Front left view of the JBL Charge 5 BT speaker.

Low Frequency JBL Charge 5

Unfortunately, the usual way to toggle low frequency does not work on the JBL Charge 5. Hopefully, JBL will re add this feature in a later version of the firmware.  But if this did work, it might work as it has on other JBL Charge speakers.  Now when ON, this mode makes the passive bass radiators vibrate noticeably more.  Furthermore, low frequency adds a decidedly “thumpy” aspect to the content playing. And this would make this speaker sound much bigger than it really is.

Low Frequency JBL Charge 5: How to Toggle

First off, by default, this BT speaker has low frequency ON.  Moreover, if this toggling actually worked, this would also add more treble and lots more bass.

The Charge 5, top view, showing the -Volume Down- and -Bluetooth- buttons.
The Charge 5, top view, showing the -Volume Down- and -Bluetooth- buttons.

How to Switch OFF and ON

Someday we hope that you’ll be able to turn low frequency OFF. This would work by pressing the Volume Down (-) and Bluetooth buttons. You would hold them in for about ten seconds.  Hold until the oval ring around the buttons lights.

Picture showing all lights lit.
All lights lit.

Also, to turn low frequency back on, again, press the Volume Down and Bluetooth buttons. Hold them in until the oval button ring lights up again.  Then release the buttons.  Finally, when the ring goes off, low frequency resumes once more.


    1. Speaker firmware version for this test:

Other JBL Charge 5 Posts

    1. How to Connect JBL Charge 5
    2. JBL Charge 5 Hard Reset
    3. How to Factory Reset JBL Charge 5
    4. How Many Watts Is JBL Charge 5
    5. JBL Charge 5 Bass Mode — Explained

References for Low Frequency JBL Charge 5

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