JBL Flip 4-Signature Sound And Durable Fabric

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JBL Flip 4

  • IPX7 Waterproof 
  • JBL Connect+
  • Dual Passive Bass Radiators
  • JBL Signature Sound
  • Voice Assistant Integration
  • No Major Issue Found

Dimention

7 x 17.5 x 6.8 cm

Weight

517 Grams

Battery Backup

9 Hours approx.

Charging Time

4 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.4/5

Sound Quality

4.4/5

Battery Backup

4.5/5

Value For Money

4.1/5
jbl flip 4
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Waranty Card

Real music fans never compromise with the sound quality, especially when it comes to price. It doesn’t matter how much it costs; they are ready to pay. JBL has produced Flip series by keeping this fact in mind. After the success of earlier versions of Flip series, JBL brought Flip 4 with all-round features.

If you look at initial models of Flip series, you will miss the water-resistance feature, but JBL finally launches Flip 4 that is rated with IPX7 certification. Few more features about this speaker are long-lasting battery, voice assistant integration, etc.,

Inside The Box 

As JBL Flip 4 is a premium speaker, the packing of the speaker is also looking premium. When you open the box, you will get a pouch containing a quick start guide and warranty details. After that, you will find a Bluetooth speaker placed on very soft cushioning. There is also a JBL micro USB cable for charging. The quality of the cable is also premium.

Build Quality

When you hold the speaker in hand, you will feel the quality of the speaker. JBL has done exceptionally well engineering on this speaker. Flip 4 is wrapped in the wire mesh combination that not only gives JBL devices an attractive look but also contributes to the sturdy exterior that protects the internal components from the elements.

Additionally, the rubber end caps that sit over the exterior passive radiators add some extra soft feel. The exterior passive radiators themselves have a more rounded appearance. At the backside of the speaker, there are two ports, i.e., charging port and 3.5mm audio port, that are covered under the tight rubber port. 

Now let’s take a look at the button to access the device. The speaker has four buttons built into the wire mesh toward the back of the speaker and two buttons built into the plastic bar that runs along the back of the device. A Play button and the volume up, down, and Bluetooth pairing button are located in the wire mesh.

The Play button can be used to access either Google Assist or Siri.

Sound Quality

The JBL Flip 4 hands down sound great at all levels, i.e., low, high, and mid-range, and pumps out insanely great sounding bass for its size, driven by the passive radiators. Additionally, the audio from the JBL Flip 4 carries well outdoors and will crank out a clean and clear sound that will reach everybody’s ears at a backyard party or pool.

Passive radiators work exceptionally well. When you play bass-riched songs, there is a vibrating movement on both sides of the speaker that looks very interesting.

Battery Backup

One of the strong reasons to buy this product is its outstanding battery performance. Coming with 3000 mAh capacity, JBL flip four manages to perform up to 9 hours at a 60-70% volume level. This is something that most of the people are looking for. It takes nearly 4 hours to get fully charged from zero to a hundred percent.

Miscellaneous

JBL Flip 4 is an IPX7 rated speaker. An IPX7 rating means the speaker can survive even in water for up to 30 minutes. Also, this speaker is dustproof so that you can use this on the beach too.

Flip 4 is compatible with the JBL Connect+ feature. This feature allows you to connect multiple JBL Bluetooth speakers at a time to experience the party atmosphere. You can connect up to 100 speakers together.

Call quality of the speaker is good enough to hear the clear voice from both ends, but there should be an improvement in noise cancellation.

Conclusion

In my opinion, JBL Flip 4 is an all-rounder speaker packed with almost all essential features of an ideal Bluetooth speaker. I strongly recommend this speaker if your budget allows you.

JBL Flip 3-Portable, Dynamic, And Immersive Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Flip 3

  • Dual Passive Bass Radiator
  • JBL Signature Sound
  • JBL Connect Technology
  • Durable Fabric Material
  • Noise and Echo Cancelling Speakerphone
  • No Waterproof

Dimention

6.5 x 6.5 x 16 cm

Weight

449 Grams

Battery Backup

8 Hours approx.

Charging Time

3 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.5/5

Sound Quality

4.4/5

Battery Backup

4.2/5

Value For Money

4.3/5
jbl flip 3
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Waranty Card

JBL Flip 3 is a third Bluetooth speaker from the JBL Flip series after Flip Essential and Flip 2. For your kind information, in the earlier models of Flip series, there was no waterproof or water resistance feature. But, Flip 3 is certified by the IPX5 rating, which means it is a splashproof Bluetooth speaker. Let’s see some other upgrades in detail.

Build Quality

The first thing I love about JBL Flip 3 is its design. Durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing make this speaker look premium.

It has a really cool fabric mesh design that covers most of the speakers except for the back portion, which houses a couple of buttons and battery life indicators. An auxiliary port is there; if you do not have Bluetooth on a device and you want to pair, then you can just plug the device directly in with an auxiliary cord.

Also, it has a micro USB port near the auxiliary port. Both ports are covered up by a little flap to help make sure that it retains the splash-proof features that we know and love too.

It also has some cool tactile buttons at the top. The first of which are a Bluetooth button, a minus & plus button for volume control, and the call button to answer and take calls. It has external noise canceling and echo canceling features that work up to mark. There is a little bit of noise on both ends, but it doesn’t matter as this feature is not used frequently.

Battery Performance

The most surprising fact about this speaker is its battery life. JBL states that it has a battery life of up to ten hours, and while I did not test this thing for ten hours straight, I can’t say that. In my personal use pretty much having it running for most of the day while I’m at work, it has never died on me; it didn’t have any battery life issues.

In fact, I barely think I even scraped losing a single or a couple of dots of battery life on this guy. The charge is super quick, so you do not have to worry about it.

The Sound Quality 

You can probably find more prominent Bluetooth speakers in the market for cheaper as well, but for everything that you’re getting in this package, you’re not going to be able to compete with the sound at this price point.

JBL Flip 3 is one of the most highly reviewed Amazon products, and it’s for a reason whenever people buy this, they know they can trust they’re going to be getting fantastic sound quality.

It does tend to emphasize the lows a little bit, and I personally enjoy that, so that works well for my tastes. But if you’re looking for a flat reference monitor, this is not it. It does all this without distorting very much, especially at the high volume levels, which is really convenient.

It has a really cool bass exhaust on both top and bottom of the speaker allowing for it to get that deep low. Thanks to its powerful passive radiators that enhance your experience. It is slightly diminished when you use the speaker in the upright mode. Overall when you set it sideways on the side, you’re going to get the excellent full, fabulous, rich sound that you will love. 

JBL Connect feature allows you to connect several speakers to boost your party experience.

Final Words

In my opinion, this could be a great choice if your budget is around seven thousand rupees. You will get everything that every ideal speaker needs, especially the JBL signature sound.

JBL Flip 2-More Power and More Portability

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JBL Flip 2

  • SoundClear Echo and Noise Cancellation
  • JBL Signature Sound
  • Water Resistant
  • Durable Design
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Not Waterproof
  • Bass is not up to mark

Dimention

6.5 x 6.5 x 16 cm

Weight

299 Grams

Battery Backup

5 Hours approx.

Charging Time

3 Hours approx.

Build Quality

4.3/5

Sound Quality

4/5

Battery Backup

3.8/5

Value For Money

4.5/5
jbl flip 2
  • 1 Bluetoooth Speaker
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Waranty Card
  • 1 Cylindrical-Shaped Case

After the success of Flip Essential, JBL launched Flip 2 in December 2013. The main features of this speaker are SoundClear echo and noise cancellation, NFC, signature sound, etc.

Inside The Box

When you open the box, you will get two cylindrical-shaped items, i.e., one is a JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, and another is a durable case. You can keep your speaker in the case and use it for portability and carry it safely on the drives, and all you can like it will be safe in your backpack.

Also, you get an adapter and USB cable for charging. This cable and adapter are placed in that cylindrical case. There is a quick start guide with some essential instructions present in the box. All the stuff is well packed in a precise way.

Design and Build Quality

JBL Flip 2 measures approximately 16 cm in length and around 6.5 cm wide. It is available in five different colors that look very attractive and eye-catchy. It seems very long-lasting as it is made up of durable aluminum with silicon grip. A JBL branding is embossed on its front-facing side that looks very premium.

On the backside of the speaker, you will find two ports. A micro USB port is there to recharge the Bluetooth speaker and a 3.5 mm audio jack for the wired connection or Bluetooth less connection. Besides these ports, five tiny, white-colored LED lights indicate the percentage of battery. 

On the left-hand side, five buttons are present for controlling the speaker; a volume up, volume down, Bluetooth pairing, calling, and power on/off button. While on the right-hand side, there is NFC ( Near Field Connectivity). NFC allows you to connect the mobile instantly without Bluetooth. To use this feature, your device must be compatible with NFC.

Battery Performance

With the capacity of 2000 mAh, Li-ion batteries can last up to 4 hours with a 60% volume. If you increase the volume, then you will not get even 4 hours backup. Don’t know why a 2000 mAh battery lasts only for a few hours. It takes almost 3 to get fully charged.

Sound Quality

The sound of JBL Flip 2 can fill the medium size room with sufficient bass. If we talk about mids and high, it is decent. Please note that this speaker is not ideal for those who want an extra bass or something to rock the party with a big sound. If we consider its price, the sound is good enough.

I think this speaker is perfect for listening to something like pop and hip-hop. When you increase the volume at 100%, the speaker starts to distort a little bit, but still, it’s listenable.

Rest of all

The speakerphone option does work quite effectively with excellent noise cancellation. But a small ambient noise is there in the background though it’s okay at this range.

JBL Flip 2 stays connected with your device up to 30m after that connection starts to lose, and sound gets disturbed. Its 4.2 Bluetooth technology works seamlessly.

This speaker is neither waterproof nor water-resistant. I think most people are very disappointed with this fact, but again it’s all about the budget.

Final Words

So, JBL Flip 2 impressed me with its rugged design and other few features. This speaker is perfect for indoor use to listen to music, or watch youtube videos in loud volume. But the only disappointment with this speaker is it’s not waterproof.  Also, battery backup should be a little bit more. But as I told you, it’s all about budget.

If your budget allows you to invest a few more money, to get the waterproof feature, go for Flip 4 or Flip 5.