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JBL Flip 4 vs JBL Micro II

6.89 in
2.68 in
JBL Flip 4 Wireless Speaker
JBL Flip 4
1.57 in
1.54 in
JBL Micro II Wireless Speaker
JBL Micro II
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
30
4.0 out of 5
20 user ratings
5 stars
25 %
4 stars
65 %
3 stars
5 %
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User rating
93
3.7 out of 5
93 user ratings
5 stars
35 %
4 stars
20 %
3 stars
26 %
2 stars
11 %
1 stars
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37
4.1 out of 5
37 user ratings
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37 %
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Full Comparison

Sound

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
JBL Micro IIJBL Micro II
Channels2.01.0
Low frequency70.0 Hz150.0 Hz
High frequency20.0 kHz0.0 kHz
Peak power16.0 W3.0 W
Number of drivers21

Design

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
JBL Micro IIJBL Micro II
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camouflage
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Teal
  • White
  • Black
  • Black,White
  • Grey,White
  • Orange,White
  • White
Built-in displayyesno

Dimensions

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
JBL Micro IIJBL Micro II
Height2.68 in1.54 in
Width6.89 in1.57 in
Depth2.76 in1.57 in
Weight17.99 oz4.48 oz

Connectivity

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
JBL Micro IIJBL Micro II
USByesyes
USB version2.0
N/A
Type of USB connectorMicro-USBMicro-USB
AUX inyesyes
Bluetoothyesno
Bluetooth codec
  • aptX
  • SBC
N/A
Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP
N/A
Bluetooth version4.2
N/A
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)11
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)nono
NFCno
N/A
Headphone Portyesno

Features

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
JBL Micro IIJBL Micro II
Docking station for mobile/Tabletnono
Radio receivernono
Smart speaker (virtual assistant)nono
Memory card readernono
USB input portyes
N/A
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)IPX7
N/A
Water resistantyes
N/A
Built-in microphoneyes
N/A

Power

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
JBL Micro IIJBL Micro II
Battery operatedyesyes
USB poweredyesyes
Electric (not USB)no
N/A
Battery typeLi-polymerLithium
Playback time12.0 h5.0 h
Battery life (max)12.0 h5.0 h
Battery capacityy3000.0 mAh
N/A

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
    • the orange audio cable
    • does not have any wireless connectivity options
    • it does have a microphone; and cannot be used as a speakerphone
    • no stereo separation or a dedicated bass driver
    • the Micro II does have a rather basic specification sheet
    • takes up space and adds weight
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    • audiophile quality audio
    • The highs tend to overtake the mids in most cases

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