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#4719739 - 04/07/18 05:31 PM Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
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Registered: 07/08/12
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Had a couple of Amazon gift cards from Christmas and birthday that I hadnít used, and decided to get a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Iím an aircraft mechanic, I work in a hangar, and a several of the guys have this kind of speaker. It seems that most of the guys have the JBL Charge 3 or Flip 4.

Iíve been impressed with the JBL Charge 3, which one of the guys has. It gets pretty darn loud and has really good sound quality. Also has a ďpower bankĒ feature where you can siphon off some of the juice to charge your phone or tablet, itís essentially waterproof, and has a noise-canceling speakerphone feature where you can press a button on the speaker and answer the phone.

I read a few reviews, and, for the price ($119), the JBL Charge 3 sounded like the most for my $. The Flip 4 sounded like a cool unit too (itís a bit smaller), but the Charge 3 is a bit bigger, with unquestionably better sound, and it was only like $20 more. So I went with the Charge 3.

Looking forward to getting it Monday and trying it out.

JBL Charge 3:

https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/J...5_t-1523140234O
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#4719743 - 04/07/18 05:34 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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How big is the Woofer?
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#4719756 - 04/07/18 05:45 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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JBL makes the best bang for your buck bluetooth speakers. I have had a Charge, Flip 3 and Flip 4. The UE Boom are overpeiced for the sound quality.

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#4719784 - 04/07/18 06:09 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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The JBL Bluetooth speakers are great. You will enjoy it. It is better than any Bose speaker I have heard, and much less expensive.
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#4719806 - 04/07/18 06:33 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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You'll like that little speaker. My buddy has one, works great on the floaty when we're out on the lake. Don't have to worry about splashes.

I have several BT speakers around the house, everything from a $30 portable to a Harman Kardon Onyx Studio. I do love the HK, it serves bathroom duty for shower time and has been working flawlessly for at least 3 years now.
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#4719823 - 04/07/18 06:51 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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Nice. I have the JBL Extreme and have been very happy with it. I typically use it in the garage or outdoors.
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#4720008 - 04/07/18 09:39 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
How big is the Woofer?


If you click on the link I posted, and go to the specs, it says it has two 50mm transducers. 1" is 12.7mm, so, they're each about 4".
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#4720009 - 04/07/18 09:40 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: wallyuwl]
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Originally Posted By: wallyuwl
JBL makes the best bang for your buck bluetooth speakers. I have had a Charge, Flip 3 and Flip 4. The UE Boom are overpeiced for the sound quality.


I looked a little bit at those, but the JBL just seemed like the most for my money.
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#4720011 - 04/07/18 09:41 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: Dorian]
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Originally Posted By: Dorian
The JBL Bluetooth speakers are great. You will enjoy it. It is better than any Bose speaker I have heard, and much less expensive.


Good to know, as I looked at the Bose also.

Thanks!
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#4720012 - 04/07/18 09:41 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Nice. I have the JBL Extreme and have been very happy with it. I typically use it in the garage or outdoors.


Nice! Bet that one's loud.
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#4720090 - 04/07/18 11:49 PM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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I have the Extreme as well, and yes, it's pretty darn loud for a battery powered speaker the size of a 1L bottle of pop. JBL recently released the Boombox, but its pretty salty at $400 MSRP. But, it is IPX7 waterproof and will play for 24 hours (74wH battery!), plus has the powerbank feature. I agree, JBL gives you quite a bit for your money, and IMHO their sound signature sounds best to my ears (I know it's totally subjective). The boombox has a 4" woofer and according to the specs will get down to 50Hz...



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#4720206 - 04/08/18 06:46 AM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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Originally Posted By: john_pifer
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
How big is the Woofer?


If you click on the link I posted, and go to the specs, it says it has two 50mm transducers. 1" is 12.7mm, so, they're each about 4".

1 inch = 25.4 mm. smile
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#4720207 - 04/08/18 06:49 AM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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1Ē is 25.4mm. 2Ē unit in there.


Originally Posted By: john_pifer
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
How big is the Woofer?


If you click on the link I posted, and go to the specs, it says it has two 50mm transducers. 1" is 12.7mm, so, they're each about 4".

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#4720240 - 04/08/18 07:34 AM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: john_pifer]
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Registered: 02/26/11
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I was just looking at the Charge 3 yesterday on Amazon. I'd like a decent speaker for my garage/basement. The Charge 3 appears to fit the bill. Just a little hesitant to drop $100+ on a speaker without listening to it in person first. No one I know has one.


Edited by Sierra048 (04/08/18 07:35 AM)
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#4720270 - 04/08/18 08:05 AM Re: Ordered a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker [Re: tcp71]
john_pifer Offline


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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: john_pifer
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
How big is the Woofer?


If you click on the link I posted, and go to the specs, it says it has two 50mm transducers. 1" is 12.7mm, so, they're each about 4".

1 inch = 25.4 mm. smile

Originally Posted By: tcp71
1” is 25.4mm. 2” unit in there.


Originally Posted By: john_pifer
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
How big is the Woofer?


If you click on the link I posted, and go to the specs, it says it has two 50mm transducers. 1" is 12.7mm, so, they're each about 4".


OOPS, thanks guys!

So, each a little under 2".
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