JBL Charge Essential
JBL Charge Essential Wireless Bluetooth streaming - Image

Wireless Bluetooth streaming

JBL Charge Essential can wirelessly connect with up to two smartphones or tablets. Take turns playing DJ and let the music battle commence.

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Up to 20 hours of playtime

Don't sweat the small stuff — like charging your speaker's battery. JBL Charge Essential gives you up to 20 hours of playtime, so you can keep the music going longer and louder.

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Make a splash with IPX7 waterproof design

Bring your speakers anywhere. Pool party? Perfect. Sudden cloudburst? Covered. Bash on the beach? JBL Charge Essential is IPX7 waterproof for fearless outdoor entertainment.


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Built-in power bank

Nothing's going to stop this party. With a built-in power bank and convenient USB port, JBL Charge Essential makes sure all your devices are powered up and ready to go.

JBL Charge Essential Durable, rugged and built to last - Image

Durable, rugged and built to last

No adventure is too big. With durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing, your speaker can thrive in any conditions.

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Hear the bass loud and clear

Play it loud and clear with dual passive bass radiators that deliver powerful JBL Signature Sound.

Specs & Downloads



Make your adventures last even longer with the JBL Charge Essential. This portable Bluetooth speaker comes with powerful Original JBL Pro Sound, plus a handy power bank — all in one rugged, durable package. A convenient USB port lets you quickly charge your devices, so you can show off your DJ skills for longer. Your tunes will get everyone on the dancefloor, thanks to dual passive radiators intensifying the sound with rich, deep bass. With up to 20 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof design, keep the party going wherever life takes you.

General Specifications

Output power (W)

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
65 Hz - 20k Hz


Dimensions (in)
8.4 x 3.5 x
Dimensions (cm)
21.3 x .89 x .87
Weight (kgs)
Weight (lbs)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth frequency
2402 MHz - 2480 MHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
≤ 9 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version


Charging time (hrs)
Maximum music playing time (hrs)


Charging cable
Rechargable battery

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Charge Essential
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but Need to be able to turn off start up sound. App JBL connect doesn’t work for this model!
Date published: 2021-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Going back ? I think there is a "going back" here. By looking also the prices on the Charge 4 going down,the only thing that i can think of is that the one driver on Charge 4,yes giving 30watts but,doesn't giving too much more bass than the Charge 3. I think this model is a going back to 2 drivers again,same futures,same size same battery,except microphone as the Charge 3. I just got it on my hands and i cant tell its a nice option for this price,the only thing that bother me is what i told in the first place. PS Sorry for my english.
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speaker Amazing speaker, quality, sound everything about this is great
Date published: 2021-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality Bass is amazing, sounds great and connects easy. Recommended!
Date published: 2021-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stupid on / off sound that can’t be disabled I got this a couple weeks ago and it’s Intolerable that it’s not possible to turn off the on/ off sound. So loud! Utterly ridiculous. Wish I’d kept the receipt to return it.
Date published: 2022-11-07
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