JBL Charge 5 vs JR Pop - Where are the differences?

Brand
JBL
JBL
Product name
Charge 5
JR Pop
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Only differences
Audio
Watts speakers
Watts speakers
30 + 10 Watt
Watts speakers
3 Watt
Battery
Loading time
Loading time
4,0 hours
Loading time
2,0 hours
Battery life
Battery life
20,0 hours
Battery life
5,0 hours
Battery capacity
Battery capacity
7500 mah
Battery capacity
600 mah
Periphery
Powerbank
Powerbank
Yes
Powerbank
No
Ethernet (LAN)
Ethernet (LAN)
No
Ethernet (LAN)
No
USB (Data)
USB (Data)
No
USB (Data)
No
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
5.1
Bluetooth Version
4.2
WLAN
WLAN
No
WLAN
No
Automatic switch-off
Automatic switch-off
Yes
Automatic switch-off
Yes
Lightshow
Available
Available
No
Available
Yes
Specifications
Height
Height
9.65 cm
Height
3.97 cm
Length
Length
9.4 cm
Length
8.78 cm
Weight
Weight
965 g
Weight
121.2 g
Width
Width
22.3 cm
Width
7.55 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Certification
Certification
IP67
Certification
IPX7

Where are the differences?

Let's have a look at the differences between the JBL Charge 5 and the JBL JR Pop. With the year of publication 2021 the Charge 5 is newer than the JR Pop from the year 2018.

Size and weight

The two devices differ in their dimensions. The smaller a loudspeaker is, the more practical it is in use, of course.

  • JBL Charge 5: 9.4 cm x 22.3 cm x 9.65 cm
  • JBL JR Pop: 8.78 cm x 7.55 cm x 3.97 cm
The JBL Charge 5 with 965 g is heavier than the JBL JR Pop with a weight of 121.2 g. This makes the JBL JR Pop more suitable for transport.

Battery

With regard to battery life, the JBL Charge 5 can trump with up to 20,0 hours. The JBL Charge 5 has a battery life of up to 5,0 hours. In practice, the specification of the battery life can often be somewhat lower, since the manufacturers specify the maximum possible performance. In the loading time the JBL JR Pop performs better with 2,0 hours. With the JBL Charge 5 the loading time is 4,0 hours. With 7500 mah the JBL Charge 5 has a larger battery capacity. With the JBL JR Pop the capacity is 600 mah.

Waterproof

Both speakers are waterproof. The JBL Charge 5 is certified with IP67. With the JBL JR Pop a IPX7 certification is present.

Bluetooth

With Bluetooth version 5.1 the JBL Charge 5 has a newer version than the JBL JR Pop. There we have Bluetooth of the version 4.2. A newer Bluetooth version offers a better stability in the connection. Thus also a higher comfort in the application is given.

Powerbank

The function of a powerbank provides the JBL Charge 5. With the Powerbank function, other devices can be charged via USB using the speaker. Of course, this is at the expense of the battery life of the speaker.

Leistung

The performance is the JBL Charge 5 at 30 + 10 Watt. The JBL JR Pop has a power of 3 Watt. The driver of the JBL JR Pop has 5 mm.

Lichteffekte

Light effects are only offered by the JBL Charge 5. But this is only an optical difference. The light effects have no effect on the sound.

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