JBL Flip 5
- 4800 mAH Long-lasting Battery.
- IPX7 Waterproof
- Deep And Punchy Sound
- Dual Passive Bass Radiator
- Type-C Connection
- No Voice Assist, Call Function, 3.5mm Audio Jack.
69 x 181 x 74 cm
10 Hours approx.
3 Hours approx.
- 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Waranty Card
JBL Flip 5 is the upgraded version of Flip 4, as there are only a few changes that take place. Apart from some standard ideal features, the major upgrades are the type-c charging port, RMS output improvement, and 4800 mAh long-lasting battery.
Inside The Box.
JBL Flip 5 comes with a regular box, and not like premium packing like Flip 4. When you open the box, you will find a significant and durable cylindrical case in which a Bluetooth speaker is placed. A quick start guide and warranty card are present in another flat case. Also, you get a USB type-c charging cable. There is no ac adapter.
Design and Build quality
The entire body is wrapped with the wire mesh. The very durable rubber runs across the length of the speaker onto the sides, and it feels like this thing can really take a beating. We have the play/pause button. If you press it once, it plays or pauses the track. If you press it twice, it skips forward.
Along with these buttons, we got the volume up, down, and JBL Party boost button. When you flip the speaker again, you will notice the power button, which is OneTouch on and off. The power light indicator is right there, which is a new upgrade. The type-c port is present near the power light indicator, which is not covered under any rubber flap.
The bass sounds absolutely fantastic for such a small speaker. We got little radiators on the side just like previous flip models, and these things really kick out. You can notice them vibrate as the bass is kicking out. It sounds absolutely fantastic. The lows and mids sound great. The highs at high volume tend to sound a little tinny to me. I’m not saying that as bad but sounds a little bit tinny at the max volume.
The USB type-c is wide open. Nothing is covering here, yet it can still go in the water and be perfectly okay. Since the micro USB is not waterproof, the USB type-c can handle that type of water submersion.
You don’t have to worry about the placement of the speaker. You can put it anywhere, like in the bathroom, near the pool, on the beach, etc. All credit goes to the IPX7 waterproof design.
Flip 5 is packed with a 4800 mAh powerful battery, and this is something that this speaker must buy. Usually, you will not get such a massive battery capacity, especially in Bluetooth speakers. Because of this, it manages to entertain you up to 10 hours without interruption.
The most significant advantage of the speaker is here as it is coming with a type-c port. The type-c port is specially designed to reduce the charging time. Because of the type-c port, the speaker takes only up to 3 hours to charge this massive battery.
Is the new JBL Flip 5 worth buying?
I’m not really sure with the omission of JBL connect plus, without a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary jack, without voice assistant, without the ability to take calls while you’re streaming music, it’s just hard to recommend a Bluetooth speaker with so many feature omissions from the previous model. Of course,
I’m not saying it’s a lousy speaker. It absolutely sounds fantastic; it’s probably one of the better sounding portable speakers that I own. This thing is absolutely great sounding. USB type-c and 4800 mAh is something worth it. Just prioritize your needs and go for it.