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JBL Flip 4 vs Libratone Loop

6.89 in
2.68 in
JBL Flip 4 Wireless Speaker
JBL Flip 4
13.11 in
13.11 in
Libratone Loop Wireless Speaker
Libratone Loop
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
24
4.2 out of 5
16 user ratings
5 stars
31 %
4 stars
68 %
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17
3.3 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
33 %
3 stars
66 %
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User rating
82
3.7 out of 5
82 user ratings
5 stars
39 %
4 stars
20 %
3 stars
21 %
2 stars
13 %
1 stars
6 %
29
4.3 out of 5
29 user ratings
5 stars
37 %
4 stars
51 %
3 stars
10 %
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Full Comparison

Sound

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Libratone LoopLibratone Loop
Channels2.02.1
Low frequency70.0 Hz40.0 Hz
High frequency20.0 kHz20.0 kHz
Peak power16.0 W120.0 W

Design

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Libratone LoopLibratone Loop
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camouflage
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Teal
  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Red
Built-in displayyes
N/A

Dimensions

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Libratone LoopLibratone Loop
Height2.68 in13.11 in
Width6.89 in13.11 in
Depth2.76 in3.27 in
Weight18.17 oz95.2 oz

Connectivity

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Libratone LoopLibratone Loop
USByesyes
USB version2.02.0
Type of USB connectorMicro-USB
N/A
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)noyes
NFCno
N/A
Headphone Portyes
N/A
Other connectors
N/A
Ethernet
Source of connection
N/A
  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
  • PC App
  • Integrated in Speaker
Aptx Support
N/A
no
Wired inputs
N/A
3.5mm
AirPlay
N/A
yes
DLNA
N/A
yes

Features

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Libratone LoopLibratone Loop
Docking station for mobile/Tabletnono
Radio receiverno
N/A
Smart speaker (virtual assistant)nono
Memory card readerno
N/A
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)IPX7
N/A
Water resistantyes
N/A
Streaming standards
N/A
  • AirPlay
  • Spotify Connect

Power

JBL Flip 4JBL Flip 4
Libratone LoopLibratone Loop
Battery operatedyesno
USB poweredyes
N/A
Electric (not USB)noyes
Battery typeLi-Ion
N/A
Battery capacity3000
N/A
Playback time12.0 h
N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Flip 4 gets nice and loud; and has a consumer-friendly sound
  • 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
  • Activating the Bluetooth is easy
  • sound quality; battery life and durable design
  • improved battery and excellent speakerphone
  • Pretty great
  • exceptional sound quality and portability for the price
  • the string here is fine
  • 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
  • well-rounded smart
  • The bass response is impressive for such a slim unit
  • Libratone Loop is lovely
  • speed and agility of the sound
  • fantastic; room-filling sound
  • making it more accessible on more devices
  • It looks good and sounds good
  • incredibly easy and instantaneous
  • Loop combines great sound with great looks
  • Loop is superb
  • solid audio; a sleek design and ease of use
  • Slim; stylish and wall-mountable
  • AirPlay is fine enough
  • powerful; rich and rather lovely at the right volumes
  • simple setup and decent quality
  • Simple setup for an AirPlay speaker
  • new ways of thinking; new connections; and new industries
  • look and sound good in a lounge
  • The AirPlay setup process is easy
  • Clear; detailed-sounding midrange performance
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
  • Too many are simply trying to capitalize on affiliate revenue
  • 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 AirPlay device Libratone is not available
  • You will lose a bit of focus
  • Echo Dot 5G home internet Soundbars
  • The cymbals and snare were often too sharp
  • treble was also severely bright and aggressive
  • great sound is only apparent once you have tweaked the in-app settings
  • many models have been discontinued
  • s Bluetooth and AirPlay audio settings
  • no existing wireless router in sight
  • no remote
  • Too many are simply trying to capitalize on affiliate revenue
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  • Libratone's wares are not inexpensive
  • setup only controls power and volume
  • it locks up all the time and loses the WiFi signal constantly
  • the Loop maybe deemed a bit expensive
  • no AirPlay option for the in-browser solution
  • the output volume
  • not punching walls and wasting time over setup problems
  • no Bluetooth option for audio though
  • s expense and unreliable playback
  • remains unreliable
  • No boxy shape; no wood; no buttons or knobs
  • you cannot combine AirPlay speakers to produce true stereo sound
  • AirPlay is unsurprisingly partial to iTunes
  • ska-evoking horns sounding way too
  • rumbly it started vibrating against the table and buzzing annoyingly

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