Music Junkies, Rejoice! The JBL Charge 5 Gives You 20 Hours of Playtime and it’s Less P1,000 Right Now


If you’re looking for substantial on-the-go sound from something roughly the size and weight of a water bottle, then you’re in the right place. Introducing the Charge 5, the fifth generation of Bluetooth speakers from the popular ‘Charge’ product line of JBL. But we’ll get to the nitty-gritty in a bit. 

Audio pioneer

JBL is almost synonymous to high-quality audio that you can virtually take anywhere. The brand has been making waves in sound engineering since it produced and launched its first products (a 15-inch loudspeaker and a high-frequency driver) in 1947. 

Fast forward to today, JBL has become one of the undisputed kings of Bluetooth speakers for the mass market—and with good reason. Every wireless and portable JBL speaker comes equipped with consistent audio quality, waterproofing, a solid and durable frame, and innovative features. 

Ahead of the pack

According to audio specialists, the JBL Charge 5 is even more durable and delivers crisper sound than its predecessors. For one, this fifth iteration comes with an IP67 rating, which means it could handle being submerged in water for up to 1.5 meters (for 30 minutes) and is also fully dust-proof. 

This makes the Charge 5 an ideal travel companion that can withstand the elements. You can take it to the beach or to rugged hikes (or literally anywhere you might want to break some tunes) without worry. it’s also built with rubber feet on the flattened bottom panel so it won’t roll around on flat surfaces. 

On its back panel are port for charging your mobile devices (USB-A) and juicing up the speaker itself (USB-C).