Comparing Beats Pill Plus and JBL Flip 5

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Beats Pill Plus ranks #11 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
JBL Flip 5 ranks #9 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing

Experts prefer JBL Flip 5 over Beats Pill Plus

On 3 Aug 2022 (9 days ago) we went through 106 Bluetooth Speaker expert endorsements .

Currently, JBL Flip 5 received 1 endorsement from What Hi-Fi (18 Jul 2022). Meanwhile, Beats Pill Plus did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechRadar
TechHive
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
SoundGuys
What Hi-Fi
WIRED
Popular Mechanics
PCMag
Tom's Guide
28
N/A $100
JBL Flip 5
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-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
N/A N/A $219
Beats Pill Plus
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 18 Jul 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked JBL Flip 5 as #3
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 16 JBL Flip 5
    No frills and fantastic sound quality – this is the Best Bluetooth speaker for value.
    ... ... ...
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Customers like JBL Flip 5 and Beats Pill Plus about the same

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Beats Pill Plus
JBL Flip 5
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Both JBL Flip 5 and Beats Pill Plus have very similar amazing customer reviews.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling bluetooth speaker receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Both Beats Pill Plus and JBL Flip 5 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Beats Pill Plus
In comparison:
Beats Pill Plus ranks #11 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
JBL Flip 5
In comparison:
JBL Flip 5 ranks #9 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Median best-selling Bluetooth Speaker
In comparison:
Kunodi F4 ranks #136 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





JBL Flip 5 is more popular than Beats Pill Plus

It's fairly safe to say that JBL Flip 5 is a more popular bluetooth speaker than Beats Pill Plus, based on its 30,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Beats Pill Plus and JBL Flip 5 often consider Marshall Stockwell II, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Beats Pill Plus and JBL Flip 5
Marshall Stockwell II $211
In comparison:
Marshall Stockwell II ranks #70 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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9.2
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
UE Wonderboom 2 $98
In comparison:
UE Wonderboom 2 ranks #18 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
7 expert recommendations Cheaper
JBL Charge 3 $100
In comparison:
JBL Charge 3 ranks #3 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations
Dewalt DCR010 $97
In comparison:
Dewalt DCR010 ranks #12 out of 271. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations Cheaper
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Aug 2022 neither Beats Pill Plus nor JBL Flip 5 were recommended by key experts who publish Portable Bluetooth Speakers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
TechRadar
TechHive
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
SoundGuys
What Hi-Fi
WIRED
Popular Mechanics
PCMag
Tom's Guide
1
- $399
Sonos Move
7
3
1
8
2
-
4
-
-
10
2
- $179
Sonos Roam
1
4
-
2
-
15
2
-
-
3
3
+2 $149
JBL Charge 5
5
5
-
-
1
5
-
-
3
7
4
-1 $98
UE Wonderboom 2
8
-
2
7
-
9
5
5
-
5
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [11]

68
Total expert reviews: 11
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by Good Housekeeping
90
Average score based on 11 reviews
68
Lowest score by Stuff.tv
60

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [16]

82
Total expert reviews: 16
  • with a score: 9
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 16 reviews
82
Lowest score by Good Housekeeping
76

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
From Seller:
  • Defined, pure sound quality Bluetooth speaker in a portable, compact design - the length of the device is 0.68 feet
  • Pair and play with Bluetooth device with a 12-hour rechargeable battery
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
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From Seller:
  • This bundle includes (1) JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and (1) divvi! Protective Hardshell Case.
  • PartyBoost allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost–compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost–compatible speakers to pump up your party.
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Beats Pill Plus: An HONEST Review (2018)
Popular! 90K views!
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BREATHTAKING! Apple's Beats Pill+ UNBOXING! [2020]
Review by Nikias Molina
Popular! 53K views!
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Beats Pill Plus Unboxing and Review
Review by Flossy Carter
Very popular! 245K views!
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Should you buy the JBL Flip 5?
Review by SoundGuys
Very popular! 202K views!
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JBL Flip 5 Review|Watch Before You Buy
Review by The Product Lab
Popular! 46K views!
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JBL Flip 5 Review & Sound Test!
Review by Chrispy Things
Very popular! 275K views!
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0750408374509, 0750408388308, 0888462537148, 0888462537179, 0888462537216, 0888462537230, 0888462537308, 0888462805810
UPC Numbers: 750408374509, 750408388308, 888462537148, 888462537179, 888462537216, 888462537230, 888462537308, 888462805810
Model Numbers: ML4M2LL/A, ML4M2ZM/B, ML4P2ZM/A
EAN Numbers: 0050036359160, 0050036359177, 0050036359184, 0050036359214, 0050036359252, 0050036359276, 0050036359283, 0050036359290, 0050036359306, 0050036359313, 0050036359320, 0050036359337, 0050036359344, 0050036359351, 0050036359498, 0050036361088, 0050036371285, 0645759417954, 0768505913323, 0768505913446, 0768505913460, 0768505913484, 6925281954566, 6925281954573, 6925281954580, 6925281954597, 6925281954610, 6925281954627, 6925281954634, 6925281954641, 6925281954658, 6925281954672, 6925281954894
UPC Numbers: 050036359160, 050036359177, 050036359184, 050036359214, 050036359252, 050036359276, 050036359283, 050036359290, 050036359306, 050036359313, 050036359320, 050036359337, 050036359344, 050036359351, 050036359498, 050036361088, 050036371285, 645759417954, 768505913323, 768505913446, 768505913460, 768505913484
Model Numbers: FLIP5BLK, GRAM-FLIP5-BLACK, GRAM-FLIP5-GREEN, GRAM-FLIP5-PINK, GRAM-FLIP5-TEAL, JBLFLIP5BLK, JBLFLIP5BLKAM, JBLFLIP5BLKAM-FLIP45CASE, JBLFLIP5BLU, JBLFLIP5BLUAM, JBLFLIP5ECOBLUAM, JBLFLIP5GREN, JBLFLIP5GRENAM, JBLFLIP5GRY, JBLFLIP5GRYAM, JBLFLIP5PINK, JBLFLIP5PINKAM, JBLFLIP5RED, JBLFLIP5REDAM, JBLFLIP5SAND, JBLFLIP5SANDAM, JBLFLIP5SQUAD, JBLFLIP5SQUADAM, JBLFLIP5TEALAM, JBLFLIP5WHT, JBLFLIP5WHTAM, JBLFLIP5YEL, JBLFLIP5YELAM
Physical Features
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Weight

1.6 lbs
 
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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
No
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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
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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
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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
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Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
3 hours
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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
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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
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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
Yes
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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
12 watts
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Yes
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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
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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
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radio FM Radio
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Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Lightning to USB-A charging cable, Soft carrying case, 12.5W PSU
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Beats Pill Plus is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Bose Soundlink Revolve II or JBL Xtreme .

Beats Pill Plus was released in 2015. There are a lot of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

Beats Pill Plus is $136.70 more expensive than an average bluetooth speaker ($82.29).

JBL Flip 5 is a very popular option in the middle of the bluetooth speakers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as JBL Charge 3 or Alphasonik Phantom .

JBL Flip 5 is $17.66 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($82.29).

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