JBL Charge 2 (Sold by Tech Clearance Outlet and Fulfilled by Amazon)
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JBL Charge 2 (Sold by Tech Clearance Outlet and Fulfilled by Amazon)

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Found 15th Feb
JBL Charge 2 Enceinte Noir

Only a couple left, hope some one finds benefit for them
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Original Poster
Well they went quick!
Yup nothing there.
Original Poster
There 4 when I Found (got 1 myself), 2 were left at time of posting
burgyuk15th Feb

There 4 when I Found (got 1 myself), 2 were left at time of posting


Tell us whethere it was brand new or maybe refurbished/open box. I think brand new were sealed but not sure as it's already a pretty old model - but still good!
Original Poster
Mine arrived yesterday (Friday 16th) sealed brand new.
Firmware was 1.3.8 (old)
Ive updated it to 1.4.1 (newer, apparently best for this model).
I had £10 Amazon gift which I put towards this, I can honestly say it's been the best £39.99 I've spent in some time.

Well pleased!
burgyuk11 h, 13 m ago

Mine arrived yesterday (Friday 16th) sealed brand new.Firmware was 1.3.8 …Mine arrived yesterday (Friday 16th) sealed brand new.Firmware was 1.3.8 (old)Ive updated it to 1.4.1 (newer, apparently best for this model).I had £10 Amazon gift which I put towards this, I can honestly say it's been the best £39.99 I've spent in some time.Well pleased!


Woah, that's great news! Congratulations Strange, though, it came with the old firmware - I would have rather thought that if someone's still had'em they're from one of the latest batches as the speaker came out already a few years ago. What serial number do you have? It reveals the manufacture date - important marks are first and middle letters, like "GGxxxx-AFxxxx". Do you have gg at the beginning? What are the middle letters? AF?
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Original Poster
TL****-HE********

It had no charge at all, so id assumed it had been sat around for quite some time
Edited by: "burgyuk" 17th Feb
burgyuk35 m ago

TL****-HE********It had no charge at all, so id assumed it had been sat …TL****-HE********It had no charge at all, so id assumed it had been sat around for quite some time


Wow, HE means August of 2014... Damn. But after charging everything seems fine? Wondering whete they've got such old batch... It's like from the very beginning when they were just released, interesting...
And about the firmware - I think I heard the 1.4.8 is the latest for Charge 2s, isn't it?
Thanks for all the info, mate.
Original Poster
The company who sold these are called tech clearance outlet, gauge from that what you will 're stock and supply (Amazon delivered it/prime).
I've read 1.4.8 is for the charge 2+ / 3, the jump from 1.3.8, to 1.4.1, has made connections quicker and Improved the sound I feel, I'm happy to leave it there, not wanting to brick it, despite keeping a copy of the original firmware and being aware how to reinstall it all if needed, I just don't see the point

And yes, everything is perfect!
Edited by: "burgyuk" 17th Feb
burgyuk3 h, 4 m ago

The company who sold these are called tech clearance outlet, gauge from …The company who sold these are called tech clearance outlet, gauge from that what you will 're stock and supply (Amazon delivered it/prime).I've read 1.4.8 is for the charge 2+ / 3, the jump from 1.3.8, to 1.4.1, has made connections quicker and Improved the sound I feel, I'm happy to leave it there, not wanting to brick it, despite keeping a copy of the original firmware and being aware how to reinstall it all if needed, I just don't see the point And yes, everything is perfect!


I've just had a chance to get mine - it's only sealed in one place at the front (in the middle - no seals at the sides) and also the back of the box is unsealed - and from what I can see it's is possible to open the box from the back. So it seems they're not entirely new, at least mine. The speaker inside is in a sealed foil, though. What is also concerning, is that the middle seal (the only one in my case) is about two times smaller than the original - see this video at 0:22:




Now, I don't want to rant too much as we've got this speaker at a great price but it shouldn't be listed as a brand new imo.
Original Poster
FireBird695 m ago

I've just had a chance to get mine - it's only sealed in one place at the …I've just had a chance to get mine - it's only sealed in one place at the front (in the middle - no seals at the sides) and also the back of the box is unsealed - and from what I can see it's is possible to open the box from the back. So it seems they're not entirely new, at least mine. The speaker inside is in a sealed foil, though. What is also concerning, is that the middle seal (the only one in my case) is about two times smaller than the original - see this video at 0:22:[Video] Now, I don't want to rant too much as we've got this speaker at a great price but it shouldn't be listed as a brand new imo.


Contact Amazon customer support, see what they advise, by the sounds of things, mine was sealed in much the same manner yours was, (I took this to be the standard) everything in my box appears totally sealed and unused.

What version of firmware did yours arrive with?
burgyuk17th Feb

Contact Amazon customer support, see what they advise, by the sounds of …Contact Amazon customer support, see what they advise, by the sounds of things, mine was sealed in much the same manner yours was, (I took this to be the standard) everything in my box appears totally sealed and unused.What version of firmware did yours arrive with?


Same as yours, friend - the serial number is pretty much the same as well. I wonder how the refurbished Charges were packed. I might contact the JBL in that regard. Anyway, even for the refurb the price is good but we all should be fair to each other - it should be listed if it's not brand new. But I might exaggerate a bit - after all I'm still not sure whether it's indeed not new, so I'll save the accusations for a later time
Original Poster
Having watched several other unboxings, it does seem jbl sealed these at the sides as well.
I don't think I'll be contacting Amazon myself
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