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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Physical Features
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Black
Blue
Gray
White
Red
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Special Edition - Trio
Dimensions Length x Width x Height
2.7 x 6.9 x 2.8 inches
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Weight

1.1 lbs
 
Water Resistance

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. 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. 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 Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... 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
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Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
98 / 100
Details
  • Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound
  • Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery Supports up to 12 hours of playtime
  • Ipx7 waterproof means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge flip 4 in water
  • JBL connect+ allows you to Link more than 100 JBL connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party
  • Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speaker is
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Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Micro USB Cable

Price Range:

Key features
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 Waterproof

JBL Flip 4 is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Jabra SPEAK 510 or SoundBot SB520 .

JBL Flip 4 is $11 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($69.99).

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Questions about JBL Flip 4

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Whats the difference between the jbl flip 3 and jbl flip 4?
Related: JBL Flip 4, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Chris 34 days ago
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Although they both are 16 watt speakers, they have some significant differences. The JBL Flip 4 is IPX7 water resistant (up to 1 meter of immersion), has a 12 hour battery, connects to multiple devices, and two 40mm transducers. The downside is it has no near field communication (NFC), nor does it provide fm radio.


The JBL Flip 3 is IPX4 water resistant (splash proof), has a 10 hour battery life, and dual 1.57in transducers, and is extremely lightweight ( 12 ounces vs. the flip 4's 1.1 lbs). Unlike the flip 4, the JBL Flip 3 offers fm radio, has near field communication capability, and the ability to connect to other speakers.


So the JBL Flip 4 would be a better choice for high water resistance needs, such as pool parties, or if you simply want a longer battery life. The JBL Flip 3 is a smarter choice if you want a speaker that is lightweight, has NFC capability, and FM radio.

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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 116 days ago
A:

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: UE Roll 2, JBL Flip 4, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 174 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 178 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.

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I am more of a bassy songs listener , i loved the design of marshall But looking at the price difference and extra feature of being as a powerbank by xtreme is very cool. which one should I buy
Related: JBL Xtreme, Marshall Kilburn, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 6 days ago
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Both speakers have exceptional sound quality, however you’ll find that the Marshall Kilburn is able to go louder. It has a 70 watt power output in comparison to the JBL Xtreme’s 40 watts. That does not mean the JBL Xtreme can’t get very loud, it just means the Marshall can probably handle higher volume levels. That being said, the JBL certainly has a lot more features than the marshal, such as its power bank feature, water resistance, and its hands-free speakerphone functionality.


So, it’s really about what’s more important to you. Both have subwoofers, and decent drivers. The xtreme has 2 subwoofers, but they’re smaller than the kilburns 4 inch woofer. The xtreme is definitely a good choice when it comes to money value, and what you’re getting out of it. If you plan to be out, and on the go with your speaker then I believe the xtreme would be the better choice. If you want something strictly for home use then I would suggest the Marshall Kilburn.

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Which is having more performance
Related: SoundBot SB571, JBL Flip 3, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Joobin 9 days ago
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It ultimately depends on what type of performance you’re aiming for. Are you looking for something with better bass? Or perhaps something that has a lot of features? 


The JBL Flip 3 is a great choice if you want something that has a well-rounded assortment of features, and a larger scale of use. It's significantly more expensive than the soundbot, but with fair reason. It has dual 1.57in transducers, with a 16 watt power output. It has IPX4 water resistance (making it splash-proof, and a great pool party option), a 10 hour battery life, and a very durable design. It has the option to connect to other speakers, and multiple devices.


The SoundBot SB571 has a well-rounded sound quality. It has two 40mm premium drivers, and a passive subwoofer, with a 12 watt power output. The battery life on it is slightly better than the JBL Flip 3, but this is not an ideal device if you plan to take it to areas where it may get wet because it has no water resistance. It lacks a few of the other features the JBL Flip 3 offers, but you may find that the SoundBot SB571’s sound quality (especially its bass) will sound exceptional, and can easily match if not exceed the jbl’s sound at a much lower cost.

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Which of these two has clearer sound at high volumes, especially when listening to pop, hip hop, and dancehall?
Related: Anker SoundCore, VAVA Voom 21, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Gilda 12 days ago
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I believe you’ll find that the VAVA Voom 21 will have better sound quality at higher volumes. It has a 20 watt output, 2 drivers, and a subwoofer. The Anker SoundCore is also a great bluetooth speaker, but its power output is significantly lower. It has a 6 watt output, dual high-performance 3 watt speakers, and a subwoofer. This means you’ll see higher decibel levels at maximum volume on the VAVA Voom 21’s side, not to mention cleaner sound quality. The downside is that the vavavoom 21 will cost more than twice what the Anker SoundCore does.

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Anyone recommend a good speaker under $100 ?
Related: Beats Pill+, Anker A3143, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Kevin 24 days ago
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The VAVA Voom 21 would be a great choice to consider. It meets your price range, and has an outstanding sound quality. This speaker features two passive radiators, a 10W subwoofer, and has a 20W power output. The downside to this speaker is that it’s not an ideal choice if you plan to be around water in any sort of fashion because it has no water resistance.


The Cambridge OontZ Angle 3 Plus would be another great bluetooth speaker to take into consideration. It has an impressive 1 day 6 hour battery life, has two precision neodymium drivers, a bass radiator, and a power output of 10 watts. This would be a great choice for pool parties because it has IPX5 water resistance (protection from small water jets), but don’t put it inside the pool, it is not built for that.


The two speakers you listed are decent as well. The Anker A3143 is very affordable considering it has a 20W output, and has a decent battery life of 10 hours. This bluetooth speaker is equipped with dual 10W drivers, and 2 passive subwoofers. Its downside is that it has no water resistance, nor does it have NFC capability (near field communication).


The Beats Pill+ is another great choice that you listed. It has a cool design, a 12 hour battery life, and a 12W output. Its volume may not go as loud as the others mentioned, but it has a lot of features, such as being able to connect to other speakers, and has hands-free functionality.

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What is the decibel level for axess thunder sonic 1041?
Related: JBL Clip 2, Axess 1041 Thunder Sonic, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Jeremiah 29 days ago

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