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JBL Flip 5 vs Sony SRS-X88

7.09 in
2.72 in
JBL Flip 5 Wireless Speaker
JBL Flip 5
14.13 in
4.37 in
Sony SRS-X88 Wireless Speaker
Sony SRS-X88
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
16
4.0 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
16 %
4 stars
66 %
3 stars
16 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
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1
1 editorial reviews
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User rating
115
3.6 out of 5
115 user ratings
5 stars
36 %
4 stars
16 %
3 stars
21 %
2 stars
17 %
1 stars
7 %
34
4.2 out of 5
34 user ratings
5 stars
38 %
4 stars
47 %
3 stars
14 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Design

JBL Flip 5JBL Flip 5
Sony SRS-X88Sony SRS-X88
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Camouflage
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Khaki
  • Navy
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Sand
  • Teal
  • Turquoise
  • White
  • Yellow
Black
Built-in displayno
N/A

Dimensions

JBL Flip 5JBL Flip 5
Sony SRS-X88Sony SRS-X88
Height2.72 in4.37 in
Width7.09 in14.13 in
Depth2.91 in4.06 in
Weight19.05 oz95.2 oz

Connectivity

JBL Flip 5JBL Flip 5
Sony SRS-X88Sony SRS-X88
USByesyes
AUX inyes
N/A
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
Bluetooth version4.23.0
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)noyes
USB version
N/A
2.0
Other connectors
N/A
Ethernet
Type of USB connector
N/A
USB
Bluetooth codec
N/A
  • AAC
  • LDAC
  • SBC
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
N/A
1
DLNA
N/A
yes
NFC
N/A
yes

Features

JBL Flip 5JBL Flip 5
Sony SRS-X88Sony SRS-X88
Radio receivernono
Memory card readeryes
N/A
USB input portyes
N/A
Built-in microphoneno
N/A
Docking station for mobile/Tablet
N/A
no
Smart speaker (virtual assistant)
N/A
no
Streaming standards
N/A
  • AirPlay
  • Google Cast
  • Spotify Connect

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Songs sound reasonably well balanced and relatively full
  • JBL Flip 5 sounds quite good
  • both sound decent and handle the elements
  • Good sound quality; waterproof; long battery life
  • size; durability; and sound quality
  • was rich; full and far better balanced in wide open spaces ie
  • Functionality and fun in spades
  • easy to setup The battery is impressive
  • good quality; affordable equipment that is really reliable and produces good sound
    Cons
    • All Audio Hi-Fi Audio Home
    • Auto Cool Gadgets Home Electronics Home Security Tinkering
    • Garden Home Appliances Furniture
    • it could have had Wi-Fi included to allow casting
    • not a cheap option
    • not an audio engineer
    • the flat mid range and almost overpowering bass
    • lack of Siri integration

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