The newest iteration of JBL’s Charge Bluetooth speaker series, the Charge 4 represents everything we know and love about JBL and then some: rich, room-filling sound, impressive durability, and functional versatility. Read on to learn more about how the Charge 4 can get your get-togethers jiving, jumping, and bopping. And then enter this contest for a chance to win a JBL Charge 4 of your very own. We’ve got four to give away!

Parties are good for your overall health

I’m no doctor, and although I’ve seen my share of TED Talks, I’ll ask you to please take my findings with a grain of salt. But in my 32 years on this planet, one thing seems more and more evident: A happy life = better health. Now, there are a multitude of components that comprise a happy life, but the more I read the literature and watch the videos, I’m convinced that one event combines more than a couple of these components: a party. My definition of party, by the way, is two or more people coming together for the purpose of enjoying food, entertainment, and each other’s company. I’m not just talking about a 20-hour group rager, although I don’t disapprove of those kinds of get-togethers either (in moderation.)

Here’s why I believe parties are good for your health:

  1. Social: Loneliness creates mental health issues and impacts longevity. A party isn’t just about letting loose, it’s a ritual of belonging: people come together to connect with and be a part of their community.
  2. Music: Music changes your perspective and transforms your mood. It improves your blood circulation and lowers your levels of stress-related hormones, such as cortisol. Music also strengthens emotional regulation and promotes benefits in attention and memory.
  3. Dancing: Not just a great cardiovascular workout, dancing is like a visit to the gym—but fun! Dancing strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance, and even staves off illnesses. You don’t have to be a phenomenal dancer to reap the benefits, you just have to move your body to the beat!
A good party doesn’t have to incorporate all three of these components, but a great party usually does. All you need is a select soundtrack and a speaker that pumps out the playlists with enough power to do each song justice. That’s where Charge 4 enters the narrative.

JBL Charge 4 makes a good time great

Charge 4 is just the ticket for planned parties, impromptu get-togethers, and chillaxing hangouts. It pairs with your smartphone for wireless Bluetooth streaming, and can even connect to another smartphone at the same time, so you can share DJ responsibilities with a friend. A specialized driver and dual bass radiators deliver full spectrum sound that immerses everyone in the anthems that are sure to get them moving and having a great time.
Charge 4 is made to go where you go. Think about it. It’s easier to bring great audio to the people than to bring the people to great audio, which means portable speakers like Charge 4 make it easier than ever to get a great party started. Gentle handling is fine, but Charge 4 has Keith-Richards-like longevity. This road dog will survive the rough-and-tumble of an on-the-go lifestyle filled with parties in different places. It can even withstand a plunge in the pool or having a glass of water thrown in its face!
Twenty hours of playtime means this Bluetooth speaker also possesses enough stamina to go the distance at one of those non-stop ragers I mentioned earlier. And because all our music is accessed on our smartphones these days, JBL Charge 4 works double duty as a power bank, so you can connect your phone via USB and charge while your songs play.
You can sync up to 100 JBL speakers when you want to amp up the sound to epic proportions, so if any of your friends own a JBL speaker that’s Connect+ enabled, ask them to bring it along. Now you’ve got a great party on your hands!
If you’re interested in learning more about how JBL Charge 4 can raise the greatness levels of your get-togethers, read about Best Buy reviewer, Erin Lawrence‘s experience here.


You can only submit one entry for this contest. I mentioned the three components of a great party. In a comment below this article, tell us which component (social, music, or dancing) is most important to you and how JBL Charge 4 can enhance it for you.


There are four JBL Charge 4 speakers to give away as prizes. We will randomly draw four winners, and each winner will win one of these speakers.

This contest runs from March 15th until March 31st.

Remember you can only enter once. However, there are four prizes to be won, and you probably know someone who would love to win a JBL Charge 4 speaker, so please share this contest and they too will have a chance to win one of these prizes.

Win JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speakers – Rules & Regulations

Good Luck.  

We frequently have many contests running at Best Buy so check out the “contests in progress” page for more great contests to enter.
Kevin McElligott
Kevin cut his teeth as a journalist writing articles for trade publications in Dublin. He moved to Vancouver and honed his craft first as a copywriter, and now as an Editor at Best Buy. He enjoys cooking when he has the time, playing soccer, and just recently ran in his first marathon. Fitness is important to him, and he needs the exercise thanks to his fondness for donuts.


  1. Music is the most important thing for sure. Even if your not dancing, music can elevate your mood which is key to happiness. The JBL Charge 4 would enhance my music experience with the built in power bank because with that feature my phone wouldn’t die and i could listen to music longer!

  2. MUSIC. I love music and I also like to relax on my deck in the summer BUT I have no way of having music out there because I don’t have any speakers. If I had this JBL Charge 4 I could plug it into my phone and hear music on a quality speaker. I don’t like earphones or ear buds, so this speaker would be perfect. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. I’d say music! Having great music is key to a great party, and having a great speaker to blast that music is the cherry on top!

  4. id prefer social. its nice to see people enjoying and mingling with the music you play rather than selfishly listen on headphones

  5. Could fall under Social or Music. I find an eclectic playlist helps spur the social aspect of a party, sparks conversation in those awkward silent moments lol.

  6. Music: Being at home and just quietly listening to a few of my favourite songs can really lift my mood and help me to get a few things done around the house! The JBL Charge 4 will enhance the sound!

  7. Well, for me…all 3! I’m part of a social dancing community and music is what brings us all together to socialize and dance!

  8. I think a party is all about the social. However, owning a JBL can help enhance a party with music. The music doesn’t need be loud…it just needs to be on. I love that music can take you back in time.

  9. Music. Music is very important to me. Be it during my garage workouts, during my weekend meal prep or pretty much any other activity around the house, there’s always music playing. A portable solution with quality sound is something I’m sorely lacking. The JBL Charge 4 would be a happy addition to my daily life.

  10. I think Social is the most important and the JBL speaker will enhance that because I could play some old tunes to make us all feel young again.

  11. Music is what makes a party for sure, it sets the tone, mood and atmosphere of a party and is what can carry even an awful party into the limelight.
    The most important part is having something that plays quality sounding audio, and the fact that the JBL charge 4 speaker is portable makes it even easier to party anywhere you want!

  12. My husband and 2 daughters jam out to music in our livingroom on a daily basis. We try to make it super fun by having glow stick “wave” parties, ribbon dancing, and just good ol free style dancing. He uses a little bluetooth speaker for music but I know the JBL charge 4 speakers would really help create some wicked moves! LOL!

  13. Music brings people together so the social aspect is where I’m at. Sitting around with family and friends around a fire pit with music in the back ground

  14. It would be a great replacement for my old JBL charge. And since this one’s waterproof, it will be perfect next to the swimming pool this summer

  15. I’ve been throwing a few “get togethers” with my friends and we could really use a good speaker to enhance the night with loud music to escape the daily stresses by being together and dancing! 🙂

  16. I love dancing! My speaker just died and now I’m lost without a nightly dance escape. I’d love this speaker 🙂


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