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Anker A3143 vs JBL Flip 4

8.3 in
2.4 in
Anker A3143 Wireless Speaker
Anker A3143
6.89 in
2.68 in
JBL Flip 4 Wireless Speaker
JBL Flip 4
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
3
3 editorial reviews
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4.0 out of 5
20 user ratings
5 stars
25 %
4 stars
65 %
3 stars
5 %
2 stars
5 %
1 stars
0 %
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User rating
33
4.3 out of 5
33 user ratings
5 stars
45 %
4 stars
42 %
3 stars
12 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
93
3.7 out of 5
93 user ratings
5 stars
35 %
4 stars
20 %
3 stars
26 %
2 stars
11 %
1 stars
5 %

Full Comparison

Sound

Anker A3143Anker A3143
JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Channels1.02.0
RMS10.0 W
N/A
Peak power20.0 W16.0 W
Low frequency
N/A
70.0 Hz
High frequency
N/A
20.0 kHz
Number of drivers
N/A
2

Design

Anker A3143Anker A3143
JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Colour of productBlack
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camouflage
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Teal
  • White
Built-in display
N/A
yes

Dimensions

Anker A3143Anker A3143
JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Height2.4 in2.68 in
Width8.3 in6.89 in
Depth2.4 in2.76 in
Weight22.4 oz17.99 oz

Connectivity

Anker A3143Anker A3143
JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Source of connection
  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
  • PC App
  • Integrated in Speaker
N/A
Aptx Supportno
N/A
Bluetoothyesyes
Wired inputs
  • 3.5mm
  • Micro-USB
N/A
Bluetooth version4.04.2
Bluetooth wireless range33.0 ft
N/A
USB
N/A
yes
USB version
N/A
2.0
Type of USB connector
N/A
Micro-USB
AUX in
N/A
yes
Bluetooth codec
N/A
  • aptX
  • SBC
Bluetooth profile
N/A
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
N/A
1
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
N/A
no
NFC
N/A
no
Headphone Port
N/A
yes

Features

Anker A3143Anker A3143
JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
USB input portyesyes
Docking station for mobile/Tablet
N/A
no
Radio receiver
N/A
no
Smart speaker (virtual assistant)
N/A
no
Memory card reader
N/A
no
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
N/A
IPX7
Water resistant
N/A
yes
Built-in microphone
N/A
yes

Power

Anker A3143Anker A3143
JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Battery operatedyesyes
USB poweredyesyes
Electric (not USB)yesno
Battery typeRechargeable BatteryLi-polymer
Playback time10.0 h12.0 h
Battery life (max)
N/A
12.0 h
Battery capacityy
N/A
3000.0 mAh

Pros & Cons

Pros
    • Flip 4 gets nice and loud; and has a consumer-friendly sound
    • Activating the Bluetooth is easy
    • sound quality; battery life and durable design
    • improved battery and excellent speakerphone
    • Pretty great
    • the string here is fine
    • sounds good; is light enough to be packed into a bag easily
    • A waterproof speaker is great
    • The playback controls also work very well and the buttons are nice and
    • It has speakerphone capabilities and a more durable fabric covering
    • with improved bass response and slightly better clarity
    • sound quality is pretty pleasing
    • the JBL Flip 4 has solid staying power
    • great it sounds in a modestly sized package
    • durability; portability; and water resistance to
    • exceptional sound quality and portability for the price
    • cylindrical shape is fairly friendly when it comes to packing
    • The treble is also fairly crisp
    • a great value for the money
    • Connections on the other hand; are effortless
    • balance overall is fairly pleasant with sound quality resonating
    • pretty neat to watch
    • portability- Waterproof
    • it sounds very good
    • very nicely smoothed-out and thoughtful mids
    • punchy and super-versatile Trusted
    • battery life is good and a built-in strap is handy
    • excellent water resistance and a frame willing to put up with
    • a fun speaker with plenty of volume available
    • a great design for a portable speaker
    • very dependable and affordable personal audio
    • of versatility; portability and convenience all wrapped into an
    • Details are pretty good to for a small; affordable speaker
    • Bluetooth range is pretty good too
    • Waterproofing seems to work well
    • JBL Flip and Charge series of Bluetooth speakers are quite
    • Audio performance is pretty impressive considering the size of this speaker
    • Flip 4 is simple enough to set up
    • more user-friendly controls and a more compact design
    • The mids are clean and very well emphasised
    • Pairing via Bluetooth is easy
    • general tone and definition is also fairly good for a wireless speaker
    • popular sonic signature; great styling and is very resistant to water
    • rugged; dependable form factors
    • the Flip holds up surprisingly well on the performance side
    • thinner and lighter
    • durable; affordable; and perfect for all kinds of outdoor
    • Wireless playback is solid
    • off clean and quality music that is great for its value
    • with a versatile and convenient way to easily listen to tunes anytime
    • durable and waterproof material
    • crisp and clean even outdoors
    • good; clean music at a moderate volume
    • Vocals are clean and sibilance free
    • s durable enough to withstand most any lifestyle
    • The dedicated Bluetooth button makes pairing easier than ever
    • super solid and reliable
    • build quality; durability and portability
    • Setting up the speaker is quite easy
    • pretty clean and articulate sound
    • really sings in the mid-range which is nicely layered between the highs and mids
    • supports a continuous run time of about 5 hours at a moderate volume
    • is clarity and detail across the frequency range
    • it feels smoother
    • The mids and highs are also relaxed
    • The highs are quite nice and full
    Cons
      • resounding climax of the song a tad empty
      • the low frequencies are a little overstated
      • weak bass and lifeless vocals
      • it above 85 decibels distorts the sound badly
      • the bass on the track thumped without being muddy
      • high-quality codecs
      • Background instruments do get pushed off the side a bit but
      • defective products out of warranty could not be replaced for free
      • getting pushed a little too hard and straining itself
      • it still lacks some real bass punch
      • exactly get lost; but neither are they punchy
      • The mid-range is lacking slightly
      • not the deepest overall sound
      • usually gaudy; heavy; and extra loud
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      • both of which are much larger and heavier
      • JBL Flip 4 is incredibly loud
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      • you lose the ability to pause music in this mode
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      • speaker can be submerged in up three feet of water for up to 30 minutes
      • No buttons are provided for moving up and down your playlist
      • the bass is a little on the timid side
      • lack of compatibility between the two JBL Connect versions
      • JBL does not provide a wall charger
      • Flip 4 is slightly larger and slightly heavier
      • the two are not compatible
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      • nostalgic and iconic Marshall Amp styling
      • none of the musical detail is lost in the process
      • two radiators are linked despite being on either end of the speaker
      • no metal on show
      • Flip 4 is not as refined as the best
      • the audio start to drop out and be inconsistent
      • treble/high-frequencies are too harsh
      • it can be submerged in up to one metre of water
      • you lose the ability to pause music directly
      • annoyingly bright in the dark
      • The dots only light up when you press any of the buttons
      • no way to go to the previous track
      • its bass delivery is still a bit weak
      • microUSB cable provided is flattened and insulated
      • attenuated bass takes much of the fun out of the tracks
      • the drivers doesn t allow it to feel too wide
      • submerged in three feet of water for up to half an hour
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      • caps are buffered with a hard; rubbery plastic
      • Flip 4 is a bit bigger
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      • not for swimming
      • zoom in a little on that bass end
      • Flip 4 is not designed for recharging your phone
      • the micro-USB sometimes requires a bit of fiddling
      • micro-USB is prone to breaking or bending out of shape
      • it falls a little short when considering the battery life
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      • float on water like the UE Boom 3
      • No need to tightly grip the unit with my fingers
      • The bass line is heavier in the XB2
      • Flip 4 it cannot take a dip in the pool
      • It can only be positioned horizontally

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