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JBL Go 3 Eco vs Clip 4 Eco | Which one is better?

Similarities , Differences between JBL GO 3 Eco and JBL Clip 4 Eco models

JBL has released Eco friendly Speakers of it’s best selling Portal speaker line up JBL Go 3 and Clip 4. These Eco version of the speakers are variant to existing ones with some improvements , lets compare JBL Go 3 Eco vs Clip 4 Eco .

Both of these speakers are nice range of Bluetooth speakers. We are going to compare the JBL Go 3 vs Clip 4 Eco . We will go over their design, sound quality, and special features. To decide which is the better Bluetooth speaker, we will add a comparison chart and some pros and cons.

Let’s start with how the JBL Go 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco are similar.

JBL Go 3 Eco vs Clip 4 Eco – Similarities

The following chart will give you a side-by-side view of Both these amazing Eco-Friendly Versions of JBL Speakers.


JBL Go 3 Eco

JBL Clip 4 Eco

ImageAll Technical specifications of JBL go 3 Eco modelAll Technical specifications of JBL Clip 4 Eco model
Dimensions3.4 x 2.7 x 1.6 inches3.4 x 5.3 x 1.8
Weight0.46 Ounces ( 0.204 Grams ) 0.53 Ounces ( 0.245 Grams )
ColorBlue , Grey and GreenBlue, Grey and Green
Water RatingIP67IP67
Playtime5 hours10 hours
Charge Time2.5 Hours3 hours
Power4.2 Watts5 watts
Dynamic Frequency range110 Hz – 20 kHz100Hz – 20kHz

Eco-friendly Design

Both JBL go 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco are made of 90% PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) plastic for the main structure and 100% recycled fabric for the speaker grille. They also come in JBL’s most environmentally friendly packaging. By drastically reducing the quantity of virgin plastic used, the new eco-friendly design not only recycles waste plastic but also lowers the product’s overall carbon footprint.

Both Of these Eco-friendly speakers comes in FSC-certified paper-based packaging and they are printed with soy ink ( a plant-based ink derived from soybeans (Glycine max) ) .

Sound Quality

JBL Go 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco delivers clean and punchy sound for it’s size. Note Both of these speakers are designed portability in mind so it wont produce deep bass like other big speakers but they do impress . Both has a frequency range of 150Hz-20kHz. Which gets the job done.


Connection , Ports for JBL Go 3 Eco    Ports , Connection buttons for JBL Clip 4 Eco

You can connect your smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs and other Bluetooth devices to Go 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco version. Both comes with Bluetooth 5.1  which allows transfer speed of Upto 2 MBs

Water and dust Resistance

Clip 4 Eco and Go 3 Eco portable speakers have a water-resistant design and holds rating of IP67 , making them suitable for use in outdoor settings or near water.

IP67 means they are Totally protected against dust ( 6 ) and Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15-cm and 1meter. Duration of test up to 30 minutes ( 7) .

Differences Between JBL Go 3 Eco and Clip 4 Eco


These Bluetooth speakers are advertised as distortion-free. The power rating tells us how much volume the speakers can handle.

JBL Go 3 Eco

This speaker is a 4.2W speaker

JBL Clip 4 Eco

It is a little different at 5W.

The Winner Is- JBL Clip 4 Eco

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Bluetooth Range

There is a huge difference in the distance you can have your device from the speaker.

JBL Go 3 Eco

The Bluetooth range for the JBL GO 3 eco is about 33 feet (10 meters). This means that the speaker should be able to maintain a stable Bluetooth connection with a device within a distance of up to 33 feet (10 meters).

JBL Clip 4 Eco

JBL Clip 4 Eco also provides very similar but 3 feet less Bluetooth range . This model provides Bluetooth range of 30 feet (9 meters). This means that you have good stable Bluetooth connection with a device within a distance of up to 30 feet (9 meters).

The Winner Is- JBL Go 3 Eco

Battery Life

You can play music for hours with these speakers, though one will last a little longer than the other.

JBL Go 3 Eco

Go 3 Eco holds smaller battery hence it only provides battery life of around 5 hours,

JBL Clip 4 Eco

JBL Clip 3 Eco provides almost double play time and battery life is around 10 hours.

The Winner Is- JBL Clip 4 Eco ( JBL go 3 Eco vs Clip 4 Eco ) 

Build and Design

This Section is for someone who like to understand every bit of build quality before choosing the best speaker

Explaining Detailed design and build quality for JBL Go 3 Eco and Clip 4 ECO models

JBL Go 3 Eco

The JBL GO 3 Eco is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a cylindrical shape. It is small enough to easily fit in a pocket or bag, making it perfect for taking on the go. The speaker is made of a Eco friendly material, with a reusable rubberized finish on the top and bottom to help prevent it from slipping. The front of the speaker features a grille that covers the speaker drivers, while the back has a flap that covers the ports and controls. The speaker is available in a range of colors, including Green , Grey and Blue.

JBL Clip 4 Eco

This model of Portal speaker is available in green , grey and blue colors . One of the main features of the JBL Clip 4 Eco just like it’s previous model is its built-in carabiner, which allows you to easily attach the speaker to a backpack or other piece of clothing.

The Winner Is- Tie 

Pros and Cons

Just a few pros and cons of the JBL Go 3 Eco  and the JBL Clip 4 Eco will help towards our final decision.

JBL GO 3 Eco

Advantages and disadvantages of JBL Go 3 Eco model


  • Portable Design
  • IP67 Rating
  • Eco-Friendly


  • 4.2W power- Not Deep bass


JBL Clip 4 Eco

Advantages and disadvantages of JBL Clip 4 Eco model



  • Compact Design with Clip
  • Perfect for hiking or picnic
  • IP67 Rating
  • Eco-Friendly


  • No EQ – Which is ok as it is cheap


The Final Verdict

While both speakers are portal and eco-friendly , we like the power of JBL Clip 4 Eco as it is louder and gives Deeper bass. Both speakers are good for your money but for us clear winner here is JBL Clip 4 Eco specially Blue color.