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JBL Clip 3
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   
Price $70 List
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Pros Super compact, waterproof, good battery life, good sound quality given the sizeExcellent sound quality, very loud, long battery lifeExcellent sound quality, water resistant, great battery lifeGood overall sound, great volume, great battery life, waterproofGood sound quality, waterproof, long battery life
Cons A bit more expensive than other super-portable options, can sound tinny and hollow at high volumesExpensive, relatively large and heavyExpensive, relatively heavyNot the strongest bass, a bit priceyNot the best sounding nor most portable
Bottom Line A super portable model that can easily accompany you anywhereThe exceptional sound quality, high volume, and somewhat heavy weight make this perfect for backyard partiesTop notch sound from a relatively small and durable packageA solid choice for those that want a bit of power in a fairly portable and waterproof packageA good mid point for those that want good sound quality and portability, but don't want to pay a premium price for the absolute best
Rating Categories JBL Clip 3 Bose Soundlink... Bose SoundLink... UE Boom 3 JBL Flip 5
Sound Quality (40%)
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Portability (25%)
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Volume (20%)
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Battery Life (15%)
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Specs JBL Clip 3 Bose Soundlink... Bose SoundLink... UE Boom 3 JBL Flip 5
Dimensions (in x in x in) 5.4" x 3.8" x 1.8" 4.1" x 4.1" x 7.3" 5.97" x 3.24" x 3.24" 2.9" x 2.9" x 7.25" 3.64" x 3.6" x 8.5"
Inputs USB charging port, 3.5mm auxillary input Charging port, Micro-USB, 3.5mm auxillary input 3.5 mm auxiliary input, Micro USB port Micro USB port Charging port
Reported Weight 7.84 oz 34 oz 24 oz 24 oz 19.04 oz
Measured Weight 7.5 oz 34 oz 24 oz 22 oz 19 oz
Wireless Range (feet) Not Listed 30 feet 30 feet 150 feet Not Listed
Reported Battery Life (hours) 10 16 12 15 12
Measured Battery Life (hours) 18.75 24 18 24 27
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited 2 year limited 1 year limited
Receive Phone Calls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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