Front right view of the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker.

JBL Charge 5 Spec

The JBL Charge 5 sounds HUGE, and plays strong enough to saturate outside parties with ponderous sounding response. Thus, as we find in the JBL Charge 5 Spec below, it offers more bass than JBL Flip models.  So this is a certain advance from Flip.

Furthermore, even when playing at max volume, the built-in lithium polymer battery lasts up to twenty hours per recharge.

Front left view of the JBL Charge 5 BT speaker.
JBL Charge 5 BT speaker, front left view.

Also, you can charge mobile devices right from this speaker’s 7500 milliamp hour battery. But we only got a twenty-five percent raise in our iPad Air’s battery percentage before the speaker died. This however was enough to save the current task on the tablet and turn it OFF.  Indeed, it’s nice having the emergency bank of power along for the ride.

Top front view of the JBL Charge 5.
Top front view of the JBL Charge 5.

JBL Charge 5 Spec: The Details

    • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 223 x 96.5 x 94 (mm).
    • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 8.7 x 3.76 x 3.67 (inches).
    • Next the weight is: 960 grams,  2.11 pounds.
    • Battery type: Lithium-ion polymer, 7500 MaH, 27 Watt Hours.
    • The battery charge time: 4.0 hours @ 5V 3A.
    • AC Adapter (recommended): 5 volts, 3 amps, USB-C.
    • USB Charge Output: 5 volts, 2.0 amps MAX.
    • Bluetooth Transmitter Frequency Range: 2.40 – 2.4835 GHz.
    • The Bluetooth® Transmitter Power: ?20dBm (EIRP).
    • Bluetooth® Transmitter Modulation: GFSK, ?/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK.
    • The Bluetooth® version: 5.1.
    • Music playing time: Up to 20 hours (varies by volume level and audio content).
    • Bluetooth® Profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6.
    • Transducer: 1 X : 50 x 90mm (mono).
    • Audio output power: 30 watts RMS.
    • Frequency response: 60 Hz. – 20 kHz.
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: ? 80dB.
    • Case design: Waterproof to IPX7 standards with tightly closed charge port door.

Finally, as you might find, this speaker is a top notch standalone mono audio performer for its size.

iPad -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -JBL Charge 5- speaker as connected.
iPad -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -JBL Charge 5- speaker as connected.

JBL Charge 5 Spec: Some Notable Features

    • Firstly, the built in power bank can recharge smaller smart phones and tablets. So you just need a suitable USB cable between the Charge 5 and that device.
    • USB power output that supports this device charging.
    • Additionally, this unit supports the Connect Plus protocol. So you can join up to over a hundred compatible JBL speakers such that they all play the same program.
    • Also, you get 20 hours play time per recharge.
    • Plus, connect up to two smart devices so they can take turns streaming to this speaker.
    • Monophonic (not stereo) output, unless you pair this with another Charge 4 in a stereo pair.
    • Waterproof IP67 case design.
    • Rugged yet easily cleaned case.
    • Finally, the two bass radiators give an even larger, bass blasting sound.

Other JBL Charge 5 Posts

    1. How to Know If JBL Charge 5 Is Fully Charged
    2. Pair JBL Charge 5 — How to Do It
    3. How to Turn ON
    4. How to Check Battery
    5. How to Pair


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