Front right view of the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker.

How to Turn ON JBL Charge 5 Bass Mode

Unfortunately, the usual way of how to turn on bass mode on the JBL Charge 5 speaker does not work. Further, we know of no other way to activate this mode. But you could simulate it by adjusting an equalizer app on your streaming source device. Hopefully, JBL will add this feature in a later version of the firmware. But if this did work, it might operate as follows, just as it has on other JBL Charge speakers.

Now when ON, this mode would make the passive bass radiators vibrate noticeably more.  Moreover, extra bass mode would add a decidedly “thumpy” aspect to the content playing. This could make this speaker sound much bigger than it really is.

How to Turn On JBL Charge 5 Bass Mode

First off, by default, this BT speaker would have this super bass mode turned on.  Moreover, if this toggling actually worked, then it would also add more treble as well as extra bass as well.

Picture of the -Volume Down- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the JBL Charge 5.
The -Volume Down- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the JBL Charge 5.

How to Turn On Bass Mode: Detailed Steps

Someday, we hope that you’ll be able to turn this extra bass mode ON. You would  do that by pressing the Volume Down (-) and Bluetooth buttons. Then you would hold them in for about ten seconds, until the oval ring around the buttons lights up. Finally you would release them.

Find these buttons on the top of the speaker.

Picture of all lights lit on the top button panel.
All lights lit on the top button panel.

Also, to reverse what you did above, you would press the Volume Down and Bluetooth buttons. Then hold them  in until the oval button ring lights up once more.  Finally release them. After that, when the ring goes dark, bass mode would go back to what it was before.

Qualifiers

    1. Speaker firmware version for this test: 0.5.2.0.

Other Posts About the JBL Charge 5

    1. Hard Reset Routine
    2. How to Tell if JBL Charge 5 is Charging
    3. How to Make This Speaker Discoverable
    4. Software Update Instructions
    5. How to Charge

References for How to Turn On JBL Charge 5 Bass Mode

    1. JBL Charge 5 Official Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Charge 5