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JBL Flip 4

JBL Flip 4
alaScore 99

803 reviews

Jan, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 21 expert reviews and 782 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Jul 4, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 1160444 reviews from other Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 99/100 = Excellent. Last update: Jan 24, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of JBL Flip 4 from 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 People really like the price. The size is also appreciated.

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91% of the reviews on 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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. (

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: Max Mutter (

JBL Flip 4 Review


A powerful, waterproof speaker that can power your party wherever you go

Good bass, waterproof

Sound quality not quite as good as top models

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (

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 (

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: Cam Bunton (

JBL Flip 4 review: The versatile portable Bluetooth speaker


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, the

Good value for money ; Attractive colourful design ; Waterproof and very portable

Getting to ports can be tricky ; Sound balance isn't great at high volumes

If you're looking for a decent and relatively affordable speaker that you can throw in your bag, take to the beach, or wherever, then the JBL Flip 4 is a convenient solution. At the right volume it delivers decent sound that can fill small/medium size...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (

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

Product Specifications


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


Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Multi / Red / Turquoise
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


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


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
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth


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

Height:2.56 / 2.68