Front right view of the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker.

How to Turn On Low Frequency on JBL Charge 5

Unfortunately, the usual way to up the bass on the JBL Charge 5 speaker, by turning on low frequency mode does not seem to work. Plus, we know of no other way to switch to this mode. So Hopefully, JBL will re add this feature in a later version of the firmware.  This mode on other JBL speakers that support it, adds depth and fullness to the speaker’s sound characteristics.  So it’s quite handy for getting that little extra “umph” out of the speaker at dance parties.

But if this did work, it might work as follows, as it has on other speakers in the JBL Charge line.  Now when ON, this mode makes the passive bass radiators vibrate significantly more.  Plus, low frequency mode adds a decidedly “thumpy” aspect to the content playing, which makes this wireless speaker sound much bigger than it actually is.





How to Turn On Low Frequency on the JBL Charge 5

First off, by default, this Bluetooth speaker has low frequency turned on.  Furthermore, if this switching ON actually worked, then when this mode is on, it would also add more treble and extra bass to the audio output as well.

The Charge 5 speaker, top view, showing the -Volume Down- and -Bluetooth- buttons. How to Turn On Low Frequency on JBL Charge 5.
The Charge 5 speaker, top view, showing the -Volume Down- and -Bluetooth- buttons.

You could also reverse this, and turn low frequency off by pressing and releasing the same keys shown above.

Qualifiers

  1. Speaker firmware version for this test: 0.5.2.0.




Other Posts About the JBL Charge 5 Waterproof Speaker

  1. JBL Charge 5 Red Light Stays On, Won’t Turn Off
  2. JBL Charge 5 Pairing Instructions
  3. How to Turn On JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker
  4. How to Turn Off JBL Charge 5 Super Portable Speaker
  5. JBL Charge 5 Hard Reset Instructions

Related Posts

  1. How to Turn On JBL Xtreme Low Frequency

References

  1. JBL Charge 5 Wireless Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2022-07-28: First published.
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