JBL Flip 4 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

JBL Flip 4

JBL Flip 4
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Pros
  • Long lasting battery
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • Voice Assistant
  • Speakerphone
  • JBL Connect+
Cons
  • Pairing Error with speakers in some units
  • Battery may run out sooner
JBL brings you another revolution in the world of Wireless Bluetooth Streaming, with the JBL Flip 4 for all your music needs. With this device, you can now connect two of your gadgets to your speaker ... Read full review
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Pros
  • You can connect two smartphones with no compatibility issues;
  • Plays music for a good 9 hours before you have to recharge it;
  • It is waterproof, some spilled drinks do not affect the sound quality;
  • It still works after being sub...
Cons
  • Some units may come with a faulty battery, but warranty covers replacement.
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Key features
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 Waterproof

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Physical Features
Dimensions Length x Width x Height
2.7 x 6.9 x 2.8 inches
Weight

1.1 lbs
 
Water Resistance

Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IPX7 - Immersion up to 1m
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Yes
Dustproof Other than water resistance level, dustproof is one of the most important features of a speaker’s build. Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little ... Show more
No
Battery

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
12 hours
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
3.5 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
No
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
Stereo
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
2
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
No
Speaker Breakdown Use the speaker breakdown to better understand sound quality based on the makeup of the speaker. Manufacturers will often report additional details on the speaker drivers, such as the shape (cone or d ... Show more
Two 40mm transducers
Total Output Power Also known as “power handling,” a speaker’s total output power is recorded in wattage. A watt is a measure of electrical power. Thus, higher output means more powerful (or louder) speakers. When deter ... Show more
16 watts
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
70Hz – 20kHz
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
33 ft
Hands-free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
Yes
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
Yes
settings_input_composite Aux cable port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
Yes
phonelink_ring Remote / app control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
No
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
No
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
No
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
No
radio FM Radio
No
Info at a Glance
Brand
JBL
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
97 / 100
Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Micro USB Cable
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Questions about JBL Flip 4

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which one to buy
OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker or jbl flip 4
Related: Cambridge Oontz Angle 3, JBL Flip 4, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by PAWAN 58 days ago
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It really depends on what you’re looking for in a Bluetooth speaker. The Cambridge Oontz Angle 3 is a much lighter and portable speaker, has two precision neodymium drivers, and bass radiator (this enhances the bass output). It has 10 watts of power output, and is water resistant with an IPX5 rating (protection from small water jets). On the other hand the JBL Flip 4 has 16 watts, with two 40mm transducers, is very durable, weighs about 1.1 pounds, and is also waterproof, but with an IPX7 rating (this allows for up to 1 meter of immersion). For a smaller, powerful design the OontZ Angle 3 bluetooth speaker is a good choice. For a heavy duty power output, and resilient design the JBL Flip 4 would be the better option.

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Which one is better UE Roll 2 or JBL Flip 4?
Related: JBL Flip 4, UE Roll 2, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 115 days ago
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They are both pretty good, so it depends on the sort of detail you truly want. The UE Roll 2 is a smaller device, in turn delivering a smaller watt output than the JBL Flip 4 is capable of. The UE Roll has 4W vs the JBL Flip 4’s 16W output, but weighs nearly half of what the JBL Flip 4 does. The drivers on both differ greatly. The UE Roll has one 2 inch driver and two ¾ inch tweeters, while the JBL Flip 4 has two 40mm transducers, so you’ll find much better sound quality with the JBL Flip 4 at louder volumes. They both have a resilient design, and both have the same IPX7 water resistance. So if you find you want a much smaller, lighter weight device, then I would go with the UE Roll 2, but if you want more power, and more volume, the better choice would probably be the JBL Flip 4.

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cant decide jbl flip 4 or vava voom 21
Related: JBL Flip 3, VAVA Voom 21, JBL Flip 4, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 120 days ago
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They are both great devices. The JBL Flip 4 is IPX7 water resistant (up to 1m of immersion), has a durable build, holds a charge for 12 hours, has two 40mm transducers, and a 16W power output. The VAVA Voom 21 has two 5W drivers, two passive radiators, a 10W subwoofer, holds a charge for 10 hours, also has a durable build, and a 20W power output. The VAVA Voom is not water resistant and cannot really be used outdoors.

The JBL Flip 3 is also a good device to consider. It is IPx4 water resistant (splash proof, but can't be submerged like the Flip 4), has 10 hours of battery life, contains dual 1.57in transducers, and has a power output of 16W, along with weighing only 12 ounces (nearly half of what the JBL Flip 4 weighs). So, if you want something purely for volume and strong bass, then the VAVA Voom 21 would be a good choice. If you want something that’s close in sound quality, but can be taken outside or in the water, then the JBL Flip 4 would be a wonderful choice. If your looking for something durable, light-weight, at the cost of a little water resistance (IPX4, as opposed to the JBL Flip 4’s IPX7), and yet still producing decent sound quality, then the JBL Flip 3 would be a great choice. Ultimately the decision will boil down to your exact needs.

Questions about other Portable Bluetooth Speakers

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I'm looking at these 3 speakers. I was wondering which one has the best sound quality
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The Altec Lansing LifeJacket is designed more for its water resistance. It can float on water, and is very durable, but it’s rather huge and heavy. It has two subwoofers, two neodymium woofers, two tweeters, and two passive radiators. Unfortunately even with that many drivers you may find some issues with its sound quality once you pass half of its maximum volume level. The digital signal processing used by the Altec Lansing LifeJacket is not very subtle. It tries to prevent distortion upon reaching high volume levels by limiting the dynamic peaks of louder sections within the tracks, particularly tracks with lots of bass. This causes the sound to dip in volume when things are loud, and rise drastically during quiet moments. The JBL Charge 3 has a more “all around” sort of quality to it because its easy to carry around, water resistant, and charges other devices. It has two 50 mm transducers, and has a power output of 20 watts. Its sound quality is actually quite impressive, and you wont find the same sort of volume dips with this device. The Anker SoundCore is overall a much less powerful device, but also small, lightweight, and economical. It has dual high-performance 3W drivers, and a power output of 6W. Unfortunately, it has absolutely no water resistance. All in all, I would say when it comes to sound quality, you may find the JBL Charge 3 to have the richer, higher quality sound.

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Is JBL Pulse any good?
Related: JBL Pulse 2, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Yaroslav 22 days ago
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Hi, I had a JBL Pulse 2 for over a year and so far it's been excellent. Very portable and good sound.

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The JBL Pulse 2 has a lot of cool features. It has two full-range drivers with a 16W power output, a 10-hour battery life, is IPX4 water resistant (splash proof), and has a resilient design. It features a noise, and echo-cancelling speakerphone, which will keep your phone calls nice, and clear. It offers sensational sound with an interactive light show, and its splash proof design enables the JBL Pulse 2 to light up any event with high quality sound.

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I am looking for a portable speaker that is loud for parties and yet still has a clear good sounds. What would you recommend?
Related: UE Megaboom, VAVA Voom 21, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Rhonda 31 days ago
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It sounds like the perfect speaker for you would be the VAVA Voom 21. It has a 10W subwoofer, two 5W drivers, along with two passive radiators, which will work fantastic for parties. It is also aptX enabled, so you will have the ability to stream high-quality audio without compromising the integrity of the sound.

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i'd like to have a portable Bluetooth speaker with a good bass and be able to sound loud at least in a drawing room. which one should i go for?
the Sb520 or the SB571 ?
Related: SoundBot SB571, SoundBot SB520, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Dhiraj 33 days ago
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When it comes to bass you’ll find better quality in the SoundBot SB520 because it has two 50mm premium drivers, as opposed to the two 40mm premium drivers the SoundBot SB571 has. That being said, the SB520 has a lower frequency, and watt output. The SB571 has 12 watts, with a frequency range of 2.4-2.48GHz, while the SB520 has 10 watts, with a frequency range of 60HZ-18KHZ. So the SB571 can get louder, but the SB520 has bigger drivers for the bass. The SB520 will be more than sufficiently loud for a drawing room.

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I need to exchange my Soundbot SB520. I CAN'T GET A REPLY!
Related: SoundBot SB520, Bose SoundLink Color, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by N 34 days ago
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According to the website they have a 1-year manufacturer product warranty from the date of the invoice, and a 14 day return policy if you’re not satisfied with the product. I would try going to https://www.soundbot.com/pages/about-us, and emailing them directly about any issue you have that makes you want to exchange the product. Please be aware that we are a review, and comparison site, not the actual retailer.

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