 87 x 88.5mm 67 x 67 x 180mm 
Weight 800g 548g 
Color/ Skin has 5 colors has 9 colors 
IPX7 Waterproof Yes Yes 
Frequency Response 65Hz – 20kHz 90Hz – 20kHz 
Audio Direction Frontal 360 degrees 
Battery Life 20 Hours 15 Hours 
Battery Charge Time 4.5 Hours 2.5 Hours 
Signal-To-Noise Ratio >80dB 90dBA 
Speaker Phone Yes Yes 
Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Yes Yes 
Speaker Pairing Yes Yes 
Apps Yes Yes 


Depending on what you are looking for and what your needs are, JBL Charge 3 and UE Boom 2 have its own advantages and disadvantages. Through the details and comparison this article has made and provided, we are sure you will be able to get the speaker that would suit your style and need.

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