JBL Go 3 vs JBL Clip 4 – A Head To Head Comparison

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JBL as a brand deals and works with everything that has to do with the sound! They bring very great products to the market, and they quickly become favorites for many people! In this article, you will find information about JBL’s great and most famous speakers and those are JBL Go 3 and JBL Clip 4!

Both JBL Go 3 and Clip 4 are amazing portable speakers that come from this amazing company or brand. On them are included many features that include their great connectivity, sound quality, as well as their good-looking design and built quality!
But, what are the differences between these two amazing portable speakers? Let’s get straight to the speakers and see what do both of them contain!

Design, Portability, Durability

Design-wise the JBL Go 3 and JBL Clip 4 are pretty much similar but still, there are some differences, that make us distinguish between them! As per the size of these speakers, JBL Go 3 measures 3.4 x 1.6 x 2.7 inches and weighs 7.4 ounces while JBL Clip 4 measures 1.8 x 3.4 x 5.3 inches and weighs about 8.4 ounces. That clearly makes us realize that JBL Go 3 has a more portable body, of course, based on its size and weight!

Even though JBL Clip 4 is slightly bigger and heavier, that doesn’t mean that it is not portable, because both of them are considered ultra-portable speakers! The colors that both speakers come in are black, blue, grey, and pink, whereas there is a difference because the JBL Go 3 comes also in green colors, while JBL Clip 4 comes also in white and squad color.

The similarity is noticed in their durability, both of the speakers from JBL own an IP67 rating and they are both dustproof and waterproof! Both of the speakers have straps added on them, JBL Go 3 has a softer strap attached to the side of the speaker, and JBL Clip 4 has a metallic carabiner attached to the upper part of the speaker.

Sound Quality, Features

As per the sound quality of these two speakers, they are similar and different at the same time!

I am hard pressed to tell you which one offers the better sound.

Frequency response describes the range of frequencies or musical tones that the speakers can produce and on JBL Go 3 it works from 110 Hz up to 20 kHz, while the JBL Clip 4 works with a frequency response range from 100 Hz up to 20 kHz. The sound that comes out of these speakers, in general, is in its best way possible! Both music and vocals come crispy clear.

These speakers bring to you an amazing bass! With their compact size, it is a little bit interesting that they can provide an amazing bass, but still, in this case, size doesn’t matter because both of the speakers are known for their amazing punchy bass!
You may already know what PartyBoost on JBL speakers is, right?

The amount of bass they offer is just perfect, I think that even bassheads wouldn’t ask for more bass.

If some of you don’t know, it is a feature that allows you to connect two or more JBL speakers together for a better listening experience! But, there’s always a but! This feature is only included in the JBL Go 3 and you cannot connect it to JBL Clip 4 because it doesn’t own it and you should use another speaker!

All in all, as said above, both speakers have a similar sound, impressive sound, and there is not noticed a quite big difference when comparing their sound quality.

I am not going to lie though, Clip 4 has a richer sound just because it is built a tad different, but nothing groundbreaking in contrast.

Connectivity and Compatibility

Connectivity is an important part of bluetooth speakers because the better the connectivity is the more portable it looks and becomes!

Both speakers, JBL Go 3 and JBL Clip 4 get connected via a Bluetooth 5.1 connection and they both work with version 5.1 of Bluetooth, which is Bluetooth’s newest version, and it has a very quick connection speed. Still, there is a difference! JBL Clip 4 also supports two codecs of Bluetooth and those are AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) and SBC (Sub-band Coding) codecs.

The compatibility on the other hand is perfect! Since they work fully wirelessly, with the Bluetooth connection, JBL Go 3 and JBL Clip 4, are compatible with many different devices that own the Bluetooth and that includes literally any device!

Battery Life

Battery life, or the battery of the speakers in general, is the main difference and the biggest thing that makes these headphones differ from one another. The JBL Go 3 is powered with a 100 mAh Li-ion battery, that works on 2.7Wh and the JBL Clip 4 is powered also with a Li-ion battery but in this case, it works at 3.885Wh. They are both rechargeable batteries though!

Both JBL Go 3 and JBL Clip 4 have USB-C ports on which they are charged. However, there is a difference in the output power of these speakers, because JBL Go 3 works with 4.2W and can be fully charged in 2.5 hours, and the JBL Clip 4 works at 5W and the charging time is 3 hours.

The JBL Go 3 once is fully charged, allows you usage for about 5 hours of nonstop playtime, whereas the JBL Clip 4 goes up high, and allows you to have a playtime of 10 hours!

So yeah I would say that there is quite a gap in the battery life aspect.

Keep in mind that both of the speakers mentioned are launches from JBL in 2020! Even though they come from the same brand and have a lot of similarities between them, they still have a big difference and it is the price tag that they come with!

Final Thoughts

As you can see and read above in this article, are mentioned the similarities and differences between two very famous JBL speakers. JBL Go 3 and JBL Clip 4.

Even though there are more similarities than differences, still, the speakers are reviewed simply, so that you can be more clear, and more concentrated when choosing in between them!

These are outdoor speakers. If you are looking for a home smart speaker, i recommend you read our comparison of the Bose Home Speaker 300 vs. Home Speaker 500 instead.

Keep in mind that both of the speakers mentioned are launches from JBL in 2020! Even though they come from the same brand and have a lot of similarities between them, they still have a big difference and it is the price tag that they come with! And, let me say that it is a quite big difference!

I hope this article helps you find and choose wisely on which one of the speakers you want to purchase!

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