Review (and giveaway!): JBL Charge vs Jawbone Mini Jambox. FIGHT! - Evolved Mommy
When we started to put this review together, I thought that it was going to be a no-brainer. JBL v Jawbone. Mini Jambox v Charge. I mean just look at them, right? The Jambox looks great, it was made for this review, I wanted it to win. It didn’t.
AT&T was kind enough to supply us with both, so we were able to do a decent head to head. The JBL took the Jawbone to task on nearly every test. It has a richer sound, deeper bass, highs that are more crisp and it still sounds great when turned all the way up. As if it didn’t need it, the Charge even has a USB port to give your phone, iPod, iPad or whathaveyou an extra little boost of battery to keep the tunes coming. It’s like the Jambox didn’t even show up.
Now I don’t want to just berate Jawbone’s smaller sibling to the incredible Jambox, (full size) as the Charge did a great job of that without my help. The Mini Jambox does have some redeeming qualities. In fact, it’s a pretty amazing speaker. First, the most obvious, it looks a LOT better. The sleek minimal design had me rooting for the Jambox right out of the box. It also has a much better battery life, even if you don’t use the Charge as an added battery for your device. I’m not sure what the standby time on it is, but I had used it at my desk at work for almost two weeks before I realized that the USB cord wasn’t plugged in. It also tends to be far more portable due to its smaller stature.
We all know that you’re not going to buy a speaker based on how it looks unless it’s 1993 and stuffing them into the back of your kick-ass custom mini truck. It’s the sound that’s important here and honestly this isn’t even a close fight. The Charge is more boom for your buck. They’re both available through AT&T. Or, you can win the Mini Jambox below.