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JBL Flip 4

JBL Flip 4
alaScore 99

140 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the usability.

price, reliability, design, size

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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.

Jul, 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

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: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

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

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: Marc Zaffagni avec CNET.com (cnetfrance.fr)

Test : JBL Flip 4

 

Offrant une véritable évolution par rapport au modèle précédent, la Flip 4 de JBL s'impose comme l'une des meilleures enceintes sans fil dans sa catégorie de prix et de taille.

Les améliorations significatives par rapport à la Flip 3, notamment sur la qualité audio et l’autonomie, l’étanchéité complète, le mode mains-libres et la finition en tissu plus robuste

Les graves qui manquent toujours de coffre

(qui est désormais au même prix) offre un son plus puissant et une autonomie supérieure pour un format quasiment identique. Gageons que le prix de la Flip 4 finira par baisser ce qui en fera alors une excellente affaire. Mais la Flip 4 est assurément...

Apr, 2017

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Expert review by: Philipp Kind (areadvd.de)

TEST: JBL Flip 4 – Bluetooth-Speaker vierter Generation mit IPX-Zertifikat

 

Zehn Millionen Flip Bluetooth-Lautsprecher hat JBL verkauft. Das ist mehr als beachtlich und zeigt, dass der US-Amerikanische Konzern mit den kompakten und robusten Drahtlos-Lautsprechern vieles richtig gemacht hat. Jetzt steht die vierte Generation in...

Kompakt, robust und klangstark! Die vierte Generation der JBL Flip Serie wird den stattlichen Verkaufszahlen keinen Einbruch bereiten, auch wenn man ihn nur noch mit zwei Smartphones/Tablets koppeln kann und er der momentan einzige Lautsprecher mit JBL...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:70 - 20000
RMS rated power:16

Design

Colour 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

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:4
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Built-In Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
On/off switch:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Interface:Bluetooth
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:70
Height :65 / 68
Weight:515
Width:175