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JBL Flip 4 vs JBL Flip 5

6.89 in
2.56 in
JBL Flip 4 Wireless Speaker
JBL Flip 4
7.13 in
2.91 in
JBL Flip 5 Wireless Speaker
JBL Flip 5
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Editiorial reviews
24 editorial reviews
If you're looking for a decent, relatively affordable speaker that you can throw in your bag, take to the beach, in your bathroom, or wherever, theRead more
A life-friendly speaker that doesn't skimp on soundRead more
Sound quality isn’t flawless, but still a great little worker...Read more
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4 editorial reviews
JBL has hit the spot with the JBL Flip 5. Portable speakers get a little samey in this space, and updates are incremental. The Flip 5 isn't an exception to the rule, but it hasRead more
Finding a reasonable balance between sound quality/volume and portability/ruggedness, the JBL Flip 5 is the quintessential jack of all trades, master of...Read more
JBL and HARMAN know how to pack some serious sound into a portable Bluetooth speaker. For the last week I’ve been trying out the latest in the Flip series, the $149.95 Flip 5.  These speakers of course are designed for the outdoors mostly, be it by the pool, on the back deck or by the […]Read more
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User rating
24
4.3 out of 5
24 user ratings
5 stars
62 %
4 stars
16 %
3 stars
8 %
2 stars
12 %
1 stars
0 %
16
4.5 out of 5
16 user ratings
5 stars
81 %
4 stars
0 %
3 stars
12 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
6 %

Full Comparison

Sound

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Channels
2.0
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2.0
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Low Frequency
70.0 Hz
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High Frequency
20.0 kHz
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N/A
Peak Power
16.0 W
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N/A

Features

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Docking Station for mobile/Tablet
no
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N/A
Radio receiver
no
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N/A
Smart speaker (virtual assistant)
no
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N/A
Built-in display
yes
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N/A
Memory Card Reader
no
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no
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Dimensions

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Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camouflage
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Multi
  • Red
  • Turquoise
  • White
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  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camouflage
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Sand
  • White
  • Yellow
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Height
2.56 in
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2.91 in
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Width
6.89 in
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7.13 in
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Depth
2.76 in
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2.72 in
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Weight
18.17 oz
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19.05 oz
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Water resistant
yes
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N/A
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX7
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N/A

Connectivity

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USB
yes
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N/A
USB version
2.0
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N/A
Type of USB connector
Micro-USB
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N/A
Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth codec
  • aptX
  • SBC
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N/A
Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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Bluetooth Version
4.2
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4.2
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Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1
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N/A
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
no
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no
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NFC
no
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N/A
Headphone Port
yes
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N/A

Power

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Battery operated
yes
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N/A
USB powered
yes
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N/A
Electric (not USB)
no
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N/A
Battery Type
Li-polymer
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Li-Ion
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Battery Capacity
3000
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N/A
Playback Time
12.0 h
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N/A