Unfortunately, the usual way to activate the JBL Charge 5 bass mode does not work. Further, we know of no other way to switch this mode ON. 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.
JBL Charge 5 Bass Mode: Proposed Method
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.
JBL Charge 5 Bass Mode, Detailed Steps
Someday we hope that you’ll be able to turn this bass mode ON. It would work by pressing the Volume Down (-) and Bluetooth buttons. Then hold them in for about ten seconds. Finally you would release them when the oval ring lights up.
Find these buttons on the top of the speaker.
Also, to reverse what you did above, then again, you would press the Volume Down and Bluetooth buttons. Hold them in until the oval button ring lights up once more. Then release. Finally, when the ring goes dark, bass mode would go back to what it was before.
- Speaker firmware version for this test: 0.5.2.0.