In our search for best water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, the JBL Charge 3 drowned out the competition to take the title.

The Charge 3 can connect to three different phones simultaneously, runs for 20 hours on a charge, and can pair with other JBL Connect-enabled speakers for enhanced and multi-room listening. Here’s what our readers had to say:


Is this even a competition? The JBL charge 3 blows all of these out of the water. Ha. Get it? Seriously though it does, I’ve been collecting portable speakers for quite a few years now and for a reasonable price the charge 3 doesn’t have competition in terms of water resistance, sound and build quality. - Tom

This thing is awesome. I’m an audio engineer and I compared a bunch of bluetooth speakers when I was in the market. I had the original JBL Charge and then last year got the Charge 3. Amazing sound, 20 hour battery (!!!), able to charge other devices with the built in USB port (hence the name), IPX7 waterproof. I took it with me tubing on the river with a bunch of people last summer and showed off by dunking it in the water several times with no break in the music. Can’t recommend it enough. - Dan R