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JBL Flip 4

JBL Flip 4
alaScore 100

662 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 662 reviews of JBL Flip 4. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Flip 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL Flip 4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of JBL Flip 4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and size.

usability, size, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Flip Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Loud Speaker with UK/EU Mains Adapter and Built-In Mic Compatible with iPhone 3/3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C, iPad 2/3JBL Flip Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Loud Speaker with UK/EU Mains Adapter and Built-In Mic Compatible with iPhone 3/3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C, iPad 2/3

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (techhive.com)

JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker review: Better-than-expected sound in a compact, waterproof enclosure

 

$100 isn't chickenfeed, but this small speaker sounds like it should cost a lot more.

Sounds great with all kinds of music ; IPX7 water resistance ; Two can be configured as a stereo pair

No AC adapter included ; No track forward/back controls

Aug, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Nick Hastings (digitaltrends.com)

JBL Flip 4 review

 

JBL's life-proof Flip 4 is durable, affordable, and perfect for all kinds of outdoor excursions.

Take it anywhere ; Durable, waterproof shell ; Powerful bass response ; Good battery life ; Cool connectivity features

Middling clarity in upper register ; Doesn’t play well with other speakers (yet)

The Flip 4 doesn’t reinvent the wheel – or even reupholster it – but it’s a solid upgrade to an already-strong line of speakers from JBL. There are plenty of wireless speakers, gobs of affordable ones, and plenty of waterproof ones, too, but few...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

JBL Flip 4 review

 

At first glance, JBL's Flip 4 Bluetooth portable speaker looks very similar to 2016's Flip 3 . But looks can be deceiving: it's actually a slightly bigger speaker, weighing 1.14 lbs (517 g) -- 0.14 pound more than its predecessor -- and it's covered in...

The JBL Flip 4 offers significant improvements over the Flip 3, including better sound and battery life, as well as full waterproofing. It has speakerphone capabilities and a more durable fabric covering.

Its bass is improved but it still lacks some real bass punch.

A nice upgrade over its predecessor, the Flip 4 is one of the best speakers in its size and price class.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL Flip 4

 

The JBL Flip 4 speaker delivers strong Bluetooth audio from its modest, waterproof frame.

Solid audio performance with rich bass and well-defined highs. Can be submerged in shallow water.

No track navigation buttons. Audio cable not included.

What more can you really ask of a portable $100 speaker? The JBL Flip 4 delivers solid audio performance and can get wet without any issues, making it a pool-friendly, outdoor-ready option. If your main priority is a rugged build, however, there are...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker Review

 

Promising waterproof operation, a rugged, rubberized build, and the ability to deliver hours and hours of party-fueling tunes, the JBL Flip 4 sure looks like it hits all the notes we're looking for. Does the portable speaker meet all its potential?...

Water-resistant, rugged (and colorful) design ; Good sound quality, decent volume output ; Voice-assistant support a nice feature ; Battery-life indicator keeps you ahead of recharges

Bass could use a little more “oomph” ; Extra JBL Connect+ features have limited compatibility ; Can't use voice-assistant button and pause button simultaneously

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (chipchick.com)

JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Review

 

Every speaker JBL releases is even better than the last. The latest JBL Flip 4 is an incredible portable speaker that's fully waterproof and sounds amazing as a party pleaser, shower buddy, our indoor chill-time speaker. The Flip 4 has an impressive 12...

Jul, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Flip 4 Review: The New Sub-$100 Speaker King

 

With the improvements JBL made to the Flip 4, you no longer need to choose between sound quality and features in a $100 Bluetooth speaker. You can have it all.

Excellent bass, treble and midtones for a small speaker ; Good battery life ; Waterproof

Distorts at high volumes ; Limited functionality in app

The JBL Flip 4 improves on an already-solid speaker line, adding more battery life, more ruggedness and better sound.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

JBL Flip 4 review

 

A life-friendly speaker that doesn't skimp on sound

Decent, rugged design ; Reasonable price tag ; Plenty of bass

Underwhelming mid-range sound ; Slightly basic looks ; Boring colour options

The JBL Flip 4 is a robust, affordable Bluetooth speaker, and one that’s comfortably supplying sounds to all elements of your life. While the speaker might be punchy, deficiencies in the mid-range stop it being an instant must-buy. Bringing bluntness...

May, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

JBL Flip 4 review

 

Sound quality isn't flawless, but still a great little worker...

Intuitive design ; Good volume ; Waterproof

Could be more detailed ; Not as dynamic as we’d like

A waterproof wireless speaker with good features and decent sound

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

JBL Flip 4

 

The JBL Flip 4 is a small Bluetooth speaker with excellent water resistance and a frame willing to put up with plenty of abuse. It's a compelling alternative to the UE Wonderboom.

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Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:70 - 20000
RMS rated power:16
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Multi / Red / Turquoise
Design:Cylinder
Housing material:Fabric, Rubber
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Product type:Mono / Mono portable speaker
Protection features:Water Resistant
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

Battery current:1
Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:3000
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:3.7
Power source type:Battery

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:1.57
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Hands-free mode:Y / Yes
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Interface:Bluetooth
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery current:1
Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Battery voltage:3.7
Power source type:Battery

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.76
Height:2.56 / 2.68
Weight:18.2
Width:6.89